From the Provider
At Clare Bridge of Beaverton we know that memory losses due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are progressive and residents' needs are continually changing. That's why we provide balance in our residents' capabilities, personalities, and preferences to create daily routines that enhance their spirits and increase their sense of purpose. We believe the amount of satisfaction our Alzheimer's and dementia care residents receive from the tasks that fill their days goes a long way to maintaining their sense of purpose and overall satisfaction with life. An integral part of this is our promise to encourage each resident to find Daily Moments of Success. To help our residents achieve these moments, our associates receive the tools and training needed in such key areas as specialized dining and the ongoing monitoring of healthcare and behavioral needs, to name a few.
We provide Alzheimer's and dementia care residents with the lifestyle, housing, and services they need in comfortable surroundings combined with the amenities, programs, and care to help stimulate recognition, recall, and wellness in a safe environment. Through years of caring for individuals with dementia, our professional care staff has learned to create optimal surroundings and approaches to care. Familiar environments that our residents have enjoyed throughout their lives are recreated to help them feel reassured and comfortable. The Alzheimer's and dementia care programs at Clare Bridge of Beaverton are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.
Reviews of Clare Bridge of Beaverton
Average Rating: based on 4 Reviews
I visited this facility
Clare Bridge of Beaverton is a care facility that focuses their care towards seniors with Alzheimer's or other illnesses involving dementia. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, letting me conduct interviews and gave me a tour of the facility. The facility itself is designed to allow personal space and independence, while still providing security and safe measures for the seniors. There are also plenty of activities for the seniors to participate in. For how depressing a assistant living facility can be, this one was full of very positive upbeat people working on the staff.
I visited this facility
My experience with this assisted living provider was not one that I see positively or want to remember for that long. The amenities in the lobby, dining room and individual rooms seemed outdated and it looked like anything creative or unique was stripped from the residents. All the rooms looked frighteningly similar. The staff at the front desk was just sitting there reading the newspaper and magazines while all of the residents were sitting in silence watching a movie. Nobody seemed to be taking care of them and the mood just seemed depressing. I figured a place like this would bring motivation and optimism to the residents but it seemed like just a cold environment on the outside regardless of the exterior beauty.
I visited this facility
Beautiful facility, clean, lot of activities, many caregivers, RNs onsite for 2 out of 3 shifts. However, this facility is strictly "private pay". They do not accept Medicaid, even if you have been private pay for a number of years. Can't risk having to move my loved one to a different facility if our long-term care insurance runs out.
The facility itself is designed comfortably and home-like, the choices in colors and furnishings, etc. is down-to-earth and gives off a welcoming vibe. For a memory care facility it is a bit bigger and more spread out than I prefer as memory care residents tend to do better in smaller, more intimate settings but the residents seem to be somewhat familiar with the layout of the facility and they appear to be able to find their way around easily enough..
The residents are constantly being encouraged to participate in the activities, join in group events or to enjoy the parties or entertainment. The residents are encouraged to lead as active of a lifestyle and possible. The programs, therapies, and activities offered are perfect for residents with memory disorders. The staff members are always doing research and exploring new ways to help the residents thrive. The therapy and activity programs offered are not intimidating or overwhelming, they are fun and creative, things that people would WANT to participate in that don't end up feeling more like a chores than activities. They are therapies and activities that subtly stimulate the residents sensory function and exercise their minds in ways that are beneficial therapeutic.
The staff are great at making sure that each resident receives individualized attention and one-on-one care on a daily basis. The staff seem to really adore the residents, I always hear them telling the residents stories and telling them about different things that happened during the day or week, and it doesn't matter if the resident doesn't respond because the staff members know that when they talk to the residents and tell them stories that it can be very comforting thing for the residents. The staff members are amazing in working with and caring for the residents, they happily assist in any way needed, but they also encourage the residents to be as independent as possible. They seem to really know each resident on a personal level, as well as the resident's family members who visit often. They also are great at keeping the families informed of any changes or incidents. The staff seem very supportive and protective of the residents, and they are all very approachable, the residents have told me that they trust the staff and feel comfortable and safe with telling them things of a personal nature.
The residents seem to really feel comfortable living with each other and they look out for one another. I think they find comfort in being surrounded by people who are going through similar experiences. They have their share of arguments but the arguments never last long and the residents always go right back to being good friends.
I have had so many family members tell me about how their loved one's have benefited by living in the facility, I have heard many stories about ways the staff members have helped. encouraged, calmed, and reassured their loved one's and also about things the staff have done to make their loved one's feel special and important. They always tell me how grateful they are knowing that if they can't be there with their loved one's that there is still someone near that loves and cares for them.
I am very picky and critical of memory care facilities because the residents that live in them are people who at times are not able to care for or protect themselves. They are people who often become scared, confused, frustrated, or feel lost. They need a certain type of facility to live in and a certain type of care team to care for them. They need a facility that won't swallow them up, a facility where they feel safe and comfortable and place that is familiar and where change does not often occur, a facility where the schedule is solid and routine. A facility that provides stability and structure. They need a care team that is not only knowledgeable and skilled in working with memory care disorders but they need to have a certain type of personality in order for the residents to be able to trust them and feel safe with them. They need a care team that provides the residents with a stable and secure environment. After all of the time I have spent at Clare Bridge of Beaverton, I wholeheartedly believe that they are that type of facility and offer to the residents that type of care team.
Clare Bridge of Beaverton is a wonderful memory care community. It is great how nurturing and encouraging the staff are in interacting with the residents. I believe they are the ideal type of care team to care for residents with memory disorders. The methods they use in caring and communicating with the residents are creative and they work. I highly encourage those searching for a memory care facility to visit Clare Bridge of Beaverton, I am sure you will appreciate all they can do for your loved one's.
Location of Clare Bridge of Beaverton
Features of Clare Bridge of Beaverton
- Cable ready
- Emergency Call System
- Phone ready
- Temperature Controls
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Private Dining Room
- Fitness Room/Gym
- Guest meals
- Guest room
- Contact name: Heather Ashby
- Nurse available: Onsite 24/7
- Ownership: Alterra Healthcare Corp.
- Pets: No Pets
- Minimum Cost: 4,580