Our mission is deeply rooted in a commitment to contribute significantly to the betterment of our local community. Our team, a dynamic blend of peers, military veterans, community advocates, and staunch supporters of veterans, embodies the spirit of service and dedication. We pride ourselves on grounding our decision-making in rigorous empirical research and meticulous data analysis, ensuring that our strategies are both effective and impactful for veterans and any community member who uses our services.
We are dedicated to forging meaningful partnerships and fostering a culture of collaboration, empowering veterans to extend their service beyond the battlefield and into the broader societal context. Through these endeavors, we aim to not only enhance the lives of our clients and community members but also to infuse every project with a sense of purpose and a drive for positive change.
PROGRAMS, SERVICES & ACTIVITIES
In-home Senior & Adult Care Services
Opting for in-home senior care rather than a traditional assisted living facility is a decision that comes with its own unique set of considerations and emotions. Recognizing the complexity of this choice is crucial, especially when it involves the well-being of an aging parent or friend. Concerns such as safety, medication management, fall prevention, and the ability to perform activities of daily living are common and entirely understandable. In navigating these challenges, it's important to remember that you're not alone. Our care providers have gone the extra mile and most services are provided by Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists or Certified Peer Support Specialists!
We invite you to lean on us during this journey and let us do the heavy lifting. We aim to offer support, guidance, and understanding, to help alleviate the weight of this decision. By choosing our in-home care services, you're not just selecting a care option; you're embracing a partnership designed to make this transition as smooth and positive as possible for both you and your loved one.
Residential Care for
Adults & Elders
When considering residential care options in California, it's important to distinguish between Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), as each caters to different populations and has its own set of regulations and options.
Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs)
ARFs in California are designed to provide 24-hour non-medical care to adults aged 18-59 who are unable to provide for their own daily needs. Adults who benefit from these facilities may have varying degrees of mental, emotional, physical, or developmental disabilities. ARFs offer room, board, supervision, and assistance with activities such as personal care and daily living.
Key regulations for ARFs include:
Licensing by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
Requirements for staff training and qualifications.
Regulations on the environment and safety standards to ensure the well-being of residents.
Personal rights protection for residents, including privacy, dignity, and access to services.
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)
RCFEs, on the other hand, cater to persons 60 years of age and over, providing a range of services from assistance with activities of daily living to medication management. These facilities aim to offer a home-like environment that encourages independence, while still providing the necessary level of care.
Key regulations for RCFEs include:
Licensing requirements set by the California Department of Social Services.
Staff must meet certain training and certification criteria, especially for those providing direct care.
Detailed regulations on the physical environment to ensure safety and accessibility for the elderly.
Mandatory respect for residents' rights, ensuring their freedom, privacy, and access to social and recreational activities.
Both ARFs and RCFEs are subject to regular inspections and evaluations to ensure compliance with state regulations. Choosing between an ARF and an RCFE depends on the specific needs of the individual, including their age, level of independence, and the type of care required.
It's crucial for families and individuals to thoroughly research and consider their options, including visiting potential facilities, understanding the services offered, and ensuring that the facility is properly licensed and in good standing with regulatory authorities. For the most current rules and options, consulting the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division's website or contacting them directly is advisable, as regulations can change.
Residential Care For Down Syndrome and Dementia
It's perfectly normal to forget things as we age occasionally. However, if these moments of forgetfulness start to impact daily activities, seeking professional guidance significantly is a wise step. Discovering that a beloved aging family member may be navigating the complexities of cognitive health issues is understandably challenging, but you're not alone in this. Even though cognitive conditions can progress over time, it's entirely possible to make every day meaningful and fulfilling.
In addition to our support for cognitive health, we are deeply committed to providing compassionate, specialized care for individuals with Down syndrome. Recognizing the unique needs and potential of those with Down syndrome, we focus on nurturing with love, care, and dedicated attention. Our approach encompasses assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), promoting independence, and enhancing quality of life through tailored programs. From personal care to social engagement and skill development, we aim to support each individual's well-being holistically. We can create a supportive environment that celebrates every achievement and fosters growth and happiness.
Respite Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities Seniors
Respite or short-term care is a great option for seniors with short-term and temporary needs for assistance and care. Families and seniors who are unsure if they are ready to take the step forward in Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care, can use Respite Care as a glimpse into what living at the WWY Micro-community Village will be like without the long-term commitment.