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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
Offers Memory Care
Reviews of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
Memory Care Reviews for Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
May 16, 2018
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May 16, 2018
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
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March 27, 2018
I visited this facility
Thank you for sharing your experience, we're disappointed to hear that it was not a positive one. Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. We would like to get more details about this; please reach out to us at your earliest convenience.
March 27, 2017
I visited this facility
Hi Kara, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive 4 star review. Your opinion is very important to us. We are proud of our community and the exceptional level of care we provide. Did you know we have a Facebook page with pictures of our residents and their interesting activities? (The link to the Facebook page is on our website). Please feel free to contact with any and all questions, (805) 870-5900.
Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
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.
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, we have the Activities director and Nurse on duty during day hours. We have sufficient staff to meet needs and requirements of the population of residents within our community.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara 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 Barbara 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 Barbara 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 Barbara. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
We are centrally located in the city of Santa Barbara in a quaint neighborhood that is freeway close. We are just a few short blocks to shopping, hospitals, beaches, dining and theater.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Pacifica Santa Barbara is a non-medical care community. We work closely with Cottage Hospital of Santa Barbara as well as several health agencies including Home Health and Hospice.
Costs for Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
Services and Amenities of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
- Memory Care Starting At: $6700/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Room Service For Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Party Space
- Tv Room
- Garden And Patio
- Security Gate
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Technology Extra: Cable, Phone And Internet Hookups In Every Room.
- Hospice Care
- Medication Management
- Offsite Activities
- Religious Services
- Lectures Discussions
- Tai Chi
- Fitness Room
- Arts And Crafts
- Home Sale Assistance
- Va Benefits Consultation
- Financing Advice
- Guests At Mealtime
- Resident Capacity: 36
- Minimum Age: 60
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 425801675
About Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara is a 36 bed memory care community located in beautiful down town Santa Barbara, just blocks from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and various other medical offices. Large courtyards, gardens and fountains offer a tranquil setting for residents. Spacious common areas allow for social gatherings and entertainment. Residents and family enjoy the unique size of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara, offering the amenities, care and staffing of a large community yet maintaining the intimacy of small homes.