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4 Memory Care Communities in the New Richmond Area

Our House Senior Living - New Richmond Memory Care

Come Make OUR HOUSE Your HOME...

  •  1310 Circle Pine Drive, New Richmond, WI 54017
  • Beautiful, comfortable, and home-like common areas
  • Secure entries and exits
  • Community dining room with access to the family-style kitchen and snack bar
  • Enclosed patio with raised planting beds adjoining a landscaped yard
  • All areas are handicap accessible

Our House Senior Living - River Falls Memory Care

Come Make OUR HOUSE Your HOME...

  •  902 S Wasson Ln, River Falls, WI 54022
  • Bathrooms with basin, toilet, and shower (fitted with handrails)
  • Beautiful, comfortable, and home-like common areas (all areas are handicap accessible)
  • Community dining room with access to the family-style kitchen and snack bar
  • Fireside Living Room, television lounge and activity area
  • Enclosed patio with raised planting beds adjoining a landscaped yard

Cerenity Senior Care - White Bear Lake

Caring With Compassion.

  •  4615 2nd Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  • The Residence at White Bear Lake offers assisted living with 24-hour staff coverage.
  • The Care Center offers skilled nursing and transitional care.

Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of Saint Paul

Caring With Compassion.

  •  225 Frank Street, St. Paul, MN 55106 $
  • The Residence at Marian of Saint Paul features assisted living and independent living apartments.
  • The Care Center offers skilled nursing, transitional care, enhanced assisted living and memory care assisted living.
  • The DayAway adult day center is adjacent to the Care Center.

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.