What Our Memory Care Community Can Offer You
Just because someone you love is experiencing memory loss, it doesn't mean that they should have to sacrifice their quality of life. Our residents spend their days in a secure environment, surrounded by familiar people who encourage them to enjoy life, experience feelings of belonging and purpose, and help to maintain their current skills through our daily path of engagement.
Here are just a few of the ways we help the seniors in our memory care programs make the most of this season of their lives:
A Secure Setting
Protected by secured entrances and exits and enclosed walking areas, our residents can feel a sense of independence and freedom as we strive to help them explore the large outdoor courtyard and garden, walking paths and the rest of their surroundings in a secured environment. Easy-to-navigate common areas, all on a single level with soothing wall colors, help create a comforting home for our residents. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing there is trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be alerted to an emergency.
A Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
Here at Brookdale Beaverton, we don’t skimp on comfort. Our dining room has beautiful tray ceilings, lots of natural light, wood floors, and table settings ready for fine dining. Our living spaces are similarly comfortable, providing the maximum home sweet home feeling. It’s all about building a backdrop for your loved one’s best senior life. While our common areas are designed for socializing, our apartments offer privacy and a quiet place. Our pet-friendly apartments are filled with plenty of natural light from large windows and can be personalized with your loved one’s favorite belongings.
Consistent Care Assignments
We don’t just hire good people; we carefully select staff we would trust to care for our own families. And we invest in quality training and education to help keep our team up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques. Your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. That's why we assign the same care partners to your family member whenever possible to promote familiarity and relationship-rich care. Our attentive staff handles chores such as laundry and housekeeping while providing support throughout the day, whether during meals, taking medication, bathing or more.
The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides residents with a structured yet fun routine of activities like discussions for mental workouts and dancing for physical exercise, to help maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. Engagement offers stimulation and challenge but remains failure-free. Our attentive staff also help residents flourish in activities such as gardening, kitchen work and other projects that provide the opportunity to use meaningful life skills and talents.
Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our memory care program was developed and continues to evolve based on the latest research in dementia care, improving clinical outcomes, and shared learnings across our national network of senior living and memory care communities. We understand that techniques that work for one resident may not work for another. Instead, our care partners are trained to provide person-centered care, which means we focus on understanding our residents’ histories, routines and preferences. But it's more than just a care approach. Our residents also benefit from our specialized environment and kind staff to support them at all stages of the disease.
- Emergency Alert System
- Pet Friendly
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Private Dining Room
- Walking Paths
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Landscaped Grounds
- Fireside Living Room
- Snack Shop
- Community Kitchen
- Meeting Rooms
- Computer/Internet Access
- Postal Services
- Keypad Entry
- Personal Solutions
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Memory care communities are specifically designed for seniors living with Alzheimer's or dementia. They feature safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the health of the residents. You'll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents work on their cognitive abilities, while also getting to enjoy passions and hobbies. Staff typically are specially trained to provide the quality care needed for seniors with memory loss.
Memory care features can vary from location to location. Sometimes they are stand-alone communities, and sometimes they are part of a larger community with more levels of care. They often include safety features like emergency alert systems, enclosed courtyards and keypad entry; personalized programming; easy-to-navigate features like color-coded hallways and spacious hallways; and accommodations for seniors in both the early and late stages of dementia.
As much as we wish there was a cure for Alzheimer’s, the best thing a memory care community can do is provide opportunities for your loved one to maintain or experience improvement in their current skills. Research has shown that living in a community can reduce the amount of medication a resident needs, increase their overall health and wellness with proper nutrition and exercise, and provide increased social interaction that leads to lower levels of depression and isolation.
The cost of memory care depends on several different factors, including location, floor plan and how much care your loved one needs. The good news is that our residents only pay for the services they actually need.
This is one of those tricky questions that only you can answer. It’s important to do your research before coming to a final decision. But we can tell you that as the disease progresses, the amount of time, energy and resources required to provide quality care will increase. This often creates more stress for the caregiver and could compromise the otherwise high quality of life your loved one could enjoy in a memory care community.
Our communities incorporate several features to help keep your loved one safe, like including emergency alert systems in each apartment. The majority of our communities also have enclosed outdoor courtyards so residents can explore in a secure environment.
Many caregivers think that a private suite is always the better option for their loved one, but research has shown the value of companionship for seniors living with Alzheimer's or dementia. Sharing an apartment with a roommate can sometimes give residents a greater sense of purpose and lead to deep and lasting friendships. Companion suites can also be more budget-friendly!
Most memory care communities provide educational materials and outreach for families exploring senior living options, but you still need to do your research. Consider what specific items are on your wish list, taking into consideration your loved one’s individual needs and any activities, treatments or accommodations that you believe is important. For more information on finding the right memory care community, visit our Find the Right Memory Care Community page.