About JEA Senior Living
Margaret as a Teacher with her First Grade Class (Cottage Grove, OR)
Jerry Erwin’s dedication to seniors and those with memory loss started when his own mother, Margaret, developed Alzheimer’s disease. She lived with the disease for over 7 years. Following her passing, Jerry soon realized there was a tremendous need for specialized dementia care within high-quality facilities.
It was the personal experience that lead Jerry to think of a better solution for those a place that catered to them and their very unique needs. In 1993, after months of drawing and redrawing plans and looking at every aspect that he could, Jerry and his extended family built his first dedicated memory care community in Tumwater, WA. This was the first of a long line of successful developments built with the love and understanding of the dementia care model that still exists today. Even to this day, JEA continually looks at ways to better their design to fit the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Today JEA is continuing its passion and love for those who suffer from this devastating disease. It is JEA's mission to offer as many families the care that they and their loved ones deserve. As JEA continues its growth, the one philosophy stays the same, and that is to care for each resident with the love and attention that Jerry expected for his mother. JEA is now in its second generation of leadership and the philosophy is still the same.
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