Berkley East Convalescent Hosp

2021 ARIZONA AVE, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
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Jerry1 September 29, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When first entering the facilities of Berkley East, I was charmed by it's overall ambiance and setting close to the beach. The rooftop allowed for lovely days with my grandfather in the beautiful California sun. However, in terms of the staff I was not to impressed. While most had a great aura about them, the ones designated for my Grandfather where often neglectful or unwilling to do difficult tasks, such as helping him stand up. Instead they would say things like, "he is not quite ready, he needs rest." rest was the last thing he needed! Subsequently my grandfather would often appear tired and lathargic. To prevent themselves for being liable for his condition, they over 3 times had him transferred to the nearby hospital, which ended up traumatizing him further. At 87 these visits to the hospital where not easy!



BarbaraWilcox May 19, 2011

Friend or relative of resident

My dad lives here. While she was still living, my mom lived here too. We chose it because it's across the street from St. John's Medical Center -- very convenient if you have doctors there or are having radiation, etc. in the John Wayne Cancer Center across Santa Monica Blvd. from St. John's. Staff is available to take residents via wheelchair to both those facilities. It's clean and mostly furnished (hospital-style) doubles with a few singles. There is no separate dementia facility, though patients with dementia are accepted here on a case-by-case basis; most have private-duty nurses. The staff is pleasant and works hard to create activities such as ice cream socials and bingo that will interest residents. They work well with the private-duty staff, and have always been good about assisting Dad's nurses with diapering, walking etc (Dad can walk the halls with a walker and assistance, which he does several times a day). Physical and occupational therapy is in the basement, as is the hairdresser/barber. A couple of very friendly therapy dogs come to work with one of the therapists, and visitors are welcome to bring family pets along. The roof garden is wheelchair-accessible and very pleasant, with views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. There are occasional outings, but most residents are so infirm that they're really not able to benefit from this type of activity. It's in a nice residential area between Santa Monica and Wilshire, so you can take your loved one for a wheelchair spin in the neighborhood if he/she feels up to it. Parking (paid) is also in the basement and is very limited. When it fills up, parking spaces more than one hour are several blocks away, so you have to keep feeding the meters. Parking in this part of town is only free on Sundays.


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About Berkley East Convalescent Hosp


Berkley East Convalescent Hosp is a nursing home in Santa Monica, CA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations. Contact Berkley East Convalescent Hosp for more details on housing, services, and rates.

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  • Medicare Provider Number: 555748

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals

Features

  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • 24-hour security gate

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