Amenities at Remington Club in Rancho Bernardo make senior living easier, elegant

By Diane Y. Welch

Conveniently located within walking distance of the upscale Rancho Bernardo Shopping Plaza, yet enjoying scenic views of Rancho Bernardo close to a 72-hole golf course, is the award-winning Remington Club.

The luxury continuing-care retirement community is part of the acclaimed Five Star Senior Living Group, a national health care and senior-living provider, one of the nation’s leaders in senior retirement facilities with more than 200 communities in 30 states.

In artfully landscaped grounds with amenities to meet all the needs of residents — from the active 55-plus set to those who require skilled nursing care — Remington Club was voted the Pomerado News Reader’s Choice for senior living in 2013 and has been awarded five stars by Medicare for excellence.

This year marks 26 years since it celebrated its official fall opening, and since then the community has consistently been top-rated — not only for its high quality of living, but also for its medical expertise, according to Executive Director Kirsten Kearnaghan, who said that she “is very proud” of Remington’s continued excellence.

Services offered include assisted living, full-service independent living, respite or short- term stays and skilled nursing care with 24-hour supervision. All residents enjoy the sophistication of a multilevel retirement community with the assurance that they are prepared for the future with skilled and friendly staff on site.

The Remington Club comprises four buildings built on 17 acres along Hierba Drive and has about 400 residents in total, with 246 independent living apartments, 100 assisted living apartments, and skilled nursing accommodations for 59 residents. It also is home to a top-rated health care center, and is the only one within a nine-mile radius with a Five Star Medicare rating, said Kearnaghan.

“The health center specializes in short-term therapy stays and is convenient for residents, but is also available to the greater community of Rancho Bernardo,” said Kearnaghan. It serves those who need care after a hospital stay, or when family members may need a short respite break from daily caregiving with the advantage for residents that they are already familiar with the staff, she added.

More like a five-star resort, the Spanish-style architecturally designed campus, with colorful Mediterranean plantings, shaded walkways and relaxing outdoor patios, has two elegant dining restaurants with two executive chefs, overseen by a manager ensuring the finest quality of cuisine is prepared that caters to all dietary needs.

The community follows a hospitality model similar to that of a hotel offering many services included as standard, with custom services tailored for individual needs for an affordable fee.

There is an active social calendar — in August there was a scheduled trip to see the Laguna Beach Pageant of Masters — and ongoing activities and entertainment include live music, art classes, worship services, gardening workshops, day trips to Palm Springs, Wii bowling and more. Daily shuttle services take residents to enjoy local shopping and other amenities.

On Sept. 20, representatives from the Remington Club will be participating in the Successful Living Expo to be held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free seminars and exhibitors with expert tips on health, fitness, travel, financial services, and health screenings, and a chance to meet and greet staff from the Remington Club.

To find out more, visit www.theremingtonclub.com or call 858-673-6740 to schedule a tour.

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