Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Hemet
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.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Pacifica Senior Living Hemet. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We have a very active community, average age is between 75-85 years old.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We offer 6-8 activities daily: exercise, devotion, crafts, bingo, games, live entertainment and much more.
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Hemet or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are close proximity to grocery stores and wal-mart, and provide transportation to many stores in the area.
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet offer to assisted living residents?
Transportation to stores, doctors appointments and more.
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Hemet exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We have a great menu that caters to all likes and diet needs.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet offer to assisted living residents?
Coded entry, and fully secure memory care community/
How does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We have great and informative staff, med-techs and nurses that strive to keep families informed.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Hemet during daytime and nighttime hours?
Each cottage has 15 apartments, we staffed two caregivers in each along with a med-tech.
If Pacifica Senior Living Hemet accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Yes, we are a pet friendly community and love animals.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Roughly 80 hours of training when hired and monthly training and in-services.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
During the day, our staff includes a registered nurse, a med tech, three caregivers, an activities director, and other ancillary staff, such as kitchen, maintenance, and administration personnel. Our overnight staff is comprised of a med tech, two caregivers, and a registered nurse on-call.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet provide to protect residents who wander?
We have an extremely safe Memory care community, equipped with secured doors and outside gate.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Hemet 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 Hemet 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 Hemet 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.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Hemet 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 all hospitals nearby.