What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is often viewed as the best of both worlds. Residents have as much independence as they want with the knowledge that personal care and support services are available if they need them. Assisted living communities are designed to provide residents with assistance with basic ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing and more.
Our Assisted Living center caters to seniors who want a more “homelike” environment but with the added security of someone to check up on you 24 hours a day. Our services also include medication management, a wide array of activities, transportation to doctor’s appointments and outings, furnished rooms, healthy and balanced meals, and socialization. Villa Scalabrini is registered and licensed by the California Department of Social Services.
Who needs Assisted Living?
Assisted living residents are usually seniors who have had a slight decline in health in some way and need assistance performing one or more activities of daily living (ADLs). Seniors who would like to live in a social environment with little responsibilities and a place where care is easily accessible whenever the senior may need it are the type of seniors you will find in an assisted living community.
What happens when the resident’s level of care needs to increase?
Villa Scalabrini allows its residents to age in place. We are able to do this thanks to our Memory Care unit (Safe Care) and our Skilled Nursing unit (Special Care), where our residents can transition without having to move to a different facility.
Can we take a tour of the facility?
Tours of the facility can be arranged by appointment. Please call the admissions coordinator at 818-768-6500 ext. 228.
Who do I talk to about questions in regard to admission paperwork?
Should you have questions regarding the paperwork you are required to fill out, please call the front desk. You may request an appointment with our admissions coordinator who will guide you through the necessary forms required on admission.
How do I find out about activities provided for the resident?
We strive to create social programs and activities to match the capabilities and needs of our residents. This also has a powerful impact in the healing process of those residents involved in some type of rehabilitation. Specific activities include: residents council meetings, musical performances, sing-alongs, group exercises, fitness programs, games, trivia, and daily religious services. We strongly encourage families to participate with the residents in various activities and we welcome volunteer involvement.
A monthly calendar is posted to keep residents informed of upcoming events such as birthday parties, movies, musical programs, outings, candlelight dinners and other special events.
What is the visiting policy?
Visiting hours at Villa Scalabrini are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. All visitors are required to sign the visitors’ register at the front desk.
Can I take my loved one home for a visit?
Yes, residents may leave for family’s home visits. The resident or responsible party will have to sign the residents’ log at the front desk upon departure and arrival. Please make sure to check with the medicine office if take-home medications are needed.
Is there a house doctor?
We have a house physician for the residents’ convenience. A resident should inform our Health Service Department when he/she needs to see a doctor. Residents may retain their own physicians. A podiatrist also visits our facility for the convenience of our residents.
Who is responsible for medications?
How is the laundry done?
Are pets allowed?
Is smoking permitted in the facility?
Can changes be made to the daily menu?
Is there someone to provide haircuts?
Who do I talk to about questions in regard to billing?
What do we do if we have personnel concerns?
What is an Ombudsman?
Any questions specifically related to our skilled nursing unit should be directed to our Special Care Unit. A different set of rules and regulations applies to La Piazza, our Active Seniors Community.
For more information you may contact our admissions coordinator.