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The Gardens at Park Balboa

7046 Kester Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405

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Jane - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Very Attentive Staff Who Know The Residents By Name

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. My loved one seems very happy here. This is a smaller and more quaint and has a good value compared to the other communities we looked at. The residents seem very well cared for. The staff communication with the family is very good. There is weekly housekeeping including laundry for the residents. Some of the care offered includes medication management, dressing and bathing assistance.... Read more

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About the facility The Gardens at Park Balboa

Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Van Nuys, California is The Gardens at Park Balboa, a community offering independent, assisted living, and memory care services. Take a stroll through the open courtyard or visit with your loved ones in one of our several cozy nooks scattered throughout the community. Your pets are welcome, too! Here at The Gardens at Park Balboa, we do not enforce strict schedules, but instead encourage residents to create their own.

We understand that every individual is unique and has their own preferences and needs, which is why we take the time to create customized care packages for each resident. We want to do whatever we can to make sure that you are comfortable in your new home. Our staff will sit down with you and get to know your likes and dislikes, so that we can provide the perfect balance between care and freedom.

Our Community

At The Gardens at Park Balboa, we want you to experience the freedom of being home without the household chores. There is no need to stress over what to cook—our chef has you covered, preparing a variety of healthy and savory options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Pricing for The Gardens at Park Balboa

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Amenities at The Gardens at Park Balboa

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community

Languages spoken

Filipino
Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Rabbi
Catholic Services

Reviews

for The Gardens at Park Balboa
4.6(142 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

4.9

Care Services

4.6

Activities

4.6

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.5

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5.0
Jane - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 8, 2022
Verified Review
Very Attentive Staff Who Know The Residents By Name

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. My loved one seems very happy here. This is a smaller and more quaint and has a good value compared to the other communities we looked at. The residents seem very well cared for. The staff communication with the family is very good. There is weekly housekeeping including laundry for the residents. Some of the care offered includes medication management, dressing and bathing assistance.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Mary M - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 27, 2022
I like the seasonings

I recently moved to the Gardens at Park Balboa in Van Nuys California and I have to tell you, the seasonings and spices on the food are just right. The dessert are good but I like the whole meals better. The staff cares about residents, and is always extremely friendly. Lovely community!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

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5.0
Suzanne S - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 27, 2022
The Senior Living I Ever Lived

I love the freedom in the dining room, I could easily get a drink from the soda machine. I also love the gardens, we have plenty of greenery. The staff is very friendly (Good overall).

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Delia I - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 7, 2022
THEY ARE THE BEST

The managers are very professional, polite and with good sense of humor. The dining room is always clean, the food is great. The dining room is also very comfortable and pleasant.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Olga M - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 7, 2022
Beautiful Garden

First of all, I love all the plants in the gardens, we have so many beautiful flowers! The community is always clean and smells good. The food is really good and the servers are excellent. The residents are always nice to me. Good place!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Eddy A - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 7, 2022
Amazing, sweet and kind staff.

The staff is very sweet and always kind to me! I love the food, everything is outstanding. The caregivers are amazing, most of the residents are nice. I feel very safe at the Gardens.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Ken G - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 7, 2022
Amazing Garden!

The food is really good, the chicken salad is delicious. Really I can't say enough good things about Assisted Living and the staff Very grateful for their caring help. I give the Gardens a 5+

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

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5.0
Karly - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 7, 2022
LOVE THE STAFF

What a wonderful facility, Full of soul and compassion, competence and efficiency! We are immensely grateful to its amazing management and nurse. I couldn't recommend it more. 10 stars!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Susan B - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 7, 2022
Excellent Service

I'm a resident at the Gardens senior living and I would like to say, the food is great, so tasty! The staff is so friendly and very accommodating. My apartment is fairly big and I have a beautiful view! 5/5

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Brigham H - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 6, 2022
Very good staff and so helpful

This is the only place you should be calling if you are looking for a senior living in the Van Nuys area! the staff is very knowledgeable about the community. The food is really good and I always get my meals the way I like them. Lastly, I give the Gardens a 10/5!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Diane S - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 1, 2022
I made a lot of friends in just a short period of time.

The food is really good, and the cost is far. Everyone is very friendly; servers, office people, visitors, residents every single person. After, looking at other places the cos is very fair. It's a good value. I'm very pleased.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Emilio L - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 30, 2022
I love the breakfast

Every morning I look forward to breakfast. Everything is very good, I like the french toast and eggs! Overall it's a good environment, the staff is very friendly and always nice! The caregivers are very accomodating.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Marley G - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 30, 2022
LOVE THE GARDENS

I moved to the gardens about 3 months ago, I like the location because most of my primary doctors are nearby. The food is very good and the staff is extraordinary. I'm 92 years old and I drive around, I find the parking lot very convenient since is only a few steps away from my apartment.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
George B
Memory Care
August 30, 2022
Friendly Community

The staff such as caregivers, servers, front desk was friendly. Place was clean/active. They offered food to medical students, which no other facility does for us. Very thankful of the good food.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

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5.0
Meybelth C
Memory Care
August 30, 2022
Good Community for elderlies

I'm a clinical student and I came to the Gardens for clinical experience. It's a very good environment and most of the residents are friendly. The staff is so helpful, I appreciate the good lunch and free drinks

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Loundre A
Independent Living
August 30, 2022
Great dining and service to the residents

The food is always very tasty and the servers are always very accommodating. I recommend the Gardens food.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Mary U - Industry reviewer
Independent Living
August 29, 2022
EXCELLENT

Good service, accommodating, friendly. Meals are very good. The facility is very clean and everyone always has a smile. The residents are always happy.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Carmina A
Memory Care
August 29, 2022
GREAT FOOD, I LOVE IT!

Love it, I'm so thankful for the food and everything. The staff is very friendly and the residents are very kind to me. The caregivers are also very helpful

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Jacqueline D - Industry reviewer
Memory Care
August 29, 2022
Good tasty food

Great experience at the facility, and the people is really nice and polite. The food is very good, specially the hot dogs

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Martha M
Independent Living
August 29, 2022
Great

Friendly staff all around, residents are happy and well taken care of.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


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