Set to officially open this August, Oakmont Senior Living of El Dorado Hills sets itself apart by being a care facility as well as offering housing for residents 62 years and older who are not in need of assistance. Oakmont residents may live independently, transitioning care into their daily lives as needed.
Oakmont marketing director Monica Silver calls it “aging in place.”
When needed, services include dressing, receiving medications, bathing and everything in between. This customized assistance allows peace of mind for both residents and their family members. Daily, weekly and monthly activities are specifically targeted and planned with the needs of residents in mind.
“A priority is learning actively with thought-provoking games to stimulate the mind through activities such as woodworking, painting, current events, history, plus interesting excursions to cultural events like the aquarium or museums,” explained activities director Kayla McCusker.
McCusker has a background in fitness and is a certified instructor in the Fall Proof Program, which focuses on balance and mobility in aging. She will teach fitness classes at Oakmont.
Other activities will be customized depending on residents’ desires. McCusker said she believes in the power of socialization and encourages “happy hours” — a time to get to know everyone and build a community feeling. Contribution and volunteering is highlighted for residents, encouraging them get involved in community events. This month the focus in on Alzheimer’s awareness. Residents will make bracelets and necklaces to use for fundraising with proceeds going to this special cause. They will also participate in the Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Residents will be able to maintain their religious and spiritual connections through Bible study and meditation.
McCusker said her main goal is for the residents to “live their best life here, feeling like they have a purpose.”
Traditions is the memory care offered at Oakmont. Residents diagnosed with dementia who become “exit seeking,” a term used to refer to a person attempting to wander on their own, may be moved into a memory care apartment — still on the property but in a more secure location.
Additional daily assistance is provided on the Traditions side to help individuals lead quality lives as independently as possible. Life skills stations are set up to help with everyday tasks. Progressive dressing closets aid residents in dressing on their own. Tactile art aligns the walls for sensory stimulation.
Oakmont of El Dorado Hills offers beautifully updated studio apartments as well as one- and two-bedroom units for residents 62 and older. This family owned and operated care facility is built with senior needs in mind; wider hallways, stylish yet functional furniture, lower counters, grab bars and more.
Two restaurant-style dining rooms are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and serve delicious, healthy cuisine created to fit residents’ dietary needs. A shuttle is offered for shopping trips, River Cats games, cultural events or an afternoon at the museum. On site are a gym, hair salon and a high-definition, surround-sound theater, plus private rooms for hydrotherapy and massage. A putting green, bocce ball court, bingo and card games round out the onsite activities.
Currently there is an active waitlist to move in to this 86-unit property on Town Center West Way. For more information about Oakmont of El Dorado Hills visit oakmontofeldoradohills.com.
By Jana Rossi
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