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Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129

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Suzan - Child of resident/client
Good Value for Your Money

I would recommend the Memory Care area to others for their loved ones. The staff is very good and address the residents by their first name. They are attentive to the resident's needs as well. There are exercise classes, memory games, crafts, and more for the residents to stay engaged with. ... Read more

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About the community Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.

This independent and assisted living community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Just steps away are a variety of convenient amenities and services such as a beauty salon, library and an on-site restaurant offering chef-prepared meals three times a day.

For older adults living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos also offers exceptional memory care. Residents enjoy exercise and social engagement in a secure, thoughtfully designed space with specially trained caregivers who focus on ways to help them continue to live a fulfilling life.

With a calendar full of engaging events, each day is a new opportunity for fitness, fun, creativity and connection. A dedicated staff is available 24 hours a day to provide discreet support and take care of the cooking, cleaning and transportation, leaving residents with more time to pursue their passions – and discover new ones.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos is a community within Pacifica Senior Living properties.

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Amenities at Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice Available On-Site
Specialized Memory Care Training for Staff

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Anytime Dining
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Secured Community
Outdoor Walking Paths
Enclosed Courtyard

Transporation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Uncovered Parking

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium
Central Fireplace


Laundry Service / Drycleaning


Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Recreational areas

Piano or Organ
Arts and Crafts Center


Devotional Activities On-Site
Catholic Services
Art Classes
Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning

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December 20, 2021
Suzan - Child of resident/client
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Good Value for Your Money

I would recommend the Memory Care area to others for their loved ones. The staff is very good and address the residents by their first name. They are attentive to the resident's needs as well. There are exercise classes, memory games, crafts, and more for the residents to stay engaged with.

December 13, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
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Tour of Atria

During our tour a resident spilled their water and needed help but the tour guide just kept going instead of helping and that just kind of rubbed me the wrong way.

October 5, 2021
David B - Child of resident/client
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Great Experience

I've been impressed by the staff's genuine level of caring about the residents beyond the specific tasks at hand. The level of effort they demonstrate for the families as well has been excellent. The response from the executive director to even minor inquiries has been outstanding. And the food is excellent as well.

August 23, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
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A Nice Place To Live

Everyone is very friendly and my loved one has been happy here. There are always activities going on for the residents to participate in. The staff are always engaging with the residents at the community.

Response from Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

August 30, 2021

Your compliments are a highlight for our team. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for choosing Atria.

August 18, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
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MY REVIEW OF Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

My loved one was here for memory care and I would not recommend this community to others for memory care. The community is understaffed and the food is not good at all and there is no variety or options. The lobby is beautiful but the rooms in memory care are not clean as often as they are supposed to.

Response from Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

August 30, 2021

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We set a high standard for delivering quality, and your feedback is important to us. I have shared this with our Regional Vice President and Executive Director. If you'd like to personally speak further, please don't hesitate to contact us at customerservice@atriaseniorliving.com.

January 23, 2021
Beverly and Riley - Resident/client
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Review of Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

Great place to leave your senior.

October 9, 2020
Karen C. - Loved one of resident/client
Thank you Atria.

My mom moved into Atria late January 2020, Just six weeks before the COVID lockdown began. She thrived during this time, attending daily exercise classes, playing lots of bingo and meeting friends in the dining room and frequent celebrations. The lockdown has been hard on everyone at Atria, including residents, employees, and family members. The staff has dedicated themselves to keeping the residents safe while keeping them engaged and entertained. [name removed] has gone above and beyond, including dressing up in costumes, serenading from the parking lot, organizing hallway activities and delivering meals to room. She has made herself completely accessible to our family and we text frequently to check on mom or ask a question. She is truly a blessing. Her caregivers [names removed] have provided excellent daily care. We are so grateful for them all. The recent easing of restrictions have been so exciting! Small group exercise classes are back as well as lunches in the dining room. Its not back to normal but they are on their way, which is so wonderful to see.

October 7, 2020
Vernon G. Smith - Resident/client
Honest appraisal of my residence at Atria Rancho Penasquitos

At 96 and wheelchair bound I have found my final residence and look ahead to a few more years of pleasant living. I lived alone for basically 15 years before falling and fracturing a hip. Assisted living was last on my list for places to be. It was the best move I ever made for the times. The entire staff from the Executive Director on down are beyond excellent! Our Chef is a genius, the caregivers and medical techs are exceptional, and every level of workers is the best I have known. I was in a deep funk when I broke my hip and had to go through six weeks of rehab. I did not want to continue in this life and my family feared for my existence. Within two weeks I settled into the routine and have been the most content and happy I have been in years! Atria Rancho Penasquitos literally saved my life for which I am forever grateful. As Patriarch of a 5 generation family in San Diego my excellent care has made all happy along with me. Life is good!

October 7, 2020
Michelle Tompkins - Loved one of resident/client
Thank you

Atria RP, is the best place in the world for mom. The staff is professional, smart & very caring. We have never worried about mom’s care since day one. Everything from housekeep, meals & activities are top notch. Throughout COVID they have worked very hard with new guidelines & solutions within those difficult perimeters to keep mom healthy & safe. They have also done so while treating her with love & respect. Thanks go to [name removed], she is amazing!

October 7, 2020
Ken Dower - Resident/client
Critique of an Independent Resident

On my third year at Atria. I like being here among friends than being at home alone. It's a safe, active and happy experience. Atria is taking very good care of us during the pandemic. Activities are beginning to open up and that's a good thing for us. Care Givers, MTechs, Waitstaff and the maintenance and cleaning crew continue to do a great job.

