Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara

Offers Memory Care

15 Reviews
325 West Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Call (800) 385-2527
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara (800) 385-2527
PROMOTION! 11 days

Concession of $500 off for three months totaling $1500. Ask for details when you tour.

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Memory Care Reviews for Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara

September 16, 2020

By Karen Elizabeth

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My dad is very well taken care of. He loves the food and enjoys the kind staff.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review. We strive to provide the best care for our residents. Our culinary team works hard to provide a comfortable dining experience for each of our residents. We look forward to continuing caring for your father and serving your family.

September 16, 2020

By Ray Saavedra

I visited this facility

My Mother got her Birthday celebrated 3 times with 3 different cakes! I guess they wanted to make her 93rd an unforgettable event! Thank you for that!!

Provider Response

Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience. We are pleased that we were able to make your mother feel special on her birthday.

September 16, 2020

By Sweezytouch1

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The facility is clean and bright. It is very inviting, the staff is attentive. The director is very hands on and very informative. The facility cleanliness and staff’s professionalism is very refreshing. I would recommend this facility to others.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara.

September 15, 2020

By PD Hightower

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We received a complete vertical tour of the facility prior to our loved one entering. Once we spoke with the Executive Director, we felt very positive and informed. Mrs Moore answered all of our questions, seemed very knowledgeable about Dementia. Mrs Moore listened to our needs, she explained things in detail so that we could understand. She didn’t use jargon , nor did she Sugar coat anything. Very professional and knowledgeable. Once our loved one was admitted, we noticed a calmness. The facility is clean, and very tastefully decorated(calming and pleasing to the eye). the staff is courteous, treats the residents with respect. There is always something for the residents to do. We are very happy that our loved one is at this facility. The management team Mrs Moore & Ms Santiago are a great asset to the facility. I consider them the “great dynamic duo because of their knowledge, dedication and the caring staff & services they provide. Mrs PD Hightower

Provider Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

October 07, 2018

By Glenda

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Checked it out a couple of times before having my husband become a resident of it. I am pleased with the care he is getting and one thing I really am pleased about is that hospice care can be provided there if needed.

Provider Response

Thank you Glenda, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara.

March 27, 2018


I visited this facility

I visited Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara. It has an enclosed feeling to it, and you have to buzz to get in and out of the gate. It seemed darker than the other place I visited. It's an older building that needs to be updated to look newer and brighter. The staff was very nice. They have outings, TV, and three meals a day.

Provider Response

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

By Kara763735

I visited this facility

The community had gone through some remodeling and renovations. The administrator was a registered nurse. She was very nice and took me all through the community. They have daily activities like music, and they go out in their van periodically. It was one of the older and smaller communities that I went to, not quite as fancy, but I think they’d do a good job.

Provider Response

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.

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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 nurse every 30-90 days or as needed. 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 and Nurse.

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 30-90 days, is the most formal communication with families regarding a loved one’s health along with phone calls as needed. 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.

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Services and Amenities of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4500/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Technology Extra: Cable, Phone And Internet Hookups In Every Room.

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Resident Capacity: 35
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 425802116
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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.

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