Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews

7617 SE Main St, Portland, OR, 97215

Reviews of Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews


December 04, 2011

By portlandgal

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Warm & caring staff.
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We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to St. Andrews Memory Care!
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Questions About Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Ongoing training is a combination of computer-based learning, hands-on live classroom training and monthly in-service events led by the clinical team, executive director, or a third party vendor.

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

During the day, our staff includes a nurse, 2 med techs, a minimum of 8 caregivers, 2 activity personnel and other ancillary staff, such as kitchen, maintenance, and administration personnel. Our overnight staff consists of 1 med tech, 4 caregivers, and a nurse on-call.

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

St. Andrews Memory Care offers a robust activities program staffed by an activities director and activities assistants. We follow the “7 daily keys” insuring to incorporate physical wellness, reminiscing, social, cognitive, music, life skills and the outdoors when creating the activities programs for our resident 7 days a week. Group activities include but are not limited to exercise, gardening, movies, baking, games & puzzles, art classes and live performances. One on one activities are also incorporated through the day tailored to residents individual interests. Long-term memories are engaged through activities such as reminiscing with memory books, having musical and dancing activities.

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

Each resident is assessed by the nurse initially at move-in, 30 days after move-in and every 90 days thereafter.

What techniques does Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

As Pacifica Senior Living practices individual person-centered care, techniques vary per resident and are meant to be independent appropriate. Techniques may include reminders, cueing, mechanically enhanced foods, hand-under-hand assistance, or a total assist with feeding. To enrich the dining experience we also provide all our meals on colorful plating.

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

At 30 days after move-in and every 90 days thereafter following the assessment by the nurse, a Care Conference is conducted between the family or POA, Associate Executive Director and resident if they wish to attend. Intermittently, health concerns are communicated as they may arise.

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

St. Andrews Memory Care is nestled in a residential neighborhood near a church and an elementary school, close to the freeway making it convenient for loved ones to visit. The community is full of rich history and preserved architecture. St. Andrews is proudly considered a Portland landmark protected by the historical society.

Is Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Although Pacifica Senior Living does not have a corporate affiliation with a hospital, our community works closely with Portland Providence located within 7 miles from our community and the Adventist Medical Center is less than 3 miles away.

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Features of Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews


  • Minimum Rate: $3750/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $4100/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 5NA107

About Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews

Situated in Portland’s quaint southeast neighborhood, Pacifica Senior Living St Andrews offers full-service memory care programs, providing a warm, inviting and familiar environment for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our community focuses on programs that help individuals with memory loss to —even thrive—while managing the issues of dementia.

Our residential care community offers an atmosphere of home and comfort, reducing the feeling of loneliness and confusion. We understand how important this is to our residents and their loved ones. While providing the best in customized care for our residents, we also provide support and education for families, helping the entire family enhance their understanding and happiness.

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