Questions about Sakura Gardens
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Sakura Gardens. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Residents are overall of Japanese descent. However, we currently have one Chinese American resident and one Korean Japanese resident at our community. Average Age is 87. Favorite things are attending morning exercise class, karaoke singing, playing bingo, watching movies on Wednesdays, going on trips to Little Tokyo, Pala Casino, the local mall and Walmart
What programs or activities does Sakura Gardens offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Japanese Calligraphy class, Morning Exercise, Social Dance-Exercise class, Ceramics class, Japanese, English and Hawaiian singing class, karaoke class, knitting class, golf-putting class, art class, Minyo Shamisen (Japanese singing), Story writing class, Japanese style Mah Jong class, Yoga class, Origami class, Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) class, Jigsaw puzzle class, Domino game class, Card game class, Chair exercise, Japanese Bible Study class.
What places are near Sakura Gardens or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Little Tokyo is about a 2-3 minute drive, vibrant, cultural town full of Japanese restaurants, supermarkets, and retail stores. Close to Hollenbeck Park which has a lake and exercise devices. Sakura Gardens is also near Mariachi Plaza which is a few blocks away and frequently holds a Farmer's Market. Mariachi Plaza is also a stop for the Gold Line train which can take residents to Little Tokyo, Union Station, and as far as Pasadena.
What transportation services does Sakura Gardens offer to assisted living residents?
We have a van that holds up to 6 passengers. We provide transportation Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm for medical purposes within a 8 mile radius. We provide transportation to Little Tokyo every Tuesday from 9am to 3:30pm. We also provide transportation for special outings such as to Walmart, local mall (Glendale Galleria or Montebello Mall), and also arrange transportation to Pala Casino.
What makes the chef or dining program at Sakura Gardens exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Since our population is mostly Japanese due to the history of our community, the dining experience is one of a kind where we provide a wide variety of healthy and hearty Japanese meals such as Chicken Teriyaki, Agedashi Tofu (Fried tofu), Unagi-don (fresh water eel), Chicken Tatsuta Age (Fried Chicken), Pork Ramen, Beef Sukiyaki, Hot Udon, Chicken Tonkatsu (Cutlet), Pork Gyoza (dumplings) but also provide traditional American meals such as Honey Baked Ham, Roasted Turkey, Broiled Salmon, Corned Beef with Cabbage, Spaghetti Bolognese, Meat Lasagna, and Southern Fried Chicken.
What safety features or security measures does Sakura Gardens offer to assisted living residents?
Our community is a fully gated community and have a 24 hour guard on duty.
How does Sakura Gardens keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We would keep families informed about their loved ones by our 24 hour on-duty Health Staff actively contacting their loved ones about any incidents or changes. Our community also holds a Family Meeting where we invite all family members, close friends, and residents to attend to inform any updates, changes, or announcements. We would also send loved ones emails or phone calls of any significant changes as well.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Sakura Gardens during daytime and nighttime hours?
The daytime and nighttime ratio is 1:65 (2:130)
If Sakura Gardens accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
At this time Sakura Gardens does not accept dogs or cats, although families may bring dogs or cats to visit.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
IPCED training courses and Oasis Outsourcing Webinars and In-services
What safety features or security measures does Sakura Gardens provide to protect residents who wander?
We notify the security guard company and make sure that the on-duty keeps a folder with residents profile (name, room number) that may be a wandering risk to contact our community if they are seen leaving the community.