Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 11:36 AM
Raya’s Paradise is a growing collection of highly-respected home-like residential-care facilities serving the entire Westside and Valley and soon in Orange County.
In February, a new 11-bed home will open on Sierra Bonita in Los Angeles, near an already facility, bringing the company’s total number of intimate care homes to seven, ranging from six to 11 beds.
The company is also preparing to break ground on a new 60-bed facility in San Clemente in February.
“Up until now we’ve been known for our quality care in cozy ‘homes,’” says Moti Michael Gamburd, owner/CEO. “But we will still be bringing the expertise and professional staffing we’re known for, along with a better staff to patient ratio (3 to 1), a home atmosphere and more attentive level of care.”
Raya’s Paradise is also now offering that same superior care for clients in the comfort of their own homes.
“We’ve been providing quality care since my mother, Raya Gamburd, established the first Raya’s Paradise in 1991,” says Gamburd, “and we’ve had a lot of people saying ‘my relative is not quite ready for a facility, do you offer home care?’” So the company has developed a service dedicated to helping clients in their homes. CARE (Caring, Assisting, Respecting our Elderly) Homecare sends qualified and trained caregivers to homes to help with daily routines, tasks and non-medical observation.
Services, available for four hours to 24 hours (in shifts) include providing medication assistance and reminders including pharmacy support, meal planning and preparation, exercise and strengthening, activities at home including art, music, reading, gardening, cooking, brain-stimulating activities, games and regular physical activity, companionship, safe and reliable transportation to wherever clients wish to go and even light housekeeping.
Gamburd urges people to seek out licensed facilities. Before Jan. 1, 2016, the state did not require licensing. CARE Homecare has been licensed since that date and the homes have been licensed since their inception.
What is the CARE Homecare difference?
• Caregivers are extensively screened and trained at Raya’s Paradise six locations (two more are on the way) so loved ones get the same level of care as they would at one of the residential-care homes.
• A licensed nurse is on staff to assess homecare clients and make random visits to make sure care is appropriate and to suggest and implement changes as necessary.
• All caregivers are employees, not independent contractors. They’re all insured and bonded; and with Workers Comp and liability insurance, a client in not responsible for any injuries sustained.
• Caregivers are registered with the department of social services and have undergone full criminal background checks.
• A full-time social worker/case manager also visits residents helping in any way they can with issues like finding doctors, VA benefits, etc.
• CARE Homecare also has trained and experience caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Over its years in business, Raya’s Paradise has developed a network of resources in geriatric psychiatrist, mobile physicians, mobile labs and any other procedure that needs to be done at home, and can recommend a podiatrist of physical therapist.
To make sure clients’ homes are safe, The Gamburd family, owners and operators of Raya’s Paradise and CARE Homecare, also own a reputable medical equipment and home accessibility company, Gamburd Inc. developed by Israel Gamburd who grew up in the residential-care industry with his brother Moti. A CARE Homecare exclusive, Gamburd Inc. provides ramps, grab bars and much more.
Another advantage of CARE Homecare is that clients have the satisfaction of knowing they can easily transition into a Raya’s Paradise facility, often with just five other residents, and have the same caregiver, nurse, case manager, medical staff and administrator with a high level of care. “The care team remains the same,” says Gamburd.
CARE Homecare also has several long and established working relationships with some of the finest hospice and palliative care providers in L.A. County.
Caregivers are not permitted to provide any “skilled medical care,” but they will work closely with the agency of a client’s choice to make sure their loved one stays as comfortable and pain-free during hospice or palliative care.
For more information on CARE Homecare, call 310-289-8834 or visit www.rayasparadise.com.