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Lakewood Villa is a premier residential care facility offering senior care and assisted living in Sacramento, California. Although many assisted living facilities are in Sacramento, you probably want a place for mom where she can feel safe, warm and loved. Lakewood Villa has staff onsite 24/7 to provide the assisted senior living and senior care to make mom comfortable in the Autumn of her days. Call (916) 682-2867 for a tour of our residential care facility.

How is Lakewood Villa different from other senior care facilities?

Posted By on December 17, 2013

What sets Lakewood Villa apart from other senior care home facilities?


At Lakewood Villa, we believe that the people who take care of your loved ones should be highly skilled and educated. We provide year-long training. We invest in the continuing education of our care staff. We currently have on board caregivers that hold nursing degrees, administrator’s certificates, CNAs, and Activity Leader Certifications. With the winning combination of a compassionate and highly skilled care staff, you can have confidence that your loved ones will get the care they deserve at Lakewood Villa.

Lakewood Villa is not the only senior care facility. Why would I bring mom here? Why not keep her at home?

  • We are able to provide 24-hour care. Family members and some smaller senior care home facilities are not able to provide this. In cases where mom has been diagnosed with dementia, that could be a critical point.
  • We provide senior care 7 days a week. This includes holidays.
  • We carefully monitor every single need that they have. The medical needs are especially crucial. Not only in terms of providing medical care, but in being proactive enough to sense that they would be in need of some medical assistance. Mom and Dad can get better care in a structured scenario than could find at home. You love mom. We love our jobs. We take care of senior citizens 24/7.
Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

When Sacramento gets hot, mom is safer at an assisted living home

Posted By on December 17, 2014

Mom is safer in an assisted living home

When it gets hot, mom will be safer in an assisted living homeAs I write this, weather forecasters are predicting more blistering 100+ temperatures for the Sacramento region this week. Everybody has to take cover. That includes your elderly parent, who may or may not be in a safe and cool place. With all other factors being equal, an assisted living home is a safer place for mom, compared to her private residence. Staff helps maintain a safe environment that shields senior citizens from weather extremes. You cannot leave mom home alone when the weather turns extreme. Mom is not as agile and self-sufficient as she once was.

I interviewed Vixcent Villaluna of Lakewood Villa (http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/) for this article.

Mark: A senior citizen near Phoenix died from heat exhaustion yesterday. It was on the news. He stayed inside to avoid the blistering sun, but his home became too hot. Seniors die from heat exhaustion every year because they think they are safe.

Vixcent. Yes. The heat is partly to blame. Dehydration is also partly to blame. People don’t drink enough water. Those of us who are healthy do not drink enough water. Imagine a senior citizen who is not as mobile as she once was. Getting to the kitchen sink could be a major ordeal.

Mark: Vixcent. We’re making a bold claim here. With summertime heat, you are saying an assisted living home is a safer place for mom. How so?

Vixcent: We all remember hot summers. Stay out of the sun. Wear sunscreen. Drink extra water. These are all precautions we take to endure the heat. Stay cool and wait for the threat to pass.

Assisted living is safer

Vixcent. Getting back to business, here is why mom would be better off in an assisted living home, compared to her private residence, when it gets hot outside.

  • Someone has to monitor weather reports and forecasts on TV and the Internet. Someone has to make this a priority when heat waves approach. Assisted living staff monitors weather forecasts. It is part of their jobs.
  • The facility has to be ready. Make sure the A/C and refrigerator are working. Make sure the blinds can be closed to keep out the sun. Make sure the windows can be opened at night. Make sure some fans are available. This is part of what an assisted living home staff does. If mom lives by herself, who would do this?
  • Someone has to make sure everybody is hydrated. We need 96 ounces of water every day. More so when it is hot. If mom is not as mobile as she used to be, she will need someone nearby to make sure she is getting enough liquids. That is part of what assisted living staffers do.

If your mom is living alone at home, she may not be prepared for the heat. She may end up suffering from heat exhaustion because the heat was a big surprise. She was not prepared. Her environment was not prepared. Sad but true, people die from hot weather. If your mom were at an assisted living facility, someone would be monitoring the weather and helping residents endure. It is a safer scenario.

This is one example of how the staff at mom’s assisted living home provides a safe and secure environment. It is probably much safer than asking mom to live alone at home.

