Laguna Beach, CA.
I wanted to thank you again for sending Maria into our home to care for our Dad over the past 9 months. It was truly amazing to see how much he enjoyed her company and assistance in his home each day. Maria really became part of our family and we are so thankful to have found such a good home care agency that provides the level of quality care we experienced. Our fears about leaving Dad alone were put at ease and we were able to enjoy the time we spent with him and know that when we left he was in safe hands. Thanks for all you did to help Dad in his last days and for the funeral flowers - that was very thoughtful of you.
All the best.
Residential care homes are known by different names depending on where you live. In some areas they are called adult family homes, in other areas they may be referred to as personal care homes, adult foster homes, group homes, or board and care homes. Typically they all have the same things in common: they provide care for seniors in a homelike setting that's very much like a family.
This type of setting is excellent for residents who do not want to live in a larger community setting but still require a level of assistance similar to that offered by an Assisted Living or a Nursing Home. The staff in a residential care home may assist with medications, help residents bathe, get dressed and perform many other daily tasks or activities of daily living. Because of the homes' intimate settings, owners can often specialize in particular resident needs such as diabetes care, memory care, residents with special diets, residents who speak a particular language (Japanese or Spanish for example), residents of a particular religion or cultural background, as well as other needs.
Resident activities may involve board games, folding laundry, baking cookies, or preparing for the evening meal. Transportation may be included as part of the service the home provides, and may include doctor appointments, shopping, banking or trips to the local senior center.
Rates are usually charged per month. The monthly charge typically includes: three meals per day, utilities, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, and possibly transportation. Care level charges will be determined after the resident's needs have been assessed by the owner or operator.
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I want to take the opportunity to let you know how grateful we are that we met up with your company. What a treat to work with you guys are! We have really enjoyed getting to know you guys over the past two years and will definately stop by and say hello when we are back in town again! Thanks for taking such good care of our Mom. You don't know how much weight that took off of our shoulders - to know she was in safe hands when we couldn't be there. Alvira is an amazing person and we feel so lucky to have been able to have her care for Mom for the entire two years! I don't know how you guys do all that you do and keep such a bright attitude - as I know Mom wasn't the easiest of people to be around with her disease and all - but we sure do appreciate everything you did for her and the lengths you went to in order to keep everyone in the loop. We wish you all the best with your company on-going and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Joan & April
Joan and April