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Assisted Living & Memory Care in Omaha, NE

Find joy at Astoria.

Astoria Senior Living and Memory Care joined the Agemark family officially in February 1, 2023. Previously, the common was known as Brighton Gardens. 

Located at 9220 Western Avenue in Omaha, NE, Astoria in Omaha is tucked away from busy streets in a quiet neighborhood. We’re centrally located in Omaha, with close proximity to hospitals, medical centers, hotels, shopping and some of Omaha’s most historic neighborhoods. Built on an old golf course, our wonderful community benefits from walking paths that surround the entire building, an abundance of lush green spaces and mature trees. 

Gorgeous community features.

Come experience Astoria in Omaha for yourself.

Why Choose Astoria?

Providing personalized and compassionate care to individuals in both assisted living and memory care is our speciality here at Astoria. As one of the best Omaha senior living communities, we strive to create an environment that fosters a sense of home while also prioritizing safety and security. By providing our residents with a wide array of services and amenities, we can be sure that their needs are met on every level: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.

Let’s look more in depth on why you should choose Astoria for yourself or a senior loved one:

Highly Qualified Staff

Regardless of whether you are looking for assisted living or Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Omaha, our staff is highly trained to meet you where you are. Due to the elevated level of care required, you want to ensure that those assisting you are not only highly trained and qualified, but are also compassionate and have your best interests at heart. We pride ourselves on employing only the best individuals in the field.

Safe and Welcoming Community

When you move to a senior living community, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a warm and nurturing home in order to receive specialized care. In fact, here at Astoria, we believe that a welcoming, homelike environment plays an integral part in ensuring that our residents are their happiest, healthiest selves. In addition to this, we have also implemented numerous safety measures to protect resident well-being.

Variety of Services and Amenities

Meeting the needs of our residents doesn’t come down to just one singular service. In fact, we believe that offering a wide range of services and amenities is key to creating a well rounded approach to care. Here at the best senior living in Omaha, NE you will find everything from delicious and nutritious dining options to medication management to enriching outings and activities. Everything we do is make sure our residents’ needs and wants are fulfilled!

Continued Family Support & Education

It is no secret that families continue to play a very important role in the lives of their senior loved ones even after they have transitioned to a senior living community. That is why here at Astoria, we actively encourage families to stay connected and involved in any way that they can. In addition to this, we also provide numerous free resources, including educational seminars, to help caregivers and family members to have all the tools they need to be as informed as possible.

Our leaders.

The heart of Astoria shines through our people. Our team members understand the difference between caring and giving care, and they’re committed to infusing our philosophy of treating people like family into everything they do.

Executive Director

Jennifer Beisheim, RN, BSN, LNHA

Jennifer Beisham led Astoria under previous ownership and now joins the Agemark team as our community’s Executive Director.

A nurse with a wide variety of experience, she holds a BSN and a LHNA. Jennifer began her career in oncology, nephrology and neurology before working for Douglas County for 20 years, where she managed a variety of areas including employee health, staff development, and more. She joined the former Brighton Gardens as Director of Nursing before earning a promotion to Executive Director.

Jennifer feels blessed to have a career working with seniors and particularly enjoys hearing the life stories of those who call Astoria home.

Jennifer is married to her high school sweetheart. They’ll celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in July 2023. They have two adult children: Lauren and Ian. Outside of a four-year span where the family was stationed in North Carolina, they’ve made Nebraska their home. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, as well as photography and puzzles.

Senior Living Consultant

Melissa Socha

Melissa joined Astoria in July as our Senior Living Consultant. She has been working for retirement homes for over four years as the Care Coordinator/Manager. She has a Bachelors degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in Healthcare Administration and Gerontology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

When she was growing up, she used to be a caregiver for her grandmother, who had Parkinson and Dementia. Since she personally went through it and was able to see the good and bad sides of it, she feels connected with our residents and prospects. She is a great resource and guide for others.As a Senior Living Consultant, she loves connecting with people and learning their life story.

When Melissa is not working, she is spending time with her Husband and her pets.

Director of Nursing - Assisted Living

Ilona Roecker

Bio coming soon.

