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10 Memory Care Communities in the Gaffney Area

Viva Senior Living at Gaffney

WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVED ONE, EVERYTHING MATTERS

  •  101 Park Court, Gaffney, SC 29341 $$
  • The location provides a lifestyle with endless amenities and activities including a dedicated theater, salon, and plenty of activities to stimulate the body, mind and soul of each resident
  • Located in a quiet setting, the campus is well-situated for its residents to enjoy its expansive offerings and take advantage of its manicured landscaping and picturesque scenery
  • Gourmet dining options
  • Our dedicated caregivers are specially trained to provide individualized, personal care that focuses on your specific needs
  • Offering a newly updated boutique-like feeling!

Eden Terrace of Spartanburg

Discover the Retirement You've Always Wanted

  •  2780 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307 $$
  • Delicious and Nutritious Meals
  • Multiple Fitness Options
  • Personal Linen and Laundry Services, Regular Housekeeping Services
  • Relaxing Resort-Style Living Rooms and Lobby, Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Engaging Activities and Events, Scheduled Transportation Services

Summit Hills

Senior Living at Spartanburg's Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community

  •  100 Summit Hills Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307 $$
  • Medication Program
  • Expanded Cable Packages
  • Emergency Call System
  • Respite Care
  • Paid Taxes

Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

We offer senior living options to fit your needs.

  •  1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307 $$
  • Beautiful 18-acre campus, with wooded areas, professional landscaping, and lovely walking trails
  • Spacious Independent Living apartments with one- two- and three-bedroom units.
  • Assisted living apartments for those who need a little extra help with everyday activities.
  • Dedicated Memory Care apartments to serve residents with Alzheimer's, dementia and other memory impairments.
  • A skilled nursing facility to provide the highest level of care to residents who need it most.

Woodland Place

We Care For You Like Family

  •  850 John B. White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306 $$
  • 24/7 Staff, Concierge Service
  • Maintenance Free - Exterior, Electrical, Plumbing, Appliance Repair
  • Chef-Prepared Meals
  • On-site Activities - Classes, Entertainment, Games and Social Events
  • Scheduled Transportation, Weekly Housekeeping

Summit Place of Kings Mountain

WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVED ONE, EVERYTHING MATTERS.

  •  1001 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 $$
  • Assistance with grooming, bathing, and nail care
  • Daily wellness checks
  • Meals prepared by our Executive Chef
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary transportation for group activities

RoseCrest

Welcome to RoseCrest

  •  200 Fortress Drive, Inman, SC 29349 $

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Wellness Center with equipment and custom programs
  • Library and business center, beauty shop/barber
  • Chef-prepared meals (one meal per day), weekly housekeeping and trash pick-up
  • Social, recreational, educational, spiritual, and cultural opportunities
  • Health Care Center and Rehabilitation Center

Brookdale Forest City

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043 $$
  • Private suite, companion suite, studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Therapy room
  • Emergency alert system
  • Pet-friendly
  • Library with computer and internet access

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.