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10 Memory Care Communities in the Buchanan Area

Buchanan Meadows

Welcome to Buchanan Meadows

  •  809 Carrol St., Buchanan, MI 49107
  • A warm and cozy environment that will make you feel at home
  • Quiet, family friendly community takes pride in providing personalized care plans
  • We have won some of the highest honors awarded to senior living communities, not only throughout the State of Michigan but across the United States
  • We are dedicated to producing personal care and other comprehensive senior services that are responsive to the needs and preferences of our residents and their families
  • Schedule a tour and meet our award winning staff today!

Wellbrooke of South Bend

Where Family Comes to Live

  •  52565 State Hwy 933, South Bend, IN 46637
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living, Including Bathing and Dressing
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Common Areas with Vaulted Ceilings and Fireplaces
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Respite Care and Adult Day Services

Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame

EXPLORE LIFE to the Fullest - Age with Grace in a Spiritual Community

  •  54515 SR 933 N, Notre Dame, IN 46556
  • Beautifully Landscaped 40-Acre Campus
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • 24-Hour Emergency Response System
  • 24/7 Staff Assistance
  • All Utilities Included (excluding telephone and internet)

St. Paul's Life Plan Community

Building strong relationships for seniors...and so much more!

  •  3602 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614
  • For independent living residents, daily, continental breakfast at the Bistro and choice of restaurant-style lunch or dinner
  • Laundry services, bi-weekly housekeeping services
  • Full calendar of activities, outings and clubs
  • Daily Mass and Chapel for all denominations
  • Paid electric, heating/cooling and water

Heritage Point

Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living in Mishawaka, IN

  •  1215 Trinity Pl, Mishawaka, IN 46545
  • Complete Personal Care Services - health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care
  • MIND Diet - Our daily menu incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND Diet that fosters brain health
  • Sensory Spa - Sensory stimulation therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger
  • Experienced & Dedicated Staff
  • Short-Term & Respite Stays

Brentwood at LaPorte

Right at Home

  •  2002 Andrew Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • 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
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

Trail Creek Place

Assisted Living and Memory Care in Michigan City, IN

  •  1300 East Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360-6256
  • Our community offers a home like environment, which is ideal for individuals with memory loss. Our purpose built community incorporates special features, such as,“ large circular paths designed to lead residents to areas of activity, enclosed, outdoor courtyards, way finding cues, small spaces decorated like home and shadow boxes for residents personal mementos to identify their personal space.
  • Our emergency response system, complete with emergency pull cords, is monitored 24-hours-a-day, by our trained staff.
  • We offer books in regular print, large print and on tape as well as current magazines and the daily newspaper.
  • Our on-site beauty/barber shop is available for always looking your best.
  • Our outdoor courtyard is a great place to enjoy a warm, sunny day. It is ideal for residents who want to be outside, yet need a controlled environment.

Greenleaf Health Campus

Where Family Comes to Live

  •  1201 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Assistance with Everyday Tasks Including Bathing, Dressing, and Going to the Bathroom
  • Chef-Prepared Meals Served Restaurant-Style
  • Community Living Rooms with Cozy Seating, Fireplaces, and Flat-Screen TVs
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Move-In Assistance

Harmony at Elkhart

Family Serving Families

  •  1129 Parkway Ave, Elkhart, IN 46516
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Delicious & Nutritious Meals Prepared by an Executive Chef
  • Housekeeping & Laundry Services
  • Full Calendar of Activities, Cultural Events & Celebrations
  • Emergency Call System

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.