Living Options

Independent Living, Residential Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Nursing Care

Living Options At Hillcrest

As a continuing care retirement community, Hillcrest offers home styles, services, and healthcare that revolve around supporting you in your independence. Our wellness philosophy blends core values of healthful living with exceptional quality services, including on-site assisted living services, memory support and skilled nursing.

Entrance fees and monthly fees vary according to the size of the home and the selection of amenities and services.

Independent Living

Hillcrest offers a surprising variety of living arrangements from studio apartments to single family homes and everything in between. No matter what your needs, Hillcrest offers you choices.

Hillcrest services are available through a flexible approach, so you build your own package of dining, housekeeping, and transportation.

Living at Hillcrest is also about enjoying the freedom to pursue your lifelong interests and finding new ones. Interspersed throughout the community, you’ll find there are a variety of services and amenities to engage your mind, strengthen your spirit and stimulate your body.

Diverse social and recreational programs are inspired by resident interests. Activities range from hiking to crafts to lectures to field trips. There is an active volunteer program that benefits Hillcrest as well as surrounding communities and local organizations. With all the choices Hillcrest offers, you’re sure to love your life!

24-hour Security & Monitored Emergency Response System

Flexible Dining Plan Available

Housekeeping & Linen Service Available

Interior / Exterior Maintenance & Groundskeeping

Membership at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Priority Access to Health Care

Scheduled Local Transportation Available

Arts & Crafts Studio

Casual Lounges for Social Events

Game / Event / Meeting rooms

Library

Open Air Aviary

Resident Activities Center

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Chapel

Guest Accommodations

Meditation Room

Personal Gardens

Variety of Dining Options

Residential Living

Residential Living offers all the amenities and services Hillcrest is known for, with the difference that important conveniences are included in the monthly fee. Residents can customize their package for meals and housekeeping. There are a variety of locations and financial plans available.

24-hour Security & Monitored Emergency Response System

Access to All Campus Amenities

All Utilities - Including Telephone

Custom Packages for Dining & Housekeeping Available

Daily & Weekly Activities

Housekeeping and Flat Linen Service

Interior / Exterior Maintenance & Groundskeeping

Membership at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Located in Birch Court, Residential Living with Services provides apartment living with enhanced services including dining and housekeeping. This lifestyle option bridges the gap between living in a house and needing assisted living. There is a country kitchen activity area and resident bathing spa on each floor and a Beauty Salon on the ground floor. Birch Court offers close proximity to the Aquatic and Fitness Center, the Meeting House, the Chapel, and the Village Center.

24-hour Security & Monitored Emergency Response System

Access to All Campus Amenities

All Utilities - Including Telephone

Basic Cable Television

Daily & Weekly Activities

Housekeeping and Flat Linen Service

Interior / Exterior Maintenance & Groundskeeping

Membership at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Three Meals Daily in the Mountain View Dining Room

Beauty Salon

Expanded Cable Television

In-Home Care Services

Massage Therapist

Scheduled Transportation

Assisted Living

Hillcrest’s assisted living apartments have been designed with an emphasis on personal space and comfort and include studios and one bedroom apartments.  Assisted Living is offered at Birch Court and Cedar Court. Each apartment is equipped with an emergency response system.  Hillcrest also offers respite care for short term stays.

Residents furnish their apartments and family and friends are always welcome.  Residents can entertain guests in their homes or in one of the lounges. Residents have access to The Village Center, which offers a café, coffee bar, fireside lounge as well as the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Residents can enjoy entertainment and guest speakers in the Meeting House.  The library and game room are great places to socialize with other residents.

