California Senior Living – LOCAL Senior Living Experts
Whether you are searching for immediate help or care in the future, we can help:
• There is NO FEE for our services
• Our specialists match you with the right senior care option based on your budget, care needs, and location
• We are your advocates throughout this important transition. Request info via email or call us at (805) 405-2411 any time. We are here for you!
Our team of Local Experts:
Marianne Knight, Community Relations Director
Marianne Knight is a graduate of Cal State University Northridge with a degree in Health Administration. She has been working in the assisted living industry for over twenty years. Starting her career as an administrator of care facilities, she was responsible for the implementation of quality control in the direct care setting, and assisted to create policies for the care of those residents in specialized memory care and Alzheimer’s facilities. Many of these policies are still used industry-wide today. She and her husband Ken Knight started California Senior Living in 2001, Ventura County’s first, locally-based free referral service for seniors. Families in our community seeking senior care services contact California Senior Living daily. The Knights focus on providing referrals to only quality senior care organizations, and are proud to offer this free service to the community.
Marianne has been a member of the Executive Board of the Ventura County Homecare Association since 2010, and the Knights continue to support local organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Association and Senior Concerns. California Senior Living was also presented with the Ventura County Star’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2014 as one of the county’s Favorite Senior Care Services of area residents. Ken and Marianne have two children and are caregivers to aging parents. The Knights are both lifelong residents of Ventura County.
Ken Knight, Family Services Coordinator
Ken is a graduate of Chico State University and earned his B.S. in Business Administration.
Before co-founding California Senior Living, Ken spent nearly ten years educating teachers and administrators of school systems on how to plan for quality retirement and healthcare services. Ken quickly learned that families need advocacy and trusted advice when planning for their own care, and also assisting their aging loved ones.
In 1997, Ken’s father was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Ken became a caregiver and a great support for both of his parents as they experienced this life-changing transition. Ken’s personal experience and professional background are necessary qualities for someone who works with families every day, guiding them toward their options, and being a trusted advocate.
Bonnie Meyer RN, BSN, Healthcare Coordinator
Bonnie joined California Senior Living in 2015 as Healthcare Coordinator. She assists with assessments of clients’ needs whether it in the comfort of their own home, or bedside in the hospital setting. Bonnie is committed to promoting the best care alternative for the patients and families she meets with. Bonnie is a cum laude graduate of Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing 1984 in Pleasantville, NY. She worked extensively in psychiatric and mental health nursing and applied her skills for a number of years to in-patient psychiatric nursing. At one point she was asked to help develop an Outpatient Treatment program for the elderly at Charter Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California. Since 1994 Bonnie has worked exclusively with the senior population in both in and out patient psychiatric settings as well as assisted living nursing administration both here in Thousand Oaks and the surrounding areas. Bonnie lives in Thousand Oaks and has two grown children, one a psychologist and one a veterinary technician. Everyone takes care of the less fortunate.
The following are some community resources:
Alzheimer’s Association – Central Coast
Assistance for those diagnosed with Alzhiemer’s Disease and their caregivers.
Adult day care center
Mary Health of the Sick
Skilled nursing facility in Newbury Park
Camarillo Health Care District
Community health, wellness and safety services, including screening and classes
Ventura County Homecare Association
An organization of local health care dedicated to provide the highest qulity care and supporting the home health care industry through education and advocacy.
Ventura County Veteran Service Offices Information
Printed information about your local Veteran Service office locations and hours.