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13 Memory Care Communities in the Oro Valley Area

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The Forum at Tucson

Luxurious retirement living in Tucson

  •  2500 North Rosemont Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Snacks available throughout day
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
  • Maintenance of building and grounds

Brookdale Oro Valley

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  10175 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85704 $$$
  • Specially Designed Environment
  • Emergency Call System
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Outdoor, Enclosed Courtyard
  • Outdoor Gardening Areas

Mountain View Retirement Village

Mountain View Retirement Village is for you!

  •  7900 North La Canada Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704 $$$
  • Mountain View Retirement Village is conveniently located just minutes from the Foothills Mall, Tucson Mall, the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson
  • Our lobby offers a stunning view of the Catalina Mountains
  • Our park-like grounds, perfect for walking, are beautifully maintained and offer many quiet spaces for conversation or reflection

Brookdale Santa Catalina

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  7500 N Calle Sin Envidia, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$$
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Patio/balcony
  • Step-In showers
  • Wheelchair access
  • Emergency call system

The Fountains at La Cholla

The Best in Tucson Senior Living

  •  2001 West Rudasill Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 $$
  • Beautiful views of the Santa Catalina mountains
  • Clubhouse and pool for entertaining
  • Diverse wellness programming, wellness screenings, educational seminars and health fairs
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watermark University classes
  • From spacious apartments to luxurious Casitas, you'll find a space that's just right to call your own

Sunrise at River Road

The Life You Want. The Care You Need. The Joy of Every Day.

  •  4975 North First Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Atria Campana del Rio

Find Fantastic Senior and Assisted Living in Tucson, AZ, at Atria Campana de Rio!

  •  1550 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

The Hacienda at The River

A New Concept in Senior Living

  •   2720 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$$
  • 24/7 Associate Support and Concierge Services
  • Delicious, Healthy Meals
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Services
  • Preventive Health Screenings and Education
  • In the Presence of Horses™ Equine Programming

Tucson Place at Ventana Canyon

We're Passionate and We Care.

  •  5660 North Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85750 $$
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
  • Drinks and snacks provided throughout the day
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Small pets welcome

Avista Senior Living Tucson


  •  3701 North Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Arts, crafts, & activity programs
  • Generous closet and storage space
  • Dedicated caregivers on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Pet friendly

Brookdale Tanque Verde

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  9050 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85749 $$$
  • 34 apartments suites - private, companion or semi-private - all on one level for easy access
  • 3 meals a day, served restaurant-style
  • Dining room w/private dining available
  • Secure community and outdoor areas
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing

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.