Reviews of AgeSong University
EV181307 July 13, 2016
I visited this facility
AgeSong was very nice and had a lot of staff. It was very organized, and people seemed to be very happy. The layout of the place was good. They had a dining room, a place for entertainment, and a special area for the Alzheimer’s unit, which was what I was concerned with since that’s where my husband would be placed. The bedrooms were very spacious and very clean. I was very happy. That would be my first choice because it was so close to my home. I was not able to taste the food, but it looked like they had a nice dining room. They had time when they play music for the patients, and they seemed to be very comfortable. They had a little patio at the back with a lot of trees where you could sit. There was also a little area where you could sit and listen to the music. It was a really nice place.
JC7 March 20, 2016
I visited this facility
The outside of AgeSong University looked really nice. It was a very old, historic building, but I did not like the inside because it was small and old. It probably needs some kind of remodeling. The staff was very nice and helpful. They understood what I was looking for, made me feel comfortable to ask questions, and gave me a lot of information. The dining room was big, spacious, and had a restaurant feel. Everyone was sitting around the TV area while I was there; I did not see any activities going on.
Caring113727050 September 30, 2015
I visited this facility
I would give AgeSong University a very high rating. I thought it was quite good. I was impressed that all the caregivers seemed to know about all their patients. Anytime that you asked somebody about something, they knew exactly what to do and were very attentive. The private room had a bathroom, a window with a very nice view, and was relatively quiet. There was also a second bed so if a visitor would come and stay, they could stay overnight, if necessary. The activities that I saw looked good. The staff gave a birthday party to somebody when I was there.
From AgeSong University
AgeSong University, occupies a historic site that has served the evolving the needs of San Francisco’s elders since 1884. Set in the city’s peaceful Portola District, the original property was established with a generous bequest from land magnate James Lick as charitable home for senior women.
The present residence, a handsome 1932 Georgian Revival building, was designed by civic architect Martin Rist. The two-story brick manse is flanked by two large residential wings and a wide circular drive offers easy access to the stately, white columned entry. The site also features lush gardens and a private backyard.
The spacious living room serves as the heart of AgeSong University. Set with a beamed ceiling, fireplace and grand piano, it offers an inviting place for residents and guests to gather. The living room also forms the focal point of our residents’ extensive enrichment program, with activities that range from chair yoga and flower arranging to our daily morning meditation.
The large dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows that fill it with light and offer a view of the surrounding gardens. A tall pitched ceiling, fireplace and farm-style accents create a cheery setting for residents to engage over meals; the bright adjacent sun room adds to the airy feel. The backyard and gardens feature benches, raised planters and accessible walking paths, all securely enclosed with a fence and locking gate. The lushly landscaped grounds offer a lovely place for daily assisted nature walks and community barbecues, and a gardening club will soon join our regular activities. Frequent outings to nearby McLaren Park, with its scenic meadows and beautiful lake, bring our residents the joys of nature in an expansive setting. Similar to all AgeSong communities, AgeSong University offers a multifaceted approach to eldercare, in an environment that creates lively engagement and a sense of home. AgeSong’s team of skilled clinicians, care partners, interns and volunteers offer the elders encouragement and support through levels of care specifically tailored to each resident’s unique needs. AgeSong Living honors and continues to add to the rich lives of our elders, and gives them encouragement, support and the freedom to be precisely who they are.
Amenities and Services:
- Private and semi-private residences
- Small, friendly, neighborhood setting
- Pet friendly
- Complete apartment maintenance
- Engagement Program with dynamic calendar of classes, activities, professional entertainment and outings
- Senior wellness programs
- Family education and support services
- Structured and spontaneous activities specifically tailored to each resident
- Three nutritious, well-balanced chef-prepared family style meals where families and friends are welcome
- Healthy and delicious snacks available at all times
- Specialized Forgetfulness Care for Dementia/Alzheimer’s
- Daily assurance checks and medication monitoring
- Ongoing communication with primary care physician, other healthcare professionals and family members
- 24-hour nursing care support
- 24-hour emergency call responder
- Specialized diet preparation (nectar, thick liquid, vegetarian, high protein, etc.)
- Diabetic care program • Gero Wellness Program w/ therapeutic activities
The activities and engagement programs at AgeSong University take full advantage of the vibrant urban San Francisco community partnering with local organizations to provide elders with a full spectrum of local cultural experiences. The programs are designed to include both the local community and families in engagement activities that allow families to participate. The scheduled and spontaneous events provide the opportunity for one-on-one interactive and group engagement.
Thank you for your interest at AgeSong University. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.
What Makes Us Special
AgeSong University provides outstanding care to residents in the newest AgeSong community. We strive to create an environment that is culturally and economically diverse. Since 1884 the site has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of the aging population in San Francisco, and that process continues today.
Features of AgeSong University
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- Housing extra: Shared living
- Companion suites: We offer companion suites
- Pets: All pets allowed
- State License(s): 385600402
- Minimum rate: $3,450/month
- Minimum memory care rate: $4,950/month
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