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5 Memory Care Communities in the Greenwood Area

Premium Community

Emerald Gardens

Life Is Sweet Here!

  •  201 Overland Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 $$
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  • Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • A separate, secured memory care neighborhood to meet client needs.
  • Beautiful Front Porch Rocking Chairs.
  • Modern finishes and ample space to entertain friends and loved ones.
  • In the late afternoon, grab an icy cold glass of lemonade or tea and head outside to enjoy the fresh air and views of neatly manicured gardens.
  • Furry family members welcome.
Premium Community

The Clinton Presbyterian Community

We are a non-profit faith based community accepting seniors of all faiths.

  •  801 Musgrove St., Clinton, SC 29325 $
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Golf Golf
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    On-Call Physician On-Call Physician
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Short Term Short Term
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour

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  • At The Clinton Presbyterian Community Memory Support Services are offered throughout the continuum of care.
  • Multi-purpose activities building, social areas, fitness center, library, chapel, billiards room, salon.
  • The campus at PCSC Clinton furnishes peaceful paths as well as gathering places for celebrations.
  • Chef-prepared meals.
  • Health and wellness clinic.

Oaks at Greenwood

Experience the difference.

  •  116 Enterprise Court, Greenwood, SC 29649 $$
  • Three Well-Balanced Meals and Two Snacks Daily
  • Group Transportation for Scheduled Shopping, Dining, and Special Events
  • Scheduled Transportation to Medical Appointments within a 10-mile Radius
  • Weekly Detailed Apartment Cleaning and Linen Service
  • Emergency Call Systems and Staff Available 24/7

The Renaissance

Next-level comfort and care for every one of our unique residents.

  •  5 Frank Pressly Drive, Due West, SC 29639 $$
  • Concierge services available, including transportation
  • Nutritious chef prepared meals
  • Onsite activities, classes, entertainment, games and social events
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Specialized services catered to caring for dementia and Alzheimer's

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.