Can your mom’s assisted living home pass your innate quality control litmus test?

| October 21, 2017

Visit your mom’s assisted living home and run an 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 […]

How does a good assisted living home monitor medications?

| October 20, 2017

Mom’s assisted living home should monitor medications Mom’s assisted living home will monitor her medications. That is something you should expect. 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 this task. We manage her meds. […]

Temps are rising again in Sacramento. High temperatures are trouble for the elderly

| October 19, 2017

High temps can be trouble for the elderly 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. […]

Lakewood Villa advises: The holidays are here!

| October 18, 2017

The holidays are here, at Lakewood Villa 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 […]

Mom’s assisted living home should be close to the fire station and EMTs

| October 17, 2017

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 […]

Lakewood Villa staff know their residents well

| October 16, 2017

Lakewood Villa staff and residents know each other well 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 […]

What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

| October 15, 2017

Knowing Lakewood Villa’s admission process will make life easier 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 […]

Lakewood Villa is a safer solution

| October 15, 2017

Lakewood Villa is a safer solution 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 […]

Lakewood Villa creates the happiest day in her life

| October 14, 2017

Lakewood Villa staff enables video conferencing. Mom can be there remotely 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 […]

Lakewood Villa has a yummy menu in November

| October 13, 2017

Yummy meals are prepared onsite at Lakewood Villa   Lakewood Villa has published its menu for November, 2012. You may download and read it in MS Excel format by clicking Menu-LakewoodVilla. Meals are prepared on site by our highly trained culinary staff. November is one of our residents’ favorite times of the year. We feel that […]