While many older adults want to stay in their homes as they age, others choose to move into assisted-living communities that not only offer assistance with daily tasks but also a community filled with events and activities.
Regardless of the choice to stay at home or move into a community, there are plenty of options in East County.
In-home care for seniors is a great option for those wanting to stay in their homes but in need of assistance with daily tasks, such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and medication reminders.
HomeLife Senior Care in Brentwood provides in-home personalized and affordable care plans for seniors. With services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a trained caregiver is always on hand to deliver scheduled assistance and companionship.
“You may only need assistance at home for a few hours a day or a few hours a week to remain safe and independent at home,” said Vinny DiNicola, HomeLife Senior Care certified senior advisor and co-owner. “We want our clients to feel a peace of mind that they’re able to remain at home and independent with poise and dignity.”
Vinny and his wife Angela started the company in 2010 as a result of their experience with Vinny’s aging father. Since then, the company has become an award-winning home care provider, earning national recognition.
“We believe a family-operated company makes a compelling partner for families who are facing difficult decisions of how best to provide for a loved one,” said Vinny.
The state-licensed agency carefully selects, trains and supports all their caregivers to provide the best level of care for seniors.
HomeLife Senior Care is located at 6440 Brentwood Blvd., Suite A, in Brentwood. For more information about HomeLife Senior Care, visit www.homelifeseniorcare.com or call 925-240-5770.
Visiting Angels is another company that has been providing in-home care for seniors since June 2005.
The experts assist with Alzheimer’s care, senior personal care, companion care, private duty care and other elder care services.
“Probably the most important benefits to seniors are the compassion and companionship our caregivers provide,” said Keith Beck, Visiting Angels executive director. “We brighten the lives of seniors by caring.”
Beck said they are proud of their staff.
“We hire the best, monitor the care they give and fulfill the promises we make to our clients,” said Beck.
Visiting Angels is located at 179 Contractors Ave., in Livermore. For more information, visit www.visitingangels.com/livermore or call 925-337-8596.
Besides in-home care for seniors, there are plenty of assisted-living communities in East County.
Cortona Park in Brentwood is operated by Brookdale, the nation’s largest provider of senior living solutions.
The community offers a balance between independence and assistance with apartment homes and personalized support services.
“We strive to enable our residents to lead their own lives in a way that keeps them happy, healthy and cared for,” said James Hauge, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. communications specialist. “We provide just the right amount of support, so they can do that and seek to enrich their lives by providing a vibrant community of new friends and opportunities to participate, learn, volunteer and much more.”
According to Hauge, the average cost and availability of apartments in rental assisted-living communities depends on several things, including the services and care being offered.
Cortona Park is located at 150 Cortona Way, in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.brookdaleseniorliving.com or call 925-240-0733.
TreVista Antioch another assisted-living community known for its resident-centric approach, beautiful surroundings and diverse activity programs, which make many residents feel like they have a second lease on life.
Residents can choose from large studios with kitchenettes or large one-bedroom apartments. There are also six levels of customizable care available for residents.
“People move to our community because they want to keep their independence while having the security of knowing someone is there to assist in the activities of daily living when needed,” said Amanda Stewart, TreVista Antioch senior living consultant.
What surprises most residents is the feeling of not only support but family.
“At TreVista, we’re family,” said Stewart. “We are not only here to provide quality of life for you but also to make sure your family is supported and enjoys all that we have to offer.”
Stewart further noted they strive to make residents feel at home and encourage them to invite their families to lunch and special outings.
“We want to know what our residents want and need to make sure that they enjoy their retirement and to have a sense of fulfillment and quality of life,” she said.
TreVista Antioch is located at 3950 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. For more information, visit www.trevista-antioch.com or call 925-329-6292.