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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.
To choose the best memory care facilities in Medford, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.
Overall, our team:
Farmington Square at Medford is a pet-friendly community offering assisted living, memory care, respite and hospice services. Memory care residents enjoy a nutritious dining program of three well-balanced meals served family- style per day to nourish their bodies, while facilitated group exercises promote flexibility, improve balance and increase circulation. The staff encourages residents to engage in their unique interests through creative art lessons, Bible study sessions and live classical music entertainment. Additionally, frequent guest lecturers and discussion groups provide mental stimulation for both assisted living and memory care residents. For those wanting to enjoy Medford’s cultural attractions, the facility provides scheduled transportation for fun group excursions.
What Residents Are Saying
Loved ones comment on the quality of care provided by the kind and communicative staff members. One resident’s family member says, “I am very pleased with the care he is receiving … the staff is also very attentive to my concerns and questions. I feel fortunate to have him in such a compassionate and well-run environment.”
Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 stars, 29 reviews
Phone: (541) 414-4825
Address: 1530 Poplar Dr., Medford, OR 97504
Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place offers assisted living and memory care communities to older adults in Medford. Assisted living residents can engage in Prestige Senior Living’s wellness-focused lifestyle program, Celebrations. Residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia participate in the award-winning Expressions memory care program. Delivered by a specially trained, compassionate staff, the Expressions program uses activities that stimulate the body and mind to alleviate some of the fear and stress associated with cognitive impairment. Residents participate in regular physical exercise, a lively arts program, and educational and spiritual activities. The Tasty Expressions component encourages residents to delight in the joy of cooking and celebrate eating activities. Prestige’s stated goal is to use the latest, most innovative memory care life-enrichment techniques to turn daily activities into memorable, meaningful events.
What Residents Are Saying
The secure, clean and well-lit memory care neighborhood that permits residents to stroll freely is important to family members. One son wrote, “From the beginning of our journey to find my mother a safe, quality assisted living environment to live in, Arbor Place stood out. I moved my mother in and the kind, caring staff, along with many activities, has not disappointed me. She loves the environment.”
Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars; 46 reviews
Phone: (541) 773-5380
Address: 3150 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR 97504
Roxy Ann Memory Community is family owned, and it’s Oregon’s only memory care facility that’s a certified Eden Alternative Community. The 10,000-square-foot facility can accommodate 16 residents, known as “elders,” in a secure, homelike environment. A large outdoor area contains a garden and covered picnic area that hosts numerous gatherings with friends and family. A high staff-to-resident ratio and low caregiver turnover combined with the concepts of Eden Alternative create a special memory care environment. This “habitat for human beings” enriches the lives of not only the elders and their families, who are invited to participate fully, but also their collaborative care partners. The focus is on creating a community built on deep relationships where the loneliness, helplessness and boredom often experienced by those with memory loss are eliminated.
What Residents Are Saying
Family members love the clean, bright atmosphere and exceptionally caring staff. One daughter wrote, “Mom had been at two other facilities, recovering from a hip fracture, and we were surprised at what a difference it made to have staff so well-trained and experienced with dementia. When we moved her to Roxy Ann, finally I was able to sleep at night knowing she was well cared for.”
Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 6 reviews
Phone: (541) 608-7699
Address: 2530 Lone Pine Rd., Medford, OR 97504