2 Featured Memory Care Communities in the Albany Area
3411 Boone Road SE, Salem, OR 97317
- Restaurant-style dining
- Housekeeping and linen service
- Emergency wireless call system
- Transportation service
- Activities 7 days a week
Embracing a Better Life. Embracing Life Better.®
1955 Dallas Hwy NW, Salem, OR 97304
- From Villas and Town Homes to apartments convenient to dining and amenities, the residential story at Capital Manor is one of extensive choices.
- We offer the peace of mind and security that come with the guarantee of Full Continuing Care and the knowledge that care is available if you should ever need it
- A general store, card and gift shop, thrift shop, bank and beauty shop are part of the Capital Manor campus.
- We're in the heart of Oregon's wine country and only about an hour from the beautifully scenic Oregon coast.
- Fresh, natural, organic, nutritious, homemade and delicious - all are attributes of the menu options you'll enjoy here.
5 Memory Care Communities in the Albany Area
Exceptional Senior Living
2445 Southeast Geary Street, Albany, OR 97322
- Personalized Service Assessment and Plan
- Assistance with Personal Needs
- Ambulation & Escort Services
- Three nutritious and appetizing meals served daily
- Snacks available throughout the day
Welcome Home to Timberwood Court Memory Care!
2875 SE 14th Avenue, Albany, OR 97322
- Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features spacious apartments, and many have a view of the landscaped gardens. Residents and visitors enjoy the mature fruit trees, garden beds, and bird feeders.
- 5-Star Cuisine – A dedicated Chef who prepares a wide variety of meals, including traditional Holiday dinners and resident favorites.
- Social Outings – Residents enjoy our many stimulating activities, including social outings, parades, cooking classes, happy hour, fitness activities, musical performances, games, birthday parties, and more!
- Recognition of Residents’ Birthdays – We are dedicated to celebrating our residents’ birthdays and creating a fun environment for everyone.
- Inspirational Services – Our community offers regular services to residents to meet their needs.
Exceptional Senior Living
1355 Boone Road South East, Salem, OR 97306
- Morning Mental Workout - Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
- Daily Physical Activity - A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
- Daily Life Skills - Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
- Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming - Activities are designed using the resident's own social history information as a foundation.
- Our residents enjoy dementia-friendly menus with familiar and easy-to-manage selections, small dining rooms with consistent pre-selected seating and personal dining assistance as needed.
Celebrate Life at Every Age
695 Orchard Heights Road NW, Salem, OR 97304
- Restaurant-style dining
- Weekly housekeeping, linen and cleaning service
- Conveniently located close to shopping, medical clinics and other services
- Scheduled transportation for outings, appointments and errands
- Social events calendar with activities, happy hours and educational opportunities
This Feels Like Home.
4452 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305
- Fully-equipped kitchens/balconies and walk-out patios
- One-bedroom and studio apartments
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
- Exercise classes and wellness activities
- Scheduled courtesy transportation
What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?
Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia. Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood. Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s
Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living. Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.
When Might Memory Care be Necessary?
It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:
- Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
- Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
- Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
- Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
- Incoherent thoughts and speech
- Impaired judgment
- Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
- Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
- Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage
What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?
Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking. However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:
- Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
- Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
- Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
- Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.
A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you. Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.