Era Living Memory Care

Personalized care, rooted in compassion

Era Living Memory Care is offered in a secure, home-like environment, called The Terrace, at select Era Living communities. As a Terrace resident, your loved one will benefit from:

  • Compassionate staff that embody the Best Friends™ approach and build meaningful relationships that can help residents feel valued, connected, and at ease.
  • An enriching environment, with purposeful activities, excursions, and daily exercise.
  • Supportive and engaging life enrichment programming that promotes cognitive functioning, while also sparking meaningful moments of joy and contentment.
  • Techniques that incorporate the latest research and information, including input from experts at the University of Washington.
  • Open communication with family members and empathetic support for your journeys.
  • Private apartments in an upscale environment.
  • Access to beautifully landscaped, secure outdoor space.
  • Access to the amenities of the broader campus for family visits, including formal dining rooms.

The Best Friends approach

A cornerstone of our memory care program is using the Best Friends™ approach to dementia care. This approach was developed in the 1990s by Virginia Bell and David Troxel while they were working at the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Truly human-centered, the approach is based on the notion that what a person with dementia needs most of all is a “best friend” who empathizes with their situation, remains loving and positive, and is dedicated to helping the person feel safe, secure, and valued.

The Best Friends approach is simple to learn, which helps enable a consistent level of care among staff and stages of dementia. It’s based on the following friendship pillars. Best friends:

  • Know each other’s personality and history
  • Do things together
  • Communicate
  • Build self esteem
  • Laugh together often
  • Are equals
  • Work at the relationship

Secured memory care locations in Northwest Seattle and Downtown Bellevue

We offer Era Living Memory Care within two of our luxurious retirement communities: Ida Culver House Broadview in northwest Seattle and The Gardens at Town Square in downtown Bellevue. Learn more about these locations or contact us today.

What others have to say

“Choosing the best place to care for an aging loved one is difficult and one of the most important decisions a child can make for their parents. We have been exceptionally pleased with the professional and compassionate care our mother has received at The Terrace. The staff are truly wonderful and provide a tremendous sense of security to the family knowing that their loved one is so well cared for.” – Nathan H.

The Terrace named Best Facility by

The Gardens at Town Square was included in’s 2019 list of Best Memory Care Facilities in Seattle. Read the full announcement here.

Best Friends™ is a trademark of Health Professions Press, Inc.

Contact us today

Contact us to learn more about how Ida Culver House Broadview in northwest Seattle or The Gardens at Town Square in downtown Bellevue can provide peace of mind to you and compassionate, dignified care for your loved one living with dementia.