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Happy New Year from the “West Indies”

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Lupe Ruvalcaba
leslie brazeau
 

We would like to give a special thank you to all the San Clemente Villas Residents for their contributions to our Employee Bonus! It was very much appreciated! I would like to thank all our employees who have been working during COVID-19, we know you have worked very hard and we truly admire your dedication, “thank you for a job well done”. We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to resident Ray Rapeepat on January 30th he will be 88 years young! He always has a warm smile for you! As we pack up our Holiday decorations and reflect on the past year and all that has occurred, it makes one sit down and think about all the changes in our lives, some good, some not. It is best to reflect on all that has been a blessing. In the beginning of the year we make a lot of promises to others and to ourselves, our goals are real and we believe that we will accomplish them. Try to settle into the New Year with positive thoughts and lots of ambition! Have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

From Leslie, Rey, Lupe and all the West Indies Staff

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Seniors concerns about the Covid Vaccine

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Director of Clinical Services Cara Deiro, LVN ext. 103

Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first Americans vaccinated, following recommendations by a federal advisory panel. Older adults living at home will need to wait a while longer.

A recent survey shows that seniors are willing to get the vaccine but they're worried about availability and cost. "95 plus Americans who are 65 or older have Medicare. And Medicare part B, according to the CARES Act, will cover all the cost for the COVID vaccine.

Doctors said all seniors should get the vaccine but they should reach out to their primary doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss the best options for them.

"The side effects are very likely to be the same side effects that the person had from the flu vaccine. May be aches, mild fever ... may last a day or two. That does not mean they will get COVID from the vaccine.”

Lower your risk:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

San Clemente Villas will be offering the Covid Vaccine for our residents and staff. As soon as we get more information when the vaccine will be available we will notify residents and family members the times and dates of the in house clinic that will be provided by Omnicare pharmacy.

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April Events at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

2020 April newsletterApril is here at San Clemente Villas! Check out our April Newsletter to see what is happening this month!

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In Abundance of Optimism

We are publishing our April Newsletter. We are doing the best we can to keep our precious seniors safe at this time. Life goes on at the Villas and all around us. Our thinking is that it would be much easier to let our entertainers, vendors, residents and family know that plans must be cancelled, than to not have prepared any plans at all. Hence, our April Calendar. However, we pray, and hope our prayers are heard, that COVID-19 will disappear as quickly as it came. Please join us in those prayers, and watch for updates as our Executive Director sends out text message notices.

 

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March 21st @ 10:00am

Open to all residents, family members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the community. Customary fees are charged. Call for more information. Call Esmeralda for appointment (949) 335-8536 or (949) 489-3400 You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2020 church servicesCommunity Christian Church at the Villas

Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. in the Activities Center

Non-denominational, Christian, Bible-based service

 

2020 thehutThe Hut

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30-3:00

Lower level across from the Activites Center. Or call Store Clerks if there is something you need emergently.

 

2020 exerciseTuesday & Thursday Exercise

9:15 a.m. in the Activities Center

Starting February we will be doing our DVD “Balance & Mobility” exercise in the Activities Center on the Lower Level. Tuesdays will be led by John and Thursdays by Daiana. Come continue your limbering, strengthening, balance-promoting routine! This is for everyone!

 

2020 water aerobicsWater Aerobics with Sandra

Wednesdays at 3:00

This activity is perfect for people who need to exercise, but have difficulty standing and walking. The water holds you up and allows you to do your aerobics without fear of falling. Sandra is a Physical Therapist who specializes in water aerobics. This activity will be held “weather-permitting”. Join us any time! Sandra Wong, MPT

 

diy crafts diannaDIY Crafts with Daiana

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 12:30-1:30 in the Activities Center

Don’t Miss Out! We know we have some crafters at the Villas! Be sure to come get your creativity on! Daiana does an amazing job with the craft, music to craft to and a special treat to enjoy! Often the crafts are related to the season – Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.

