Sequoias San Francisco Convalescent Hospital

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Nursing Homes

7 Reviews
1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109
Call (844) 334-3818
Sequoias San Francisco Convalescent Hospital (844) 334-3818

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May 24, 2011

By Sequoias Resident

Resident

I moved here with my wife four years ago. We were ready to downsize from our house, but were a little worried about the move. But we really found it was easy to adjust to living here. It was just like moving into a small house. And it's a very open, welcoming community. If you come in alone, it's easy to join in with other individuals"”or organize a group of people to join. As far as I know, there are no cliques. My wife was not in as good health as I am, and she died recently. That was an adjustment, but I can't think of any place I'd rather age than here. A lot of people move here from somewhere else and don't have local ties. For them, the in-house activities are especially important"”exercise, Spanish and French classes, music appreciation, Saturday night movies, performing arts presentations, even a rotating art gallery and studio. There are 51 different committees you can join if you want to participate in that kind of thing. There are about 250 apartments and 320 people living here. The youngest people are in their 60s, but there are several in their 100s who are still bright and sparkling. About 10% are couples; 30% men and the rest are widows and single women who have never been married. The women especially seem to be good support for one another. As for housing, there are many different kinds of accommodations"”from studios units with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You pay the same no matter what your level of care. If you move in completely independent, you pay the same as those who need assisted living or more extensive nursing care. That's a big plus. It's kind of like prepaid long-term care. Also, the food is quite good. I usually eat in the dining room, which has two sides"”one is buffet, which is more casual; the other side is served side"”a little more formal. We always have eight flavors of ice cream every day, so my grandchildren actually ask to come visit. Party facilities are also available"”two social rooms on the roof level, good for parties or family gatherings. I use those rooms for my bridge group. The staff is wonderful. I don't know how they've been able to find such friendly, patient and accommodating people. And finally, the location is superb. Public transportation is excellent. You can get a cab within 15 minutes, except on Friday nights. Buses are prevalent"”easy to get to anywhere from here. For people who can't get around on their own, there's an organized bus trip every day. The biggest challenge is that it's a big place. Some people have not lived in a group living situation. SO for them, living with over 300 people and eating in a group dining room is a big adjustment. Another drawback for some people might be that there' s no Alzheimer's care here now, but I understand that they're looking toward putting in a memory unit.
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Services and Amenities of Sequoias San Francisco Convalescent Hospital

Features

  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

General

  • Resident Capacity: 400

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 380500593

About Sequoias San Francisco Convalescent Hospital

An Active, Engaging Retirement Community for Independent Seniors in San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco's cultural corridor, The Sequoias "“ San Francisco, an accredited Life Care Community, is city living at its best. Designed to promote an active and engaging retirement for independent seniors, The Sequoias is only moments away from the Symphony, Ballet, Opera and Asian Art Museum. No wonder San Francisco is considered one of the world's greatest cities. The Sequoias "“ San Francisco is city living at its best.

A Life Care Community of NCPHS

Our Life Care plan promotes an engaged lifestyle while providing access to quality medical care, including on-site physicians, emergency response, assisted living, and skilled nursing. All of these services are included in the one-time entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees. The Life Care Advantage

Life Care means you can stay on-site and receive increasing levels of care, even as your health needs change. Under the Life Care Agreement you can move from your apartment to a higher level of care in the community without an increase in your monthly fee. Life Care assists you in controlling your health care costs and provides a sense of security for your future

Fee Schedule and Amenities Life Care

Apartment Size Single Occupancy Entrance Fee Double Occupancy Entrance Fee Single Occupancy Monthly Fees Double Occupancy Monthly Fees Small Studio $119,600-$150,300 N/A $3,232-$3,498 N/A Large Studio $128,300-$216,700 N/A $3,537 N/A One Bedroom $193,100-$372,600 $223,100-$402,600 $3,915-$4,537 $5,631-$6,363 Two Bedroom $300,000-$781,000 $330,000-$811,000 $5,132-$6,749 $6,682-$8,299

The following Services and Amenities are included in this agreement

Dining
  • Full Service Dining or Buffet (One or Three Meal Plan)
  • Carry-out Service Available
Housekeeping
  • Weekly Housekeeping and Linen Service
Fitness and Wellness
  • Fitness Center
  • Wellness Lectures and Programs
  • Exercise and Balance Classes
  • Two Levels of Enclosed Gardens and Walking Areas
Activities
  • Educational Programs
  • Art Gallery with Receptions
  • Rooms for Art, Games, and Billiard
  • Sewing and Woodworking Shop
  • 22 Person Van for Outings 5 Days a Week
  • Gift Shop
  • 5,000+ Volume Library
  • DVDs, Monthly Magazines, and Daily Newspapers
  • Beauty Salon for Men and Women
Other Services and Amenities
  • Utilities
  • 24-hour Emergency Call System in Each Apartment
  • Individually Controlled Thermostats
  • Enclosed Parking (additional fee)
  • Digital TV Screens with Daily Activities
  • (also Broadcast on Channel 11 in Apartments)
Accredited Life Care Continuum:
  • Hospitalization Coverage
  • Physician On-Site Monday"“Friday a.m.
  • Skilled Nursing
  • On-site Nursing Services and Clinic
  • Rehabilitation Center On-Site
  • (may have additional fee)
  • Assisted Living Apartments


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