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Birchview Memory Care

MEMORY CARE IN Sedro-Woolley, Washington

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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 Birchview Memory Care is here to help.

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Exceptional memory care in Sedro-Woolley

Located by Riverfront Park, Birchview Memory Care is 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.

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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 a diagnosis of 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.

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Our Holistic Approach to Memory Care is based on Eight Core Principles

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Personal Care & Activities of Daily Living

Your loved one may need help with their personal care or activities of daily living. We will assist them with with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming, and oral care), dressing, eating, incontinence management, and transfers, such as moving from seated to standing, as well as getting in and out of bed – with warm smiles, gentle touches, and encouraging words.

Social Interaction

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.

Emotional Support

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. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is in great hands.

Physical Activity

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 of improving fitness, building strength, and providing fun for your loved one.

Mental Stimulation

Research shows that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages. Our programs 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 brain.

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.

Artistic Expression

Art and music can provide powerful opportunities for connection for those with memory loss. We encourage artistic expression by offering your loved one 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.

Good Nutrition

Eating a well-balanced meal is essential for overall health. We take pride in preparing nutritious 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.

  1. Personal Care & Activities of Daily Living
  2. Social Interaction
  3. Emotional Support
  4. Physical Activity
  5. Mental Stimulation
  6. Life Enrichment Activities
  7. Artistic Expression
  8. Good Nutrition

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.

Included in Base Rate

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

Individual Care Plan May Include

In-apartment dining services

Medication management

Regularly scheduled health-monitoring

Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance

Escort services to meals and activities

Reminders and assistance with activities of daily living

Incontinence management

Personalized Senior Care Services in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

Together, we’ll discover what the right care plan is for your loved one.

The first step prior to joining our memory care community will be completing a “Get Acquainted Visit”. We’ll discuss your loved one’s individual needs, lifestyle, and routine with our onsite nurse.

Once your visit is complete, our professionally trained staff will determine the monthly cost of your loved one’s personalized care plan. Each resident’s needs are unique, and our care plans reflect that. In the event your loved one’s needs change, our team will partner with their physician to adjust their care plan as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What services does Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley offer to residents?

We take a resident-centered approach to every aspect of our care plans. Our number one goal is to help your loved one continue to live their life to the best of their abilities. We strive to keep them engaged physically, mentally, and emotionally.

To do this we provide services like:

  • Memory Care Private Suites
  • Chef-curated meals served restaurant-style
  • Weekly housekeeping & linen services
  • Scheduled transportation for doctor visits, shopping & outings
  • Life enrichment activities
  • 24-hour senior care staff specially trained in memory care
  • Emergency alert pendants
  • Access to community amenities
  • Memory Care Companion Suites

2. How much does it cost to live at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley?

The cost of living in a senior living facility in Sedro-Woolley varies greatly depending on factors like the facility location, level of care needed, apartment types, and personal care options.

Generally, senior living communities have a monthly base rate. This rate covers housing, meals, utilities, maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, and activities.

It’s important to note that the monthly rate will be higher if your loved one requires a higher level of care. For example, memory care services may have a higher monthly base rate compared to independent living facilities.

In terms of your specific care needs, at Birchview, we believe in providing a personalized approach to care. Your loved one will only pay for the services they require.

For more information on the assessment process, you can visit our Birchview FAQ page on our website, where you’ll find more information on the cost of care.

3. Are financing options available for Sedro-Woolley residents needing memory care?

Financing memory care services in Sedro-Woolley can be a concern for individuals and families when preparing to move their loved ones into memory care. At Birchview Memory Care, we are happy to help you and your loved one find the resources available to you.

Here are some ways you can finance memory care:

  • Private Funds: Many individuals use their personal savings or private funds to cover the cost of memory care.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: If you have long-term care insurance, it may cover some or all of the expenses associated with memory care. Review your policy and consult with your insurance provider for details.
  • Veterans Aid & Attendance: Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for financial assistance through the Veterans Aid & Attendance program, designed for those requiring aid and attendance due to a disabling medical condition.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid is a government program that provides health coverage to individuals with limited income and resources. Check with the local Medicaid office to explore eligibility and coverage options for memory care.
  • Other Financial Assistance: Sedro-Woolley Memory Care may offer financial assistance or scholarship programs for individuals who require support but may not have the financial means. Inquire directly with us to learn more about available programs.

Our team at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley is ready to help you navigate financing options and find the best solution for your unique situation. Contact us to discuss your needs and explore how we can make memory care more accessible for you or your loved one.

4. Does Birchview Memory Care offer respite care? 

Yes! Birchview Memory Care does offer respite care services. Respite care provides temporary relief and support for caregivers. It provides loved ones with short-term care at our memory care facility, providing caregivers with a break or time for their own well-being.

During a respite stay, individuals receive the same high-quality care and services as our long-term residents. This includes assistance with daily activities, medication management, engaging activities, and nutritious meals.

We’re here for you.

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We look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can be a resource for you. Let’s talk.