Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Dementia care training starts at orientation and continues throughout the staffs’ tenure. Onboarding includes 26 hours of Dementia and Assisted Living care training with 3 – 5 days of hands-on training. Ongoing training is comprised of computer-based learning (8 additional hours per year); hands-on live classroom training (4 hours per year); and monthly in-service events led by the registered nurse, executive director, or a third party vendor.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We offer a wide array of physical, mental and fun daily activities to help keep our residents engaged and moving
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are located off Hwy 51, with close access to malls, shopping and dining.
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley offer to assisted living residents?
Transportation within 10 miles of Doctors appointments and weekly trips to shopping at Fry's Grocery and Walmart.
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our chef provides a well balanced no added salt menu with a variety of options at every meal.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley offer to assisted living residents?
Our beautiful new assisted living building is equipped with security cameras for the safety and well-being of your loved one. Each resident is provided a call pendant and every apartment has access to a call light system.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We pride ourselves on our excellent communication. The Executive Director sends out a weekly email to all families as well as monthly mailers. Our nursing team will update families on any changes in condition on a regular basis.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley during daytime and nighttime hours?
We average 1:9.
If Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are a pet friendly community. We have a beautiful outdoor walking area as well as green space for exercise.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Monthly in-service meetings are held for our staff.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
13 day caregivers and 7 overnight caregivers
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Pacifica Senior Living offers a robust activities program staffed by an activities director and an activities assistant. Group activities including, but limited to, exercise, gardening, movies, baking, putting golf, and singing are scheduled seven days a week from 9:30am through 6:00pm. Additionally, individual one-on-one activities, such as manicures and jewelry making, are ongoing throughout the day. Long-term memories are engaged through activities specific for long-term stimulation and reminiscing with memory books. Other activities include, but are not limited to, live music, dance groups, birthday parties, dance parties, ice cream parties, and holiday parties.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Each resident is assessed by the registered nurse every 90 days. After the resident has had his/her assessment, a care conference is scheduled with the family/Power of Attorney and resident to meet with the executive director, registered nurse, and activities director.
What techniques does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley 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.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
The Care Conference, scheduled every 90 days, is the most formal communication with families regarding a loved one’s health. However, Pacifica Senior Living maintains an up-to-date Facebook and distributes a monthly newsletter with a wealth of information regarding the community and its residents.
Describe the neighborhood around Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
We are located in a residential neighborhood, near a local hospital.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley 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 the local hospitals.