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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.

Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #2

Posted By on May 17, 2017

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.

Testimonial #2

“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 *)”

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #2

Lakewood Villa Letter of Thanks #2

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Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

Posted By on May 16, 2017

Where is your mom spending the night, asks an assisted living home licensee

Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

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.

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What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

Posted By on May 16, 2017

Knowing Lakewood Villa’s admission process will make life easier

Gerard Hojilla is the administrator of Lakewood Villa

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:

  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. Someone will have to make some very responsible decisions regarding your loved ones’ care.
  2. Call Lakewood Villa at (916) 682-2867 for a tour. 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.
  3. Start the Resident Assessment 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.
  4. 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..
  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. This will avert 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 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 should we 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. This includes facility policies and procedures, conditions for termination of the agreement and 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. We need this the minute they walk into the Lakewood Villa facility.

Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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What are the care and services Lakewood Villa provides?

Posted By on May 16, 2017

Lakewood Villa has personalized care

Gerard Hojilla is the administrator of Lakewood Villa

At Lakewood Villa, we work in partnership with family members, advocates and health care providers. We do face-to-face interviews. We see each resident every day. We know what it takes to make your loved one feel safe, warm and comfortable. This helps us understand each of our resident’s individual and changing needs. This extra effort enables us to personalize our care. People really notice the extra effort.

Lakewood Villa provides:

  • Personal assistance with daily needs. This includes bathing, dressing and grooming.
  • Housekeeping and laundry.
  • Three nutritious meals prepared fresh daily. We have snacks available throughout the day.
  • Dining assistance and special diets.
  • Medication management. 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.

We go above and beyond. It’s what we do. At Lakewood Villa, we sincerely love helping senior citizens. This extra effort is part of what we do. It helps make your loved one feel safe, warm and comfortable. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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Should an assisted living home monitor mom’s medications?

Posted By on May 15, 2017

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.

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Lakewood Villa asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

Posted By on May 14, 2017

Where is your mom spending the night, Lakewood Villa asks

Lakewood Villa asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

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.

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It’s karaoke night at Lakewood Villa

Posted By on May 13, 2017

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/.

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Under promise and over deliver, says Lakewood Villa Licensee

Posted By on May 12, 2017

Under promise and over deliver at Lakewood Villa

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

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa. We under promise and over deliver at our assisted living home

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of Lakewood Villa


We recently had a resident attend a family reunion in Chicago, without leaving 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,” but that is not how we do things at Lakewood Villa. We made the Skype video conference happen. Everybody involved was overjoyed that we made it work and 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 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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Lakewood Villa has a yummy menu in November

Posted By on May 11, 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 is because of the wonderful creations our staff creates with an Autumn theme.

Where to get the menu

The November menu is available by clicking Menu-LakewoodVilla.

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Assisted living staff home creates the happiest day in her life

Posted By on May 10, 2017

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.

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.

Mom still talks about this like it was the happiest day of her life. It was a happy day for us too. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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