Assisted Living in Sacramento

What does our assisted living home do?

Mom will feel safe, warm and loved at our assisted living homeLakewood Villa is an 18-bed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). We provide safe and supportive assisted living 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.

That is how an assisted living home can make your life easier. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing a supportive environment that promotes dignity and independence—giving you peace of mind knowing your loved ones will get the best possible care.

What are the care and services your assisted living home provides?

At Lakewood Villa we work in partnership with family members, advocates and health care providers to understand each of our resident’s individual and changing needs. This enables us to personalize our care.

Lakewood Villa provides:

  • Personal assistance with daily needs like bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Three nutritious meals prepared fresh daily, plus snacks available throughout the day
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Medication management and daily monitoring of health status and changes in physical, mental, emotional and social functioning
  • Transportation arrangement for medical and dental appointments
  • Planned activities and social events
  • Choice of private and companion rooms
  • Highly trained staff on site 24/7

Lakewood Villa is not the only assisted living facility. Why would I bring mom there as opposed to keeping her at home?

  • We are able to provide 24-hour care that family members or some smaller assisted living facilities are not able to provide. In cases where mom has been diagnosed with dementia, that could be a critical point.
  • We carefully monitor every single need that they have. The medical needs are especially crucial, not in terms of providing medical care, but in being proactive enough to sense that they would be in need of some medical assistance. Mom can get better care in an assisted living home compared to what she can get if she lived alone.

Other assisted living facilities are out there. What should I look for when I start visiting facilities?

Your family and your loved one need to find out what type of environment is a good fit for them. Some folks actually like the bigger communities that have hundreds of people and can run a social night every week.

Some folks like a community where they know everybody else by their first name. They want mom to feel like she’s at home as much as possible. That’s when the smaller assisted living facilities become appealing.

Lakewood Villa offers the best of both worlds. With 18 beds, we are a mid-size assisted living home. It’s big enough to employ sufficient staffing for 24-hour of care. It’s big enough to have structured activities that help residents remain engaged. But it is small enough to create a homey atmosphere where you will be on a first-name basis with everyone, including the owner.

An 18-bed assisted living home is a good balance between feeling like it’s a big, well-organized, well-run kind of facility and the smaller homey type of environment.

What sets Lakewood Villa apart from other assisted living homes?

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 and invest in the education of our care staff. We currently have on board caregivers that hold nursing degrees, administrator’s certificates, CNAs, and Activity Leader Certification.

With the winning combination of a compassionate and highly skilled care staff, you can have confidence that your loved ones will get the care that they deserve at our assisted living home.

What are the signs that an assisted living facility is being run correctly?

You only need to look at the residents already living there to know that it may or may not be the right fit. When you walk in, are the residents just sitting around and falling asleep on their recliners or are they engaged? Is the environment clean or do you smell something unwelcoming?

Can you imagine your mom or your dad living in that assisted living home? I think that’s how you can tell. Sometimes your instinct kicks in and sometimes your instinct is right.

For those of us who are overly analytical, there are a lot of things you can put on a checklist.

  • How many staff do you have?
  • What are their backgrounds?
  • How are they trained?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What references do you have?

Lakewood Villa feels like home. That’s what people usually say when they visit for the first time. An assisted living home is still a home for its residents.

What is the pricing at Lakewood Villa?

You have a choice between a private room or a shared room (2 residents in a room).

A private room can go anywhere from $3,000 to $3,500 depending on the level of care and a shared room is anywhere from $2,000 to $2,500 depending on the level of care.

This pricing is about average. You need to know the cost of assisted living in your area before visiting sites. Some homes have prices so low that you have to wonder where they are cutting corners. You’re looking for a place for mom to live in the autumn of her days. Make sure they have A/C in the summer and warm water in the winter.

What does the admission process look like?

You should become familiar with the admission process in advance. This will help make the transition smoother and faster. It has to be thorough. We feel these should be mandated for all assisted living homes in California. We go above and beyond the state regulations. Here are the steps we follow at Lakewood Villa:

  1. 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 and someone will have to make some very responsible decisions regarding your loved ones’ care.
  2. Call us at (916) 682-2867 for a tour of the facility and meet the administrator and the care staff in person. Make a list of all your questions and concerns which we will be happy to address
  3. Start the Resident Assessment Process by meeting the Administrator of the facility. We need to be able to meet and physically see your loved ones. so we can evaluate their physical condition, mental state, medication and medical history. The assessment process is an important step in determining if your loved ones are a good fit for our facility, and our facility is a good fit for them.
  4. You have to be open and honest about all the background information you are providing regarding your loved ones. We want to make sure we really are a good fit and that indeed what your loved ones’ needs are within what we can provide..
  5. 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 or you could be in for a big surprise down the road.
  6. 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:
    1. 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.
    2. 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?
    3. Admissions Agreement form. This includes a description of all items and services included in the basic rate, facility policies and procedures, conditions for termination of the agreement, a copy of residents’ rights specified by law or regulation.
  7. 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.

