The Good Life – Planning for Retirement Guide

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Throughout their lives, your parents have worked hard to raise you, to provide for the family, and through thick and thin, they’ve always been there for you. But now you’re an adult, and it’s finally their time to kick back, relax, and celebrate the golden years in a trinity assisted living village- after all, they’ve earned it. Our Good Life Guide is a great way to help your parents make the most of their retirement. From dependable financial advisors and advice on other helpful online resources they could use such as Teach Me Personal Finance, to personal trainers, beautiful apartments and the area’s top healthcare professionals, our local senior resources will give you the tools to make sure your loved ones are truly living the good life! It’s important that they find the right care home for them at the end of the day though. If they are interested in assisted living, or a more helpful place to retire then you need to make sure that they are staying somewhere that will be of use to them in their old age. They deserve to be happy, they’ve lived a long life. So make sure that the care home they stay in is the right one for them, you can find senior care homes here if you need a little bit of help.

Of course, it’s not just staying in the right care home that can make all the differences, it’s also making sure that as one gets older, that they remember to take care of themselves properly. Often a person will know exactly what their body needs in order to be more healthy (e.g. more water, or more sleep), but as the body gets older, things can get a bit more complicated. To help stay on top of your health, it might be a good idea to check out something like for elderly care.

The San Joaquin GOOD LIFE Resource Directory

Plan ahead for retirement with our guide to local services, communities, and options for the most important time in life.


As one grows older, things like daily tasks become more difficult. At Access Home Care, we understand and want to help you and your loved ones maintain a comfortable and safe environment at home. In home care can be too costly for many families; that is why Access Home Care is rolling out our cost friendly bathing visits. Our experienced care givers will come out to the home simply to bathe your loved one. Bathing tends to be the number one reason the elderly are forced out of their homes into an assisted living. Access Home Care is here to change that pattern and keep people in their homes.

Merced to Elk Grove, (209) 918-8010


Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lodi combines a compassionate team of experienced caregivers and a modern facility to provide the finest in skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Locally owned and operated since 1967, this 150-bed facility near Lodi Memorial Hospital features 24-hour registered nursing care. The new Vienna rehabilitation center-offering physical, occupational and speech therapy-is open six days a week for inpatient therapy and five days a week for outpatient services. The new, 3,000+ sq. ft. rehabilitation center features a gymnasium, flat screen TVs, and the latest in rehabilitation therapy. Visit anytime to meet administrator Corey Wright and his long-time staff and learn about Vienna’s activities, dining program, and all-inclusive rates.

Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation

800 South Ham Lane, Lodi, (209) 368-7141,


Choosing a Medicare Insurance plan that is right for you is an important decision. Below are some things to consider when deciding which plan is right for you:

• There is more than one way to get Medicare

• There is drug coverage available

• Your share of cost may be more than you expect

• Where you live makes a difference

• Examine your current coverage.

• Don’t put off your decision

You should review your choices once a year, Ask for help.

At Dedicated Financial Services we will help you make these decisions and most importantly assist you in finding the best plan for your needs. Call 209-625-8755 to review your plan options today.

Dedicated Financial Services

Located in the Lodi Avenue Business Center, 1300 W. Lodi Ave., Ste. A1

(209) 625-8755,


It feels good to belong. At an early age, we discover how comforting it feels to belong. As we grow older, it’s even more important to be accepted and understood. At Rio Las Palmas, creating a spirited atmosphere where residents and their families belong is the secret to our long-lasting success in Stockton! are independent, assisted living, respite care, and so much more:

• Spacious apartments

• Restaurant-style dining

• Housekeeping and linen services

• Activities and social events

• Scheduled local transportation

• Warm, friendly staff

Please call for a complimentary lunch tour and ask about our amazing specials!

Rio Las Palmas

877 E. March Lane, Stockton, (209) 957-4711 RCFE# 397004515


Living at O’Connor Woods Retirement Community is an engaging, enriching experience!Although our campus is beautiful…filled with century old oak trees and walking paths… living here is about a lifestyle that most say they wish they had chosen much earlier.Residents enjoy beautiful apartments and cottages, designed with full kitchens, washers/dryers, and complemented by an array of services included in the affordable monthly fee. Additionally, they may choose to partake in a multitude of life enrichment programs, events and activities… running the gamut from stimulating trips and outings, to on campus lecture series (affiliated with the university), to clubs and themed celebrations.

