Services and Amenities
Umenoki Home is an independent living arrangement for the elderly.
Our Japanese-speaking staff delivers 24-hour personalized care for a wide variety of needs - from short-term respite to long-term and hospice care - in a secure home-like setting.
Individualized care
Care givers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Care is tailored for an individual's needs to maintain a focus on the safety and comfort of each resident. The staff is sensitive to the challenges that occur with age, and report changes in a resident's overall health and condition.

Care-giving Highlights
Japanese and English-speaking care-givers available 24x7
Full-time Registered Nurse monitors health and wellness
Twice daily group exercise and individual rehab (according to needs) led by an in-house physical therapist
Three Japanese-style meals daily plus afternoon tea and snacks
Special dietary accommodations, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
Maximum of 14 residents
Private and semi-private rooms
Assistance with activities of daily living (including bathing, dressing, grooming and administering medications)
Doctors, nurses and therapists may visit by appointment
On-site living quarters for many of the staff
Unrestricted visitation hours and no outgoing restrictions

Health and Wellness Activities
Beautifully-landscaped Japanese garden and picnic area
Family-style dining
Japanese language television (NHK) and movie night
Weekly laundry service including linens, towels and personal clothing
Professional housekeeping services
Holiday celebrations and seasonal activities (both Japanese and American)
Vegetable- and fruit-picking
Church services, festivals, weekly bingo and senior activities such as luncheons, exercise classes, and crafts are offered next door at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church.
Together with you
At Umenoki Home, the residents' families stay right in the center of their management to make it a better place for their loved ones. Families are never left out and are constantly updated on Umenoki Home, its residents and staff.

We encourage families to host parties and celebrations at Umenoki Home and to decorate the common areas for the occasion. And we offer indoor and outdoor areas for you to share tea or meals with your loved ones.
wish you were living with your grandchildren?
Umenoki Home is hosting student volunteers and training interns from Japan. They enliven the atmosphere with their youthful enthusiasm and good cheer and provide much-needed inter-personal interaction with the residents. The student-interns live in the dormitory next to the home and help the residents day and night.
How we work
As an independent living arrangement for the elderly, Umenoki Home is exempt from the state's Community Care Licensing regulations, which means that it is not a facility. It is the private residence of each tenant.

Therefore, under the Alameda County Social Welfare Program, residents may receive IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services) from the County that are only available to those who live in his/her own home.

Residents and/or their guardians become household employers of the Umenoki care providers. Thus, each guardian is responsible for the supervision and provision of care for their respective resident.

Each family makes appropriate decisions regarding the course of care including when medical intervention is necessary and when to transfer a resident to another facility when they feel that it is time for more comprehensive care.
What is SSI?
Security Income)
“Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes).”

*Please visit the Social Security Administration for more information at
What is IHSS?
(In-Home Supportive Service)
“The IHSS Program may help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind.

Because Umenoki Home is considered a private residence, you may be able to receive IHSS from the Alameda County Social Welfare Program.

The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.

*Please visit the California Department of Social Services at
Contact us!
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