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Home Care In Yountville, CA

Home Care Yountville, CA

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Site of George Yount's Blockhouse gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Yountville, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“Stephanie DeMartile has been an absolute pleasure to work with! She's very kind, knowledgeable and patient. Her experience makes for a smooth process. If you're thinking of choosing Always Best Care, let this be your sign to move forward! Highly recommend.”

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“Our sister was under the care of Stephanie DeMartile and her team and received superb service. We couldn’t have asked for better care during her last days. We would highly recommend ABC to anyone seeking professional and loving care for themselves or their loved ones. We had our sister in several other facilities and she received very poor care until we got her home. The home care was wonderful! When it came time for her to enter the hospice part of the program, we were amazed at how loving and caring Stephanie’s team treated her. She was allowed to die pain free and with dignity. We were sad but grateful she had such great care and support in her end days.”

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“Always Best Care is such an amazing company. Helping meet our seniors needs and guiding families through this exhausting process of needing care, finding care at home and then even helping finding long term solutions once things escalate past home needs! Stephanie DeMartile is very responsive, knowledgeable & helpful. Thank goodness for her experience to guide us through this process. She is a jewel. I can honestly say she is the main reason I keep coming back to Always Best Care!”

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“It was Christmas day when my In laws had fallen and both were in the hospital. There was alot on problems with their care and services available but the one thing the hospital did right was by giving us Always Best Care. Stephanie DeMartile let me know what the costs and options were available. She made all the calls to find a care home that was affordable clean and could accommodate a couple. . She took a huge weight off my shoulders. Her service was the best, other services just gave me places to call. Thank you!”

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“I am a current client of this provider I have someone to walk with since I was in the hospital because I fell when walking. I like the fact that I have someone to walk with me. There are little things that would not happen without the caregiver. In the beginning, several people came out, and then it settled on two providers. I think they needed more consistency at the beginning.”

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“After my Dad came to live with us rather suddenly it became clear that we would need some help in the home. I was very apprehensive about having "strangers" in my home while my husband and I went to work. Trusting anyone else to care for my Dad was a huge leap for me. Lori came and did the intake evaluation and I immediately felt comfortable with her. She met Dad and was so gracious and personable with him. We needed help right away and Always Best Care did their very best to fill our time slots quickly. This was where there were a few bumps but I would encourage anyone to be patient with the process. We got a great rhythm of care going for Dad and he would daily ask "who's coming today?" Jessica would pop bye and check on him. Always so attentive to REALLY knowing how he was doing. He loved their chats. Tenesha and Carolyn became like family in our home. My fears of in home care, trusting others with my home and Dad quickly faded away with the dedicated and genuine care giving he received. We are forever grateful.”

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“I am a past client of this provider She bathed and washed her up. She took care of her hygiene. The home care provider Shelby was proficient and well-trained.”

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“I am a current client of this provider It helps me because I can't be there for my mom every day, and it helps her with cleaning. I would recommend them because they are very organized and professional. They are flexible and compassionate.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They work really hard for me because my life is very hectic and crazy. They are very professional, hardworking individuals.”

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“I am a current client of this provider The caregiver only comes in once a week, but she provides excellent care. She is like part of the family when she is here. They're dependable, reliable, and have excellent customer service and care. They've been outstanding in every aspect and they've never let me down.”

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“I am a past client of this provider They could have put their rates down a little bit. I used them for 2 days, but it was too expensive.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They help by readjusting the schedule if needed. I would recommend them because they are helpful, and they know exactly what I need.”

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“I am a current client of this provider The interaction has been helping her the most. I like that we can make a list of what we need and that is what we are provided.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They help me more than they help my husband, it gives me some relief. I'd recommend them because they always follow up, the follow-up in the office is good.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They look for things to do when everything else is done. They do a good job of getting the caregivers here, and they are excellent caregivers.”

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“I am a past client of this provider The therapist was very positive and encouraging to get me moving. I liked the nurses and physical therapists.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They have made my life a lot easier. I don't have to do everything for myself now. I would like to see them improve at getting a caregiver who will be able to physically take care of me. My caregiver is a little lady, and I am a bigger lady so I think it would be better if they matched me with a bigger caregiver.”

