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NOTICE: Relocating Seniors Due to Ventura County Fires

The CCLD is updating the list of facilities currently accepting seniors and other residents on their website. Here is a quick list of contacts below from their website.

Live Google Maps link of road closures and areas affected by the Woolsey and West Hills Fires.

*****Ventura County – Ventura Complex Fire Information*****

As of November 9, 2018, there are fires developing in Southern California in the Ventura County area. If you are relocating your residents, please contact your Regional Office to provide information about where you are relocating to and provide your census.

Adult and Senior Care – Woodland Hills Regional Office – (818) 596-4334 or e-mail to CCLASCPWoodlandHillsRO@dss.ca.gov

Woodland Hills Desk Duty – (818) 596-4494

Below is a list of evacuated Adult and Senior Care facilities and the location of the residents updated as of 11/10/18 at 10:00 am.  This information is provide to assist you with locating your family or loved ones:

Title Telephone Operational Status Evacuation Status Comments
A Nurturing Touch 818-889-8025 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated, site TBD
Applegate @ Dorado 805-207-7791 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 3 residents were picked up by family members and the 3 remaining residents were transported to sister facility- Sirius.
Atria Grand Oaks 805-370-5400 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 85 residents at San Dimas facility; 13 residents at Atria Hillcrest.
Belmont Village Thousand Oaks 805-496-9301 Non-Operational Short Term Partially Evacuated Relocation location TBD
Berkshire Elder Care 805-732-3810 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents relocated to private residence, 1 resident relocated to Simi Hospital
Brighter Tomorrows 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 11 residents evacuated to Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Carmel Home 805-544-5332 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 3 residents evacuated to Casa Davita: 879 Meinecke San Luis Obispo 805.544.5332
Creative Care, Inc. 310-589-9834 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 6 residents relocated to a residence in Pacific Palisades 90272.
Gerald Home Care 818-219-5998 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents evacuated to Happy Home Care 2 (RCFE), 1273 Sheffield Place, Thousand Oaks.
Happy Home Care Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated to Happy Home #2
House Of Transition 805-437-2903 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 12 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Leisure Living 818-879-9900 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living 818-426-0099 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc 818-879-9934 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc. 818-879-9944 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc. 818-879-9988 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Mountain View Residential Care 805-498-2743 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents evacuated to Royal Oak Home (RCFE).
S.A.I.L.S. LA LOMA 818-357-3547 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents relocated to hotel in Simi Valley
Simi Valley Residential Care VI 805-217-5284 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated to Autumn Manor #3, 2747 Atherwood Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
1 resident evacuated to home with family at private residence.
Starship 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 7 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Stonehenge 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 15 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Thousand Oaks Royale 805-495-4657 Operational With Impacts Partially Evacuated 27 residents left with family members. 25 residents remaining waiting for family members to pick up. Facility still has electricity and has a back up generator
if necessary.

Below is a link with facilities that have indicated they have beds available. Please work with the contact on the list to see to see if their availability is appropriate for your residents.

CALA bed availability for Butte County and Ventura County

The most expensive bed you’ll ever sleep in.

At $549/night, you’re not really sure what you’re getting in a nursing home.new orange hills, orange county

Without even checking medical records, the admissions lady casually blurts this luxury nightly rate to a troubled family concerned about the placement of their retired male. She continues gabbing about the long list of amenties throughout the hallways of an old, burgundy geometric carpet that’s been downtrodden by heavy wheels and chairs, while grief-stricken family members follow quietly in their first nursing home tour. The smells of human excess, the drab beige of a not-so-new medical building, and the many contorted faces sitting covered in blankets in the halls. Loud beeps and whizzes of respirators create a false excitement in the aisles, but the faces are ambivalent. A shy glance into a wide doorway reveals 3 residents on twin-size beds separated each by a thin cloth hung from the ceiling curtain matching the blue triangle-speckled hospital gowns. This is the last 20 years of your life in America’s healthcare, but how do most people get here?

  • LITTLE TO NO FAMILY SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL NEEDS

    Either your medication list outnumbers your toes and fingers twofold, or you’re unable to eat/poo/pee on your own due to your condition. The rate above was quoted to cover bedside care 24/7, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication assistance, all food/meals and some hospital transport. As most nursing homes are near capacity from hospital discharges, most families need a week or two head-start to scope potential places to rest their loved one and reserve a bed in advance.  Aging in place by home health aides or home care are nearly impossible to afford through Medicare, especially when most octogenarians require 24-hour care. For an aide paid at $19/hour, most siblings work too far to care for mom or dad at home, nor can most families afford this weekly expense usually reserved for the higher earning families or those with flexible schedules. Shopping for a nursing home can be a lot like shopping for a home, where the highest bidder wins.

  • HEALTH & MEDICAL INSURANCE ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK

    Nursing home care requires a high level of care which comes with a fixed rate of reimbursement by insurance carriers. Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s most respected and wide-reaching health plans, only has 4 skilled nursing facilities listed as in-network in Orange County, California, where there are a 74 total nursing homes registered with the State. This patient mentioned above was only approved for the 1 of the 4 facility pictured below based on the level of care, meaning the family had 1 choice of the 74 facilities that could accept them.  So, while you’re paying your health insurance premiums every paycheck, remember that most large health plans do not include long-term care coverage. If your health deduction was $500 per month, you’ll need to add $549 per month just for skilled nursing care alone.KP nursing home referrals

  • (NO) SAVINGS OR CASH

    Most people (or 38% of Americans these days), even at a healthy retirement age of 65, have less than $50k total saved for more than a decade of retirement. Let’s do the math, shall we?

At $549 per night…

x 30 days = $16,470 cost per month

x 365 days = $200,385 cost per year

x 835 days, average length stay : $458,415

This means for most of Americans their entire retirement savings will not cover nearly 80% of over 2 years in a nursing home. So then, how does this 6-figure expense get paid?

  • SOCIAL WORKERS – YOUR SENIOR CARE BAILOUT SPECIALISTS

Consider these paper-laden, compassionate administratives your saviors from an unkind situation. Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare and other social welfare programs are easily made available to the majority of Americans who cannot afford the overwhelming expenses of their seniorhood. Armed with the prowess of an uncertified financial planner, the tenacity to help unidentified emergency room patients in midnight hours, and the patience of a tortoise to withstand the seasonal timings of the CMS billing systems, these individuals can provide a road map for families to navigate the complexity of medical orders combined with the subsidized amounts offered by government. Social workers know both hospital and various payor networks, as well as the reimbursement rates for assigned treatment plans. Their relationship with admissions staff at different locations, whether by favor of donuts or contracted as an employer, is likely the primary driver of how any family ends up choosing a facility. If one finds themselves at the mercy of a government payment program, be sure to ask about policies like estate recovery for Medi-Cal if you’re forced to sell real estate or deal with probate court upon death.

Prevent sticker shock and do the homework decades before you are a few cents short for a life-threatening decision. If you’re lucky to have all expenses taken care of by your own private pay, you’re tiers above your peers. You can also find a trustworthy life insurance representative who can help you navigate to a financially secure portfolio to greatly alter the outcome of your longest days of care. Check out Genworth’s Cost Calculator here if you’re curious about different kinds of senior care, or want to learn some interesting baby boomer statistics for some perspective.

Whether it’s your first time or a recent experience with a nursing home yourself, let us know how you first dealt with this healthcare setting and funded your high costs. Or, if you’re currently searching for a skilled nursing facility in Orange County, message us in the Contact form and we’ll refer you to several county and community resources.

 

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