Quick 5 Podcast with Nicholas Begane

Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce is featuring Westmont of Morgan Hill a resort-style senior living community designed to foster a sense of belonging, independence, and overall well-being. Listen to Quick 5 Podcast on Apple podcasts or Spotify or on Audible. 

The podcast features Regional sales manager, Nicholas Begane who talks about the different lifestyle options, the incredible list of amenities, and the overall community that comes with being a resident! Listen to hear if Westmont of Morgan Hill at 1060 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill would be a good fit for you or your loved ones. Call (408) 779-8490 or visit www.westmontliving.com to set up a tour or lunch.

Some of the highlights of the discussion:

  • Morgan Hill Times honored Westmont of Morgan Hill as “Best of 2022” and the community received the Pinnacle Customer Service Award in 2023.
  • According to Begane, “Our mission is to provide inspiring life experiences. It’s all about community – ensuring that seniors can continue to have that meaningful life experiences in our community.”
  • The building has been designed, in part through our licensing, to allow seniors to age in place from independence to assisted and memory care.  So that you don’t have to move homes.
  • When more support is needed we call this “person-centered care” versus treatment. When we notice advanced memory loss, we talk with the family to facilitate a transition to experience our Compass Rose memory care support. We find out about this person and what they enjoyed about their life: their vocations and passions to create a memory support program for them. For instance, if someone was an artist before, then we spend more artistic time as their long-term memory is still active so we tap into their former life to keep them engaged.
  • The building amenities support an inspired life from the moment you enter, a large foyer opens to a fireplace that welcomes you and is designed to foster socialization. The dining experience offers not only a great menu but a custom approach to meal times. The second-floor bar and lounge area is a wonderful place with allows for a variety of activities. A movie theater with nightly movie screenings at 6 p.m., Fitness with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services onsite, and Hair and Nail Salon, among other amenities. 
  • A full calendar of activities such as group Jeopardy, Nurse Talk with the Resident Services Director, and Poker and Cards night with the Maintenance Director.  Each Director likes to participate in an activity that appeals to them and helps them stay connected. It’s a passion to work in senior living.


Charles Dever is the Senior Citizen of the Year 2023 in Santa Barbara County

Mariposa of Ellwood Shores was recognized during Older Americans Month

The 107-yr-old Charles Dever a resident of Mariposa of Ellwood Shores, Westmont Living Community was recognized as Santa Barbara County’s Senior Citizen of the Year during the Older Americans Month celebration hosted by the Central Coast Commission For Senior Citizens at the end of May. This year awards were announced on ZOOM in a virtual celebration. Lt. Dever, one of the few surviving WWII veterans, celebrated his 106th birthday honored by the City of Goleta with a proclamation and joining of a group of seniors who went on a field trip hosted by Dream Flights, a non-profit established and dedicated to honoring seniors and the United States military veterans.

According to Gary Suter, Executive Director, Central Coast Commission For Senior Citizens, “Charles Dever commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others is truly inspiring. Through his tireless efforts, he has demonstrated that age is no barrier to achieving greatness and making a difference. His compassion, wisdom, and selflessness have touched the hearts of many, and his contributions have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on our community.

According to Mark Cortez, Executive Director at Mariposa at Ellwood Shores, “We were all tremendously excited about the honor given to Charles Dever. This prestigious recognition is a testament to his remarkable contributions, dedication, and exemplary service to our community.”

Hug a Nurse – It’s National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week started in 1954 by the American Nurses Association, which was started to celebrate nurses who work in all different settings from schools to hospitals to traveling around the world in order to provide care. Sixty-nine years later we are still honoring those who choose to care for others.

“Nurses Week means that it’s a time when all nurses are recognized and honored for their dedication to the health and wellness of people. Nursing is being selfless, they make sure that their patients, or residents are the priority while ensuring they are treated with kindness, compassion, and dignity,” said Theresa Egurrola, R.N. and regional care director for Westmont Living communities in Central California.

The 2023 Nurses Week theme “Nurses Make a Difference: Anytime, Anywhere – Always” honors the unwavering commitment of DHA nurses to their patients and the value they provide to the unified healthcare team in accomplishing their medical readiness mission.

If you see a nurse this week, take a moment to thank them for their service. And, if they are agreeable…give them a hug!

Sales Office Opens for Newest Senior Living Community in Carmel Valley

Westmont Living is excited to announce that Westmont of Carmel Valley’s sales office is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment. The brand-new senior living community will offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care apartment homes and Casita duplexes. All residences can be reserved now for an anticipated move-in at the end of the year. Call us today to learn more about our Founder’s Club and how to receive exclusive benefits. The community grand opening is anticipated to take place early next year. Our address is 5720 Old Carmel Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92130. Call 858-465-7356 or email crdcarmelvalley@westmontliving.com. For more info. visit www.westmontofcarmelvalley.com

Original Article: https://patch.com/california/delmar-carmelvalley/sales-office-opens-newest-senior-living-community-carmel-valley

Westmont Living Launches Multi-Year Partnership With August Health, Advancing Its Innovative Care Model

Adoption of modern EHR platform will streamline staff’s clinical, operational, and resident onboarding workflows while improving staff, resident, and family experiences

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westmont Living, a family-owned, full-service senior living company, announced today its next advancement in innovative care through a new multi-year partnership with August Health, in which August Health’s modern EHR platform will be implemented across all of Westmont Living’s communities.

