Living in a Senior Community isn’t just about receiving care, it’s about aging well and making the most out of your retired golden years. One of the greatest pleasures of retired life is having the time to enjoy more hobbies or creative endeavors.
Each and every one of our Pacifica Senior Living Communities is a unique, inviting, and — place for seniors to call home. That is certainly true of Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers, an award winning Memory Care and Assisted Senior Living community located on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This bright, sunny and friendly community offers a range of personal care services from our caring compassionate team. Updated, resort-style amenities cover day to day needs so residents are able to enjoy a balanced lifestyle of independence and support when needed.
Moving can seem like an overwhelming task under normal circumstances, but add in the additional details that are involved when it is a relocation to senior living and it can seem even more daunting. How much furniture to bring, how many personal items are appropriate, and questioning just how much you can personalize the space are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself as you make the move.
To help with this transition, we’ve put together a checklist for you of some of the key questions you should ask when preparing for a move to Senior Living. We hope it will help point you in the right direction and answer some of the toughest questions you may have about making the change to a senior living community.
As we age, our memories begin to change. We often find ourselves becoming more forgetful, misplacing things, or taking longer to recall certain things. Though memory impairment is part of normal aging, there are a number of ways in which you can help keep your mind sharp as you get older. By adding these simple activities to your routine you can help to push off memory loss, and keep your mind as active and healthy as possible.
What are some tips that can help slow memory loss?
At Pacifica Senior Living, our number one priority is making each resident feel comfortable, welcome, and loved. Today we celebrate National Honor Our LGBTQ Elder's Day, a day that celebrates the trailblazers, social activists, and brave individuals that fought for visibility, respect, and equality. Without the LGBTQ community elders, younger generations would not be able to experience the freedoms and rights they have today.
We often refer to Pacifica as a family, and we truly feel that way. Across our communities we strive to build a sense of belonging and acceptance, as well as a feeling of caring and compassion for all. From our staff to our residents, their loved ones and our corporate team, there is a sense of family and teamwork that is at the heart of all we do.
We also know how important it can be for seniors and older adults to stay connected and close to family and friends as they age.
We are always so proud of the incredible and meaningful work our Pacifica team provides each and every day. They go beyond the day to day to truly invoke a sense of family and care. That love and caring has never been more real than between resident Carol W. and Velma P. from Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs.
Velma has been a caregiver for over 17 years, and has recently joined the Pacifica family. At our Palm Spring community, Velma was assisting in the dining hall one evening when she heard some commotion. She scanned around the room and spotted one of the residents, Carol, who had a look of fear and panic on her face.
Velma knew right away that something was very wrong, and Carol was in trouble.
May 9th kicks off the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Mental health awareness is important to ensure the wellbeing, behavioral health and overall happiness of all. This is a particularly important issue for older adults who are at a higher risk of poor mental health due to factors such as isolation, inactivity, memory loss, and potential physical disabilities. This year's theme is “together we can tackle loneliness,” which is particularly important for seniors who are more likely to feel isolated.
My own mother was a saint in my eyes. She sacrificed, she served, and she loved unconditionally. For me and my family, she was the heart beat of the home and the center of it all. Mothers are often seen as a unifying pulse in the family and are thought to be one of the most powerful role models in our lives, capable of immense kinds of love and protection. One can hardly imagine the level of sacrifice a mother is possible of making in a time of need.
May 6th marks National Nurses Day 2022, and the start of National Nurses Week. At Pacifica Senior Living, our nurses are the heartbeat of our communities, and essential to ensuring the very best care and wellbeing of our residents. We greatly appreciate all that our nurses do across our many communities, and the dedication and hard work they put in each and every day.
We asked our nurses to share with you some of the best things about being part of the Pacifica family, and how their lives have been impacted by the amazing residents they care for. Here is what they had to say: