Overall Rating 5.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★
Beth stiles★★★★★ 9 months ago
My parents live there for 1 year moved from Middlebury Vermont and are happy the most relaxed I have seen them in many years.
Jan Lema★★★★★ 4 years ago
Finding the right place for your beloved family members is tough; there can be no doubt. It was not something I was looking forward to, and during our first few visits to other independent living places my mom and I just simply walked out. Then we found Dominican Oaks. Dominican Oaks in Santa Cruz is not the best alternative--it far exceeds expectations! We looked both in mom's home town where she thought she'd prefer to remain and here in Santa Cruz where I reside and honestly there was nothing else on the level of sheer excellence that DO provides. The basics are all exemplary with beautiful clean apartments and public areas. There are fresh flowers daily and modern stylish furniture similar to a hotel lobby. They offer amazing food, an array of impressive activities from fun field trips, to small and large group events (happy hour, games, singing groups) and a speaker list that is simply astounding. Just last month they had two authors reading from their books (one was a resident), singers, dancers, UCSC professors, etc. The absolute best part has to be the staff, however. We felt great warmth and enthusiasm almost instantly upon being shown around, the marketing director really connects and really cares, it's very obvious. Then there's the front desk staff who greet ever resident by name, the incredibly activities directors, the daily exercise class offering by a personal trainer, the smiling assistants who respond to any call from adjusting heaters to reworking remotes--it just doesn't stop. The wait staff are very adept about helping shyer and newer residents find dining companions and the beauty parlor staff are wonderfully talented and patient. Their is weekly cleaning and laundry offered as well and the staff again exceeds expectations--not only in their work but the time they give in talking to our mom as well. My mother has been at DO for two years now and I give thanks daily for the gift that is Dominican Oaks!
Beth Stiles★★★★★ 8 months ago
Parents live here excellent meals
Lesley Hitchings★★★★★ a month ago
Maria Bedolla★★★★★ 4 months ago
|Facility Type||Residential Care Elderly|
|Owner||Dominican Oaks Corporation|
|Facility Administrator||Deborah Routley|
|Date Of Last Visit||2013-06-26|
|All Visit Dates||06/26/2013, 06/26/2013|
|Inspection Visit Dates||2013-06-26|
|Inspection Citation For Immediate Health Safety Or Rights Impact||1|
|Inspection Citation For Potential Health Safety Or Rights Impact||0|
|Other Visit Dates||2013-06-26|
|Other Citation For Immediate Health Safety Or Rights Impact||0|
|Other Citation For Potential Health Safety Or Rights Impact||0|
|Complaint Citation For Immediate Health Safety Or Rights Impact||0|
|Complaint Citation For Potential Health Safety Or Rights Impact||0|
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