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Memory Care IN PORTLAND, Oregon

The Ackerly at Timberland is a senior living community in the heart of Portland’s Cedar Mill neighborhood, offering a continuum of care services that includes independent living, assisted living, and memory care services.

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Companion suite in memory care: Level one care waived for 12 months

The Ackerly at Timberland: A Premier Memory Care Community in Portland, OR

Memory care residentThe Ackerly at Timberland offers an innovative and holistic approach to memory care in Portland, Oregon, for seniors and their families seeking Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We know you are doing everything you can to meet the needs of your loved one. Our role in memory care is to come alongside you and your family, with compassionate caregivers that can help relieve the inevitable stress that comes from caregiving, allowing you to enjoy your newfound free time with your loved one. Our continuum of care includes independent living and assisted living so that residents can remain at The Ackerly if needs change over time.

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Our community is brand new, meeting a long-standing need in the Portland area. Backed by Leisure Care’s nearly 50 years of excellence, we offer person-centered care services customized to each resident. Opal, our innovative approach to memory care, is a holistic approach to care that combines each resident’s life story with seven pillars of wellness, ensuring our residents with memory loss from Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia can still have meaningful and purposeful lives.

Additionally, our proximity to world-class health care at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center gives our residents and their families additional peace of mind.

Opal: A Holistic Approach to Memory Care

Our innovative approach to memory care is called Opal and is structured around 7 Pillars of Wellness that create a holistic, person-centered memory care community. Ultimately, these pillars of wellness come together to create a meaningful life for people with memory loss.

Our signature PrimeFit program focuses on the unique physical abilities of each resident in both group and private sessions. We take into consideration the preferences and life story of our residents to create active moments throughout the day.

From scenic drives and themed dinners to holiday events and excursions, we ensure our residents feel included in society and maintain important social connections.

By providing a range of activities like picnics in the park, nature preserves, or live music at the community, our residents have the opportunity to experience the very things that have had importance to them their entire lives while also cultivating new experiences and interests.

Because spirituality means different things to different people, we draw from the life story of our residents to provide daily opportunities to practice meaningful spirituality in ways that are important to each resident.

Activities that elicit expression and provide sensory stimulation, like drawing, clay sculpting, or flower arranging are just a few of the ways residents can express themselves creatively each and every day.

Our goal is to offer daily opportunities for residents to complete tasks with a purpose. We find that tasks, like watering plants or helping the staff, become quite meaningful for residents.

We know that individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia often experience and express themselves through the five senses. The Opal program provides daily opportunities for our residents to positively interact in our community through what they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

Our signature PrimeFit program focuses on the unique physical abilities of each resident in both group and private sessions. We take into consideration the preferences and life story of our residents to create active moments throughout the day.

By providing a range of activities like picnics in the park, nature preserves, or live music at the community, our residents have the opportunity to experience the very things that have had importance to them their entire lives while also cultivating new experiences and interests.

Because spirituality means different things to different people, we draw from the life story of our residents to provide daily opportunities to practice meaningful spirituality in ways that are important to each resident.

Activities that elicit expression and provide sensory stimulation, like drawing, clay sculpting, or flower arranging are just a few of the ways residents can express themselves creatively each and every day.

Our goal is to offer daily opportunities for residents to complete tasks with a purpose. We find that tasks, like watering plants or helping the staff, become quite meaningful for residents.

We know that individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia often experience and express themselves through the five senses. The Opal program provides daily opportunities for our residents to positively interact in our community through what they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

Memory Care Services

  • Horticulture therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Alzheimer’s support groups
  • Dementia-friendly menus

Memory Care Apartment Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Comprehensive fire safety program, including smoke detectors and sprinklers
  • Individually controlled air system with digital thermostat
  • Secured outdoor patios
  • Window coverings
  • Dementia-friendly designed rooms
  • Private suites feature and private entry door for each resident
  • Emergency wireless pull cord system
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in memory care?

Memory care communities offer specialized care for seniors with memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. Typically, memory care communities are secured to prevent wandering and offer unique programming to engage people with neurodegenerative disease. Many have courtyards or outdoor spaces for people with dementia to be outside safely.

How do I find the best memory care facility?

When looking for a memory care facility for your loved one, consider the level of care and programming offered in each community. Are there specific activities that your loved one will enjoy? Do they have art therapy or gardening therapy? How does the memory care center treat each resident, and how do they provide care as dementia progresses? Ultimately, choosing a memory care community is very personal, and it should be one your family makes together, finding a person-centered community and offers holistic memory care.

What is the difference between assisted living and memory care?

An assisted living facility offers residents who have memory impairment assistance with activities of daily living and might be sufficient care in the early stages of dementia. However, as the disease progresses, residents will need more specific care services that make them feel comfortable and safe as confusion grows. Memory care communities offer those unique services, going above and beyond assistance with activities of daily living to offer a purposeful life for people with dementia.

What services do memory care facilities provide?

Memory care facilities offer dementia-friendly programs and services that include dementia-friendly dining services, art therapy, gardening therapy, and more. Most memory care communities are secured units to allow residents to roam without the dangers of wandering.

Is memory care considered long term care?

Memory care is a type of senior living and long-term care. Long-term care generally refers to custodial care services witch would also include assisted living services.

How do you know if you or a loved one needs memory care?

As dementia progresses, most people find their loved ones need to move to a memory care unit or community. Caring for someone with dementia can be all-encompassing and incredibly stressful. Some signs that it’s time to move to memory care include experiencing caregiver burnout and safety concerns.

Hear From Our Staff

  • Working at the Ackerly at Timberland leaves me feeling like I make a difference in the lives of the residents I care for.

    Business Office Manager
    Jordan Wilson
    Business Office Manager
  • This job allows me to laugh and have fun every day.

    Guest Services Manager
    Justin Morehouse
    Guest Services Manager
  • I’m fortunate to work here because the people, my co-workers, and my residents are like family.

    Memory Care Coordinator
    Hannah Eakin
    Memory Care Coordinator
  • I love coming into work and having every day be different.

    Sales Advisor
    Luis Rocha
    Sales Advisor

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Assisted Living License Number: 70A325
Memory Care License Number: 50R438


The Ackerly at Timberland
11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive Portland OR 97229
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