Reviews of Pacific Gardens
Average Rating: based on 4 Reviews
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My mother has been living in Pacific Gardens since March. It's like a home only better. The staff are very nice. Mother has great activities there and the food is good. I think it's an excellent facility.
I am a friend or relative of resident
My mother moved to assisted living in her early 90s. A friend of hers also moved to PG. The staff worked to help them each stay independent as long as possible. At 95 Mom is now in the Memory Care Unit receiving Hospice Care. Some of the aides caring for her have known her since she moved there. I have been impressed with the consistent concern for the residents' welfare. Of course over the years there have been hiccups, but that's a natural part of life. Staff is helpful alnd responsive to family concerns. They continue to update resources available to residents. They recently added a Wii activity center and transformed a little used lounge to a screening room with monster screen & individual leather seats.
Large, incredibly beautiful building, designed with outside light in mind. The location is also in a good, easily accessible area, with a lot of trees and landscaping. The founder works there and is very involved in overseeing the care and comfort at the place. The rooms are niceâ€”not sterile, and painted nicely, with comforting details. Really good foodâ€”healthy and prepared by chefs onsite. There are dining rooms, and three meals a day available. There is a spacious outside area for residents to gather and walk around in, and an exercise room staffed by physical therapists. There are also a lot of scheduled activities for residentsâ€”including pet therapy, indoor bowling, supervised walks, and crafts. Computer equipment is also provided for residents to use. There is a memory care unit, with very well trained staff who understand how to interact with the residents there and who provide appropriate activities and care.
Friend or relative of resident
My former English teacher lives here, and I've visited her many times. She is 92 and very happy here. In fact, she runs a monthly book group for former students in one of the very pleasant lounge areas here. When you walk in the door, you're greeted by music by Frank Sinatra. The decor is that of a four-star hotel, and the food is tasty and sophisticated. I've eaten in the dining room several times and never felt that I was getting institutional food. The individual units (studios and one-bedrooms) have fridges, kitchen sinks, bathrooms and microwaves. My friend furnished hers with things from her former apartment, but the units come furnished as well. Staff is energetic and the turnover rate is very low. My friend loves the staff and is tutoring a couple of them in literature (every staffer I've met here speaks English well). A van is available to take residents grocery shopping, to the bank, etc. There is a separate dementia facility.
Location of Pacific Gardens
Features of Pacific Gardens
- Cable ready
- Emergency Call System
- Phone ready
- Temperature Controls
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Guest meals
- Guest room
- Room service
- 24-hour Security at Entrance