MorningStar of Happy Valley offers the greater Portland, OR area unsurpassed assisted living and memory care. Along with 61 private assisted living suites, our Reflections Neighborhood has 27 secure suites devoted to caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. MorningStar’s memory care revolves around comforting and caring for our most tender residents from the onset of the disease to the most advanced stages.
As dementia care specialists, we understand how devastating it is when a loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another memory loss disease, and we want you to know we are here to help. Our memory care area is in a separate wing specifically designed to allow residents the freedom to explore their expansive surroundings safely and easily. Within the safe haven of our “Neighborhood,” we have created an environment that encourages and supports residents’ independence whenever possible.
Our holistic approach to memory care is designed to affirm the value of the person and to find ways to celebrate the smallest successes. MorningStar leverages the power of dance, music, art, exercise, animals and aromatherapy in order to heal and comfort, and provides meaningful wellness programs and activities that engage our residents. Also, as many adverse behaviors are often side effects from antipsychotic drugs, our goal is to have as few as possible of our residents on such drugs.
We recognize that the essence of the individual remains despite the extent of the memory loss, and that our job is to find ways to connect with and nurture it. MorningStar’s philosophy and approach to this kind of supported living is encompassed under the breadth of possibilities we call “Lavender Sky.” Thus, each day we strive to thoughtfully “enter, embrace and explore” the world of dementia. Please visit our website to learn more about MorningStar Senior Living, our staff and the philosophy that guides our care.
MorningStar of Happy Valley’s mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living communities. We have built a foundation on honoring God, valuing our seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve. Set in a warm, loving atmosphere with beautiful surroundings and resort-style amenities, we provide outstanding assisted living and memory care.