Dementia, and specifically Alzheimer’s, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As Decatur’s senior population continues to grow (25.5% growth between 2013 and 2017), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Decatur, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 105.6% between 2013 and 2017. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 8.3%, showing that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is lower than the rest of the nation (6.4% in Decatur vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
In order to help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's find the support and care that their loved ones need, we've compiled information below about the cost of Memory Care, how to get financial assistance to help make care more affordable, free resources, etc. Also included are reviews of the best memory care facilities in the area, which cover pricing, types of care provided, residents' reviews, and more.
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For memory care facilities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to memory care in Georgia. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what's required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.
Note: Memory care is typically provided in communities licensed as assisted living facilities, and in general, costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services. No authoritative cost data is available for this type of care, so we estimated memory care rates by adding 25% to assisted living fees in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.
In Decatur, which is an approximate 17-minute drive from Atlanta, the average cost per month for specialized memory care services in 2021 was slightly higher than Georgia's monthly average. However, when compared to certain other cities around the state, Decatur typically falls around the middle of the range of monthly costs in 2021. The approximate monthly memory care costs include:
In addition to memory care, several other care types are available in Decatur. Seniors who need assistance with day-to-day tasks can choose in-home care for $4,290 per month or home health care for $4,576 per month. Assisted living is available for an average of $3,845 per month. Adult day health care is the least expensive at $1,327 per month for weekday care. The most expensive is nursing home care at $7,528 for a semiprivate room.
Note: Data for Decatur was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.
Since not everyone can afford to pay for memory care out-of-pocket, it's important to find alternative methods to help make memory care more affordable. Some of these options include:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Memory Care in Decatur.
Here are some of the free and low-cost memory care resources available to seniors and their caregivers in the Decatur area.
|DeKalb County Office of Aging (OOA)||770-322-2950||The DeKalb County Office of Aging offers information and services for seniors, such as adult day care, case management help, transportation and in-home services such as light housekeeping.|
|Dementia Spotlight Foundation||888-695-1596||This nonprofit offers virtual caregiver support groups and provides information to those with dementia and their caregivers. It also presents the annual Alzheimer's Music Fest.|
|Alzheimer's Association||800-272-3900||The Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is reachable by phone 24/7. Social services and support groups are available to those with Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as their caregivers. Many virtual options, including educational courses, are offered for free. The website provides information about the stages of dementia, treatment options and early-onset Alzheimer's.|
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.
To choose the best memory care facilities in Decatur, 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:
Residents at Alto Senior Living of Buckhead enjoy a wide array of lifestyle and memory care programs in a luxurious residential setting. Centered on the principle of Inspired Living, Alto strives to provide an environment in which residents are engaged and take an active role in the community. This facility offers state of the art workout facilities with cardio equipment on-site. Group fitness classes including yoga and Tai Chi are also available to residents. Alto residents have access to a wide range of social opportunities including musical performances and informative discussion groups. Regional outings are also provided to shopping centers and cultural landmarks. A full-time Lifestyle Director coordinates daily activities and events. Cuisine is a top priority at Alto and community members can choose between restaurant-style meals, grab-and-go offerings and quick snacks at the coffee cafe.
Alto Senior Living of Buckhead has built a strong reputation for resident care and comfort as noted by this reviewer- "I really cannot say enough good things about the wonderful people at the Alto Senior Living Community in Buckhead. It is clearly a resident-focused culture, with smiling faces and can-do attitudes. The management staff is knowledgeable, professional and accommodating."
Located just north of Atlanta right next to Northlake Mall, Azalea House is an assisted living community with a mission to help their residents gain strength, confidence and courage. Tall oak trees and colorful landscaping features create a tranquil environment on the outside of the property while the interior provides a sense of comfort and security one would find at home. The administrator of Azalea House is a professional nurse who is continuously monitoring the residents' overall health, while the house physician is actively involved with care whenever required. Recreational activities, including weekly themed nights with dancing and games, serve an important role in the fitness and happiness of residents. A library and separate activity room are available to explore personal interests.