How do you monitor medications?

One of the services Lakewood Villa provides is medication management. We forecast when our residents’ meds will run out. From the minute a resident moves in, we take over the responsibility of managing their medication. Their medication will be in a centrally-locked area, our medication room. Meds are managed by our trained medication staff. This helps ensure they are administered safely and in accordance with doctor’s orders. This also applies to any over-the-counter medications.

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 would definitely need to spend a long time to make sure that everything is correct and accurate. It’s not something that you should take lightly. It’s definitely a priority both in admissions and everyday operations.

We keep medicine in a dedicated room and that room is locked. Only a few caregivers have access into that room. We have a locked cabinet for the medication and yes, that key is available only to the medication staff. Security is pretty tight at our assisted living home.

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

Our staff training includes:

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

Our webmaster thinks this is overkill. We think this is something the assisted living profession has to get right. It is a high priority here. We invite other assisted living homes to practice the Due Diligence we do.

What activities do you have to keep the guests active?

Music is a great part of our activities calendar. We found that music is the one activity a lot of the residents can relate to. They love to sing! We also have enough room to do ballroom dancing in our Great Room. Dancing is a great form of exercise, too.

We have arts and crafts for the ladies or even the gentlemen, if they want to participate. Bingo is always a big hit and everyone seems to have so much fun playing.

Lakewood Villa has a creative and engaging staff member who is a certified activities leader and is responsible for organizing and evaluating our activities making sure that our program is appropriately designed to meet our residents’ needs. Most assisted living homes do not have someone trained and tasked to run this program. We do.

How do you lead up to a holiday?

Whenever a holiday approaches, we make it a big deal for the residents. It’s not only that holiday, but it is also the week leading to that holiday. The activities, crafts and decorations are more geared towards that upcoming holiday. When you visit our assisted living home, you can tell a holiday is approaching.

A few years back at Christmastime, we had volunteer students from a local grade school visit Lakewood Villa. They went around and they talked to our residents. They interviewed them, asked them what they liked and what fond memories they held. Each student focused on one resident and they ended up creating Christmas tree ornaments for each of the residents, based on their interview with them.

One of our residents said he loves scooters. The girl who interviewed him made a Christmas ornament that had a drawing of a scooter. It was so neat and so personalized. It’s great to do those kinds of things and it involves both our community and the community around us.

A happy place for mom

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.

When you visit other assisted living homes, ask for testimonials. Our are near the front door.

Testimonal #1

At our assisted living home, testimonials are posted near the front doorI 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.“Dear Hope and all Lakewood staff,

Sincerely,

(name *)”

 

Testimonial #2

At our assisted living home, testimonials are posted near the front door.“Hope-

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.

Will see you soon

(name *)”

Testimonial #3

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #3. At our assisted living home, testimonials are posted near the front door.Dearest Hope and the Lakewood Villa family

Thank you so much for taking care of my wonderful father, (name *).

All of you are so wonderful that I cannot even express how I feel about all of you.

My Dad is a wonderful person even if he does not know who I am anymore. I know he has a wonderful family where he is now!

(name *)”

Testimonial #4

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #4. At our assisted living home, testimonials are posted near the front door.“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.

God bless all of you now and always.

With love and care

The family of (name *)”

 

Testimonial #5

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #5. At our assisted living home, testimonials are posted near the front door.“Dear Hope,

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.

With love

(name *)”

You were not expecting this

You got a call at midnight. Your mom had a stroke. Mom was in the hospital, again. This time it was the ICU. Doctors said she would be discharged within a week, but she won’t be able to walk as much as she used to walk. She will also need someone to help her run her life. She will need someone to lock the doors, cook her meals and keep her alert. Living in solitude, like what she has done for the past 14 years, will no longer work. Mom needs assisted living.

Are you in this situation? If you are in your 40s, chances are your parents are in their 60s or 70s and not as strong as they used to be. You never know when you can get that phone call informing you that your beloved mother or father needs an  assisted living solution. You are already running your life, your career and your family. Can you remain happy, grow your career, provide sufficient time for your family and provide the assisted living your mom or dad needs? Probably not.

Lakewood Villa can help. Lakewood Villa has staff on duty 24/7, making sure the doors are locked, preparing meals and helping keep residents engaged. You can get back to your life, your career and your family and let professionals help with your senior parents. Assisted living can help. Sometimes, it is mandatory Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Mom needs a more secure solution

An assisted living home is probably more secure than mom's current environmentMom 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. 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.

An assisted living home is probably a more secure solution. 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 our assisted living facility and its elderly residents quickly, in case an emergency arose. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Close to a fire station and EMTs

Lakewood Villa is 42 seconds away from the local fire station. EMTs can get here quickly and have easy access into our 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. 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 the facility’s close proximity. The closest fire station is just 42 seconds away. They know who Lakewood Villa is and who lives there. 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 something you should expect from mom’s assisted living home. Being close to the fire station and EMTs…is just one benefit of having mom stay at our assisted living home. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Highly trained staff

You should meet the administrator of mom's assisted living home. The staff at Lakewood Villa is highly trained. Most are cross trained. The State of California imposes mandates for staff training. All assisted living facilities 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.

