Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
Offers Memory Care
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Memory Care Reviews for Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
March 21, 2019
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March 27, 2018
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March 27, 2017
I visited this facility
December 09, 2015
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Questions about Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Pre-employment training specific to Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's care is required and takes approximately 2 weeks before floor placement. Ongoing training is required of caregivers and medical technicians via computer and in person through outside agencies.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We are fully staffed at all times and provide an excellent ratio of 24 hour caregivers and medical technicians at all times. The ratio depends on the average level of acuity of the present residents.
What programs or activities does Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
We are famous for our VIBRANT LIFE program that engages the spirit, mind and body approach in a very unique way! Oak Cottage runs activities every half hour for a full 7 hour day. Activities such as gardening, book club, meditation and aromatherapy, many outings and more.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The assessment is based on a California Physician's Report from the prospects primary care physician. Our community nurse then performs an assessment with the physicians report in hand at the prospects place of residency. This establishes a level of care. We have 6 levels of care based on a point system. Level 1- $350/month- Level 6 - $2,700/month
What techniques does Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We offer full feeding assistance as well as custom home cooked meals to satisfy all necessary dietary restrictions which may include pureed food.
How does Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our community nurse completes a "change in condition" form each and every morning. This information comes from the 24 hour medical technicians. These daily changes in condition are immediately reported to family members.
Describe the neighborhood around Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care . Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Oak Cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood where the birds are always chirping! Oak Cottage is framed by a gorgeous giant Oak Tree and features a bird sanctuary with 6 finches!
Is Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Oak Cottage is not affiliated with any hospital or rehabilitation center.
Costs for Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
Cost of Memory Care
Services and Amenities of Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Entry Fee Cost: 3500
- Memory Care Starting At: $6125/month
Room and housing options
- Studio Apartments
- Minimum Age: 62
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
- Licenses: RCFE
- State Licenses: 425801969
About Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Memory Care
Oak Cottage is separated into 3 neighborhoods, specifically designed for residents who are challenged with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Lewis body dementia and frontal lobe dementia. Our neighborhoods of 11-15 apartments open onto a gracious and secure grand room with areas for dining, activities and views to outdoor patios and deep-set porches. Our apartments all have private entrances and you may choose between private or shared bathrooms. Each apartment has 11 foot ceilings with a private counter and storage area including a small refrigerator and bar sink. We love our residents and consider them family so every opportunity to celebrate important events in their lives is duly celebrated. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, special events in S.B. are all excellent reasons to celebrate. We love to show our residents a great time.
What Makes Us Special
At the Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Caring for those living with memory loss is our exclusive focus. Life at Oak Cottage starts with a vibrant, welcoming, and warm environment that is coupled with exceptional personalized and supportive care. Thoughtfully designed to connect you with family, friends, and the community; our Vibrant Life program truly inspires, challenges — even dares you to be adventurous… With a host of outings, we create a schedule based upon your interests, preferences, routines, and abilities. Whether it is morning exercise, a sing-a-long at the piano, a trip to local attractions, or a dance with entertainment provided by local musicians, it’s your choice to join in the fun. Monthly Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Held on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:00pm-4:30pm Monthly Joyous Movement Class-Dance Fitness class for people with early memory loss and their care partner. Held the 4th Saturday of the Month from 10:00am-11:00am. Teepa Snow, an expert in dementia care/training presented a training and workshop to our caregivers