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I. Getting Help

I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

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.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Salem, 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:

  • Spent over 20 hours researching memory care facilities in Salem
  • Read more than 70 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 6 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 9 Best Memory Care Facilities in Salem

Brookstone Alzheimer's Special Care Center

  • Resident Capacity: 57
  • Room Types: Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $5,950

Located in the capital city of Oregon, the Brookstone Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Salem is close to several parks and recreational venues. Its location offers its residents and their families opportunities for a variety of cultural activities, such as Broadway productions and Chamber Orchestra concerts. Inside the facility, the residents enjoy a homelike environment complemented with gourmet-quality meals, daily social activities and round-the-clock care delivered by a professional staff. Its distinctive brand of memory care program, the Meaningful Moments, designs customized treatment plans based on residents’ background and preferences. The facility also encourages the active involvement of family and friends in its specialized care team to create a nurturing, familiar environment. The Brookstone Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is part of the JEA Senior Living and upholds the group’s mission of providing quality care while honoring the experience of aging.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers described the facility as good, clean, cozy and with a homelike atmosphere. The quality of care and the variety of social activities also received positive comments. One relative says, “They pursue activities that get the residents perhaps remembering about their own lives. The facility also does outside excursions and short day trips in their van.”

Reviews: 4.45 out of 5 stars; 34 reviews

Phone: (503) 967-9131

Address: 5881 Woodside Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Web: jeaseniorliving.com

Farmington Square Salem

  • Resident Capacity: 103
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $4,470+ including utilities, meals, and housekeeping

Farmington Square Salem’s emphasis on physical and emotional well-being is reflected in its Transitions program for memory care residents, a care program designed to grow with the needs of each individual to minimize dementia’s impact. Additionally, the Enhanced Care program pairs higher needs residents with two staff members for 24-hour care and tailored recreational activities. Tai chi, yoga, strength classes and walking clubs keep residents fit and moving, while guest lectures and cultural outings inspire intellectual stimulation. Creativity is encouraged through art classes and special live music events featuring jazz piano or classical guitar. Residents enjoy always available snack and beverages as well as restaurant-style dining for well-balanced meals cooked with fresh, nutritious ingredients.

What Residents Are Saying

Loved ones remark on the facility’s kind, attentive staff and active community environment. One family member says, “They care about the people that live there and that really makes a difference. There are larger tables where the residents gather around and sing songs and study. They keep them busy. They have something scheduled in the morning and afternoon every day.”

Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars; 119 reviews

Phone: (971) 915-1186

Address: 960 Boone Rd. Southeast, Salem, OR 97306

Web: farmingtonsquare-salem.com

Four Seasons Residential Care Facility

  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Room Types: Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Starts at $4,900 including basic care including management up to 5 medications and two weekly showers

Nestled in the heart of Salem, Four Seasons Residential Care Facility offers assisted living and memory care within a small-town atmosphere. Access to dining, shopping, recreation and medical services is quick and easy via public transit or automobile. The facility is just a few minutes away from Riverfront City Park and Willamette Town Center. Since 1998, Four Seasons has been committed to delivering high-quality care at affordable prices. Their core values include compassion for residents, honesty, integrity and accountability. A team of skilled caregivers, including a dedicated registered nurse, works hard to provide a family atmosphere with everything from health monitoring and safety checks to home-cooked meals and medication management. A wide range of activities are planned daily to promote physical fitness and social gathering.

What Residents Are Saying

Families love Four Seasons Residential Care Facility because the staff is passionate about improving lives. One reviewer writes, “Words cannot express how thankful we are for Four Seasons RCF! I’ve seen my husband blossom again, and he is receiving the type of care and compassion that he so deserves.”

Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars, 17 reviews

Phone: (971) 707-1858

Address: 2850 Evergreen Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Web: fourseasonsrcf.com

Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights

  • Resident Capacity: 85
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: $3,900 Assisted Living, $4,495 Memory Care

Prestige Senior Living located in Orchard Heights, Salem, Oregon, provides assisted living and memory care services in a community-based setting. Believing that life is an activity at whatever age, it implements an innovative wellness program, Celebrations, that nurtures the mind, body and spirit while providing the residents the freedom to enjoy life. It strives to take away the stress of household chores, allowing the residents to focus on the things they love. Amenities, such as complimentary laundry service and first-class dining, are just some of life’s luxuries that Prestige Senior Living incorporates into the residents’ daily lives. Planned events, activities and learning opportunities also form part of their lifestyle program. The community offers the award-winning Expressions Memory Care Program that uses innovative care techniques and life enrichment programming to help memory care residents live a productive life treated with dignity and respect.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers say the facility is nice, clean and spacious. They also gave positive comments about the food, describing it as great-tasting, first-class and with a good variety of choices. The dining area was described by a relative as a “gorgeous and beautiful restaurant area, and it’s very light and cheery.”