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“I am a current client of this provider The care is helping, and the client is happy. It has let me get the rest I need and peace of mind. The training for the caregiver could be better, she was not as knowledgeable as they said she was.”

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“I am a current client of this provider She works well with my wife. We are satisfied with their help.”

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“I am a current client of this provider The services have helped me the most with keeping up with my target. I like that they are professional.”

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“I recently was faced with the dilemma of addressing care needs for my father. A very good friend recommended that I contact Always Best Care of Vacaville for assistance. What a godsend! Stephanie DeMartile made a daunting task manageable. She clearly explained my options for care and walked me through every step of the process even going as far as physically running down paperwork and visiting facilities when I was unable to. Truly exceptional service. I highly recommend her.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They meet my needs perfectly. I like that they have friendly people. They are on time.”

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“Lori Yeager, Came to my house to sign me up the service, she was incredible, very knowledgeable and thorough in every thing to about the service. I was very pleased and excited to start the service ????”

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“I am a past client of this provider I am a past client of Always Best Care from Feb 2017. My ABC care coordinator was Sierra Washington in Vacaville. She did an excellent job. She's very experienced and professional. The only problem I had with ABC was the fact that they only had one home care person in my area (Rio Vista), Maria, who did a great job when she was here. Unfortunately, her schedule was very limited. Hopefully, ABC has found additional home care people in the meantime.”

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“I am a past client of this provider An excellent company with professional staff. Excellent follow-up too!”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Yountville, CA?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

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At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Yountville, CA

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Yountville Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local The French Laundry or visit Napa Valley Museum, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Yountville, CA

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Yountville, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your CA's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Yountville, CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Napa Valley Adventist Retire
  • Veterans Home of California, Yountville
  • Veterans Home Administration
  • Holiday Redwood Retirement Residence
  • The Inn on Villa Lane
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Yountville, CA 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Jennifer Rose Joins Poetry Inn As Hotel Manager

The wine country hospitality veteran first came to work in Napa Valley in 1995 for a role at the Culinary Institute of America.Patch StaffYOUNTVILLE, CA — A wine country hospitality veteran has joined the team at Poetry Inn in Yountville, according to an announcement Tuesday from Jason Lede, director of communications at Poetry Inn and the adjacent Cliff Lede Vineyards.Jennifer Rose, who has nearly three decades of diverse experience in the luxury hospitality, wine, travel and culinary industries, now serves as h...

The wine country hospitality veteran first came to work in Napa Valley in 1995 for a role at the Culinary Institute of America.

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YOUNTVILLE, CA — A wine country hospitality veteran has joined the team at Poetry Inn in Yountville, according to an announcement Tuesday from Jason Lede, director of communications at Poetry Inn and the adjacent Cliff Lede Vineyards.

Jennifer Rose, who has nearly three decades of diverse experience in the luxury hospitality, wine, travel and culinary industries, now serves as hotel manager for Poetry Inn where she is committed to ensuring guests experience the highest level of tranquility, luxury and service during their stay, Lede said.

Rose is a California native who was born in Pasadena and grew up in the Bay Area. In 1995, she relocated to Napa Valley to pursue a role as the executive assistant to the president of the Culinary Institute of America, just as the organization was inaugurating the Greystone campus in St. Helena. Throughout her seven-year tenure there, Rose ascended through various roles in marketing, public relations and special events, each nurturing her deep-rooted passion for the world of food, wine and hospitality and further solidifying her love for one of its global epicenters, Napa Valley.

In 2003, she launched the Provenance Winery Visitor Center as director of hospitality for the Chalone Wine Group. Later, upon the group’s acquisition by Diageo, she transitioned to the role of sales manager for Domaine Chandon. Over a decade in this position, Rose managed trade, media, special events, community and hotel concierge relations, and more for both Domaine Chandon and Newton Vineyards. Concurrently, she was elected to and served a two-year term as the vice president of the Yountville Chamber of Commerce.

In her most recent endeavor, Rose assumed the role of opening general manager for the privately owned luxury vacation estate Château de Ninis in Sonoma. As the founding general manager, she struck a balance between hospitality, vineyard management and wine, seamlessly blending her professional experience with her personal interests.

