AvantGarde Senior Living
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Reviews of AvantGarde Senior Living
Assisted Living Reviews for AvantGarde Senior Living
April 09, 2013
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Questions about AvantGarde Senior Living
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
At least 8 hours per year but we have monthly inservice training sessions as well.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at AvantGarde Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
75, Bingo, Poker,, Art projects, Lectures, Current Events Discussions, Zumba, Chair Yoga, Brain Fitness, Trivia, Book Clubs, Mahjong, Knitting, Outings - Museums, Dodger Games, Picnics, Beach, Lunch, Mall, Shopping,
What programs or activities does AvantGarde Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Wellness Center with new gym equipment to come, see al the activities listed above.
What places are near AvantGarde Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Balboa Park, Ventura Blvd (.5 miles)
What transportation services does AvantGarde Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
6 days per week within a 10 mile radius.
What makes the chef or dining program at AvantGarde Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Fantastic food! BBQs, Italian, Mexican, Matzo Ball Soup, Wellness choices (fish, grilled chicken), soup of the day, salad of the day, alternative choices everyday.
What safety features or security measures does AvantGarde Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
24 hour front desk concierge, 112 cameras throughout the common areas for resident safety, addressable hotel style keys for added security, nurse call station by beds and in bathrooms, one touch call on provided phones to reach 24 hour front desk assistance, above LA city code for all fire and earthquake measures, recent renovation with updated security system, secured doors throughout and front door equipped with "wander guard" for residents with wandering tendencies.
How does AvantGarde Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Social media updates, email blasts, phone calls.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at AvantGarde Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
This changes based on the need mix of our residents. We are always adequately staffed and never run into situations where there isn't enough caregivers for the needs of our residents.
If AvantGarde Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do accept pets but residents must be able to take care of them. There are lovely residential streets immediately surrounding the building for walking their dogs. We allow dogs to hang out in the common areas along side of their resident owners.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Training goes on continuously, at least once a month we have an inservice training for caregivers. While the state requires only 4 hours of training annually, we require at the minimum 12 hours.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
It depends on occupancy.
What safety features or security measures does AvantGarde Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?
On the AL side (where alert and early onset dementia residents may reside) has all exterior doors with secured with alarms. Our front door has a "wander guard" where residents, if need be, may wear a bracelet that alerts the staff if they come near exiting the building. Our secured memory care portion of the building is 100% secure including all windows.
What programs or activities does AvantGarde Senior Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Bridge and Poker, Book Club, Kitting, Group Fitness Classes, Pet Therapy Classes, Beauty Salon, Brain Fitness Classes, Art Classes, Outside Lecturers on Art and Music, Current Events Discussions, Cooking Classes, Gardening Classes, Multipole Outside Musical Performers Weekly, Drum Circles, Featured Resident of the Week,
What techniques does AvantGarde Senior Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We have skilled and trained dining staff who understand each and every individual's level of ability and caters to that. We use sample meals so they can visually choose. We work directly with the families to create a profile of each residents food tastes so we have a platform from which to work.
Costs for AvantGarde Senior Living
Services and Amenities of AvantGarde Senior Living
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $3000/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $6000/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Resident Capacity: 24
- Minimum Age: 60
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 197608080
About AvantGarde Senior Living
At AvantGarde, we know that each senior that comes through our doors has a unique set of interests and needs. When choosing the living arrangements that suit your lifestyle there is always going to be a varying necessity for personal assistance. Because our community consists of seniors of many ages and walks of life, the needs of each individual are constantly changing depending on the time they spend with us. We are happy to consult with you about the best possible living situation for your particular demands, and welcome any and all information about preferences you may or may not have.
AvantGarde proudly introduces Memory Care, a highly innovative Memory Care Center. We understand that just because someone has been recently diagnosed with Dementia, it does not mean that their life of recognition has advanced to require a full-time Alzheimer’s Environment. Here in Memory Care, we will help to build your loved one’s strength and self respect, while offering a foothold for dignity. Our special memory care services give direction and guidance, while gently defining limitations.
We provide a lifestyle with a world of opportunities. Through providing high quality senior service programs such as fine dining meals, health-promoting activities, and a warm, comfortable, and appealing environment, we encourage a happy and social senior living community for our residents. Going beyond the basic programs and services, we recognize that each resident is an individual with specific needs, likes, and dislikes.
What Makes Us Special
We are conveniently located near shops, restaurants & hospitals. We have over $2,000,000 in renovations being completed.