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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.

Assisted living is a safer solution for mom

Posted By on October 31, 2017

Assisted living is a much safer solution for mom

You should check out an assisted living home for mom.

An assisted living home is probably safer than mom's current environment

An assisted living home is probably safer than mom’s current environment

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.  She needs assisted living.

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. Our assisted living home 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 here without a chime or an alarm going off. The fire station is 42 seconds away. Lakewood Villa staff is on very good terms with the fire department staff. The firemen know who resides at Lakewood Villa. They know we are an assisted living home. 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 should have highly trained staff

Posted By on October 30, 2017

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.

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What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

Posted By on October 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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Lakewood Villa is close to the fire station

Posted By on October 28, 2017

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.

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

Posted By on October 27, 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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Assisted living licensee asks: Where is your mom spending the night?

Posted By on October 25, 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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Sacramento Assisted Living | A safe place for mom

Posted By on October 24, 2017

Assisted living is very safe

Probably safer than where your mom currently lives. Where is your mom spending the night? Will it be in an assisted living home 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.

What sets Lakewood Villa apart from other assisted living homes?

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.

That’s where an assisted living home can help. With staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we maintain a safe environment. Mom will know that if she falls and yells for help, someone really will be there to help. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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When Sacramento gets hot, mom is safer at an assisted living home

Posted By on October 23, 2017

Mom is safer in an assisted living home

When it gets hot, mom will be safer in an assisted living homeAs I write this, weather forecasters are predicting more blistering 100+ temperatures for the Sacramento region this week. Everybody has to take cover. That includes your elderly parent, who may or may not be in a safe and cool place. With all other factors being equal, an assisted living home is a safer place for mom, compared to her private residence. Staff helps maintain a safe environment that shields senior citizens from weather extremes. You cannot leave mom home alone when the weather turns extreme. Mom is not as agile and self-sufficient as she once was.

I interviewed Vixcent Villaluna of Lakewood Villa (http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/) for this article.

Mark: A senior citizen near Phoenix died from heat exhaustion yesterday. It was on the news. He stayed inside to avoid the blistering sun, but his home became too hot. Seniors die from heat exhaustion every year because they think they are safe.

Vixcent. Yes. The heat is partly to blame. Dehydration is also partly to blame. People don’t drink enough water. Those of us who are healthy do not drink enough water. Imagine a senior citizen who is not as mobile as she once was. Getting to the kitchen sink could be a major ordeal.

Mark: Vixcent. We’re making a bold claim here. With summertime heat, you are saying an assisted living home is a safer place for mom. How so?

Vixcent: We all remember hot summers. Stay out of the sun. Wear sunscreen. Drink extra water. These are all precautions we take to endure the heat. Stay cool and wait for the threat to pass.

Assisted living is safer

Vixcent. Getting back to business, here is why mom would be better off in an assisted living home, compared to her private residence, when it gets hot outside.

  • Someone has to monitor weather reports and forecasts on TV and the Internet. Someone has to make this a priority when heat waves approach. Assisted living staff monitors weather forecasts. It is part of their jobs.
  • The facility has to be ready. Make sure the A/C and refrigerator are working. Make sure the blinds can be closed to keep out the sun. Make sure the windows can be opened at night. Make sure some fans are available. This is part of what an assisted living home staff does. If mom lives by herself, who would do this?
  • Someone has to make sure everybody is hydrated. We need 96 ounces of water every day. More so when it is hot. If mom is not as mobile as she used to be, she will need someone nearby to make sure she is getting enough liquids. That is part of what assisted living staffers do.

If your mom is living alone at home, she may not be prepared for the heat. She may end up suffering from heat exhaustion because the heat was a big surprise. She was not prepared. Her environment was not prepared. Sad but true, people die from hot weather. If your mom were at an assisted living facility, someone would be monitoring the weather and helping residents endure. It is a safer scenario.

This is one example of how the staff at mom’s assisted living home provides a safe and secure environment. It is probably much safer than asking mom to live alone at home.

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How is Lakewood Villa different from other senior care facilities?

Posted By on October 22, 2017

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

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

Posted By on October 21, 2017

Visit your mom’s assisted living home and run an innate quality control litmus test

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

Can your mom’s assisted living home pass your 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 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 talking.

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 and someone lets you enter. From here, you can tell if this assisted living home 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 home, 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 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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