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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 Cincinnati, 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 20 hours researching memory care facilities in Cincinnati
  • Read more than 70 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 6 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 9 Best Memory Care Facilities in Cincinnati

Best Memory Care Community Badge Cincinnati

Atria Summit Hills

  • Resident Capacity: 84
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Studio: $3,530, One Bedroom: $4,395, Two Bedroom: $5,250

Atria Summit Hills is located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. It emphasizes an events and activities program called “Engage Life,” which aims to stimulate residents with new goals for each day by asking which activities they enjoy doing regularly and which they’ve wanted to try. Staff members are available 24 hours daily, and resident transportation to events around the community is provided. Summit Hills offers residents with a restaurant-style dining experience. All meals are prepared by a culinary chef and the nutritious menu is Dietician approved. The facility has regular culinary competitions where the chefs demonstrate their many skills and and give cooking lessons to the seniors.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents and loved ones appreciate the facility’s cleanliness and large, spacious rooms. Loved ones praise the staff members for their helpful demeanor and describe them as “very friendly and very helpful. They knew the residents by name.”

Reviews: 4.22 out of 5 stars, 50 reviews

Phone: (859) 757-4951

Address: 2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Web: atriaseniorliving.com

The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy

  • Resident Capacity: 178
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Independent Living starts at $1,993 per month. Assisted Living starts at $3,981 per month. Memory Care starts at $5,122 per month.

The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy rests on 13 beautifully landscaped, park-like acres of land in suburban Cincinnati. The stately campus provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Nursing Care. As a not-for-profit organization, the locally owned community measures success “by the comfort and contentment of our residents, not the bottom line.” Residents enjoy 5 acres of peaceful, tree-lined walking paths and life-enriching activities and educational programs. The faith-based community offers Bible studies, pastoral care from an on-staff chaplain and weekly religious services in an on-site chapel. Memory Care residents live in private studio apartments in a secure, monitored area. Social, spiritual and wellness programs are delivered by the highly skilled, compassionate Memory Care staff. The continuum of care offered gives residents comfort in knowing that as needs change, they can receive excellent health services without having to leave the community.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members are generous with praise for the “amazing” caregivers who treat residents with respect and loving-kindness. One shared, “My father is in Mount Healthy Christian Home. I certainly appreciate the attitude of the staff and the administrators there. They seem very supportive and have a genuine interest in the residents.”

Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 stars; 28 reviews

Phone: (513) 931-5000

Address: 8097 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231

Web: christianvillages.org

Cottingham Retirement Community

  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Independent Living starts at $1,596 per month. Assisted Living starts at $3,825 per month. Memory Care starts at $5,995 per month.

Cottingham Retirement Community is a not-for-profit organization with four levels of care under one roof: Independent Living at Windsor Court, Assisted Living at Heather Court, Long-Term Care at Ivy Court and Memory Care at Elizabeth Court. A Resident Manager lives on the premises, and each apartment has a 24-hour emergency call system. Electronic monitoring and a night guard increase resident safety. Memory care residents live in a pet-friendly, secure unit with 11 private, spacious studio apartments and a private dining room. A landscaped courtyard only available to Elizabeth Court residents and a comfortable lounge encourage relaxed socializing. The full-time program director schedules enriching activities and local outings, and residents receive plentiful personalized attention thanks to the caregiver-to-resident ratio of 1 to 5.

What Residents Are Saying

The immaculate conditions and homelike environment appeal to people looking for a safe, cozy community for loved ones. The continuum of care is also attractive. “My 85-year-old mom moved into Cottingham’s Independent Living, and we are all SO happy about her decision. We wanted a facility that had all levels of care so my mom could become comfortable in a facility and not have to move when/if her needs change,” wrote one reviewer.

Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars; 120 reviews

Phone: (513) 563-3600

Address: 3995 Cottingham Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241

Web: cottinghamretirementcommunity.com

Elmcroft of Deer Park

  • Resident Capacity: 122
  • Room Types: Studios, shared 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $3195 per month

Elmcroft of Deer Park is located on three acres of lush land in a residential area of Cincinnati, Ohio, and offers assisted living and memory care for seniors. This pet-friendly facility offers 24-hour security and scheduled transportation services along with an ice cream parlor and beauty and barber shop. Residents are kept active and socially engaged with activities, such as exercise classes and bingo games. Restaurant-style dining and a therapy room are available on-site.

What Residents Are Saying

Visitors and family members give high marks to the facility for its cleanliness, convenient location and caring staff. One online reviewer said, “Brookdale Deer Park was well-maintained and had nice people. They supplied three meals a day. Their facility had a library, computer room, and arts & crafts. Their price was fine.”

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 66 reviews

Phone: (513) 427-0435

Address: 3801 East Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

Web: elmcroft.com

Evergreen Retirement Community

  • Resident Capacity: Call for details
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Detached Homes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Day Services, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Independent Living starts at $3,600 (pricing is subject to change)

Seniors seeking an upscale retirement community where they can gracefully age in place can enjoy “all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in” at Evergreen. A sprawling complex of Independent Living apartments and cottages with a stately historic mansion as the centerpiece, Evergreen also offers Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. The small-group memory care program balances structure with freedom of movement. Residents receive an individual “embrace” narrative that uses their own specific life experiences to create a familiar, daily lifestyle attuned to their personal nature. Along with on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy, Evergreen offers an award-winning sensory stimulation program called Essence. Based on aromatherapy principles, Essence may improve muscle and joint movement while reducing anxiety and depression in memory care residents. Evergreen’s memory care director is always available to assist with questions from prospective residents and their families.

