Irvine Cottages 14

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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19462 Sierra Chula, Irvine, CA 92603
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December 21, 2015

By ryanm-irvine

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother moved into Irvine Cottages #14 about a year ago and recently passed away. Have spent the last 8 years in assisted living communities, we were not sure about how a board and care would work, and whether it would be compatible with my mom. I know the senior care space well, and I was familiar with how the large brands tried to scare us about board and care earlier. I wish I would have known about Irvine Cottages a long time ago! There were four residents and three caregivers -- Gloria, Kenny and Ismael. They were likely the kindest, most compassionate caregivers I have met since my mom had her stroke in 2005. Everything they did was a ginger touch, engaging and seemed to make my mom smile. They had a very strong attention to detail for everything -- meds, behavior, eating, activities, and were really my eyes and ears for her care. My mom was pretty tough to please and she was always happy about the care she received, and how she felt like the genuinely cared for her. End of life issues are tough for everyone, and Irvine Cottages enables my mom and our whole family to fill her last months with as much dignity that I could expect. I highly recommend you consider Irvine Cottages. They know what they are doing and the CARE -- something that doesn't always come together in senior care. Additional Point: What I believe separates Irvine Cottages from other board and cares is the fact that the owner, Jacqueline D., is a gerontologist and sits on the board of many Orange County senior organizations. She really knows what she is doing and has an arsenal of doctors and staff that are very talented. It is a huge difference maker.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for this amazing review! I will personally thank the staff for their hard work and compassion! Thank you again!! Jacqueline

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  • State Licenses: 306004724


  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5500/month
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    About Irvine Cottages 14

    Welcome to Irvine Cottages

    Compassionate Assisted Living in a Cottage Setting & Exceptional Care

    About us

    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
    • Diabetes/Nephrology
    • 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.

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