2 Featured Memory Care Communities in the Reading Area
Discover. Connect. Experience.
- Customized Senior-Living Lifsteyle
- Safe, Secure & Friendly Community
- No Buy-ins or Long Term Commitments
- Peace of Mind for you and your loved ones
- Full time Activities Director on staff ensuring that there is always something fun happening!
Compassionate Care. Enriched Lifestyle.
- 24-Hour Access to Personal Care Services
- Community Activities Scheduled by Our Life Enrichment Director
- Transportation to Scheduled Community Activities
- Memory Care- Secure, Safe Environment
- Emergency Call System Located in All Residents Rooms and Baths.
8 Memory Care Communities in the Reading Area
There's Always Time for a Little Magic!
- Personal Care, Independent Living and Memory Care
- Compassionate Holistic Care, Community Centered Events and Activities
- Cognitive Based Activities, Cuisine and Nutrition
- Cardiovascular and Physical Health
- Private, Companion and Independent Living Suites
A senior live-it-up community.
- 200 Tranquility Lane, Reading, PA 19607
- Flexible monthly dining plan - dine when you want at your choice of on-campus dining venues
- Utilities and basic cable TV (except telephone, premium cable television and Internet service)
- Housekeeping services twice each month
- Poolside lounge, fireside lounge and bar
- Heated, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
YOUR LIFE, YOUR WAY, EVERY DAY
- 15 Freedom Boulevard, Coatesville, PA 19320
- Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
- 6 elegant dining rooms
- Indoor pool/fitness area
- Outdoor recreational facilities
- Daily cultural, social and/or educational programs, outings or events
All the things you want and more than you expect.
- 1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
- 24-hour availability of a trained staff
- Modern living spaces
- Expanded programs and activities
- Technology that keeps you connected
- On-site rehabilitation and therapy, medication management services
Stress Free Senior Living
- 600 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
- Restaurant-style dining
- Community transportation
Welcoming Brighter Days
- 200 Sunrise Blvd, Exton, PA 19341
- 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
Cozy, Comfortable and Caring
- 1870 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
- Provide engaging and meaningful activities that improve quality of life
- Focus on remaining skills and abilities, enhancing them where possible
- Support positive behaviors and reduce risk of incidents from challenging behavior
- Secure courtyards with raised gardens
- Emergency communication system inside each private residence
Home Is Right Around the Corner
- 1545 W Greenleaf Street, Allentown, PA 18102
- Our residents are assigned a pendant to wear when they move in. This pendant can be pressed to request assistance from the staff, and is linked to the resident’s room number.
- A variety of living options, from single rooms to apartment suites.
- Weekly laundry and routine housekeeping
- An array of activities each day
- Respite care
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.