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“With extensive industry experience and a deep understanding of the luxury travel landscape in Napa Valley and beyond, Jennifer possesses the unique ability to anticipate each guest’s perspective,” Lede said. "We look forward to working with her to further Poetry Inn's reputation for unparalleled hospitality.

Poetry Inn was opened by Cliff Lede in 2005, creating the only overnight accommodation in the Stags Leap District area of Napa Valley. Accessible only to registered guests by way of a steep gated drive, Poetry Inn is the ultimate wine country sanctuary for those seeking privacy with the tailored service of a personal concierge. Designed by noted architect Howard Backen, no two rooms at Poetry Inn share a wall, and each room offers sweeping views of the Napa Valley from above from a private terrace complete with an outdoor shower. In 2021, the property underwent a full stunning interior design refresh with Erin Martin Design. Each guest’s experience is individually tailored to their needs. Poetry Inn’s treatment room is one of the most tranquil and intimate spaces in all of wine country. Therapists can be arranged for massages, facials and a host of other treatments. Visit poetryinn.com for more.

Tiki Dreams: From Far-Away Fantasy to Pop-Culture Phenomenon

Napa Valley Museum Yountville Presents: “Tiki Dreams: From Far-Away Fantasy to Pop-Culture Phenomenon”MAIN GALLERY ? May 20 - December 31, 2023- - -Tiki Dreams: From Far-Away Fantasy to Pop-Culture PhenomenonMore than Mai Tais and swizzle sticks: Learn how California’s iconic tiki lounges and restaurants, including many in the Bay Area, inspired a global art and design movement.Tiki is an art, design and cultural movement dating back to the pre-WWII era, when visionary California restaurat...

Napa Valley Museum Yountville Presents: “Tiki Dreams: From Far-Away Fantasy to Pop-Culture Phenomenon”

MAIN GALLERY ? May 20 - December 31, 2023

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Tiki Dreams: From Far-Away Fantasy to Pop-Culture Phenomenon

More than Mai Tais and swizzle sticks: Learn how California’s iconic tiki lounges and restaurants, including many in the Bay Area, inspired a global art and design movement.

Tiki is an art, design and cultural movement dating back to the pre-WWII era, when visionary California restaurateurs created lavish Tiki Rooms evoking mysterious exotic lands, and which saw growing interest when soldiers brought home souvenirs from the South Pacific, and commercial air travel to Hawaii became common. Much of the history of the Golden Age of Tiki was written in the Golden State, in tiki lounges from Southern California’s Don the Beachcomber to iconic Bay Area outposts like Trader Vic’s and the Tonga Room. Curated by Baby Doe & Otto von Stroheim of Tiki Oasis, this exhibition illuminates California’s leading role in creating and defining Tiki as an American pop-culture phenomenon, showcasing artifacts from Northern California Tiki bars and restaurants, many of which have never been exhibited before. Works by contemporary Tiki artists will also be featured, celebrating the movement’s enduring influence and exciting future.

Monthly events featuring top speakers from the worlds of art, design & mixology will accompany the exhibition, including curated tastings showcasing current Tiki bars from the Bay Area. A companion exhibition in our virtual gallery will invite the community to share their favorite Tiki art, de?cor, and memories. A show catalog and curated collectible products will be available for purchase in the museum store. Some of the artwork on display will be for sale at the conclusion of the exhibit.

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Regular Museum Admission:

Members: entry is Free

Non-Member Adults (18 to under 65): $15

Non-Members Seniors (65+): $10

Youth (6–17): $5.00

Children (5 and under): Free

Admission is Free for residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military

This exhibition is not included with NARM membership, but members are welcome to visit our Spotlight & History Gallery exhibits. This exhibit IS included as part of the Museums On Us program through BofA/Merrill Lynch.

The Napa Valley Museum Yountville is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

Tiki Dreams is on exhibition in the Main Gallery, May 20 through December 31, 2023.

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It’s a total Tiki Takeover all year long; check out these great parties and events:

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PG&E Pipeline Inspection Underway From Napa To Yountville

As part of the work, glowing metal devices 25-35 feet tall are temporarily stored at sites along Highway 29 near Calistoga and Yountville.NAPA COUNTY, CA — Starting in May and continuing through June, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is conducting an internal inspection of its natural gas pipeline between Napa and Yountville.The inspections support the ongoing safe and reliable delivery of natural gas in the Napa area, and PG&E does not expect any disruption to natural gas service for customers while the work is con...

