Cities with Memory Care Communities in Minnesota

Champlin Shores

  119 East Hayden Lake Road
Champlin, MN 55316

Shorewood

  2115 2nd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Kingsley Shores

  16880 Klamath Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044

Brightondale Senior Campus

  2700 Rice Creek Road
New Brighton, MN 55112

The Wellstead of Rogers and Diamondcrest Senior Living

  20600 S. Diamond Lake Rd.
Rogers, MN 55374

The Cedars of Austin

  700 1st Drive NW
Austin, MN 55912

Parkshore

  3663 Park Center Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Summit Place

  8501 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

SilverCreek on Main

  8200 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369

The Fountains at Hosanna

  9850 163rd Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044

Rose Arbor and Wildflower Lodge

  16500 92nd Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Cerenity Senior Care - Humboldt

  514 Humboldt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107

Cerenity Senior Care - White Bear Lake

  4615 2nd Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Sunrise of Roseville

  2555 Snelling Avenue North
Roseville, MN 55113

Cottagewood Senior Communities - Rochester

  4220 55th St, NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Sunrise of Minnetonka

  18605 Old Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Sunrise of Golden Valley

  4950 Olson Memorial Hwy
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Sunrise of Edina

  7128 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

Our House Senior Living - Austin

  1313 15th Ave, NW
Austin, MN 55912

New Perspective Carlson Parkway

  500 Carlson Pkwy.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Northern Oaks Place

  1005 Paul Parkway
Blaine, MN 55434-3926

Landings of Sauk Rapids

  1325 Summit Avenue North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379-2545

The Glenn Buffalo

  201 First Street, NE
Buffalo, MN 55313

New Perspective Roseville

  2750 North Victoria Street
Roseville, MN 55113

New Perspective Highland Park

  750 Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55116

Timberdale Trace

  334/364 Cedardale Drive SE
Owatonna, MN 55060

Brookdale Eagan

  1365 Crestridge Lane
Eagan, MN 55123-1042

Brookdale West St. Paul

  305 East Thompson Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3239

Brookdale Eden Prairie

  7513 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Brookdale North Oaks

  300 Village Center Drive
North Oaks, MN 55127-3021

Brookdale Plymouth

  15855 22nd Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447-6452

Our House Senior Living Austin 14th St.

  204 14th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912

Cottagewood Senior Communities - Mankato

  300 Bunting Lane
Mankato, MN 56001

Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of Saint Paul

  225 Frank Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

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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