Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn Assisted Living

1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC, 29307

Reviews of Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn | Assisted Living

26 Reviews

July 20, 2015

By Caring110954550

I visited this facility

Brookdale Skylyn was very nice and clean. They were very friendly, and the people seemed to be happy. I noticed a lot of people walking around, and there were a lot of activities going on. We encountered a lot of people in the hallways going to and fro. They seemed to be a vibrant place. I have eaten there, and the food was good. The dining room seems fine. I thought it was overall very nice. I know there was a keypad for the residents to come in after hours; we went in the front doors, and there was someone waiting there for us.
Provider Response
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June 29, 2015

By Cheryl110026250

I visited this facility

I enjoyed the visit, and Brookdale probably is the one that we will go to. The room is wonderful. It is spacious and clean, and the people there were so very nice. They were so willing to help. I have not been able to try their food, but I will be going back for a second visit, and maybe this time I will be able to try the food.

December 16, 2014

By Caring98814450

I visited this facility

We also went to Emeritus at Skylyn Place, and we enjoyed talking to the person in charge. They were renovating the apartments. The staff was excellent. We enjoyed the place, and the residents seemed busy.

October 16, 2014

By Caring96209250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus Sklyn were the first ones to contact me. The staff is fine; it’s just the facility itself is a little crowded. The rooms are very small. The rooms have two beds; it’s like being in a hospital, and I’m not impressed with the food. The staff was very good; I have no problem with the staff there, and that’s one of the reason I’m letting her stay there until I can get back as I’m out of town right now. I’ve got to try a place when I get back. There is a facility for the family to sit, but we have to go out of one building and into another building. The only problem I’ve got was the rooms are so small -- although they’re remodeling the place -- but still it’s small. The air is bad, and you’ve got four people sharing one bathroom.
Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns. The community leadership and the dining team is working hard to improve the quality of meals utilizing the new Brookdale dining program.

June 18, 2014

By Caring87366350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was at Emeritus at Skylyn Place for about two weeks. We were not happy with it, and in fact, we brought her home. We were very unhappy with the care that she was receiving. They did not have enough people to work. They were understaffed, and my mom had dementia and did not understand that she could not get up and walk, and so she fell at least once a day, and on some days, three times. They would just give her a lot of medication so that she was just completely out of it. She lost her dentures, and we went up one day and she had a pizza and a salad for lunch without her bottom dentures. I would not recommend this facility.

May 10, 2014

By Caring83141550

I visited this facility

We visited Emeritus. They showed us the dining room and an individual room. The rooms were fine. The one they showed us was a long way that you had to walk. My sister cannot walk; she was on her walker, and it was hard getting to the room. They were clean. The staff was fine. They had some crafts stuff going on. Probably within two or three miles, there are shopping centers and restaurants. There was an upfront cost of about $6,000 to $7,000, depending on how you were going to pay it, that we were not aware of. That was a turn-off, but that wouldn't have been a problem if we had known it.

April 26, 2014

By Thomas35

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Emeritus for my mom. I think that it is nice that the lady who is the director of Emeritus showed us around and talked to us, rather than just a secretary or somebody else. She actually takes time to answer all our questions and see what we think. I am really impressed so far because they are doing a really good job in keeping her really clean, and the lady who is actually doing her housekeeping does a wonderful job. I can say that in the assisted living part, they are staffed pretty well. We haven't had any issues where there isn't enough help. They offer rides to the doctor if you need one. They take them to Wal-Mart, and they have a weekly tour to the groceries. She hasn't gone to any of the outings, but at this time she says she is not ready for them, but they do them. They have church services that go along with her religious beliefs. The only thing that I can say is, if she can have telephone that is a little easier for her to use or for her to wear, because she has to have a nurse to help her call. Other than that, we are really pleased.

April 11, 2014

By William32

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus at Skylyn Place and it felt a little cramped. The staff who assisted me was very nice, and she was perfect for that role. She was an excellent conversationalist and a good listener. She picked up on everything that I said and had a way of expanding on it or drawing me out more by using what I said. She was a true professional. Overall, I was impressed with her. I saw people sitting around and talking. The facility was built very much like a residence. The rooms that I saw were nicely arranged rooms. There were rooms that people had been allowed to bring their own furnishings into, which made it homey.

January 31, 2014

By thenderson

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom has Alzheimer's and is in Emeritus. They are wonderful. It is not elaborate, but it is nice and clean. Mom is in an apartment with a little foyer and a kitchenette, which had counter, cabinets and refrigerator. Then there is living room area. They have their private bedrooms, which are spacious and a bathroom. The family of each person can come and have their privacy in the apartment. They can also meet in the TV room where they gather where they can talk. There is also a long hallway in the facility where there is piano. On the right there is a room that looks like an outdoor park. They have a mailbox there and they can walk on the patio. It is like a big family. The staff is good to the residents. They treat all of them the same. The really go out of their way and tell me how much they love my mom and the other people there. The nurses there even use their break time to pick up medicines for the people who didn't have any family. When mom first comes in there, she thought the building is on fire and she keeps going out but she didn't get hurt. Then she go into another room where she kick the window and re-arrange the furniture. They call me and tell me: "I just want to let you know how things are going. Your mom, I don’t really know what caused it, but she kicked out a window" and I say "Oh my gosh!". Then she says: "Then she moves some furniture in another room". I say: "Okay, tell me how long to get that window repaired". She says: "Oh, no. This is her journey. She is on a journey that she didn't understand. If something in her past that has come into reality then we'll have that one to face. You don't have to worry about it. We just want to let you know that she is okay. She didn't have any scratch or hurt anything when she kicked it out and she's fine". They know this is a journey that these people are in. And, each one has a different journey. The just follow the journey and if they get irritated, they just talk around it and try to get them to steer them to a happy direction. You don't find these kind of people everywhere. As long as mom is happy and I know that she is happy, then I am happy.

