Reviews of Irvine Cottages 4
Mary284366 July 30, 2016
I visited this facility
I picked Irvine Cottages because it have homes and cottages of no more than six people at one time, including couples. They serve lunch and dinner to everybody at the table together. They had individual entertainments, nothing big. They have a lot of cottages and very responsible, hard-working people taking care of them. They keep your family member with a good amount of dementia more active and stimulated.
Sonia8 December 30, 2015
I am a friend or relative of a resident
Irvine Cottages 4 prioritized my mother’s needs first before anything else. It isn’t about the money; they genuinely care. I like the ratio of staff to residents. The facility is really clean and safe, and they take good care of her. I feel more comfortable at this facility knowing that they have my mom’s best interest at all times. They have people come in all of the time to teach crafts, and before Thanksgiving, they decorated the walls. They got a beautiful Christmas tree, made Christmas stockings, and put decorations everywhere. There is a beautiful Poinsettia in her room. They keep them occupied. They get their hair and fingernails done. My mom is always clean. It’s really the only place in which I would want my mom living.
Thank You so much for This beautiful review! We will thank Norby our manager right away! Jacqueline
rzachary November 18, 2015
I visited this facility
As I sit in my kitchen getting ready for my workday I count my blessings and top of that list is the loving environment of Irvine Cottages #4 that my mother now calls home. Over the past several weeks my mother’s dementia has deteriorated rapidly which led to losing her in-home caregiver which then led to moving her out of her home of 40 years and having to place her in various skilled nursing facilities. One of which we came to visit only to find my mother’s face swollen with black eyes from being dropped. This experience has been nothing short of a nightmare where neither my brothers nor I could see any light at the end of tunnel for my mother. Until we found Irvine Cottages.
Irvine Cottages are such a beautiful, warm, welcoming and safe environment for my mother to live that I don’t know how I can ever say thank you enough. Thank you for her care, thank you for her safety, thank you for giving my brothers and I peace of mind that we have made the absolute right choice by placing our mother in the safest most loving environment outside of our own homes.
The Irvine cottages are truly a blessing to the elder community. The quality of care and the respect that your employees have shown my mother has allowed my family to rest assured that we have finally found a home that puts our mother’s needs first. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your kind review of Irvine Cottage 4. We will Share this beautiful review with all the staff! Best- Jacqueline DuPont
From Irvine Cottages 4
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 Cottages to suit your needs. Staff to resident ratio 2 to 3 caregivers per 6 residents.
Features of Irvine Cottages 4
- 24 hour nurses:
- State License(s): 306000736
- Minimum memory care rate: $0/month
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