A Life Plan Community, formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offers a maintenance-free lifestyle and independent residential living, access to amenities, programs, and events as well as the added assurance of priority admission to health care services if needed. In addition to the health care options, a Life Plan Community offers services and amenities under a Residence and Care Agreement.
In California, each Life Plan Community holds a Certificate of Authority (COA) granted by the California Department of Social Services allowing it to enter into Residence and Care Agreements that promise care for the remainder of residents’ lives. In response to an ever-changing marketplace, a variety of agreements are offered to incoming residents.
At San Francisco Towers, health services such as Assisted Living, Home Care, and Skilled Nursing Care are all conveniently and readily in place on campus, providing for current and future needs. Our amenities include: dining options; fitness center; indoor swimming pool and spa; library; chapel; music/lecture room; large and small activity centers; rooftop lounge with fireplace; porte cochere security and lobby atrium.
San Francisco Towers is accredited by CARF-CCAC. As the nation’s only accrediting body for non-profit and for-profit Life Plan Communities, CARF helps promote and maintain quality and disclosure in the retirement industry. Essentially, an accredited organization lives up to its own mission, strives for excellence in its services, ensures that its programs and practices are innovative, and follows an appropriate and achievable plan for the future. An organization seeking accreditation voluntarily undertakes a rigorous peer review process. Members demonstrate to a team of surveyors during on-site surveys that they are committed to conforming to the accreditation conditions and 900 separate standards of CARF. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF accreditation is commended in its quest for quality programs and services.
Accreditation means that a consumer can be confident that the organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs, and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served. These select organizations must be focused on assisting each resident in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes. An accredited community has met or exceeded all of the Commission’s standards of excellence in the areas of governance and administration; financial resources; and resident life, health and wellness. In order to become accredited, an organization must involve its residents, Board of Directors, and staff in the process.
For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF web site at http://www.carf.org/aging/.
● Smart sized living that makes the most of urban connections
● Open concept plans with room for relaxing and living
● Fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops
● Safe showers featuring Hansgrohe fixtures
● Carpet and floor choices
● Paint color choices
● Large, double-pane windows
Exploring life at San Francisco Towers is easy. Contact us at 415.447.5527 or by completing this form. Come for a visit and explore the community and the surrounding vibrant neighborhood. Talk with a senior living counselor to learn about financial and health qualification and apartment availability.
San Francisco Towers offers you the service of a senior move manager to help you organize and prioritize your move. The services (10 free hours) are flexible and you can customize how best to use the services. Talk to your senior living counselor about the options for:
● In-home consultation where wants and needs are discussed and assessed
● A moving plan based on those wants and needs
● A move timeline and checklist of tasks to be completed
● What items to take, sell, or donate
● Working with moving companies to arrange move time and meet with movers to coordinate the move
● Packing items to be moved
● Labeling boxes for easy unpacking and keeping an inventory of all items
● Coordinating stopping and starting utilities, cable, etc. at old and new home
● Coordinating with the moving company so that all items are correctly moved
● Unpacking of essential items
● Setting up the furniture according to the floor plan
● Preparing and conducting sale of items in home not taken to new residence
● Arranging for items not sold/moved to be donated or disposed
● Coordinating professional cleaning of home
Independent Residential Living
Independent living is made up of apartments designed exclusively for older adults who can live safely and without assistance; built-in convenience and safety factors, easy navigation, apartment maintenance, and grounds keeping included. Independent Living residents take part in community life and take advantage of the amenities, activities, and services. Residents have the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in work, volunteering, programs, and events and make personal decisions about finances, health, and wellness.
Assisted Living refers to a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services, and health-related care. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges. Residents are assessed upon move in, or any time there is a change in condition. The assessment is used to develop an Individualized Service Plan.
To be eligible for Assisted Living, you must first move into our community as an Independent Living resident.
Typical Services Offered in Assisted Living:
Assisted Living provides more personal care services than available in standard independent residential living. Amenities in assisted living include:
Personal Care in Assisted Living Includes:
To be eligible for Assisted Living you must first move into our community as an Independent Living resident.
Skilled Nursing Care at Our Health Care Center.
Skilled nursing care provides 24-hour professional care for chronic and short-term conditions that require medical, rehabilitative, and nursing care, based on physician orders.
Optimum quality of care is an important part of our values at San Francisco Towers. The Health Care Center provides a complete therapeutic program designed to regain and maintain optimal health. Professional nurses and therapists provide 24-hour supportive care and rehabilitative services supervised by the Medical Director.
Wound care, hospice care, and intravenous therapy, in addition to the rehabilitation program, are areas of focus, with emphasis on those services designed to help residents achieve maximum potential. Physical, occupational, restorative, and speech therapies are offered, and therapy is provided five days per week.
The Health Care Center welcomes personal attending physicians and when this is not possible, a physician from our physician group oversees care. San Francisco Towers’ Health Care Center accepts admissions seven days per week and accepts Medicare, HealthNet, and private pay.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Activities of Daily Living are routine activities that people tend to do every day without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. An individual’s ability to perform ADLs is important for determining what type of long-term care the individual needs.
Payment and coverage is dependent upon your contract type.
Home Care describes any form of care given within the home. The type and amount of services can range and can be provided by a home health aide, home health nurse, companion, or caregiver. Specific services include intermittent care, assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), respite care, and home therapies. The term “home care” covers both medical and non-medical forms of care.
