Carefield Living Completes $6M Renovation Project in Salinas, California

SALINAS, Calif. — Carefield Living has completed a $6 million renovation of Madonna Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care in Salinas, approximately 60 miles south of San Jose.

The Catholic Daughters of America originally developed and owned Madonna Gardens, then known as Madonna Manor. Upon acquisition of the property, Carefield embarked on this renovation project that included:

  • Converting part of the existing property to a secured memory care community
  • Expanding and remodeling the resident rooms
  • Adding walking paths, activity areas and outdoor seating to better utilize the property’s expansive lawn and garden areas
  • Redesigning a large central courtyard to accommodate separate memory care and assisted living patios with a fountain and fireplace
  • Preserving and repurposing eight large stained-glass panels from the original on-site chapel to frame an outdoor meditation garden
  • Adding a community garden, called the “Farm,” as well as raised planter beds for both the memory care and assisted living outdoor areas

Madonna Gardens Assisted Living offers a total of 88 private studio apartments for assisted living and memory care residents.

Based in Southern California, Carefield Living operates four existing assisted living and memory care communities and has another seven communities in development in the state.