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Pete's Place - A Loving Elderly Care Home

4723 Newton St
Torrance, CA 90505-5539
(310) 375-5592
Fax: (310) 347-4215
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
Pete's Place - A Loving Elderly Care Home serves Los Angeles County, CA
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    Our home is located on a beautiful residential street in the Hollywood Riviera area of South Torrance. It is situated on a hillside with a panoramic view of the LA basin. At night you can enjoy the city lights as well as the lights of the planes landing at LAX. Surrounded by trees and flowers it offers great pleasure to those who enjoy gardening or bird watching. We have a comforting non-cluttered décor with soothing warm colors and a light airy atmosphere. Each room is distinctively decorated and has a TV and phone with intercom system in addition to the essential furniture. Our main level has a spacious deck, living room, dining room, open kitchen, a staff bedroom, a resident bedroom with private bath and a resident bedroom which shares the main bath which has a whirlpool tub. Our lower level has a family room and staff office area, a shared bathroom, one resident bedroom, one staff bedroom and a fully equipped exercise room. Our home can be calm and quiet with comforting easy listening music playing in the background allowing residents the perfect setting to just relax, work on a puzzle, read a book or visit with others. Or it can be joyous with singing, dancing, voices and laughter, as residents work on craft projects, bake cookies, watch their favorite classic movies or play with our family dog. We encourage family participation and welcome visitors to join us.

    We have taken every step to make PETE’S PLACE safe and secure. All exits have alarms and all resident bedroom doors have motion sensing signals. A staff person resides on each floor to provide care and supervision as needed, at any time. We have a fire sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers throughout our home. In the event of a major emergency we have a storage shed which contains the necessary equipment and supplies to accommodate ten people for seven days. QUALITY OF LIFE-We are devoted to providing quality care, promoting wellness, respect and dignity. We will do all we can to make our residents smile, feel safe and loved. We encourage them to maintain their maximum level of self sufficiency. We provide constant supervision and loving care, incorporating a safe, secure environment with a flexible program that responds to the ever changing needs of those we care for and their families.

    SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS-We hope to help families who wish to keep their loved ones at home as long as possible. Using the same medical screening and admission procedures established for long term residents, PETE’S PLACE will provide short term care based upon available space. The goal of our respite program is to help families balance their time between their kids, spouse, careers and caring for their aging patients. When the need arises we will help with the transition to long term residential care. We strive to support families in every way possible, by helping them spend quality time together, referring resources for help and counseling and facilitating support groups. Our goal is to open our home welcoming our residents and their families to become part of our extended family.
    All genders welcome
    Age 65 and over
    Care Options
    No licensed nursing care provided
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Staff certifications and training:
    We specialize in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Executive Director is sanctioned as a AFA Qualified Dementia Care Provider, a member of Dementia Care Professionals of America a branch of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and has been trained by the Alzheimer's Association as a caregiver support group leader. All Care Team Members are required to take a minimum of 16 hours of training within the first 4 weeks of employment including 6 hours specific to dementia care and 16 hours of additional training annually. A minimum of 6 hours of training is required to assist residents with medications. Only those who are blessed with the gifts of love, compassion and concern for our elders are given the opportunity to become a PETE’S PLACE care team member. We look for special people who demonstrate the patience needed to understand and care for our residents, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Based upon their gifts and past experience as direct care providers we see that they receive the training necessary for them to excel in providing the highest level of care. We look for those who want to fulfill a calling and provide them with an opportunity for growth and experience. They must have a thirst for knowledge, a willingness to dedicate themselves to ongoing training and the creativity to handle the challenges presented by those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia before joining our team.
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    Uncontrollable violent or disruptive behavior. In the event that a resident's needs surpasses the level of care we are able to provide, we will do all we can to assist their doctor and family members in finding the appropriate outside licensed professional to come in or another place for them which will better meet their needs. We will do all we can to aid with the transition.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    We will provide personal attention and pampering to enrich this challenging season of life. This is a home for assisted living and respite care for those who are elderly and frail, specializing in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Through love, companionship, spiritual nourishment, stimulating activities, laughter, music, good food and attentive care we will encourage wellness of body, mind and soul. We will focus on the quality of life, promoting the joy, respect and honor that our elders so greatly deserve. We will be observant and flexible to our resident's needs and moods. We will use our training to handle wandering and agitation by trying to identify the source and by using methods of distraction, delay and redirection to calm and occupy our residents. We have incorporated into our program many methods to both stimulate and help calm our residents as the need arises. We will use music therapy as a soothing way to wake up, calm aggravation and aid with falling asleep, non-verbal communication such as smiling, direct eye contact and picture cards to help with difficulty speaking and understanding. For those who become unable to communicate, we will read and sing to them, pray with them, use touch to comfort them by holding hands, stroking and giving hugs. Massage therapy will be used to help relieve discomfort and to focus on the senses that are retained the longest. Aroma therapy will be used to calm nerves and stimulate appetites. Our goal is to care for our residents in our home for as long as it is possible. We are approved to accommodate hospice care using an outside licensed hospice agency. In the event that a residents needs surpasses the level of care we are able to provide, we will do all we can to assist their doctor and family members in finding the appropriate outside licensed professional to come in or another place for them which will better meet their needs. We will do all we can to aid with the transition.
    Living Space Options
    Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $5500
    Billed per month
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $4000
    Billed per month
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Cable hook up
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 5
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Computer and internet access
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Guest dining
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Sauna and/or whirlpool
    CA Residential Care Fac. for the Elderly
    License No. 198205361
    Issued by California Department of Social Services
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