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Memory Care

Like most things, we do memory care a little differently. That’s because you’re different. And so is your loved one. Your unique journey has brought you here. And, we know it hasn’t been an easy one. Welcome to your soft landing. Welcome to Opal.

A Memory Care Program That Celebrates Every Individual

Although memory care residents share a common diagnosis, we understand that each family’s journey is unique, and each resident is an individual to be seen, heard, and celebrated. We strive to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and communal needs of our residents in every interaction, ultimately providing well-rounded care that encourages and inspires.

Our caregivers possess both the experience in caring for people with memory loss and the right personality to brighten a day. Our team receives extensive and ongoing training for a range of dementia behaviors, ensuring that they’ll take a proactive approach to care and be the best in every moment. The bottom line? They love what they do, and they do it well.

Memory care costs are in addition to monthly fees and care plans are regularly reviewed.

Memory Care Resources

Our memory care communities are designed to meet the unique needs of seniors with dementia. More than a memory care facility, Leisure Care memory care communities partner with families in delivering high-quality care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.

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A Day At Opal Memory Care

Memory care residents have the opportunity to participate in a flexible daily schedule with dementia-friendly dining, activities, exercise, and therapies. Following is a sample schedule.
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Opal residents engage in daily physical activities that are focused on their individual abilities in both group and personal settings. Popular activities include Sit and Fit, tai chi, and walking club.
Residents have the opportunity to reminisce, converse, and learn through storytelling.
Our signature sensory program focuses on stimulating all five senses: what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Opalessence may include an aromatherapy session or indoor gardening class with Eldergrow.
Residents have opportunities every week to leave the community and explore various local attractions.
Residents are able to retain an important connection to home through baking and cooking classes.
Our residents have daily opportunities to express themselves through the arts. This could include painting classes, drawing, scrapbooking, or flower arranging.
This fun recreation of a drive-in movie theater allows residents to engage with one another and socialize in an environment they may be comfortable and familiar with.
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Memory Care Services

  • Around-the-clock staff availability and supervision
  • Social and therapy programs centered around the interests and abilities of residents
  • Delicious and dementia-friendly dining options
  • Medication administration and management and assistance with mobility issues
  • Regular housekeeping and laundry service
  • Enclosed and secured spaces to keep residents safe from wandering
  • Emergency communication systems and monitoring
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Memory Care Communities

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Memory Care Q&A


Memory care communities are specially designed facilities with a uniquely trained staff to care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. Memory care communities, or memory care facilities, will often have specialized programming to engage residents with cognitive impairment, dementia-friendly meals, and even provide secured outdoor spaces to prevent wandering. Memory care communities also have lower resident ratios for more attentive care.

Many families try to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia and soon find that the care required has exceeded their comfort level. Although the decision to move a family member to memory care is difficult, it is often the best option for families and people living with dementia. there are telltale signs that it’s time to make a move. They include concern about the safety of your loved one, concern about your safety, worrying about the dangers of wandering, and financial neglect.

In a memory care community, residents also receive personal care and assisted living services to help them with activities of daily living (ADLs). Staff and nurses are available around the clock to provide specialized care and assist residents with dressing, grooming, medication management, and more while providing engaging social activities. Memory care communities and assisted living communities are not nursing homes. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities offer advanced medical care and resources like what you would find in a hospital but in a less institutional and more comfortable environment.

Memory care facilities provide comprehensive care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. They provide dynamic activities tailored to people with varying levels of cognitive impairment. If located within an independent living or assisted living community (also known as a continuing care retirement community), memory care units are often separate to give residents personal space and peace of mind. Memory care communities often offer support groups for families who are also coping with a loved one’s difficult diagnosis.

Traditional Medicare does not cover the cost of assisted living, memory care, or adult daycare. However, there are various ways to pay for senior care, including memory care. Some pay from personal savings; others use long-term care insurance, life insurance, or real estate assets. Additionally, Medicaid does pay for many long-term non-medical services that memory care residents require.


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