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The Foothills At Simi Valley
5300 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Based on 24 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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The Foothills At Simi Valley DescriptionEvery day at The Foothills in Simi Valley is a chance to be inspired, refreshed, revitalized and educated. Embrace the ease of a carefree life surrounded by all that you adore. Reassured that your future care requirements can be met with assisted living and memory services, all in the comfort of home. Nestled on tranquil acres, Ivy Park provides fulfilling and accommodating senior living with an array of amenities to suit each stage of retirement.
Assisted LivingAt Ivy Park, we recognize and celebrate the distinctiveness of every one of our residents. By joining forces with each resident, we strive to empower them to reach their fullest potential and prioritize the things that matter most - independence, personal development, and other facets important for themselves as well as those closest to them. Sometimes this means uncovering novel methods to bring tranquility, purpose or effortlessness into their lives. No matter the age or time of year, we strive to nurture each individual holistically.
Memory CareAt Evergreen at Ivy, our memory care neighborhood offers a warm and engaging atmosphere for residents and their families to enjoy. Evergreen residents are empowered to find purpose and joy in their daily lives through our EverYou program, which provides stimulating activities and guidance for a truly fulfilling day.
Parent OrganizationThe Foothills At Simi Valley is a member of a larger group of communities called Senior Resource Group
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AmenitiesThe Foothills at Simi Valley is the ideal place to spend your time in comfort and relaxation. With all-day dining at the Vine at Ivy Restaurant, residents can enjoy a delicious meal any time of day. There are also indoor and outdoor lounge areas available for socializing and relaxing. The Activities Studio, Fitness Center, Bistro, Library, Technology Center, Media Room, and Full-Service Salon provide residents with plenty of options for entertainment and leisure. Residents can also enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens and walking paths.
ServicesThe Foothills At Simi Valley offers an array of services to meet the needs of its residents. All-day dining, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and laundry, an emergency response system, on-site maintenance and social and educational programs are all included in the services provided. Additionally, the Foothills At Simi Valley also provides medication management, 24-hour personal care support, concierge physician services, spa services, guest meals and room service, daily housekeeping and pet care and walking.
assistance with managing medications
personalized care services to meet the changing needs of each resident
licensed nurse on staff
health and fitness classes
24-hour staffing and emergency call system
help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
alzheimer's & dementia care
health and wellness
dine your way
three family-style meals served daily
restaurant-style dining choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
weekly housekeeping, personal and flat linen laundry service
scheduled group transportation
full service beauty salon/barber shop to keep you looking your best
weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry services
24-hour emergency call system and onsite staff
library with computer access
individual climate controls
safety assist grab bars and cushioned benches in showers
outdoor walking paths
secured, residential environment
art room and crafting activities to bring out your creative side
pet friendly environment so bring your best friend
Employee Reviews for Senior Resource Group in Simi Valley, California
3 out of 5 stars. Based on 1 reviewsEmployees who have worked for Senior Resource Group in the Simi Valley, CA area have generally had a positive experience. They have found the residents to be lovely and enjoyable to spend time with, and they have appreciated the opportunity to learn something new every day. Overall, they have found the experience to be unforgettable. The company has received a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars, indicating that while employees generally have a positive experience, there may be some areas for improvement.
Employee Reviews for Senior Resource Group
3.16 out of 5 stars. Based on 459 reviewsThe people that work there are very friendly and helpful. The residents are very nice and the staff is always willing to help. Cons: The pay is low and the hours are long. Advice to Management: Increase the pay and offer more benefits.
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LicensingThis community is licensed by the state of CA. It is a very large-sized community with 175 total beds.
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We moved my mother in law to The Foothills this past April. The care provided to her was top notch. From the Medical staff, dining staff and administrative staff, they were all nothing but the best to work with. My mother in law was a difficult person to deal with at times and they never showed her anything but compassion. The facility itself is very clean and kept up. The recently did a remodel and it is beautiful. When my mother in law passed in December they allowed us to have her reception in very nice room and set up the coffee and water for us. I miss interacting with the staff and highly recommend Foothills to anyone who is looking for an Assisted Living place for their loved one.
Very clean facility, nice decor. My husband's mother resides there the only problem we seem to be having is nobody answers the phone! We have called numerous times all different days and hours and rarely get through. We don't understand when we visit there is always someone at front desk, who answers the phone?What if there is an emergency? Suggestion hire a phone person.
