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13 Memory Care Communities in the Ludlow Area

Keystone Commons

An Uncommon Value for Exceptional Senior Living

  •  460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056 $$$
  • Unique two-bedroom and two-bath apartments
  • Full kitchen with a full size refrigerator, 4- burner stove with oven, microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, sink and cabinets; a large living room/dining area; spacious bedroom(s); individual temperature controls; ample closet space; and a stackable washer/dryer.
  • Attractive, spacious lobby/living room areas
  • Fireplace and sitting areas
  • Beauty/barber shop

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

Comfort and care that feels like home

  •  2387 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Easily accessible washers and dryers for personal use
  • Private dining room for family gatherings
  • Outdoor walking paths and gardens
  • Conveniently located minutes from shopping centers and restaurants

The Wellington at Springfield

Welcome to The Wellington at Springfield!

  •  942 Grayson Drive, Springfield, MA 01119
  • A total lifestyle exerience to be enjoyed by our residents
  • Independent residents may choose from nine beautifully designed floor plans, including several handicapped-accessible units
  • Residents can unwind in our comfortable in-house theater, which boasts a 61
  • Enjoy the convenience of elegant restaurant-style dining, a beauty/barber shop and wellness office

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

The only community in Western Massachusetts dedicated to memory loss

  •  153 Cardinal Drive, Agawam, MA 01001
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Specialized lighting to reduce shadows
  • Memory boxes outside each apartment
  • Color cues to help residents find their way
  • Bathrooms designed for easy movement and safety

Armbrook Village

Welcome to Armbrook Village

  •  551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085
  • Spacious Independent Living apartments with concierge services
  • Service-Enriched Assisted Living
  • A state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®, affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center, featuring research-based treatment for those with memory loss
  • Fine dining in The Grill Room featuring award-winning brain healthy cuisine prepared daily by an on-site executive chef
  • Salon and spa services including hairdressing, manicures and pedicures

Brookdale South Windsor

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074 $$$
  • Care team to assist with mundane chores and other activities of daily living
  • Full social calendar of events and activities
  • Cozy and private, pet-friendly apartments featuring large windows with plenty of natural light
  • Staff available 24/7 to be alerted to an emergency

The Village at Buckland Court

Welcome to The Village at Buckland Court Senior Living in South Windsor, CT

  •  432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074 $$$
  • Variety of apartment styles and sizes
  • Private balcony or patio
  • The Village Art Gallery
  • Private dining room for special gatherings
  • 24-hour snack bar

The Residence at South Windsor Farms

At The Residence at South Windsor Farms, it all adds up to extraordinary living!

  •  200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074 $$$$
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system in each one
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Computer rooms for email, personal work, and video chatting with friends and family
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Outdoor patio for seasonal dining

Brookdale West Hartford

Personalized Assisted Living & Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

  •  22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117 $$
  • Private or companion suites complete with full bath and a choice of floor plans
  • All utilities, phone and TV hook-up (monthly phone and TV service not included)
  • Three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily, featuring a variety of menu choices
  • Social, educational, devotional and recreational programs
  • Outdoor areas to walk and relax in

AVIVA West Hartford

Happy Days

  •  1 Hamilton Heights Dr., West Hartford, CT 06119 $$
  • Delightful apartments, a tight-knit community, and a location that keeps you closer to the activities you love.
  • Homemade, restaurant-style meals – created and prepared by an actual chef
  • Discreet, compassionate assistance in whatever form you require
  • Full range of enriching and engaging social activities
  • Respite/short-term stays

The Residence at Brookside

Experience true relaxation and care at Avon's finest senior community!

  •  117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT 06001 $$$$
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system in each one
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • Scheduled local transportation
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • On-site barber and beauty salon

Buckingham Heights Memory Care

Exceptional Memory Care Services in Glastonbury, CT

  •  1824 Manchester Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033 $$$$
  • 40 private 1-bedrooms & 6
  • Townsquare neighborhood
  • Beauty salon
  • Assistance with personal hygiene, bathing and dressing
  • Personal one-on-one enrichment

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.