Bellingham Memory Care Community
Bellingham, WA 98225
Even before visitors take their first step inside Silverado Bellingham it’s plain to see that this is no ordinary memory care community. Upon entering visitors are greeted with soothing music and the smell of cookies baking – sometimes they’ll even be welcomed by the community’s pet Labrador! Inside residents gather for activities and conversation – a lively atmosphere that allows them to remain social while continuing to enjoy the things that were important to them before their diagnosis.
As the only community in Bellingham specifically dedicated to memory care, the entire Silverado team understands the changing symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions as well as the impact these can have. Associates provide compassionate, individualized care that is focused on mind and spirit just as much as it is on body. From residents in the early stages of memory impairment to those needing a higher level of care, meaningful engagement and dignified treatment are constants in Silverado communities.
Activities, Amenities and Programs
- Large courtyard with pear, apple, and cherry trees as well as blueberry bushes
- Walking trails to encourage mobility
- 1954 Packard Patrician car in the courtyard that residents can wash, wax and take care of
- Engagement programs revolve around Bellingham’s wonderful outdoor activities, including a Yacht Club that allows residents to discuss boating activities and lets those with military background to reminisce about nautical themes, tie knots and more
- Engagement programs include the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club, Service Club and our newest program called Tech Crew, where residents discuss and take apart technological items such as radios, car parts, motors and more and discuss how they work
- Baking and food activities
- Stimulating outings such as whale watching, fairs and day trips to local farms
Achievements, Awards and Team Highlights
- Associates who do not have a nursing license or certificate in the state of Washington receive a Home Care Aide Certification, which includes 75 hours of training, a caregiving skills lab and a written test with a hands-on skills exam to test the ability to provide personal care (such as transferring, assistance with feeding, Range of Motion exercises andmore)
- Culinary Director won Best Dessert in Bellingham award for 2013