Byron Park

1700 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, 94595

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A Geriatric Social Worker August 04, 2011

I visited this facility

This facility is located right off of Tice Valley Boulevard, which is a nice and central part of Walnut Creek.

Originally, Byron Park offered only independent living, but last year, added assisted living, too. This has been a very welcome development for residents already there, since now there are more options for them to stay and age in place. There is no dedicated memory care.

Visitors encounter one strange detail at first: There's no parking right outside in front"”although there's valet set-up so people can be dropped off near the front door. The parking is next to the building, and it's not clear how to get in. This could be a drawback for those who are not able to ambulate easily. There's a courtyard with a big yard that's nicely landscaped.

The building is distinctive, as it looks kind of like a castle; some of the rooms even have turrets. It looks small from the outside, but that's a mirage. In the back, it opens up onto a courtyard, with many buildings for housing. There are 17 different kinds of floor plans for residents to choose from: studios to two-bedroom, two-bath units. The living spaces are quite spacious and well-designed.

Once inside the main building, there's a reception desk with mandatory sign-in, overseen by a friendly and personable staff member. There is no grand foyer, but a room of more intimate scale that feels more like a regular apartment building. Throughout, the place is clean and elegant, but not ostentatious or overwhelming huge"”although it does have a spacious feel and open feeling.

The common spaces include a family room, living room and dining rooms, with menus that allow residents to pick and choose a combination of foods daily.

The hallways are a bit narrower than most newer buildings, so sometimes, there is a bit of traffic congestion when several residents with walkers are getting to the dining room at the same time. Best of all, the residents seem happy"”and many of them are out and about, going to meals, talking with one another. There seem to be more active individuals here than at many other such facilities.

The staff is attentive. In independent living, they contract out with an agency to provide in-home service, which residents can buy at an additional cost; that helps many people bridge the gap between independent and assisted living.

This facility may be an especially good fit for couples who are still active.

Byron Park maintains a good website, which provides lots of information including costs of care and housing, which starts at $3,165 for a studio and $4,970 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit.



Anonymous Jim July 18, 2011

I visited this facility

Walnut Creek is a eastern suburb of Oakland, Ca. and is a lovely area. Byron Park is an approximately 21 year old facility that is a four/five story complex with a little under 200 apartments. It has recently been licensed for a large portion of these apartments to be assisted living. Currently under ownership changes, the facility is having a new facelift with a new kitchen being one of the biggest changes. Staff is friendly and courteous.



hopingandhelping June 09, 2011

Byron Park offers independent living and assisted living. I've had clients in both. The assisted living part is on its own floor with a separate dining room.

It's a very nice facility located in a mixed commercial/residential neighborhood, with limited parking and an outdoor pool"”though I've never seen anyone use it. The apartments are lovely; Sunny. Large. They have both studios and 1 bedroom, and the 1 bedroom units are very large.

The staff are very nice, caring, knowledgeable. They know the residents well, and they offer good management of medications. The ownership seems to be in transition, but the manager of the assisted living part is very nice and professional.

Residents often complain about the quality of food. They have a good activity director and lots going on"”speakers, religious services, games, music. They also offer transportation to nearby stores.

Highly functioning residents do well here.



dbeck03 April 28, 2011

Visited this facility

I was impressed with a lot of the details at Byron Park on a recent visit to scope out possible homes for Mom and Mom-in-law. In general, everything seemed clean and well-maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. Residents seemed active and independent. Nice mountain views from most units, and a fairly quiet location.

Particular pluses included: -- A greenhouse where residents can do year-round gardening. Seems like a great therapeutic idea. -- Document-shredding service provided. Most of the seniors I know are pretty concerned about privacy. What a great idea! -- Regular rummage sales for charity. A neat way to help with those accumulation challenges. -- A separate bus for medical appointments makes transportation more flexible.

Of concern: -- Location is a bit out-there. You'll need their bus or a taxi to get to BART, entertainment or major shopping. -- Swimming pool isn't heated, and Mom-in-law likes to swim year-round.


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About Byron Park


Byron Park is an assisted living facility in Walnut Creek, CA that offers residents independent living options and daily support services. Contact Byron Park for more details on housing, services, and rates.

Features of Byron Park


Diet

  • Low salt

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service for clothes

Features

  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)

Dining options

  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms

Costs

  • We charge an entry fee
  • Monthly rent is all inclusive

General

  • Pets: Small Pets

Licenses

  • State License(s): 75601546

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