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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.

What activities will mom find at an assisted living home?

Posted By on March 16, 2017

Mom should find many activities at her assisted living home. Here’s what’s happening at Lakewood Villa

Fun activities are very important at an assisted living home. 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 assisted living activities, including dancing

Lakewood Villa has tons of assisted living activities, including dancing

How do you lead up to a holiday?

Whenever a holiday approaches, we make it a big deal for our assisted living 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 our assisted living home. 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. 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. The girl who interviewed him made a Christmas ornament that had a drawing of a scooter. It was so neat and so personalized. It feels great to do those kinds of things. It involves both our assisted living 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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Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #5

Posted By on March 1, 2017

Lakewood Villa provides 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 #5

“Dear Hope,

We want to thank you and the staff at Lakewood for the kind, loving care you gave to Don’s mother Juanita while she lived there. It meant so much to know she was in such good hands.

And thank you, Hope, for your very thoughtful gift of Juanita’s last dress.

We wish you the best as you continue to make a loving home for all the other residents in your care.

With love

(name *)”

Lakewood Villa Letter of Love #5

Lakewood Villa Letter of Thanks #5

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

Posted By on February 28, 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 should have highly trained staff

Posted By on February 27, 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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Mom’s assisted living home has to be a safe place for mom

Posted By on February 18, 2017

Your mom’s assisted living home has to be very safe. Here’s why…

Lakewood Villa is an assisted living home where mom can feel safeWhere 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. That’s why you put her in an assisted living home in the first place.

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 Lakewood Villa can help. Located in Sacramento, Lakewood Villa provides an assisted living home where mom will feel safe, warm and loved. That is what we do. We have staff onsite 24/7. Call (916) 682-2867 today for a tour. 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 February 17, 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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Lakewood Villa staff know their residents well

Posted By on February 2, 2017

Lakewood Villa staff and residents know each other well

Lakewood Villa residents and staff are on a first name basis

Lakewood Villa residents and staff are on a first name basis

Some assisted care facilities are too small and some are too large. Some are just right. When you visit Lakewood Villa, you will find the facility has the right size. It is not too large and it is not too small. Since Lakewood Villa is the right size, staff get to know the residents very well.

Staff really does care enough about residents to learn their names and build a high level of trust. Staffing levels enable staff to spend quality time with your loved ones and get to know them, their lives and their likes. It helps create an atmosphere where your mom will feel safe, loved and warm.

When you visit facilities, ask if the facility has the right mix. Ask if they are small enough so staff knows every resident well. Ask if they are large enough to proactively manage a facility large enough to house 18 senior citizens. 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 December 27, 2016

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 advises: The holidays are here!

Posted By on December 24, 2016

The holidays are here, at Lakewood Villa

What sets Lakewood Villa apart from other senior care home facilities?Thanksgiving and the December holidays have occurred. New Year’s Day 2013 has arrived. This is the time of year when we enjoy spending time with loved ones. If your loved ones are too busy or too far away, they could feel isolated. The weather is bad. People stay inside. People don’t socialize as often.

The feeling of loneliness is more severe when the weather turns bad. This is the time of the year when people stay inside. They look at the sky and find grey clouds. They look at the clock and find darkness at 5:00 PM. If friends and loved ones are not under the same roof, the loneliness is more visible. This is not the time of the year to be alone.

That’s where Lakewood Villa can help. With a capacity for 18 residents, they have staff on duty 24/7. There is always someone on site who is awake and social. Residents have a wide variety of social activities ranging from singing, karaoke and dancing to church services, knitting and bingo. Loneliness does not happen at Lakewood Villa. Call (916) 682-2867 today.

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