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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 Vancouver, 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 13 hours researching memory care facilities in Vancouver
  • Read more than 45 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 4 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 6 Best Memory Care Facilities in Vancouver

Bonaventure of Salmon Creek

  • Resident Capacity: 140
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $4218 for memory care, $3195 for assisted living, $2700 for independent living

Bonaventure of Salmon Creek is a memory care community in Vancouver, Washington, that takes a personalized approach to serving its residents. Residents participate in enriching activities, such as reminiscing therapy, which is a relaxing time spent looking through old photographs, as well as relaxing and uplifting aromatherapy sessions. Activities are conducted by experienced staff who have extensive training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Residents also enjoy animal therapy for stress reduction and arts and crafts to encourage their creativity and cognitive health.

What Residents Are Saying

According to one online reviewer, “This place is beautiful. We have been several times to visit our Grandma in assisted living. When you walk in, you are in this massive lobby area that feels like a fancy hotel.” In addition to the luxurious community features, reviewers also praise the staff as friendly, with one calling them “super nice people.”

Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars; 49 reviews

Phone: (360) 258-2388

Address: 13700 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686

Web: bonaventuresenior.com

Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge

  • Resident Capacity: 80
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Starting at $4,222 per month

Located close to the Vancouver Mall, Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge provides memory care and respite services to seniors in the Vancouver, Washington, area. The pet-friendly facility offers state-of-the-art advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, such as the Clare Bridge Dining Program, to create a healthy environment for seniors. Personalized care plans are established for the residents based on their needs, which include activities, such as morning walks and Saturday ice cream socials. Residents participate in various clubs and can attend religious services in the on-site chapel. Seniors can enjoy a library and an arts and crafts studio along with a game room and beauty and barber shop.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members and visitors give the facility high marks for cleanliness and good food. Visitors describe the facility as a comfortable, home-like place. One online reviewer said, “My mom is now in Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge. The rooms are big. They have activities every day. I can visit her any time I want, and the staff is very helpful.”

Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars, 31 reviews.

Phone: (844) 533-0915

Address: 7900 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver, WA 98662

Web: brookdale.com

Harvest Homes

  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Studio $5,495 plus care costs

Harvest Homes in Portland, Oregon, is a family owned facility that offers multiple levels of care for its residents. The programs in this facility include assisted living, residential care and a memory care community all with 24/7 attendants and nurses on call. Community members enjoy home-cooked meals in a sunlit atrium and have access to several different lounge spaces, including a fireside reading area. Gardens surround the property with a covered deck and fenced courtyard for daily strolls. Residents in the Memory Care Community work closely with staff specifically trained for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Daily living care, including bathing, dressing and medication management, is available as needed for residents in any of the community’s resident programs. Events and activities are offered daily and weekly.

What Residents Are Saying

Harvest Homes in Portland has gained a strong reputation, especially for its comfortable and light-filled common rooms. A family member of one resident offered this positive review, saying, “My relatives moved into Harvest Homes. Our experience is good. The room is clean and presentable. We had a pleasant experience with the people working there. They are professional. They have activities like arts & crafts, and they have shows there as well.”

Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 40 reviews

Phone: (503) 286-2423

Address: 6921 N Roberts Ave., Portland, OR 97203

Web: harvesthomes.us

Highgate at Vancouver

  • Resident Capacity: Call for details
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $3,251-$3,973 per month

Highgate at Vancouver is located in the Starcrest neighborhood of northern Vancouver, Washington. The facility focuses on an approach called “Aging Wisely,” which emphasizes limiting the difficulties that come with aging while maximizing the opportunities for residents to enjoy themselves. Examples of this include ground-floor living for all residents, attached garages, fireplaces and 24-hour assistance. The property charges rent on a month-by-month basis to allow residents flexibility, and they enjoy morning coffee and meals served throughout the day, prepared from scratch by a professionally trained chef. Pets are welcome, and residents enjoy a wide range of daily activities, including movie nights, sing-alongs, exercise classes and afternoon tea.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents and their loved ones enjoy the cleanliness of the facility and appreciate that any issues are “quickly resolved.” The staff members earn praise for their demeanor and are described as “kind, courteous, and helpful.”

Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 73 reviews

Phone: (360) 571-7272

Address: 9803 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665

Web: highgateseniorliving.com

Touchmark at Fairway Village

  • Resident Capacity: 30 – waitlist of a month or two on average for memory care
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $6,000 Studio, includes meals and utilities, care is on point basis

Touchmark at Fairway Village offers a continuum of care to seniors in the Vancouver area. Active Independent Living residents enjoy access to the award-winning Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment Program and multiple housing options with 150 floor plans. Assisted Living neighborhoods provide a registered nurse to coordinate the 24-hour caregiving staff, who are trained in Touchmark’s philosophy of person-centered care. For individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia, the community offers early memory care and memory care neighborhoods. Residents live in spacious private studios with large private bathrooms. The secure, homelike setting is staffed by care partners trained in Music and Memorysm, TimeSlips and the Best Friends approach, ensuring the most personalized, relationship-centered care for each resident.

What Residents Are Saying

The sincere, dedicated staff and the vibrant atmosphere they help create are often referred to as Touchmark’s best features, while the pool, gym, theater and hair salon are also popular. One reviewer wrote, “My mother-in-law is at Touchmark at Fairway Village. It’s fantastic; I would live there myself. She is in memory care. It is a little bit different than the rest of it, but it is a great community.”

Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars; 55 reviews

Phone: (360) 524-4925

Address: 2911 Southeast Village Loop, Vancouver, WA 98683

Web: touchmarkvancouver.com

Windsor Gardens Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity: 12
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $3,510 per month

Windsor Gardens Memory Care is a smaller senior living community devoted to providing memory care for seniors with moderate to advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in beautiful Vancouver, Washington. The unique size of the facility allows the specially trained staff members to provide top-notch care for residents, which includes security and safety along with medical attention. Care is provided 24 hours per day with a low staff member to resident ratio to provide the best personal care for every resident. The facility has been family owned and operated by the same management for 30 years.

What Residents Are Saying

One online reviewer said,”It is very homey and warm. Caregivers and owners are warm. They have different levels of dementia and Alzheimer care people. The staff is very efficient and caring. There is an activity person that comes Monday through Thursday who does activities like crafts and jewelry making. The food is very good. The dining room is like a home setup and only has 12 people — not a big place. Security and safety are excellent.”

Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars, 12 reviews.

Phone: (360) 944-7419

Address: 1602 NE 162nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

Web: windsorgardensvancouver.com