3400 Wagner Heights Rd.

Stockton, (209) 956-3400

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It is stressful being a caregiver for a loved one, no matter how much you care for them. There can be a significant amount of disruption to your life, as well as the worry and sorrow of watching the one you love become more needy. There can also be feelings of frustration, guilt, and hopelessness. Ways to combat the stress of elderly care include maintaining your health, staying organized, and getting professional help. Maintaining your personal health helps deal with the stress of elderly care. Getting proper nutrition, rest, and exercise allows for your stable physical and mental health. Neglecting your health will lead to emotional exhaustion, depression, and illness. You must stay organized and aware of the details of the loved one’s care. You should be educated about legal matters, finances, and have knowledge of their medical condition. This helps the care process move smoothly so that you do not become overwhelmed with logistics. Allowing yourself assistance and support is critical to managing stress when caring for someone. Seek additional help from professionals, community resources, or support groups. Visiting Angels is the premier provider of in- home care that can provide the professional support you need. Their professional and caring staff offers a full range of services to help your loved one. They provide respite for family members with services like meal preparation, housekeeping, hygiene assistance, shopping, transportation services and companionship.

For more information on why Visiting Angels is “Americas Choice in Homecare” please contact their office at (209) 952-3585


Since establishment in 2001 by Phalin Klusman, The Senior’s Choice has provided in-home care services to the disabled and senior members of San Joaquin County and beyond. This has allowed our clients to continue living at home while being safely cared for. The services provided by our “Caregivers” may be Homemaker or Personal Care type assistance. While our services are not Home Health nursing, Physical Therapy or Hospice, we do support and compliment these medical services by having our caregivers available up to 24/7 if needed. The Senior’s Choice has qualified as a “Certified Home Care Aide Organization” from the California Association for Health Services at Home (

The Senior’s Choice

1806 W. Kettleman Lane, Suite L, Lodi, (209) 369-7712,


Somerford Place in Stockton, California is an assisted living community home specifically designed to care for people with a Dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis since its inception in 1998. Somerford Place is nestled in the Brookside area, away from busy streets and noise of the city, in a safe and secure environment. Our only focus is helping those affected with memory loss live a quality life. At Somerford Place, our unique approach to caring for residents with memory loss includes helping each person to continue engaging in the world around them. Somerford Place offers Adult Day Care, Respite Stay and Permanent Residency.

Somerford Place Alzheimer’s Assisted Living & Adult Day Care

3530 Deer Park Dr., Stockton (209) 951-6500


Arbor Place Assisted Living, Lic #297004352, is located at 17 Louie Ave., Lodi, CA 95420. An assisted living center for the senior community, Arbor Place is committed to providing the highest quality of care with compassionate staff 24 hours a day. We understand the varying needs of your loved one and offer three levels of care that address each individual’s particular needs. Our home environment and intimate setting provide a comfortable atmosphere, and our daily activities and social functions offer carefree enjoyment for our residents. We invite you to tour our facility and experience why Arbor Place is the assisted living center of choice.

Arbor Place Assisted Living

17 Louie Avenue, Lodi, (209) 369-8282


Arbor Nursing Center in Lodi was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for 2010!They exceeded Quality of Care in 4 Clinical categories EVERY month in the year 2010! Arbor Nursing Center is centrally located in the quiet northern part of town. A few minutes from downtown, a few blocks from H.W. 99 and only 5 minutes from Lodi Memorial Hospital and our Doctor’s offices. Their 149 bed family facility provides some Private Rooms, Private Dinning and Private Family room all located on the Terrace Unit. In addition their semi-rooms have views of one of two different large outdoor patios. The state-of the-art Therapy gym with full windows on three sides and access to one of the patios creates a very enjoyable tmosphere. Please come by for a visit and receive a complimentary gift from us.Have a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season. “We are Family Serving Families”.

Arbor Nursing Center, 900 North Church Street

Lodi, (209) 333-1222

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