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:

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A Secure Setting
Designed with the specific needs of those living with dementia in mind, we strive to secure our community to help residents experience a “sheltered freedom,” with secure outdoor walking spaces, courtyards and gardens. Using industry-leading techniques like color-coding, way-finding cues and personalized apartment entryways to encourage recognition, our goal is to gently guide each of our residents through days lived well. 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
Your loved one will feel right at home with our private apartments with plenty of natural window light and storage. We’ll help you make your family member’s apartment familiar and comfortable with a move-in guide and a suggested list of what to bring. And on the wall outside of each apartment is a shadow box that creates a small “biography” for each resident and serves as a tool for our care team to get to know each resident.

Consistent Care Assignments
Your loved one deserves to experience a full life in a place where they are well known. We provide services to do just that, like routine wellness monitoring and assistance coordinating care with outside healthcare providers. In addition, we assign the same care partners to your family member whenever possible to promote familiarity and relationship-rich care. And we don’t just hire good people; we invest in quality training and education to help keep our staff up-to-date on the latest dementia care techniques.

Enriching Activities
Our Clare Bridge Daily Path approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care provides our residents with a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging. Through a gentle structure of six programs per day, activities are tailored to maintain our residents' abilities and encourage the use of their current skills, even with advanced expressions of the disease. These include morning workouts with brain games and discussions, arts and crafts classes, music programs, devotional services and fitness activities such as dancing, walking, and our B-Fit program fitness program.

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Personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

We are committed to building person-centered partnerships with relationships based on trust, loving concern and a sense of family. For example, Brookdale Troutdale care associates are familiar with our residents’ histories, routines, and preferences to better support each resident’s unique needs of early, middle or late stages of Alzheimer's and other dementia. This helps build bonds and provides residents with a sense of stability and comfort that they are well-known where they live.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Concierge Service
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Private Dining Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Game Room
  • Walking Paths
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Whirlpool
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Snack Shop
  • Community Kitchen
  • Screened Lanai
  • Postal Services
  • Keypad Entry
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Piano
  • Personal Solutions

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Common Questions About Memory Care

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who are relatively independent, but they need some assistance with daily tasks, like bathing, dressing and managing medication. Assisted living is ideal for those who are looking to make the most of their retirement by living closer to other people in the same stage of life, while getting access to quality care, great onsite amenities, and interesting activities happening at the community.

 

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.