The reality is, quality assisted living communities are designed for individuals who may require some help with tasks of daily living through personalized support delivered by caring staff, while also providing housing in proximity to a friendly community of peers.
Residents of The Mezzanine, Golden West’s assisted living community, enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, access to programs and activities that encourage social engagement, and 24/7 support from specially trained caregivers, who assist residents with daily activities such as medication management, meals, housekeeping, transportation, reminders for activities and appointments.
The Mezzanine’s functional, single occupancy, studio apartments are about 307 square feet each and boast wall-to-wall windows, an emergency call system, individually controlled thermostats, and air conditioning. Instead of a kitchenette, assisted living residents’ meals are prepared and served by our dining team, who take pride in serving a range of healthy, balanced, and enjoyable dining choices.
Assisted living at Golden West is also unique in that we offer all-inclusive pricing, payable via private pay or Home and Community Based Medicaid in one convenient monthly bill. The monthly fee includes rent, utilities, phone, cable, and our service package, which is comprised of nurse-monitored medication program, assistance with showers and laundry, wellness checks, three nutritious meals a day, maintenance services and housekeeping, and an array of social, educational, cultural and wellness programming.
Plus, now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased, residents again have more opportunities for connection and activities to look forward to. Golden West’s programs department plans events specifically created for our assisted living residents, including Wii bowling, watercolor, and fitness classes. Mezzanine residents can also take part in any activity or event happening on the greater campus, including those offered to our independent living residents. The Golden West campus is also pet-friendly and features a library, outdoor patios, walkways and gardens, and a computer lab.
In the end, while many people are unclear about the meaning of assisted living, what it provides, and who it serves, Golden West’s Mezzanine exemplifies the true benefits: comfortable housing options, friendly peers, caring staff, personalized support when it’s needed, engaging activities, and a maintenance-free lifestyle.