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What is Assisted Living?

Jan 3, 2023 4:48:50 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living

Assisted Living is a Senior Living Care Level that offers aid to older adults who may need assistance with activities of daily living. Assisted Living is an in-between of sorts between Independent Living and a skilled nursing facility, nursing home or alternate health care facility. Assisted Living communities offer personal care services such as basic nursing care and assistance, housekeeping and home maintenance services, and prepared meals.

What services are included in Assisted Living?

Assisted Living facilities allow seniors the freedom and autonomy of Independent Living, with the added benefit of personalized care when needed. Care services may range depending on the needs of each individual. Housekeeping, laundry services, home maintenance and meals are standard Assisted Living services, while services like bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility aid and medication management can be adjusted based on the needs of the resident.

Personalized care at Pacifica Senior Living

At Pacifica Senior Living, Assisted Living residents experience daily check-ins, with staff offering assistance according to each person’s unique needs. We work together with the residents and their family members in order to build a personalized care plan based on each individual’s needs, medical conditions or preferences. This way, the level of care can be adjusted and customized for not only each resident, but shifted as the needs of any given individual changes.

Senior Living communities with Assisted Living services are a great alternative to home care or residential care, as residents are able to experience on-site assistance, available 24 hours a day. Assisted Living options are also flexible and adjustable, so that loved ones always receive the most relevant aid for their needs.

Assisted Living residents can enjoy the same amenities as those in Independent Living, from dining room services to shared common areas, activities and social programs, outings, and community events. This allows all residents to experience a higher quality of life while ensuring their needs are met on a daily basis. At Pacifica Senior Living, our residents' well-being is our number one priority, and we believe that includes all aspects of senior care, from medical care to social wellness and mental health.

How Assisted Living can grow with you

Assisted Living communities provide long-term care senior living options that balance freedom and care so older adults can enjoy their golden years to the fullest. Should needs change, Pacifica Senior Living also has a TransitionsTM Care program that will help residents make the shift towards Memory Care in cases of cognitive impairment or the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Similarly, short-term options are available for anyone in need of Respite Care who may be suffering from an injury, new disability or recent illness.

No matter the care level, our Pacifica Senior Living caregivers are dedicated and compassionate care providers who will help make the transition into a new home as seamless and inviting as possible. If you or a loved one are considering making the move to an Assisted Living community, reach out to us! We are committed to helping incoming residents find the care routine that best suits their needs and expectations, creating the retirement experience they’ve always imagined.


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