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9 Memory Care Communities in the Barrington Area

Premium Community

Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

Experience an Enriching Senior Lifestyle.

  •  1851 Data Drive, Hoover, AL 35244 $
  • Flexible Dining
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Creative Social Programs & Activities
  • Courtyard Gardens with Fountains, Walking Paths and Covered Seating
  • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week Access to Concierge Program

Chapters Living of Barrington

Continue your story with a new chapter

  •  510 West Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010 $$$
  • Our community consists of two neighborhoods, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Each neighborhood is thoughtfully designed to create a sense of belonging, safety, and comfort.
  • We recognize the uniqueness of each resident and offer activities tailored to their individual needs.
  • We provide wholesome meals and innovative menus that cater to all palettes - even those with dietary restrictions.
  • We provide abundant opportunities for residents to lead active and healthy lives.
  • Residents can enjoy convenient access to a fully equipped salon.

Briar Glen

Compassionate, Caring Service.

  •  570 Southland Dr, Hoover, AL 35226 $$
  • Our exclusive Meaningful Moments training enables our caring and highly trained staff to learn about our memory care residents' lives before the effects of dementia started to develop
  • On-Site Medical and Therapy Services Available
  • 24-hour professional health and wellness team
  • Personalized care services such as showering or bathing assistance, grooming, and dressing, continence management and more!
  • Promoting physical exercise, stimulating mental activity, and helping to maintain social and religious contacts

Pacifica Senior Living Palm Beach

Specialized Memory Care

  •  4760 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL 33467 $$
  • Personalized Care
  • Visiting Nurses and Therapists
  • Onsite X-Ray, Lab, Dental & Eye Services
  • 24-Hour Dedicated Staff
  • Pet Visitation Allowed

The Chelsea at Forsgate

Come home to The Chelsea at Forsgate!

  •  319 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry and Linen Services
  • Fully Furnished Suites with Private Handicap Accessible Bathrooms
  • Emergency call response system in every suite
  • Assistance with Daily Activities such as bathing, dressing, and dining

The Etta at Shavano Park

San Antonio’s premier senior living community.

  •  4096 DeZavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249
  • Several floor plan options with walk in showers and benches
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals per day
  • Snacks and beverages provided throughout the day
  • Fireside living room and multi-purpose rooms for activities and games
  • Scheduled transportation services

The Collier at Naples - FL

A Better Approach To Senior Living

  •  770 Goodlette Road North, Naples, FL 34102 $$$
  • Fully equipped kitchen / Maid service/ Multi-Lingual/ Pet Friendly
  • Spacious closets / Window treatments
  • Billiards rooms / Lounges / Fitness room
  • Outdoor patios / Garden area / Library
  • Ice cream and country store

The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

Senior Living with a Whole Lotta Heart

  •  274 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 87 apartments all on one level for easy access
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • All utilities included except telephone and cable TV
  • Pets Welcome

Legacy at Savannah Quarters

The Premier Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Pooler, GA

  •  101 Shepherd Way, Pooler, GA 31322 $$
  • Plentiful activities and events
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Three chef-inspired meals daily with snacks and beverages available throughout the day
  • Programs tailored to residents' interests
  • Respite care

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.