"What a blessing to have found this place ..."
"Our Japanese mother, who had advanced dementia, was recently a resident at Ohana Care Home. Our family wanted to find a place for her to stay where the caregivers spoke Japanese to her and were able to cook the Japanese food that she liked to eat. The home is small enough so that your loved one receives personal care and attention on a daily basis, the caregivers are kind, compassionate and attentive, and the residents are treated like family. The home is clean and bright with spectacular views, and visits anytime during the day are welcomed. What a blessing to have found this place where she received the best care 24 hours a day. Seiko and Frank, the owners, really look out for the well-being of your family member, and they are always available to talk if you have concerns, they respond to calls, texts and emails immediately, and they keep you informed and updated about what is going on with your family member. They are also well-informed about the placement process and are always ready to help and answer questions, and when the time comes to place your loved one on hospice, they will be there to guide you through that process, as well. Placing our mom at Ohana Care Home was one of the best decisions we made for her when it was time. Our family would’nt hesitate for a second to refer anyone to this wonderful place. It is never an easy decision to place one’s family member in a care home, but rest assured your loved one will be well cared for and loved by everyone at Ohana Care Home." ~ Bill & Kathleen Henwood
"She is treated with the utmost respect which is innate to the Japanese culture."
"Ohana Care Home has been home to our mother now for four months. It is our understanding that it is the first Japanese-owned/managed senior residence in San Diego proper. We had been in search of such a place for several years. The level of care and concern for our mom’s well-being is incomparable to anywhere she has resided in the past nine years. Owners Seiko and Frank and their staff of caregivers are diligent in providing top-notch care for mom, going over and beyond to ensure her safety and comfort. Despite Mom being in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, the staff makes a concentrated effort to keep her engaged through music, art projects, games, photo albums and conversation. She is treated with the utmost respect which is innate to the Japanese culture.
The home itself is impeccable and well-designed, lending to a very serene and tranquil setting. Sensor monitors on the beds detect the slightest motion and is reassuring because while Mom is non-ambulatory, she is often unaware of her limitations.
The meals are well-balanced and cooked with only fresh ingredients, truly home-cooking at its best and catering to the residents’ taste. When our mom first moved in, we were asked for some of her favorite family recipes. Frank followed them to her delight.
Beyond the cleanliness of the home and delicious meals, it is the staff that makes Ohana Care Home a treasure. Despite her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the staff never lets up on trying to connect with her. Both Noriko and Yui have extensive backgrounds working with the elderly in Japan and are consistently cheerful, kind and respectful.
Above all, Mom is cared for as family. After spending years in a larger residential community where the staff was spread thin and there was constant turnover, Ohana Care Home is a breath of fresh air. We wish we had found a place like this many years ago. Whether your family member is of Japanese descent or not, they will thrive in the warmth of this home and you will discover peace of mind. If your family member is Japanese, this is a definite win-win. In our search we found the options in board-care homes to run the spectrum and knew quite quickly we found a jewel in Ohana Care Home. It is truly unique in all it offers....and we know our mother is being cared for as family. We will always be truly indebted to Ohana Care Home." ~ The Nagano Family
"The meals are well-balanced and cooked with only fresh ingredients, truly home-cooking at its best and catering to the residents’ taste. When our mom first moved in, we were asked for some of her favorite family recipes. Frank followed them to her delight." ~ The Nagano Family