 

2020 caregiversLet's Talk Caregiving with Amelia Diaz, Care Manager

The fourth Thursday of each month @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Library

This is a forum for the express purpose of having opportunity to discuss with the Villas’ Care Manager, any questions, praises, concerns or ideas with regard to the care you or a loved one receive at San Clemente Villas.

 

2020 birthdayBirthday Party for the Month

Fourth Friday of the Month @ 3:00 in the Lobby

We have a special little celebration for the residents whose birthday it is that month. Of course, each day we acknowledge residents who are having a birthday with a sign at the front desk. Table mates, family and friends might add to the day with a special cake or card or even flowers, presents or balloons. We do celebrate anyone turning 100 in an extra special way, for example with special write ups, a cake at their table and even champagne! Should we all be so lucky to reach 100! Join in on wishing residents a Happy Birthday – and many more!!

 

speak spanishLearn Spanish

Fridays @ 2:00 in the theater

Everyone welcome. This is a DVD presentation of a top professor teaching us Spanish.

 

touched by an angelTouched by an Angel

Sundays @ 11:00 am in the theater

Come join us for this wonderful series! This show will touch you, challenge you, and bless you. Come Join us!

 

classic ladiesClassic Senior Ladies

Fridays @ 9 a.m. in the Theater

Led by Louise B & Morgan M. This group gets together to talk about life. Members share their week. A topic of discussion is presented and everyone contributes their feelings and experiences pertaining to the topic. They celebrate birthdays and periodically go out to lunch together. It’s a “tight knit” group, and a kind of “sisterhood”. Louise is well-known to the Villas as an RN and a helper to seniors. Morgan is a young San Clemente gal that has loved visiting the group and has now become a regular. Looking for new members! Come check us out!

 

fireside chatFireside Chat with Chaplain Mark

First Wednesday of the Month @ 3:00pm in Library

For all residents this is a special time to just come share, learn, listen, fellowship with Chaplain Mark.

 

Join Us for Bingo!2019 bingo

Mondays 2:00, Wednesdays 2:00, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00

The residents of San Clemente Villas would like to invite adult family members, friends, community members and visitors to come play Bingo with them! $5.00 for 5 games! The more the merrier! Meet new friends! See you there? We hope so!

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

April 2020 Employee of the Month

jace rodriquezjpgJace Rodriquez

Jace is an amazing employee here at San Clemente Villas. She has been working in the Villas since 2016. She came to work here straight out of high school. Jace enjoys art. She especially loves portraits and anime cartoons. She loves to travel and would love to make more trips in the future when she gets the time to. Jace dreams of one day being able to visit places like New York, South Korea, Iceland, Japan, and all places of Mexico. She just recently made a trip to Cancun with her best friend. Jace loves the beaches down in Cancun. She loves the water. She very much enjoys the underground rivers and the Cenotes, which are sinkholes or natural pits resulting from collapsed limestone bedrock that expose the water that normally flows beneath the surface. Jace also enjoys going to concerts, and anime expos. Jace is a very adventurous person. She would love to start doing more adventurous things in her life like skydive, bungee jumping and anything that involves an adrenaline rush. She would love to one day own a tiny home here in the U.S or in Ireland. She also has the dream of owning a loft or a tiny home somewhere in South Korea (Seoul or Daegu) or (Tokyo or Osaka). Her mother Bertha Garcia is another incredible worker here at the Villas. She works as a caregiver. Jace also has her older sister working in the kitchen, she is one of the servers. Her name is Nancy. Jace’s younger sister is 14 years old and she enjoys spending time with her. Jace loves to work at San Clemente Villas. She loves talking to the residents and sharing time and laughter. She started here as a server and then Eleonora offered her a job as a full time receptionist. We are very happy and honored to have an employee who is so patient and dedicated. Jace is an amazing asset to the team!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

barbara corriganHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June

Dear Residents and Families,

Thank you all for the warm welcome I have received since my arrival at San Clemente Villas by the Sea in mid-March. I look forward to working closely with the residents, families and staff as your Executive Director, and assuring your continued happiness with our many services and amenities.

