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Memory Care in Lake Oswego

Memory Care in Lake Oswego

Memory care at Caritas House within our Marie Rose Health Center in Lake Oswego provides a secure and comfortable living environment specially designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Residents can flourish in a tranquil and serene setting that offers personalized care catered to their needs, preferences and routines. Memory care features life-affirming activities that celebrate their remaining abilities and honor their personal story. Dignity and respect are paramount.

Beautiful residences and common areas are specifically designed for those with memory loss to reduce confusion and wandering. Our memory care staff are experts at managing individuals at all levels of memory impairment, and are selected for their genuine compassion and kindness.

We serve seniors who already live in our community, as well as those living elsewhere who desire an exceptional setting for superlative care.


  • Activities and therapeutic programs targeted for memory care residents
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Basic cable TV and basic telephone service
  • Secure outdoor Healing Garden
  • Private studio rooms
  • Licensed nurse on site 24/7
  • Trained and experienced staff available to assist residents
  • Three meals a day in intimate family-style dining rooms
"Not all those who wander are lost." — J.R.R. Tolkien —

Frequently Asked Questions

Dementia describes symptoms of cognitive loss for functions like thinking, reasoning and remembering, severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily activities. These symptoms may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Irreversible when caused by disease or injury, they may be fully or partially reversible when caused by drugs, depression or chemical imbalance in the body.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative illness that affects nerve cells is several areas of the brain, leading to loss of new memories and learning, and eventually old memories too. One in 8 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, which affects more women than men.

Memory care is designed specifically for the needs of those with memory loss. At Mary’s Woods, this translates as a philosophy of person-centered care where each individual is supported and encouraged to live their most joyful life. Our caregivers work together with loved ones and their family members to develop structure, familiar routines and comforting surroundings, in a secure and safe environment.

Yes. Our nurses, therapists and aides specialize in working with residents affected by memory disorders. They’re trained to recognize and manage behaviors common to dementia, and do so with exceptional patience, empathy and gentleness.


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