Nutrition is always an important part of daily life, but it can be even more important for seniors. What you eat can have a big impact on your overall well-being, and your health. Healthy eating habits can help improve everything from your energy levels, to mood, impact your immune system as well, and affect both your brain health and heart health. Learning what foods are best for you as you age can help you maintain as much youthful vim and vigor as possible, so you can get the most out of your golden years.
There are times in our lives when we need a little extra help. Being a primary caregiver is not an easy task, and Respite Care is a great alternative to at home health care. Pacifica Senior Living’s Respite Care program is specially crafted to allow family members who have been providing home care an opportunity to rest from the daily tasks required when taking care of a loved one.
Now that summer is here, many of us are spending more time outdoors enjoying the sun, heat, and beautiful weather. But it is important as the temperatures rise and the sun stays out longer to be aware of safety tips and advice for keeping cool and protecting yourself against the elements.
Have you ever heard the term “brain foods?” Certain foods can help promote brain health, boost memory, and are great for overall brain function. Ensuring your brain has all the nutrients and energy it needs to function at optimal levels will help boost your mind health and keep your brain strong.
There are a number of ‘brain foods’ known for helping to keep your mind running smoothly, boost memory, and prevent strokes. These foods are naturally packed with nutrients that promote strong mental health, healthy brain cells, and increased cognitive function in a number of ways. Choosing a diet that focuses on brain health is especially important in older adults who are more prone to develop memory conditions or overall deterioration. There are many simple ways to choose foods that make up a good mind diet and help your overall wellbeing.
The FDA has recently approved a second booster of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for individuals who are 50 years of age or older. Since older individuals generally are at a higher risk of infection, and may experience more severe symptoms if they catch COVID-19, the vaccine boost is intended to ensure those at a higher risk are still protected.
For many people, there often comes a time when a close relative is no longer able to live successfully on their own. This often opens a confusing can of worms as families try to determine what course of action is best for their loved one. With so many options, such as in-home care, agencies, family caregiving, and nursing options, it can be hard to know where to start. On top of that, there are so many aspects of care to consider. Caregivers may need to ensure a loved one receives proper nutrition, will have to consider medication management, or might have to factor in mobility issues. All these factors can be overwhelming, and often families do not know where to start.
Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our residents and staff. At Pacifica Senior Living, we are going above and beyond in the face of COVID-19 to minimize the risk of infection throughout our communities, implementing new precautions to reduce the spread of illness.
As we transition into the new year, many families are experiencing the impact of rising food costs and nationwide labor shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on our economy, creating challenges for companies and organizations nationwide.
In the face of the pandemic, many families are turning to long-term care for peace of mind. The rising costs of food and labor can create concerns about the costs of care, but we want to reassure families that we are striving to maintain affordability at Pacifica Senior Living.
We are budgeting accordingly for the year ahead without impacting our residents’ quality of life through unnecessary cutbacks. We will continue to provide delicious and filling menu options at our communities, serving recipes our residents love.
Our social calendar will proceed with fun, stimulating events, creating ongoing opportunities for residents to have fun. We are continuing to follow COVID-19 safety precautions while providing chances for residents to make friends and bond over their shared interests.
Above all, our staff will continue to provide the same level of compassionate, attentive care families have grown to expect from Pacifica Senior Living, and our administrators are going above and beyond to make sure we maintain a high staff-to-resident ratio.
We are striving to minimize the impact of rising costs on our communities, providing the same quality of care while maintaining affordability for families. We welcome families to learn more about the monthly rates at Pacifica Senior Living by chatting with us below -- we offer free, personalized quotes, helping families get a better idea of what they’ll pay if they decide to call our residence home.
Families are welcome to request more information about our communities and our monthly rates by chatting with us below, or by calling our friendly team.
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.