Cities with Memory Care Communities in Massachusetts

Bertram House of Swampscott

  565 Humphrey Street
Swampscott, MA 01907

The Residence at Freeman Lake

  4 Technology Drive
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Brookdale Cushing Park

  300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham, MA 01702

The Linden at Dedham

  391 Common Street
Dedham, MA 02026

The Linden at Danvers

  220 Conant Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Brookdale Attleboro

  100 Garfield Avenue
Attleboro, MA 02703

Wood Haven

  2580 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Brookdale Cape Cod

  790 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

The Wellington at Springfield

  942 Grayson Drive
Springfield, MA 01119

Linden Ponds

  300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043

Brooksby Village

  100 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

Edgewood

  575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845

Atria Merrimack Place

  85 Storey Avenue
Newburyport, MA 01950

Atria Marina Place

  Four Seaport Drive
North Quincy, MA 02171

Holiday Maplewood Place

  295 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

Atria Longmeadow Place

  42 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Atria Draper Place

  25 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747

Atria Fairhaven

  391 Alden Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Atria Woodbriar

  339 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

The Cottages at Dartmouth Village

  274 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

The Residence at Valley Farm

  369 Pond Street
Ashland, MA 01721

The Residence at Five Corners

  678 Depot Street
Easton, MA 02356

The Residence at Riverbend

  149 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

The Residence at Watertown Square

  20 Summer Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Traditions of Dedham

  735 Washington Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Traditions of Wayland

  10 Green Way
Wayland, MA 01778

The Village at Willow Crossings

  25 Cobb Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

Armbrook Village

  551 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085

Keystone Commons

  460 West Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Wingate Residences at Silver Lake

  21 Chipman Way
Kingston, MA 02364

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

  218 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Concord Park

  68 Commonwealth Ave
Concord, MA 01742

Brightview Danvers

  50 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Atria Marland Place

  15 Stevens Street
Andover, MA 01810

RegalCare at Harwich

  111 Headwaters Drive
Harwich, MA 02645

Wingate Residences at Needham

  589 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Wingate at Haverhill

  190 North Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830

Sunrise of Wayland

  285 Commonwealth Road (Rt 30)
Wayland, MA 01778

Sunrise of Norwood

  86 Saunders Road
Norwood, MA 02062

Sunrise of Lynnfield

  55 Salem Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Sunrise of Leominster

  6 Beth Avenue at Route 12
Leominster, MA 01453

Sunrise of Cohasset

  125 King St Rt 3A
Cohasset, MA 02025

Sunrise of Burlington

  24 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Sunrise of Braintree

  618 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Sunrise of Arlington

  1395 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Sunrise at Gardner Park

  73 Margin Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

  97 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

  2387 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Wingate Residences at Haverhill

  10 Residences Way
Haverhill, MA 01830

The Residence at Cedar Dell

  628 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

The Residence at Pearl Street

  75 Pearl Street
Reading, MA 01867

Standish Village

  1190 Adams Street
Boston, MA 02124

Neville Place

  650 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Methuen Village

  4 Gleason Street
Methuen, MA 01844

Cornerstone at Milford

  11 Birch Street
Milford, MA 01757

Golden Pond Assisted Living

  50 West Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Compass on the Bay

  1380 Columbia Road
Boston, MA 02127

Tatnuck Park at Worcester

  340 May Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Shrewsbury Crossings

  311 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Plymouth Crossings

  157 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Ashland Farm at North Andover

  700 Chickering Road
North Andover, MA 01845

The Falls at Cordingly Dam

  2300 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462

Leominster Crossings

  1160 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453

Haverhill Crossings

  254 Amesbury Road
Haverhill, MA 01830

Putnam Farm

  9 Summer Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

  50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA 02135

Billerica Crossings

  20 Charnstaffe Lane
Billerica, MA 01821

Evans Park at Newton Corner

  430 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

  140 Melbourne Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Brightview Concord River

  199 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

  153 Cardinal Drive
Agawam, MA 01001

Rogerson House

  434 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA 02130

The Atrium at Faxon Woods

  2003 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA 02169

The Atrium at Drum Hill

  2 Technology Drive
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

The Atrium at Veronica Drive

  1 Veronica Drive
Danvers, MA 01923

Harbor Point at Centerville

  22 Richardson Road
Centerville, MA 02632

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.

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