Lana Burkhardt

7/9/2019

My mother was a resident at Olivenhain for almost a year before her passing. The care there was so much more than just eldercare. They treated her... More

My mother was a resident at Olivenhain for almost a year before her passing. The care there was so much more than just eldercare. They treated her like family and supported us everyday with their care and love. Larger institutions might have more ammenities, but the personal care and attention that she received from the staff and the owners was beyond our expectations. I would recommend Olivenhain to anyone who wants love and care for their family member.Less

Pat S.

4/19/2019

On April 14th I visited Olivenhain's community and enjoyed a tour from the owners Hank and Suzanne. I was impressed with the beautiful outdoor... More

On April 14th I visited Olivenhain's community and enjoyed a tour from the owners Hank and Suzanne. I was impressed with the beautiful outdoor courtyard and noting it being enjoyed by their residents and family members. Upon touring inside the community I was pleasantly surprised that the air was fresh and clean smelling and there was no odor that other communities sometimes have. The activity calendar was filled with appropriate activities for a memory care unit and residents were up and about enjoying them. The rooms were neat and very clean and staff on the floor greeted me as I walked past them with friendliness. The community seemed warm and friendly. In visiting with Hank and Suzanne I felt they genuinely cared for each and every resident and held themselves to a very high standard of care for them. I would not hesitate recommending Olivenhain Guest-home to friends and others.Less

Jeff Hall

1/4/2019

This facility is beautiful inside and out. The facility is very clean and never smelled institutional. The insides are airy and bright, while the... More

This facility is beautiful inside and out. The facility is very clean and never smelled institutional. The insides are airy and bright, while the outside areas are lovely with places to sit in the sun or shade. A lot of care is taken to make sure the residents are safe and can not wander off. The feeling here is one of a protected community that cares about every resident. The staff is very caring, respectful and kind towards the people in their care. The staff makes great efforts to engage with the residents. They have many activities at all levels for residents to partake in. We gave detailed instructions on our family member's care and they followed them carefully. Our family members care here was exception.Less

Kristen G.

10/20/2018

Both of my parents have been at OGH for 6 months now, and I could not recommend this sweet place more! I spend a lot of time there, and continue to... More

Both of my parents have been at OGH for 6 months now, and I could not recommend this sweet place more! I spend a lot of time there, and continue to grow in my appreciation for the staff. The caregivers are as caring as they come...they all know my parents well and are excellent at anticipating and meeting their needs. This has become home to us all in many ways, and the staff feels like a big family. Did I mention they genuinely CARE??? That's the greatest asset OGH has. That is the highest priority to me for my parents, and I'm so thankful to have found such a caring environment. If you'd like examples, keep reading... 1. When Dad was losing his appetite recently, the chef changed the menu to serve BBQ ribs because she knew my dad loves them. All of the food is delicious and has great seasoning, but the personal connection between the kitchen and my parents means even more! 2. Everyone chips in for what's needed. The facility manager not only keeps the patio beautiful with the fruit trees and great swings, but he shaves and cuts my dad's hair because Dad loves him to. 3. The activities directors & musicians keep all the residents laughing and smiling often. My 11 year old daughter likes to schedule her visits around bingo with her favorite activity coordinator (he's also a retired scientist so brings great lessons). 4. The medical staff goes above and beyond to communicate with me on any changes or needs they see with my folks. 5. The housekeeping staff does a very thorough job cleaning well and often, and always converses with residents and offers some love and encouragement. Overall I believe OGH offers its residents a warm loving place to call home!Less

Suzanne K.

10/13/2018

You must visit the Olivenhain Guest for Memory Care to experience the uniqueness of this inviting setting. CARE is their focus with a high ratio of... More

You must visit the Olivenhain Guest for Memory Care to experience the uniqueness of this inviting setting. CARE is their focus with a high ratio of trained staff from Chefs, Housekeepers, Care givers, Nurses ALL interacting with the residents through out each day. Activities include professional music daily/ singing / musical instruments/flower arranging / lots of outdoor & sunshine in their gardens. Lots of laughter to create JOY!!Less

Jane & Tom Tasker

10/7/2018

Two years ago, we needed to find a care facility for our mother/mother in law to live. We visited several memory care facilities in the North County... More

Two years ago, we needed to find a care facility for our mother/mother in law to live. We visited several memory care facilities in the North County Coastal area. Many are run by large corporations, but Olivenhain Guest Home (OGH) is a family owned/run business. When we visited the OGH, the difference was immediately striking. The attitude of the owners and the staff were especially caring and more personalized. Activities, such as music 7 days a week and the large courtyard in front of the building, are specialties not found everywhere. Tomi Dutton has been pleased to live at OGH since she first visited with the owners, especially Suzanne. Tomi seems to have found the best “home away from home” at OGH. The thoughtful staff greets guests at the door, which is a welcoming feeling right at the start, and is comforting, caring and thoughtful. There is something in the air that carries a warmth and thoughtfulness not seen in other care giving homes. The fact that it is called “Olivenhain Guest Home”, rather than memory or Alzheimer’s care, is indicative of the difference from other facilities. The passion of the owners, who have had parents with dementia and Parkinson’s, shows in the care and love they and their staff provide. We appreciate the care that has been helpful to Tomi and we appreciate the efforts of the caregivers.Less

Heather M.

10/1/2018

Olivenhain Guest Home is fun and interactive! Has tons of activities and live music everyday. The residents are well taken care of and the home is... More

Olivenhain Guest Home is fun and interactive! Has tons of activities and live music everyday. The residents are well taken care of and the home is clean and smells great. I am so excited to work here it is a amazing place where the residents memory care needs are cared for with compassion.Less

Susan B.

9/27/2018

Went to a Octoberfest party at Olivenhain Guest home. What fun we had. The residents were playing game, singing songs with Zach on guitar, photo... More

Went to a Octoberfest party at Olivenhain Guest home. What fun we had. The residents were playing game, singing songs with Zach on guitar, photo booth & great food. A beautiful place for the residents & staff to interact together.Less

Adriana M.

9/26/2018

Cool little place, when we went to tour for grandma they had live music that was hilarious. The residents were all out of bed and really rocking... More

Cool little place, when we went to tour for grandma they had live music that was hilarious. The residents were all out of bed and really rocking out. They specialize in memory care which really is what we needed for grandma. She has some behavior issues and they were so accepting and knowledgeable about the progression of the disease and what happens as disease takes hold. I think the musicians name was Zack if I remember right and he played there several times a week which I am so happy about. They had live music on their calendar everyday which is almost unheard of at all the other facilities we have toured. besides being a real home like setting some of the bigger places could not offer.Less

Jeff H.

9/19/2018

This facility is beautiful inside and out. The facility is very clean and never smelled institutional. The insides are airy and bright, while the... More

This facility is beautiful inside and out. The facility is very clean and never smelled institutional. The insides are airy and bright, while the outside areas are lovely with places to sit in the sun or shade. A lot of care is taken to make sure the residents are safe and can not wander off. The feeling here is one of a protected community that cares about every resident. The staff is very caring, respectful and kind towards the people in their care. The staff makes great efforts to engage with the residents. They have many activities at all levels for residents to partake in. We gave detailed instructions on our family member's care and they followed them carefully. Our family members care here was exception.Less