4 Memory Care Communities in the Bend Area
Quality Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Community in Bend, Oregon
- 1099 NE Watt Way, Bend, OR 97701
- 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.
- You can select from a variety of menu choices for Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All menu options are selected by a registered dietician to ensure optimal nutritional value.
Welcome Home to Aspen Ridge Memory Care!
- 1025 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
- Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features spacious living quarters, large gathering spaces, activity rooms, and more.
- 5-Star Cuisine – A dedicated Chef who prepares a wide variety of meals, including traditional Holiday dinners and cuisine from a culturally-diverse menu.
- Social Outings – Residents enjoy our many stimulating activities, including painting day, bingo, bowling, lunch outings, musical performances, and so much more.
- Spiritual Services – Our community offers regular mass services for residents.
- Clubs & Resident Council – Residents enjoy hobby clubs as well as other specific interest committees like Resident Council.
Welcome Home to Mt. Bachelor Memory Care!
- 20225 Powers Rd, Bend, OR 97702
- Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features modern and spacious living quarters in various floor plans. The outdoor areas are well maintained and beautifully landscaped. Enjoy the restaurant-style dining area, game rooms, craft studio, and fitness area.
- 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 car shows, shuffleboard, Book Club, bowling, art therapy, group exercise classes, lunch outings, and more!
- Spiritual Services – Our community offers regular services to residents to meet their spiritual needs.
- Engaging Clubs – Residents take advantage of hobby clubs and other specific interest committees. Residents enjoy engaging in leadership roles and getting involved in community initiatives.
Exceptional Senior Living
- 1942 SW Canyon Drive, Redmond, OR 97756
- 3 delicious meals served daily
- 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
- Engaging activities
- Apartment maintenance
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
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.