Cities with Memory Care Communities in Maryland

Panda Family Home LLC

  10463 Owen Brown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

443-583-4434

Winter Growth Montgomery County Center

  18110 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832

Winter Growth Inc Howard County Center

  5460 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Brookdale Hagerstown

  20009 Rosebank Way
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing

  1840 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Brookdale Woodward Estates

  14997 Health Center Drive
Bowie, MD 20716

The Terraces at Westminster

  45 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Brookdale Potomac

  11215 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Residences at Vantage Point

  5400 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, MD 21044

North Oaks

  725 Mount Wilson Lane
Baltimore, MD 21208

Blakehurst

  1055 West Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21204

Peregrine Senior Living at Salisbury

  1110 Healthway Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Sunrise of Severna Park

  43 West McKinsey Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

Charter Senior Living of Towson

  6451 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21212

Lakeside at Mallard Landing

  1109 S Schumaker Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804

443-397-9793

Atrium Village

  4730 Atrium Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Sunrise at Fox Hill

  8300 Burdette Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

Noble Senior Living at Baltimore

  3855 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

Brightview Westminster Ridge

  505 High Acre Drive
Westminster, MD 21157

Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge

  12261 Roundwood Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Somerford House & Place Frederick

  2100 Whittier Drive
Frederick, MD 21702

Charter Senior Living of Columbia

  8220 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21045

Sunrise of Silver Spring

  11621 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Sunrise of Rockville

  8 Baltimore Road
Rockville, MD 20850

301-309-0500

Sunrise of Pikesville

  3800 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Sunrise of Frederick

  990 Waterford Drive
Frederick, MD 21702

Sunrise of Columbia

  6500 Freetown Road
Columbia, MD 21044

Sunrise of Annapolis

  800 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

  5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

  7110 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Seaton Hagerstown

  1175 Professional Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740

240-722-1787

Somerford House & Place Hagerstown

  10116 Sharpsburg Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Annapolitan Assisted Living

  84 Old Mill Bottom Rd North
Annapolis, MD 21409

410-757-7000

Arbor Terrace Senior Living

  9885 Greenbelt Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Brightview Fallsgrove

  9200 Darnestown Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Aventura at The Heights

  7218 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208

HeartLands Assisted Living at Severna Park

  715 Benfield Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

HeartFields Assisted Living at Frederick

  1820 Latham Drive
Frederick, MD 21701

HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton

  700 Port Street
Easton, MD 21601

Charter Senior Living of Bowie

  7600 Laurel Bowie Road
Bowie, MD 20715

Brightview Towson

  20 Burke Avenue
Towson, MD 21286

Brightview South River

  8 Lee Airpark Drive
Edgewater, MD 21037

Brightview White Marsh

  8100 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21236

Brightview Catonsville

  912 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

Brightview Bel Air

  300 West Ring Factory Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

CountryHouse Cumberland

  15 Cumberland Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Charter Senior Living of Annapolis

  2717 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Discovery Commons at Wildewood

  23185 Milestone Way
California, MD 206149

301-338-6014

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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