Please join us September 23rd, 2017 to celebrate 17 wonderful years serving our community!
We will have fabulous themed entertainers, a delicious authentic meal prepared by our in house chef, raffle prizes and more!The festivities will begin at 6 pm and conclude at 9pm.
All are welcome to attend!
Please RSVP prior to September 16th.
Tickets may be purchased using the form below, in person in the front office, or you may reserve tickets on the phone by calling (619)590-1515
We understand that the search for the right facility can be very overwhelming and our hope is to make this transition as easy as possible for all of our potential residents and their families. Here we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to assist you in your initial search. Our administrative team is more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have! You may contact our administrator, Susan Sorenson, at (619) 590-1515 for more information or to schedule a tour of our facility.
WHAT LEVEL OF CARE IS AVAILABLE?
Each resident is assessed upon admittance for a personalized plan of care. Currently we offer independent and assisted living based on the individual level of need.
DO YOU HAVE A NURSING STAFF ON SITE?
We have an LVN on staff as well as several knowledgeable medical technicians daily to assist the patients as need may arise.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING?
The price of our facility includes a private OR shared room, the personalized attention and care of our wonderful staff, distribution of any medication as needed, a call button, laundry and housekeeping services, daily activities for all of our residents (and their families) to enjoy, outings to local shopping, the service of our handy on-site maintenance team, and 3 daily meals and snacks.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
There is a onetime community fee, which is subject to change or promotion. Aside from that, the only fees not included in the package are transportation off site to and from doctors appointments (roundtrip is $20/visit, and the company of a caregiver to stay with them is an additional $30/visit if needed), and a $5 tray service per meal if the resident chooses to dine in their room, unless there is a medical need which makes it difficult for them to join the other residents in the dining room.
WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE?
All of our rooms are light and spacious with high ceilings, and include two generous walk in closets, a small kitchenette with refrigerator, and a large private bathroom. Each is equipped with self controlled heating and air. Each also has its own private balcony or patio area with fantastic views! They come furnished or unfurnished – it’s completely up to you!
WHAT IS THE FACILITY LIKE?
Our two story hacienda style building is situated on 9 acres of lovely manicured grounds, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our facility boasts picturesque landscaping, walking trails to enjoy the wonderful San Diego sunshine, a small orchard of fruit and nut trees, a central courtyard, a full activity and game room (BINGO anyone?!) and five lounges throughout the building that are available for our residents and their families to use for any special events or meetings. And the crowning jewel is our chapel – with floor to ceiling stained glass windows, from which Father David Leon leads Mass daily.
DOES THE RESIDENT NEED TO BE CATHOLIC TO JOIN THE FACILITY?
Our facility is operated by The Chaldean Sisters Daughters of Mary Immaculate Conception, who live in a convent on the grounds. We are also thrilled to offer a daily Mass for our residents, their families, and our neighbors in the community; however you do not need to be Catholic to reside here. In fact, about half of our current residents are of other faiths and denominations.
THE PROSPECTIVE RESIDENT STRUGGLES WITH MEMORY LOSS. CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE THEM?
We are not a locked facility but we will assess each resident to ensure our facility is a perfect fit.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU OFFER FOR RESIDENTS?
We proudly emphasis the quality of life and socialization amongst our residents and offer a full range of activities for them to enjoy daily, all of which are facilitated by our wonderful staff Activities Coordinators. These activities include (but are certainly not limited to) BINGO, penny poker, scenic rides, outings to local shopping establishments, chair exercise classes, movie nights, ice cream socials, daily coffee socials, Wii bowling, walking groups, and balloon volleyball. We are also fortunate enough to have numerous volunteers from the community who gladly give their time to come entertain the residents with music, dancing, motivational speaking, and various other performances.
WHAT DO THE MEALS CONSIST OF?
Every day we offer a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner approved by registered dieticians. It is rotated seasonally, and each rotation is on a 5 week plan, so the residents have a good variety. There is also an alternate menu for lunch and dinner if the resident does not care for what is being offered that day. All food is prepared onsite by our chefs and the kitchen staff is happy to accommodate every residents needs.
AS A FAMILY MEMBER, HOW INVOLVED CAN I BE?
At Good Samaritan we always strive to make family feel included in the care of the resident. You are welcome to visit us at any time – join your loved one for a meal, participate in an activity, or host a family function. Regularly scheduled visiting hours are 9AM to 9PM, however we are happy to accommodate outside of those hours if there is ever a need.
HOW SECURE IS THE FACILITY?
The resident’s wellbeing and safety are our first priority. As such, we are fully outfitted with security cameras throughout the building – inside and out. We are a gated community that opens at 5:30 AM and closes again nightly at 7PM, with a call box to monitor any visitations after that time.
Need to practice performing or looking for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of seniors of El Cajon? We are looking for people of many talents to come and entertain/perform for our residents at our 60 resident facility. Many of our residents are unable to leave the facility and love to have musical, dancing, or motivational/educational speaking guest come. We are looking for groups and/or individuals willing and able to volunteer 30-60 minutes of their time to making their day just a little brighter.
If interested, please contact our Activity Director at (619)590-1515 or come visit our facility at 1515 Jamacha Way El Cajon, CA 92019