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6 Memory Care Communities in the Latrobe Area

Brookdale Latrobe

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  500 Brouwers Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders
  • Housekeeping
  • Our calendars change each month so there’s something for everyone
  • Memory care residents have many choices for activities, within our Clare Bridge Daily Path.

Newhaven Court at Lindwood

Country Living With A Royal Touch

  •  100 Freedom Way, Greensburg, PA 15601
  • 24-hour personal care staff
  • Assistance with personal care needs (bathing, dressing, grooming)
  • Fun-filled calendar of social, religious, recreational and educational programs
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
  • Three nutritious meals prepared daily

Brookdale Murrysville

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  5300 Old William Penn Highway, Export, PA 15632
  • Morning Mental Workout - Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
  • Daily Physical Activity - A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
  • Daily Life Skills - Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming - Activities are designed using the resident's own social history information as a foundation.

The Neighborhoods at Walden's View

A Secure Memory Care Community

  •  7990 Route 30, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
  • Movie Theater, Chapel, In-House Salon, Courtyard
  • General Store & Ice Cream Parlor, Coffee Shop & Country Kitchen
  • Weekly Physician Visits
  • Onsite Therapy Services
  • Licensed Nurses Onsite/On Call 24 Hours

Juniper Village at Monroeville

Vibrant Senior Living

  •  2589 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146 $$$
  • Concierge Services, 24-Hour Security System
  • Multi-purpose Great Room, Library and Game Room, Community Kitchen
  • On-Site Primary Care and Therapy Services
  • Beautician & Barber Services
  • Pet-Friendly

Juniper Village at Forest Hills

Nuturing the spirit of life

  •  107 Fall Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
  • Delicious restaurant-style all-day dining, snacks and guest meals prepared by our chef.
  • Connections Activities program, offering exciting and diverse recreational and leisure activities, personalized to our resident’s interests and desires.
  • Innovative Connect4Life program which provides on-site access to primary care, physical, occupation, and speech therapy, as well as outside care coordinated by our medical concierge.
  • Scheduled transportation services for shopping, dining and special events.
  • Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry and linen services plus cable TV and Wi-Fi throughout the community.

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.