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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.

Great senior care means being on good terms with the local fire department

Posted By on April 15, 2017

Senior care facility is 42 seconds away from fire station

Senior care facility 42 seconds away from fire station

Lakewood Villa is 42 seconds away from the local fire station. EMTs can get here quickly. EMTs have easy access.

The senior care facility where your loved ones reside 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 within 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. We make sure they get goodies after Christmas, Easter and many other special events. They know who we are and we know who they are. It’s part of being a good neighbor.

How far away?

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. Ask how they would get to her quickly in an emergency. Ask if you have a door wide enough for their gurneys. Ask if they can get to your bedrooms without marching through mud or up stairs. Ask if someone on the street can find your home easily, after dark. Lakewood Villa can help. Call (916) 682-2867 or visit http://lakewoodvillacarehome.com/assisted-living-in-sacramento/ today.

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Is assisted living a safer solution for mom?

Posted By on April 14, 2017

Assisted living is probably safer

An assisted living home 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.

Different assisted living homes have their own procedures. We can speak for our home, Lakewood Villa. 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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Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #1

Posted By on April 13, 2017

Lakewood Villa is happy place for mom

We have several success stories 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.

Testimonal #1

“Dear Hope and all Lakewood Villa staff,

I wanted to thank all of you at Lakewood for taking care of Tom over the past year that he was at Lakewood. It has been a good home for him for the care he needed. I know you all did the best you can and it had its challenges. And I appreciated it.

Sincerely,

(name *)”

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #1

Lakewood Villa Letter of Thanks #1

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Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #4

Posted By on April 12, 2017

Lakewood Villa is a happy place for mom

We have several success stories 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 #4

“Dearest wonderful Lakewood Villa staff,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the mindful care you gave our guy, (name *). You are all TOPS in our book. The best. The very best.

God bless all of you now and always.

With love and care

The family of (name *)”

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #4

Lakewood Villa Letter of Thanks #4

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Lakewood Villa is prepared to handle an emergency

Posted By on April 10, 2017

Are you prepared to handle an emergency? Lakewood Villa is

Lakewood Villa provides easy access for EMTs

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

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 ask you for her medical file and any meds while checking her vitals. Are you prepared to answer their questions?

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

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A place for mom where she will have a private bedroom

Posted By on April 9, 2017

Safe, warm and comfortable. Isn’t that what a place for mom should be?

Do you remember your first private bedroom? Remember how it made you feel safe, warm and comfortable? Lakewood Villa offers private bedrooms. Lakewood Villa is a place for mom where she can have that safe, warm and comfortable feeling again. We hope you enjoy these pictures.

A place for mom where she will feel warm

Mom will be warm

Mom will be comfortable

Mom will be comfortable

Mom will be warm

Mom will be warm

Mom will be safe

Mom will be safe

Mom will be comfortable

Mom will be comfortable

Mom will be safe

Mom will be safe

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 | How do you find somewhere for mom to live?

Posted By on April 3, 2017

When looking for an assisted living home, become familiar with the admission process in advance.

This will help make the transition to an assisted living home smoother and faster. Here are the steps we follow at Lakewood Villa:

  1. If your loved ones are not able to make decisions for themselves, get started on the Durable Power of Attorney.  You will need this document. You will have to make some big decisions regarding mom’s care. The first may be deciding if mom needs assisted living.
  2. Call Lakewood Villa at (916) 682-2867 for a tour of our assisted living home. 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. Meet the administrator. We need 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 assisted living home, and our home 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 assisted living 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. Remember, you’re looking for a new home for mom.
  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.

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What activities does the Lakewood Villa staff run for mom?

Posted By on March 31, 2017

Mom will find many activities at Lakewood Villa

Music is a great part of the Lakewood Villa activities calendar. We found that music is the one activity a lot of the residents enjoy. They love to sing! We also have enough room to do ballroom dancing in our Great Room. Dancing is a great form of exercise, too.

We have arts and crafts for the ladies. Sometimes gentlemen like to participate. Bingo is always a big hit. Everyone seems to have so much fun playing.

Lakewood Villa has a creative and engaging staff member. She is a certified activities leader and is responsible for organizing and evaluating our activities. She makes sure our program is appropriately designed to meet our residents’ needs.

Lakewood Villa has tons of activities, including dancing

Lakewood Villa has tons of activities, including dancing

How do you lead up to a holiday?

Whenever a holiday approaches, we make it a big deal for the residents. It’s not only that holiday, but it is also the week leading to that holiday. The activities, crafts and decorations are more geared towards that upcoming holiday.

A few years back at Christmastime, we had volunteer students from a local grade school visit Lakewood Villa. They went around and they talked to our residents. They interviewed them, asked them what they liked and what fond memories they held. Each student focused on one resident and they ended up creating Christmas tree ornaments for each of the residents, based on their interview with them. One of our residents said he loves scooters and the girl who interviewed him made a Christmas ornament that had a drawing of a scooter. It was so neat and so personalized. It’s great to do those kinds of things and it involves both our community and the community around us. 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 March 30, 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 does Lakewood Villa monitor medications?

Posted By on March 26, 2017

Lakewood Villa monitors medications


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 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 we do.

Lakewood Villa Care Home monitors medsWe 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.

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

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