How much does it cost? What are your rates?
Our rates vary, depending on the room and the resident's level of care. The starting monthly rate for a semi-private room is $3200, and $3500 for a private room.
What does the monthly fee include?
Our monthly fee includes room and board and all care services, everything except incontinence supplies and medications, which are typically supplied by the resident's family.
What types of payment are accepted?
We accept personal checks and long term care insurance. We are not able to accept credit card payments directly although we can accept payments through PayPal. We do not accept SSI.
What about VA Aid and Attendance?
Our facilities qualify for this type of assistance for eligible veterans. For those interested in applying for this program, we can provide contact information for you to get help with the application process.
Can you accept Medicare or Medi-Cal?
Medicare, which is a federal program, does not pay for long term care in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly. We are not currently participating in Medi-Cal's ALW program, a benefit which is available to eligible participants who require a nursing facility level of care.
What is an RCFE?
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) provide room, board, housekeeping, supervision, and personal care assistance with basic activities like personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and mobility for seniors age 60 and older. This level of care and supervision is for people who are unable to live by themselves but who do not need 24 hour nursing care. They are considered non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly or Assisted Living Facilities must meet care and safety standards set by the State and are licensed and inspected by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CCL).
How many residents are there?
We are licensed to accommodate up to six residents in each home.
Is there an age requirement?
Our facilities provide services to persons 60 years of age and over and persons under 60 with compatible needs.
How does your facility compare with the larger assisted living communities?
In general, our facilities offer a more personal experience with a much higher level of caregiver interaction than is typically offered by the larger senior living communities. Many people prefer the home-like atmosphere of a board and care to the more institutional environment of the big facilities.
What are your qualifications to care for my loved one?
We are licensed and regulated by the State of California's Department of Social Services. The state requires that our facilities are overseen by an administrator with current certification, whose responsibilities include staff training and supervision in all areas of caregiving. Owner/Administrator Lauren Delancey adds a level of compassion for the elderly that is truly special, and our team is influenced and inspired by her caring approach.
Are you able to take care of a wheelchair-bound resident?
Yes, our caregivers are all experienced in wheelchair transfer techniques and can address all the needs of a wheelchair-bound senior citizen.
Do you accept respite care?
Do you accept hospice residents?
Yes, we have a hospice waiver and we are experienced with hospice residents, whether they are on hospice when admitted or placed on hospice at some point after admission.
Will your visiting hours fit my schedule?
Our visiting hours are 9AM to 6PM, 365 days a year. However, we are flexible and can accommodate visits outside these hours if prearranged.
What items can we bring?
All residents are encouraged to bring personal items and small furnishings, pictures, etc that are familiar and may even be treasured. Our rooms are furnished, but if you prefer, the existing furniture can be removed and replaced with yours. If you have a favorite chair, we'll make room for it.
Are pets allowed?
We like pets, and our residents usually enjoy them as well. If appropriate, they will be welcome.
Can we get added to your waiting list?
If your loved one is not ready for a new home yet, or if we don't currently have a vacancy, we recommend adding your name to our waiting list so we can contact you as soon as accommodations are available.
For additional information or to schedule a tour of either of our beautiful homes, use the form below to send an email, or call Lauren @ 619-203-4626.
Blue Skies of San Marcos
1119 Via Vera Cruz
Blue Skies of Oceanside
322 Keyport St