1. To The entire staff at Canyon Villas! Once again, my sister Arlene and I want to thank all of you for making our dad (Ernie's) last years so content. It was a hard transition to make, moving from the home he lived in for 40+years to a retirement apartment but the staff was so welcoming + learned Ernest's name so quickly, he felt like it was home in a few weeks. We were really impressed! In the almost 5 years he lived at CV, we were constantly impressed by the quality of care he received & by the competence, patience and caring of everyone on the staff. We have both recommended CV to everyone who asks us about a "good retirement home." I miss sitting on the garden bench with my dad & saying hello (or singing) to everyone who walked by on their way to the dining room. Take care of yourselves & all those in your "care". Thank you all!
    Karen Ledterman
  2. To the Entire Cast and Crew of Canyon Villas: As a family we are very grateful for all the lengths you as staff do to make those in your care feel cherished. God bless you one and all-
    Debbie Cook
  3. Our Mother, Lorraine, was a resident of Canyon Villas for eight years. Mom began her stay in an independent living apartment and enjoyed the lovely dining hall, grounds, and the many available activities, but due to declining health, she progressively moved to more assisted types of living. At each transition, Canyon Villas was extremely helpful and accommodated her needs in a respectful and caring manner. When it appeared mom might have to relocate to a nursing home, Canyon Villas took the lead in qualifying her for Hospice assistance so she could remain on-site to receive the necessary care. They treated her as a family member, cried with us at her death, and even attended her memorial service. We are eternally grateful to the staff at Canyon Villas, especially Lisa Shutt (DON), Whitney McDowell (Admissions),Ileen and other nursing and housekeeping staff who made Lorraine feel comfortable until her final day.
    Patti Cole
  4. Rarely in the heart-breaking process of caring for ill and aging parents does a person have cause for celebration. I, however, welcome every opportunity to declare my great joy, admiration, and appreciation of the Canyon Villas organization. It is indeed, quite unique, in the high degree of quality care, extensive services, facilities and loving support offered to their residents. Many years of experiences involving three other local facilities had been truly frustrating. At times,an extreme concern existed for the safety and appropriate care of aging family members. Therefore, as Mom's conditioned declined, Canyon Villas was recommended repeatedly, by her doctor and others, as the best option. The Villas' efficient admissions and nursing staff responded quickly to my concerns and to her needs, then aided greatly in the transfer process from the former facility. She immediately felt very welcome, secure and comfortable, thanks to the extraordinary family-like atmosphere shared by staff and residents at her new Villas home.
    Beth S. in Memory of My precious Mom, Nellie Bly Stromberg
  5. My father, Edward J.Zeman, was a resident at your facility since April 2005. His recent stroke unfortunately required a move to a facility that would provide closer monitoring and assistance. Words cannot express the excellence of your entire staff in providing my Dad with the best lifestyle he was capable of while at Canyon Villas. On so many occasions, the kindness, the personal caring, the patience, and professionalism given to him and his family was far beyond a job. Besides the nurses and nursing assistants who knew him best, every level of employee was always helpful, happy, kind, caring, and efficient. That applies to housekeeping, food service and servers, maintenance, ground keepers, the receptionists, the efficient billing and financial department, and the activity director. Not only did Whitney and Lisa give me excellent advice and assistance with future placement needs, but at the same time went out of their way to give Dad a chance to return to a place he truly loved and called home, Canyon Villas. Be very proud of your facility and the select group of people who make it so great for all of the residents. On behalf of my father, Ed Zeman, and his family, thank you for a great year.
    Karen Brown
  6. Great Facility, great staff, good food, Attentive and Professional. It's a blessing to have found Canyon Villas.
    Rick Irvine
  7. Grandma never feels lonely. The staff are friendly. They always have a smile for you and the residents. So lucky to have a place like Canyon Villas.
    Lori Schmersal
  8. My Mother lived in this place for several years prior to her death. We moved her in because she could no longer walk without assistance, and cooking was causing her pain due to osteoporosis. So, to have a place with an affordable, decent sized studio, where she could enjoy 3 cooked meals a day was a true Godsend! They have assisted living available, but she was in independent living until she required hospice care, which they also provide (for added cost). Mom loved the food in the dining hall and was always happy with the portion sizes. There is a lovely outdoor area, along with weekly activities, a salon, a library, exercise room with a pool table. Each unit has it's own heater/air conditioner too, which really saved Mom on some of the hotter, summer days. There was weekly cleaning of the units, when they would provide clean sheets, pillow cases, towels and toilet paper. I had nothing but positive experiences with the staff and they were very supportive when my Mom passed. I was and still am very glad we had Canyon Villas so close, and that the were such a wonderful help during Mom's last few years.
  9. I am a physical therapist and have assisted several people in this community. It has the most organized and caring staff that I have come across in the San Diego area. They work hard to keep all family members happy.
    Kevin Brown