My dad has been living at Azalea House for a little over a year. It's a nice facility. The community areas and backyard space are lovely. The food is quite good . . . The staff works incredibly hard to take care of the residents . . . They really go above and beyond to make sure my dad is well taken care of, said one resident's daughter.
Belmont Village Buckhead is a senior living community offering personal care and memory care with a myriad of services to support a social, active lifestyle. Residents receive regular service for housekeeping and laundry, as well as medication management, daily wellness checks and assistance with activities of daily living. Brain-healthy diets and cognitive exercises are key components of the research-based programs residents participate in to enhance brain fitness and overall wellness. Residents with mild to moderate memory loss benefit from Belmont Village’s award-winning Circle of Friends program. The comprehensive 7-day-a-week program focuses on small group activities that engage the various domains of mental fitness and are conducted in a small group setting to encourage participation, socialization and confidence. Residents enjoy delectable chef-prepared meals, and scheduled transportation allows easy access to the area’s robust collection of shopping, dining and cultural attractions. In addition to being minutes away from medical centers, a licensed nurse is available 24/7 and residents have access to physical therapists in the on-site fitness center. The diverse array of events, 24-hour staff including licensed nurses and convenient location ensure residents’ days are enriching and fulfilling.
Belmont Village Buckhead often receives praise for its memory care initiatives, with one reviewer noting that the community has "a very strong memory care program and even residents who were not part of the program could participate." Other reviewers laud the stimulating on-site activities, saying that "the seniors had many activities to do, some walking, board games, conversation and much more."
Benton House of Decatur provides assisted living, memory care and an adult day program where seniors can receive full or half-day care. The building's one-level design makes it easy for residents to navigate from their private apartments to the bright, inviting common areas such as the country kitchen, dining hall, beauty salon and media room. The Beacon Neighborhood includes its own secure garden courtyard where memory care residents can relax and socialize outdoors as well as an activities room and dining area customized to fit their unique needs. Caregivers ensure dementia care residents enjoy familiar daily routines but also experience spontaneity through unique and varied events.
Loved ones appreciate the attentive, engaging staff for helping residents feel at home. One family member says, “We found the staff at Benton House of Decatur to be caring and professional. They have done miraculous work to help mom adjust these two months . . . She is getting opportunities to socialize but the thing she loves the most is the food!”
Berman Commons is a non-profit Jewish Home Life Community providing assisted living, memory care and respite services. Residents enjoy membership benefits at the adjacent Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, a vibrant organization which offers multi-generational cultural events, theater performances, Jewish education classes and amenities including a fitness and aquatics center. The memory care unit's secure outdoor gardens and spacious, brightly-colored interiors provide safe areas for residents to relax and socialize on-site, and the private dining room serves easy-to-eat Kosher foods. The facility's staff is highly trained in advanced dementia care and runs Georgia's only certified "I'm Still Here" program. By applying its unique philosophy of care, the program engages residents in meaningful activities ranging from volunteerism to sensory-enriching, interactive art viewings.
Loved ones comment on Berman Commons’ kind, passionate staff members who keep residents feeling happy and engaged. One reviewer says, “The facility is in a great location, very clean and well decorated. The staff builds personal relationships with residents, and I cannot say enough about the activities and well-balanced, delicious food."
Brighton Gardens of Buckhead is located in uptown Atlanta, not far from hospitals, shopping centers and tourist attractions. This assisted living and memory care community features many amenities, including a salon, an internet cafe and a transportation service. The secure memory care neighborhood has its own secured outdoor spaces, which include a courtyard and vegetable gardens. Residents can participate in art projects, puzzles, meal preparation and other cognitively enriching activities. They can also listen to soothing music in the community’s relaxing reflection room. Children from nearby schools and daycare centers often visit the memory care neighborhood, which also has a resident dog or cat.
Residents say they enjoy living in Brighton Gardens of Buckhead. “It is very well-managed and the people are nice,” states one resident. Family members are pleased with the quality of care their loved ones receive. As one relative says, “the staff is wonderful. They’re excellent in every way.”