What Residents Are Saying

Active seniors love the outdoor pool, golf course and hotel-style dining room, along with the nonstop activities. The lush landscaping and elegant interiors are also very impressive. One woman wrote, “My parents moved to Evergreen in late November. Being their only child, I looked at many, many facilities before making a choice. They have been very pleased with both their spacious, well-appointed apartment and the friendly, helpful staff!”

Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars; 287 reviews

Phone: 513-948-2308

Address: 230 West Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215

Web: seniorlifestyle.com

The Kenwood by Senior Star

  • Resident Capacity: 37
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Studio $8,465+, 1 Bedroom $8,800 , 2 Bedroom $12,140 or $6,120, all-inclusive with first two levels of care

Perched on a cliff with sweeping views of Cincinnati, The Kenwood by Senior Star provides residents with a continuum of care in several distinct communities all housed in one large building. This lets spouses who require assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing stay close to partners who are able to remain in the independent living community. Residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia live in charming one- or two-bedroom apartments equipped with security technology that includes emergency call bracelets, a secure memory care entrance and a 24-hour nurses’ station. The Kenwood is a CARF-accredited community that incorporates many signature memory care programs to help residents thrive. These include Music and Memory personalized playlists and the Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment that provides calming, gentle stimulation of the primary senses.

What Residents Are Saying

In addition to the luxurious public areas and upscale amenities such as a cocktail lounge, billiards room and indoor therapy pool, family members appreciate the caring, dedicated staff. “Our Mother spent two years in Assisted Living at The Kenwood – and the love and care she received while in this unit was amazing. We chose this facility because of its excellent caregiver/resident ratio – and never regretted our decision,” wrote one reviewer.

Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 41 reviews

Phone: (513) 561-9300

Address: 5435 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Web: seniorstar.com

The Wellington at North Bend Crossing

  • Resident Capacity: 145
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $3,547 per month

The Wellington at North Bend Crossing offers assisted living and independent living services along with memory care to seniors in Cincinnati, Ohio. An array of activities fills the calendar to provide seniors with opportunities to stay physically active and socially engaged. Happy hours and monthly celebrations of holidays and birthdays allows residents a chance to unwind and visit with each other. The staff at North Bend Crossing is specially trained to create personalized care plans for each resident based on their needs and preferences. Security features throughout the facility are provided to keep residents safe and secure.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members and visitors love the Wellington at North Bend Crossing for its cleanliness and attentive staff. As one reviewer writes, “My sister has a really nice room at The Wellington at North Bend with a lot of windows. It was empty when she got there because they had it cleaned. They had bingo, card games and two masses a week which my sister likes. The place looked really nice, and she was very happy with it. They showed us a one-bedroom apartment that had a sun room, a big bedroom, a little kitchen, a place for the washer and dryer, a closet and a bathroom.”

Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars, 27 reviews.

Phone: (513) 661-4100

Address: 5156 N. Bend Crossing, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Web: capitalsenior.com

Traditions at Camargo

  • Resident Capacity: 153
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $3,500 to $5,800 per month

As of 2019, Traditions at Camargo is a new memory care facility located in Maderia, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. The staff at Traditions is available 24 hours per day to provide independent living, assisted living and memory care services for seniors. Memory care residents can participate in activities appropriate for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to help them stay active and socially engaged. All residents can enjoy a variety of activities, such as exercise programs and musical entertainment. Special holiday celebrations are hosted by the staff along with summer cookouts and holiday shopping excursions. Restaurant-style dining, including daily specials, is provided for all meals.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members and visitors give props to the facility for its service and well-trained staff members. As the facility gears up for a grand opening in the summer of 2019, one online reviewer posted a comment via Facebook stating, “Thank you, Traditions at Camargo, for being a great corporate public partner with the city of Madeira! Your community space for seniors is going to be a fabulous addition to our community!”

Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars, two reviews.

Phone: (513) 422-5499

Address: 7650 Camargo Rd., Madeira, OH 45243

Web: traditionsatcamargo.com

Artis Senior Living of Bridgetown

  • Resident Capacity: 32
  • Room Types: Studios
  • Care Provided: Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $6,250 all-inclusive level one care

Artis of Bridgetown is exclusively devoted to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The facility contains four distinct neighborhoods covering 7.5 acres of land west of Cincinnati. A Town Center connects the neighborhoods in the facility, each of which has its own unique theme and recognizable decor to help residents more easily navigate their space. Memory care residents enjoy spacious private suites and share a communal kitchen, dining room and living room. Access to private outdoor courtyards with walking paths and comfortable seating encourages relaxing time in nature. Care partners meet the individual needs of residents at all times, and the Town Center acts as the community’s hub. Residents gather here to socialize, exercise, create, learn and celebrate. Artis provides chef-prepared meals that follow the Mediterranean diet along with hydration and snack stations placed throughout the neighborhoods.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers consistently point out that Artis is a unique memory care facility that’s more like a family home. The personalized care and beautiful surroundings get high marks. “You will not find a more caring, compassionate and competent assisted living home than Artis. From top to bottom, the staff is outstanding,” wrote one family member.

Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars; 34 reviews

Phone: (513) 666-2548

Address: 5799 Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248

Web: artisseniorliving.com