The Artesian of Ojai Offers Innovative Senior Living Options
The Artesian of Ojai is an innovative senior living community in the heart of the Ojai Valley dedicated to meeting the demands of today’s engaged seniors. We offer both assisted living and memory care options with spacious studio and one-bedroom floor plans available. We strive to make the transition to assisted living as smooth as possible by answering your frequently asked questions. Whether you or a loved one is interested in learning more about senior living in Ojai, CA, we encourage you to contact us and request a tour.
What Is Assisted Living? Is It Different from a Nursing Home?
There may come a time in life when it becomes a struggle to live independently at home. From needing help with housekeeping to getting to and from doctor’s appointments, seniors face many unique challenges. Many seniors understand they could use help with daily tasks, but they are reluctant to move into a nursing home. Assisted living communities, such as The Artesian of Ojai, allow seniors the freedom to live in their own apartment surrounded with caring supportive staff. An assisted living community is built with a social model in mind, allowing residents access to care and companionship with others. Residents at The Artesian of Ojai will appreciate our beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, sustainably landscaped gardens, walking paths, and comfortable common areas, including our pool, barbeque area, and Wellness Center. Our goal is to make you feel at home in our assisted living community.
What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living Communities?
Our caregivers called “Guides” are available around the clock to assist with medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, shopping, laundry, nutritious meal preparation, transportation, and more. We also coordinate activities to keep our community members engaged and active, ranging from fitness classes and nature walks to art and music therapy, to group outings to Ojai. Residents don’t have to worry about yard maintenance or daily housekeeping, as our caregivers and staff help with these. At the Artesian of Ojai, we forge lasting caregiver-resident relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
What Are the Benefits of Assisted Senior Living?
Our residents benefit from the multitude of recreational activities found within the community which are designed to help maintain independence and a healthy lifestyle. The Artesian of Ojai is focused on providing programming to promote our residents’ physical, social, spiritual, creative, and intellectual wellness. Companionship is another major advantage offered through assisted living. Your loved one won’t ever feel lonely or isolated thanks to our round-the-clock caregivers. Each assisted and memory care community is nestled in a large home complete with a country kitchen to make the transition as seamless as possible.
When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living for My Loved One?
If you’ve noticed your loved one has difficulty completing daily tasks on his/her own and you’re unable to assist him/her due to job or family obligations, it could be time to consider assisted living. Knowing your loved one is being cared for in a supportive community will bring you peace of mind and comfort.
How Do I Talk to My Loved One About Assisted Senior Living?
When considering the possibility of assisted living or memory care, we recommend that you start the conversation with your loved one early emphasizing that he/she will not be giving up his/her freedom or independent lifestyle. Living in an assisted living community is safer than living at home alone due to round-the-clock support and care that is available when needed. Your loved one will enjoy his/her own space, privacy, and dignity with the freedom to decide which daily activities they would like to join. Personal furniture and pets are encouraged to make the environment more familiar and comfortable. Friends and family are also welcome to visit at any time (See COVID FAQs for current visitation protocols).
How Much Does Assisted Senior Living Typically Cost?
Assisted living costs will vary dependent on the level of care and the type of apartment floor plan selected. Memory care will be more expensive than assisted living because it requires a higher level of supervision and care. Likewise, a one-bedroom apartment will cost more than a studio apartment. We strive to keep our costs reasonable. Our all-inclusive rate structure includes assistance with ADLs, three nutritious meals daily, housekeeping, laundry, utilities, and maintenance.
Does Medicare Pay or Help Pay for Assisted Living Expenses?
Sadly, Medicare doesn’t cover any assisted living expenses. However, but there may be alternative means of covering costs. For example, you may be able to use long-term care insurance or veteran’s aid. Contact us for more details.
Schedule a Tour at Our Assisted Living Facility in Ojai, CA
If you think assisted living may be the right choice for you or a loved one, we encourage you to take a tour of our community to see what we have to offer. Visiting our campus allows you to view the amenities and meet the people who will impact your loved one’s care in the coming years. Please contact us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!