Pacifica Senior Living Blog

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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Budgeting for Change: Understanding the Costs of Senior Living

Jun 22, 2023 10:55:06 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Researching senior living communities can be an emotional experience. From entering a new life stage to downsizing from a loved family home – there are many factors that can make choosing a senior living home difficult.

Deciding what works for you or your family member financially is one of the biggest questions. It may seem daunting, but financial planning doesn’t have to be scary, or complicated.

Understanding costs and expectations can make the whole process more manageable and less stressful. 

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Know Before You Go: Tips for Researching a Senior Living Community

Jan 16, 2023 3:20:52 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Searching for a senior living community can be an overwhelming process. We understand it is a big decision, and not only that, there are so many options to choose from. How do you know where to start? How can you tell if you are asking the right questions? There is a lot of information out there, but it can be tricky to know where to begin.

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Expert Tips & Tricks for a Stress Free Move to Senior Living

Oct 21, 2022 2:00:17 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Jami Shapiro is the founder of Silver Linings Transitions, a San Diego based company that handles senior and specialty move management. They have been in business for over 10 years and specialize in home organization, downsizing, and senior moves. Silver Linings Transitions has aided hundreds of San Diego seniors through the process of moving from family homes to senior living communities. 

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Cozy Up Your Space For Fall: How to make your apartment feel like home

Sep 28, 2022 11:05:07 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Fall is the time for big sweaters, warm drinks, and everything cozy. There is no better time to give your home a refresh. Whether you are a fan of festive decor, like pumpkins, Thanksgiving fair or even spooky halloween decorations, or you are looking for warm colors and comfortable textures, there are so many ways you can cozy up your space this season.

One of the biggest myths about senior apartments or retirement communities is that they are stale, boring, or have no personality. The truth is, most senior housing communities allow you to add your own personal touches to your space, and encourage you to make your apartment feel like home. Bring photos, personal items and touch of your own style to your space. Adding personality and your own touch on a space will help it feel like home - not just like an apartment.

This fall, enhance your daily living with these tips and tricks for making your apartment a more comfortable, cozy, and inviting space.

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Downsizing 101: Tips for Moving to a Senior Living Community

Sep 22, 2022 11:59:57 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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There are endless benefits to downsizing in your golden years, like taking advantage of lower energy bills, having a smaller space to maintain, and having the opportunity to move closer to loved ones. It’s a wonderful way to start the next stage of your life. Even so, it can be a difficult experience for older adults. Saying goodbye to a long-time home may not come easy, but there are steps you can take to make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. 

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How to Talk to your Loved Ones About Moving to a Senior Living Home

Aug 15, 2022 8:33:04 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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If you think it's time for your loved one to make the move to a senior living community, it might be hard to know where to start. Starting the conversation can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! We've compiled a list of tips and helpful suggestions to help you and your loved one ease into the conversation about moving.

We're here to help you get started, navigate the big questions, and find support along the way. 

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Make the Move to Senior Living this Summer

Jun 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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Summer is a great time to make a change, make a move, or take that big next step. If you’ve been thinking about making the move to a senior living community, there is no better time than now!

Getting to know a community, and what services, amenities and levels of care they have is a great way to ensure that community best fits your unique needs. At Pacifica Senior Living, we offer Active 55+ communities, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care options.

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Six Myths about Senior Living

Jun 10, 2022 11:53:04 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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There are a lot of myths and misinformation about senior living communities, when you should move into one, what they are like, and even how much they cost. We have compiled a list of the most common myths about senior living to help you get all the facts, and break the stigmas that surround senior living and retirement communities.

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7 Questions to Ask When Making the Move to Senior Living

May 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Moving, Budgeting & other Resources

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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, what you want to spend, or what care level you need 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.

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