AgeSong University

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350 University St., San Francisco, CA, 94134

Reviews of AgeSong University


4.0
13 Reviews

July 05, 2012

By Teresa in SF

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This place feels like a home, not an institution. The staff is friendly and helpful. The other residents are encouraged to interact with each other at social events, games and meals. The individual rooms are a good size and are bright, clean and cheery, as are the large shared living, dining and sun rooms. The home has a large garden and is located in a quiet residential district. Although it is peaceful, the location could be difficult for visitors who rely on public transportation. I am very happy with the level of care my friend is receiving and am glad that he is transitioning well.

November 09, 2010

By CitygalSF

Wonderful building and terrific staff

I live nearby and have visited residents of University Mound on many occasions. The environment is lovely and very homelike, and spotlessly clean with no "institutional" odors. The staff is very competent and caring; the Executive Director is a gerontologist and many caregivers are long-term employees. Appropriate activities are available for residents of all abilities. Most significantly, University Mound is a true nonprofit organization, and provides excellent care at affordable rates. There are no shareholders or parent organizations; all fees go toward provision of services for the residents. The location is quiet, yet easily accessible; one bus stops at the corner, another 2 blocks away, and 101 and 280 are nearby.

December 27, 2009

By wordswithgrace

Affordable, homelike, compassionate assisted living residence

This is the kind of place where I want to live when I get older -- beautiful, comforting, homelike. My aunt was a resident here, and the staff were always caring and attentive to her needs, going out of their way to work with us on some challenging medical issues. The rooms are charming and spacious. There's a beautiful front parlor, a sunroom where a number of the ladies play cards, and a backyard garden where they take walks. The Home is also a nonprofit and is remarkably affordable compared to many other assisted living facilities in the city.

December 27, 2009

By Sherri S.

My loved one stayed here

My aunt lived at the University Mound Ladies Home for a year. The staff was dedicated and kind, making her feel at home immediately and encouraging her to socialize with the other ladies. When her friends visited, she took pride in showing them around the beautiful residence. UMLH is a nonprofit with spacious private rooms, a lovely backyard garden, a welcoming front parlor, and a homelike ambiance that makes it unlike any other assisted living facility in the city. It's worth a visit even if you don't need assistance yet.

August 09, 2008

By Caroline Linse

My loved one stayed here

University Mound Ladies Home is a hidden treasure. It is set in a beautiful historic building in a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco. The care is very affordable with prices being less than other comparable facilities. The employees treat the residents like their own family. My loved one is happier now than she has been in a couple of years because of the respect and kindness that she receives at University Mound. The staff are very patient with the residents. The staff enjoy working at University Mound and don't leave! In other words they have very low turn over which is especially good for elderly who have trouble adjusting to change.
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Features of AgeSong University


Costs

  • Minimum Rate: $3450/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $4950/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Housing Extra: Shared Living

General

  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 385600402

About 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.

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