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6 Memory Care Communities in the Amarillo Area

The Sycamore at Park Central

A Home for Every Chapter

  •  1511 S Van Buren St, Amarillo, TX 79101
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Daily menu choice (including special diets)
  • Social programs
  • Housekeeping, transportation for medical appointments
  • All utilities

Bristol Park at Amarillo Assisted Living & Memory Care

Opt Out of Average Senior Living

  •  1610 Research St, Amarillo, TX 79124
  • DINING - Leave the cooking to us! Carefully crafted, nutritious dining options shape residents’ culinary experiences.
  • CUSTOMIZED CARE PLANS - We know that each resident is unique. That’s why our individualized care plans are uniquely tailored to fit specific needs and ensure residents thrive.
  • SPECIALIZED SAFETY FEATURES - Each apartment is equipped with pull cords and pendants for assistance in addition to safety-equipped bathrooms and 24-hour nurse access.
  • SOCIALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE - From on-site Happy Hours, to live entertainment, to haircuts at our on-site beauty salon and barbershop, there’s something for everyone at Bristol Park Amarillo.

BeeHive Homes of Amarillo

WELCOME TO Beehive Homes of Amarillo, TX

  •  5800 SW 54th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Private rooms with private bathrooms and ADA showers
  • Delicious, homecooked meals
  • Laundry services and daily housekeeping
  • Life enrichment activities

Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  7401 Seville Drive, Amarillo, TX 79121
  • Set on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 45 apartments all on one level for easy access
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments

The Reserve at Amarillo

Welcome Home to The Reserve at Amarillo!

  •  7480 Hillside Rd, Amarillo, TX 79119
  • 5-Star Cuisine – A dedicated Chef who prepares a wide variety of meals, including traditional Holiday dinners and resident favorites.
  • Social Outings – Residents enjoy our many stimulating activities, including bowling, happy hours, ice cream socials, and more!
  • Spa Services – Residents can unwind during a variety of relaxing spa services.
  • Spiritual Services – Our community offers regular services to residents to meet their spiritual needs.
  • Engaging Clubs –Residents enjoy hobby clubs and other specific interest committees.

The Legacy at Town Square

You know what defines us? A hand to hold.

  •  9700 Hillside Rd, Amarillo, TX 79119
  • 24-hour care
  • Three chef-prepared meals a day
  • Social calendar with daily activities
  • Private suites with personal alert systems
  • Assistance with daily living activities

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.