What makes The Shores special
Our culture of caring for people with cognitive impairment honors their life history, supports their strengths and challenges, and maintains their dignity. We work closely to understand and enhance each of our resident’s retained abilities, while promoting independence and improving their quality of life. To make this possible, our ample, highly-trained staff is dedicated to best practice research and receives specific training in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and different forms of dementia.
High caregiver-to-resident ratio insures that residents are engaged and stimulated.
- 24-hour licensed nurses on site to administer medication and oversee the care of residents.
Dedicated Activities Director, licensed as a Recreational Therapist designs an activities program specifically targeted to engage residents in four core focus areas: cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual. Programs include pet therapy, music therapy, massage therapy, art therapy and others.
Superior culinary program means that our residents are given choices at mealtime and served the same fresh, delicious, creative menus as all of our Vivante residents.
Dedicated food servers enable caregivers to focus on the residents.
Vivante’s wide array of amenity spaces are used by The Shores residents for daily activities, including roof top gardening, aqua therapy in our indoor saltwater pool, exercise in our state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor bocce ball and putting green.
Weekly outings (min. 2 per week) to locations such as local museums, beaches, restaurants, and musical events stimulate the senses of our residents.
Individualized assessment and care planning allows the Program Director and staff to partner with loved ones in the care of our residents.
Brain fitness, Wii Games and other technology- based programs in our Innovations Studio stimulate and enhance cognitive function.
Brand new community specifically designed for the needs of our memory-impaired residents maximizes security in a home-like environment.
Concrete construction and fire safety system provide maximum protection for residents.
Strong family support offered based on a true understanding of the complex issues faced when a loved one has dementia.
Monthly support groups and workshops educate families while frequent communication and updates keep families apprised of the progress of their loved ones.
“Mom transferred to Vivante in mid-January from her own home where she lived with an agency caregiver. Mom had not been doing well and was staying in bed. Once mom was at Vivante she blossomed! Both her cognitive and physical functioning improved dramatically. She became alive and had a purpose. She recognized her family again and we were able to enjoy family meals together in the dining room. She was encouraged to play her beloved card games again.
Mom adored the staff. Unfailingly, she was treated with respect. Her physical and emotional needs were always addressed. Mom was kept near and clean. She would be involved in an activity or be mixing with other residents. But most important to mom, staff related to the person she was.
Thank you all so much!”
“It has been a very difficult year for our family. But we wanted you to know the best thing that happened all year was discovering The Shores. Our father had been living in a nursing home in Montana — his wife became ill and could no longer care for him at home. She died unexpectedly and we needed to find him a new home near family in California. We felt very comfortable moving Dad in, knowing he was in good hands. But there were still many anxieties as we knew the transition from Montana to the Shores would be traumatic for Dad because of his dementia. It was comforting to see how well he adapted and how accommodating the staff was to get to know Dad and evaluate his needs. We are amazed at how individualized the care is for each resident at The Shores. Every issue was approached with a variety of options and together with you and your staff we found the right solution for Dad every time.
We cannot thank you enough for being there for Dad and all of us. On behalf of Arthur Thompson and his whole family –Thanks!”