Who We Are
We are a team of individuals who had a vision for seniors in Alaska.
Our founders Suzanne and Ray Hickel are multi-generation Alaskans long in the business of elder care, with a deep sense of commitment to the community. Over the years, frustration mounted concerning the lack of available small home settings for memory care. Sure, there are a plethora of assisted livings, and some have space available for those suffering from Dementia, and few if any dedicated to the housing and staffing of Dementia. The challenge that had to be overcome was to interweave a wholesome cozy setting, with a professional safe and sanitary facility that functions with style and efficiency. It also had to have a sole focus on improving the enjoyment of life for patients while bringing peace of mind to the family.
After careful consideration, Opus Memoria was born on April 2nd, 2016. As time passes, experts are growing vastly in the knowledge and care for people who suffer from this terrible disease. Our vow to our clients is to remain at the forefront of the techniques to help clients remain calm and feel safe. This is accomplished by practicing better assistance methods to help the person deal with brain functions that are fading with time. For 2019, our staff has begun regular intervals of training conducted in our office, by professionals nationally certified by the leading experts in the country in the field of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
So next we must give thanks. The design and function of the home is great, but most important we are blessed with excellent and kind staff, and we are fortunate to have direct access to top notch experts. Many of these people have become life-long friends, because we share a common thread of having big hearts and large appetites for work.
Please know that we understand our duty. We are here not just for the patient, but for you and your family who have felt the pain and made the sacrifice by exhausting all avenues. Opus Memoria is truly something special. Consider letting us help your loved one have a safe place to call home, you can feel good about the decision.