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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 is a safer solution

Posted By on May 9, 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 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.

Lakewood Villa can help. 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.

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Mom’s assisted living home is prepared to handle an emergency

Posted By on May 8, 2017

Are you prepared to handle an emergency? Assisted living homes are

Mom's assisted living home is prepared to handle an emergency
Here is a reality check from your trusted assisted living advisor. This could happen to you. Maybe it already has. You and your mother are watching TV. 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 find a door wide enough for a gurnee. They ask you for mom’s medical file and any meds while checking her vitals. They’re trying to save her life. Are you prepared to answer their questions?

That’s where an assisted living home like Lakewood Villa can help. If your mom were at an assisted living home, staff would have answers for the EMTs. We keep a 3-ring binder for each resident with their medical records and emergency contact information. EMTs can get here quickly. they can get to residents quickly. They can get the info they need quickly. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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You will have the Lakewood Villa Licensee’s cell phone number

Posted By on May 7, 2017

You have the licensee’s cell phone number, if mom stays at Lakewood Villa

Vixcent Villaluna is the licensee of 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.

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Website Privacy Policy | Sacramento Assisted Living

Posted By on May 6, 2017

As of April 25, 2013, Lakewood Villa Care Home is adopting the following privacy policy:

Lakewood Villa collects name, phone, e-mail and comment data from its website visitors. We collect this data for the purpose of responding to inquiries. We do not sell or share your information. Only the licensees have access to your information.

This is consistent with California AB 242. Although this has not been signed into law, we feel we should let you know before we have to have to let you know. For more info on Lakewood Villa, see http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/.

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Lakewood Villa is a safe place for mom

Posted By on May 5, 2017

Lakewood Villa is very safe

Lakewood Villa is a safe place for mom

Lakewood Villa is a safe place for mom

Where is your mom spending the night? Will it be in a place where she can feel safe, warm and loved? 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.

Times change and bodies change

How many of us think our 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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Lakewood Villa administrator asks: Do you love your job?

Posted By on May 3, 2017

Do you love your job? You would if you worked at Lakewood Villa

Gerard Hojilla is the administrator of Lakewood Villa

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. Maybe you’re in the same trap. Do you love your job or do you trudge your way through the workday?

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 senior care is not for everybody. Some people think they can do this, but time exposes all truths. At Lakewood Villa, the owner and administrator 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.

The people who work at Lakewood Villa love working here. They love helping the elderly. 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 full Schedule of Activities in November

Posted By on May 2, 2017

What to do at Lakewood Villa

Bingo is a popular activity at Lakewood Villa

Bingo is a popular activity at Lakewood Villa

Residents at Lakewood Villa will have a full schedule of activities in November. Not only do residents celebrate Thanksgiving, but they have fun and stimulating things to do every day. The November highlights are as follows:

  • After Breakfast Stretching,
  • Puzzle time,
  • Thanksgiving Lunch Party,
  • Color Bingo Social,
  • Popcorn social.
Of course, you are invited to join your loved one. Hope you can join us.

How to get the schedule

You can view the entire November, 2012 schedule in MS Excel format by clicking ScheduleofActivities-NOVEMBER-2012. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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Sacramento assisted living facility asks if you are ready for this…

Posted By on May 1, 2017

Mom needs an assisted living facility

Sacramento assisted living facility asks if you are ready for this…

Lakewood Villa is 42 seconds away from the local fire station. EMTs can get here quickly and have easy access into our assisted living facility.

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 an assisted living facility.

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 is in need of assisted care. 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. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

The assisted living facility you’ve been looking for

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

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5 things that would change if mom ran her assisted living home

Posted By on April 30, 2017

If mom ran the assisted living home…

What sets Lakewood Villa apart from other assisted living facilities?Ever wonder what mom’s assisted living community would look like if the residents were in charge? New York Times blogger Judith Graham got a pretty good idea when she asked Martin Bayne that question.

Byrne is a big advocate for people in assisted living. He writes a blog called The Voice of Aging Boomers from his home in a Pennsylvania assisted living home. Bayne has been living with Parkinson’s disease for 18 years.

What Would Martin Bayne Do?

Bayne says he would do 5 things if he ran an assisted living community:

  1. Focus on passion. When a prospective resident came to visit, Bayne would sit him or her down with 10 other residents. That group would ask a few questions. “What’s your passion? What motivates you? What’s your mission in life?” If the guest didn’t have an answer to those questions, the community would not accept him or her as a resident. “We want a community that is alive,” Bayne says.
  2. Establish a welcoming committee. The committee would treat the new resident like royalty. “We’d show you that we care about you,” he says.
  3. Give every resident a job. “No matter how seemingly insignificant, you’d have responsibilities every day,” he says. “And the emphasis wouldn’t be on you, the emphasis would be on the community.”
  4. Bring residents together every week in a peer group. “We’d meet to discuss anything that people think is important,” he says. “There wouldn’t be a leader. We’d just sit together and sometimes cry, sometimes laugh.”
  5. Involve everyone in activities. These wouldn’t be activities that “take up time while you wait for death,” says Bayne. Instead, the activities would “make you think and respond and use your brain.” Those activities might include making calls to shut-ins or reading to children who have disabilities. “We want you busy, productive, happy,” he says. “We want people to feel, ‘I’m alive.’”

Reprinted from www.leadingage.org.
See http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ for more info.

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What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

Posted By on April 29, 2017

You should become familiar with the Lakewood Villa admission process in advance

Gerard Hojilla is the administrator of Lakewood VillaThis 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 of the facility. 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.
  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. 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 facility, and our facility is a good fit for them.
  4. 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.
  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. If that does not happen, 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.

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

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