Senior Housing for Mom


I have reviewed past suggestions but I am writing to ask if anyone knows of available current senior housing for our mom.  She is pretty physically fit but has dementia. She has good days and not so good days. Her attitude is always kind and friendly.   We currently have care who visits but she really needs more social time in her day. structured meals and care.

Does anyone have a recommendation? If anyone knows of a dementia care home for Finnish/English speakers that would be amazing.



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There's a place called "FAHA" in downtown Sonoma that is the "Finnish American Housing Authority".

I believe they have senior apartments there, but I don't know any details.

Why don't you give them a call and perhaps they can give some info on options in the Bay Area?


My mother has dementia and has been at Lakeside Park in Oakland for several years. She is happy and well cared for. The facility is very clean and comfortable, and in a nice location right by Lake Merritt. It is very expensive, but that is par for the course with residential dementia care. Good luck on your search. 


I had my mom at Tara Hills Care Home (small, maybe 4 beds) and was very impressed with them.  The family also has (or had) another facility also for clients with dementia. 

I don't know how much luck you will have finding a Finnish-speaking place, but it doesn't hurt to ask.  Most caretakers are from the Philippines or from Africa, in my experience.

Address: 908 Tara Hills Dr, Pinole, CA 94564Phone: (510) 724-1941


I volunteer at the Royale in El Cerrito and I am struck by how kind the staff is, how well-cared-for the patients are, and how it doesn't have that weird smell that a lot of places have. I don't have a relative there, though.