Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita
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 Santa Clarita. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our residents average age is 82 years old they love to gather, reminisce of fond memories and build new relationships.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Cooking, card playing, morning devotions, dancing to favorate tunes while sipping on wine and sampling great cheese, making homemade apple and pumpkin butter during the holidays. Daily Bingo shopping and weekly lunches with neighbors.
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
A local stroll to the 99 cents is always a favorite here with our residence. Wednesday lunch is always fun at the mall.
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita offer to assisted living residents?
Our 15 passenger bus is available to assist in attending doctors appointments, local scenic drives, church on Sunday, shopping trips and excursions to casino's.
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Food is the language of love here at Pacifica Santa Clarita, residents enjoy an entre ordered off the (Anytime Menu) We offer a variety of healthy selections in addition to a great Pacifica burger with all the fixings, fresh Angus beef and topped off with the brioche bun.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita offer to assisted living residents?
Our secured perimeters and nightly checked doors close at 8:00 p.m.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
From the tiniest of emergencies to RSVP to a Sunday brunch, families are kept informed through phone calls, emails or Facebook posts. We telephone, email and post pictures of loved ones attending our activities and having fun. Check out our Facebook and see!
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita during daytime and nighttime hours?
*Assistant living is staffed according to need, we offer 24 hour round the clock call service.
If Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Residents are welcome to bring their furry loved ones and enjoy an outdoor stroll on the side path.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our caregivers are initially trained and attend on-going in services from local Healthcare Community professionals.
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 Santa Clarita provide to protect residents who wander?
Our building has delayed egress doors in our Legacies neighborhood. The buildings layout is conducive to those residents coming and going however a Wonder guard is offered to those resident to exit seek.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Pacifica Senior Living is situated in a small professional campus tucked inside a primarily residential neighborhood in a small town.