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The Place at Shadow Oaks

  108 Gregg Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801

Benton House of Aiken

  530 Benton House Way
Aiken, SC 29803

Sodalis Martinez

  515 The Pass
Martinez, GA 30907
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3 Memory Care Communities in the Aiken Area

The Place at Shadow Oaks

Family Caring for Family

  •  108 Gregg Ave., Aiken, SC 29801
  • 38,000 square feet of living and recreational area
  • 28 private suites, 8 semi-private companion suites, 4 semi-private suites, and 2 deluxe companion suites. Each suite has its own private bathroom with a seated shower
  • 1 main dining room with an adjacent private dining room; an ice cream parlor; kitchen and laundry room 6 sun rooms and a patio off the main dining room; 3 living/activity areas, with fireplaces; a hair care salon, and a physical therapy room
  • 3 Meals Daily, 24 hour supervision, Linen Laundry and Daily Housekeeping
  • Full service Hair Salon with Licensed Cosmetologist

Benton House of Aiken

TRULY UNIQUE SENIOR LIVING

  •  530 Benton House Way, Aiken, SC 29803
  • Several apartment sizes and floor plans and entire community on one level
  • Bright family style dining room
  • Full-service beauty and barber salon
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard and grounds
  • Country kitchen for sharing stories and recipes

Sodalis Martinez

A dynamic, fun and welcoming place for seniors to be!

  •  515 The Pass, Martinez, GA 30907
  • Private and shared assisted living and memory care apartments
  • Charming, home-like community settings
  • Common areas for socializing, dining and entertaining
  • Easy access for those with limited mobility
  • Signature Programming: Vitality Club, Walking Tall, and Second Wind Dreams

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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