Memento Care Homes and the Memento Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of seniors living in residential board and care homes.  We understand the importance of confidence and excellence in the care of your loved one.  We accomplish this goal by offering services not normally found in small care homes combined with the oversight of the Memento Foundation.  Our rigorous credentialing process is ongoing an includes unannounced site visits, resident and family satisfaction surveys, self assessment tools, owner/caregiver education, and review of state regulatory compliance.  Please contact us to help you find a credentialed home in your area.

At Memento, we believe that residential board and care homes have many inherent advantages compared to a large assisted living or having 24 hour caregivers at home.  Founders Michael Nelson M.D. and Karyn Nelson N.P. saw these advantages, but found that families did not know they existed at all, or more commonly could not find the best ones.  In Contra Costa county alone, there are roughly 440 board and care homes.  How can you find the best ones?  Memento is here to help.

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Memories attached to emotional events are much easier to remember than other forms of memory.  Can you remember where you went out to eat last Saturday?  Can you remember where you went to eat on your last birthday?  For most people, you can remember the events on your birthday better than a regular day.  Why?  Our brains are designed to remember those events better.  

Knowing this, try to create emotional events.  At residential care homes credential by Memento, we encourage our care home owners and caregivers to celebrate every holiday.  No holiday this week, try a themed party!  If you are not feeling creative, you can use major sporting events (Superbowl), television award ceremonies (Oscars), or other countries holidays (Cinco de Mayo) for inspiration.

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View our helpful Memento Memo for July by clicking here

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I personally find logos fascinating because they turn a symbol into the identity of a business.  McDonald's Golden Arches, Starbucks, and the Nike Swoosh are instantly recognizable.  Because logos are so important to a business, I thought it would be helpful to share the basis of our logo at Memento.  My wife and I are fortunate enough to have a brillant freelance designer/illustrator in the family, Rob Nance, who designed our logo.  As the founders of Memento, we requested a design that would include a heart shaped locket with a house inside.  

We feel that the homes in the Memento Network bring back fond memories of the homes that our residents have lived in.  These residents hold these homes in a warm place in their heart, just like the pictures of loved ones that normally are kept inside a locket.  Our care home owners and their caregivers want your loved one to feel just as happy and secure in their care homes as they did in their own homes.  Love-Locket-Home...that's what I see in our logo.

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