Located just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody is a community that strives to provide highly individualized support to residents based on their unique needs and personalities. Outdoor spaces are designed to promote conversation and social activity while the interior enhances comfort and everyday health. Designated Care Managers are always available to help residents take advantage of an extensive slate of activities, including local walks, games, contests, movies and exercise. The kitchen is run by a professionally trained chef who creates a variety of delicious entrees for both everyday meals and special occasions. Families who want to stay connected with their loved one at Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody can take part in the community's social and educational programs. Brightwood earned J.D. Power's Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities award.
A family member of one of the residents said. "Brighton Gardens is nice and beautiful. Their rooms are nice and well furnished, too. They have everything, e.g., bingo, bus trips, lunch-out, stores, games, and food. My mother has been a resident there for a while now. They provide great care, delicious food, nice facilities, and plenty of activities."
Brookdale Vinings strives to provide a tranquil and safe setting for those seeking assisted living and memory care. Amenities such as the beauty salon, library and arts and crafts studio allow residents to independently attend to their personal welfare and interests, while large windows and abundant light in living areas help them feel at home. The manicured grounds' walking paths and secured courtyards offer ample space for residents to relax in nature and feature scenic views of the Atlanta skyline. In the memory care wing, the person-centered Clare Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Program uses visual reminders and guided interactions to help residents retain a sense of purpose and self. Sensory-stimulating, creative and project-based activities include gardening, painting, music therapy and dance classes.
Family members say they are impressed with the facility’s upscale, luxurious feel and beautiful views. One reviewer says, “I would almost say that it is senior living with luxury care because of their decorations, the furniture, and just the way it is. It is a beautiful facility. My grandfather is able to sit out on the front deck and he can see the Atlanta City skyline.”
Brookside Stone Mountain provides respite, assisted living and memory care in a peaceful setting with manicured grounds and walking paths. Residents enjoy gathering with friends and family on the comfortable outdoor patio or relaxing by the fireplace in the indoor common area. The memory care staff engages residents in mental exercises using familiar sights and sounds for cognitive stimulation and to promote feelings of accomplishment. To potentially lessen the rate of cognitive impairment, they also ensure that early stage Alzheimer's and dementia care residents eat a healthy diet of nutritious, chef-prepared meals. Amenities including a beauty salon, library with computer center and scheduled transportation reflect the community's culture of honoring the residents' sense of independence and desire to explore personal interests.
Family members praise the facility’s caring staff, numerous activities and well-designed, roomy floor plans. One reviewer says, “The staff was very accommodating and pleasant, and I liked their activities which, like their care, was more hands-on. Their facility was very accommodating. I liked the rooms and the spaciousness of it.”
Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody is an assisted living and memory care facility nestled in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Residents live in spacious, professionally decorated apartments with kitchenettes and walk-in showers. This luxurious community’s amenities include a beauty salon, sunroom and courtyard. Residents can relax in rocking chairs on the expansive Southern-style front porch or participate in a variety of daily activities, such as senior yoga or gardening. Memory care residents also participate in sensory-based therapies to help improve their memory and quality of life. The facility helps seniors stay connected to their community through outreach and partnerships with schools and area churches.
Visitors love Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody for its luxurious environment. “The grounds are beautiful,” raves one reviewer. “The entire building is well-decorated and well-maintained,” says another. The community is complimented for its friendly, caring staff. “The caregivers seemed to be genuinely interested in the residents,” a family member states.
Located in the small, culturally rich city of Morrow, Georgia, GoldenCrest Morrow and the Cottage provides person-centered memory care to seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. The facility is designed to optimize resident comfort; amenities such as outdoor courtyards, screened porch areas, common rooms and walking paths create a functional environment. To keep residents engaged, GoldenCrest schedules activities including art classes, community dances, gardening, exercise classes and pet therapy. The daily meals served in the dining hall take inspiration from local Southern cuisine, and regularly scheduled restaurant outings give residents the chance to experience new flavors. GoldenCrest Morrow also has an on-site beauty/barber shop.
