Questions about Sun City Senior Living
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 Sun City Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
The Residents at Sun City Senior Living enjoy a wide variety of social activities and outings.
What programs or activities does Sun City Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Sun City Senior Living offers social, cultural and fun activities for everyone's enjoyment.
What places are near Sun City Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Sun City Senior Living is located near shopping, restaurants and golf courses.
What transportation services does Sun City Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
We provide transportation to/from doctors appointments, and resident outings.
What makes the chef or dining program at Sun City Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Sun City Senior Livingoffers restaurant style dining in our home-like dining room setting with delicious meals prepared by our Chef.
What safety features or security measures does Sun City Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
Sun City Senior Living provides pull cords in resident rooms for safety/security when you need it most.
How does Sun City Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We offer monthly family nights and newsletters to keep families engaged and informed.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Sun City Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
Care Staff to Resident Ratio is based on census as well as needs, so staffing hours vary to fit the needs of the residents.
If Sun City Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We accept dogs/cats as long as the resident can provide car to that animal.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff receiving ongoing training in assisted living, dementia, fire safety, infection control, activities, etc.
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 Sun City Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?
Sun City Senior Living has a secure Memory Care unit for those residents that wander.
What programs or activities does Sun City Senior Living 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 Sun City Senior Living 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 Sun City Senior Living 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 Sun City Senior Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?