Welcome To Lakewood Villa...

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.

How is Lakewood Villa different from other senior care facilities?

Posted By on August 7, 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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How does a good assisted living home monitor medications?

Posted By on August 6, 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. It is part of what we do.

Their meds will be in a centrally-locked area. This is in our assisted living home medication room. Meds are managed by our trained medication staff. This helps ensure they are administered safely. We follow 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 we do. It is part of running an assisted living home.

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 meds 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 meds. 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.

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

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Lakewood Villa licensee presents: How to tell if a senior care facility is run correctly

Posted By on August 5, 2017

Lakewood Villa licensee answers: What are the signs that a 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?

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

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

The checklist

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. 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 August 4, 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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Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #2

Posted By on August 2, 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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Is mom in an assisted living home? You should have the licensee’s cell phone number

Posted By on July 30, 2017

You will have the licensee’s cell phone number, if mom stays at our assisted living home

Is mom in an assisted living home? Call the licensee's cell number. 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 our assisted living home anytime and check on your loved ones. The licensee feels it is necessary and gives you his cell phone number as part of the check-in process.

That is the high-level of assisted living you will find at Lakewood Villa. You can call his cell if an emergency arises, to share medical information, or just to check up on mom. We 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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What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

Posted By on July 19, 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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Lakewood Villa prepares 21 home cooked meals a week

Posted By on July 16, 2017

Home cooked meals? Yes, if you live at Lakewood Villa

Lakewood Villa has nutritious home cooked mealsIs your mom getting 21 home cooked meals every week? That’s three meals a day for seven days. 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 cooks 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. That’s how it is with good cooking. Lakewood Villa’s  staff gets continuing education which includes 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 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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Does your home smell good? Lakewood Villa’s does

Posted By on July 14, 2017

Does it smell good? It does at Lakewood Villa


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. The licensee wants our home to look and smell clean. That’s not automatic in a building with 18 senior citizens. Keeping the home smelling clean is a high priority.

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. It is not automatic. It is the result of hard work at a well-run senior care home.

Does your home smell good? Lakewood Villa's does

Does your home smell good? Lakewood Villa’s does

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. your nose knows. 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 be close to the fire station and EMTs

Posted By on July 13, 2017

The fire station and EMTs are 42 seconds away from Lakewood Villa’s assisted living home

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

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.

You need to know these answers before something happens. If you are checking out assisted living homes, you should ask.

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 our assisted living home’s close proximity. The closest fire station is just 42 seconds away. They know who Lakewood Villa is and who lives here. 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 what an assisted living home should do. Being close to the fire station and EMTs…is just one benefit of having mom stay at Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today. This content is from http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento.

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