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American House Bristol

  826 Meadowview Road
Bristol, TN 37620

423-793-3197

3 Featured Memory Care Communities in the Abingdon Area

Commonwealth Senior Living at Abingdon

We Listen. We Love. We Care. We Serve.

  • Private and semi-private suites with private bath
  • Daily activities, trips and social programs
  • Individualized care plans
  • 24-hour available staff
  • Short-term respite stays

American House Bristol

Your Story. To Be Continued.

  •  826 Meadowview Road, Bristol, TN 37620
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  • Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Live comfortably in your private apartment and enjoy added assistance with meals, laundry, medication reminders, physical therapy, the activities of daily living and more.
  • In Assisted Living, you’ll get the assistance you need while living a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle with well-appointed, full-service amenities
  • Our licensed memory care communities offer a secure environment with 24-hour medical assistance, life-enrichment programs, plus all the services and amenities available in our assisted living communities.
  • 24 Hour Staffing & Emergency Response
  • Pets allowed

Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Bluff

Senior Living and Memory Care in Cedar Bluff, VA

  •  500 Clinic Drive, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
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  • Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Short Term Short Term
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Private or companion suites with private baths
  • Regularly activity schedules that stimulate the mind and body
  • Healthy, restaurant-style dining options
  • Specially trained caregivers
  • Individualized care plans

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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