Garden Courte Memory Care Community

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626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA, 98506

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3.9
10 Reviews

July 06, 2012

By Mona Verona

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband and I have had quite the couple of years dealing with aging relatives having to be in nursing homes and retirement homes. I think we're getting to be pretty good at evaluating what a good one is from what a bad one is. My great-aunt Agnes is 95 and, until recently, very spry and aware for her age. She's no Betty White but she was able to care for herself and her small cottage which was on the same property as my brother's in Seattle. But, while he doesn't have a family of his own, he couldn't be at his house 24 hours a day to continuously keep an eye on Aunt Aggie. I live in Oregon and travelling up to Seattle wasn't something I got much of an opportunity to do. My brother started to notice about a year ago that Aunt Aggie would forget first small things and then eventually even who he was. Doctors diagnosed her with borderline Alzheimer's and we felt it was simply dangerous to allow her to live essentially by herself. My brother did some shopping around the Puget Sound area for a place she could live that had a focus on Alzheimer's patients and eventually found Garden Courte in Olympia. While it's a bit of drive from Seattle and Eugene where I live, it's fair to say it's more or less splitting the difference for us as far as travel distance goes. They are GREAT at Garden Courte! While it's VERY expensive (over $3K a month!), Aunt Aggie is really getting what we (and Social Security) are paying for. You name it and they have it there: a mini theatre, an exercise room (Aunt Aggie was always worried about her slim figure), all the usual housekeeping and food services, plus activities and socializing fun. The health care there is second to none (it better be for the money we're paying them!) and Aunt Aggie seems to enjoy it there. Her Alzheimer's is getting worse, unfortunately, but she has lots of reminders of her life around her such as family pictures and mementos in her little apartment. The building/grounds are very nice and the staff treat all their residents with respect and warmth. Frankly, I'D like to live there! It would be great if we could round up all the family members who currently live in assisted living facilities, plus the ones headed that way, and all move to Garden Courte!

July 27, 2011

By Susan726

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Our beloved Mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2010 and has been a resident at Garden Courte for 7 months now. She is doing better than at previous settings. All staff are caring and attentive, from the Director to the Caregivers. The food is very good. Mom is always clean and well-cared for, including manicures and pedicures! The communication between staff and the family is timely and effedtive. We rest assured every day that Mom is right where she should be given her current situation.
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    Costs

    • Minimum Rate: $3700/month
    • Rent Plus Care Fees
    • Entry Fee
    • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

    Room and housing options

    • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites

    Dining options

    • Dining Room Shared Meals

    Features

    • Beauty Barber Shop
    • Resident Transportation
    • Party Space
    • Tv Room
    • Garden And Patio
    • Security Gate

    Cleaning services

    • Laundry For Linens
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry For Clothing

    Technology and entertainment

    • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

    Health services

    • Medication Management
    • Nurse On Staff: Yes

    Activities

    • Offsite Activities
    • Music
    • Games
    • Stories
    • Religious Services
    • Lectures Discussions
    • Book Clubs
    • Wii Sports
    • Fitness Room
    • Gardening
    • Cooking
    • Arts And Crafts

    Financial guidance

    • Va Benefits Consultation
    • Financing Advice

    Guest services

    • Guest Parking
    • Guests At Mealtime
    • Overnight Guests

    General

    • Respite Care
    • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

    Licenses

    • State Licenses: 1111

    About Garden Courte Memory Care Community


    Garden Courte Memory Care Community recognizes that each person's needs are different. For most, permanent residency is the appropriate choice. For others, a program that includes regular breaks from caregiving is what is needed. With this in mind, Garden Courte offers several unique programs.

    The staff at Garden Courte understands how unique and special your loved one is. We are dedicated to caring for each resident as an individual. We take time to learn about your loved ones past life experiences, their food preferences, favorite activities and daily routine. This enables us to encourage independence, supporting the resident's strengths and capabilities, while assisting them with their needs in a loving and dignified manner.

    Freedom of movement and choice of activities are the cornerstone of our innovative programming. everything at Garden Courte Memory Care Community is carefully designed to provide a therapeutic environment with optimum security and safety.

    What Makes Us Special


    The past 2 years Garden Courte has had 2 caregivers win the "Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Award" in our community. Garden Courte's Generations Program was created with some distinct points of Difference, in that besides all of the wonderful in house activities we offer, our residents enjoy going on outings 3 times a week, where besides just taking them for a drive out in the country, we take them to the movie theatre, out to lunch bunch, out for manicures, to beautiful rhodendrom farms in the summer, for coffee to our local coffee house, and much more. We are convientiently located across the from St. Providence St. Peter Hospital, and other healthcare facilities as skilled nursing centers & next door to Group Health. We are a purpose built Memory Care Community; We have a Medical Director that is in house every Thursday, and stops in when needed; He has been with GC for 10 years. Our Culinary Director has been here since the building opened, 16 years ago. We support outside community efforts such as Coats for Kids Drive and Backpack drive for the Little Red Schoolhouse and Community Youth Services throughout the entire year. We also support Meals on Wheels Program for the South Sound Senior Center by holding a food drive all throughout the year.

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