Bayshore Memory Care is solely dedicated to memory care, yet it is not just a facility. It is a community we would want our parents to live in, and that we would be proud to call home. Simply put, we break the stereotype in senior housing for memory care.
At Bayshore, we are dedicated to creating beautiful choices for memory care—places that are engaging and enrich lives. With next-generation design. A wonderful location offering inspiring views. And the high level of hospitality you’d expect to find in a luxury hotel.
Our staffing ratios exceed the industry average, and our quality standards—like our programming—surpass the industry norm. For individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® promotes physical and emotional well-being, supports daily functioning and maintains a sense of satisfaction, dignity and quality of life.
Best of all, it gives back the control you lost when your loved one was diagnosed with memory loss. You can get back to being who your loved one wants you to be: a daughter, a son, a grandchild or a spouse again.
Bayshore Retirement Living was formed in late 2012 for the specific purpose of developing high quality senior housing communities throughout the southeastern United States. The two primary Principals, Thilo Best and Greg Iglehart, have been in the senior housing and multi-family industries respectively for their entire careers. The goal of Bayshore Retirement Living is to develop the “next generation” of senior housing communities by implementing best practices in design, space utilization and building techniques from the senior housing and multi-family industries.
Bayshore Memory Care in Naples is managed by a nationwide leader: Life Care Services®, An LCS Company®. Life Care Services leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. Life Care Services brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.
“People first, always” is the philosophy for Alisha, who manages the day-to-day operations of Bayshore Memory Care along with her dedicated management team. A nurse by profession, Alisha has worked in senior living for 12 years, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. She brings experience from every level from frontline service to operations management—including as floor nurse, director of resident care and executive director—giving her comprehensive knowledge and experience. For Alisha, learning each resident’s story and having the honor of caring for them makes her duties at Bayshore Memory Care a rewarding and fulfilling career. And as a Florida native and lifelong resident of southwest Florida, she is intimately connected to the local market and the people that call this area home.
Director of Community Relations
The more you know about something, the easier it is to share the message. Nancy not only knows Naples very well, she knows all about senior living. She’s lived in the Naples area since 1980, and she’s worked in the sales and marketing of independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for more than 25 years. It’s her passion—to serve seniors and their families. And she’s very good at it.
Business Office Manager
Keeping the business office of Bayshore Memory Care humming takes attention to detail and a talent for working with others. Vickie brings 20 years of management experience to her position, having begun her career as a medical practice manager in a dermatology clinic in Oregon. Several years later she moved to Naples, Florida, accepting a position as a medical practice manager for a group of internists. Then, following her next position at Naples Community Hospital, Vickie joined Bayshore Memory Care as business office manager.
Joe Thompson, RN
Director of Health Services
Joe Thompson oversees the healthcare side of Bayshore Memory Care. His wide range of healthcare experience includes pre-hospital emergency response, critical care, skilled nursing and assisted living. As well as being a registered nurse, Joe is a certified massage therapist with a focus on holistic care and rehabilitation. For Joe, getting to know each and every resident and listening—truly listening—to their extraordinary stories is what makes his position so rewarding. Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Joe, his wife and children now enjoy Florida, especially trips to the beach.
Director of Culinary Services
With over 14 years of experience in the culinary field, Matthew brings not only his technical skills to Bayshore Memory Care, but a palate refined from his majority of time spent in fine dining. His approach to keeping residents happy is to learn as much he can about their backgrounds in order to incorporate those details into their dining experiences and make them feel right at home.
Director of Plant Operations
Managing the plant and overseeing maintenance operations of our beautiful community is no small task, but it’s something that Greg Short is well equipped to do, and do very well. He has 17 years of experience in plant operations in a healthcare setting. Greg loves the weather as well, having relocated to Florida from Washington. We’re glad he did!
Director of Life Enrichment
Christopher’s extensive background in activities, recreation and fitness for all ages from youth to seniors is a perfect fit for his position at Bayshore Memory Care. He brings a passion for helping to involve residents in meaningful activities and events that offer them happiness and a sense of purpose. As Christopher puts it, “living in the moment” is his theme; making it possible for residents to enjoy the quality of life they so richly deserve. Christopher is married with four children and two grandchildren and has lived in southwest Florida for more than 30 years.