Memory Care Albuquerque — Compassionate, Specialized, Experienced
At MorningStar’s North Ridge memory care community, we provide holistic memory care Albuquerque families can rely on. Our Memory Care community, also called the Reflections Neighborhood, offers 38 suites with studio and one-bedroom floor plans. Renovations are underway and include all new flooring, paint and light fixtures in the corridor and common areas, new casework/built-ins, countertop, plumbing fixtures in dining and activity room, and new furniture in the gathering area, living and activity room. Read More
Suites are available in a choice of studio and companion configurations and include emergency call systems and handicap-accessible bathrooms. While a secure building, independence is encouraged and supported through clear wayfinding; safe and inviting common areas include a fireside living room, courtyards and strolling paths.
Memory Care Albuquerque — A Holistic Approach to Memory Care
Through Lavender Sky, MorningStar’s programmatic approach to Memory Care, we incorporate Montessori-based therapies and create individualized service plans to address the needs of residents. Our gentle flow of purposeful activities leverages the power of music, dance, art, aromatherapy, and animals to heal and comfort whatever the extent of memory impairment. Residents receive daily health monitoring, 24/7 care from a well-trained staff, with access to licensed nurses and other supportive third-party service providers.
The MorningStar brand was founded “to honor, to value, to invest” setting us apart from other Alzheimer’s care homes. Contact us to learn more about the most trusted memory care in Albuquerque and reserve your select suite.
The first senior I every loved was Grandma Celia. During summer visits to her home, I learned how to iron the pillowcases every week. More importantly, she taught me the meaning of family and the importance of building memories with loved ones. God gifted me with servant’s heart; what better way to use my gift than to care for seniors who paved the path for us and deserve only the best of care and utmost respect. Whenever the day is tough, I walk the community and am reminded why I do my job. Whether it’s singing “This Little Light of Mine,” listening to a resident play piano or just chatting, I walk away feeling rejuvenated.
The first senior I ever loved was Grandma Eva. I grew up an only child raised by her and my mother, Felisha in a Christian household in the South Valley where we farmed and raised animals. We bonded over home-cooked meals three times a day. Grandma was my best friend. It was no surprise then that I knew from a young age I wanted to work in Senior Living and help seniors live the best possible life. In turn, they teach me is to make each day count and not to let the negative energy of others affect your day.
“The first senior I ever loved was my grandfather, John. A renowned Erasmus Scholar from Buffalo, he devoted his life to faith, family and education. His experiences as a Naval Officer in China during WWII sparked his lifelong curiosity about the world and his passion for service, two things I admire. I spent summers in Maine at my grandparents’ second home on the beach. We walked our cove daily, searching for the “perfect stone.” Summers were the only time I saw my grandfather, an elegant man, always well-dressed, wearing tennis sneakers, always with high socks—and that’s how I gave him his nickname, “Sneaker.”
If I could give more stars I would. North Ridge is a place where my father in law is truly understood, respected and treated with loving concern. A staff specially trained in dementia care is a huge blessing.
My father, Ernie, lived at North Ridge for 3.5 years. He recognized North Ridge as his home, and he was well-loved by all members of the care staff. My siblings and I became a part of the North Ridge family, as so many of the care staff loved not only Dad, but us also.
MorningStar at North Ridge, 8101 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109