At Pacifica Senior Living, providing the very best care to our residents is our number one priority. Whether it is in Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care, our team of committed caregivers and associates are always striving to make our residents feel at home, supported, and cared for each and every day.
While we love visiting with our loved ones, family members and friends, interacting with individuals with later stage dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease can have its hurdles. When memories and speech skills are impaired, our loved one may have difficulty communicating with us in the same ways they used to. But there are still lots of ways you can make your time with your loved one meaningful. Here are some tips for making the most out of your visit, and ensuring the best possible experience for you both.
Memory and sense are closely connected. A smell, a feel, or a sound can often evoke strong memories. Music therapy is an important tool in Memory Care fields that can be used to help those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss conditions.
Music is powerful and emotional. Sounds are so closely linked with internal memories and muscle memories, that often we connect sounds with recollections without even realizing it. If you’ve ever tapped along to a song unconsciously, or remembered all the words to an old childhood tune, you’ve experienced the power music can have in evoking deep, internal memories.
Senior living is definitely not a one size fits all offering. You might liken it to a piece of custom furniture; you pick the pattern, colors, style, and size but what suits you best might not be right for everyone. Such is the case with senior living. Each individual brings their preferences, needs, and desires to the table in hopes of finding just the right accommodations to fit their lifestyle. So, how do you know where to start this search for the perfect senior sanctuary? Our overview will point you down the right path and get you started on your journey to senior living.
Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa is a Legacies Memory Care community dedicated to offering the very best care and home like environment for those dealing with memory loss, Alzheimer's, or cognitive impairment. Our mission is to foster a community rooted in respect and dignity and provide a comfortable, peaceful home for our Memory Care residents.
Living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease presents unique challenges, particularly as these conditions progress and memory loss impacts the ability to complete a variety of normal daily activities.
During the advanced stages of memory loss conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a person may no longer be able to participate in traditional routines as their symptoms progress. For these individuals, personalized quality care and comfort are essential to maintaining their well-being and minimizing frustration or confusion associated with memory-related conditions.
The connection between our senses and our memory is a deep one. Smells, sounds, and tastes can invoke warm memories, while visuals and touch can have strong associations. This connection between memory and sense can be a useful tool in Memory Care programs and treatments.
At Pacifica Senior Living we aim to be on the cusp of new studies, programs and treatments that can help our residents enjoy a more comfortable, peaceful life.
When a person is diagnosed with a degenerative neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss diseases, they may experience new challenges or disruptions to their routines and daily life. Favorite pastimes become more difficult, and managing household tasks can feel overwhelming. These individuals may even feel disoriented or out of place.
With Dementia rates unfortunately climbing, the need for specialized care programs is also increasing. At Pacifica Senior Living & The Meridian communities, we offer our innovative Namaste Care™ to help residents experience as much peace and calm as possible in the later stages of life.
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 our hospice and palliative care options, reach out to a community near you. We look forward to serving you!
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 55 million people throughout the world are living with dementia. Conditions like Alzheimer’s disease include dementia as a symptom, causing an individual to lose their memory and cognitive function. Data from the WHO suggests dementia costs families $1.3 trillion per year.