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The Kensington

1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(800) 558-0653

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4.59

(15 reviews)

Offers Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living
Top rated on Caring.com

2014, 2015

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Reviews of The Kensington in Walnut Creek, California

4.59

(15 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.3

  • Staff

    4.0

  • Food

    3.3

  • Activities

    5.0

  • Value

    3.7

Top rated on Caring.com

2014, 2015

Louise lile

2

March 2, 2023

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

This facility has been going downhill for at least a couple of years. Appearances are deceiving. Very short staffed. Facility relies on outside agencies for staffing. Residents not receiving services for which they are paying. No consistency in service. Food is not of good quality. Stay away from this facility.

Provider Response

Hi Louise, I believe you have the wrong community. We do not provide food services. We are in Florissant Missouri.

Debbie

4

September 16, 2022

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother was at The Kensington. The room was very sufficient for her needs. It was well-kept and well-prepared. She got a one-bedroom apartment. They had three meals a day. They had a lot of things to do. They had a music room, a library, and movies. They had pretty much everything anybody would look for. The place was very nice.

ReviewerFC081122A

5

August 17, 2022

I am/was a resident of this facility

Right now, we're at The Kensington in Walnut Creek. We've been with them for eight months now. We're very happy with The Kensington. We like everything. The atmosphere is excellent. The staff is excellent. We have a nice room. Everything about it so far has been excellent. We have three meals a day served in the dining room. The food is good. They have a whole bunch of activities, and we take part in a few of them that we like. The people there are excellent. They really try to give a big selection of food, but I don't like everything that they serve us. It's an old place that was renovated, and it's very, very good. It's an excellent value for the money.

Wally

5

March 27, 2022

I visited this facility

I went to look and it seems to have all the services that a person requires all the way through life. The staff was very comprehensive. They have nice trails to walk on, a nice courtyard, a nice cafeteria, a little bistro, physical training classes, and book clubs. It is near the shopping centers.

Heidi885831

5

February 1, 2017

I visited this facility

Everybody seemed very personable. The staff was great and very friendly; we liked them a lot. The other rooms were quite nice and had patios and balconies. It was a large facility, and the rooms seemed a little more spread out. They had a beautiful courtyard and activities. They had a calendar, a newsletter, and a website. I was impressed with it.

A happy visitor

5

December 27, 2016

I visited this facility

It was very nice and had a variety of activities. They were perfectly adequate for what we are probably going to need. The garden areas were very nice and had gardening opportunities for people outside.

S.WTGTRB

5

May 12, 2016

I visited this facility

I wasn’t completely impressed as we didn’t get to see inside the rooms and just got a floor plan of what they looked like. The place was very nice and clean, though, and looked like it would be a pleasant place in which to spend time. The staff was very polite, nice, and cordial. It was a one-bedroom apartment, approximately 800 to 1,000 sq. ft.

Caring73573450

5

December 30, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

It was very good. I am happy with the place, and the food is excellent.

Susan93693650

5

September 26, 2014

I visited this facility

My sister-in-law works at the church with many residents from here, so we went on a tour. We liked the layout of it and everything so we just took mom there to check it out and she really liked it. Our experience was very positive. Mom and Dad are in a 1-bedrom. They widened the shower door a little bit more because my father has a walker so it’s cozy and perfect for them. I’ve eaten there many times and the food is excellent. The chef does an incredible job and the specials always taste great. Dad does the exercise classes and mom sometimes goes with him. I haven’t had any problem with the staff, and they’ve been able to answer our questions and do things that we needed.

Caring91775650

5

September 11, 2014

I visited this facility

I came across it when I was looking for a place for mom. The facility seems great and I really liked that the people looked happy. The workers seemed to really care and the people there were just really wonderful. The only thing I had a problem with is that it’s a little big for my mom with 150 apartments but other than that, I liked everything about it. I know they had church services, parties, and different kinds of entertainment. I didn’t try the food, but I loved the rooms as they have decor in them, which is an important thing for my mom. They had an outdoor space that seemed bigger than some of the other places I visited. The place stood out to me as it is very important to mom for the place to have an outdoor space and it overlooked a beautiful garden.

Caring84774550

4

May 20, 2014

I visited this facility

My aunt was here a little over two years. It's a very good facility. They had a good staff, and they took very good care of her. They had a courtyard, which was very pleasant and beautiful yet still enclosed within their buildings. My aunt found a boyfriend while she was there. They had excellent food, and they also had an excellent chef.

