Memory care is not an afterthought. It’s our only thought.
Our specialized community environments and personalized care model reconnect your loved ones to their cherished memories—helping to create a deep sense of purpose for them. Welcome to distinctive memory care at Deer Ridge.
Is Memory Care the right choice?
Memory loss manifests itself differently in each person and we recognize the challenges faced. This specialized Assisted Living community, Deer Ridge is near medical facilities (Kaiser Permanente Puyallup Medical Center and other medical professionals) equipped to serve the specific needs of those experiencing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other forms of memory loss.
Why Koelsch for Dementia Care
The ongoing care of your loved one is a choice of trust, not to be taken lightly.
Family owned and operated Senior Living for over 60 years.
We are proud of the legacy we call family.
Emmett and Alice Koelsch began in 1958 with a nursing home in Kelso, Washington. Emmett and Alice instilled in their five children the philosophy: “Treat each resident with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Their legacy solidified the values for Koelsch Senior Living Communities.
A Few Words From Dr. Rick Rigsby About Koelsch Memory Care Communities
How to approach the hard conversations with Dr. Rick Rigsby
Our personalized techniques for every level of care include:
Gaze techniques provide healthy emotional sensations.
The right tone sets the foundation for communication.
Touch is essential for quality senior care services.
Engaging at eye level.
Personalized musical experiences promote cognitive function.
Personalized creative expression and experience.
Connecting with nature.
Expression of faith.
Mind & Body
Our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes impact the clarity of our mind.
Living Well® personalizes exercises for each individual.
Friends & Family
Every person served in our senior community is treated as one of our own.
Living Well® in a retirement community promotes a sense of purpose.
Advanced Security For Senior Living
Our Senior Living communities combine advanced safety systems with a well-trained staff, to give residents, and their family members, peace of mind.
At Deer Ridge,
we explore beautiful Puyallup for exciting things to do and see. We might have lunch at The Rock Wood-fired Pizza on a Monday to share a pie or visit 3rd Street Antiques to rummage for treasures every other Thursday. There is always something fun to see at the Washington State Fair, just a short distance from Deer Ridge.