Memory care in Gig Harbor, Washington.
You’ve come to the right place
Caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia can be one of life’s toughest challenges. Please know—you are not alone.
You’ve come to the right place for a resident-centered approach to memory care. We look forward to helping you along your journey.
The team at The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing is here to help.
Exceptional memory care in Gig Harbor.
Located by Puget Sound, at The Lodge, we’re dedicated to serving older adults with a diagnosis of dementia. Our professional care team is here for your loved one’s every need.
Our goal is to improve your loved one’s sense of well-being through emotional support, familiarity, and connection.
Our Approach to Memory Care
Your loved one will have a straightforward routine for day-to-day tasks and will be encouraged to be as independent as possible. By accomplishing tasks independently, your loved one will feel a sense of achievement, which brings pride, control, self-esteem, and fulfillment.
This balanced approach has proven to ensure happiness and quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. As a result, your loved one will experience a lift in mood and outlook as well as improved overall health and well-being.
The Lodge‘s 8 Pillars of Memory Care that Focus on Every Aspect of Living.
Personal Care & Activities of Daily Living
Your loved one may need help with their personal care or activities of daily living. With warm smiles, gentle touches, and encouraging words, we will assist them with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming, and oral care), dressing, eating, incontinence management, and transferring them, such as moving from seated to standing, as well as, getting in and out of bed.
Studies demonstrate that people with healthy connections and relationships have greater emotional well-being, live healthier lives, and have longer life expectancies. We will encourage your loved one to participate in programs and activities that help them make those connections, stimulate socialization, and give them an enhanced sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging. Social hours, celebrations, barbecues, ice cream socials, and sharing stories are a few examples of our social activities that can create a sense of joy and purpose.
Our attentive, 24-hour care team is here to enrich your loved one’s life through the highest standards of safety, care, dignity, and respect. Wherever your day takes you, you’ll never have to feel like a burden again.
Leading a physically active lifestyle can significantly impact everyone’s well-being—including those with all forms of dementia. Exercise is beneficial for both physical and mental health and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of their dementia. We offer physical activities such as walking, gardening, or dancing, as well as sports and exercises with the aim to improve and build strength, fight depression and provide fun for your loved one.
Research shows that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages. Our Program will engage your loved one in meaningful activities to stimulate cognitive function while addressing individual needs. Playing games, working with puzzles, or doing practical activities such as writing or folding laundry are some of the ways we can help your loved one engage their brains.
Life Enrichment Activities
Specially designed for people living with dementia and related illnesses, our personalized, life-enrichment activities strive to maximize independence while focusing on individual strengths and abilities. Your loved one will safely engage in activities such as picnics, arts and crafts, walks through the courtyard, cards, and games. From book clubs to puzzles, trivia games to movies, and much more, we strive to keep your loved one informed and engaged. Our goal is to provide a meaningful quality of life every day.
Art and music can provide powerful opportunities for connection for those with memory loss. We encourage artistic expression by offering your loved one’s chances to express themselves using a variety of mediums. Activities include crafts, decorative arts, and performing arts. Our retirement community also uses music therapy as a tool to bring your loved one happy relaxation or provide toe-tapping fun.
Eating a well-balanced, nutritious meal is essential for overall health. We take pride in preparing well-balanced entrées from scratch, served table-side by our caring team members. Our dining program is designed to offer restaurant-style menu choices with regional and traditional cuisine, served in an atmosphere that encourages independence. We welcome and encourage you to join your loved one in our dining experience.
Memory Care Services
Our memory care program is rooted in a resident-centered approach focused on creating feelings of belonging and purpose. We strive to keep your loved one engaged in life mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Memory Care Includes
Chef-curated meals served restaurant-style
Weekly housekeeping & linen service
Scheduled transportation for doctor visits, shopping & outings
Life enrichment activities
24-hour care staff specially trained in memory care
Access to community amenities
Emergency alert pendant
In-apartment dining services
Regularly scheduled health-monitoring
Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance
Escort services to meals and activities
Reminders and assistance with activities of daily living
Memory Care that focuses
on every aspect of Life.
The next step to joining The Lodge‘s Memory Care community will be to complete a “Get Acquainted” visit. A nurse from our team will accompany you and your loved one as we learn more about your loved one’s needs, lifestyle, and routine.
After your visit.
After your visit, our professional care team will provide you with a personalized care plan for your loved one based on their individual needs. In the event their needs change, our team will coordinate with your loved one’s physician to adapt their care plan as needed. We also partner with external healthcare professionals to offer additional care services onsite.
We’re here for you.
We look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can be a resource for you. Let’s talk.