Mom went into Vintage and was a resident at Vintage Simi Hills for almost 5 years, untll her death, which I deeply feel could've been avoided. SRG took it over recently and renamed it Foothills.I posted a long review under Foothills Simi Valley, which is what this business is currently called. Please do go there and read my review before putting any relative in this facility!!! Do your due diligence and don't fall for the smoke and mirrors...i.e. new remodel and b.s. pitch...ask the important questions.
If I could give less than one star I would. NOT the place for your loved ones if they need assistance of any sort. The "medtechs" here are completely unprofessional, unfriendly, and especially uncaring in there approach (physically) and techniques of "assisting" the residents here. It's hard to believe (if they are) that they went to school and became certified seeing as that the gentlemen I've had experiences with can't make eye contact with you, ignore your basic cares and concerns that shouldn't even need to be addressed if these "medtechs" had the common sense that anyone working in the health care industry should. I'm sorry but Very disappointing a facility would hire such Incompetent fools to care for other human beings
My mother has been a resident at this facility for almost two years. More recently, perhaps around 6 months ago, they started having issues with their telephone system. This has been an ongoing problem since then. For many seniors like my mother, they do not drive, and are not comfortable with newer technologies like cell phones. Their only connection to their friends and family, when not with them, is to call them on the telephone. This is a basic service one would expect to have access to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not the case! My mother has been without a working telephone in her room for 6 days this time. I have lost count of the numerous other times over the past months. This causes a great deal of anxiety and frustration for her and her family. She has to walk the length of the building to the front desk each time she wants to make a call. I cannot reach her. My guess would be that the least costly fixes are being done to date, and are apparently inadequate. There is too little concern for the residents' needs and they are not taken seriously enough to warrant the proper attention and expenditures.
My mother is a resident at Vintage Simi Hills in the Recollections section for those with more intensive needs. She is severely incapacitated and needs almost total care. The staff of Vintage and the caregivers have been a Godsend. My mother is taken from her room to meals at the proper times, and is always dressed and coiffed nicely. When she needs cleaning, it is taken care of promptly.I will name some of the people responsible for her care, and I give my apologies for those whose names I have omitted. The program director, Briman Vivar, has spent time with my mother and makes sure her needs are addressed, The caregivers, including Coco, Martha, Judith, Sudy, and many others who I am failing to mention by name see that she is clean, looked after, fed, and safe in her room. if ever there is a specific request for her care, it is taken care of within a few minutes. I can feel secure that my mother is in a good place where her needs are met.I have nothing but good things to say about Vintage Simi Hills and the staff who work there.Thank you all.Andy and Margaret Joseph
This is the most wonderful place you will ever find. My aunt has been in the memory care section of Vintage and has been there for about a year now. The staff is amazing and so caring and loving. They treat the residents with respect and always deal with them in a calm, respectful manner. My aunt is always clean and well-dressed, which she is unable to do herself. Her room is always clean and well-kept. I cannot say enough good things about Vintage. Our family feels so blessed to have found such a loving place for my aunt.
My mom has been here about 2 months now and even though she kept saying "I'm not ready" she reluctantly moved in and is now very happy. She is most impressed with both the food and how EVERY staff member knows her by name even though she's never met them. It's a wonderful place and I wish I could move in. EVERYTHING is included. I visit almost every day and find things clean and relaxing. I highly recommend Simi Hills.
This review is in reference to Vintage Simi Hills in Simi Valley, CA. The staff seems mostly friendly and dedicated. I agree with the other reviewers that the facility is understaffed, however. On a recent visit to my 90 year old mother in the alzheimer's section, I saw that her shoes were covered in fresh feces - COVERED - and this is while she was eating breakfast in the dining area. I had to speak with several people before I found someone willing to help her. More troublesome, I cannot help but to feel there is a "bait-and-switch" philosophy with Vintage management. I just received a letter from management advising me that the fees for my mother's services would be increasing by 10% across the board starting June 1. Upon further inquiry, I was told that every resident had their fees increased by 10% because Vintage did a market survey and determined its rates were less than its competitors' rates. It's kind of hard to switch facilities with an alzheimer's patient, but the choice seems to be pay the increase or move. I was able to "negotiate" a slightly lower increase of 8%, but still find the decision to make such dramatic increases to be unreasonable and exploitative for many of the residents who live on fixed incomes. I am investigating filing a claim with the California Department of Social Services.
If your loved one is independent, this place can really be a nice place. They offer lots of activities and the food is quite good. But avoid if your loved one needs assistance with his or her special needs (even if you pay extra for this type of care). There is not enough staff, some are poorly trained, and are impatient with those who need special care. Some staff are good but there are some who should not be working with seniors. Housekeeping staff havent a clue about changing bedding or making beds, but thats just the tip of the iceberg.