Lakewood Villa prepares 21 home cooked meals a week

Posted By on December 10, 2014

Home cooked meals? Yes, if you live at Lakewood Villa

Lakewood Villa has nutritious home cooked mealsIs your mom getting 21 home cooked meals every week? That’s three meals a day for seven days. Is your mom getting tasty and nutritious home cooked meals? If your mom lived at Lakewood Villa, the answers would be YES!

Lakewood Villa has expert cooks on staff. They prepare 21 meals a week for our residents. Management posts a schedule of mealtimes but most residents don’t read it. They know when it is mealtime because the building smells wonderful. That’s how it is with good cooking. Lakewood Villa’s  staff gets continuing education which includes food management and nutrition. You can see their Certificates of Achievement on the wall.

Next time you visit your mom or review her diet, ask how many tasty, healthy and hearty meals she is getting every week. Preparing tasty, healthy and hearty meals takes time, effort and expertise. Mom probably does not have that. Getting good meals is more important than ever for your elderly loved ones. Make sure they are in an environment where tasty, healthy and hearty meals are served 21 times a week. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

You will have the Lakewood Villa Licensee’s cell phone number

Posted By on December 3, 2014

You have the licensee’s cell phone number, if mom stays at Lakewood Villa

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa

At Lakewood Villa, all residents and their loved ones have the licensee’s cell phone number. You can call anytime and check on your loved ones. The licensee feels it is necessary and gives out his cell phone number as part of the check-in process.

That is the high-level of assisted care you will find at Lakewood Villa. You can call the licensee if an emergency arises, to share medical information, or just to check up on mom. They have staff 24/7 and encourage you to call the regular number. But if you absolutely need to speak with the licensee, you can. You’re the boss.

This is standard at Lakewood Villa. You get access to the licensee and can call anytime. Lakewood Villa truly is a place for mom where she will feel safe and comfortable. You can check anytime. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

Mom can go to the mall, if she lives at Lakewood Villa

Posted By on December 3, 2014

How often does your mom go out? Lakewood Villa can take residents to the mall

Lakewood Villa takes residents out pretty often

Lakewood Villa can take residents to the mall

Sometimes, old people stay inside too often. They become less active and their health deteriorates. They don’t have anything to stimulate them or keep them active. It is sad but true.

That’s not how it is at Lakewood Villa. We have a minivan and can take residents to the mall. Sometimes they don’t have to buy anything at the mall, they just want to go and be social. It is very stimulating. Sometimes small things like trips to the mall can have a big impact. We can schedule and conduct regular trips, weather permitting, of course.

That is part of what we do at Lakewood Villa and it is something you should expect from mom’s senior care home. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

Posted By on November 26, 2014

Where is your mom spending the night, asks an assisted living home licensee

Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

If your mom lives in an assisted living home, you will know this answer. If not, you should ask.

Will your mom spend the night in a place where she can feel safe and secure? Are there locks and alarms? Is a fire station nearby and does the fire station staff know your mom is in the neighborhood? If mom is spending the night at Lakewood Villa, the answers would all be YES! Those are some of the benefits at our assisted living home.

You need to set high expectations here. Your mom is not young and agile like you are. She probably needs to know that she is safe and secure before turning out the lights. She needs to know someone is there to help in case something happens. If she fell and cried out: “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”! Would someone hear her? Our assisted living home has staff onsite 24/7. Someone would hear her.

Do you assume your parents are as self-sufficient as they were 20 years ago? 30 years ago? Times change. Bodies change. Climbing stairs, preparing meals and keeping track of details is not as easy as it used to be. You need to find somewhere that mom can stay and have her needs met. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

Lakewood Villa staff know their residents well

Posted By on November 19, 2014

Lakewood Villa staff and residents know each other well

Lakewood Villa residents and staff are on a first name basis

Lakewood Villa residents and staff are on a first name basis

Some assisted care facilities are too small and some are too large. Some are just right. When you visit Lakewood Villa, you will find the facility has the right size. It is not too large and it is not too small. Since Lakewood Villa is the right size, staff get to know the residents very well.

Staff really does care enough about residents to learn their names and build a high level of trust. Staffing levels enable staff to spend quality time with your loved ones and get to know them, their lives and their likes. It helps create an atmosphere where your mom will feel safe, loved and warm.

