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The Montecito Santa Fe
500 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Based on 24 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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The Montecito Santa Fe DescriptionNestled in the stunning Santa Fe, New Mexico landscape lies The Montecito - an unparalleled retirement community offering a luxurious resort-style experience. At this senior living community, style and luxury are embraced with enthusiasm! Sprawled across 15 luxurious acres, our campus is home to 122 independent living apartments and villas, 26 assisted living residences as well as 40 brand-new private memory care studios in a state of the art facility. At the Montecito, senior living is elevated to a whole new level - providing active adults with an unparalleled lifestyle experience.
Assisted LivingSomeday, you may require assistance with essential tasks such as bathing, cooking meals or remembering to take medication. At THE MONTECITO, our Assisted Living program is designed to provide personalized care and support your autonomy through the guidance of a registered Wellness Director in collaboration with you and your physician. Together we'll create an individualized plan that promotes wellbeing while allowing for continued independence! At [Company], we provide tailored care to suit your individual needs—from assistance with everyday tasks and keeping track of medications, all the way up to a 24/7 emergency call system.
Memory CareIndividuals battling Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia may necessitate specialized care. The Montecito Memory Care Community has embraced the revolutionary Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle Program, created by Dr. Cameron Camp - Founder and Director of Research & Development at the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. This Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle Program is designed to promote a holistic approach, with an emphasis on physical and cognitive therapy techniques for optimal wellbeing.
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AmenitiesThe Montecito Santa Fe is an exclusive destination for luxury and relaxation. It offers a variety of amenities for visitors to enjoy, including country club style locker rooms with steam rooms, showers, and dressing rooms. A signature salon and barber offer haircuts, styling, coloring, manicures, and pedicures. For those looking for even more pampering, there is a full-service spa with four private treatment rooms featuring licensed massage therapists, reflexologists, and estheticians.
Assisted Living Services and AmenitiesAt The Montecito Santa Fe, residents receive personalized services to meet their individual needs. An initial evaluation and an individualized service plan are created for each resident to ensure that their particular needs are met. Supervision is provided for residents who need assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing and dining. In addition, the facility offers case management which includes communication with the resident’s physician and family. Comprehensive support services such as pharmacy and medical supplies are also available.
Memory Care Services and AmenitiesThe Montecito Santa Fe is dedicated to providing memory care services and amenities that promote physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. The six “neighborhoods” help create an intimate home-like setting, while the floor plans prioritize indoor/outdoor activity and engagement. Common area design includes indoor walking paths to encourage exercise and physical wellbeing. Private studio units with full-sized bathrooms offer security and comfort. Secure courtyards provide outdoor access and freedom of movement for residents.
Independent Living Services and AmenitiesThe Montecito Santa Fe offers independent living services and amenities that are sure to exceed any resident's needs, wants, and desires. Our Concierge is on duty 24/7 to ensure that all of these needs are met on a daily basis. In addition, nightly security and a new state-of-the-art digital video surveillance system provide residents with the peace of mind knowing that the area is monitored and assistance is available if needed.
medication monitoring and administration
safety and security
preventative health screenings
24-hour nursing staff
assistance with activities of daily living
restaurant-style dining room
assistance with meals
three meals a day
individualized service plan
scheduled group and individual transportation
scheduled transportation services
basic cable tv
24-hour security system
salon & spa
stainless steel appliances
24-hour emergency call system
independent and assisted living
tub and shower
individually controlled heating and cooling systems
basic cable television
24/7 emergency call system
state-of-the-art fitness center
washer and dryer
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LicensingThis community is licensed by the state of NM. It is a large-sized community with 52 total beds.
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In a word, superb. Excellent, caring, well trained staff of caregivers. The entire staff is wonderfully helpful, friendly and caring. Beautiful facility. Beautiful residents. Activities abound. Great food. Moved my 96 year old mother here from the Chicago area, fully cognizant of the risks posed by such a huge lifestyle change at her age. By the first week, she had acclimated to her new apartment and surroundings! And now, a year and a half later, she is happier here than she has been in years. Cannot speak highly enough of The Montecito Santa Fe.
