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

How to communicate (in-person) to an aging audience

Recently my client wrote this article on how she interviews the silver generation. In any assessment with a client or potential patient, you often end up listening more than you do speaking to get the information you need from an individual possibly near dementia or consistent confusion. Read consumer-focused article on: How to interview…on Pages to the Past.

Consider your subject is placed in a setting, whether it be a home or office. Are they comfortable, and receptive for the duration of your discussion? Is their condition, ailment, or disease a potential barrier to your interview? Here are some considerations first to account for his or her medical or health needs:

  • vision and focus, to look at you when speaking
  • ambulatory status, sitting up and down in a chair
  • weight-bearing, can the person stand-sit-lay if a presentation is required
  • dexterity, if required to write
  • attention-span, if the elder can maintain conversation for more than several minuts at a time, or 20.

What other considerations would you add? We’d love to hear what people in the industry are doing to successfully communicate with those receiving treatment. If you check-in clients, conduct assessments, patient interviews, conduct medical research studies, share your expertise below in the comments.

President Obama designates June 15th Elder Abuse Day

Released by the White House Conference on Aging Council:

Elder Justice Forum Panel

The President designated Monday, June 15, 2015 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and he called on all Americans to observe the day by “learning the signs of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and by raising awareness about this important public health issue.” Elder Justice is one of the four main focus areas of the 2015 WHCOA, and Executive Director Nora Super marked the day by speaking at the First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit. According to Super, “Every year, millions of older adults around the world experience abuse, neglect, or exploitation. While elder abuse statistics are staggering, behind every number is a mother or father, grandmother or grandfather, husband or wife, neighbor or friend.”

On June 16, WHCOA hosted an Elder Justice Forum. Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, welcomed advocates, physicians, prosecutors, researchers, government officials and others to the White House to talk about how to best to address and prevent elder abuse and financial exploitation. Participants discussed innovative ideas for strengthening law enforcement and prosecutorial efforts; supporting research and victim services; and preventing and combatting elder financial exploitation.

 Photo caption: Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council; Nora Dowd Eisenhower, Assistant Director, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Julie McEvoy, Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; Kathy Greenlee, Administrator, Administration for Community Living, and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Nora Super, Executive Director, White House Conference on Aging; and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women at the White House Elder Justice Forum on June 16, 2015.

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