St. Andrews Memory Care

Offers Memory Care

13 Reviews
7617 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97215
Call (800) 385-2527
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Memory Care Reviews for St. Andrews Memory Care

September 06, 2017

By Byron

I visited this facility

Pacifica Senior Living St. Andrews did a nice job for us. The RN came out to see what condition my wife was in and inspected her. She suggested hospice care and was very helpful. The place looked nice, and the people were very kind. I really appreciated them. The room looked fine and adequate. It had a nice, full bathroom with a roll-in shower.

Provider Response

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive 5 star review. We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. If you have any further questions, please give us a call. We're always happy to help!

February 16, 2017

By dry martini

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Lots of turnover, hard to get information on your family member, lost clothing and personal items, not a lot of engagement. Caregivers do their best but don't seem to be well trained or that happy with their jobs. It's not abusive but not much more than taking care of basic needs. Was great with previous owners!

Provider Response

We'd like the opportunity to discuss your review, so if you're willing, please contact our Executive Director at (503) 200-3028. We hope to hear from you to resolve your concerns.

January 19, 2016

By What a place!

I am a friend or relative of resident

My family decided that St Andrews is the right place for our mother. She is well cared for and engaged in social events daily. The activities are fun, the food could be better, but all in all, we love the place. The care givers are attentive and always go the extra mile. We searched all over Portland for the "right" place for mom and when we arrived at St Andrews we knew had found the place.

November 29, 2015

By Anonymous114533850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I didn't like St. Andrews, but I didn't have a lot of choice of where to take my mom, and she was only there for a short time or so. It was an older building, and the staff seemed to be made up of a lot of young people that did not know what was going on. I would come in there trying to get a little information, and the staff wasn't really helpful. The atmosphere was supposed to be friendly and warm and comfortable. This one was an older building; some of the other places had brand-new, much nicer, more modern buildings.

March 30, 2015

By Renee25

I visited this facility

We already moved in my husband's grandmother. The name of the community is St Andrews Memory Care. It is a more faith based community, and she likes the location because it is nearby her two sons. All the staff is extremely friendly. They had all the services there like getting your hair done and nails done. The dining hall has a garden-like setting outside, and they have a garden club. It is a nice facility in a nice location. The room is really nice. It is like a studio room which has a kitchen area and bathroom area. It is a good size, and it seems fairly updated. It is like it had newer carpet, and it is kept in good condition and very clean. It met all our standards. I wouldn't say it is the most luxurious place because we couldn't afford the most luxurious place for our grandmother. We needed something that Medicaid would offer. But as far having all the basic things that we needed to be great for her living life, they have all those things. It is clean and neat. My husband looked around at other ones, but this is the one that he likes where he felt grandma would feel comfortable.

Provider Response

Hi Renee25, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!
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Questions about St. Andrews Memory Care

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Dementia care training starts at orientation and continues throughout the staffs’ tenure. Onboarding includes 26 hours of Dementia and Assisted Living care training with 3 – 5 days of hands-on training. Ongoing training is comprised of computer-based learning (8 additional hours per year); hands-on live classroom training (4 hours per year); and monthly in-service events led by the registered nurse, executive director, or a third party vendor.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have sufficient staff to meet needs and requirements of the population of residents within our community.

What programs or activities does St. Andrews Memory Care offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Pacifica Senior Living offers a robust activities program staffed by an activities director and an activities assistant. Group activities including, but limited to, exercise, gardening, movies, baking, putting golf, and singing are scheduled seven days a week from 9:30am through 6:00pm. Additionally, individual one-on-one activities, such as manicures and jewelry making, are ongoing throughout the day. Long-term memories are engaged through activities specific for long-term stimulation and reminiscing with memory books. Other activities include, but are not limited to, live music, dance groups, birthday parties, dance parties, ice cream parties, and holiday parties.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Each resident is assessed by the registered nurse every 90 days. After the resident has had his/her assessment, a care conference is scheduled with the family/Power of Attorney and resident to meet with the executive director, registered nurse, and activities director.

What techniques does St. Andrews Memory Care use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

As Pacifica Senior Living practices individual person-centered care, techniques vary per resident and are meant to be independent appropriate. Techniques may include reminders, cueing, mechanically enhanced foods, hand-under-hand assistance, or a total assist with feeding. To enrich the dining experience we also provide all our meals on colorful plating.

How does St. Andrews Memory Care keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

The Care Conference, scheduled every 90 days, is the most formal communication with families regarding a loved one’s health. However, Pacifica Senior Living maintains an up-to-date Facebook and distributes a monthly newsletter with a wealth of information regarding the community and its residents.

Describe the neighborhood around St. Andrews Memory Care. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

St. Andrews Memory Care is nestled in a residential neighborhood near a church and an elementary school, close to the freeway making it convenient for loved ones to visit. The community is full of rich history and preserved architecture. St. Andrews is proudly considered a Portland landmark protected by the historical society.

Is St. Andrews Memory Care affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Although Pacifica Senior Living does not have a corporate affiliation with a hospital, our community works closely with Portland Providence located within 7 miles from our community and the Adventist Medical Center is less than 3 miles away.

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Services and Amenities of St. Andrews Memory Care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 85
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 5NA107


  • Memory Care Starting At: $5050/month
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    About St. Andrews Memory Care

    Situated in Portland’s quaint southeast neighborhood, Pacifica Senior Living St Andrews offers full-service memory care programs, providing a warm, inviting and familiar environment for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our community focuses on programs that help individuals with memory loss to —even thrive—while managing the issues of dementia.

    Our residential care community offers an atmosphere of home and comfort, reducing the feeling of loneliness and confusion. We understand how important this is to our residents and their loved ones. While providing the best in customized care for our residents, we also provide support and education for families, helping the entire family enhance their understanding and happiness.

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