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8 Memory Care Communities in the Auburn Area

Summer Village - Auburn

Specialty Care Assisted & Retirement Living

  •  1553 Professional Pkwy, Auburn, AL 36830 $$
  • Three tasty, home-style meals daily
  • Various floor plans include kitchenettes
  • Emergency response system
  • Meaningful social activities and excursions
  • Additional supportive care and continence management available

The Harbor at Opelika

Celebrating Seniors Every Day!

  •  1001 Fox Run Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 $$
  • Licensed and Certified team available 24 hours a day
  • Three daily home-cooked meals
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • A home-like setting designed for residents’ comfort
  • Attentive personal care, with medication management

Spring Harbor at Green Island

Exclusively for EVERYONE

  •  100 Spring Harbor Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $$$$

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Four dining venues
  • Heated indoor pool & jacuzzi
  • Club & game room, woodworking shop
  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry service, and maintenance
  • On-site physician, on-site wellness nurse

Thrive at Green Island

Come To Live Here.

  •  6896 River Rd, Columbus, GA 31904 $$
  • Offering Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Team members are on call 24/7
  • Every member of the Thrive at Green Island team is NIDE (National Institute for Dementia Education) certified
  • Short-Term Stays (Staycations) available: Stay for a few days, a week, a month or as long as you like.

Brookside Glen

Your Life. Your Story. Your Way.

  •  400 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $$
  • Nutritious chef-prepared meals
  • Concierge services available, including transportation
  • Onsite activities, classes, entertainment and more
  • Secure and safe environment
  • Specialized services catered to caring for dementia and Alzheimer's

Oaks at Grove Park

Family-operated. Family-trusted.

  •  1479 Grove Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904 $
  • 24-hour access to emergency call system and trained care partners
  • Social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs
  • Medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living
  • On-site wellness center with physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • All utilities including Wi-Fi

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.