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Personal attention from an expert team at our Belmont Dementia Care Community
Move your loved one into our Assisted Living Dementia Care Community at Belmont Hills in Belmont, California, and get the best dementia care available! Our Bay Area community is beautifully situated on thirteen sprawling acres, surrounded by lush trees and Twin Pines Park. In this very private setting tucked back off of Ralston Ave across from Notre Dame, the community is a serene haven for its residents and everyone who visits.
Your loved one with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy-body, or other type of dementia will receive expert clinical care led by a medical director, a full-time Registered Nurse, and a team of round-the-clock licensed nurses and caregivers, plus life-enriching, adult-oriented engagement programs, all in a warm, loving, and pet-friendly environment.
Reviews of Belmont Hills Memory Care Community
Average Rating: based on 3 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My husband is in Silverado Senior Living. This is our choice because it was the largest facility I could find for him. My husband has dementia and he is a walker. He never stops walking and he walks from 8 in the morning until 9 at night. He actually walks at every inch of that facility daily. He is able to walk indoor or outdoor. In this facility, there is a diversity there that he could stay there until he goes through hospice at the end, so he doesn't have to get out of this facility at any point in time.
This is an absolutely beautiful place. They are located on something like 18 acres of land. The outside grounds have redwood trees. They have seating areas and picnic tables. They have gardens. They are all within the complex inside the gate. It is also a totally closed facility. My husband can walk through the whole building, which is a big L-shaped almost a block long. Then on the outside, it is even 10 times larger. It is a total dementia facility. It is expensive. They have as much rooms as 100 beds. They have four buildings that are all connected in-to-in with a dining room in each of the four buildings. A person can choose whatever dining room he/she wants to eat in.
With regards to activities, residents can do whatever they want. They can participate in any of them. Their staff has been so very nice. Anytime I'm there and I see something that needs repair; I just tell them, and they would come and fix it immediately. They're excellent. I will recommend this place.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
The facility is specifically for people living with memory impairment issues and we had my grandfather there for about 4 months after his late stage Alzheimer's disease became to advanced for us to care for him at home.Silverado was a wonderful facility that had indoor and outdoor environments for it's residents and allowed visitors to come and visit their family members whenever they wanted. Additionally family members could come stay for dinner with my grandfather, were allowed to go on Silverado sponsored outings with my grandfather, and were even able to arrange private dinners at the facility.My only complaint about this facility is that the indoor areas frequently smelled like urine, though they quickly cleaned up after residents when there were accidents there was no way to really remove the smell from the interior buildings.
I have a ton of respect and appreciation for this whole company, which puts a lot of skilled people on its team in dealing with people who have dementia. They make it a top priority for residents to keep living and being part of life"”and there are true teeth to their approach.
Loren Shook, Silverado's president and CEO and Steve Winner, its senior vice president, have written a great book titled The Silverado Story: A Memory-Care Culture Where Love Is Greater Than Fear, that explains the philosophy put into practice in the facility. It's all driven by making life good for people with dementia"”in understanding how to navigate and work with them so that the first line of action is not always pharmacology.
In this rather novel approach, they look first at a resident's interests. Before placing one particular resident, for example, there were several hours of conversation about what she could do to feel useful and needed. Management came up with the idea of putting this potential resident in charge of the facility's consignment shop"”a "˜enterprise' that would be invented just for her.
The staff and administration have been given creative license by their leadership to be creative in providing a safe and engaging place to live. The décor is not remarkable, for example, but when they took over the property, which features a lot of outdoor space, they put a tasteful barrier fence along the perimeter for safety. There's a pergola and lovely garden and grounds that give residents there the license to walk outside safely and have a sense of the campus beyond their own four walls.
Management in assisted living facilities can change quickly and frequently. It's always a good idea to check in with the Executive Director, key managers and other care providers to establish a rapport and a comfortable working relationship if you plan to have a loved one living there.
Silverado Senior Living is more expensive than many assisted living places, but the philosophy of care there helps create peace of mind that they can effectively work with residents with mild to severe memory impairment.
Location of Belmont Hills Memory Care Community
Features of Belmont Hills Memory Care Community
- Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
- Gardens/outside patio
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Guests can attend meals