At Cascades of Grants Pass, we understand that Alzheimer’s and other types of memory loss diseases can be extremely challenging, not only to the individual who is facing the illness, but also to the entire family. We also understand that the decision to place a loved one in the care of others is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. We want you to know that Cascades of Grants Pass is here to help in whatever way possible.

Our Memory Care program offers residents an enriching lifestyle that helps preserve independence while offering activities and programming designed to reduce stress and confusion.


Reading Nook


Bulletin Board

Baby Area


Ladies Nook

Sitting Area


Drink Station

Private Apartment

Our Care Philosophy

We value and respect the uniqueness of each of our residents living with memory loss. We provide the personalized memory care assistance necessary to allow our residents to achieve their highest level of functioning while maintaining personal dignity and purpose. We provide loving and supportive, secure neighborhoods where our residents – and their families – can take comfort in knowing that they are receiving the best possible care that is focused specifically on each resident’s individual needs.

Our comprehensive memory care program, provides our senior living residents with an enhanced lifestyle that helps them to maintain their independence and a feeling of safety and security in a comfortable environment.

All of our memory care communities offer a safe, home-like environment with special amenities and life enrichment that provide memory stimulation. Additionally, every memory care community offers 24-hour care and a specially trained, experienced memory care team that is able to meet the specific needs of each and every resident.

Mosaic Memory Care

Definition: Mosaic is the art of creating images with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other materials. We have chosen this name because we recognize that all our lives are made up of small pieces of events and accomplishments that occur throughout a life time. They create the person our residents have become.

The “pieces” of the Cascade Living Mosaic include:

Our neighborhoods are warm, cozy and home-like and provide comfort and while encouraging fond memories of favorite parts of an accomplished life.

The foundation for our program lies with The Best Friend’s Approach to Dementia. This concept teaches our staff members to become Best Friends with our residents. We weave this philosophy into hiring and retaining staff members as well as the life enrichment program that we offer.

With our family style dining we use vintage, colorful place settings, candles, flowers and table linens. Cookies or bread baking during meal times occurs to encourage eating. Care associates sit with our residents during meals to remind them of family dinners and to assist with meal service and eating as needed. No one hovers over the residents while they eat. Food is served at the table from platters/service dishes, rather than plated elsewhere and served. We serve 3 nutritious meals and many snacks throughout the day.

We provide meaningful senior living activities that encourage interaction among residents as well as individual and self-directed activities. Monthly resident council meetings allow residents to have a ‘voice’ in discussions about events, food and other topics. Many activities are designed to gently challenge the cognitive abilities without causing stress or fear.

Family support meetings are available for friends and families to meet and share the experience of having a lived one with dementia. These are great opportunities to share tips on communication, dealing with stress and handling challenging behaviors. Additionally, we have speakers available to provide educational programs about dementia, aging, medical conditions, financial planning, stress management and a variety of other pertinent topics.