I have looked at Healthcare from both sides now. For forty plus years I worked in the medical dental fields. Three years ago my perspective changed. I suffered from a heart attack, kidney failure, joint replacement, infections, surgeries, etc. Each hospital discharge was followed by rehab/recovery facilities. Now I am on the inside looking out. Yes, there are agencies that monitor and rank their level of care at brick and mortar buildings.My current stay at Cherry Blossom excels beyond all because of the hands that heal and hearts that love.
From a Current Resident September 6, 2017
On Sept. 23 we attended the open house at Cherry Blossom, Yuba City. What an extraordinary event. High school Key Club volunteers, music, prizes, fabulous food and a decorated festive environment. The care and time put into the planning and execution of this event demonstrated the commitment of the administration and the entire staff and of the community to the well-being of our senior population.
While the day was laudable and cause for commendation, we want to share our thoughts on other aspects of our experiences at Cherry Blossom.
Our first exposure to Cherry Blossom was with Gregory Greene. He had a positive attitude toward residents and a willingness to help us understand this new experience in our and our mother’s lives. With a welcoming, kind and informative manner, he made the transition from skilled nursing to Cherry Blossom very manageable, if not easy.
Though the intake was important, it is what has happened since admission that has exceeded our expectations. From day one the staff has been wonderful. Every staff member who has had exposure to our mother, Norma Donaldson, has been concerned, affable, conversational and professional. They have gotten to know our mother, her idiosyncrasies, preferences, and have daily provided the familial care we would hope for those we love.
The staff work as a team, doing all that is necessary to ensure residents are well cared for. They are well informed about medical, social and emotional issues affecting aged residents. This type of cohesion and execution of mission only happens when there is outstanding leadership. Audrey Smith is the prime reason Cherry Blossom is successful. She is the force behind the organization and delivery of services.
This “force” is not exhibited in a demanding or overbearing manner, but in her focus, sincere care for residents, and amazing dedication. We visit almost daily at unpredictable times; Audrey is always there. She knows the residents. She knows how to keep us informed and calm as we deal with this new phase in our mother’s life. She is knowledgeable, caring, approachable and, if you ask us, one of Cherry Blossom's most valuable employees.
As we said earlier, the day was a great experience. It exemplifies everything we have experienced to date: a dedicated staff; supreme leadership; and a caring environment where our mother can flourish.
The renovated building is only a facade, but it is a shining expression of a well-run facility in which we are proud to have our mother reside. It is a community resource worthy of recognition.
Lynn Donaldson October 1, 2017
A wonderful place - great remodeling - it’s so bright - my mom resides here and yes, she’s happy and contented - I really like it and there are very good workers here and I really like the entire staff - the services my mom gets is excellent and I truly appreciate everything that is done - I would recommend Cherry Blossom.
Natalie Sherman October 10, 2017
My son lives here and is very happy with the care he receives. It is comforting to know that he is in a safe environment and well taken care of. The employees are of the highest quality. I would highly recommend Cherry
Frances Harris October 17, 2017
Beautiful facility, with caring staff and management. I would recommend Cherry Blossom to anyone in need of care for a loved one and/or family member.
Karen Williams October 21, 2017
Your facility came highly recommended by my daughter who is a local care at Home RN/ Supervisor. My parents are in good hands here and this is very appreciated. Having the care and attention that they deserve is fantastic.
Thank you CB staff.
Betty Doud October 28, 2017