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.
We have several success stories at Lakewood Villa 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. This content is from http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento.
Thank you so much for everything that you and your wonderful family do.
Ron and I could not survive without you or your wonderful family at Lakewood Villa for taking care of my father in the most wonderful and best way possible.
Going with my Dad to the doctor’s appointment was the worst for Ron and I could not go because of my job trying to keep this family afloat.
A great man’s life is almost over and we cannot thank your family enough for everything you have done for him.
When you decide to put mom in an assisted living home, you should become familiar with the admission process. That will help make the transition smoother and faster. Every assisted living home does things their own way. Here are the steps we follow at Lakewood Villa:
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. That includes a very big decision. Should you put mom in an assisted living home?
Call Lakewood Villa at (916) 682-2867 for a tour. You can meet the administrator and the care staff in person. Make a list of all your questions and concerns. We will be happy to address all of them.
Start the ResidentAssessment Process. Meet the Administrator of the assisted living home. 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 us determine if your loved ones are a good fit for our assisted living home. It helps you determine if our assisted living home is a good fit for mom.
You have to be open and honest about all the background information. We want to make sure we really are a good fit. We want to make sure that your loved ones’ needs are 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. If that does not happen, you could be in for 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 actually 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 do you prefer for us to 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 covers the 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 the minute they walk into the facility.
Visit your mom’s assisted living home and run an innate quality control litmus test
Can your mom’s assisted living home pass your innate quality control litmus test?
When you’re looking for an assisted living home where mom will feel safe, comfortable and loved, you will find a wide variety of options. While touring them, ask if they meet your innate quality control litmus test.
Everybody has an innate quality control litmus test. This triggers when you are eating lunch. If you’re in a luxurious restaurant where the cook uses only the best ingredients, you will know. If you’re in a fast food joint where everything is deep-fried, you will know. This is your innate quality control litmus test talking.
This also applies when visiting assisted living homes for your mom. If you’re in a place that is run well, you will know. The paint will be fresh. The landscaping will look well-maintained. The lawn will be healthy. The opposite is also true. If you’re in a place that is barely in business, the paint, landscaping and lawn will be neglected.
That’s just the outside. You ring the doorbell and someone lets you enter. From here, you can tell if this assisted living home smells pleasant, if the furniture is in good shape and if the residents are active and engaged. Remember, this is a place that may become your mom’s home. You will know in a New York Minute if this is a good place for mom.
You have the licensee’s cell phone number, if mom stays at 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.
Where is your mom spending the night, Lakewood Villa asks
Lakewood Villa asks: Where is your mom spending the night?
Will it be 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!
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?
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.
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. This content is from http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/.
“Dearest wonderful Lakewood Villa staff,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the mindful care you gave our guy, (name *). You are all TOPS in our book. The best. The very best.
Safe, warm and comfortable. Isn’t that what a place for mom should be?
Do you remember your first private bedroom? Remember how it made you feel safe, warm and comfortable? Lakewood Villa offers private bedrooms. Lakewood Villa is a place for mom where she can have that safe, warm and comfortable feeling again. We hope you enjoy these pictures.
Assisted living staff at Lakewood Villa enables video conferencing. Mom can be there remotely
Can your assisted living home support Skype video conferences? Lakewood Villa can.
Here’s an assisted living success story. A Lakewood Villa resident recently attended a family reunion in Chicago via the Internet. Family members told us they were organizing a family reunion in Chicago and wanted their mother to attend via a video conference. Staff at our assisted living home set up and tested Skype on a general access computer. The owner verified the Internet connection could support Skype. Staff learned how to use the service. The owner also told their loved one that a family reunion was approaching and she would get to see her loved ones.
On the big day, staff dolled up mom. They put on her makeup and made her feel very pretty. Staff created a Skype video conference and called Chicago. Mom sat at the assisted living home’s general computer for two hours while talking to her loved ones in Chicago. She said she felt like she was in the same room. Family members thanked us repeatedly for making this special day happen for mom.
Lakewood Villa’s karaoke night keeps residents active and engaged
Residents at Lakewood Villa have a full schedule of social activities. One of the most popular is Karaoke Night, where residents grab a microphone and sing Love Me Tender, Tennessee Waltz and Moon River, among other hits.
It’s a blast. Everyone loves karaoke night. We’re not sure why. The singing is not great but let’s face it, this is not American Idol. Good karaoke is very tough to find. Karaoke exists more to entertain than to find undiscovered talent. It is an activity that helps keep Lakewood Villa’s senior citizens active and engaged. Doctors report that seniors enjoy better health if they are active. Their minds remain sharper. They are more able to remember names and pleasant experiences. They are more able to talk to you when you visit.
Being active and engaged includes singing, socializing with friends and visiting places. When you’re looking at your mom’s daily schedule, ask if she has enough contact with people of her age. Ask if she has something to look forward to, which keeps her active and engaged. These would all be YESes if she lived at Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today. Content is from http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/.