Focused Care.

Focused Care – A Palo Alto Commons Exclusive.
Focused Care is a unique, flexible option for residents with a high level of care needs, but varying social and dining needs. The higher staff-to-resident ratio allows for more extensive care and assistance. Residents engage in social and dining programs in the Assisted Living, Meadow Wing or Focused Care programs, depending on their level of functioning.

Focused Care Activity Program
The Focused Care Activity Program focuses on enriching the mind, body and spirit of residents in the later stages of dementia and other memory impairments. An emphasis is placed on providing sensory and reminiscence activities in a comfortable, supportive environment. Residents enjoy sitting in gliding chairs and participating in activities specially designed to meet their unique needs. Stimulating the senses, reminiscing through stories, photos and discussions, gentle exercising and enjoying musical programming are just some of the activities offered as a means of maintaining a meaningful quality of life.

See Current Activities Calendar and Bulletin

Amenities Included in Your Monthly Fee

  • 24/7 licensed nurse and trained care staff
  • Monthly blood pressure and weight measurements
  • Monthly registered dietician consultations
  • Full calendar of social, educational and cultural programs
  • Emergency response system in your apartment and personal help button for use within our community
  • Transportation 7 days a week to medical & dental appointments
  • Daily bed-making and trash collection
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Weekly personal laundry service
  • Utilities (excluding phone and cable)
  • Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery

Personalized Care Services Included

  • Medication assistance
  • Morning/evening care (dressing/grooming)
  • Shower or sponge bathing assistance
  • Incontinence assistance
  • Escort to meals and/or activities
  • Escort to medical appointments at designated times
  • Safety night checks

Licensed Nurse Services Included

  • Oxygen management
  • Glucose testing and insulin injections
  • Other injections
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • First aid

Included Dining

  • Three fresh, delicious meals daily
  • Abundant menu choices
  • Morning/afternoon snack and beverage service
Palo Alto Commons Sample Menu

Additional Amenities Available for Separate Fees

  • On-site salon for hair and nails
  • On-site dental hygienist
  • On-site podiatry services
  • On-site physical, speech and occupational therapy

Focused Care Dining Program.
Focused Care offers one of our highest levels of dining support. The delightful dining room provides a pleasant and supportive dining environment for our residents (who require extensive assistance with their dining needs). The Focused Care Dining Program is resident-centered and honors resident preferences and choices. Residents share the friendly company of their fellow residents while enjoying meals that are freshly and professionally prepared. The Focused Care Dining Room offers one of our highest levels of staff support with dining needs.

  • We offer a high staff-to-resident ratio at all meals
  • Staff monitoring of resident intake during meals to stay current and informed on residents’ eating habits
  • Staff monitoring of weight gain and loss to better plan each resident’s ongoing dining and care plans
  • Options for special dietary considerations
  • Monthly visits from a registered dietician, who reviews dietary concerns and makes recommendations
  • Assistance with coordination of dietary supplements

Contact us for additional details about memory care services at Palo Alto Commons, or call (650) 494-0760 to schedule a private tour.