Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Sunshine Villa Dementia Care
Sunshine Villa is a memory care provider in Santa Cruz, CA. The staff at Sunshine Villa provide supervision and are able to remind residents to attend to activities of daily living such as grooming and toileting. Staff are on service 24 hours a day. There are activities appropriate for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that help keep residents active and engaged. Sunshine Villa was designed specifically to provide memory care. Residents who are prone to wandering can be accepted. There is a computerized system that alerts staff if a resident attempts to wander to an unsafe area. Sunshine Villa may allow residents to keep a dog or cat. Pet care is provided. A nurse is on staff at Sunshine Villa. Devotional services are provided to residents.
Features at a glance
The minimum age that a resident may be is 60 years old.
StaffingNurses on Staff24-Hour Awake StaffVisiting NurseHomecare OnsiteVisiting PodiatristVisiting Physical TherapistVisiting Occupational TherapistVisiting Speech Therapist
Facility Care Level
Care Level Percentage Light Care 0% Medium Care 50% Heavy Care 50%
Sunshine Villa prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care
Additional ServicesDiabetic Care
This community can administer insulin injections and blood sugar tests, although are it is not necessarily able to offer sliding scale therapy.
Memory Care Offered
This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. The community's memory care section is in its own building.
Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.
Non Ambulatory Care
This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.
This community is provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
TransportationResident Parking AvailableComplimentary TransportationTransportation at CostProperty Convenient to Busline
Additional AmenitiesActivities OnsiteActivities OffsiteDevotional Services OnsiteDevotional Services OffsiteOutdoor Common AreasIndoor Common AreasBeautician Onsite
Other ServicesWheelchair Accessible ShowersHospice AvailableRespite OfferedAging in Place
Activities ProvidedAt Sunshine Villa we focus on all aspects of our resident's wellness - mind, body and spirit. We learn about how our residents like to spend their days and we design our calendar around them. We look for experiences to offer and opportunities to reignite old passions. Our goal is to "wow" our residents by identifying what experiences are most important to them, and do what we can to make them happen in a meaningful way. Our Activities Program goes beyond the traditional. We have specific programs in place to help our residents make the most of every day. Celebrations Our Celebrations Program encompasses all the festivities that highlight traditional and non-traditional holiday events and programs throughout the year. These programs honor residents and include special birthday celebrations, holiday parties and a variety of other occasions. Some highlights of special celebrations have included Senior Prom, Oktoberfest, Barbeque/Western Days, Hawaiian Days, Cinco DeMayo, Chinese New Year and Live the Spirit Week. Discovery Living Our Discovery Living Program is designed to offer our residents opportunities to engage in creative and educational activities. Creative arts offerings may include innovative classes or small group offerings that introduce new skills, interests and leisure pursuits to our residents. These continuous learning opportunities may take the form of "how to" seminars and lectures on special subjects such as journaling, writing poetry, scrapbooking, or photography. Past classes have included watercolor and oil painting, crocheting, knitting, quilting, ceramics and card making. Throughout the month there are numerous opportunities to play games, discuss current events, join a book club or tackle a daily word puzzle. Growing Together Growing Together is a holistic program that enables our residents to have regular contact and voluntary responsibility for plants and pets in a homelike environment. Many of our residents have taken pleasure in planting and tending gardens throughout their lives and can continue to do so at our community. Large community gardens, mobile gardens or small plants tended indoors are all possibilities with our Growing Together program. Interactions with pets are also an important part of life at our community. Whether it is interaction with a community pet or spending time with visiting pets, we believe in supporting the significant health benefits associated with the opportunity to pet a friendly dog or stroke a purring cat. Of course our residents are always welcome to have pets of their own as well. Exercise and Movement The goal of our Exercise and Movement Program is to encourage independence and provide support for all of our residents to be as physically fit and active as possible. Our exercise classes are designed to improve cardiovascular function, muscle strength, stamina and endurance. Class offerings may include Tai Chi, Sittercise or Yoga. Some of our communities have special fitness equipment available and all of our communities offer our signature walking club, Stepping Out. Young-At-Heart Our Young-At-Heart Program gives our residents opportunities to interact with children and young adults of all ages. Whether it is a group of students visiting to provide entertainment or one-on-one visits from a local youth group to play board games, celebrate a holiday or just listen to special words of wisdom from an experienced senior, this program benefits everyone who participates. Connections Connections allows our residents to retain former contacts and roles with the community-at-large, establish new contacts and "give back" to the community through volunteerism, altruism, and contributions of time, resources or services. Some of our Connections activities have included special fundraisers for disaster relief, care packages for soldiers overseas and organizing teddy bear drives for children. Memory Improvement Program Researchers have concluded that the term "Use It or Lose It" has very real implications as it applies to memory and the aging brain. It has been proven that older adults can improve their memory abilities with regular cognitive exercise - our Memory Improvement Program is designed to help our assisted living residents who are beginning to experience memory loss. Specific components of the Memory Improvement Program include structured brain games, exercise, social support and nutrition.
Average Room Pricing at Sunshine Villa
Room Type Memory Care Studio Averages $4,800 - $5,900 Semi-Private Averages $5,000 - $6,100Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.
Paying for careCommercial InsurancePrivate paySocial SecuritySeparate pricing structure for careVeteran's benefits
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|City||Distance||Number of Facilities||Average Cost for 1 Bedroom|
|Santa Cruz||0 miles||1||N/A|
|San Jose||22 miles||29||$5,650|
General Pricing Information for Santa Cruz Memory Care
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great amenities and wonderful staffreviewed on: 05/26/2015 by Anonymous
They have really great amenities and wonderful staff at Sunshine Villa. I have had a few small issues with their billing, but they have been able to get worked out ok. Overall it has been a very... Read the full review.
I have just been thrilled with them.reviewed on: 05/15/2014 by Family Member
I have just been thrilled with them. Everyone is so nice, and attentive to my mom. It's very clean, and we are so happy with them. They have done everything they said they would. They have done a... Read the full review.
really good about getting her involvedreviewed on: 11/13/2015 by Anonymous
Sunshine Villa isn't perfect but it's pretty good. The value is good. Nana has been doing chair exercises and going on scenic tours. They are really good about getting her involved. The only... Read the full review.
Caring Staffreviewed on: 11/14/2015 by Anonymous
All of the staff members at the Sunshine Villa facility are taking really good care of my loved ones. It was a little daunting in the beginning, but everything went smoothly moving in and it is... Read the full review.
# 3. overall: within 4 minu...reviewed on: 01/05/2014 by A Place For Mom Customer
# 3. overall: within 4 minutes drive of my house. Everyday visits very easy to manage. Aging in place as well as hospice available. Memory care unit seemed busy as I visited at lunch. Lots of... Read the full review.