As part of the work, glowing metal devices 25-35 feet tall are temporarily stored at sites along Highway 29 near Calistoga and Yountville.

NAPA COUNTY, CA — Starting in May and continuing through June, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is conducting an internal inspection of its natural gas pipeline between Napa and Yountville.

The inspections support the ongoing safe and reliable delivery of natural gas in the Napa area, and PG&E does not expect any disruption to natural gas service for customers while the work is conducted, PG&E Spokesperson Megan McFarland told Patch.

PG&E is using In-Line-Inspection —ILI— technology for the inspection process. An innovative tool known as a Pipeline Inspection Gauge —PIG — travels through the pipeline looking for potential issues that can occur over time, such as dents and corrosion. This is a preferred inspection method because it does not require any digging and minimizes impacts on traffic, McFarland said.

Before an inspection begins, temporary devices are installed to maintain the flow of gas, which propel the tool through the pipeline. These devices also help reduce gas emissions and the risk of unplanned interruptions to customers’ gas service.

Starting in late May and continuing through June 2023, PG&E will be in the area conducting these safety inspections. During this time, customers may observe crews, trucks and other equipment while work is staged and conducted.

"We expect work will take place from the early morning hours through the early evening hours," McFarland said.

Tall Metal Devices Temporarily Stored Near Calistoga, Yountville

As part of this safety project, PG&E will temporarily stage equipment at Dunaweal Lane and Highway 29 near Calistoga and along Highway 29 south of Yount Mill Road near Yountville. The two sites will be used to operate enclosed combustion devices —ECDs— which consume natural gas to help generate additional gas flow in the pipeline.

The devices look like tall metal barrels that are 25-35 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The ECDs were expected to arrive Wednesday, May 24, and will be removed once the inspections are completed, McFarland said.

The devices will likely operate from early in the morning until late in the afternoon; a glow at the top of the devices may be visible, McFarland said. This is due to the process used to support the inspection tool.

"Since 2011, PG&E has been rigorously inspecting, replacing, and modernizing pipelines to proactively ensure the safety and reliability of its gas system," McFarland said. "Some of the newer technologies applied to the gas system include remote-control and automatic shut-off valves that can stop the flow of gas faster in an emergency and highly sensitive methane detection sensors that can track microscopic emissions."

Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll

Sip, savor and stroll in downtown Yountville on Saturday, May 20February 27, 2023, Yountville, CA – Yountville Arts presents the 11th Annual Art, Sip & Stroll, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Art, Sip & Stroll is an open-air event offering visitors and valley residents the opportunity to enjoy fine art, fine wine and great food in the heart of Napa Valley. There is no charge to enjoy the event, which is situated throughout the center of town and ample parking is available. O...

Sip, savor and stroll in downtown Yountville on Saturday, May 20

February 27, 2023, Yountville, CA – Yountville Arts presents the 11th Annual Art, Sip & Stroll, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Art, Sip & Stroll is an open-air event offering visitors and valley residents the opportunity to enjoy fine art, fine wine and great food in the heart of Napa Valley. There is no charge to enjoy the event, which is situated throughout the center of town and ample parking is available. Once parked, guests are encouraged to walk or use the free Yountville Bee Bus to travel throughout Town.

Stroll downtown Yountville’s Washington Street where over 50 juried artists, wineries, tasting rooms and live musical performances await attendees. For guests who find that perfect painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry or work of art in a variety of mediums, concierge services are available for shipping, wrapping and will call to hold items until the end of the event. Complete the day by purchasing an outdoor lunch on site from one of our featured food trucks and relax in one of the town’s park-like venues, or make reservations for lunch or dinner at one of Yountville’s celebrated restaurants at yountville.com/dining.

Don’t miss 2023 featured artist Ivan McLean’s sculptures in a unique Yountville Arts curated show – OUTSIDE IN. The Gallery at the Yountville Community Center will feature an exclusive open to the public show and exhibition of Ivan McLean’s original work. Meet Ivan in person at the Gallery, where all sculptures will be for sale during the event.