Director of Nursing - Memory Care

Asiah McWilliams

Asiah loves to care for our residents as our Director of Nursing. Prior to becoming the Director of Nursing at Astoria, she was the Director of Nursing at one of our sister communities CountryHouse in Lincoln. She is pursuing a Psychology Degree at Southeast Community College and obtained her LPN several years ago. Her past work experience includes working as a nurse at a Rehab, Home Health, and now senior living.

She chose to work in senior living because the older some get, the less attractive they think they are. She could not disagree more. Seniors are the generation that has done it all, seen it all, and can tell it all; they’re the most interesting people she has encountered. She honors them by giving them exceptional care, just like she would want for her family.

Asiah is a mother of 3 and loves traveling; crafting is her hobby (she has an LLC and makes apparel and custom items). She was born and raised in Lincoln, NE.

“I chose Agemark because they stand true to their values. While Agemark treats residents like family, they also make staff feel like family.”

Administrative Assistant

Sandra Lycan

Life Enrichment Coach

Laura Maxwell

Maintenance Supervisor

Flip Merino

Bio coming soon.

Culinary Services Manager

Adam Sage

Bio Coming Soon.

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Caleigh Archer

Bio Coming Soon.

Human Resources Manager

Diane Trew

Diane has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has been in the Senior Living industry for over 10 years. Before joining Astoria of Omaha, she was an Assistant Executive Director for another Senior Living Community.


At Astoria, we are committed to providing exceptional assisted living and memory care services tailored to the unique needs of our residents. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you better understand the services we offer:
What is memory care at Astoria?
Memory care at Astoria is a specialized program designed to support individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our community is dedicated to providing a fulfilling and engaging environment for those living with memory loss. Residents of our dementia care in Omaha, NE enjoy customized activities and outings that cater to their unique interests and passions while receiving the care and support they need.
What is assisted living at Astoria?

Our assisted senior living in Omaha allows residents to live as independently as they wish while having access to the assistance they may need with personal care and other daily tasks. Our residents have the freedom to enjoy trips, socialize with friends, and participate in group activities. Our caring staff is always nearby to provide support when it’s needed, making assisted living a perfect fit for those seeking companionship, social opportunities, and assistance with daily living.

How do memory care and assisted living differ?
Our memory care and assisted living in Omaha offer similar services and amenities, including 24-hour security, experienced staff, wellness checks, health consultations, home-cooked meals, housekeeping, utilities, and more. However, memory care is specifically designed for individuals with memory loss and includes a more secure environment and personalized activity areas to meet their unique needs.
What services and amenities are available to residents at Astoria?

Residents at Astoria, both in assisted living and memory care in Omaha, enjoy a wide range of services and amenities that enhance their quality of life. These include:

  • 24-hour security and professional staff
  • Care provided by experienced staff, including caregivers, CNAs, and med-techs, overseen by our Director of Nursing
  • Complimentary wellness checks
  • Health consultations and assistance with appointments
  • Three nutritious, home-cooked meals with daily menu options
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Utilities paid and maintenance service
  • Emergency call system (if requested)
  • Cable TV and wireless internet

For those requiring additional support, we offer services such as medication management, assistance with bathing, dressing, diabetic care, and more. Our goal is to ensure that every resident receives the personalized care they need to live life to the fullest. These amazing amenities are what truly sets us apart from other Omaha senior living communities.

What is respite care at Astoria?

Respite care at Astoria provides temporary relief and support for caregivers while ensuring their loved ones receive high-quality care in a comfortable and nurturing environment. Whether you need a short break from caregiving or are seeking support for your loved one while you’re away, our respite care services in Omaha are designed to meet your needs.

Astoria is not just a place to live; it’s an Omaha senior living community where individuals with dementia or mobility issues can find fulfillment, care, and engagement every day. We are dedicated to supporting the unique needs and providing an environment that allows them to embrace life to the fullest.

If you have any more questions or would like to learn more about our assisted living, memory care, or respite care services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to meet the individual needs of everyone in our community and provide the care, companionship, and support they deserve.

Assisted Living Activity Calendar.

See below to learn about upcoming events at Astoria in Omaha. Click on the day for more details.

Memory Care Activity Calendar.