Helena House is a family owned and operated corporation. President and CEO Barbara Resnick oversees the operation of 5 residential homes with the assistance of her daughter Stacey Maglior.
Helena House owns and operates Residential Care for Elderly (RCFE) facilites that offer 24 hour care and supervision and provides assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, medications, and meal preparation. Although an RCFE does not provide daily on-site medical specialists, these services can be contracted on an individual basis and rendered at the facility.
A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) provides skilled medical professionals such as doctors and nurses as their regular on-site employees. Patients live there because they require a higher level of care than an RCFE is allowed to provide
Yes. Helena House meets the state requirements for accommodating residents with dementia. Our staff receives specialized training for residents with these special needs.
We also provide Hospice Care.
Helena House provides a minimum of one staff member for every three residents. Additional staff members are available depending on the needs of the residents.
Helena House provides three nutritionally balanced, home cooked meals daily. In addition residents are served snacks in between meal times. Our kitchen staff is also prepared to handle any special dietary needs. Our menus are always available to residents and family members.
Helena House does not provide transportation, but we can arrange transportation for a resident to their physician’s office. We can also put families in touch with physicians and others who make house calls, such as podiatrists, dentists, optometrists, or physical therapists to provide their services at our homes.
The costs vary depending on assistance required. Standard rates start at $2,700 for shared rooms and $3,700 for private rooms. This covers comprehensive care including daily bathing, grooming, dressing, linen service, transferring, toileting, laundry, house cleaning, meals, snacks, and activities. We assist with, order and fully monitor all medications. It also includes supervised field trips for those who are able and motivated.
There is an additional invoice for supplies, optional hair and nail services, and nutritional supplements.
Yes, veterans and wives of veterans who served in a war are eligible for a VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, which can pay up to $1600 per month. Call our office for further information.
Also, individuals who procured LONG TERM CARE insurance will find that it will cover most of the expenses for residential care.
Our homes have a maximum of 6 residents.
Helena House employs activity directors to engage residents in appropriate games, exercise, music, and crafts. The activities are chosen to complement the physical and mental capabilities of our residents. We also have groups sessions that include discussions and singing.
We are fully licensed by the state for hospice care. Our company policy is that if one of our residents becomes terminally ill, he or she can remain at the home. Along with the responsible person, we evaluate and coordinate plans of care by a team of professionals, including a medical director, the patient's attending physician, nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy, and our caregivers. We do not accept people who are already in a hospice program.
Yes. We welcome residents with wheelchairs and walkers.
Our limitations are defined by the Title 22, State of California Regulations, governing Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. We are unable to accept residents with the following conditions: