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11 Memory Care Communities in the Bethlehem Area

The Vero at Bethlehem

Senior Living in Bethlehem, PA

  •  4700 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017 $$
  • The Vero at Bethlehem offers senior living solutions as unique as the residents.
  • Full-service, restaurant-style featuring seasonal menus and healthy choices and a private Dining Room for special occasions and family events
  • Bistro for a coffee break, all-day snacks and refreshments, and casual dining
  • Spacious common areas for fun and conversation with friends and family, including living room, library, game room, and recreational areas
  • Large, comfortable theater for Hollywood favorites or sporting events

Above & Beyond at The Knights

Home Is Right Around the Corner

  •  1545 W Greenleaf Street, Allentown, PA 18102
  • Our residents are assigned a pendant to wear when they move in. This pendant can be pressed to request assistance from the staff, and is linked to the resident’s room number.
  • A variety of living options, from single rooms to apartment suites.
  • Weekly laundry and routine housekeeping
  • An array of activities each day
  • Respite care

Legend of Allentown

Personal care and memory care services for residents of Lehigh Valley

  •  6043 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062 $$$
  • Multiple apartment floor plans available
  • Around-the-clock support from trained associates & personalized care plans developed by our clinical team
  • Onsite chapel, salon, spa & movie theater
  • Transportation services to appointments, errands, and scheduled excursions
  • Visiting professional services, including podiatry, portable x-ray, and therapy services

Brookdale Dublin

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  160 Elephant Road, Dublin, PA 18917
  • 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.
  • Dementia-friendly menus with familiar and easy-to-manage selections, small dining rooms with consistent pre-selected seating and personal dining assistance as needed.

The Chelsea at Brookfield

Welcome to The Chelsea at Brookfield

  •  1 Brookfield Court, Belvidere, NJ 07823
  • 24-hour professional trained staff
  • Daily scheduled activities
  • Restaurant-style dining room with delicious, nutritious menu choices
  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Specialized 24-hour care for those with memory care needs

Greenfield Senior Living of Perkiomen

There's Always Time for a Little Magic!

  •  300 Perkiomen Avenue, Schwenksville, PA 19473
  • Personal Care, Independent Living and Memory Care
  • Compassionate Holistic Care, Community Centered Events and Activities
  • Cognitive Based Activities, Cuisine and Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular and Physical Health
  • Private, Companion and Independent Living Suites

Park Creek Place

Personal Care and Memory Care in North Wales, PA

  •  1089/1091 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Personalized Service Assessment and Plan
  • Assistance with Personal Needs
  • Three Nutritious and Appetizing Meals Served Daily
  • Social and Recreational Program, Wellness Program, Community Outings
  • Scheduled Transportation, Weekly Housekeeping and Laundry Service

The Province of Southampton

Exceptional Senior Living at The Province of Southampton

  •  1160 Street Rd, Southampton, PA 18966 $$
  • Studio, One and Two Bedroom floor plans to choose from
  • Full-service, restuarant- style dining featuring seasonal menus and healthy choices & Private Dining Room for special occasions and family events
  • Bistro for a coffee break and all day snacks & Large, comfortable theater for Hollywood favorites
  • Full-service salon/barber shop and dedicated Memory Care Salon
  • Spacious common area including living room, library, game room, and recreational area & Outdoor spaces for dining and socializing, including stunning patio with fireplace

Sunrise of Blue Bell

Welcoming Brighter Days

  •  795 Penllyn Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

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.