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I. Getting Help

I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Amarillo, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

Overall, our team:

  • Spent over 11 hours researching memory care facilities in Amarillo
  • Read more than 40 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 3 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Amarillo

Best Memory Care Community Badge Amarillo

Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

  • Resident Capacity: 19
  • Room Types: Studios, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: $5,295-$5,600 all inclusive

Brookdale Sleepy Hollow is located in Amarillo, Texas, and offers personalized memory care and assisted living services for seniors. This pet-friendly facility includes a library and a beauty and barber shop and features an emergency response system to keep residents safe. Residents can participate in an array of activities and clubs, including book clubs and arts and crafts. An ongoing cultural enrichment program is available along with special events and exercise classes. The staff provides personalized care based on each residents’ needs and preferences. A person-centered approach is implemented through the Clare Bridge Program that’s designed to support memory care residents, creating feelings of familiarity and purpose. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related illnesses are provided with a structured routine of activities to encourage the use of their skill sets in a safe and secure environment.

What Residents Are Saying

Visitors and family members describe the facility as clean and beautifully decorated with an attentive, caring staff. One visitor to the facility said, “The overall atmosphere of Brookdale Sleepy Hollow was just very positive and bright. The residents seemed active and engaged in whatever was going on, and you could see the encouragement that the staff was giving them.”

Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 71 reviews.

Phone: (806) 223-4896

Address: 7401 Seville Dr., Amarillo, TX 79121

Web: brookdale.com

Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity: 32 Bedrooms
  • Room Types: Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: Private with private bath $3,600-$4,000 plus care costs ranging from $50-$1,500

Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care in Amarillo is a small facility that offers personalized care with a low staff-to-resident ratio. This facility is designed to look and feel just like a private home with a large central living room that is easily accessed from private bedrooms on adjoining halls. Two seperate homes provide a small-home feel, and residents are encouraged to provide their own furniture. Each meal is prepared fresh in Good Life’s on-site kitchen and residents can enjoy the tight-knit community atmosphere with family-style meals. Regular events like football tailgate parties and holiday gatherings bring residents and staff together and welcome non-resident friends and family. The community members are also encouraged to enjoy a bubbling fish pond on the grounds. Good Life’s stated mission is to provide a welcoming facility that feels like home the moment a new resident walks through the doors.

What Residents Are Saying

Both residents and their families are satisfied with Good Life’s small-home feel and attention to detail. One grateful family member said, “Amarillo Good Life is great! I’m very pleased with the staff and services. There has been a major turn around in my mother-in-law since being here. She’s talking again and happy now. She’s doing great. Overall, I’m very pleased.”

Reviews: 4.35 out of 5 stars; 27 reviews

Phone: (806) 418-4320

Address: 928 Westwood Dr., Amarillo, TX 79124

Web: goodlifeseniorliving.com

The Cottages at Quail Creek

  • Resident Capacity: 32
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
  • Base Pricing: Memory Care starting at $4,095 per month

People living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias find a luxurious lifestyle and a warm, caring environment at The Cottages at Quail Creek. One all-inclusive rent provides access to the highly qualified, 24-hour staff and all personal services required in an intimate setting that fosters deep relationships. Residents live in beautifully appointed cottages that accommodate 8 to 12 people in private or shared rooms. Meals prepared by an on-site gourmet chef are served family style, and the elegant piano room encourages relaxed socializing. Caregivers are specially trained in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia, and the full-time activities director is Alzheimer’s Certified. Each resident receives a personalized activities program that provides a structured routine and comforting consistency. Time-specific activities are scheduled throughout the day to promote energy, personal interests, memory recall and then relaxation toward day’s end. Residents can also attend in-house religious services throughout the week.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members appreciate the cozy, homelike environment. One reviewer said, “My father passed away last Friday at The Cottages at Quail Creek. Their compassion is just amazing. They were helping dad with love, concern and patience and made sure he was OK. We could not have asked for a better place.”

Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars; 42 reviews

Phone: (806) 553-6642

Address: 6811 Plum Creek Dr., Amarillo, TX 79124

Web: alzcottages.com

The Legacy at Town Square

  • Resident Capacity: 22
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $5,395

The Legacy at Town Square is a luxury senior care facility with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and memory care residents. This facility offers a range of unique services to community members, including anytime meals with off-menu options. A full-time Lifestyle Director is on staff to facilitate daily activities designed to promote physical health, cognitive well being, and fun. The residences and grounds at The Legacy are designed with a rustic luxury to match Amarillo’s rich Texas history. Common areas, for example, feature leather armchairs and regional art while apartments and bedrooms offer premium bedding and stainless steel appliances. Residents with memory care needs will be included in The Legacy’s Connected program designed specifically to treat and manage Alzheimer’s and dementia. This program is built on four central treatment philosophies for residents: be connected, stay active, remain purposeful and feel safe.

What Residents Are Saying

The Legacy at Town Square offers a high-end standard of living and this attention to detail is reflected in online reviews. A Texas native who visited the facility praised the unique programs and facilities, saying, “The most Innovative Senior Care community in the Panhandle. There is nothing like it around. Great group of people too.”

Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars; 4 reviews

Phone: (806) 208-4083

Address: 9700 Hillside Rd., Amarillo, TX 79119

Web: thelegacysl.com

Autumn Leaves of Amarillo

  • Resident Capacity: 56
  • Room Types: Companion Suites, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $5,500

A member of the National Activity Associates, the Autumn Leaves of Amarillo is a community in Irving, Texas, that focuses on memory care. It boasts quality care delivered by a professional staff. All members of its team, not only the nursing staff but also non-caregiving personnel, have been trained in basic dementia care, giving the assurance that residents are in a safe, happy and comfortable environment. It employs an ongoing education program to provide the latest in high-quality memory care services. Maximum interaction between the staff and the residents is encouraged by employing an open door policy and placing the administrative offices amidst the living spaces. Autumn Leaves also provides a carefully designed culinary program, which incorporates the residents’ preferred choices and nutritional needs. Believing that mealtimes are occasions for fellowships and socialization, the facility welcomes family members to join their loved ones for complimentary meals.

What Residents Are Saying

Relatives praise the wonderful staff and how they provide the residents with comfort and care, with one reviewer saying, “They always take time to stop and say kind words to Mother as they go about their very busy days.” Families also appreciate the excellent food and the chefs on site.

Reviews: 4.25 out of 5 stars; 24 reviews

Phone: (806) 731-8713

Address: 7480 Hillside Dr., Amarillo, TX 79119

Web: autumnleaves.com