Reviews of Irvine Cottages 3
Susie S March 07, 2016
I am a friend or relative of resident
This testimonial is from my 90 year old mother who is currently a resident at Irvine Cottage #3. She has lived there just about two months and is very happy. She says "The care I have received is exemplary. I can't say enough about Nestor and Elinore; they are both wonderful to me. The residents are also very nice. I am a happy camper. The food that Elinore prepares is great and the cleanliness of the home is superb. I only hope that everyone here is as content as I am. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who wants TLC in a lovely home like this". I too am very happy with Elinore and Nestor the caregivers as well as the complete staff that I have worked with at Irvine Cottages. Everyone has been extremely helpful and kind. I feel very blessed to have found this home for my mother. I highly recommend Irvine Cottages.
What a kind review of our care! I will thank the staff for their amazing work! Thank you so much again! Jacqueline DuPont and the team:)
Rickii February 28, 2016
I am a friend or relative of resident
My mother in law was a resident of Cottage 3 for a year and a half. The cottage itself was always clean and the resident's clothing and bedding were always fresh. To our family, the most important thing we were looking for was the quality of care. I cannot say enough about Elinore and Nestor, the regular caregivers. Both of them are kind people devoted to the residents under their care. I visited several times a week so I truly was able to observe them. While my mother in law was often demanding and unreasonable, both Elinore and Nestor remained calm and handled whatever came their way with a warm smile on their face. Elinore was in charge of the majority of the cooking (which was very well balanced) and often made a special dish for my mother in law if she wasn't fond of that day's menu. What touched me the most was that during my mother in law's final days, the one person she wanted to help her/be with her was Elinore which I believe is a true testatment to the care and love provided at Cottage 3.
Wow! What a Kind review of Elinore and Nestor's care! We will thank them! You also were a pleasure to work with and such an amazing advocate for your mother in law! Thank you for trusting us with her care! Best, Jacqueline and Team
From Irvine Cottages 3
Welcome to Irvine Cottages
Compassionate Assisted Living in a Cottage Setting & Exceptional Care
Irvine Cottages is dedicated to providing compassionate and loving care to all of our residents. We offer memory care well above expected standards to provide families with peace of mind and to give our residents the highest quality of life.
We Specialize In:
- Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
- Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia
- Hospice Care, including continuous care and a dedicated hospice program with one on-site hospice team
What Sets Irvine Cottages Apart?
There are many choices for a family to consider when looking for assisted living, and especially memory care. Irvine Cottages is a strong supporter of the idea, "Smaller is better." We believe that the intimacy we offer, along with the consistency of staffing in a small environment (no more than six residents maximum), makes Irvine Cottages feel like a familiar place for your loved ones -- just like the home they grew up in. A large or hotel-like facility may overwhelm a person with memory loss and lead to more confusion due to overstimulation. We find older adults with memory loss adapt quickly to the new, loving environment in our Cottages.
In everything we do one question is always on our minds, "How do we make life comfortable, safe and enjoyable for those whose care has been entrusted to us?" Safety, security, appropriate-level cognitive care and a comprehensive activities program all improve the day-to-day lives of our residents. We are the only facility in the State of California to have a comprehensive camera monitoring program in all bedrooms of the facility. Your loved one's safety and your peace of mind are our main concerns.
Currently we have two nurses on staff who visit residents daily. We also have medication technicians, social service directors, maintenance staff, and other professionals who give the best care possible. We have the lowest caregiver staff turnover reported in the area. On average the House Managers have been employed for five years or more. Our caregivers provide compassionate and intelligent care for all.
Boredom in a small board and care can be an issue, but not at the Cottages. We provide: Music Therapy two to three days a week, Art Therapy once a week, daily Karaoke, game time, outings, gardening, massage therapy, and even aromatherapy. Group or individual exercise activities occur at 10:00 am every day, so all of our residents know what to expect.
An older adult with memory loss has a lot to deal with during their transition to a new home, such as experiencing a new environment, meeting new people, or finding the bathroom. Therefore, for the first three days, we offer a "friend," a caregiver assigned to give extra help at night or during the day to ease their settling comfortably into a new environment. The new "friend" will answer questions, provide reassurance, and give additional cues to their new surroundings.
We do our best to group our care for older adults into three levels, from mild memory loss, to moderate, and for those who need a lot of extra care. Every Cottage has programs tailored to meet each population's specific needs and concerns. For example, some Cottages have extra night care, while some have more music therapy. In order to truly know what level of care or which Cottage will be a good fit for your loved one, a tour with one of our Family Service Directors will assist you in making the right choice!
By providing excellent memory care, we decrease your levels of stress and time spent worrying. You will be able to relax because you know your loved ones are in highly-skilled and compassionate hands. You will be able to enjoy quality visits with your family members, rather than doing the myriad of caregiving tasks on your "To Do" list. That's what we're here for - to make your life easier and your caregiving journey smoother from now on!
In October 2015, Dr. Jacqueline Dupont, Gerontologist and Founder of Irvine Cottages, was honored to receive the 2015 Senior Care Hero Humanitarian Award from SeniorServ, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older adults.
We have 13 total cottages serving these areas in Orange County:
- Irvine Northwood, Turtle Rock and University Park
- Newport Beach Back Bay Neighborhood
- Mission Viejo Alicia and La Paz exits off the 5 Freeway
If you have questions, need further information, or want to schedule a tour, please call (866) 824-8174. Or you can complete the Contact Form below. Thank you for your interest!
What Makes Us Special
Jacqueline Dupont, Founder of Irvine Cottages, is a gerontologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s care. Irvine Cottages offer a unique approach to resident protection with full-facility camera coverage. We have 13 Co
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- Minimum Memory Cost $0/month
- State Licenses 306000655
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