What to Expect from Memory Care at a Skilled Nursing Center


One of the greatest challenges families can face as their loved one ages is finding them compassionate care for their unique medical needs, especially if they are experiencing a form of memory loss or dementia.

If you suspect memory loss in a loved one that compromises their safety and well-being or makes it difficult for them to accomplish daily tasks, it may be time to seek support from their healthcare team. Upon seeking help, your loved one may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia and may require a form of Memory Care to ensure they are able to continue living an active, fulfilling life while receiving the most advanced forms of support.

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care is a specialty type of care for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other type of cognitive challenges. Memory care centers provide a safe, supportive environment and offer programs, activities, and exercises to ensure patients are staying engaged and fulfilled. This kind of extended care is intended for memory care patients who need ongoing care and assistance performing daily tasks while managing their individual cognitive health challenges.

Patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia face unique medical needs that can make an everyday task seem daunting, but with a patient-centered approach to memory care and a compassionate team of healthcare providers they are able to manage cognitive obstacles and continue living an engaging, active lifestyle.

Memory Care at a Prestige Skilled Nursing Center

If your loved one is experiencing memory loss or has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, their healthcare team may suggest long-term memory care at a skilled nursing center.

At Prestige Care, we know memory loss can cause fear and frustration among your loved one and we understand the emotional and physical toll it can bring. This is why our team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality care in an environment in which memory care patients can improve their quality of life and continue living a healthy lifestyle. We take the time to understand each individual’s life story to ensure we are providing them with comprehensive care that is tailored to their personal preferences and medical needs while building a meaningful relationship with them.  

Our award-winning Expressions Memory Care Program at Chehalem Health and Rehab Center and Molalla Manor Care Center keeps patients engaged and fulfilled while our highly skilled clinical team uses innovative care techniques and life enrichment activities to stimulate the body and mind. Expressions offers those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia an outlet for creativity in a safe environment where they are able to feel accepted, important, and comfortable in a home-like environment.

Memory care patients at Prestige have the opportunity to express themselves through arts, learning and spirituality, and focus on turning daily activities into memorable and meaningful events.

While we know patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia face unique cognitive challenges that can make accomplishing an everyday task seem difficult, we strive to create an environment in which each person can thrive and live a productive and meaningful life. Our highly trained staff is on-site 24/7 to help memory care patients with activities of daily living, ensure they are receiving the appropriate diet for their nutritional needs, and help them manage their mental and physical health. We also provide a variety of amenities to ensure your loved one feels comfortable and secure in their new environment:

  • Medication management
  • Regular cleaning and housekeeping
  • Secured and safe centers
  • Licensed nursing oversight
  • Pet therapy
  • Resources such as Guide to Memory Care

At Prestige, you can rest assured that your loved one is being cared for and supported with the most advanced form of memory care techniques. We understand how challenging it can be to find care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but we are here to help navigate your family through the process and ensure they are receiving the best care possible. To learn more about our Memory Care and Expressions program, visit www.prestigecare.com/memory-care.