At Mission Villa, we are family and the perfect ‘Home Away From Home’ for 14 lucky seniors.
We are located in mid-town Santa Barbara, four blocks south of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The Mission Villa Difference
Mission Villa’s ‘just-right’ size provides the benefits of a larger full-service/full-amenity care community with the intimacy and relaxed, homespun setting of a small, quaint care home.
3:1 Staff-To-Resident Ratio
Mission Villa’s Care Staff-To-Resident ratio is 3:1 which includes a hands-on Administrator, Care Manager, and Executive Director. Additionally, each shift has 2 Caregivers, a Housekeeper, a Chef, and a Life Enrichment Coordinator.
Because of this unique staffing, Mission Villa residents are more likely to avoid common issues among seniors such as falls or UTI’s. Mission Villa takes proactive steps to identify, diagnose and treat quickly.
Every other Monday is spa day. Our wellness director, Tamera Renn, provides 30 minutes of bliss for each resident. They can choose a facial, nails, or massage.
Due to our unique size and design, we are able to truly operate as a family. Just like any family, we have a schedule to guide our day but we are fluid. Our proprietary Associative Activities Program allows the mood and interests of our residents to guide our choices for activity.
The well being of our residents is dependent on their experiences throughout the day. Our care therapy is based in hugs, bright conversations, music to sing along with as well as healthy, and nutritious, whole food meals. We believe that hugs and chocolate chip cookies have more therapeutic value than a pill. Farm-to-table meals, singalongs, thoughtful lighting, warm and empathetic staff and days filled with family and friends culminate in days filled with magic.
Farm-to-table meals fills the belly with healthy food and the olfactory with warm nostalgic scent of a home-cooked meal.
Hospice care is available for people who are nearing the end of life’s journey. The services are provided by the team of health care professionals chosen by the family to maximize comfort for their loved one by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
Local musicians and entertainers provide our residents with music and enjoyment. Whether it’s a one man band, a singer extraordinaire, a delightfully accordion player, a church choir, or pianist, each resident has the opportunity to immerse themselves in inspiring musical experiences.
On Call Doctor
Our in-house concierge physician, Dr. Anthony Allina provides home-based primary care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This modern-day “house call” delivers primary care to the most medically complex homebound patients. This continuous follow-up care, ensures good health management and is less expensive and less exhaustive for residents and their families.