Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch Awarded Top Community in San Diego Area

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San Diego County’s Choose Well program helps families find high quality assisted living care services. The website is free and allows families seeking senior care to find and compare over 600 assisted living communities in San Diego. Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch is a featured community on Choose Well, receiving their highest overall score of 100.

Choose Well San Diego’s 11 Quality Measures

Using 11 quality measures Choose Well San Diego gives each participating community a comprehensive score, allowing potential residents and their families to gain unique insight into the operations of each community.

The 11 quality measures Choose Well uses are:

1. Activities and socialization

Do residents have access to pre-planned activities that are interesting and appropriate to their abilities?

2. Emergency disaster planning

Does the community have a written and available plan for an emergency or natural disaster? Is the staff knowledgeable and able to execute the plan?

3. Facility maintenance and safety

Is the community clean, safe, and sanitary? Is it in good repair? Are all safety guidelines followed at all times?

4. Food and nutrition

Are the residents served meals that meet their physical and nutritional needs? Does the community follow food storage guidelines and do they maintain enough food for residents?

5. Non-Compliance Conference Summary Status

Is the community under review by Community Care Licensing (CCL) for deficiencies?

6. Resident rights

Are residents treated with respect and dignity? Are they fully educated on their rights?

7. Staffing

Is there an appropriate ratio of staff to residents? Have staff members had a background check and are they readily available to meet the needs of residents?

8. Civil penalties

Does the community protect the health, safety, and personal rights of residents? Is the community able to maintain compliance with CCL laws and regulations?

9. Specialty care

Does the community provide safe and responsible specialty care (for example, memory care, hospice care, bedridden resident care)?

10. Basic resident care and supervision

Are the basic needs and preferences of the residents being met? Are they being documented and addressed as needed?

11. Medical needs and responsiveness

Does the community provide adequate and prompt medical attention?

Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch Exceeds Expectations

Choose Well is a great tool and indicator for families searching for assisted living. Using data from the community, as well as data from the county on inspections and violations, the website allows families to understand the quality of care their loved ones will receive in that particular community.

Because Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch meets and exceeds these quality measures, they have been awarded a 100 from Choose Well San Diego. We are proud to be a part of quality assisted living in California and San Diego County, making the senior living and care experience better for our residents.

We invite you to stop by Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch today to learn about our independent living and assisted living services, and see firsthand how we earned a 100 from Choose Well San Diego! Call for a tour or drop in for lunch on us!

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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

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