Sunshine Villa, Santa Cruz CA
Sunshine Villa is a senior living community located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. The residence is only a few minutes away from the ocean, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and easy access to the Santa Cruz beach. Residents can take a stroll down Santa Cruz Warf or the boardwalk, located walking distance away from Sunshine Villa.
The assisted living community itself is a historic Santa Cruz landmark, set in one of the area’s most charming neighborhoods. Sunshine Villa’s main building is a stunning Victorian-era home with a long history of its own, giving residents a unique setting for a wonderful retirement.
Retirement should be a fun experience and Sunshine Villa makes it happen with their exceptional long-term care services, comprehensive wellness programs, and recreational amenities. With a wide variety of non-medical assisted living and memory care services, Sunshine Villa is the perfect place for people to get individualized care while living their lives to the fullest.
Staff members work with community members one-on-one to understand their needs and concerns, determining their level of care. Sunshine Villa’s staff create individualized care plans tailored to each resident’s needs, making sure they receive as much or as little care as they need.
Everyone’s care plan is different. It may include services like:
Assistance with bathing, dressing, and eating (among other activities of daily living)
Transportation to appointments
Housekeeping and linen services
The community’s amenities are an amazing bonus for people who live there, featuring an ever-changing selection of social activities, wellness programs, and events. There’s always something for residents to do, from educational opportunities to arts and crafts sessions. If anyone needs help getting from their apartment to an event, caregivers are happy to escort them, helping everyone feel welcome at the community events.
Sunshine’s other amenities include an on-campus beauty salon, located just steps from residents’ doors. The Victorian sun porch offers exceptional views of the surrounding area, where residents can enjoy the ocean breeze while they read a book or share conversations with friends. If residents want to take a short walk, they can journey through the beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyard, and everyone is welcome to plant their own flowers in the community garden if they please. Back inside, residents can relax in the community’s spacious common room and enjoy leisure time by themselves or with others. There is no limit to the fun a person can have as Sunshine Villa residents, thanks to the community’s outstanding amenities.
With several spacious floor plans, Sunshine Villa gives residents plenty of living options to choose from when they move in. People who want to downsize from a house or large condominium may consider the studio layout for its manageable size, while the one-bedroom floor plans offer additional room for people who need it. The community does not offer a two-bedroom floor plan, but their “Open one-bedroom” layouts are similar to two-bedroom apartments.
No two apartments are exactly the same, each featuring its own unique charm and personality. All units are pet-friendly, subject to the community’s breed and size restrictions. Additionally, each unit features:
To learn more about Sunshine Villa, use the links above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour. Tours are free to anyone who is interested in the community and offer an excellent chance to see everything Sunshine Villa has to offer in detail. The staff are happy to answer questions about Sunshine Villa’s long-term care programs, memory care services, and explain how it compares to assisted living communities and independent living communities in Santa Cruz. For more information, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How do I know if Sunshine Villa's memory care program is right for me or my loved one?
Living with Alzheimer's can be challenging. Short-term memory loss introduces new hurdles into a person's life, which they made need help adjusting to. Sunshine Villa's memory care community gives people with Alzheimer's and dementia a safe, welcoming place to go when they need help managing their symptoms.
Prospective Alzheimer's care and dementia care residents can work with Sunshine Villa's care adviser before they move in to determine if memory care services are right for them. The care adviser will look at their current diagnosis and discuss their concerns to help them decide if the memory care program offers the services they need. For more information about the memory care community at Sunshine Villa, use the links above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour.
Q: Does Sunshine Villa offer short-term care programs when people who receive in-home care need help?
Yes! Sunshine Villa offers a comprehensive respite care program, allowing older adults to stay at the community for a short period of time. The respite care program offers the same services to temporary residents the community offers assisted living residents, giving them a safe and secure place to receive professional help while their caregiver is away. For more information, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: Is Sunshine Villa licensed to provide skilled nursing care?
No. As a non-medical assisted living community, Sunshine Villa is not permitted to provide skilled nursing care. Like many assisted living communities and independent living communities, Sunshine Villa is not equipped to help people who need ongoing medical attention. For more information, use the link above to make an inquiry.
About The Community
Sunshine and smiles. That’s what you’ll notice first about your beautiful new home in Sunshine Villa. Of course the Victorian architecture and ocean views make Sunshine Villa stand out, but the compassionate hearts of the staff members here are irreplaceable. It’s their smiles, warmth, and sincerity that mark Sunshine Villa as an extraordinary senior living community. Our retirement community is just the right size, too. With about 125 residents, we are like a great, big family, and there’s always something interesting going on—whether it’s painting lessons, Tai Chi classes, a music appreciation seminar, a book discussion or a jigsaw puzzle. Our activities program is designed to bring out your passions and help keep you engaged in our community life. Keep Reading