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850 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Based on 52 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
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To Reach a Resident(650) 327-0950
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Channing House DescriptionChanning House was founded by Dr. Russell V. Lee of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and has a long history of providing quality nursing care for seniors. Full floor to ceiling picture windows in beautiful, spacious apartments give you breathtaking views of the hills or Bay. The new Health Care Center is amazing and provides top-notch care for residents who need Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing care. House believes that older adults who are active, engaged, and healthy thrive in a vibrant setting.
Assisted LivingJust because you need a little help doesn't mean life can't still be wonderful. The goal of our Assisted Living care team is to give residents everything they need to remain independent and active. Our person-centered approach means that we provide care tailored to not only individual needs, but also personal likes and dislikes.
Skilled NursingYou're reading this because you want to live somewhere with good Skilled Nursing care in case you ever need it. If that day arrives, you'll be in a familiar place surrounded by the people you know and trust. Our wonderful Independent Living residents love spending time with their friends at the Lee Center, and they've developed great relationships with the caring staff who work there.
DiningWe begin with recipes that are handmade and chosen specifically to highlight the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms. We buy the freshest local seafood, eggs and meats. We hand-brine the meats to give them a rich distinct flavor, making sure to set aside a portion for our residents who need lower sodium dishes. By brining the meat ahead of time, we can control the amount of salt that goes into each dish, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a delicious meal. A meal shared with good friends is the best way to fuel your soul.
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ServicesChanning House is a senior living community that provides independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing services. For independent living, the community offers spacious apartments with state-of-the-art amenities, along with onsite activities and events. Assisted living services are provided for seniors who need additional help with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing. Skilled nursing care is available 24/7 for those in need of more extensive medical care.
Assisted Living Services and AmenitiesChanning House offers a wide range of assisted living services and amenities to its residents. Private or semi-private studio units are available, as well as nursing staff available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with activities of daily living. Medication management is provided by the nursing staff, and medical and ancillary services are arranged in combination with family members. For added convenience, a Sara lift is available for transfers.
Skilled Nursing Services and AmenitiesChanning House offers skilled nursing services and amenities to its residents, including private or semi-private studio with en suite bathrooms. Nursing staff is available 24 hours a day to assist with activities of daily living and provide medication management. Medical and ancillary services are arranged by the nurse in combination with family members. Residents have the opportunity to have visits with their primary care physician on-site or by video. Additionally, Channing House provides a Sara and Hoyer lift for transfers.
around-the-clock skilled nursing care
around the clock care
assistance with daily activities
licensed nursing staff
three delicious chef-prepared meals
flexible dining options
private dining rooms
home style dining
transportation to medical appointments
housekeeping and maintenance
daily housekeeping and linen service
expanded cable television
high speed internet
beautiful, spacious apartments
fitness center and pool
a full kitchen
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LicensingThis community is licensed by the state of CA. It is a very large-sized community with 264 total beds.
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I worked there many years ago, as part of the maintenance staff, and it was an outstanding place to work. It was a pleasure to provide care for the Residents, and they were great people to know. So many different people of so many walks of life. One resident was Robert A. Heinlein's sister, The Author that I had grown up with ready all his works. Then I can't say for sure but at least one Nobel Prize winner. All interesting people to know.
Where to begin. Covid has been a scary time for my parents, both of whom (separately!) live at Channing House. I am so impressed by the seriousness of the leadership at Channing House. They set the tone for this independent, non-profit retirement home.The staff from top to bottom has done a Herculean (and Sisyphusian) task of keeping residents and staff safe. The communication has been **daily** with outside family, including emails, voicemail blasts when necessary, and a weekly update by the head of Channing House via Zoom with all residents and family that wish to participate. The staff is working so hard and so effectively and sensitively to keep everyone healthy, comfortable, and well cared for. They are surrogates for all of us family who cannot be there in person. I will be eternally grateful to them for everything.
My parents have lived at Channing House for 17 years and have been SO well taken care of (by the Channing House staff) and SO happy (with the community). Moving into Channing House was the best gift my parents ever gave me. I do not worry about them ever, and when I visit (which is every other day) I get to spend ALL my time visiting instead of fixing leaky faucets or running errands. Channing House is extremely well run by Mel (the "new" manager). The food is fantastic. The staff is caring and professional in all departments (house cleaning, nursing and health, dining, maintenance, front desk, exercise classes, etc.). Dr. Davidson (the in-house doctor) is THE BEST. My parents get daily exercise, daily socializing, 3 excellent meals a day, as much recreation and intellectual stimulation as they want including weekly organized excursions, and there are dozens of eyes to watch them, ensuring that they are safe and doing well.My parents both started off in independent living, but my Mom's health deteriorated so that for her final 5 years she was in the skilled nursing care wing. One of the wonderful things about Channing House is that my Dad could visit my Mom any time he wanted with just an elevator ride; he could eat meals with her when he wished; he could even check her out of the skilled area and take her to enjoy the views and the walk-around-path on the 11th-floor outdoor roof-top. And he continued to live in and enjoy all of the privileges and freedoms of independent living. Life care is the way to go! I plan to move into such a place in my mid-70s.
I see that the previous review is from a vendor. He mentions that the residents love it, and this is true. The location is incredible - just a couple of blocks from downtown Palo Alto. Residents can walk to shops and dining. Food is great, views are great, lots and lots of activities to keep the mind and body active and healthy. To be able to live here is to be very very lucky.
Clearly one of the best retirement communities in the area, our mother lives there and loves it. Naturally this comes at a high price but she's certainly earned it and with what we put her through as children im happy that there is a place nearby she is willing to stay in that allows me in to see her when I can.
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