"My mom was in assisted living before she was hospitalized with an infection. She then went to a skilled nursing facility before we had to decide whether to send her back to assisted living or to a board and care home. We eventually decided a board and care would be more suited to her needs and we were referred to Blue Skies Ranch by an agency. From the moment I called Eilene(the owner), I knew this was the right decision. Eilene is a lovely caring person and took excellent care of my mother in her last months. Eilene previously had taken care of her elderly mother and knew what families needed wasn't always available. She started the Blue Skies Ranch and redid the home. It is beautifully decorated and always smelled nice. It is also on a quiet street in a nice area. Eilene is also an RN and was not only compassionate, she loved spending time with my mother. She also lives in the home with the residents. My mom loved her and loved the ranch and Eilene's daughter Shannon. The caretakers played games with the tenants in the living room and let residents help pick their meals. All of the meals were served with such beautiful dishes and always looked wonderful. Eilene would spend hours watching tv with my mom and chatting with her. It is a smaller board and care with only 3-4 residents at a time. I would highly recommend it for anyone that needs more care than they can get at home. I also felt much safer having her there than in a larger facility due to the pandemic. My mom was able to visit with the other residents and play games and watch tv since there were only 3 of them. They also have a nice area set up outside for visiting. I highly recommend Blue Skies Ranch!"
"I think my biggest fear, as a grown adult, was what will happen if my Mom becomes unable to take care of herself? That big fear came to life when my Mom took a bad step at her home. She lived all alone and it took hours before someone found her on the floor. She was admitted to the hospital, then a skilled nursing facility for PT. I did not want her going back to a skilled nursing facility. First, because of the Pandemic she could not have any visitors. Second, most of those facilities smell like urine, the food is horrible and the care is not what I wanted for my Mom. When I was told she had to be moved, but she couldn’t go home because she could not walk, I was lost. What was I going to do? I knew at 86 and with her medical conditions, if she went into a Nursing Home she would never come out alive. Then I heard about the option of a Board and Care. I really didn’t know what that was but, I was told it would be the best place for my mom at this time. I got a couple of referrals and decided I would go check them out.
My first option was Blue Skies Ranch, in Tarzana. I knew this was about 5 miles from my Mom’s home and she knew the area well. This way she wouldn’t feel lost in her new home surroundings. I called and spoke with Eilene, the and owner and who also happens to be a RN.. After just a few minutes I felt extremely comfortable and at ease about my mom going to live there. Eilene was so sweet, understanding, caring and put my mind at ease. I just knew this was the ideal place for my mom. The next step was to meet her in person and check out Blue Skies Ranch. It is located in a lovely neighborhood.
Eilene came out to meet with me. All I can say is, what a “Gem” she is. She explained everything to me. By talking with Eilene on the phone and now in person it only reinforced this was the place for my Mom.
I took a tour of Eilene’s home and was so impressed, It was decorated nicely. It was immaculately clean without the usual smells of a skill nursing facilities or hospital. If felt and looked just like a home. There was only going to be 3 or 4 guests and Mom would have her own room. I took a look at what would be Moms room and could picture Mom living there. I have never ever regretted having my Mom move to Blue Skies Ranch.
Eilene is so positive, loving, caring and always looking out for my mom as if she was her own mother. Eliene takes the time to make a special connection with all her patients and their families.
Another “gem” at Blue Skies Ranch is Eilene’s daughter Shannon. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree…She has the same admirable qualities as Eilene. She is so much help and really makes my mom feel loved and important. The rest of Eilene’s staff is equally as loving and caring.
There are really no words that would do justice to the way Eilene’s runs her Board and Care. She takes amazing care of all her patients. She makes all her patient feel like they are in their own homes. She keeps her home spotless and smelling so good. She lets her tenants chime in about meal choices. When she makes meals she even lets my mom help in the kitchen. They play games in the front room. They watch TV together and most important they are able to sit outside and enjoy our beautiful weather here in sunny, California. I couldn’t be more HAPPY about my moms care and the way my mom feels about living at Blue Skies Ranch.
If you want only the very best for your Loved one, you need to make sure you call Eilene at Blue Skies Ranch. Make arrangements to have your Mother, Dad or Friend spend their final days in comfort and in hands of great loving care."
"There are no words to describe what an amazing place this is or how incredible of a human being Eilene Krakover, the owner, is. It's never an easy decision to have to move someone you love into a care facility, but, Eilene made it as good of an experience as it could have possibly been. I will be forever grateful to her, her daughter Shannon, and the rest of the staff for the wonderful care they took of one of my best friends, Michael. From the second I moved him into Blue Skies Ranch until the day he passed away, it was the best thing I could have ever done for him. From the moment he set foot in the door, he was showered with love and warmth, and treated like a member of the family. The house itself is beautiful and inviting, right down to the potpourri scents apparent as soon as you walk in the door. Home cooked meals tailored to the residents' tastes and needs is just one of the ways Blue Skies goes above and beyond. With an expansive back yard and little dogs running around, everything about Blue Skies Ranch makes you feel at home. I truly cannot think of a better place for a loved one who is no longer able to live at home. Thank you, Eilene, Shannon and the rest of the staff, from the bottom of my heart for all you did for Michael. I will never be able to adequately express my gratitude and appreciation for giving him a loving home to live out his last days. For anyone looking for a care facility, look no further. There is no place better than Blue Skies Ranch!"
"I think the house at Blue Skies Ranch is magnificent. Very open, lots of light and sunshine. My mom has been with Eilene for about 5 months. My mom is hard to please but loves Eilene, the owner and manager. Her needs are taken care of on time and with sensitivity. I recommend Blue Skies Ranch strongly."
"Blue Skies Ranch was a fantastic place for my mother. The living conditions are exemplary, and the staff truly caters to each clients needs. Not only could I visit my mother with ease, but I could also be sure that she was receiving the best care even when I wasn’t around. I was delighted to have a place where my mother could feel like a normal person, living in a normal house, surrounded by people and activity. The final stage of life is not an easy journey for anyone, not for my mother, not for me or my family, but finding a good assisted living provider certainly helps to ease the stress. I would certainly recommend Blue Skies Ranch to anyone looking for quality assisted living."
"Thank you so much for all you do to take care of Michael. Your place is so lovely, just idyllic for a place to feel calm and cared for. I am so happy he is safe and comfortable with you. Thanks again."
"My mom is very comfortable living at Blue Skies Ranch and I am so thankful for the great care Eilene takes of my mom! This board and care exceeded all the others that I toured. Honestly, the other ones smelled like pee as if the care giver wasn’t taking care of the residents and I expect top care and quality for my family at a reasonable price. Thank you so much to Blue Sky Ranch for providing all of this and more at a healthy luxury home."
"Beautiful home and knowledgeable staff! While searching for residential care for my father, I visited Blue Skies Ranch. It's at the top of my list!"
"Would certainly recommend for anyone looking to place their parent/loved one in a residential care home. Staff and the owners are very professional and genuinely care about their residents. Feels like home and has a very welcoming environment."
"This facility is wonderful for anyone looking for care of a loved one, staff is kind and attentive. The facility is beautiful and feels like home!"