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Memory Care in North East Seattle, WA

Memory Care at Empress

Audrey's Garden is Empress Senior Living's memory care community that specializes in caring for seniors with Alzheimer's and other Dementia-related challenges. Our communities' thoughtful designs, care philosophy, and unique programming combine to create Seattle's most comprehensive memory care solutions.

Audrey's Garden is divided into two separate communities. Audrey's Garden Transitions, our community for active seniors with mild-to-moderately severe memory loss  and Audrey's Garden Reflections, our secured community for moderate-to-severe memory loss and/or demanding physical care needs. By separating residents between two communities by acuity level we have an enhanced ability to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of residents.

Empress Memory Support Services

The following are some of the Memory Support services that we provide at Empress Senior Living:

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  • A community designed around a central "hearth" great room, with easy connections to nature on the dedicated open air outdoor deck and entertainment lounge
  • RN led staff with an LPN, Certified Nursing Assistants with Dementia specialty training, and on-duty staff 24 hours per day
  • Walking Path and 4,400 square foot roof garden terrace for exercise and access to outdoor spaces
  • Structured Activity Calendar with exercise classes, walking groups, and other daily events

Empress Core Values

Empress Senior Living is guided by the principles of Validation Therapy which emphasize using empathy to build trust, never forcing seniors to do anything, and interpreting challenging behavior as an underlying need to be discovered and fulfilled. Validation restores dignity to seniors with dementia by accepting them as they are. Struggling to perform basic everyday tasks is a difficult reality for dementia residents and can cause withdrawal. Through acceptance of all behavior, even difficult behavior, care managers can transition quickly to solve problems and focus on assisting residents with everything they need. This gentle environment decreases agitation and promotes peace and tranquility for residents, allowing them the opportunity to be the best they can be.

Dementia may lead to reduced food and fluid intake, due in part to decreased recognition of hunger and thirst. Ensuring adequate food and fluid intake requires a concerted effort. We are committed to meeting these basic needs through systematic monitoring and as a part of the identity of Audrey's Garden communities.

Meaningful activities are the foundation of dementia care because they help residents maintain their functional abilities. Audrey's Garden communities use every opportunity to engage residents in enjoyment of outdoors, socialization, everyday tasks, exercise programs, and musical interaction. These events and activities are fun for residents, individually paced, and are always delivered with sincere love and compassion. By creating an atmosphere of familiarity and consistency, we keep our residents invested and engaged in the world and people around them.

The Audrey's Garden communities offer your loved ones dedicated staffing and locked security. This is an important distinction in today's rapidly changing world of residential care.  Both Audrey's Garden Transitions and Reflections are custom built and designed  for memory care and include state of the art technology to prevent wandering and elopement.  Additionally, both Anna's Garden communities have dedicated staff who only cater to residents in that specific community, delivering better service and more value to residents' lives.