Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors fundraising and awareness events nationwide. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest collaboration of awareness happening in the nation, bringing senior living communities, their staff, and their residents together in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day was recognized on October 9th as a way to bring attention to the important role end-of-life care plays in an individual’s comfort during the final stages of his or her life.
Hospice care saw its first iteration in 1967, created by Cicely Saunders in England as an effort to establish end-of-life-care practices. Her philosophies spread overseas to the United States, where similar practices were implemented.
In 1987, Dr. Declan Walsh established the first hospital-based palliative care center in Cleveland at the Cleveland Center. When Medicare authorized formal hospice care in the 1990s, providers across the nation began to make larger strides in the field of palliative care. World Hospice and Palliative Card Day was established in 2005, and has been celebrated across America in the nearly two decades since.
On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, we at Pacifica Senior Living take a moment to celebrate our hospice and palliative caregivers. Palliative caregivers go above and beyond to help their residents feel comfortable and at-ease during their stay in hospice, creating a soothing transition for those living with terminal illness.
We invite families to learn more about our hospice and palliative care options by chatting with us below. When our communities are not able to provide palliative care, we are happy to help families make arrangements with nearby providers. We believe all individuals deserve access to quality palliative care, as it serves a vital role in a person’s life as they approach its final stages.
To learn more about hospice and palliative care, please chat with us below. We look forward to serving you!
Argentum has released their 2021 rankings of senior living providers across the United States, and Pacifica Senior Living is proud to take a spot within the Top 20 Nationwide for Senior Living Overall and the 14th Largest Assisted Living provider.
Each year, Argentum ranks senior living providers across America to help families learn more about which companies are located throughout their region of the country. Argentum is the leading association in the United States providing dedicated support for companies managing resident-centered retirement living communities. Since the company was formed in 1990, they have strived to promote enhanced quality of life provided by senior living communities nationwide.
With 7,924 units total and 3,915 Assisted Living units, Pacifica Senior Living ranks as the 20th largest provider for senior living nationwide (8th in Memory Care and the 14th largest provider for Assisted Living!).
Our communities are located across the Western half of the United States and along the East Coast. Families will find assisted living, independent living, and memory care at our communities, each providing a customized approach that puts residents at the center of their routine.
Families are welcome to learn more about their nearest Pacifica Senior Living communities by using our residence locator. We welcome families to tour our communities, getting a firsthand look at what it means to call Pacifica Senior Living home.
Each year during the month of October as we recognize this time period as Breast Cancer Awareness month and join with many around the world in raising awareness of this disease. On the third Friday of this specially recognized month, we set it aside to recognize National Mammography Day.
During holidays, it’s common tradition to travel across state or international borders to visit family we don’t see everyday. Whether we live near or far from our loved ones, holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah are the time of year to catch up with those we may not have visited throughout the year.
It’s October 1st, bringing brisk weather and brightly-colored, falling leaves for many Pacifica Senior Living locations. Residents are gearing up for Harvest-themed events and Halloween celebrations, complete with parties, seasonal recipes, and so much more.