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The Gardens at Park Balboa

7046 Kester Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
9.8
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150 reviews

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Marie s - Resident/client
5.0
My favorite place to be is Home

I'm a fairly new resident at the Gardens and the transition was very smooth. [name removed], the marketing Director was magnificent, he made the impossible possible and it was very thorough. The community has great activities throughout the day. We have chair volleyball daily, bingo, karaoke, arts and crafts, Spanish classes and now I will be teaching French to the residents as since I'm French.... 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.

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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.
The Gardens at Park Balboa is a community within Diversified Health Services Inc. properties. See all Diversified Health Services Inc. communities.

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Pet friendly
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Amenities at The Gardens at Park Balboa

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Kosher
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Air Conditioned

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available
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

English
Filipino
Spanish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

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9.8
Review Score
150 reviews

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A Place for Mom has scored The Gardens at Park Balboa with 9.8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 54 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Gardens at Park Balboa has 150 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.6 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

4.8

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.5

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5.0
Marie s - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 17, 2023
My favorite place to be is Home

I'm a fairly new resident at the Gardens and the transition was very smooth. [name removed], the marketing Director was magnificent, he made the impossible possible and it was very thorough. The community has great activities throughout the day. We have chair volleyball daily, bingo, karaoke, arts and crafts, Spanish classes and now I will be teaching French to the residents as since I'm French.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Clarita H - Resident/client
Memory Care
August 2, 2023
Great music and fun people

Everybody in my community makes me feel like I'm home! The residents are sweet, the staff is so nice to me! I get excellent care everyday. The front desk people are lovely, every time I go for a walk the staff says nice things to me. Lovely lovely place, and my room is always clean and shiny.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

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5.0
Arlene K
Independent Living
August 2, 2023
FRIENDLY FRIENDLY PEOPLE HERE!

The staff is wonderful, very kind and understanding. The activities are fun, we constantly have different activities. The caregivers are great, the residents are very nice and some aren't but a big percentage of the residents are lovely. Great place with good people.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Isabel A - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 2, 2023
very nice staff, great activities daily.

I love living at the Gardens at Park Balboa, we always have great food, multiple activities and friendly staff. The activity director is very friendly and The social media director is so helpful and kind. I recommend living at the Gardens. You won't regret it.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
June 9, 2023
Verified Review
Room for improvement

I don't have much to compare it to. Ultimately, it has been serving my loved one, though at times I do feel like the staff could be more attentive. I would possibly recommend them to other families who are looking.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


3.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
April 25, 2023
Verified Review
You get what you pay for

We placed our loved one here at a board and care home because they have Armenian speaking staff. It seems like a pretty good fit so far. You get what you pay for. They really need to hire more staff to help out though. I think it is a good place for those who have smaller budgets.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3


5.0
LV - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
April 10, 2023
Verified Review
They truly take care of their residents.

The staff at The Gardens really take care of their residents. My mom has told me several times that she feels safe there and everyone is friendly. If she needs anything, all she has to do is ask. The fact that she can also have her two cats there is such a blessing. She's eating well and getting all her medications given to her properly. They encourage the activities daily, but she can opt out if she wants.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 5, 2023
Verified Review
Our Experience at The Gardens at Park Balboa

On the whole, it's positive. But I think you get what you pay for. The staff is not necessarily as friendly or as helpful as I would like them to be. And the building is older and a bit dilapidated. But it is affordable. So it's a mixed bag - but on the whole, positive.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Jane - Family/Friend
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

Value for Cost

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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 - Family/Friend
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


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