'The emotional love that is given, that is priceless. I was always comfortable going home.'


Cheryl B.,

Daughter of Doris

Walnut Creek, CA



'Having the Foundation's guidance gave me peace of mind.'


Marge A.,

Daughter of Tink

Alamo, CA



‘CARING care’. That’s our phrase for what the residential board and care homes in our network provide for seniors.

Each home is a loving, family setting in a residential home, not a large facility for the elderly. Your loved one will become part of a genuine, caring community.

Our care home network is comprised exclusively of board and care homes which meet the ongoing credentialing standards of the Memento Foundation. Because there are multiple homes, we can offer a home with the right caregivers, fellow residents, and location for you and your loved one. All care is completely individualized, from daily care needs, to social, activity, and nutrition preferences.

Contact us to discuss the needs and preferences of your loved one, and to get information about which of our homes might be the best fit.

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Our Story


Neurologist Michael Nelson MD and nurse practictioner Karyn Nelson founded Memento after seeing all types of living situations for seniors in their respective practices.​ They believed that small residential care homes were often the best solution for many of their patients, but thought individual care homes could benefit from the resources of a larger organization....


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Our Foundation


The mission of the Memento Foundation is to improve the lives of board and care home residents and their families. We provide free information to the public, and training and education to board and care staff. We also conduct a care home screening and certification program. Certification is ongoing and includes mandatory recommendations from health professionals, site visits, and surveying residents' families to promote on-going quality of care....


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