Ridgeline Management Company Memory Care

Resident-directed living

Alzheimer's and other age-related dementias are defined as a set of symptoms resulting from a degenerative brain disease. It manifests itself in a progressive loss of memory, language and judgment.

Despite progressive losses, we believe the memory-impaired can still continue to learn, communicate effectively, and live a purposeful life. Each person's life story is unique and we hope to have the opportunity to help them tell it and continue to write it!

Our approach to Memory Care is based on the following innovative programs:

  • Madeline's Song: An Alzheimer's Dementia program designed by Ridgelines Gerontologist, Validation Workers, and Eden Alternative Educators, Madeline's Song is based on Senior-directed practices and research. Inspired by our own experience working with a woman named Madeline, who was non-verbal, and had severe behaviors, we were able to create a world for Madeline where love banished her fear, and she had a life worth living. Madeline regained some language at the end of her life, and she began to communicate through songs. She was able to live and die in joy and with peace.  Madeline's Song includes group and individual work, and provides specific training for care partners and family members. Based in our elder-directed culture and our empathetic communication techniques, we serve seniors with Alzheimer's or other dementias from early onset through end of life.
  • Aspen Grove: Aspen Grove is a holistic approach to cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Aspen Grove was created specifically for those who are experiencing early symptoms of cognitive decline. The senior works with a specially educated Senior-Guide. The Senior Guide has empathetic communication training to guide and support each person to follow his/her own unique path seeking peace and joy in elderhood. Aspen Grove includes individual and group work including cognitive enhancement tools, exercise, nutrition, life story, and technology tools to maintain connection with family and loved ones who do not live close by. Those with mild cognitive impairment and short-term memory loss may benefit by prevention or delay of the decline in cognitive function, maintaining independence, and can remain in their Assisted Living environment, or at home longer. Designed by Ridgeline's Gerontologist, Validation Workers, and Eden Alternative Educators, Aspen Grove is based on innovative practices and research.

To learn more about our Memory Care communities near you, visit our community directory.

Sister communities in Springfield, Chateau Gardens and Bayberry Commons, both of whom provide Memory Care options for residents, ban together in support of the Alzheimer’s walk held in Eugene on September 11. Employees from these compassionate communities joined with family members, Ridgeline Management’s corporate Director of Health Services, pets and friends to support this important fundraiser for increased research into a cure for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The weather cooperated to make for a beautiful day walking by the river and working for a great cause.