March 25, 2020 Uncategorized
March 17, 2020 in: Well-being,
March 14, 2020
Dear residents and families,
As part of the ongoing efforts, critical new measures designed to keep our residents safe have been put in place immediately. We have to significantly restrict visitors and non-essential personnel, as well as restrict communal activities inside the community. The new measures are the latest action to protect our seniors, who are at the highest risk for complications from COVID-19. While visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families, it is an important temporary measure for their protection.
Below is a brief list of New Additional Guidance we have put in place:
Temporary Dining Restrictions
In our attempts to continue to keep our residents Healthy and Safe, we are making some temporary changes in our dining and meal delivery processes. We thank you for your support and understanding.
The situation is changing daily. We are adjusting and making changes as the situation continues to unfold – be on alert for any further updates or changes
Our Meal delivery charge will be waived until further notice
We are discouraging large gatherings and because of this:
We are discouraging non-essential visitors – this includes family
We are discouraging trips to any public areas off site
Garbo’s restaurant and the back patio will be temporarily closed.
Independent Living Resident meals will be “to-go” delivery only, please place your order before meals in order to assist us with timely delivery.
We will be using single-use dishware for all meals.
March 11, 2020 Uncategorized
Per the announcements made today March 11, 2020, by our Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, our facility is now taking preventative precautions by limiting outside public admittance to the clubhouse. As you all know, our elders are come of the most susceptible populations to contract any kind of illnesses. In an effort to remain ever vigilant in our protection of this population we will be implementing the following changes until further notice.
All social gatherings that entail people from outside the community are canceled. If you are part of a group, host an activity, performer, facilitator, etc. from outside of Montecito Santa Fe, we will not be able to host your program till further notice. We love having you all here and you will be the first to be informed when we are given the “all clear” by government health officials.
We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work our hardest to protect the elders in our care.
Montecito Management Staf
December 16, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
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December 13, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
For people with loved ones diagnosed with degenerative ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, memory care services, and communities offer safe and secure living environments. To cater to the unique needs of residents, caring and compassionate staff members monitor residents closely. Also, these facilities often feature activities, events, and programs designed to stimulate memory care residents to use their cognitive abilities, as well as entertain and engage them.
December 03, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),
Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive disorders are often responsible for a massive reduction in a patient's overall quality of life. While impaired memory may be little more than a nuisance during the initial onset of dementia and similar diseases, patients may soon find themselves unable to navigate their environment safely or to complete even the most basic tasks without assistance once their condition has progressed. Having to watch a family member struggle with dementia or Alzheimer's can be heartbreaking experience but there are still ways to ensure your loved one is able to enjoy the greatest quality of life possible.