• Make holiday visits merry

Holiday Visits with Seniors in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The holidays are soon here, and we encourage you to make it special with holiday visits with seniors in skilled nursing facilities. There are so many things you can do to connect and make the holidays special for a senior! Here

  • Recommended Personal Items for a Skilled Resident Care Stay

Recommended Personal Items for a Skilled Resident Care Stay

Recommended personal items for a skilled resident care stay at Pacific Care Center enhance a resident's comfort and personal hygiene. In general, the items that we recommend residents bring with them include personal clothing for indoor use, outdoor use, and for night

  • Why doctors refer patients

Why Doctors Refer Patients to Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing care is not just for individuals going through the process of aging. Our residents and patients at Pacific Care Center come to us for a variety of reasons. In a skilled nursing care facility like ours, doctors and hospitals

  • Visiting someone skilled care

Visiting Someone in Skilled Nursing Care – Dos & Don’ts

When your loved one enters a skilled nursing care facility, you may feel uncomfortable about visiting him/her. But there's no reason to feel timid about visiting family or friends who are being cared for by skilled nurses. Should I Visit Someone in

  • Flu Vaccine

Influenza (flu) Vaccine for Seniors

Influenza (flu) vaccine for seniors is an important consideration for each individual's long-term healthcare needs. Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads across the United States each year, usually between the months of October and May. It strikes suddenly and can

  • Communicating with Seniors

Creating the Best Quality of Life for Seniors

As we care for the senior members of our families and communities, we wonder, “How do I create the best quality of life for them?” This is an excellent question to ask, and one that long-term care providers constantly seek answers

  • Nutrition for Seniors

The Importance of Nutrition for Seniors

There are two times in life when proper nutrition and active living have the biggest impact on quality of life – in our infancy and in our old age. As people age, our metabolism slows down and our bodies require more of

  • Understanding and Preventing Pressure Sores

Understanding and Preventing Pressure Sores

Decubitis ulcers, commonly called bedsores and pressure sores, are common health issues among long-term care individuals. According to the Mayo Clinic, pressure sores are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. These sores often occur in people who