I agree with the other reviewer "Nikki" that stated most of the staff desire to do the right thing but possibly some may not be trained properly. I also noticed that at times there was not enough staff to manage the residents (within a prompt timeframe) in the memory care wing but they do the best they can with what they have to work with. I experienced multiple occurrances of a wet bed and it was made over instead of changed with dry sheets. During a hospital visit the doctor stated to me that my parent's rear end was not being cleaned properly and the care facility is not doing what you're paying them for. You can communicate with management but many times the issue was not consistently resolved. The communication between management and the staff is disorganized as at times the staff did not follow specific resident requirements. I'm not sure if the information was not available or they were short staffed and did not attempt to locate the document. The staff fed my parent foods that should have not been provided which could have caused aspiration and that is a serious event. At times the director seems to not believe what the resident or their family claims. He would say "that didnt happen" or "we always have someone available to answer the phones in the middle of the night" although he was not there and never called himself to confirm. My response to him was "you may have someone there but they did not answer the phone" and this occurred more than once. I told him if you dont believe my parent or myself then chat with the hospital as they also tried to contact the facility and did not receive an answer. After speaking with the director many times, I do not receive a warm and fuzzy feeling which makes me feel comfortable. Overall I believe Vintage wants to do what is right but somehow cannot consistently pull it together. I now understand why they're cheaper than the competitors. In the future if I choose to live in a care facility I would definitely evaluate all competitors and bring in an attorney (whom specializes in care facilities) to actually see what's happening behind the scenes.
The staff here for the most part seem to really enjoy what they're doing and genuinely care about the residents. However, it seems as though new employees are not always adequately trained before they are left on their own. One new employee that had very little experience was left to care for residents without supervision off of very little training. I thought this was compromising the safety of the residents. While many other types of jobs allow for a new employee to learn from their mistakes, a mistake at Vintage could cost a senior his or her life.Another issue of concern to me was that some caregivers don't always check residents before they leave for their lunch breaks, which sometimes results in residents laying in a wet diaper and/or bed.I previously had been considering moving a family member into this facility, because at first glance, it seemed like a great place for seniors to live. And while for the most part it might be a great, safe place, the risks are not worth it. I wouldn't want my family member to have to lay in urine or feces while someone is taking their lunch break, or risk having an inexperienced caregiver try to lift him up, transfer him, etc, when he/she doesn't know how to perform those tasks securely and correctly.There are some absolutely wonderful staff there, but there are also plenty that don't follow protocol.
my father seems to be happy living here. he did not want to leave his home in newman, ca but he has adjusted quite well. he is not a very social man so he doesn't participate in all there is to do. the can go out to eat, take a road trip to the library, or shop at the 99 cent store. there is a small theater to watch movies and eat popcorn. the folks living there play games, and enjoy exercise class and conversation. the dining room is very nice where there is a salad bar with fresh fruit and veggies. they also have fresh cookies daily. my father came from a very small town, so simi valley works just fine for him. he enjoys the blue skies, green trees, and nearby hillsides and mountain views. it is a safe area to live in and he takes his scooter out for a trip around the block almost daily. you can do your own laundry or they will gladly do it for you. the staff is great too. my father was able to save some money and i'm so grateful he did. he pays 2500 a month for a small room but that covers me not having to worry about him, three meals a day and snacks in the fridge, getting his room cleaned and laundry washed and folded weekly. and so much more if he wanted. i think 2,500 is the very least that it cost to live there.anyway, i would recomend this place to anyone that is able.
There are not words to describe how well Vintage has been for my father. He had been through 4 different facilitites and hated them all till he came to Vintage. He was considered family from the moment he entered tell he passed on. All of the staff new him by name and seemed to truely enjoy his being there, they encouraged him to get involved in the games, parties and activities that they have regularly. It got to the point where he would actually want to cut his visit short with us so he could get back for the party they were having. When he needed more care and a hospice situation they were the only organization that counseled us and gave us all of the laws and options on the matter and even counseled us when he finally left us.
The Foothills at Simi Valley is a beautiful community. It has been remodel recently and you feel like you are walking into a lobby of a 5 star hotel! The staff are very friendly and makes you feel welcome from the time you enter the community. One of my favorite places is the dinning room, the staff are very courteous and you feel like walking into a high end dining, beautiful decorated. I have been coming to this community for many years and will highly recommended.
Our father has been at the Foothills for about 8 months and we are so grateful for the kind and compassionate care he receives there. Our experiences with ALL the staff members have been so positive. I would love to list all of them by name, but I'd be too afraid to forget someone.It is such a relief to know our dad is safe, happy, and well cared for.
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