Questions about Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood
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 Lynnwood. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Pacifica Lynnwood has an active group of residents. With the range of ages from mid 60's up to 100, we have a diverse group where everyone is welcome. The community has multiple outings to nearby restaurants or special musical performances that are always a big hit. In addition, Pacifica Lynnwood hosts a happy hour and ice cream social!
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood offer to enrich residents' well-being?
There are multiple special musical performances as well as outings to the nearby surroundings. We frequent local restaurants for meals and live performances. We are an active group of residents and work with those living at Pacifica Lynnwood to integrate any activity they would like to explore.
What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Nestled just off of highway 99 in a residential area, we are a short walk away from stores like Safeway, Hallmark, Hobby Lobby, and Starbucks. In addition, we are only a few minutes drive from Alderwood Shopping district.
What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood offer to assisted living residents?
Pacifica offers trips to local shopping centers, restaurants, attractions, medical appointments and more.
What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Dining is family-style dining allowing for great conversations and relationship-building over good food and laughs. Meals are homemade with several choices and delicious items like made from scratch soups and fresh fruits and veggies.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood offer to assisted living residents?
All residents are provided with a personal alert button.
Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood provides staffing 24/7. Our cottage-style living ensures there's always a representative close by to assist our residents.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Our care team is always in communication with families on how their loved one is doing. Regular scheduled assessments and wellness updates are communicated to our families routinely.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood during daytime and nighttime hours?
Due to our unique set up of cottage style living we are truly focused on the residents. We have 1 staff member per cottage with a maximum number of residents being 10 residents per cottage. We also have 2 licensed nurses and other ancillary staff, such as kitchen, maintenance, and administration personnel.
If Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do accept pets (proof of licensing, vaccinations, and a mild temperament required) and allow them in most indoor/outdoor spaces with the exception of the kitchen areas and in common spaces during special events.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
At Pacifica, we are constantly learning new techniques to provide our residents with the highest level of person-centered care. Some examples of care programming are: Mental Health & Dementia Specialty Training, Transfer Assistance Training, Behavior Problem Solving Training, Food Safety Training, CPR, First Aid and more. We typically host several classes throughout the month, and offer refresher training courses during monthly All-Staff Meetings.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
During the day, our staff includes a 2 licensed nurses, a med tech, 2 caregivers per cottage, and other ancillary staff, such as kitchen, maintenance, and administration personnel. Our overnight staff is comprised of a med tech, a caregiver per cottage, and a nurse on-call.
What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood provide to protect residents who wander?
Our Memory Care section has a higher staffing ratio and also provides cottage style living in a smaller, person-centered care setting. The Legacies Memory Care Neighborhood is safely tucked away in a fully fenced, gated exit alarm equipped section of the community.
What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood 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. 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 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 Lynnwood 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.
How does Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Pacifica Lynnwood is nestled in a residential area just off of highway 99. We are minutes away from the Alderwood Shopping District and several local grocery stores and shopping.
Is Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Although Pacifica Senior Living does not have a corporate affiliation with a hospital, our community works closely with all Hospitals that are nearby.