When you visit facilities, ask if the facility has the right mix. Ask if they are small enough so staff knows every resident well. Ask if they are large enough to proactively manage a facility large enough to house 18 senior citizens. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

How does Lakewood Villa monitor medications?

Posted By on November 19, 2014

Lakewood Villa monitors medications


One of the services Lakewood Villa provides is medication management. We forecast when our residents’ meds will run out. From the minute mom moves in, we take over the task of managing her medications.

Their meds will be in a centrally-locked area. This is in our medication room. Meds are managed by our trained medication staff. This helps ensure they are administered safely. This ensures they are administered in accordance with doctor’s orders. This also applies to any over-the-counter meds.

Everything in medicine management is documented and double checked. If you bring in a bottle with a prescription, we check that against the doctor’s orders. We double-check very often. Medication is something that you definitely need to manage correctly. It is very important. It is part of what we do.

We spend a lot of time making sure that everything is correct and accurate. It’s not something that you should take lightly. It’s a priority both in admissions and everyday operations.

We keep medicine in a dedicated room. That room is locked. Only a few caregivers have access into that room. We have a locked cabinet for the meds. That key is available only to a few staff members.

Lakewood Villa monitors mom's meds

Lakewood Villa is compliant with the Health & Safety Code 1569.69. This requires staff training on medications. This is for any RCFE staff member that will assist residents with self-administration of medications.

Lakewood Villa staff training includes:

  • 8 hours of initial training or instruction within the first two weeks of employment.
  • 8 hours of hands-on shadow training in the facility prior to assisting residents with self-administration of meds.
  • Passing an exam that tests the employee’s comprehension of and competency in the nine medication topics.

Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

Website Privacy Policy | Sacramento Assisted Living

Posted By on November 12, 2014

As of April 25, 2013, Lakewood Villa Care Home is adopting the following privacy policy:

Lakewood Villa collects name, phone, e-mail and comment data from its website visitors. We collect this data for the purpose of responding to inquiries. We do not sell or share your information. Only the licensees have access to your information.

This is consistent with California AB 242. Although this has not been signed into law, we feel we should let you know before we have to have to let you know. For more info on Lakewood Villa, see http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/.

Under promise and over deliver, says Lakewood Villa Licensee

Posted By on November 5, 2014

Under promise and over deliver at Lakewood Villa

At Lakewood Villa, we under promise and over deliver. When we say under promise and over deliver, we are referring to the act of providing your customer more than he requested and you are under contract to provide. The cost to you is minimal. The customer will appreciate the extra service. Here are some examples.

Suppose you go to the local donut shop, buy a dozen donuts and find 13 donuts in the box. The baker promised you 12 donuts, but gave you one extra. You will probably remember this the next time you want a box of donuts.

Suppose your mom is living in an assisted care facility. They are under contract to provide a safe and comfortable environment. They probably are not under contract to provide the owner’s cell phone number or enable Skype video conferences. At Lakewood Villa, you get both.

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa. We under promise and over deliver at our assisted living home

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa


We recently had a resident attend a family reunion in Chicago, without leaving the building. We set up and tested Skype. We coordinated our resident’s “visit” to the reunion. We dolled her up and established the Skype call to Chicago. She sat at the computer talking to her family members at the reunion. She felt as if she were really there in person. Family members were overjoyed we could help her attend the conference.

The Skype setup is not part of our contract. Staff could have said, “Sorry…that’s not our job,” but that is not how we do things at Lakewood Villa. We made the Skype video conference happen. Everybody involved was overjoyed that we made it work and helped grandma attend her family reunion. This is one example of how the staff at Lakewood Villa under promises and over delivers. We do it every day. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

What does Lakewood Villa do?

Posted By on October 29, 2014

What Lakewood Villa does

Lakewood Villa is an 18-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). We provide safe and supportive housing for your loved ones when:

  • They are unable to care for themselves
  • Caring for them puts too much burden on you and your family
  • The care they need is above and beyond what you can provide.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of our residents. We provide a supportive environment that promotes dignity and independence. This gives you peace of mind knowing your loved ones will get the best possible care.

Mom will feel safe, warm and loved at Lakewood Villa

Making your loved one feel safe, warm and loved is our primary goal here at Lakewood Villa. Isn’t that what you expect from the senior care facility that takes care of your mom? Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.