Luxury Memory Care in Santa Rosa
Bring out the best in your loved one.
When your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, we can help. We offer a nationally recognized philosophy of care: Heartfelt CONNECTIONS — A Memory Care Program®. This specialized program enables the highest level of care, respect, dignity and quality of life you would wish for those you care about.
A hallmark of our memory loss program is the success-focused, highly individualized plan set in a warm and caring environment. Our trained caregivers honor your loved one’s life story and help them achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment in day-to-day activities. Every interaction supports your loved one’s self-worth, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. We find that this program is especially effective at gently reducing any instances of fear, anxiety and frustration, helping people with dementia feel more independent, comfortable and happy.
We understand, and we’re here to help ease the burden of memory care. Connect with us today.
Restore your relationship.
When you know the person you care about is enjoying the best quality of life possible, it helps restore your relationship as spouse, daughter, son or grandchild. As we care for your loved one, we also look out for you, helping you better connect and converse with your loved one. You can make the most of your time together, knowing you have the resources, information and support you need on this journey.
A safe and comforting home.
The thoughtful design of our memory care neighborhood promotes calm, reduces confusion, and provides complete security around the clock. Our 24 bright and cheerful memory care apartments feature safe bathrooms, individually controlled thermostats for extra comfort, and can be filled with personal mementoes and furnishings that reflect your loved one’s personality.
Memory Care includes:
- Private dining room with chef-prepared menu options
- Secured garden area
- Beauty salon and barbershop
- Inviting common areas
- Access to highly trained and skilled, specialized memory care staff
- Individualized memory care plan through Heartfelt CONNECTIONS
- Home and appliance maintenance and landscaping
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Wellness programs and fitness classes
- Social, educational and recreational programs
- Scheduled transportation
- Emergency response system
- All utilities included
Hear from the family of an Arbol Memory Care resident
“Arbol accommodations for memory care residents are spacious one bedroom units; each with its own bathroom. My wife Gloria enjoys that the window in her room that lets in natural light and offers a view to the outside landscaped grounds. She spends most of her day together with the other memory care residents in a central sitting room with tables and chairs where residents can visit, read, and enjoy activities coordinated by the staff. The sitting room has direct access to a spacious outside patio so she can enjoy fresh air and a chance to walk a bit. Activities including arts and crafts are often held at the outside picnic tables. The entire memory care facility has an open feeling but exits are controlled so she cannot leave without staff being involved. Staff is very attentive, making sure that she is comfortable and assisting her with dressing, bathing and using the bathroom. She enjoys meals in the dining room with her friends and recently had her hair done in the on-site salon. Health of the residents is a major focus at Arbol. A Covid booster was administered this past week. In addition, teeth cleaning and foot care are available as needed. My overall experience with Arbol has been very positive and, knowing that my wife is in good care, has given me comfort.”
— M. Carpenter
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between forgetfulness, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
Occasional forgetfulness is part of the aging process and usually begins in middle age. It’s very different from dementia, which are symptoms of cognitive decline in thinking, reasoning and remembering. These symptoms are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily activities.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative illness which affects nerve cells in several areas of the brain, leading to loss of new memories and learning. One in 8 Americans over the age of 65 is affected by Alzheimer’s.
How is memory care different from assisted living?
Memory care is designed specifically for people with age-related memory loss. At Arbol Residences, we follow the nationally recognized Heartfelt CONNECTIONS — A Memory Care Program®. It’s a philosophy of person-centered care that emphasizes each individual’s remaining abilities rather than what is lost. Our specially trained caregivers work together with loved ones and their family members to develop structure, familiar routines and comforting surroundings, in a secure and safe environment.
How does in-home care compare with a memory care community?
A home setting isn’t always the best place for the specialized care and round-the-clock supervision that a person with Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia needs. Our memory care neighborhood is a safe area designed specifically for the needs of memory care residents. Suites, common areas and outdoor spaces support residents’ feelings of independence, while giving families peace of mind that their loved one is always secure.
Seniors at home may be isolated and have fewer opportunities to interact with others and participate in activities. Their nutrition may also be negatively affected. At Arbol Residences, memory care residents enjoy an open concept dining room, kitchen and living room area that encourages socializing. There’s also an arts and crafts room and individualized social, cultural and educational events that keep each person engaged. An inviting country kitchen is a gathering place for family-style dining, and meals are prepared by a gourmet chef using the freshest local ingredients.
With in-home care, your family is responsible for overseeing an outside caregiver. This includes ensuring that the caregiver shows up when needed, can be trusted with their loved one and is able to cope in case of an emergency. A memory care community is staffed around the clock with highly trained and skilled caregivers, and a nurse on-site. Staff members must not only pass stringent hiring protocols and background checks in order to join our team; most of all, they must possess genuine compassion and empathy for the seniors they serve.
What is the cost of memory care?
Our memory care program features all-inclusive pricing, no matter the level of care or stage of dementia. Families of loved ones are responsible for incontinence products and medication co-pays.
Will long-term care insurance help cover the cost of memory care?
Many long-term care policies help cover the costs of both assisted living and memory care, but you’ll need to review your specific coverage to be sure. If you’re a veteran or the widow of a veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military veterans.
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