Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Ongoing, monthly training is provided to all staff.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our community is licensed for 92 assisted living apartments and can accommodate approximately 100 residents. The average age of our residents in assisted living is 80. Our residents are interested in a variety of things to do including walking clubs, outings to shopping/casinos, crafts, games, woodworking classes at our neighborhood Home Depot, etc.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Our Life Enrichment programs will offer a variety of opportunities to meet new friends, discover new interests, exercise and maintain health, enjoy exciting outings and excursions . . . and so much more. We are also a pet friendly community because, after all, pets are part of the family.
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are centrally located to several local attractions/counties including, but not limited to, beaches, mountains, Wine Country, casinos, restaurants and shopping. We also have beautiful walking paths around our entire community and are adjacent to Guajome Park.
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside offer to assisted living residents?
A full-time, certified bus driver will be available through the community's transportation department. Scheduled services takes residents to nearby shopping trips, religious services, banks, postal services and more.
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Dining is an absolute delight at Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside. Meals are prepared fresh daily by our on-site chefs and are served in beautifully appointed restaurant-style settings by attentive dining room staff. With scheduled dining hours or all-day dining, residents can enjoy meals at any time of the day. Using only the freshest fruits and vegetables the meals are delicious and nourishing.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside offer to assisted living residents?
Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside provides families the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are in good hands, delivered by people who genuinely care. We consider safety and security a top priority. Our community has both external and internal common area cameras and our assisted living residents each will have an emergency device to immediately alert staff of any incident.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Our residents and families will be informed through a community newsletter, emails, phone calls, weekly coffee chats with the Executive Directory, monthly Town Hall meetings and, of course, our open door policy which welcomes active communication.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside during daytime and nighttime hours?
We staff according to our residents' acuity and individualized care plans and make adjustments as necessary with our residents' changing needs. It is always our goal to ensure adequate staffing at all times.
If Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are a pet friendly community. There are beautiful walking paths and a designated dog walking area outdoors. Indoors, Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside will sponsor pet therapy programs to enrich our residents' lives.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
We comply with all state regulations and offer additional training as necessary to ensure competent staff. All staff receives first aid training and there is CPR trained staff on-site 24/7.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Staff is on duty 24 hours a day. In addition to care staff and medication technician, the activities director and nurse are on duty during day hours.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside provide to protect residents who wander?
Our memory care neighborhood offers a secure environment with a closed/secured courtyard area for residents exiting the community through side doors.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Our community creates a customized service and assistance plan for each resident with a wide spectrum of care and life enrichment activities, including Music & Memory and our Creative Arts program.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Resident Care Director or LVN will evaluate the needs of each resident prior to move-in and repeat when there is a change of condition or every 6 months.
What techniques does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We offer family style dining for our residents. Some residents require assistance with feeding or one to one encouragement. We also offer special diets.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our Resident Care Director, lead care staff or Executive Director will notify by phone whenever there is a concern or change of condition noted in a resident’s health.
Describe the neighborhood around Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Our community is located in a residential area of Oceanside. We are close to shopping, schools and the beautiful Mission San Luis Rey. We are conveniently adjacent to Hwy 76. The community is less than 10 miles from the white sandy beaches and just down the street from the Pavilion Shopping Center and Costco. The Oceanside Museum of Art, the Buena Vista Audubon & Nature Center are also close by. Interstate 5 is approximately six miles away while the San Diego Airport is less than 50 miles away, ensuring that local or cross country travel is at your fingertips.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We partner with several health care providers such as home health and hospice in our area. Our closest community hospital is Tri-City Medical Center.