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The Landings of Northport

  951 Rose Drive
Northport, AL 35476

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa

  1801 Rice Mine Road N
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Capstone Village

  601 Peter Bryce Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Regency Retirement Village - Tuscaloosa

  5001 Old Montgomery Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

4 Memory Care Communities in the Northport Area

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa

Enrich your life or the life of a loved one.

  •  1801 Rice Mine Road N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
  • Spacious Resident Visiting Areas
  • Salon Services Onsite
  • Individual Climate Controlled Rooms
  • Transportation Services for Medical Appointments
  • Nutritious Dining Program

The Landings of Northport

Northport Independent, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

  •  951 Rose Drive, Northport, AL 35476
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Capstone Village

Only Capstone Village can offer you retirement living that combines the best things in life...

  •  601 Peter Bryce Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Spacious Private Apartment Residences or Lovely Freestanding Garden Homes
  • Flexible Dining Plans
  • Social, educational, recreational, cultural and civic activities
  • Community clubs including bridge, bird watching and gardening
  • Putting and chipping green

Regency Retirement Village - Tuscaloosa

Regency Retirement Village... Senior Living at its Best

  •  5001 Old Montgomery Highway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • This lovely community offers Independent and Assisted Living Apartments as well as the Remembrance Village - A Secure Memory Care Area
  • A variety of daily activities including exercise, fitness, educational, religious, recreational and social, as well as day trips and other local events
  • Access to dining room, activity rooms, beauty/barber shop, coffee shop and library, arts and crafts room, exercise and fitness equipment, and chapel
  • Scheduled transportation to local activities, shopping, and medical appointments
  • 24 hour staff available for residents' convenience and in case of emergency

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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