Reviews: 3.44 out of 5 stars; 40 reviews

Phone: (503) 566-9052

Address: 695 Orchard Heights Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304

Web: prestigecare.com

Rosewood Court

  • Resident Capacity: 50
  • Room Types: Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: From $4,425-$5,775 depending on level of care, plus $400 for a private room

A family-owned residential care facility specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Rosewood Court promotes comfort and security in a serene, natural environment. Outside, residents can stroll along the facility’s numerous walking paths, visit the pond and hear water trickling from the outdoor fountains. Comfortable furniture and an abundance of potted plants line the well-sized interior courtyard. For a touch of luxury, classic artwork adorns the walls, and the on-site beauty salon is available for residents’ personal needs. The designated activities director schedules interactive fitness classes, bible study and card games throughout the day to encourage socializing and mental stimulation.

What Residents Are Saying

Friends and family members comment on Rosewood Court’s loving and capable staff. One relative states, “Hard working staff. Knowledgeable and caring. Lots of experience when it comes to both dementia and end of life. They can deal with behaviors most can’t.” Another says, “Excellent care. They treated my mom like family.”

Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars; 52 reviews

Phone: (503) 585-4602

Address: 4254 Weathers St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Web: tierrarose.com

The Village at Keizer Ridge

  • Resident Capacity: Call for details
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Prices start at $3,720 a month

The Village at Keizer Ridge is in the northern Salem suburb of Keizer, Oregon, near McNary Golf Club. The facility focuses on what it refers to as healthy living, emphasizing the health of the body, mind and spirit. Amenities include a fitness studio and walking paths to help residents get active, and strength training and group classes are regularly offered. An outdoor garden is also available for relaxation and meditation. Other activity options include religious services, wine tastings and book clubs. The property prepares meals on site, and residents are given an everyday menu that features many favorites and a list of daily specials.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents are pleased with the demeanor of the staff members and their helpfulness in difficult situations, calling them, “very serious about striving for excellence in their care for their clients. They are quick to respond.” The facility also earns high marks for its cleanliness, with residents saying it is “totally accommodating, perfectly clean and beautiful”

Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 stars, 64 reviews

Phone: (503) 390-1300

Address: 1165 McGee Court NE, Keizer, OR 97303

Web: villageatkeizerridge.com

The Woods at Willowcreek

  • Resident Capacity: 85
  • Room Types: Studios, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $2,875

The Woods at Willowcreek is an assisted living and Footsteps memory care facility designed specifically for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Surrounded by shady trees, nearby wineries and Salem’s waterfront, the community promotes serenity, security and warmth through nature and its low staff-to-resident ratio. Residents enjoy rooms with kitchenettes, roll-in showers and access to a Whirlpool tub. The chef’s seasonal meals of locally-sourced ingredients can be eaten in the shared dining hall, garden or in one’s apartment through take-out or room service. Brain teasers and word puzzles stimulate residents’ minds, while guided meditative walks, country drives and watercolor painting promote feelings of peace and restoration.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers comment on the facility’s attentive and communicative staff. One family member says, “I cannot say enough good things about this place. The staff really care about their folks. My mother was treated with love and respect by everyone there. They were on top of any physical changes and notified us immediately, including when they felt she needed hospice care.”

Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 19 reviews

Phone: (503) 581-4239

Address: 4398 Glencoe St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Web: thespringsliving.com

Windsong Memory Care at Eola Hills

  • Resident Capacity: Call for details
  • Room Types: Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: Memory Care starts at $4,997 per month

WindSong at Eola Hills is a state-of-the-art memory care community that offers the person-centered Montessori Method of treatment to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The specifically trained staff provides familiar tasks focused on each resident’s careers, hobbies and interests to forge a deep and meaningful personal connection. Residents are encouraged to be as active and independent as possible as they engage in experiences that mimic those they enjoyed in the past. This encourages socialization while also instilling a sense of pride in accomplishment that enhances self-esteem. The community provides 56 memory care suites with private or shared bedrooms and private or shared baths. Rates are based on which of the five levels of care a resident requires, as determined by the Registered Nurse after a personal assessment is completed. These levels refer to the medical, functional and psychosocial status of the resident.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members with loved ones living at Windsong often cite the caring staff and engaging activities. Good communication between the facility and family members is also highlighted. One woman whose in-laws reside there wrote, “We are notified immediately of any issues or events that occur, so we’re never left wondering.”

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 21 reviews

Phone: (503) 912-4551

Address: 2030 Wallace Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304

Web: windsongmemorycare.com

Brookdale Salem

  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: $3,350 to $5,500 per month

Brookdale Salem is located in Salem, Oregon, and is a unique facility because it specializes in memory care for seniors. The staff at Brookdale Salem receives ongoing training modules to keep them up-to-date with the quickly changing memory and dementia care field to be able to provide the best possible care for residents at all times. Residents enjoy a large front porch and private bathrooms along with a piano and ice cream parlor. A 24-hour security system and skilled staff members provide residents with security at all times.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers describe the facility as nice and clean with an attentive staff. One reviewer said in an online post, “I will always be grateful we were able to bring my mother to Brookdale. From her first days there and until the day she passed, they were unfailingly kind and gave her excellent care. Thank you to everyone who worked with her.”

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 26 reviews.

Phone: (844) 761-9054

Address: 1355 Boone Rd. South East, Salem, OR 97306

Web: brookdale.com