Guests can enjoy the art at no charge, or they can purchase an “Art, Sip & Stroll” tasting package for $40/pp which includes a glass with four wine tasting tokens to be used at any event wine tasting stop, plus a signed Ivan McLean Art, Sip & Stroll 2023 poster.

Pre-sale tasting packages for Art, Sip & Stroll 2023 are on sale now. Presale will end on May 17 or when sold out. Visit www.artsipstroll.com to purchase. Pre-Sale Tasting Packages can be picked up prior to the event at the Yountville Community Center (6516 Washington St.) Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 19 from 9 AM – 5 PM. On event day, Tasting Packages can be picked up at either the Yountville Community Center or Veterans Memorial Park Information / Will Call Booth.

The Art, Sip & Stroll event is presented by Yountville Arts and the Town of Yountville and is sponsored in part by the Inns & Hotels of Yountville, the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, and the Yountville Tourism Improvement District.

For more information, please visit www.artsipstroll.com.

About the Town of Yountville

The culinary heart of Napa Valley, the Town of Yountville is the ultimate wine country get-away. A walk-able village with gorgeous mountain views, a constellation of Michelin starred restaurants, luxury accommodations, and many of the Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries, Yountville marries a breath-taking setting and small-town ambiance with a sophisticated wine country lifestyle. The site of Napa Valley’s first planted grapevines, Yountville offers hot air ballooning, five sites on the National Register of Historic Places, unique shopping, golf, art galleries and performing arts. For further information, visit www.yountville.com, and follow Yountville to “Taste Life Here” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A Wine Country Dining Icon Closes in Yountville

After 13 years of Napa Valley fine dining, chef Richard Reddington will the close the doors on his eponymous restaurant, Redd, after service on October 7.The restaurant opened there as one of the tiny town of Yountville’s few upscale restaurants at the time, joining the French Laundry as an elevated dining destination.“I wasn’t going to come into Yountville and compete ...

After 13 years of Napa Valley fine dining, chef Richard Reddington will the close the doors on his eponymous restaurant, Redd, after service on October 7.

The restaurant opened there as one of the tiny town of Yountville’s few upscale restaurants at the time, joining the French Laundry as an elevated dining destination.

“I wasn’t going to come into Yountville and compete with Thomas Keller in the super fine dining realm, so I just wanted someplace that would be a little more casual, fine dining but not pretentious, and I wanted a fun bar to appeal to the locals,” Reddington told Eater SF in 2015, following a remodel of the restaurant to mark ten years in business.

Buoyed by cocktails and a deep wine list, Redd became a hangout for locals and tourists alike over the years, with a cozy patio, small but busy bar, and menu of casual — but elevated — fine dining dishes. Signature dishes at Redd include glazed pork belly with apple puree, burdock, and soy caramel, and risotto with lobster, lemon confit, and white truffle oil; the pork belly bao served at the bar became a classic over the years.

Now, Reddington is ready to open a new chapter: He’s becoming bicoastal, building a home in upstate New York and splitting time with Yountville, where he will remain a partner in his casual Italian restaurant, ReddWood.

“I spent a lot of years running back and forth between the two restaurants, I would never miss a Saturday night,” Reddington told Eater. “As you get older, its like ‘what is really going to make me happy?’ At a certain point you gotta take a step back. Now I get to go watch my nieces play soccer and basketball. I’m trying to find a better balance.”

Reddington’s impact on Yountville’s dining scene can’t be underestimated. After working in some of the Bay Area’s best restaurants — including at Wolfgang Puck’s now-closed Postrio, as the opening chef at Traci Des Jardins’ Jardiniere, La Folie, and more — the chef was lured North by a good friend, chef Thomas Keller. Together, their restaurants have changed the landscape of the tiny town, which is now a destination for food-loving tourists from all over the world, and a draw for other culinary talents.

After 13 years, the recent death of Reddington’s business partner, and departure of key staff members, the chef felt that time was right to move on. The prime real estate that houses Redd will come up for grabs soon. “You can’t look back, you just look forward,” says Reddington. “It will be fun to walk into my restaurant and to see what it becomes; I just hope it’s not a chain.”

Reddington is currently working on a project in New York, something smaller and slower-paced than Redd. “For me, [closing Redd] is a positive thing,” says Reddington. “You have to close one door before you can open another.”

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