April and May were busy months for us here at The Villas as we worked through implementing our current COVID precautions and adjusting our daily lives to protect our residents and staff from exposure. Amidst it all, we celebrated Mother’s Day, and enjoyed a great Cinco de Mayo Hallway Happy Hour. In June, we are looking to add more Covid conscious activities for our residents, while maintaining the precautions that are keeping us healthy and virus free.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we will celebrate with a special Barbecue Supper honoring all of our special men, including a wide variety of pie selections for our residents to enjoy. This month, we also welcome Summer to our lovely home on June 20th! We’ll have a special beach themed Happy Hour on the 19th to help ring in the warmer weather, with music and delicious summer themed appetizers. We will also be sprucing up our outdoor seating areas, adding some new flowering plants to our pool area and courtyard, and freshening up the patio seating for all to enjoy, while we maintain our social distancing but get outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine.

Please feel free to stop by my office if you have any questions or would just like to meet in person. I’m also available by phone, text or email. I look forward to getting to know each of you in the days and weeks to come!

Best Regards,

Laura Kephart
Executive Director
P:(949)489-3400 ext. 102

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Laura Kephart

New Month of June Update

Dear San Clemente Villas Extended Family,

I hope this finds you all healthy and well. We currently have no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Community, and are working diligently to prevent exposure and continue that success.

Over the last 12 weeks, we’ve implemented stringent precautionary measures, intensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols and a COVID-19 screening process that not only records vital health statistics but also tracks a person’s personal travel and recent contacts. Our reception teams have expanded their role beyond the hospitality we are known for to become a first line of defense, with careful screening of anyone who comes to our door.  We’ve restricted visitors, allowing only those most essential: medical, hospice and end of life visitors.  Our front patio area has been redesigned to promote social distancing and prevent exposure, and we have created a dedicated Visiting Window with shaded seating for safe visits. We’ve fought to not only mitigate the spread of this virus but also try to lessen the impacts of these extraordinary precautions on families and loved ones. It’s a delicate balance we constantly strive to achieve.

This disease isn’t over, but we do believe we see light at the end of the tunnel. We’d like to share that light with you, but we also need your help. Quarantine has lasted too long and we must do something about it, but there will be limits based on both regulatory directives and prudence. We have worked hard to put our community in the best position to get back to as close to normal as possible – as quickly as possible – but it’s going to be a progressive process. Each step must be taken as safely as the last. Most crucially, we must continually prove to state and local regulators that we are ready, and advocate for allowing each next step. We believe people belong together. Isolation cannot be a permanent strategy for any society, especially for our residents.

As California begins to ease some of the constraints currently in place, it unfortunately doesn’t mean our residents are any less vulnerable. We can all agree some of the changes in how we work, care for and interact with our residents and teammates will continue into the future. So, we are continuing to consult with leading health and wellness experts and are developing a phased approach to plan for the future. We want to be sure the path we take is thoughtful, careful and focuses on creating a community environment that emphasizes safety for everyone. Everything from our cautious return to restaurant dining to easing visitation and trip restrictions is being meticulously planned for by our operations team.

We’re all in this together…and here at the Villas that sentiment has become our mantra. Staff are going above and beyond to think outside of the box and support our residents, and each other, during this difficult time. Our conscientiously planned activities are vibrant and filled with love and laughter. Our residents are coming together in new ways to visit each other, and supplement the social element of what we do here at the Villas. New friendships have been formed, new experiences are being had, and we maintain an attitude of gratitude, optimism and hope. Thank you all for your continued support, compliance and patience.

Stay well,

Laura

Laura Kephart
Executive Director
P:(949) 489-3400 ext. 102

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COVID VS FLU VS ALERGIES

  • Experts note that the novel coronavirus, the flu, and allergies have different symptoms.
  • The main symptoms of the novel coronavirus are fever, tiredness, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • Allergies have more chronic symptoms and include sneezing, wheezing, and coughing.
  • The flu has symptoms similar to the novel coronavirus, such as fever and body aches, but influenza usually doesn’t cause shortness of breath.