November 25, 2013

By Scott8

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus is really nice. The apartments that they have set aside for individuals in assisted living are really apartments. They're not just a bedroom so they consist of a living room, a bedroom, a kitchenette with refrigerator and a variety of different things that are in the apartment itself. They painted and replaced all the carpeting prior to my mom moving in. I did not have any problems with the staff. They've been very cooperative. They met with us when we've asked them to meet with us. They keep us informed all the time. I like the lady who's the care coordinator on the floor. The admissions lady was also wonderful. There are a variety of dining rooms within the place and what happens is that at her meals, she goes down to the dining room, she sits with a couple three other ladies and her meal is served to her by wait staff. They have a primary meal and then have an alternative. If you don't want the primary meal, they have an alternative. If the primary meal is a hot meal, then the alternative meal is a hot meal. If the primary meal is a cold meal, then the alternative is a cold meal. For example, if you don't like fried eggs and bacon, they have waffles as an example. Mom has said that the food is okay. She is not overly fond of it but she isn't overly fond of any food right now. She's 86 and frankly enough it didn't taste really good to her. She takes occupational and physical therapy. They also have a recreation coordinator that sets up a variety of activities every single week that are different throughout the facility so for example, they had a poet who came through and gave a reading of his poetry one day. There are always two or three activities listed for every single day. Some of them look kind of ughhh and others look reasonably good. They also have a huge activity room with pianos and they have their own library.

October 27, 2013

By Tami1

I visited this facility

The information that they provided was great. The tour was good, but I was not impressed with the facility. They took us to the memory care unit and the room that they showed us had a lot of damage. It wasn't maintained well. Few of the residents there looked they were not taken care of really well. Their clothes were wrinkled and their hair was everywhere and I really have issues with that. We asked about night time care and they told us that they have 24-hour care. I ask what do they do if the residents get into trouble at night because they don't have any call button and they said that they will just look into a couple of hours which to me for somebody who has memory issues that is not enough. Another thing that concerned me greatly was that they told me not to be surprised if one day I would visit my mother-in-law there and I would be seeing somebody else's is wearing her clothes or jewelry which I think that is not acceptable. It's part of their job to make sure that the residents keep their own stuff. Their philosophy was right on target, but their product was not.

October 21, 2013

By Melissa7

I visited this facility

Emeritus was very clean and nice. The staff was very helpful and the residents are very sociable. We liked the price but it didn't work out.

September 30, 2013

By Dianne8

I visited this facility

Since Skylyn Place has a memory care facility, we opted this place for my mom. It was also the one closest to us. Right now she is on their waiting list. They have apartments that are basically the same as with the assisted living part of the facility. They also have two-bedroom apartments. The difference is that their memory care is a lockdown facility for Alzheimer's patients. The staff was very nice during my visit. They told us that they have activities in their memory care unit. What I like best for this facility? Well, I'm just glad that they've got a memory care unit. There's not that many of them around. Also the price is reasonable.

September 19, 2013

By MD1

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Skylyn Place is definitely a close second amongst the facilities I considered for my mother. It was a little farther away from the family and it had less square footage for the accommodation that we wanted for her. I had to be honest, this facility was built earlier than the other one we visited, and so the age of the building was older; however, they did a wonderful job of maintaining it. For the quality of everything, I was kind of surprised at the price point. It was so affordable because they had done so much refurbishing and even now, they're still working on that. It is very reasonably priced! They have vacancies for both one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. My mom would have chosen the two-bedroom for the space. They also have sun porches if you go with the two-bedroom option. I joked with my brother that if mother decided not to move in at this place, I would move in in her place because I thought this is just a wonderful place!

July 22, 2013


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August 27, 2012

By laurl91210

I visited this facility

I recently visited Emeritus at Skylyn Place as a prospective assisted living facility for my grandmother. I have been to several retirement homes with various relatives over the years and I have never seen such a place as this. The facility is dirty, there is a urine smell in the air and it is a dark and dismal environment. The residents look miserable and unkempt and the staff are inattentive and have poor attitudes. On the tour I went up to one of the residents to ask them their opinion of the place and was quickly hustled away by our guide. They also refused to let me tour their food preparation area, leading me to think it may have been very unsanitary. I saw bulletin boards advertising many activities but on my visit there was nothing going on, not even a bingo game. I was shocked and appalled at the lack of care and concern for the residents or even for basic hygiene here. Do not move your relative to this place and do not even waste your time touring it. In fact, I think it needs to be reposted to whatever governing body oversees assisted living facilities.

