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Serenity Assisted Living

6351 San Ruben Cir
Buena Park, CA 90620-3638
(714) 527-5082
Fax: (714) 527-1075
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
Serenity Assisted Living serves Orange County, CA
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    We are a 6 bed residential care facility for the elderly. We have a newly remodeled lovely home with warm and cheerful decor. In our backyard you will find a well producing fruit and vegetable garden, huge shaded patio and a tranquil waterfall. We want your family to feel at home here and you will feel it the moment you set foot inside our home. Yes, we are an assisted living but above all that, we are a home. Our goal is to create a care home we would feel comfortable placing our very own family member in during a time of need. We have an extensive training program that all employees’ including Administrators must abide by. The owners reside within one mile of Serenity Assisted Living. There are three Administrators available to our residents and family members 24 hours a day.
    All genders welcome
    Age 60 and over
    Care Options
    No licensed nursing care provided
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Become disoriented
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Bariatric needs
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Tendency to fall
    Staff certifications and training:
    All Serenity Assisted Living staff shall receive at least ten hours of initial training within the first four weeks of employment and at least four hours annually thereafter. This training shall be administered on the job, in a classroom setting, or any combination of the two. Required ten hours within the first four weeks of employment will include: • The aging process, physical limitations and special needs of the elderly. At least two of the required ten hours shall cover this subject • Importance and techniques of personal care services, including but not limited to, bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, mobility, toileting, and universal precautions. At least three of the required ten hours shall cover this subject. • Policies and procedures regarding medications. At least two of the required ten hours shall cover this subject. Any on-the-job training may also count towards this requirement Within two weeks of hire date there will be six hours of self administered medication training including two hours of hands-on shadowing training. Within 90 days of hire date personnel shall be trained in our Theft and Loss Policy and Procedures. Additional training shall include, but not limited to, the following: • Psychosocial needs of the elderly, such as recreation, companionship, independence,, Residents’ personal rights, Recognizing signs and symptoms of dementia in individual, hospice training, advanced directive (DNR) procedures, identification and prevention of dermal ulcers, food handling and preparation, elder abuse training
    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
    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
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    Serenity Assisted Living regularly observes resident for behavioral and condition changes. Physicians, family members and others, who have requested notification, will be notified immediately of these changes. Serenity Assisted Living, at a minimum, ensures residents are reappraised by a physician and by the facility at least once per year, or more often to note any significant changes in the resident’s physical, medical, mental or social condition. The following are examples of conditions or behaviors that we are not able to retain allowed in our facility: • We are not able to keep residents that harm or threaten to harm oneself or others. • Violent or antisocial behavior is not allowed • If a resident has a health condition which cannot be cared for within the limits of our facility license they shall not be allowed to reside in our care home. • The resident has active communicable tuberculosis. • The resident requires 24-hour, skilled nursing or intermediate care The resident’s primary need for care and supervision results from, an ongoing behavior, caused by a mental disorder, that would upset the general resident group • If a resident has a health condition which cannot be cared for within the limits of our facility license they shall not be allowed to reside in our care home.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    Serenity Assisted Living provides a safe and secure indoor and outdoor environment in which a resident can wander freely, under supervision. Our staff intervenes with residents’ choices and independence only when residents demonstrate the inability to make safe choices and to provide their own personal activities of daily living. Serenity Assisted Living’s safety features regarding aggressive behaviors includes visual cues and gentle reminders; non-confrontational guidance from the staff in assisting with a resident’s activities of daily living, resident-specific and dementia-specific activities, not pushing residents beyond current levels or capabilities, allowing a resident to do personal grooming or other activities of daily living that the resident is capable of self-performing, mandating that staff respect and cultivate resident self-esteem, avoid resident/staff confrontation, validate non-threatening beliefs, redirect by using food and reminiscing, and avoidance of “long explanations.” Serenity Assisted Living’s activity program specifically includes large motor activities and perceptual and sensory stimulation such as: 1. Dancing, walking, lifting food cans, etc. for large and fine motor skills functioning. 2. Outdoor activity (research indicates that outdoor exposure between 11 a.m. and noon can diminish wandering and interrupted sleep). 3. “Sensory stimulation” as therapy and preparation for meals. This can include the smell of popcorn, bread baking, cookies baking, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. Also scrapbooks, “texture books,” and ball catching will be utilized. 4. Games, puzzles, crafts (using non-toxic materials), crossword puzzles, pets, etc. for perceptual and tactile (touch) stimulation. 5. Playing of old music (music therapy). 6. Old movie videos, reminiscence activities, scrapbook remembrances, etc.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Service animals allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fully fenced and gated facility
    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
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 6
    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
    Guest dining
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    We have an extensive activities calendar. We like to keep our residents busy. We also have trips scheduled to the Buena Park Community Center nearby where they offer a large variety of classes for seniors, bingo nights, luncheons, and Saturday Evening Dances.
    This facility caters to:
    All are welcome
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Pet deposit required
    Pet deposit amount: $500
    CA Residential Care Fac. for the Elderly
    License No. 306003909
    Issued by California Department of Social Services
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