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5 Memory Care Communities in the Athens Area

Dominion Senior Living of Athens

Honoring God Through Service

  •  2090 W Madison Ave, Athens, TN 37303
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Emergency call system technology
  • Life enrichment activities
  • Private rooms
  • On-site rehabilitation and health care services

TerraBella Athens

Best Assisted Living & Memory Care Community in Athens, TN

  •  120 Keith Ln, Athens, TN 37303
  • We offer Personalized Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care services for seniors
  • Our trained staff is there to assist you with your personal needs, in the privacy of your suite/apartment.
  • We provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All of the meals we offer are selected by a registered dietician to ensure optimal nutritional value.
  • We clean your suite/apartment regularly and take out the trash when needed.
  • Our professional nurses administer all residents' medications.

The Neighborhood at Tellico Village

Welcome home.

  •  100 Chatuga Drive West, Loudon, TN 37774
  • Variety of apartment floor plans with kitchenettes and private bathrooms
  • Emergency call response system in each suite
  • Many comfortable and tastefully-appointed community areas
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Social, educational and recreational activities

Brookdale Mount Vernon Drive

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1775 Mt Vernon Dr. NW, Cleveland, TN 37311
  • Morning Mental Workout - Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
  • Daily Physical Activity - A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
  • Daily Life Skills - Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming - Activities are designed using the resident's own social history information as a foundation.
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily

River Oaks Place Loudon

Assisted Living and Dementia Care in Loudon, TN

  •  1101 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774
  • Private and Shared Suite Options in Various Sizes
  • Customized Personal Care Assistance
  • Three Restaurant-Style, Home-Cooked Meals and Snacks with Alternative Options
  • Monthly Activity & Social Calendar with Events/Outings to Engage Mind, Body and Soul
  • All-Inclusive Rates (without Add-On Fees), No Length of Stay Commitment and Short-Term Respite Care Options

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.