Reviewers often praise the facility's warm, homelike environment, with one describing it as "a very caring and loving place." GoldenCrest Morrow is also recommended for its beautiful grounds; another reviewer notes that "it gives you more of a secluded and nature-like feeling when you go there."
Governor's Glen Memory Care and Assisted Living Community specializes in caring for residents with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related conditions. The highly trained staff frequently guides residents through cognitive and sensory-stimulating activities such as pet therapy, music therapy, gardening and physical exercises. A nutritionist formulates the dining hall's menu, while a professional chef prepares meals from scratch according to each resident's unique preferences and dietary restrictions. Furniture is provided for seniors receiving respite care, and long-term residents can bring in their own furniture and belongings for a more customized, home-like feel.
Family members comment on the well-maintained apartments and abundance of stimulating activities. One reviewer says of her mother’s experience, “Her room was attractive, spacious, and clean. They had a lady that engaged residents in activities like painting and puzzles. They would take them out on the front porch from time to time and play music for them.”
Insignia of Sandy Springs is a family-owned senior living facility focused on building community and offering personalized care. With the motto "A Smile at Every Touchpoint," Insignia of Sandy Springs takes a holistic approach to senior care including physical and mental well-being. Assisted living, respite care and memory care programs are available and residents can choose to work with Insignia's recommended physicians or keep their own. A specialized memory care program called Season helps residents manage Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive impairment at every stage. Residents at Insignia of Sandy Springs have access to a wide range of social activities including monthly themed dinners, regular outings, craft and gaming clubs and holiday gatherings. Meals are prepared fresh on-site with special considerations for resident preferences and dietary needs.
The memory care program at Insignia of Sandy Springs provides excellent personalized care, writes this reviewer- "Mom is in the memory care unit of Insignia of Sandy Springs. The staff has been wonderful and is taking very good care of her. She has been very content there, and we're very pleased with the care that she's been receiving. What stands out is the overall attitude of the staff."
Located in historic Tucker, Georgia, Northlake Gardens offers assisted living and memory care in a comfortable environment. The spacious, pet-friendly suites have kitchenettes and private bathrooms, and housekeeping services are included. Residents have access to a variety of community areas, including a game room, covered patio and beauty salon. The secure memory care neighborhood uses contrasting colors and visual cues to help residents get around independently. The award-winning "Bridge to Rediscovery" program encourages seniors to maintain or improve their cognitive abilities and is personalized for each resident based on their unique interests and aptitudes. A selection of chef-prepared platters are served at mealtimes, and the dementia-friendly menu choices include finger foods and pureed options.
Visitors appreciate Northlake Gardens’ homelike atmosphere and its friendly, helpful staff. “My father has been there for a year and they take great care of him,” a reviewer raves. “They take good care of my mom,” another reviewer agrees. Visitors also mention the many activities offered to residents.
At Peachtree Creek, memory care residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible. They can explore the walking paths and gardens in the secured courtyards or relax on the outdoor patio. They can also choose to spend time in any of the facility’s indoor common areas, which include an art center, dining room and beauty and barber shop. Planned social activities, including gardening clubs and weekly field trips, are offered. The community’s cozy studio apartments have private bathrooms and individual climate control to keep seniors comfortable. Seniors have access to daily, weekly and monthly housekeeping and laundry services. Trained clinical staff and licensed nursing staff are available 24-hours per day for resident safety.
People love Peachtree Creek for its full activity calendar. “They offer an amazing assortment of programs every single day,” says a resident’s family member. The community is also complimented for helping seniors remain independent. “The residents have a lot of freedom. My father is a walker, and he has a lot more room to go walk,” notes one family member.”
