Caring Hearts is a medium sized assisted living home for the elderly. These types of homes are also known as RCFE (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) or Board & Care Homes. Our community is licensed by the State of California through the Department of Social Services, license #435294272. We are located in West San Jose, CA, adjacent to the cities of Campbell, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Los Gatos. Caring Hearts has been serving the elderly community for over a decade and is regarded as one of the best assisted living homes in the area. Assisted living facilities have a standard set of care services to provide as mandated by the state:
- Furnished room
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Medication management
- Meal Service
So what makes Caring Hearts unique? Its the way we provide these services that sets us apart from the rest. We provide a loving blend of managing care needs and social needs in a personalized way. We fill the niche of providing that higher level of care when being in a large facility has become too large, or living at home has become unsafe or too isolated. Key differentiating features for us are our social nurturing program, comprehensive care plan, and 24-hour awake staff.
Caring Hearts was founded in 2005 with the basis of creating a loving home for the founder's own grandmother. As the primary caregiver of her grandmother, founder Olivia Velasquez followed the journey of many families:
Grandmother was living in her own apartment but as her physical abilities declined she became more isolated in her apartment. Attending a local day care program became a way to safely break away from the isolation. Then came the decline of both physical and health care needs and Grandma needed more looking after. Grandma moved from her apartment into a beautiful large assisted living facility where she enjoyed her own apartment, had regular social activities, and certain amount of care needs provided. Then came the day when Grandma was no longer able to walk the hallyways and take the elevator down to the dining hall. She no longer was in line for the daily shuttle to ride around town like she used to. Calls from the assisted living facility started to become more frequent as her safety became more and more of an issue. The time finally came when a smaller environment made more sense. A place that could follow her care more closely, provide the social stimulation, and give her the extra love in her final years.
And so began the basis of Caring Hearts. Founder Olivia took her experiences and what she wanted for her Grandma to create a loving home. Grandma lived at Caring Hearts until her passing in 2008 and her legacy continues to serve many families.
We are committed to acknowledging our loved ones’ individuality, upholding their dignity and maintaining their well-being in a warm, homelike atmosphere. Our home is a caring community in which each resident is surrounded by love and support. Being with other people on a daily basis has a positive effect on the morale and well-being of a person, and is very important in a board and care setting. We provide patience, understanding, compassion and professional knowledge. These four tenets of care are all fundamental requirements for everyone on our team of care providers. Our staff has regular training to refresh and address the various needs of our residents both physically and emotionally. We value our staff and caring for them means a healthy, happy team. And in turn, this means a happy home for your loved one.
Why choose us?
We understand the journey. We understand the support that both the resident and families need. We work on the basis of that saying "it takes a village". If you're nodding your head yes, you know what we mean. We encourage you to give us a call and schedule a visit. We don't mind being a sounding board, especially if you are on information overload.
“My father continues to be very happy living at Caring Hearts and seems to be as healthy as ever. I know he is in good hands there”
– Kevin W., Son