"We found Karen's Board and Care four years ago and since arriving at the facility, my grandmother has not been hospitalized while in their care. Her medication is properly administered and the staff works diligently to ensure she ate and properly hydrated. The family appreciates the fact that there is a high ratio of caregivers to residents and my grandmother is in a comfortable and home-like environment where she is treated with a greater degree of dignity. I have great faith in the skill of Clarita and Marty, the board administrators. As a registered nurse, Clarita possesses a wealth of knowledge in the care of the elderly. I trust them to make decisions that are in the best interest of the families and have absolute faith in their abilities to manage her care in my absence.
- Thuy Boland
I've had this on my mind for quite some time to write to you and your wife, Clarita. I cannot thank you enough for taking on my father and letting us bring him to you. It really meant a lot to us. Thanks for all the love and support and all that you did. We know you all tried your very best to do everything for him. Thank you all for everything, especially to Jeremy. My dad really loved him. We hope that Jeremy will follow his dreams. Thanks for your support in coming to the services. Hope you're all well."
- Francine Hurst (Dr. Kay's daughter)
"Thank you for the lovely card and heartfelt sentiments. Thank you for taking such good care of my mom for 8 years. I know her life was extended with the good care she received at your board and care. I will never forget your kindness."
- Marylyn Martin
"Thank you so very much for taking great care of Dorothy for 5 years. We really appreciate all you have done for her and us. Also thanks again for 10 years of service with my Grandmother Polly (for 5 years) and Dorothy (5 years). We wish all the best to you and your family. God Bless!"
- John & Janet Billett
"Dear Marty & Clarita,
Thank you so much for the care and loving attention you gave Mom over the years. It is hard to realize she is finally gone! The past half dozen years were made so much easier than they might have been, knowing she was in good hands at Karen's.
I would like to give the caregivers some cash gifts as a "thank you" and am enclosing a check for that purpose.
Wishing you all the best, and may God bless you both."
- Merdith Alcock
"Dear Henry and Annie (and also other caregivers),
Thank you so much for the care you gave my Mom! You were always so patient and kind with her, and I was happy knowing she had a good home with you.
May God bless you and keep you!"
- Merdith Alcock
"Dear Clarita & Marty,
Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement you sent to our mother. She was very blessed to have you in her life. We thank you for the wonderful care you provided our mother, Elmyra. You helped keep her a happy lady until her last days. We thank you for your effort."
- Terry Vandenberg & Cindy Kelly
"Dear Marty, Clarita, and all the Staff at Karen's Board and Care,
Thanks for your kind words. I know Louise appreciated the fine care that you gave her. It is always difficult placing a loved one in the care of others. I'm so grateful that we found your board and care. It took the worry out of the whole thing. The care you give is the best!
- Bill and Alice Church
"Marty, I love the facility that you and your wife have and thank you so much for all your positive support of Mom. I'm very pleased to have my Mom staying at Karen's Residential Board and Care and trust you guys so much.
- Fiona Dion
"You are all so kind and caring to my mom. Definitely my mom's 'Angels'."
- Pat Thompson
"I wanted you to know how happy we are that my mom is in a good place. She adores Henry, as he helps her and makes her feel comfortable.
- Linda Westland
"My mother's care for dementia overwhelmed me before I found Karen's Board and Care. Once Mom moved to Karen's, my worries ended. She lived at Karen's for two years, and she always had a smile on her face when I visited. We could talk in the quiet of her room, or we could sit in the living room with the other residents listening to crooners on the stereo. The staff never complained about the odd visiting hours that my schedule demanded, and they always kept me up to date on how mom was doing. The relaxed family atmosphere was exactly what mom needed and what I enjoyed.
As mom's dementia deteriorated, the staff really showed that they cared about her, and in the most difficult days this helped more than I can say. The extra steps they took to help her in the those final months will always stay with me. They made mom's final years so full of life for both of us. Thank you Marty and Clarita for everything you did for Rosemary. I'm so happy that she spent time in your care"
- Tristan Traviolia
"Thanks for taking such good care of my mom. Let me know if you need anything from me. Please keep the wheelchair for your next tenant."
- Dan Kravitz
"During the two years that my father spent at the Lake Balboa house, I was always confident that he received the best of care, given with good hearts by the caregivers. Henry and Annie were particularly wonderful with my dad and all of the residents. I live nearby, so I popped over to visit frequently and unexpectedly, and what I saw was always great. I could tell that the caregivers truly felt connected to the residents, and they always treated them gently and with respect. They were always concerned with making sure the residents were comfortable and safe.
