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501 Portola Rd Ste 500, Portola Valley, CA

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Sequoias is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 43 beds based in Portola Valley, CA. At last check, the facility had 37 residents indicating that it is 86% occupied which is about average within the state of California. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Sequoias, was 5 stars. Only 18% of nursing homes have 5 stars in California.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Sequoias with other senior care providers in California. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 09/16/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here


Description of Sequoias in Portola Valley, CA

Number of Beds : 43

Sequoias, located in Portola Valley, California provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare. Sequoias has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Sequoias has a very good hospital, Stanford Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Sequoias's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. The zipcode (94028) in California, where Sequoias is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Sequoias can be found here.

Sequoias is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Sequoias is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Sequoias is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Sequoias is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Community Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Security

  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Personal Assistance

  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
  • Special Health Conditions

  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • On-Site Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • For more information about Sequoias call (877) 306-0051 to speak with a local Care Advisor

    Demographic Profile for Portola Valley, CA,94028

    Annual Crime
    94028 Avg.
    Violent Crime 1 4
    Property Crimes 3 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 16%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 81.4 / 100
    Water Quality 45 / 100
    Superfund Sites 80 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 312.3
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 283% Above
    Cost of Food 14% Above
    Utilities 4% Below
    Miscellaneous 10% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 45.50%
    Male Population 49.69%
    Female Population 50.31%
    Median Age 49.9 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $206,641
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Portola Valley CA
    Percent Religious 40.88%
    Catholic 29.94%
    Jewish 2.80%
    Other Christian 2.08%
    All Other 6.05%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Portola Valley CA
    White  90%
    Asian  4.1%
    Hispanic/Latino  3.9%
    Multiracial  1.3%
    Black  0.4%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    Stanford Hospital

    300 Pasteur Drive
    Stanford CA 94305
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 650-723-5708
    Average Rating: 87%

    Palo Alto Va Medical Center

    3801 Miranda Avenue
    Palo Alto CA 94304
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 650-858-3939
    Average Rating: 95%

    Menlo Park Surgical Hospital

    570 Willow Road
    Menlo Park CA 94025
    Distance: 7 miles
    Tel: 650-324-8500
    Average Rating: 98%

    Sequoia Hospital

    170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
    Redwood City CA 94062
    Distance: 8 miles
    Tel: 650-367-5551
    Average Rating: 87%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    Walgreen Co

    875 Blake Wilbur Dr Ste Cc1101
    Distance: 4.1 miles
    (650) 838-0429

    Medical Plaza Pharmacy Inc

    211 Quarry Rd Ste 108
    Distance: 4.1 miles
    (650) 326-2300

    Walgreen Co

    3000 Hanover St
    Distance: 4.1 miles
    (650) 348-1559
    Nearby Churches

    Christ Church

    815 Portola Rd
    Portola Valley, CA
    Distance: 0.7 miles

    Valley Presbyterian Church

    945 Portola Rd
    Portola Valley, CA
    Distance: 1.0 miles

    St Bede's Episcopal Church

    2650 Sand Hill Rd
    Menlo Park, CA
    Distance: 3.3 miles
    Nearby Parks

    The Horse Park at Woodside

    3674 Sand Hill Rd
    Redwood City, CA
    Distance: 3.2 miles

    Stanford Dish

    Stanford Dish Hiking Trail
    Stanford, CA
    Distance: 3.3 miles

    Arizona Garden

    Stanford, CA
    Distance: 5.0 miles

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No