Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara Steals The Show at Integral Senior Living Award Ceremony

Integral Senior Living, our parent company, recently hosted an awards ceremony designed to recognize communities for excellent leadership and service in 2020. From those that received the best online reviews to those with the highest levels of resident and family satisfaction, these awards recognized the best and brightest in the ISL family across the country. We are proud to announce … Read More

Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara staff, residents get first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Celebratory balloons adorned the outside of the facility at 1820 De la Vina St. as Oak Cottage residents and employees received their first shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. “Our residents and our staff are champions,” Executive Director Andrea Katz said. “We have gotten this far, and now we will be able to persevere through COVID as we have been.” Oak Cottage partnered … Read More

Is It Time for Specialized Residential Care?

       “There are many reasons why one might have to place a loved one in a home but time and time again the caregivers will blame themselves. Self-blame, which springs from the false belief that one falls short of expectations, adds to caregiver stress, guilt, and depression. It is important to remember that there are two parts to this equation—the … Read More