October 7, 2020
Sandy DeCerbo - Loved one of resident/client

I was concerned about moving Mom out of her home of 40 years, but she needed more help than I could provide after a hospital stay for a broken hip. From the first meeting with the staff to today a year later, I knew I made the best choice. The monthly rate is NOT overinflated like some places I'd seen, in fact it is the best value I've found. - and they are honest, helpful and open about everything. EVERYONE has been wonderful! Mom is happy, she's eating (a small fete in itself) and the food is delicious. With the activities (OH MY GOODNESS THE ACTIVITIES!), the exercise classes and the other residents, Mom is thriving! The cleanliness, the welcoming and super friendly staff, how they care for her and how Mom has made an amazing recovery and is SO HAPPY, has made my world a lot brighter too. I LOVE Atria, best of all - so does Mom.

October 7, 2020
Adrienne Aeria Dines - Loved one of resident/client
Very happy that we found Atria Rancho Penasquitos

My mother has been a resident at Atria for around 6 months and we are as happy with her new surroundings as she is. The home is very clean and well maintained, a very personable size that facilitates a welcome feeling. The staff and in particular, [name removed], have been exceptionally and consistently helpful and really are an asset to the facility as well as our experience. There is a good level of communication and [name removed] and the staff are very responsive - they clearly take professional pride in providing a well-rounded home for the residents.

October 7, 2020
Tamara Workman - Loved one of resident/client
Above and beyond the norm

Under the very difficult circumstances of the Covid pandemic, this staff has done an amazing job of taking care of the residents. It has not been easy but they really have gone the extra mile. The care and concern is real.

October 7, 2020
Debbie Bulkeley - Loved one of resident/client
Atria- a family members perspective

My mother-in-law is living at Atria. She has a very nice room that includes a living room, a small kitchen, a bedroom, and a full bathroom. We like the size of the community, which is on the small side. Everybody there is very friendly and helpful. The only improvements that I would like to see are in healthier food choices, more activities, and more service to shopping and local events. I know that we’re going through Covid right now, but prior to Covid there wasn’t enough. They had trouble getting a driver for their van. They didn’t have one for months. The residents are paying a good sum of money and I don’t think it matches the amenities. However, like I said before, there are some amazing people working there such as the activities director, [name removed], who really keeps the residents entertained. I would like to see more interaction with the director and for him to reach out to the residents more often. He doesn’t engage with the family visitors as often as the past act director did. Overall, a fantastic place to be.

October 7, 2020
Darcy Gonzales - Loved one of resident/client
Highly recommend!

As it became apparent my father needed a little extra assistance with care, I researched and toured many facilities ranging from private residences to assisted living facilities. After touring Atria and meeting the staff, I had a good feeling that this was the right place for my dad. I brought him along one day for a visit and to meet some of the staff. He agreed, this was the right fit! After moving in, he felt very welcome by the clean and comforting surroundings and enthusiasm by the caregivers. I feel good knowing my dad is in a safe environment, enjoys nutritious meals (especially the deserts!), and has daily interaction with others. The activities director does a fabulous job helping the residents become engaged with one another and comes up with some pretty clever and creative ways to bring a smile to everyone's faces. Great job, Atria PQ!

August 14, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Overall friendly community

Overall, the have supportive staff and a good blend of activities and personal care. I chose this community because is two streets over from our family's house. I visited 5 other facilities. I would recommend this community to other families. The food good and nutritious with variety of options.

May 22, 2020
Robin C - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Friendly, caring, and professional

The staff at Atria Ranchero is extremely friendly and kind. They customized my mother's care for exactly what her needs and preferences were. They do a good job listening to the residents and their needs and are very patient with both the resident and family's concerns. We looked at quite a few communities for my mother and we have been very impressed with how Atria handled her care. Atria Ranchero is a smaller community, which was great for her. The activities are also good and are tailored towards less mobile seniors like bingo and smaller exercise classes. They also have the option to go on accompanied outings outside of the community, like to a beach picnic.

January 2, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Staff and menu for memory care residents.

My sister resides in the memory care portion of Atria at Rancho Penasquitos in San Diego. I visit her often and want to commend the staff of that facility. Our experience is new there, but so far it has been a good experience. I have lunch there with my sister when I can and am impressed with the food. Well balanced, a variety of dishes and very tasty.

December 31, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

Very nice place. I loved that it is small - it seems more homey. I visited a couple of days after the transition to Atria, so it was a little more difficult to get an idea how things will be. But overall I was very impressed and definitely keeping this one on the short list,

December 5, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful staff and food

Dad’s only been here a short time, but in the time he has been here the staff has been excellent. They’re very, very good with him and I’ve been very pleased. It took a little bit for him to get use to everything but they’ve been very kind, considerate, and caring. Everyone that we’ve worked with has been great. The food has been very good and their chef is wonderful. It always smells so good and everything they make is homemade I think. They seem to have quite a variety in what they serve as well. The thing I like is that they encourage drinking water, which is something that wasn’t at the last place he was at, and they serve cranberry juice to help prevent any sort of infections. My only concern is that things are going to be changing and the facility will be given over to a different management company so I’m hoping things will continue to work well. Another thing I like is that the activities director has something to do all the time. They’ll have a DJ come in that’ll play music from their era, there’s bingo, crafts, and they’ll have cooking days where the residents will get to cook different items. Every day is something new and it’s always busy so they’re not bored. There’s someone cleaning every day, too, and it’s kept very nice. I think there was only one time that I had to bring up that my dad’s room needed to be clean, but by the next day they were deep cleaning it. They really get into the holidays too! Right now they’re setting up for a Christmas brunch and there are decorations all over the facility. They even had a brunch for Thanksgiving and for Halloween they had all sorts of activities. I highly recommend them.

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Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos has received an average review rating of 4.2 based on 58 reviews. See all reviews.

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