Ashley Manor completes remodel


Stacy Tennant, left, Alice Durrell and Nichole Batson welcome people at the open house.Ashley Manor has recently completed an extensive remodeling with new flooring, carpet, paint, furnishings and decorative decor.

Comfortable furniture, bright paintings, and wall shelves filled with greenery and antique items give the living room area a homey feel.

And that’s the goal of the Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility located at 572 N.E. Oak St., in Madras.

“It is a home and we try to give it a family feel,” said Nichole Batson, regional senior care advisor.

“All of our facilities have the same floor plan,” Bateman said, of the open kitchen and living room, bedrooms with glassed in shadowboxes holding memorabilia, and circle walkways and patios in the fenced-in backyard.

At the Chamber Coffee Cuppers, held there April 4, Stacy Tennant from the corporate office gave some information on the facility. “Ashley Manor was started 17 years ago by owners due to a need within their own families,” she said, noting two members of the original family still own the business.

Over the last two years, Ashley Manor has expanded from 48 to 55 centers, located in Idaho, Colorado and Oregon. Regionally, it has centers in Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Bend, and Klamath Falls.

The Madras center can take up to 15 residents, and offers many different levels of dementia care. Specialized services include aromatherapy, light therapy, music therapy, reminiscence therapy and hydration therapy, which help calm behaviors, soften depression, and improve sleep patterns.

Alice Durrell has managed the Madras facility for the past year, and previously worked for Ashley Manor in Klamath Falls for seven years.

“It’s nice to have a seasoned administrator and Alice is great with the residents. She’s a very caring and compassionate person,” Batson said.