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.
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.
Do you love your job? Ask the staff next time you visit mom’s assisted living home
Yes, we are serious. Do you love your job? Some people honestly do their jobs for a paycheck and a pending pension. They do it because they have to do it, not because they love to do it. Maybe you’re in the same trap. Do you love your job or do you trudge your way through the workday?
That’s not how it is with the staff at Lakewood Villa. Staff sincerely loves doing their jobs. It is pretty obvious. Working with the elderly and providing senior care is not for everybody. Some people are not cut out for assisted living. Some people think they can do this, but time exposes all truths. At Lakewood Villa, the owner and administrator can tell if a new employee enjoys working with the elderly, or if they should go elsewhere. Those who stay sincerely love their jobs. That is one of the benefits you will find at Lakewood Villa…staff genuinely loves working with the elderly.
The people who work at Lakewood Villa love working here. They love helping the elderly. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.
Probably safer than where your mom currently lives. Where is your mom spending the night? Will it be in an assisted living home where she can feel safe, warm and loved? Are there locks and alarms? Is a fire station nearby and does the fire station staff know your mom is in the neighborhood?
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.
Times change and bodies change
How many of us think our 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.
That’s where an assisted living home can help. With staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we maintain a safe environment. Mom will know that if she falls and yells for help, someone really will be there to help. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.
Residents at Lakewood Villa will have a full schedule of activities in November. Not only do residents celebrate Thanksgiving, but they have fun and stimulating things to do every day. The November highlights are as follows:
After Breakfast Stretching,
Thanksgiving Lunch Party,
Color Bingo Social,
Of course, you are invited to join your loved one. Hope you can join us.
The fire station and EMTs are 42 seconds away from Lakewood Villa’s assisted living home
If your mom slipped and fell, and you called 911, how long would it take for EMTs to get to her home? After they arrive, would they know how to get in the door and to her room? Do they know what meds she takes regularly? Can they look in a 3-ring binder and learn of her health history before putting her in the ambulance? Probably not.
You need to know these answers before something happens. If you are checking out assisted living homes, you should ask.
Although her home is where mom feels most comfortable and loved, it probably is not set up to help EMTs if they need emergency access. They would hunt for the door with easiest access for a stretcher. They would look for medical information. They would need this information before administering any meds unilaterally.
At Lakewood Villa, mom will benefit from our assisted living home’s close proximity. The closest fire station is just 42 seconds away. They know who Lakewood Villa is and who lives here. Staff is on very good terms with them. They know how to find the side entrances that will help them get to our residents quickly in case an emergency arose. We keep a file on all our residents. This file has the medicine and health information the EMTs request when they make emergency calls. This is what an assisted living home should do. Being close to the fire station and EMTs…is just one benefit of having mom stay at Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today. This content is from http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento.
The assisted living home you choose for mom should have a highly trained staff
Staff training is very important in the assisted living field. The staff at Lakewood Villa is highly trained. Most are cross trained. The State of California imposes mandates for staff training. All assisted living homes must meet those mandates and keep the paperwork on site to prove the training is current. Lakewood Villa goes above and beyond the State’s mandates. The owner sends staff to training that is above and beyond the State’s mandates. Your mom will notice the difference.
The additional training helps Lakewood Villa cross train staff and provide a higher level of assisted living to our residents. We may have one cook on site at a time, but we have three staffers who have formal training in cooking for the elderly. We may have one social director on site, but we have three staffers with training on how to keep elderly residents active and social. Staff certifications hang proudly on the wall. Not all assisted living homes disclose staff certifications. We do. Staff training goes above and beyond what we have to provide. It is, however, what the owner feels is necessary for maintaining Lakewood Villa’s high level of care.
When you go to work and your kids go to school, who stays with your mom? If she lives alone, how many people does she see in a given day? How many in a given week? Chances are your mom spends a lot of time in solitude. Doctors advise that an active social life helps improve quality of life and overall health. What kind of environment does your mom experience every day? With 18 residents and staff on duty 24/7, your mom will have an active and nourishing social life. that’s how it is at our assisted living home. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.
You should check out an assisted living home for mom. Lakewood Villa is probably safer than mom’s current home. Maybe this is her situation. Mom has been living alone for 10 years. She thinks she is safe, but the neighborhood is changing. People are coming home from work and finding their homes have been ransacked. The neighborhood that used to be safe above question is no longer safe.
Even if your neighborhood “is safe,” the troublemakers have cars. They can easily drive 20 or 30 miles to find a place that looks nice. They can find homes with nice, green lawn. They can find homes where people don’t lock the doors. Troublemakers are hungry and desperate.
