It’s been seven months since the luxury senior living community Oakmont of Santa Clarita celebrated its grand opening, and Oakmont officials are encouraging Santa Clarita seniors to sign up for the community’s waitlist now if they may want to make the move in the future.
By Melissa Lampert, KHTS Staff Writer
“We are pretty much full right now, working off a waitlist,” said Executive Director Margie Veis. “If you’re thinking about down the line, now’s the time to come get on that waitlist. Things do change every day, but we’re finding that people that come in that have that quick, emergent need, we can’t always help them.”
Both independent seniors and seniors in need of assisted living can find an option for them at Oakmont of Santa Clarita.
“We’re kind of the best of both worlds, so (when) residents move in, they may or may not need care,” Veis said.
“It could be somebody that’s recently lost a spouse that is afraid to be at home, still very capable, but wants that socialization and that reassurance that they’re not alone,” she continued. “It could be a couple where one spouse is in better shape than another, and it’s hard on the spouse that’s in good shape to continue to be a caregiver. (Oakmont is) a place where they can continue to be the spouse, not the caregiver… It can be somebody who has fallen and broken a hip, or is just in that aging process where it’s difficult to get around and they do need some assistance with taking a shower or managing their medication or even just cooking meals.”
Another senior that could be a potential resident at Oakmont is one who just doesn’t want to cook for themselves or maintain a house any longer, and is instead ready to enjoy Oakmont of Santa Clarita’s “cruise ship experience.”
“Oakmont is going to offer an all-inclusive,” Veis said. “You bring your own furniture, you set up your own apartment home, but you no longer have to worry about cooking meals because there’s an executive chef, there’s a housekeeper, we do laundry, there’s a full social program.”
According to Veis, program activities include recreation and leisure — such as shopping, going to the beach or seeing a show at the theater — as well as activities that have a cognitive and physical focus.
“You have quality of life,” she said. “We really want to get people in and get them to get on our waitlist, take a tour, see what’s happening.”
Oakmont is a luxury senior living community in Santa Clarita located on seven acres of land on Newhall Ranch Road. Recently opened in January 2016, Oakmont of Santa Clarita is comprised of 80 pet-friendly apartment units, with both independent and assisted living options available. Residents can enjoy five star amenities like a salon & day spa, movie theater, fitness center, restaurant-style dining, gardens and walking paths, pet park, wellness center and more. A separate wing of the community, called Traditions Memory Care, is dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
28650 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355