Somerford Place of Northridge

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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8700 Lindley Ave, Northridge, CA 91325
Call (800) 385-2527
Somerford Place of Northridge (800) 385-2527

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Questions about Somerford Place of Northridge

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our memory care staff receives training in First Aid & CPR, and additional memory care training that goes above and beyond the minimum requirement as well as the training that the staff in assisted living receive.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Somerford Place of Northridge. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents are from their late 50's to more than 100! We care for a wide range of care levels, but are best known in the San Fernando Valley for outstanding Transitions care! We are fluid with our dementia care!

What programs or activities does Somerford Place of Northridge offer to enrich residents' well-being?

A wide variety of activities, outings and programs appropriate for all levels.

What places are near Somerford Place of Northridge or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

California State University Northridge, Hospitals and restaurants.

What transportation services does Somerford Place of Northridge offer to assisted living residents?

Medical visits are within a 10 mile radius. Shopping outings are planned.

What makes the chef or dining program at Somerford Place of Northridge exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Nutritious and healthy dining experience with a variety of choices. Daily specials and anytime menus available to our residents.

What safety features or security measures does Somerford Place of Northridge offer to assisted living residents?

Our community is extremely secure. We have security cameras outside and inside in common areas. Locked egress doors and Wanderguard technology. We also have trespassing notifications and a secured parking garage.

How does Somerford Place of Northridge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We have the emails and telephone numbers of our residents' families so that we can keep them updated and informed.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Somerford Place of Northridge during daytime and nighttime hours?

Our ratio is in accordance with Title 22. Staffing is always high priority and fluctuates depending on the care needs of the general population of the residents at any given time.. Wellness teams may have more caregivers when the population requires high care while at the same time, they may require fewer caregivers as the population may be more independent requiring less care. Ratios are always within recommended guidelines established by the State so as to meet or exceed the current care needs of the census at the time.

If Somerford Place of Northridge accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We have several outdoor patios areas. Resident must be able to care for their own pets. Specific pets allowed.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff receives California Direct Care training, Dementia Training, First Aid & CPR, and Sexual Harassment training mandated by the state of California. As a mandatory requirement, each employee undergoes a thorough back ground, character, and criminal check, along with a current drug screening. Initial training is provided and ongoing monthly mandatory training is required as part of the employment agreement. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Mandatory in-services are schedule monthly to provide a high level of customer service and care that our residents deserve. Health care topics and demonstration of technique from professional health care providers insure our staff is fully trained to help our seniors as they age gracefully in place.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

Our ratio is in accordance with Title 22.

What safety features or security measures does Somerford Place of Northridge provide to protect residents who wander?

We use Wanderguard technology that signals the staff that there is a potential attempt to exit the building.

What programs or activities does Somerford Place of Northridge offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Some examples include, an extensive music therapy program, arts & crafts, ALZ Memory in the Making Program, pet therapy, and more. (See our monthly calendar for details).

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our Executive Director and our Resident Care Director complete assessments of our residents. Residents are reassessed generally every 6 months or if there is a change in condition.

What techniques does Somerford Place of Northridge use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Residents who require hands-on assistance during mealtime receive caregiver assistance. Caregivers are required to help residents who cannot feed themselves. Those who are able to feed themselves still have caregivers with them to oversee meals. We do offer mechanical soft, diced, and puréed food for residents if needed.

How does Somerford Place of Northridge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

We have the emails and telephone numbers of our residents' families so that we can keep them updated and informed.

Describe the neighborhood around Somerford Place of Northridge. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located on Parthenia and Lindley in a residential neighborhood.

Is Somerford Place of Northridge affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Yes, we are affiliated with Northridge Hospital / San Fernando Valley Trauma Center.

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Services and Amenities of Somerford Place of Northridge

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3050/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $3050/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management

Languages

  • English

General

  • Resident Capacity: 110
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Types of care

  • Meal Preparation

Licenses

  • Licenses: RCFE
  • State Licenses: 197609638

About Somerford Place of Northridge

At Somerford Place, we understand the challenges for those living with memory loss and for the people who love them. Providing care and support twenty-four hours a day takes a great amount of energy, emotional strength and a great deal of support. Our award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery® program helps give people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementias the specialized care they need as they rediscover the joy in everyday life. We have day, overnight and live-in options to fit any of your needs.


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