September 22, 2011

By clemson

I am a friend or relative of resident

Do not move in here. This place is not clean and they do not take care of the residents

July 28, 2011

By Las Vegas

I am a friend or relative of resident

Staffing is very poor! They need to consider level of care and staff accordingly. Took over one hour to get help with patients care, and the attendants all have poor attitudes!
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Questions About Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

Assisted Living at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age for Assisted Living residents at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn is 80 years old.

What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn offers its residents a variety of monthly activities that satisfy a wide range of interests: social, religious, entertainment, leisure, outdoor, etc. Our residents enjoy exercise class, manicures, board games, puzzles, bingo, lunch and dinner outings, pet therapy, happy hour, chapel services, trivia, music concerts, magic shows, educational seminars, and so much more!

What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Trinity Health and Fitness, on the Mary Black Hospital campus, is conveniently located across the street from Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn. Residents who visit Trinity can enjoy a safe, family-friendly gym atmosphere with plenty of equipment, group classes and personal trainers. There are even underwater treadmills which are great for sore joints!

What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn offer to assisted living residents?

Free transportation to doctor's appointments and all activities outings are provided for all residents of Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn.

What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Assisted Living residents are provided 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residents enjoy delicious, well-balanced meals with multiple options in a restaurant-style dining room!

What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn offer to assisted living residents?

Each Assisted Living resident is provided with an emergency call pendant which can be used to call and notify the nurses station when the resident needs assistance in the event of an emergency.

How does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Assisted Living staff calls family members to Residents, family members and friends can also "like" us on Facebook to see pictures of our residents enjoying activities and learn about upcoming events in the community!

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn during daytime and nighttime hours?

From 7am-7pm, peak hours, there is 1 staff member for every 8 residents. From 7pm-7am, non-peak hours, there is 1 staff member for every 30 residents.

If Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn is a pet friendly community! There is a large inner courtyard with a gazebo and walking paths that residents and their pets can enjoy. Pets do need to be on a leash at all times when they are outside of a resident's room and residents must pick up after their pets. The Mary Black Rail Trail, less than 10 minutes drive from the community, also has a public dog park!

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Assisted Living staff members attend monthly in-service training sessions to educate them on a wide variety of topics related to the care of residents.

What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn provide to protect residents who wander?

Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn has a secured Memory Care community for residents who have dementia or Alzheimer's and are prone to wandering.

Memory Care at Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Upon Hire, All new employees receive at least 12 hours of orientation and training on various topics including Alzheimer’ Disease and Related Dementias, Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness. There are also ongoing all-associates monthly training on various topics associated with caring for residents diagnosed with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have sufficient staff to meet needs and requirements of the population of residents within our community.

What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We have shadow boxes, we play old movies and TV shows. Our activity Director plays various games, ice cream socials, going out to eat, church services, music therapy, concerts, popcorn and movies. Our formal activity programs are from 9am-8:30pm, 7 days a week. The Legacies Activity programs focus on the 7 Daily Activities for a fulfilling and productive day: Physical, Cognitive, Reminiscent, Music Related, Social engagement, Outdoor, and Life Skill. We also focus on individualized activity programs to meet the needs of each resident through parallel programming.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The RCD assess every 6 month and as needed. The Wellness Director/ Registered Nurse completes all assessments. The wellness director meets with potential resident and completes initial assessment. In 30 days, she completes another assessment and then again every 90 days.

What techniques does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Residents are asked what or if they have any allergies, likes or dislikes of specific foods. Also, they are asked what their favorite kinds of food are prior to moving in. Soft soothing music and well lit area with purple tablecloths.

How does Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

RCC and RCD communicates by email or calling as needed. The Wellness Director reaches out to families who have proper POA via phone call or email regarding any information that must be discussed.

Describe the neighborhood around Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?


Is Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are not affiliated with any hospital but we use Mary Black (across the street) or Spartanburg Regional

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Features of Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn


  • Minimum Rate: $2495/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $3900/month
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: CRC-1950

About Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

At Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn, our beautiful, safe and friendly community of quality caregivers, well-trained professionals, and most importantly, satisfied residents. Our community offers a full spectrum of independent living, assisted living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained, caring and experienced staff.

At Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn, you will enjoy retirement lifestyle provided in a stunning setting; a lifestyle rich with services, amenities, and endless possibilities.

Our residents have many choices when it comes to filling their days - which is attractive to seniors seeking a comfortable, stylish, intimate senior care community. Our community graciously offers well-appointed private accommodations. We offer dementia specific activity programs, nutritious and delicious meals and snacks, scheduled transportation, extensive social activities, and the convenience of weekly housekeeping.

Some features of our community

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Coffee/breakfast area
  • Hair salon/barber shop
  • Library/reading room
  • Arts and crafts/hobby room
  • Walking paths
  • Community Store
  • Pet friendly (exceptions apply)
  • Apartment home maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Concierge Service
  • Scheduled transportation
  • WiFi wireless internet connection
  • Weekly social hour

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