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8 Memory Care Communities in the Buffalo Area

The Glenn Buffalo

Buffalo Assisted Living and Memory Care

  •  201 First Street, NE, Buffalo, MN 55313
  • Well-appointed apartment homes with cozy sitting rooms and dining areas
  • Three delicious made-from-scratch meals a day, plus several light snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Resident Assistants

The Wellstead of Rogers and Diamondcrest Senior Living

Welcome Home

  •  20600 S. Diamond Lake Rd., Rogers, MN 55374
  • Attractively landscaped 20-acre campus
  • Comfortable common areas, tastefully decorated
  • Warm and pleasant living areas, with cozy furnishings
  • The Captain's Bar & Lounge
  • Game room, billiards and movie theatre

Rose Arbor and Wildflower Lodge

Welcome Home!

  •  16500 92nd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • One & two bedroom apartments with full-size kitchens
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Underground heated parking
  • Wellness/Fitness room
  • Community room with full kitchen

SilverCreek on Main

Senior Living with Distinction

  •  8200 Main Street, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Luxury senior apartment homes in a variety of styles and sizes
  • A vibrant community where you will meet new friends who feel like family
  • A setting convenient to services and activities
  • State of the art Wellness Center, charming facilities and beautiful grounds
  • Fine dining at every meal

Brookdale Plymouth

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  15855 22nd Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447-6452
  • Choice of floor plan for furnished private or companion suites; just bring your personal belongings.
  • 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.

Champlin Shores

Live the Life You Choose

  •  119 East Hayden Lake Road, Champlin, MN 55316
  • 3 delicious meals served daily
  • 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
  • Engaging activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

New Perspective Carlson Parkway

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

  •  500 Carlson Pkwy., Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • Studio and one bedroom floor plans available
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
  • Drinks and snacks provided throughout the day
  • Wellness and fitness center
  • Private courtyards and patio

Sunrise of Minnetonka

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  18605 Old Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • 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.