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 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/.
We want to thank you and the staff at Lakewood for the kind, loving care you gave to Don’s mother Juanita while she lived there. It meant so much to know she was in such good hands.
And thank you, Hope, for your very thoughtful gift of Juanita’s last dress.
We wish you the best as you continue to make a loving home for all the other residents in your care.
Where is your mom spending the night, asks an assisted living home licensee
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.
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.
Every time the temperatures soar and remain high, I think about the elderly. Seniors do not regulate their body temperature like they once did. As we age, our body systems slow. Our ability to sweat is reduced. We are unable to cool our bodies as we overheat. Add illnesses, medications that impair temperature regulation, and lack of sufficient fluid intake to a slowing body and mom could have a tough time with the heat. An elderly person is much more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
If you have an elderly relative or neighbor please check on them frequently this weekend. If they have no air conditioning and you have a fan you can spare, share it. The fan will help mom remain cool. Keep curtains or shades closed to reduce the heat from direct sun. Encourage light clothing, and increased fluids. Try and keep mom’s activity to a minimum and her time outdoors brief.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
When fluid intake is insufficient, you can provide foods with high water content in exchange. Watermelon, cucumbers, peaches, and other fruits and vegetables have fluid content between 80% and 98%. Soups, sorbets, and sherbet also have a high fluid content. Choose low sodium soups, and desserts. Choose sugar free if mom is diabetic.
Some elderly folks have an ordered fluid restriction. They are at risk for fluid overload complications. If that’s the case call the physician for advice on fluid intake during a heat spell.
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.
Senior care facility is 42 seconds away from fire station
Lakewood Villa is 42 seconds away from the local fire station. EMTs can get here quickly. EMTs have easy access.
The senior care facility where your loved ones reside should be close to a fire station. Lakewood Villa is close to the local fire station. They have fire fighters and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) available 24 hours a day. If something happens, we can call 911 and get an EMT here within 42 seconds. The fire station is literally right down the street.
Not only are they nearby, but we are also on good terms with them. We include the local fire station staff in our Thanksgiving celebrations. We make sure they get goodies after Christmas, Easter and many other special events. They know who we are and we know who they are. It’s part of being a good neighbor.
How far away?
As you look at where mom is staying these days, ask how far away the closest fire station and EMTs are. Ask if they know your senior citizen mom is nearby. Ask how they would get to her quickly in an emergency. Ask if you have a door wide enough for their gurneys. Ask if they can get to your bedrooms without marching through mud or up stairs. Ask if someone on the street can find your home easily, after dark. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.
An assisted living home 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.
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.
Different assisted living homes have their own procedures. We can speak for our home, Lakewood Villa. Lakewood Villa 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 there without a chime or an alarm going off. The fire station is 42 seconds away and Lakewood Villa staff is on very good terms with the fire department staff. The firemen know who resides at Lakewood Villa. 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.
Staff training is a big deal at assisted living homes
We cannot speak for others, but at our assisted living home, the staff 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 service to its 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 facilities 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. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.
The fire station is 42 seconds from Lakewood Villa
The closest fire station is 42 seconds away from Lakewood Villa. Mom will feel safe, warm and loved at our assisted living facility. Your mom’s home should be close to a fire station.
Lakewood Villa is close to the local fire station. They have fire fighters and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) available 24 hours a day. If something happens, we can call 911 and get an EMT here in 42 seconds. The fire station is literally right down the street. Not only are they nearby, but we are also on good terms with them.
We include the local fire station staff in our Thanksgiving celebrations and make sure they get goodies after Christmas, Easter and many other special events. It’s part of being a good neighbor. As you look at where mom is staying these days, ask how far away the closest fire station and EMTs are. Ask if they know your senior citizen mom is nearby and how they would get to her quickly in an emergency. Ask yourself if you have a file showing her meds. 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.