Provident Village at Creekside, conveniently located in Metro Atlanta, offers assisted living and memory care in a home-like environment. Residents are encouraged to decorate their apartments and are even allowed to bring their pets. These apartments have many safety features, including sensor technology that alerts staff when residents deviate from their typical patterns. Whether residents have early-stage memory loss or advanced Alzheimer’s, they can participate in structured daily activities to help maintain their cognitive abilities. These activities are tailored to each resident’s individual interests. Meals are made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients, and residents’ preferences are considered when designing the menus.
Relatives appreciate the high-quality care their loved ones receive at this facility. “They are taking really good care of my husband at the Provident Village at Creekside,” says one reviewer. The community is also complimented for its efforts to help residents feel at home. “We were so glad to furnish his room with his furniture and pictures,” a reviewer raves, “we were not able to do that in the previous community.”
Safe Haven Senior Living, a tight-knit living center, strives to create a safe and healthy lifestyle for its residents. Within an intimate setting that feels like home, they offer careful management of resident's medications as well as daily home-cooked meals. A crucial part of Safe Haven is the touch and movement program, which promotes relaxation and prevents depression by incorporating a variety of fun exercises. There are also creative classes and social events that take place on a regular basis to help residents feel like part of a community. Each caregiver adheres to a strict code of conduct and has a documented history of improving lives. For residents who enjoy the outdoors, both Lenox Park and the Druid Hills Green Space are nearby for walking and socializing on nice days.
The family member of one resident said, "We LOVE this personal care home! Family owned and operated. Wonderful kind staff. Each resident gets the attention he/she deserves, and it makes such a big difference. Real home-cooked food, cooked right in the kitchen where everyone can see -- it always smells wonderful! Residents are encouraged to socialize, exercise, play games, and do whatever they are able to do."
Sandy Springs Place is a lively senior community where residents have the care and resources they need to live life to its fullest. A wide range of little things in this facility add up to create a vibrant daily experience, including a games room, salon services and community outings. Weekly housekeeping and maintenance services ensure that residents get the living conditions they truly deserve. There are multiple communal locations both indoors and outdoors where residents can spend time together and form strong bonds. Plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options are available just within walking distance of the community. Scheduled transportation is available for those who want to venture further into the city.
A daughter of one of the residents left a review saying, "My mom has been here for six months. I give this place five stars and my mom would give it probably four stars. It is a beautiful and cheerful interior and they are over the top with decorating for each holiday. The staff from management to assistance and service is super nice...They have all kinds of entertainment and celebrations, IMHO, on a first-class level."
Somerby Sandy Springs is a luxurious, pet-friendly senior living facility offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Amenities such as the indoor heated swimming pool, art studio, beauty salon and media lounge allow residents to explore their personal interests independently and with others. The Discover Your Spark activities program honors the importance of traditions, relationships and growth, and includes garden walks along paths in the six-acre property, dancing and storytelling sessions. As the community encourages residents' spiritual lives to flourish, each day's activities begin with a morning devotion. The elegant Chateau fine-dining hall is decorated with white linens and serves chef-prepared meals with fresh, local ingredients, while the bistro is perfect for a quick bite or casual socializing with friends and family.
Reviewers say residents feel happy and engaged thanks to the friendly staff, an abundance of activities and on-site amenities available. A friend of one resident comments, “She absolutely loves it! She says that the people there are so nice and she has really enjoyed participating in all the activities. She especially loves the dance class and watching movies in the movie theater.”
Summerset Assisted Living is a community designed from the ground up to make residents feel like they are right at home. Aesthetically pleasing indoor and outdoor architectural features, including gardens, ponds and fountains, produce a sense of warmth and belonging. These features are complemented by a friendly and dedicated staff that delivers daily services with compassion and attention to detail. Residents have access to an elegant restaurant with a daily hot breakfast buffet, a beauty shop with manicure and pedicure stations, a movie theater and an arts and crafts room. Residents can schedule transportation to medical appointments and other activities via courtesy car or bus. The safety, security, health and independence of residents is highly valued. In case of emergencies, a licensed nurse is available 24/7 through an easy-to-use call system.
