Bruce Eaton

9/2/2017

I spent several days visiting and evaluating all the better memory care facilities in San Diego County for my then eighty-eight year old mother. ... More

I spent several days visiting and evaluating all the better memory care facilities in San Diego County for my then eighty-eight year old mother. She had reached the point of needing more personalized care than the more industrialized, residential, senior care facilities could deliver. Ultimately I decided on Olivenhain Guest Home because it is owned and operated by two very dedicated and experienced professionals who built the facility from scratch, with every aspect of its residents comfort in mind. It is modern, airy, bright, full of fresh air, and set in a beautifully landscaped garden. The property itself abuts large ranch/horse properties, so its immediate setting is quiet, rural, and serene. Within a few weeks of her arrival, my mother shocked me by saying she really liked OGH; how kind and patient the staff was. My mother had high expectations and could be demanding, but she told me repeatedly how much she enjoyed living there. (Before OGH, my mother lived five years at Casa de Manana in La Jolla, and three years at Emeritus in Camel Valley). It is without any reservations whatsoever that I highly recommend this home for your loved ones. You, and more importantly, they, will be happy you did!Less

Sidney Schulman

7/4/2017

My wife was afflicted with Alzheimer's and my family and I did an extensive review of the facilities in the area where we thought she would be well... More

My wife was afflicted with Alzheimer's and my family and I did an extensive review of the facilities in the area where we thought she would be well cared for and allow us the opportunity to visit with her day or night. Unanimously we agreed that the Olivenhain Guest Home was the best fit for her. She resided at the Olivenhain Guest Home for two and a half years until her passing and we feel that she was very well cared for by an attentive and caring staff.Less

Dana Curtin

5/3/2017

My brothers and I are unanimous in our praise and gratitude to Olivenhain Guest Home. Our mother was given not just a lovely place to live, plenty to... More

My brothers and I are unanimous in our praise and gratitude to Olivenhain Guest Home. Our mother was given not just a lovely place to live, plenty to interest her and good food, she was treated with compassion, affection and sincerely loving care. My mother could not only enjoy the daily music program but sometimes even play the piano along with the presenter. She was able to do art projects when she wanted to and plant seeds and watch the garden grow in ways that she had always loved. A friend of ours had recommended Olivenhain as her mother had already lived there with Alzheimer's. My mother was released from life just a few weeks ago at age 95, and we feel deep thankfulness to all the staff of Olivenhain. They kept us informed and connected even when my mother could not. We trust them completely and would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering having a parent live in this residence with beautiful courtyard that feels like a true home.Less

John Garruto

3/4/2017

My mother was a resident at the Olivenhain Guest Home in 2014-2015. She received the best care imaginable and was always well attended to. The staff... More

My mother was a resident at the Olivenhain Guest Home in 2014-2015. She received the best care imaginable and was always well attended to. The staff including Suzanne, Trudy, and Sarah were wonderful and fully dedicated to the care and well-being of their residents. The facility has a plethora of activities including music, crafts, art projects and games that focus on keeping the residents' minds active. My mother spent much of her time outside in the courtyard, loving the warmth of the sun in this beautiful spot.Less

Dana C.

5/17/2016

We love Olivenhain completely! When my mother first needed to be in a care home, we thought a small "6-pack" might work best for her. But instead we... More

We love Olivenhain completely! When my mother first needed to be in a care home, we thought a small "6-pack" might work best for her. But instead we realized that my mother would thrive and be allowed to be most herself in a place where she could have more freedom and more staff to provide attentive care. We found Olivenhain to be the perfect place for my mother and our family. Suzanne and Hank both had parents with dementia and they created this home just as we would want for a parent. Even though I had to be away from California eventually, Trudy and Suzanne and the staff kept me constantly updated and on our visits my brothers and I could feel the authentic caring and affection for our mother. We could not imagine a more wonderful place for our mother. At home she had lacked social and intellectual stimulation as we focused on her care, and at Olivenhain there were daily music programs for my musician mother, art projects, group activities like trivia games or bingo designed to keep minds alert and exercised, gardening projects, times to sit quietly and people watch or times to celebrate holidays or birthdays and be part of a group. We feel as if the staff at Olivenhain cared for our mother better than we ever could have in her final two years. When she needed to transition to hospice, she could stay in Olivenhain, a familiar place, with people she knew, people who knew her, receiving not just safe and sound care but loving, affectionate care. My mother has just passed on Cinco de Mayo, and while grieving her loss, we celebrate the beautiful home, courtyard patio, skilled and loving staff that could be her own home. We recommend Olivenhain Guesthome without reservation and feel deep gratitude a friend referred us there after we also had researched many many options. Thank you, Suzanne, Kurt, Trudy, all the staff!Less

Elaine P.

5/16/2016

Olivenhain Guest Home is a home for your loved one and you! The door is always open for a visit anytime to have lunch or dinner with your loved one.... More

Olivenhain Guest Home is a home for your loved one and you! The door is always open for a visit anytime to have lunch or dinner with your loved one. Lunch on the patio, is especially wonderful (if weather permits). Entertainment and activities are there and your loved ones and they are delighted with the warm and welcoming variety of performers. All holidays are celebrated for all of the family with a warm welcome. The staff and caregivers are there to support and care for you, as well as. your loved one. It is not easy to care for our loved ones, as you know. However, the caregivers become part of your family and make Olivenhain Guest home a comfortable place to stay for everyone. I could have not gone through the last year without the help and love of the family feeling at Olivenhain Guest Home. Elaine Pignotti Cardiff, CALess

Shawn H.

4/18/2014

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is. Everyone from the owners to the entire staff are nothing short of Angels. My Dad recently... More

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is. Everyone from the owners to the entire staff are nothing short of Angels. My Dad recently passed away, and with tears still in my eyes, my only regret was not learning about this place sooner. The staff is very caring to not only the residents but to the family visiting their loved ones. If anyone ever asks me for a recommendation regarding their loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer, there is only one answer for them. God bless everyone at Olivenhain Guest home, and the entire Haubert family sends out thanks to them for the care and comfort provided to my father Earl.Less

Hopde

2/20/2013

I visited this facility I am a senior health insurance consultanat and have toured the Olivenhain Guest Home many times while meeting with clients.... More

I visited this facility I am a senior health insurance consultanat and have toured the Olivenhain Guest Home many times while meeting with clients. I have had many occasions to speak with the family of the residents regarding their "loved one's" care. I hear "rave the reviews" regarding the loving attentive staff and about the great "hands on" activities offered to the residents. This property is beautful and has a homey feeling to it even down to the mascot dog.Less

Boom Boom

11/16/2012

I am a friend or relative of resident This home offers the amenities of a larger facility along with the family feel of a mom and pop organization.... More

I am a friend or relative of resident This home offers the amenities of a larger facility along with the family feel of a mom and pop organization. The owners are very hands on and they have dedicated their lives to the well being of their residents and family. I feel I am working alongside familyLess

Robin A.

4/16/2011

Every time we've visited the Olivehain Guest Home I'm impressed by the quality of care given to the residents by the staff and especially Suzanne and... More

Every time we've visited the Olivehain Guest Home I'm impressed by the quality of care given to the residents by the staff and especially Suzanne and Hank Kurtz. They obviously love their work and the families they are serving, and have created a home atmosphere of superb care and comfort.Less