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2 Memory Care Communities in the Freehold Area

Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue

Advanced Standing Level of Distinction

  •  93 Manalapan Ave , NJ , Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Our synagogue provides wonderful spiritual services.
  • Menus are created to meet your nutritional needs, and certain dietary requests and requirements can be accommodated. Mattison Crossing is proud to be your Kosher option.
  • Enjoy fitness programs, lectures, social clubs, arts and crafts workshops, happy hours, live performances and so much more
  • Our fully-serviced 150-seat theater! We have regular screenings of various classics and are happy to organize special events for residents and their friends.
  • The Club at Mattison: A unique neighborhood designed to provide memory and cognitive support for those in early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Welcoming couples.

Monmouth Crossing Assisted Living

Surrounded by Friends. Treated like Family.

  •  560 Iron Bridge Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • ASSISTED LIVING - Comfortable, elegant apartment living with an engaging lifestyle.
  • HERITAGE CORNER/MEMORY CARE - Compassionate care for residents. Peace of mind for families.
  • TRIAL STAY - Considering Monmouth Crossing? Visit us for a one-month trial stay.
  • RESPITE STAY - Caregivers can schedule stays for their loved ones during their vacation or time away.
  • POST-REHABILITATION STAY - A short stay with us that includes rehabilitation will get you back home again soon.

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.