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What Are the Levels of Care for Seniors?

Male caregiver assisting senior man

If you or a loved one is  considering making a move to a senior living community, you’ll be evaluating all it offers. From location, activities, amenities and dining to community-wide services available on a daily basis, there’s much that weighs into a thoughtful decision. Beyond these comforts and conveniences though, you’ll also want to make sure that health care needs can be met.

Assess the levels of senior care offered within the community to ensure that you and your loved one’s health needs are covered now and in the future. Here’s what each level of senior care at Arbol Residences entails:

Levels of Care and Senior Housing Options

Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa offers the following levels of senior care: assisted living, memory care, post-acute care (also known as skilled nursing care), and rehabilitation services.

Assisted Living

Assisted living residents maintain their independent lifestyle and routines with the help of specially trained staff available 24/7. They’re free to enjoy wellness opportunities and activities throughout the community, while receiving the assistance they need with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, medication management and more. Comfortable and private, the suites in our assisted living community are equipped with emergency response systems and residents receive an emergency call pendant that can alert staff of emergencies. Safety is a constant, as is peace of mind for the resident and their family members.

Skilled Nursing

Residents of Arbol Post-Acute Care receive care from one of the area’s most respected choices for long-term, post-acute and skilled nursing care. Our licensed and Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility provides the higher levels of senior care you would expect in a small and intimate setting, but with all the resources of a fully equipped medical center.

Licensed, professional care is delivered by a highly trained staff that includes physicians, nurses and a team of Health and Wellness Navigators. Attention is given to every dimension of health, helping each and every resident achieve their personal health goals and the very best quality of life.

Additionally, we offer enhanced assisted living, which is a unique care level designed to bridge the gap between traditional assisted living and skilled nursing care. Residents in enhanced assisted living receive more hours of specialized care than residents in assisted living, making it perfect for those who require additional physical and medical assistance.

Nurse talking with an assisted living resident

Memory Care

For loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, our memory care program provides compassionate, individualized care in a safe and secure setting. Specially trained staff members are on hand 24/7 to provide compassionate care. They honor a loved one’s life story, personal preferences and daily rhythms, taking a multidisciplinary approach to enrich and enhance their lives. The program combines the highest levels of senior care with a variety of activities and therapies such as reminiscence, physical activity, arts and recreation, music, social events, and memory-focused games and activities to help them engage with the world.


Long trusted by Sonoma County seniors and their families, our professional rehabilitation services have earned a reputation for excellence at every level of senior care. Older adults seeking to recover after illness, injury or surgery are assured of returning to their best self as quickly as possible. We also offer short-term respite stays ideal for those who can’t return home immediately after a hospital stay because they need higher levels of care, or when their caregivers require a temporary break. Respite care is also a good way to experience our senior living lifestyle before a permanent move.

Receive the Care You Need at Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa

Whatever your senior care needs might be, Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa is here to make your senior living experience as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. We’re  the only continuing care retirement community in Santa Rosa to offer a continuum of care without an upfront entrance fee. Learn how our attentive, caring team members can support you and your family. Contact us today.