The partnership continues Westmont Living’s leadership in leveraging technology to deliver the best experience for its staff, residents, and families. Westmont Living’s commitment to innovation has long-guided its identification of technology partners that deliver tangible impact on staff productivity, staff satisfaction, and quality of resident care.

“We believe that the automation benefits from partnering with August Health are a smart move for Westmont Living,” said Westmont Living President Andy Plant. “An instantaneous reduction in paperwork captured through a simple navigation platform will make the onboarding process more positive and timely. In addition, we are providing a productivity tool for our nurses and care teams that will increase overall staff and resident satisfaction.”

August Health’s purpose-built platform allows Westmont Living’s staff to continue delivering exceptional clinical care, enabling better care systems and streamlined operations across its communities. The platform’s capabilities include assessments and care plans designed around industry best practices, with data dynamically flowing through the platform to ensure up-to-date and accessible resident information for staff.

According to Diane “Dee” Navarro, Vice President of Operations for Westmont Living, the importance of delivering a modern experience for families also influenced Westmont Living’s decision to partner with August Health. With August Health’s Paperless Move-Ins, families can easily share the meaningful details of their loved ones’ personal and health history. These details inform a care plan for the resident focused on their individual needs and preferences. The fully digital move-in workflow enables a better transition for residents and families and reinforces the premium Westmont Living brand experience.

“The August Health Platform is a breath of fresh air. I am excited for our team members to experience the ease of operation and produce a clear, understandable, and personalized service plan,” said Ms. Navarro.

The partnership announcement comes soon after August Health announced its accelerated national expansion plans earlier this year.

“Westmont Living is widely respected for providing holistic senior care in an enriching residential environment,” said August Health Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dr. Justin Schram. “We’re honored to support Westmont Living’s commitment to providing high quality and personalized care for its residents. We see ourselves as true partners in their adoption of our modern EHR platform that systematically drives best practices and creates efficiencies for staff while surfacing actionable analytics for leadership.”

Founded in 2020, August Health now serves hundreds of communities. August Health quintupled its revenue in 2022 and has a 95 percent satisfaction rating amongst its customers, who value the platform’s intuitive design and responsive team. The company has raised $18 million to date and assembled a team from Apple, Google, Adobe, and leading healthcare companies.

About Westmont Living

Westmont Living is a privately owned senior living provider based in La Jolla with more than 20 years of experience offering exceptional care to seniors. The company’s mission is to provide inspiring life experiences that enable residents and their families to lead full and enriching lives. Westmont Living currently owns and operates 17 communities in California and Oregon. To learn more, please visit www.westmontliving.com.

About August Health

August Health is the modern EHR platform that enables senior living operators to improve care, increase staff satisfaction, and grow care revenue. Designed with senior living experts and built by world-class engineers, the software platform is loved by communities for its easy-to-use design. The platform simplifies everyday senior living workflows from paperless move-ins to assessments to compliance, while also providing valuable business analytics to C-Suite leadership. Hundreds of leading communities rely on August Health to upgrade their operations and deliver exceptional care. Learn more at augusthealth.com.


Julie M. Walke
Walke Communications for Westmont Living
(858) 449-2332 // julie@walkepr.com

Juliana Sullam
August Health
(415) 570-7870 // juliana@augusthealth.com

Original Article: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230502005896/en/Westmont-Living-Launches-Multi-Year-Partnership-With-August-Health-Advancing-Its-Innovative-Care-Model

Senior housing complex reaches its peak at 11141 Washington Boulevard in Culver City

Ten months after our last update, vertical construction is wrapping up for a new senior housing complex just east of the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard in in Culver City.

The project from SRM Development and Westmont Living, named Westmont of Culver City, consists of a five-story building which will feature 134 residential units – including 154 assisted living and memory care beds – above 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Parking for 84 vehicles will be located in an underground garage.

Runberg Architecture Group is designing the Westmont project, which is framed in metal, and will have an exterior of brick, aluminum, stucco, and fiber cement panels. Plans call for two courtyards within the complex, including one which will be located at street level facing Washington Boulevard.

As of a community presentation given in 2020, rents for the assisted living apartments were expected to range from $4,500 per month for a studio unit to $6,000 per month for a two-bedroom unit. That same presentation indicated that construction would take approximately 18 months.

Washington-based SRM is also behind plans similar senior housing developments in Encino and Studio City.

Original Article: https://la.urbanize.city/post/senior-housing-complex-reaches-its-peak-11141-washington-boulevard-culver-city

Volunteers to celebrate Earth Day with Goleta cleanup

Goleta will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday with an effort to beautify the city.

Volunteers are welcome to the Beautify Goleta cleanup, set for 9 to 11 a.m. at three of the city’s open spaces: Stow Grove Park, Lake Los Carneros and Ellwood Bluffs.

As a thank you, each volunteer will receive a colorful Beautify Goleta T-shirt and a reusable plastic free Goleta cutlery set (while supplies last). To sign up, go to www.CityofGoleta.org/BeautifyGoleta.

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