As a Life Plan Community offering all levels of care, our Skilled Nursing provides rehabilitative care offering multidisciplinary and coordinated team approach of care and therapies. This care is offered for a period of time that demonstrates that physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can be proven to improve a patient’s functional abilities.
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing care provides 24-hour professional care for chronic and short-term conditions that require medical, rehabilitative, and nursing care, based on physician orders. Patients generally rely on assistance for most or all activities of daily living (ADLs).
The calendar of programs and events changes daily and the items listed present only some of the opportunities available. With everything going on in the neighborhood, residents have countless choices to get connected and get involved.
Some of the activities available at San Francisco Towers include:
Wellness at San Francisco Towers is an expanded idea of health and means more than the absence of disease. It is much more than being in good physical health, exercising regularly, and eating right. True wellness is determined by making decisions about how to live life with vitality and meaning. It is the holistic integration of eight interactive dimensions: social; emotional; intellectual; physical; occupational; financial; environmental; and spiritual. The Wellness Program at San Francisco Towers seeks to provide opportunities for residents to maximize their wellness in each of these areas.
San Francisco Towers offers a variety of exercise classes to meet the needs of resident of all fitness levels. We encourage residents to participate in our comprehensive approach to wellness, which integrates exercise classes, personalized routines in the fitness center, and lectures on health topics. Classes can include: Toning; Balance and Stretching; Chair Yoga; Tai Chi; Falls Avoidance; and Aqua Fitness. To get started, San Francisco Towers provides individualized assessments and personalized exercise plans.
ESC offers a choice of a Lifetime Agreement and a Classic Continuing Care Agreement. Both are available in repayable or nonrepayable alternatives. Your choice of Agreement type leads to the entrance fee and monthly fee costs.
The Lifetime Agreement offers services, amenities, and health care along with the predictability of a monthly fee that does not change as a result of a changing level of care and health care needs. The Lifetime Agreement offers priority access to health care services and allows you to project your living and health care expenses over time.
The Classic Continuing Care Agreement offers residential independent living services and amenities for a monthly fee that changes as health care needs develop. Health care services are provided at a discounted rate as long as needed in addition to the monthly fee. The Classic Continuing Care Agreement is a fee for service agreement and offers access to health care services and allows you to pay for care only as needed.
Both of the agreements offer the promise of care and services for the duration of your life as a resident in the community. ESC may provide assistance for you to remain as a resident should you outlive your financial ability to pay the monthly fees.
San Francisco Towers has two primary fees: the entrance fee; and the monthly fee. Residents may pay additional fees for specific services by choice.
San Francisco Towers requires an upfront payment of an entrance fee that varies according to the contract option and type of home you choose. The entrance fee is a one-time payment that is typically made from the proceeds of the sale of a house or other assets. Entrance fees are not paid in increments and are not financed by ESC. Depending on the type of agreement chosen, the entrance fee may have a re-occupancy repayment benefit, which means that a resident may receive a guaranteed amount returned at the end of the agreement.
Entrance fees at San Francisco Towers range from just over $187,000 for a studio apartment to over $1 million for a two bedroom deluxe apartment. To put these fees in context, you have the opportunity to choose the apartment size, the way to pay for health care services, and whether repayment is desired and factor in your personal financial goals and portfolio.
The current monthly fees range from just over $4,000 for a single resident in a studio apartment to just under $10,000 for two residents in a two-bedroom penthouse-style apartment. While this fee may seem substantial, it is comprehensive and it replaces many of the separate fees you may pay now to live in your current setting.
As a resident, your monthly fees are typically subject to adjustment on an annual basis. These fee increases are provided with advance notice of at least 30 days and are determined based on the costs of operating the community.
Moving to San Francisco Towers is a positive choice for your future. We welcome families to review together at this option to fully understand the advantages.
Making the decision to move to a retirement community can seem overwhelming. To help you collaborate and make an informed decision, the following list may help guide you through the process.
There is no perfect time to move, but it is important to make informed, intentional decisions, rather than react to a crisis. Staying put is comfortable and familiar, but is it the right place? Many families struggle with change because it can be overwhelming, but it can also be truly positive. Here are some questions to consider:
What are the signs that it is time to look into a move to a community?
What are health issues that could signal that I should move to a community?
What are other factors to consider?
All residents of San Francisco Towers are automatically members of the San Francisco Towers Residents’ Association, which is governed by the Residents’ Council. The Association and Council act in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director and provide a channel of communication between the Executive Director and the residents relating to matters affecting all or a significant number of members. The Association does not in any way abridge direct contact between the resident and the Executive Director on matters of individual concern. The Association promotes the health and welfare of all residents and aims to enrich the quality of life for all residents by assisting staff to organize, assess, and support recreational, cultural, educational, and other beneficial activities and programs.
A partial list of these committees include:
At San Francisco Towers, we live in a bustling, and elegant and historic residential and commercial neighborhood, with an eclectic mix of sights and culture just steps away. Come to enjoy the dynamic group of businesses, from shopping and dining to personal and professional services. With the bonus of BART, bus lines, and 101 and 80 freeways close by, this is more than just an exciting setting, it is connected to the best of the Bay Area and to everywhere you are involved.
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