Highgate Senior Living, Yakima
5605 West Chestnut Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908
509-388-2454

Memory Care at Highgate

At Highgate, we specialize in Alzheimer's and dementia care in The Cottage, a separate and secure residence for those with advancing memory decline. It offers the same kind of comfortable, homelike surroundings as The Manor, but with more individualized care and a higher staff-to-resident ratio.

Residents are encouraged to take part in carefully designed programs that foster individual strengths and maximize the independence and happiness of each resident. Group activities range from personal hobbies to baking or outings or games, to getting together as an extended family to celebrate a special day. We also emphasize the importance of simple, quiet events like sharing a hug, sitting peacefully and holding a hand, telling a little joke, or offering a smile. These moments of joy combine to create an exceptional environment filled with love.

The following Cottage "Signatures" are part of our unique brand of care, designed to be therapeutic rather than simply entertaining:

  • Best Friends Approach – We get to know our residents as individuals – their interests, their issues and their life stories – so that we can engage them in meaningful conversation and relevant activities.
  • Spa Bathing – Our bathing specialist knows how to bathe your loved one with care and dignity. Low lights, heated bath towel and soft music combine to make bath time the quintessential soothing experience.
  • Family-Style Dining – Mealtime is an interactive staff-and-resident event that conjures the feeling of warmth, security and love of being at home.
  • Foot/Hand Massage – Gentle hands combine touch with essential oils for true relaxation.
  • Aromatherapy – We use the powerful effects of scent to stimulate appetite, promote calming, help with sleep, and relax while bathing.
  • Music Therapy – Fond memories are evoked and great sing-alongs occur when the music and mood are right. Music also enhances appetite and improves sleep.

The Cottage provides a full range of amenities and services:

  • Furnished private or companion suites facing an enclosed garden courtyard.
  • Large, private bathrooms and showers.
  • Three made-from-scratch, home-style meals each day.
  • An around-the-clock, outstanding staff dedicated to making life at Highgate a joyful, fulfilling experience.

Memory Care at Highgate is unparalleled in its compassion and professionalism, with a staff that's 100% dedicated to your loved one's well-being, as well as your family's peace of mind.