If you have a runny nose or itchy eyes, it doesn’t mean that you have covid. However, if you have a cough, fatigue, and a fever, you might have COVID-19. Then again, it could also be seasonal flu. “Not all symptoms are created equally.

While it might seem like you have coronavirus, you may simply be experiencing seasonal allergies or influenza,” “There are many symptoms of cold, flu, and COVID that are similar, and it may be difficult to distinguish,” “They’re all caused by viruses, but different viruses cause each of these infections.”

“However, one key difference between the three is a symptom of coronavirus is shortness of breath “Shortness of breath is a common sign of COVID-19 which occurs prior to the development of pneumonia. Generally, the flu or a cold does not cause shortness of breath unless it has progressed to pneumonia, in which case you’ll also want to contact your healthcare provider.” “Influenza does mimic COVID-19 very closely, but the shortness of breath is not usually as severe as it is with COVID-19 With COVID-19, shortness of breath often occurs 5 to 10 days after the first sign of fever.

If you have not received your annual flu vaccine please notify the Wellness Dept. We will be happy to reach out to your physician to obtain an order and administer it to you. Please report any signs and symptom of Covid, Flu or allergies to the Wellness department immediately.

Please remember to wear your mask over your nose and mouth when on commom areas.

Director of Clinical Services
Cara Deiro, LVN ext. 103

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October Covid Activities Update

October Activities

We will continue to follow Orange County Health Department guidelines of wearing masks covering mouth and nose to activities. Be sure to wash your hands before arriving. Activities will be either spaced, or outdoors or both. Remember, that the goal is to prevent the spread of anything from one person that might infect another. Our plans for safe activities are:

2020 october activities

Watch the “whiteboard” by front desk daily!

We will also have: Scenic drives; Residents can schedule window visits or “Face Time”/“Zoom” visits (see activities or front desk); One-on-One help with a chaperoned walk, help with shopping, computer, or cellphone issues, etc.; and we will be having a Halloween party! Details to be given during October.

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San Clemente Villas Evolving Preventative Response to COVID-19

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are amending our responses to keep up with each new update.  With guidance from the CDC, WHO and Federal, State and County government and public health organizations, we are working hard to anticipate and implement ongoing preventative measures.  As we all continue to better understand how to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are focused on doing all we can to help protect our communities, our residents and staff.

At San Clemente Villas by the Sea, the health and wellness of our residents and staff is our top priority and for that reason we have made the difficult but necessary decision to limit resident visits to only essential visitors. We are asking all non-essential visits to be postponed to a later date. 

Essential Visitors Are Defined As: Adults over the age of 18 who are medical providers, hospice care providers, or visitors of residents who are at the end of life.

  • All essential visitors must stop at the Concierge Desk, answer detailed health and travel screening questions and have their temperature read.
  • Those essential visitors that do not pass the screening process or have a fever greater than 100.4 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Essential visitors should visit in resident’s room, not in common areas and follow appropriate precautionary and social distancing measures.

We have also temporarily suspended dining in our onsite dining rooms. Instead, we will be providing residents a selection of menu choices through complimentary room service delivered directly to their apartment at no additional charge.

We have increased the frequency of our extensive cleaning procedures beyond our previously implemented precautionary measures.  Our staff’s consistent and purposeful approach has helped reassure our residents and families that we are working around the clock to ensure their wellbeing.

As we navigate these new guidelines together, staying connected is now more important than at any other time. Within our communities, we are helping our residents embrace technology, such as setting up FaceTime and Skype options with family and friends, helping to navigate online orders or even trying out virtual classes. For our families, we have initiated a new contact system called Call-Em-All.  This system allows us to send you text messages with updates regarding measures being taken to protect our residents during this time. We will also continue to post updates here on our website.

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