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13 Memory Care Communities in the Kentwood Area

Beacon Hill at Eastgate

Where Retirement Life Begins!

  •  1845 Boston Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Living at Beacon Hill At Eastgate eliminates the time-consuming worries of home maintenance, housekeeping, or monthly expenses. Beacon Hill includes these items and many more as part of your monthly fee.
  • Residents write one check per month that covers utilities, housekeeping, linen service, transportation, parking, yard/snow maintenance, health and wellness, entertainment, homeowners insurance, dining (plans range from 1 to 3 meals per day), rent and property taxes.
  • The services provided by Beacon Hill At Eastgate range from independent living to on-site assisted-living, skilled-nursing, rehabilitation, and dementia care.
  • Residents are guaranteed access to whichever level of service they may require, whenever they need it, for as long as they need.

Commonwealth Senior Living at East Paris

Offering Innovative and Award Winning Senior Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  •  3956 Whispering Way, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Located only a few minutes east of beautiful downtown Grand Rapids
  • Nestled in a quiet, wooded setting, with the added charm of fountains and ponds to stroll around as you wish
  • Just minutes from shopping, medical offices, restaurants, banks, and the beautiful Lake Michigan Resort region
  • The health, dignity, and well being of our resident's is of the upmost importance to our entire family of care team professionals
  • Join us for lunch, and a private tour, to see what really sets us apart

Sunrise of Cascade

From Our Home Cooked Meals to Our Community Cat & Dog, You'll Feel Right at Home.

  •  3041 Charlevoix Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • 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

Addington Place of Grand Rapids

Welcome to Addington Place

  •  1175 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Surrounded by a beautiful setting of nature and ponds
  • Only minutes to shopping centers, restaurants, banking, hospitals, doctors offices and theaters
  • Our community is perfect for those who want to stay on Grand Rapids south side when seeking any of our award winning care services
  • We take great pride and honor in serving our residents
  • Discover for yourself what advantage truly means

Commonwealth Senior Living at North Byron

  •  5812 Village Dr SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 $$
  • With a variety of floor plans, we're sure to have the right apartment for you
  • Enriching community activities
  • Our licensed memory care communities offer a secure environment with 24-hour medical assistance, life-enrichment programs, plus all the services and amenities available at both independent and assisted living communities
  • Cozy common areas for family and friends
  • Restaurant-style dining and bistro

Sheldon Meadows

Come Home to Where the Care Begins

  •  4482 Port Sheldon Road, Hudsonville, MI 49426
  • Spacious, yet cozy, barrier-free and accessible studio and one bedroom apartments
  • Activities room featuring exercise equipment, games, puzzles, library and large-screen TV
  • Full service barber/beauty salon (additional fee)
  • Catering services for personal entertaining and special events
  • Three home-cooked and nutritious meals served seven days a week in our elegant dining room.

Freedom Village

Your Life, Your Way, Every Day

  •  145 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423 $
  • Indoor walking track and indoor shuffleboard
  • Sidewalk cafe and Card room
  • Five elegant dining rooms
  • Indoor heated pool and spa
  • Woodworking shop and 2-story gymnasium

Appledorn Assisted Living Center South

Come Home to Where the Care Begins

  •  727 Apple Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
  • Spacious, yet cozy, barrier-free and accessible studio and one bedroom apartments
  • Private bath designed with safety and convenience in mind. Walk-in showers with nonslip floor and handrails help reduce accidents and a hand-held showerhead make bathing easier
  • Large bay window in the living area that easily opens to enjoy fresh air. This window provides a beautiful view of the grounds and gives each resident a lovely bright area for displaying precious family photos, mementos, knickknacks and plants
  • Three home-cooked and nutritious meals served seven days a week in our elegant dining room.
  • Outstanding location close to shopping, excellent medical centers, churches, parks and other neighborhood amenities

Fountain View

A Place Your Loved Ones Can Call Home

  •  50 S. Maple, Grant, MI 49327 $$$
  • Home Cooked Meals including Special Dietary Needs
  • Easy Access Emergency Call Stations
  • Professional On-Staff Beautician
  • Group Activities
  • 24-Hour Supervision

Addington Place of Lakeside Vista

Comfortable Senior Living at Lakeside Vista

  •  340 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Located near beautiful Lake Michigan in Holland, MI
  • An array of care lifestyles in uniquely inviting living environments that will make you feel at home
  • We take great pride in offering a full range of daily life enrichment activities and personalized care plans
  • Nutritious home-cooked meals served in our restaurant style dining rooms

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.