My dad always remarked that he felt well taken care of. I had researched several larger facilities, but the smaller home-like environment was more suited to my father's personality. It was not very different from how he lived when he could still be on his own. He could retreat to his own room when he wanted quiet; and the living room and dining area were just a couple of steps from there when he wanted to be more social and when he came out for meals.
Marty and the staff also took my father to occasional doctor's appointments that I could not get to, and then updated me. Clarita kept tabs on my father's medical situations and medications. This was all very, very helpful.
Overall, I am extremely grateful that we found Karen's Board and Care.
- Monica Moorman
the past few years, my mother, has been a resident of Karen's
Board & Care. I wanted to take
a moment to thank Marty, Clarita, and their employees (especially
to Aldrin and Victor), for the wonderful care that they
have been providing to my mother.
I regularly visit my mother unannounced at random times
and days. During my routine visits, I have always found
be well-cared for. Likewise, my sister who
is a Registered Nurse, will visit our mother when she comes
to Los Angeles two to three times a year. Like me, she
is satisfied with the care that our mother has received
Board & Care.
wish was that she not be put in a convalescent home. It is
for that reason that the environment of Karen's
Board & Care is a perfect choice for her, especially
considering that it is located only a few houses down the
street from the
home that she lived in for almost thirty years.
For all these reasons, my sister and I strongly agree and
desire that our mother remain a resident of Karen's Board & Care."
- Greg Ozhekim
am writing to tell you how happy we are with the care of
my Father is
receiving at your facility. Since my Mother passed
away (also a resident of Karen's Board & Care for 5 years),
it has been my two brothers and I, and every time we come to
visit my Father,
I was especially amazed when I saw him riding the stationary
I like that you have their activities scheduled throughout the
day. I think a regular routine is very important for the elderly
especially when it comes to meals, exercise and rest time. I
also noticed that there are more families visiting the residents.
I can feel a happy atmosphere when I enter the facility and I
think that it is very important for the residents to feel relaxed
at their facilities.
In any case, we are very pleased with his disposition and energy
level, and he is currently 95 years old. At this rate, he may
live to be 110.
you again, Marty, and special thank you to your wife, Clarita
for your special care of the elderly that I have personally
witnessed over the years. Keep up the good work!"
testimonial is to express my appreciation for the care of my
father, has received as an Alzheimer's patient
under the care of Karen's Board & Care. In every visit I
have seen that my dad has been properly groomed and has been
a clean and sanitary environment. On several occassions the care
providers have given my father extra benefits, such as shopping
excursions (where items were purchased for him at no extra charge),
and being taken out for meals. These additional
experiences and stimulation are important to his well-being.
The staff members also made voluntary visits to the hospital
on their own time while Dad was there. This kind of devotion
has been consistent during Dad's stay at this wonderful facility.
Surprise visits have always revealed that this exemplary care
is a way of life and not just an act for expected visits.
Karen's Board & Care has proven to be a blessing for our family
in regards to the exceptional care my father has always received.
We are extremely thankful to have found it."
am writing this testimonial to reaffirm my overall satisfaction
with your board and care facility. My mother, has been staying in
this facility since April 2004. The care she receives is perfect
for her physical and mental condition, exceeding
highest expectation. She couldn't be in a better situation.
I visit mom often and see the kind of care she receives. The staff
have been both professional and caring at the same time, making
the transition smooth for mom and me. In your facility she eats
and sleeps well in a friendly household setting. When I visit her,
I can tell that she is content. I believe my mother would suffer
in a different type of facility, such as a nursing home."
- Susan Scott
"Dear Marty and Clarita,
Thank you for everything you have done and are doing for my dad and me. You've gone above and beyond, for sure. L'Shanah Jovah. Have dinner out on me (and desserts' in the bag!)"
- Monica Moorman
"Dear Clarita and Marty,
Thank you for having our mom in your home for the past 3 years. We know she have been shown love and kindness throughout her time there.
- Jan and Barb (Jan Elliott, Barbara Britton)
"Clarita and Marty,
We appreciate all you have done for Sylvia throughout the years. Thanks for everything.
- Judy Monassero
"Dear Marty and Clarita,
Thank you so much for taking good care of my mom. She is doing a lot better in your place with more socialization. I also appreciate the love and caring attention of your staff.
- Dana Hass