The additional training helps Lakewood Villa 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. 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. Cross training should be mandatory for all assisted living homes. It is here.

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? 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 happens in our assisted living home. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

The holidays are approaching

In the Fall, Scotty Scarecrow keeps evil spirits away from our assisted living homeThanksgiving and the December holidays are approaching. 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. These range from singing, karaoke and dancing to church services, knitting and bingo. Loneliness does not happen at our assisted living home. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Prepared to handle an emergency

This could happen to you. Maybe it already has. You and your mother are watching TV and all of a sudden, she slips, falls and complains: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” What do you do? You call 911 and tell them your address. EMTs arrive. They ask you for her medical file and any meds while checking her vitals. Are you prepared to answer their questions?

That’s where Lakewood Villa can help. If your mom were at our assisted living home, staff would have answers for the EMTs. They keep a 3-ring binder for each resident with their medical records and emergency contact information. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

You have the owner’s cell phone number

Vixcent Villaluna is the owner of Lakewood Villa. We under promise and over deliver at our assisted living home.At Lakewood Villa, all residents and their loved ones have the owner’s cell phone number. You can call anytime and check on your loved ones. The owner feels it is necessary and gives out his cell phone number as part of the check-in process. Most owners of assisted living homes do not give out their cell phone number. We do.

That is the high-level of assisted living care you will find at Lakewood Villa. You can call the owner 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 owner, you can. You’re the boss.

This is standard at Lakewood Villa. You get access to the owner 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 today.

She can be there remotely

Can your assisted living home support Skype video conferences? Lakewood Villa can.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 set up and tested Skype on a general access computer. The owner verified the Internet access could support Skype and 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 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.

Mom still talks about this like it was the happiest day of her life. It was a happy day for us too. We are Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

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?

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.

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 today.

Close to a fire station

The assisted living 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 two minutes. 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. Do they even know an assisted living home is in the neighborhood? Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Innate quality control litmus test

Our assisted living home will pass your innate quality control litmus testWhen you’re looking for an assisted living facility 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 triggering.

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. Someone lets you enter. From here, you can tell if the facility 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.

Next time you visit an assisted living facility, follow your innate quality control litmus test. Listen as it tells you about the exterior and the interior. Lakewood Villa will pass your quality control litmus test. The owner sets high expectations and staff consistently meets them. Residents and family members appreciate them. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

Under promise and over deliver

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 living facility. They are under contract to provide a safe and comfortable environment. They are not under contract to provide the owner’s cell phone number or enable Skype video conferences. At Lakewood Villa, you get both.

We recently had a resident attend a family reunion in Chicago. She did not leave 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.” That is not how we do things at our assisted living home. We under promise and over deliver. We made the Skype video conference happen. Everybody involved was overjoyed that we made it work. We 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 today.

Do you love your job?

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.

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 assisted living is not for everybody. Some people think they can do this, but time exposes all truths. At Lakewood Villa, the owner 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. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

How often does your mom go out?

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. We schedule and conduct regular trips, weather permitting, of course.

This helps increase our residents’ quality of life. Who wants to sit around all day and watch TV when you can go to the mall or an outdoor festival with your friends? Residents at Lakewood Villa have a high quality of life. Some of their activities involve a minivan. This is something you should demand from mom’s assisted living home. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

First names

Some assisted living 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 can function on a first name basis with everyone. The owner, staff and residents are on a first name basis. We are not so small that we have to postpone facility upgrades or cut corners.

With 18 beds, we are small enough to maintain a first name basis. 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 secure. Lakewood Villa is also large enough to let management manage the facility proactively. Monthly revenues are sufficient to manage the HVAC, landscaping and décor. Heat, A/C and water are not free. Staff prepares three meals a day with fresh and nutritious ingredients. Meals are prepared by on staff expert chefs.

When you visit assisted living facilities, ask if the facility has the right mix. Ask if they are small enough so staff will know every resident by their first name. 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 today.

Home cooked meals

Our assisted living home staff prepares 21 home cooked meals every week.Is your mom getting 21 home cooked meals every week? 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 chefs 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.  Lakewood Villa’s culinary staff gets continuing education on 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 today.–

Karaoke Nights

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, 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.

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.

Does it smell good?

When you enter a building, your sense of smell becomes very active. The building will smell good, or it won’t. You will know within 10 seconds. Lakewood Villa consistently smells good. That’s not automatic in a building with 18 senior citizens.

Smell is an indicator of other issues. A building that smells good is clean. Laundry is washed and ready for wear. Food is fresh. Bathrooms are spotless. Staff works hard to maintain the facility and make sure the building smells clean.

Next time you visit a building for the first time, enter in silence and let your nose do the talking. Does the building smell clean? If so, then someone has set high standards and is working very hard to keep it clean. Would you let your mom live there? Your nose can be the judge. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

 

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