What would mom do if a burglar entered in the middle of the day? Mom weighs 110 pounds. Most troublemakers on the TV news appear bigger and stronger than mom. She is getting terrified and feeling less secure in her home of 40 years. She needs assisted living.
Can your mom move in with you? Are you at home 24/7 and able to fend off a troublemaker? Can you make your home so secure that a troublemaker would look and keep on walking, looking for an easier score? Probably not.
Lakewood Villa can help. Our assisted living home has staff onsite 24/7. They lock the doors and do rounds. They have intrusion and fire alarms. You can’t even open a window here without a chime or an alarm going off. The fire station is 42 seconds away. Lakewood Villa staff is on very good terms with the fire department staff. The firemen know who resides at Lakewood Villa. They know we are an assisted living home. They know how to get to the building and its elderly residents quickly, in case an emergency arose. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.
Knowing Lakewood Villa’s admission process will make life easier
Gerard Hojilla is the administrator of Lakewood Villa
You should become familiar with the Lakewood Villa admission process in advance. This will help make the transition smoother and faster. Here are the steps:
If your loved ones are not able to make decisions for themselves, get started on the Durable Power of Attorney. At some point, you will need this document. Someone will have to make some very responsible decisions regarding your loved ones’ care.
Call Lakewood Villa at (916) 682-2867 for a All Posts our. You can meet the administrator and the care staff. Make a list of all your questions and concerns. We will be happy to address all.
Start the ResidentAssessment Process by meeting the Administrator of Lakewood Villa. We need to be able to meet and physically see your loved ones. We can evaluate their physical condition, mental state, medication and medical history. The assessment process is an important step. It helps determine if your loved ones are a good fit for Lakewood Villa. It also determines if our facility is a good fit for them.
You have to be open and honest about all the background information you are providing. We want to make sure we really are a good fit. What your loved one needs is within what we can provide..
The Assessment Process is a very, very important step in the whole admissions process. You should make sure the facility administrator does a thorough assessment up front. This will avert a big surprise down the road.
If we both decide that Lakewood Villa is the right place for your loved ones, we determine the move-in date. Prior to move-in, we brief you on some of the important papers we would need upon admission:
Physician’s Report (LIC 602A). The California Department of Community Care Licensing mandates all care home facilities to have this upon admitting a resident. That particular physician’s report form must be completed and signed by their physician. It documents the loved one’s physical condition, mental condition and TB-clearance (tuberculosis). Your loved one has to be clear of TB before spending the first night here.
Emergency Contact Form. This details the family emergency contacts. Who do we call in case of emergency? Who is the primary care doctor? Which hospital should we take them to in case of emergency?
Admissions Agreement form. This includes a description of all items and services included in the basic rate. This includes facility policies and procedures, conditions for termination of the agreement and a copy of residents’ rights specified by law or regulation.
You also need to have their medications in place. We request at least a two-week supply of your loved one’s medications. We need this the minute they walk into the Lakewood Villa facility.
We have several success stories because of the care that we provide. They come to Lakewood Villa with a variety of needs and we see them pretty much in a better and happier state than when they walked in. That is success. Success would be getting all those letters from families thanking us for providing a loving, nurturing and safe environment for their loved ones. The gestures from the families, just thanking us for the little things that we do, is success.
“Dear Hope and all Lakewood Villa staff,
I wanted to thank all of you at Lakewood for taking care of Tom over the past year that he was at Lakewood. It has been a good home for him for the care he needed. I know you all did the best you can and it had its challenges. And I appreciated it.
Thanksgiving and the December holidays have occurred. New Year’s Day 2013 has arrived. This is the time of year when we enjoy spending time with loved ones. If your loved ones are too busy or too far away, they could feel isolated. The weather is bad. People stay inside. People don’t socialize as often.
The feeling of loneliness is more severe when the weather turns bad. This is the time of the year when people stay inside. They look at the sky and find grey clouds. They look at the clock and find darkness at 5:00 PM. If friends and loved ones are not under the same roof, the loneliness is more visible. This is not the time of the year to be alone.
That’s where Lakewood Villa can help. With a capacity for 18 residents, they have staff on duty 24/7. There is always someone on site who is awake and social. Residents have a wide variety of social activities ranging from singing, karaoke and dancing to church services, knitting and bingo. Loneliness does not happen at Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today.
YES! An assisted living home should monitor medications
One of the services mom’s assisted living home should provide is medication management. We cannot speak for others. We can, however, speak for how we manage meds at Lakewood Villa.
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 an assisted living home should 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 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.