Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Union City
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 Union City. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Average age is 84
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Union City offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Sittercise, Noodle ball, Bingo, Board games, Word games, Garden Club, Happy Hours, Worship Services on Sundays, Rosary on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Happy Hours on Fridays, Card Games (with quarter, dimes, and nickel betting), nail care/manicures, Last Sunday of the Month Lunch Outing, Shopping Shuttles, Live Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Painting, Seated Yoga, Birthday Celebrations, Yearly Luau, Resident Council Meeting, Town hall meeting, Ice Cream Social (Just to name a few)
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Union City or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Union City Senior Center, Union City Lake/Park, Grocery Stores, CVS, Restaurants, 4 major banks, Logan High School (entertainment), Library
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Union City offer to assisted living residents?
Bus and a car
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Union City exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our chef prepares amazing meals. We have other communities try to steal her from us. She plans all kinds of American and ethnic meal. Our residents are very happy with the selections of alternative food available. Our Chef was a bakery chef in the past and owned her own bakery. She makes the best sweets.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Union City offer to assisted living residents?
Cameras on the outside of the building
How does Pacifica Senior Living Union City keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Mailed flyers in statements, emails coming up activities, care directors and med techs inform families of any medical changes in their loved ones
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Union City during daytime and nighttime hours?
Assisted Living Day time is 14.5 to 1 and Noc shift is 29 to 1
Memory Care Day time is 6.5 to 1 and Noc is 13 to 1
If Pacifica Senior Living Union City accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are Pet Friendly.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Monthly in-service training
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We have adequate staff throughout all shifts of the community. We determine the correct number of staffing based upon the current needs of our residents.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Union City provide to protect residents who wander?
Front and back doors locked at 5:30 pm –Residents need a key fob to enter the front and back doors
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Residential behind our community. High School and dentist offices in front of us. Low income Senior Apartments on either side of us. Near shopping.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Union City affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Kaiser, St. Rose, and Washington Hospital (Palo Alto Medical Clinic is near us too)