FAQ About Bridgecreek Memory Care
Do you accept Medicaid?
Yes, we do. We accept Medicaid straight into the community. Or, if someone is private pay, we allow them to roll over to Medicaid, without a minimum monthly commitment under private pay.
Do you have a full-time nurse?
Yes, we do have a full-time nurse available for our residents.
Do you have a good activity program?
We sure do. 40 hours per week of structured activities weekly includes exercise, wonderful entertainment, pet therapy, spiritual activities, current events, and much more.
Do you have a secure courtyard where mom or dad can sit outside?
Yes, we have a fenced and secured backyard with a raised flower bed and a raised garden for vegetables. Table and chairs are available for sitting outside and watching the birds that flock around the feeders.
Is there a beautician available?
Yes, our beautician has been working with us for years.
Is your staff drug-tested?
Yes they are, prior to employment.
Do you do extensive background checks on staff that you hire?
Yes. We perform criminal records checks through the state on all new employees that we hire. We also do thorough background employment checks on all staff. We only hire proven staff with good backgrounds.
Do you provide training for your staff?
We have a very extensive and thorough training program that has been evaluated and approved by the state of Oregon. We actually go far above and beyond the training expectations with our staff. Bridgecreek Memory Care believes that properly trained and supervised staff are the key to exceptional care.
Does the Administrator of Bridgecreek have significant experience managing this level of care?
Casey brings to Bridgecreek Memory Care over 11 years’ experience working with and for seniors. He has managed many Senior Living Communities providing a vast array of services including Memory Care, Alzheimer’s, Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living, and Retirement Living. During his experience he prided himself in actually doing each very important job from Caregiving to Medication Tech to Business Office Manager and Staff Manager and everything in-between. He excels at creating a positive and friendly home like environment for our Bridgecreek residents and staff.
Is Bridgecreek owned by an Oregon business or is it owned by out-of-state or even out-of-country interests?
We’re proud to say that Bridgecreek is owned and operated by an Oregon company that got its start in Lane County.
Has Bridgecreek been in business awhile?
Bridgecreek opened its doors in November of 2000, and we enjoy a great reputation within our community and the State of Oregon.
Can a resident stay at Bridgecreek, even when they are at the end of their life?
Yes. We believe in aging in place and we’ll continue to care for our residents until the end. We coordinate with numerous outside agencies such as hospice and physical/occupational/speech therapies.
Does your community offer transportation to doctors and other medical appointments?
We can arrange transportation for all of our residents. We also offer the service of a caregiver to accompany your loved one to an appointment if needed for an additional service fee.
Can my loved one continue to use his/her same physician?
Yes. We understand the importance of continuing long-term relationships with medical providers. We’ll gladly work with your family physician throughout your loved one's care.
Are visiting hours specified or can I visit anytime?
There are no specified visiting hours, so you can visit at any time. However, there are better times than others to visit the community because we have some amazing entertainment and lots of things going on. It may be wise to call in advance, ask what’s happening that day, and inquire as to when the best time to visit. This isn’t required, just recommended.
Does your community offer a Memory Care and Education Support Group?
We do have a support group once a month, often with guest speakers.