A Casa Rhoda 1

341 Santa Rosalia Avenue

Currently Casa Rhoda One is home to six seniors — both men and women — along with the resident caregiving staff.


Merla De La Pena, cousin of Norma Demonteverde, is the principal family caregiver.

Ernesto De La Pena (Merla’s husband) and two additional caregivers are the secondary caregivers who rotate shifts in the home.


4 private rooms, 1 shared
1 private room available to those who, for health reasons, are confined to bed Can accommodate hospice patients


Fruit trees, orchid collection, vegetable garden, gardens front and back, private rooms only, shared bathrooms, back fountain for bird bathing, and Wi-Fi, free cable television in each room, homey kitchen and elegant marble floors in dining and living room.


Emergency pull station in the home and emergency response system in each room, all exit doors have egress alarms. In the event of a fire emergency or need to evacuate the residence, the Fire Department is apprised of status of residents, especially those confined to their bed.

Caregiving Team

Great attention is paid to selecting caregivers for the Casa Rhoda Homes. Currently, every Casa Rhoda Home is the permanent residence of at least one of the immediate Demonteverde family.

Lead Caregivers

Editha (Angel) Blancaflor

Caregiving Professionally 3 Years

Angel provided care for both her mother and father. Angel has worked professionally in hospital settings but considers her work for Casa Rhoda to be an honor.

Erna Rivera

Caregiving Professionally 19 Years

Erna provided care for her mother. Erna says it feels good helping elderly people and she has a caring heart. She loves being with seniors.

Luz M. Anguaiano

Caregiving Professionally 15 Years

Luz says that she happily took care of her grandmother who lived to be 104! Luz loves providing care for seniors and helping them.

Merla De LaPena

Caregiving Professionally 4 Years

Merla provided care for her mother and father. Merla enjoys activities with the elderly and works to help support her family.

Nancy Garcia

Caregiving Professionally 8 Years

Nancy provided care for her mother and father. Nancy finds that working with seniors makes her happy. She enjoys her work.

Our Properties

A Casa Rhoda 1

341 Santa Rosalia Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

A Casa Rhoda 2

165 Santa Ana Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

A Casa Rhoda 3

126 Santa Ana Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

A Casa Rhoda 4

112 Santa Ana Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Our Client Testimonials

My father lived at Casa Rhoda #3 for the last all-most two years of his life. This was by far the best-Assisted Living care home of the four in which he lived in the last seven years of his life

We will be forever thankful that you were such a special part of our lives at a time when we needed support.

Our family has been blessed with your support. We wish you all God's blessings.

We hope that Casa Rhoda will continue to be the "bright ray of sunshine" that you are for all the lives you touch.