Professional wellness staff available 24/7
Flexible care and support in the comfort of your suite
Personal emergency response pendant
At Amica On The Gorge, we’ve created a safe and nurturing environment on a dedicated floor with complete support in licensed residential care for residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. From architecturally designed accessible suites to an inviting dining room serving daily meals prepared by on-site chefs, our dedicated setting ensures around-the-clock support for residents in memory care and peace of mind for families.
Certified in dementia care, our staff are passionate about providing attentive care to help residents find joy and purpose every day while living with changes related to cognitive aging. We also offer support for families during and after the transition to senior living on Vancouver Island. Our carefully developed memory care program was created by Dr. Heather Palmer, Director of Cognitive Well-Being for Amica Senior Lifestyles and a former Research Director for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Other senior living operators base their staffing ratios on annual budgets. At Amica On The Gorge, we use a variable staffing model designed to meet the actual care needs of our residents in memory care. As our residents require more support, we increase our staffing levels. Your medical needs will be overseen by our Director of Wellness, a registered nurse selected for their education, experience, clinical background and expertise working with seniors. A Wellness Coordinator helps organize care services for every resident. Residents also appreciate knowing a licensed nurse is on duty around the clock and that they will have the same friendly, certified aides providing assistance every day.
We provide innovative group activities and one-on-one time to cater to each senior’s interests and well-being. Residents experience fond memories while attending specialized music workshops, express their creative side during hands-on workshops, or find purpose in volunteering around the residence. You can expect exceptional personalized support customized to the unique needs of every senior in memory care at Amica On The Gorge.
Your memory care suite at Amica On The Gorge is filled with natural light, smart storage and accessible features so you can live comfortably. Specialized lightweight hardware makes suite doors easier to open and close using minimal pressure. Windows are placed low so you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your chair or bed. Corners and doorways are spacious enough to accommodate mobility devices such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. Washrooms are carefully designed to ensure privacy and support with grab bars and accessible bathroom fixtures for your safety and comfort. Choose from a variety of sizes and floor plans and add your personal stamp to make your suite feel like home.
We designed our dedicated memory care setting and suites to help residents with dementia live each day to the fullest on a secure floor staffed by certified dementia care staff. The following services are included for residents in memory care at Amica On The Gorge, three delicious, wholesome chef-prepared meals and snacks served daily, personal laundry service (two loads per week), weekly flat linen laundry, daily suite tidy, weekly housekeeping, assistance with bathing or showering (once weekly), medication management, daily activities and programs designed for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s, dedicated transportation for excursions and outings.
The following services are available a la carte or as part of a bundle: personal care and support plan, assistance with dressing and/or grooming, additional bathing assistance (more than once weekly), escort assistance, mechanical or hydraulic lift services, continence care, wound care, CPAP or Bi-PAP, tension stockings, B12 injections, oxygen.
You’ll find our passion for food in every menu created by our Red Seal certified chefs, who use fresh ingredients daily to prepare meals to suit every appetite and meet the highest standards for quality, taste and nutrition.
Three delicious meals and snacks served daily. Meals are served in a dedicated dining room conveniently located on your floor. Families are welcome to reserve our private dining room. Our kitchen is pleased to accommodate special dietary requirements and preferences.
Innovative programs designed to support cognitive enhancement and enjoyment of life. Enhanced one-on-one and group programs with weekly outings. Individualized support tools developed for each resident including “My Life Story Book” and “My Life Story Box” containing photos, objects and mementoes to engage and comfort residents. Various sensory activity kits help stimulate the five senses. Monthly family support program.
Are you concerned about your aging parent living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? The warning signs of dementia may include memory loss affecting their day-to-day abilities, difficulty with language or performing familiar tasks, and impaired judgment or disorientation. At Amica, we provide unparalleled personalized support by professionals certified in dementia care to help seniors thrive while living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.