Thoughtful Design

Custom-Designed For Memory Care

San Gabriel’s purpose-designed and built facility was developed specifically to enhance the quality of life for residents from the inside out.  Our custom designed residence:

  • Utilizes small, separated activity areas to reduce commotion during daily programs.
  • Maximizes the health effects of natural light, which enhance and promote positive moods during the day and delay the effects of the evening-related dementia disorder known as Sundowners Syndrome.
  • Facilitates independent movement and circulation by eliminating impediments like “dead-end” hallways which can cause frustration.
  • Features secure “al fresco” spaces which enable safe, self-directed exploration and enjoyment of the outdoors without the feeling of restriction.
  • Shields the comings and goings of loved ones to minimize the frustration of residents who
    may want to follow but cannot.
San Gabriel Memory Care is sub-divided into north and south “neighborhoods” with only 17 apartments each to limit population size and anxiety.  Both neighborhoods offer:

  • A community activity kitchen
  • Three congregation areas to keep programmed gatherings intimate
  • Two lounge areas for private, friends and family get-togethers
  • A cheerfully landscaped outdoor patio and garden area

Each apartment within a neighborhood features:

  • Approximately 346 square feet of living space
  • Private living room/bedroom
  • Separate, private bathroom, outfitted with assistance features like grab bars
  • Large closet
  • Individual thermostat for heating/cooling control