24-Hour Staff

All Utilities (Except Telephone)

Bathing, Hygiene & Dressing

Basic Television Service

Membership at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Physical & Cognitive Observation

Three Nutritionally Balanced Daily Meals

24-Hour Security & Emergency Response

Apartment Maintenance

Daily Housekeeping

Medication Management

Scheduled Activities

Transportation Arrangements

24-Hour Staff

All Utilities (Except Telephone)

Basic Television Service

Physical & Cognitive Observation

Three Nutritionally Balanced Daily Meals

24-Hour Security & Emergency Response

Scheduled Activities

Transportation Arrangements

Apartment Maintenance

Beauty Salon

Enhanced Cable Television

Off Campus Activities

Scheduled Transportation

Memory Support

Hillcrest’s specialized memory care residence, Southwoods Lodge, is designed to provide supportive, compassionate care to residents living with cognitive impairments.  An intimate neighborhood, every component of our memory care program serves to enhance residents’ self-esteem and minimize the isolation that often accompanies Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Specially trained associates follow individual care plans an implement them in a professional, thoughtful, and caring manner.

The 24 accommodations were created on a residential scale and purposely limited to a small group setting. There are six private and nine semi-private rooms, each with its own bathroom. Residents are encouraged to bring their own familiar furniture and decorations with them.  The country kitchen encourages participation in the familiar home activities of preparing and sharing meals. The cozy living room gives family and friends a pleasant place to visit with their loved ones. Two colorful, secured perimeter gardens invite residents to rest, wander and enjoy the temperate climate amid walks, different gardens flowers, grassy spaces and sheltered nooks. All areas are closely monitored to ensure the safety of all residents.

Daily activities are planned while specific events follow major holidays. Our staffing is also scheduled so as to provide continuity and familiar unity for the residents each day.

More About Southwoods Lodge
Services included in the comprehensive monthly fee:

24-Hour-A-Day Care Staff

All Utilities (Except Telephone)

Between-Meal Snacks

Enhanced Cable Television

Physical & Cognitive Observation

Three Nutritionally Balanced Daily Meals

Transportation Arrangements For Medical, Dental & Podiatry Appointments

24-Hour Security & Emergency Response

Bathing, Hygiene & Dressing

Daily Housekeeping & Maintenance

Medication Management

Scheduled Supervised Activities

Weekly Bed & Bath Linen Service

Beauty Salon & Barber Shop (Available For An Additional Fee)

Nursing Care

Residents who require around-the-clock nursing care find a warm setting at Hillcrest.  The professional staff who serve the residents demonstrate on a daily basis their commitment to compassionate care, open communication and respect for residents’ personal preferences.  They are trained to offer services such as help with bathing, dressing, medications and incontinence management as well as a higher level of skilled nursing care, if needed.

Woods Health Services serves Hillcrest residents as well as residents from neighboring towns and communities. Licensed by the State of California and certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal, Woods is licensed for 74 skilled nursing beds in private and semi-private rooms. Woods Health Services provides restorative, respite and chronic care services.

Individual care plans are developed for each resident with the physician, resident, and family members involved from admission to discharge. Regular meetings are scheduled with those involved in a resident’s care to assure communication, continuity of care and that the care plan is changed as appropriate.

In addition to 24-hour-a-day care from Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, Woods has a rehabilitation program served by professionals in speech, occupational and physical therapy. Services also include a caring Social Service Designee who assists in the adjustment to life in a health care environment.

Each day, our activity associates provide a variety of programs for individuals and groups. Crafts, games, socials and special events take place in the lively activity room, and bus trips are available for those who can participate. The Hillcrest Chaplain visits Woods regularly and offers private consultations, inter-denominational religious services, Bible classes and different recovery groups.

Our respite care program allows us to take care of a resident on a short-term basis while regular caregivers are vacationing or just resting at home. Hillcrest’s Administrative Coordinator is available to guide discharge planners, residents and family members through the residency process and to provide a helpful orientation.

Activities Programming

Daily Housekeeping & Bed Making

Professional Nursing Services

Bathing, Hygiene & Dressing

Medication Administration

Regular Supervision

Three Meals Daily with Snacks

Beauty Salon & Barber Shop

Personal Medical Devices & Supplies

Podiatry

Products for Personal Care

Transportation Services

Incontinence Supplies

Personal Monitoring Devices

Private Duty Nursing

Telephone Service

See Wellness Program available at Hillcrest