Marlene19

5

April 30, 2014

I visited this facility

We loved it. It was an older facility, but it was very nicely appointed. It was very warm from the minute you walked in. Everyone was very friendly. The dining area had just been remodeled, and it was very nice. We had lunch there, and the food was great. They had crab night once a week, which was really out of the ordinary. I liked that it was very oriented to the people who lived there. They had wonderful amenities and great activities.

Skymsr

5

August 9, 2013

I visited this facility

This is the nicest facility of the three we have visited in our search for a two-bedroom unit within a community offering independent and assisted living and memory care. The building is very nice, the grounds are lovely, the staff appears to be dedicated and competent, and the activity schedule offers something for everyone. The residents we met while on our tour all appeared to be happy here.

Martha9

5

May 31, 2013

I visited this facility

It was very nice. It seemed like the people and their services were very integrated. It was very pleasant. The staff was helpful and personable. They sat down with us and tried to do a breakdown of the cost, which was difficult for my sister because if she was inside, she would need to have a caregiver with her there. So, we were going to work out some more details and right now, things are kind of on hold. But, yes, I was very, very impressed. They sat us down, gave us lunch, we talked, and it was just very impressive. They have a supreme chef who will be able to accommodate my sister's special needs because she's a diabetic, and he could do this for her on a daily basis. The rooms are all nice and I would prefer my sister to be on the first level because she'd have a patio.

Caring510854

4

September 27, 2012

I visited this facility

This is a great facility hands down! They specialize in Dementia Care and have people trained who seem to really care about seniors with memory challenges - a challenge for family & friends of loved ones. I LOVE the mesh of activities they have available promoting seniors to continually be social & physical! I was pretty impressed. It's a unique place w a special focus on keeping seniors healthy, busy & active - doing the normal everyday things so the transition isn't such a challenge.

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Costs for The Kensington in Walnut Creek, California

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

$5,900

Starting Price

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$6,850

Starting Price

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$6,200

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of The Kensington in Walnut Creek, California

Costs

  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Community fee $8,000; Rent + Care Fees

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments

General

  • Resident Capacity: 184
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets Allowed: Small pets allowed only

About The Kensington in Walnut Creek, California

The Kensington is a retirement community in the heart of culture and the arts, just minutes from the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center and the California Symphony – and with easy access to the surrounding Bay Area. Enjoy a morning walk along the Walnut Creek’s Iron Trail. Explore the downtown area, with its hundred-year-old buildings and high-end shopping. Or catch the Contra Costa BART for a day trip to the city. No matter your preference, you will discover endless opportunities for fun and excitement.

Independent Living at The Kensington

As a resident at The Kensington, you will find all kinds of opportunities for social connections, health and wellness activities, and the comforts and conveniences to help simplify life. Here are the included services for independent living:

  • Exceptional restaurant-style dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner including outdoor patio seating
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry services
  • Full calendar of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and programs
  • Health and fitness classes
  • 24-hour emergency call system and onsite staff
  • Scheduled group transportation services to doctors’ appointments, shopping, events and entertainment
  • Utilities (except phone) including access to Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning
  • Interior and exterior care and maintenance of all residences, common areas and grounds

Assisted Living at The Kensington

The Kensington’s assisted living services take a “whole-person” approach to wellness, and are tailored to meet your needs, now and in the future. Services can be dialed up, or back, at any time, so you can get the support you need. Residents choosing assisted living services enjoy the service amenities and common areas as listed above, as well as highly-personalized care services as needed to provide assistance for independence and wellness. Here are the additional services offered in assisted living:

  • Restaurant-style dining choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Weekly housekeeping, personal and flat linen laundry service
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with managing medications
  • Licensed nurse on staff
  • Utilities (except phone) including access to Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning
  • A holistic personal wellness plan that supports the whole “you”—physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual

Memory Care at The Kensington

The Kensington’s Enliven™ Memory Care offers personalized care within a secure residential environment. Our carefully selected and trained staff works closely with memory-impaired residents and their families, developing individualized and innovative programs. Here are the services provided in our memory care residences:

  • Three family-style meals served daily
  • Access to private dining room for family celebrations
  • Secured, residential environment
  • Specially-designed common areas and outdoor courtyard
  • Interior walking paths and private garden
  • Weekly housekeeping, personal and flat linen laundry service
  • 24-hour staffing and emergency call system
  • Scheduled group transportation
  • Weekly scenic drives and daily strolls
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with managing medications
  • Licensed nurse on staff
  • A full calendar of social, cultural and recreational activity programming that maximizes independence while focusing on strength and abilities
  • An environment (physical, social, and cultural) designed to encourage and support independence
  • Personalized care services to meet the changing needs of each resident
  • Shared studio suite
  • Utilities (except phone and cable)

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