Our state-of-the-art programs employ the latest research as well as the knowledge base and experience of Brookdale, the largest provider of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the nation. These memory care programs can help your loved one maintain their mental functions and stay socially engaged as they enjoy the satisfaction and dignity of daily moments of success.
We understand your concern about the health and safety of your senior loved one. You worry that they may not take their medications properly, suffer a serious fall, or experience a health emergency with no one around. You feel stressed from the time demands of looking after your loved one, and guilt for not doing more.
We also understand the emotional turmoil going on within the senior you care for. They love their house and all the things they have filled it with over the years. They also fear the unknown, and may mistakenly associate a memory care apartment community with a nursing home.
We Balance Independence With Assistance
The senior in your life doesn’t have to choose between independence or assistance. Unlike a nursing home, Brookdale Salem is a community of apartment homes where they can have both — the independence of a private home, plus whatever type of supportive aid they need to perform daily tasks and maintain their health and cognitive functions.
Live With the Senior Living Leader
Our community is owned and operated by Brookdale, the nation’s largest provider of senior living solutions and the nation’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We are the number one leader in retirement hospitality and care because our associates connect with our residents, “adopt” them as grandparents, and enrich their lives every day.
- Emergency Response in Each Room
- Private Bathroom - Sink/Toilet
- 24 Hour Security System
- Concierge Service
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Parking - Surface
- Postal Services
- Computer/Internet Access
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Ice Cream Parlor
- Flat Screen TV
- Landscaped Grounds
At Brookdale Salem, we assist our residents in body and mind.
We learn resident personalities — before a resident moves into their Brookdale home, our staff meets with their family to learn about their loved one’s life history, current cognitive abilities, daily routines, particular likes and dislikes, physical needs, and mental needs.
We tailor individualized plans — based on each resident’s needs and preferences, we design a Personalized Service Plan that can include the following physical assistance services:
- Help With Daily Personal Tasks — Our staff can assist your loved one with showering, hygiene, clothing selection, dressing, and grooming.
- Incontinence Management
- Mobility and Escort Service
- Dining Assistance
- Nurse on Call
- Medication Management
- Diabetes Management
- Home Healthcare Agency Services
- Visiting Physicians, Psychiatric Nurses, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
Our community also looks after each resident’s mental needs.
Although the Clare Bridge program has established more than a quarter-century of success, it continues to evolve by incorporating the latest research for the care of thousands of Brookdale residents across the country who are overcoming symptoms of dementia with special program activities.
In small “Cluster Groups” each resident is surrounded by others with the same cognitive abilities, to give them a feeling of fitting in. They participate in easy Daily Path activities that provide daily moments of success, and feelings of accomplishment and competence.
We select a minimum of six activities per day, tailored to match each resident’s previous life interests. These activities are scheduled to give our residents a gentle daily structure, seven days a week, in a routine that gives them a sense of security.
The Clare Bridge Dining Program was designed by a team of Alzheimer’s care professionals, including a gerontologist specializing in dementia care, a chef, and a registered dietician. It offers:
- Dementia-Friendly Menus
- Small Dining Rooms with Consistent Pre-Selected Seating
- Personal Dining Assistance
When vacancies are available, we offer short-term respite stays for Alzheimer’s and dementia care guests so that family caregivers like you can enjoy a much-needed rest or leave town for a business trip or vacation while your loved one receives pampered care.
Learn More About Our Care
We’d love for you to come visit to see what we can provide for you. Call today or click on Contact Us and let us know how we can help you.