Pacifica Senior Living Blog

Shining a Light on Our Compassionate Caregivers

Feb 6, 2024 1:24:18 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight

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Our Caregivers are the heart of our communities in so many ways. They offer that extra peace of mind for you or your loved one, and step in to care for them like family. They work within our communities to provide the perfect balance of care and support so your loved one can enjoy their independence while you rest assured knowing care is always on hand when they need it most. From medication management to assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (like bathing, dressing, or toileting), our caregivers assist with a range of care options depending on our residents needs. 

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Happy National Activity Professionals Day

Jan 26, 2024 10:52:21 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Activities

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January 26th marks activity professionals day, a time when we celebrate all of our activity professionals throughout our communities. At Pacifica Senior Living we are proud to offer robust calendars of activities, events and outings tailored to the needs and preferences of our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents, and these activities would not be possible without our Activity Directors (ADs) and team members.

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Pacifica Senior Living Chino Hills Resident Pauline Celebrates 101

Jan 24, 2024 11:49:36 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Resident Spotlight

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Birthdays are an extra special occasion at Pacifica Senior living Chino Hills, especially for our residents. Our team was delighted to celebrate the 101st birthday of our much loved resident Pauline C. this past Tuesday, January 23rd.

Over the weekend Pauline was able to spend time with family and loved ones who showered her with love and appreciation as she rang in another year. On Tuesday, our staff team and residents wanted to do the same.

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Pacifica Senior Living Expands Memory Care With New Amara Program

Jan 19, 2024 7:56:39 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Memory Care

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Pacifica Senior Living is launching our new memory care program: Amara Memory Support. The Amara program aims to create a welcoming and empowering environment for residents living with dementia or other forms of cognitive impairment. 

In Memory Care communities, it is important to create a warm, welcoming, and compassionate space where those with memory loss conditions can thrive. This means creating a calm and secure environment with caregivers and team members well versed in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. But excellent care is only one part of memory support.

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Signs it's Time to Move Your Loved One to a Senior Living Community

Jan 3, 2024 3:59:46 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Senior Living communities are a great option for individuals who need a little extra support. There are many reasons someone may prefer to move to an assisted living community, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living, seeking additional in-house care, or they may be looking for a community lifestyle where they can enjoy an active social life.

Sometimes, however, the decision is not so simple, and family members or loved ones may be in a position to encourage a senior to make the move. Knowing when it is time to make the move - or encouraging your loved one to make the move - can be a stressful process, but there are several signs that can help you know when the time has come.  

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New Year's Resolutions from Pacifica Senior Living

Dec 29, 2023 12:52:34 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays

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New Years is a great time to reflect on the past year, and look ahead to new opportunities. As we think about what we want to do and who we want to be in 2024, our staff members and residents have been making new year's resolutions. From spending more time with family and friends, to focusing on health, or simply being thankful for everything they have, our residents shared their resolutions for 2024.

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Drive that Never Quits: Pacifica Senior Living's Cinthya Gamino

Dec 27, 2023 10:48:04 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight

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Cinthya Gamino is the Executive Director at Healdsburg Senior Living, one of Pacifica Senior Living's Aura communities in Healdsburg, California. Having worked for Pacifica for several years, she has learnt and grown so much, all the while giving back to her team and residents. We sat down with her to talk about her inspiring story of ambition, and how she has risen through the ranks of Pacifica Senior Living, accomplishing her dreams every step of the way. 


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Pacifica Seniors Give Back

Dec 19, 2023 3:31:12 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Community Events

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At Pacifica Senior Living, we love giving back to our local communities. From coast to coast, our Senior Living communities are involved with charity organizations and fundraising on both a national and neighborhood level.

Whether it is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, donating to local animal shelters, collecting Toys for Tots during the holidays, or raising funds for local charities, our communities love getting involved and giving back.

Giving back not only changes the lives of those we give to, but it can also be powerful for our residents. Volunteering can create a sense of purpose, be linked to higher self-esteem, and encourage social connections and community. Volunteering time, donating, and raising both awareness and funds can help both sides, improving emotional and mental wellbeing, especially in seniors or retired individuals looking to fill their days with meaning.

As a company, Pacifica Senior Living partners with associations and charities where our team members and residents can give back in meaningful ways. Our biggest partnership is with the Alzheimer’s Association. We work with them to raise money and awareness throughout the year. One of our biggest events is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s where staff, residents and loved ones come together to raise money and walk in support of those living with dementia. 

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Sweets of the Season: Pacifica's Holiday Dessert Competition

Dec 15, 2023 12:19:39 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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This past month we asked our culinary teams and chefs from across all our communities to recreate their favorite holiday dessert. From cookies to chocolate truffles, bread pudding to trifle, we received so many delicious sweet dishes. It was wonderful to see the stories and traditions that inspire the dishes and desserts our chefs create, and even more special to have them share these stories with us and the residents in their communities.

The holidays are a great time to both celebrate the traditions and stories from our families, but also to share the joy and excitement of the things we love with others.

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Come Home for the Holidays to Pacifica Senior Living

Dec 11, 2023 1:59:01 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Holidays, Health and Wellness

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As we approach the end of the year, many are full of holiday cheer, merriment, and a little extra joyful spirit. It is a time that a lot of people will connect with family, loved ones, or friends. But the holidays can also be a difficult time, and can even bring up feelings of loneliness or isolation. A survey from AARP done in 2017 found that roughly 31% of adults had experienced feelings of loneliness during the holiday season.

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