Memory care for older sister with early onset alzheimers

Hello- I am preparing to move my sister to a memory care facility in the east bay, and would love to hear of any facilities that people recommend / have had a good experience with. I am leaning towards Lakeside Park by Lake Merritt. Would be interested in hearing from folks who had loved ones placed there. She has a little dog and we'd really like to find a place that will accommodate her pup. Appreciate any thoughts/guidance. I am anticipating prices are in the $8K - $11K per month range but guidance on that great as well.

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I can’t provide any feedback about Lakeside Park, but I did want to let you know about people who work as placement coordinators. Usually their service is free to families and they are very knowledgeable about the facilities available in the price range you provide. I have worked with Sherry Cardenas at Alternative Beginnings 925-595-8533. Best of luck to you!

We have looked at a variety of places for our mother.  She has been at Elegance Berkeley for 2 months now.  This is the 3rd and hopefully final memory care program she has been in.  There are pros and cons to all of the places.  One of the biggest challenges is staffing, the care givers work very hard and are often working short.  This place has the most engaging programs that we've seen.  Mom likes being able to attend the activities in the active living program. There is a couple that has moved in with their dog, and staff seem comfortable with this.  That said, group living is not what many folks prefer, and that can be a hard adjustment.  Best wishes for you and your family on this journey.