HORRIBLE EMPLOYEES & MGMT!!Started off good. Shortly after I began working here I learned of the abuse that was in the news about the recent/former wellness director of this facility. I began training as a med tech only to find that employees were not counting the carts, morphine was missing from a residents supply and regulated medications were being left out in the open in the residents rooms. As a med tech we have a 1 hour window before or after to administer a med. If it's due at 8 pm you can administer at 7-9. Med techs were not allowing other meds to exit the system and were giving medications too early. Employees often talked about their own recreational drug use out in the open. It was clear to me that employees were not sober at work. Many either seemed high or were always sick and calling in. Their were MANY MEDICATION ERRORS that I would find in the book daily. Forgetting to administer meds, giving the wrong day or at the wrong time. Employees were regularly EXTREMELY LATE as well. Employees would often take their lunch break during a med pass too. This leaves NO ONE on the floor to answer calls and residents would be forced to wait long periods for help. At one point I was on the floor BY MYSELF trying to pass meds, take calls, and get residents to breakfast. THIS IS ABANDONMENT! This took place because one of those drug using employees who openly admitted to drug use decided not to come to work and had NO ONE to cover for her. I was often finding residents wearing the same clothes for 2 or 3 days. Me and one other person who actually had integrity would take care of them. One person was so bad that his sheets were yellow from urine, his clothes were not changed from the day before and his brief looked like it had 2 days worth of urine and feces in it. It was absolutely DISGUSTING. I would not trust these people to take care of ME or someone I LOVED...THAT IS FOR SURE. I brought all of this to the attention of the new wellness director, the executive director, and the head of HR and they (MADE UP LIES ABOUT ME) to try and intimidate me from moving forward to report what they are doing here. If you don't believe me look up (Wellness director - montecito, santa fe). You will see a news story covered by all the BIG NAME news stations covering how the director of wellness physically SHOOK AND DRAGGED A WOMAN out of a chair so that this place could make room for a $ spending person at their bar. The resident (who by the way has alzheimers) did nothing wrong. She was just in the way of them providing a seat for a $ spending customer. (I recieved confirmation on this from a current employee). This is no place to send a loved one. I walked out AND QUIT. I refuse to work for WICKED people like this. I have God given INTEGRITY and will not be a part of this FILTH!! Below is the link to the whole story...pressreader.com/usa/sant…
Ate in Garbo's at Montecito. Maybe those who reside there get decent attention and decent food but that was not my experience. we waited a long time for a staff person to notice us and seat us. the young waitress was sweet but not remotely knowledgeable about the food. I ordered an entrée called "drunken steak" to be done medium rare. this was undoubtedly the worst dish I have ever had in my life: I couldn't find much steak and the few pieces were well done and covered in a disgusting sauce of mashed beans and feta cheese. I don't know why I ate it but I did and was punished later with several trips to my bathroom. Never again.
I started in 2018 till this month of this year. i Was harassed & bullied by the “ superiors “ along with my manager, executive chef Kira Lewis .They slandered my name after years of dedication. I went to the HR as well as the Director many times to talk about whats going on but got called a liar & nothing was done. They don't do anything to help when it is needed. !! HOSTILE environment!!
I stayed 3 days visiting the facility. Excellent food catered the wedding I attended. The front desk staff really came through for me after I accidentally left my medication in the guest suite. The manager efficiently returned it by overnight delivery. Very grateful to Wendy Walters, Linda Krauss, Tammy, and Rachel. 4 stars only because Housekeeping had a hard time keeping enough light bulbs in the apartment.
Wait staff in restaurant makes fun of residents until they cry. Head nurse is the only one certified and is sicker than the residents. Nurses refuse to help certain residents and will let them call for help for hours on end. Chris, the supervisor of the housekeeping dept, is never there and the girl who covered for him just quit due to the hostile work environment he created. Hired his wives cousin and said cousin got coworker pregnant on premises. His wife then harassed the female worker and shows up to work every other day. The female worker was fired and no action was taken against anyone else.
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