Cities with Memory Care Communities in Iowa

Corridor Crossing Place

  136 36th Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Green Hills

  2200 Hamilton Drive
Ames, IA 50014

Ramsey Village

  1611 27th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310

Keystone Place at Forevergreen

  1275 W Forevergreen Rd
North Liberty, IA 52317

Addington Place of Muscatine​

  3515 Diana Queen Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761

Addington Place of Mount Pleasant

  1406 East Linden Drive
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

Addington Place of Fort Madison

  5025 River Valley Road
Fort Madison, IA 52627

Addington Place of Fairfield​

  3000 W. Madison Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556

Bickford of Muscatine

  2807 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Bickford of Marion

  1100 Linden Drive
Marion, IA 52302

Bickford of Davenport

  4040 East 55th Street
Davenport, IA 52807

Bickford of Burlington

  3301 Sterling Drive
Burlington, IA 52601

Windsor Manor at Vinton

  1807 West 5th Street
Vinton, IA 52349

Keystones of Cedar Rapids

  6325 Rockwell Drive, N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Bickford of Sioux City

  4020 Indian Hills Drive
Sioux City, IA 51108

Homestead of Shenandoah

  601 Harrison Street
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Windsor Manor at Algona

  512 Finn Drive
Algona, IA 50511

Bickford of West Des Moines

  5050 Hawthorne Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Bickford of Urbandale

  5915 Sutton Place
Urbandale, IA 50322

Windsor Manor at Nevada

  1642 South G Ave.
Nevada, IA 50201

Windsor Manor at Indianola

  608 South 15th Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Windsor Manor at Grinnell

  229 Pearl Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Homestead of Estherville

  2015 3rd Avenue North
Estherville, IA 51334

Glen Oaks

  8525 Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

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.