A close friend of one of the residents said, "I was impressed with Summerset Assisted Living. The staff was friendly, cordial, and professional. The rooms were clean and spacious. The grounds are secure and well maintained. There is a garden there with a fountain area. There are inside and outside activities for the seniors. They have daily devotions and physical activities."
Sunrise at Five Forks in Lilburn, Georgia, is a quiet, comfortable Victorian-style community with a beautiful walking trail for residents and guests to enjoy. There is also a garden and trail inside the Reminiscence Neighborhood, where memory care services are offered. Those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory challenges live in calm, secure rooms located next to living and dining areas to promote easy navigation and socialization. Memory care services include memory-focused activities, such as daily exercise and outings, multi-sensory experiences, group activities and visits with pets and children. Residents can visit the Norcross Senior Center, eight miles away, or visit the historic Wynne-Russell House.
Visitors comment on the fun atmosphere and caring staff, as well as the tasteful decor at Sunrise. "When I came back the second time, everybody knew who I was...Also when I went by, there were residents out on the front porch dancing...The whole energy over there was really great," according to one guest.
Opened as of spring 2019, The Holbrook of Decatur is a faith-based, luxury community where assisted living services are delivered with attention to detail in order to produce positive outcomes for every resident. Programs here utilize clinically-proven methods that enrich the body, mind and spirit, and specially-trained caregivers have the tools and resources to provide tailored care for seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Each resident has their choice of an ergonomically designed suite with high-tech security features and a rich selection of amenities, including delicious meals at the bistro and companionship from friendly, trained dogs. A professional nurse creates a care plan for each individual based on their unique needs and expectations. The immaculately manicured outdoor grounds make it a pleasure for residents to enjoy the outdoors on a nice day, and the facility is close to Mason Mill Recreational Center and a variety of shopping options. Scheduled transportation to local destinations is available on a daily basis. As a locally managed community, The Holbrook at Decatur believes it's important to go beyond meeting basic needs to make residents feel safe, stable and loved.
Family members comment on the well-maintained apartments and abundance of stimulating activities. One reviewer says of her mother’s experience, “Her room was attractive, spacious, and clean. They had a lady that engaged residents in activities like painting and puzzles. They would take them out on the front porch from time to time and play music for them.”
The Madeline of Decatur is a senior living facility specializing in memory care services. Unlike many communities that integrate memory care with independent and assisted living services, The Madeline focuses entirely on residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia. The principle of "Therapeutic Simplicity" is at the center of The Madeline's program and draws on proven memory care techniques used worldwide. This facility was completely renovated in 2017 and residents have access to a broad range of indoor and outdoor amenities designed to stimulate cognition and improve lifestyle. Known as life stations, these amenities include an aviary, pub, mobile woodworking unit, greenhouse, aquarium and solace area. Family visitors are welcomed every day and multiple friends and family events are planned throughout the year. A full-service beauty salon is located on-site.
The Madeline's focus on memory care is seamlessly integrated into the facility as one reviewer notes- "The Madeline of Decatur was very clean and pretty reasonable. The people were really nice and professional. Because it's memory care, the rooms were designed for safety, convenience, and comfort. It's a one-bedroom efficiency apartment with a small bath designed for people's safety when they don't have good memory."
Village Park at Peachtree Corners is a vibrant senior living community with independent living, assisted living and memory care programs. Independent living residents can choose cottages or fully detached bungalows for added personal space with full access to community amenities. Memory care residents have the option of private or semi-private ensuite studios. A specialized memory care program offers all-inclusive pricing and a safe, comfortable environment in which Alzheimer’s and dementia residents can participate in cognitive support activities. A tailored daily enrichment program is also available for those with early stages of dementia and Alzheimer's who may not be ready for memory care. Fitness programs, including stretching classes, garden walks, and health spa visits are offered daily as are varied social events. Happy hours are held on Fridays at Village Park, and residents can use free transportation services for shopping trips and local outings. Restaurant-style meals are prepared daily and offered on outdoor patios throughout the campus.
My mother, age 87, chose Village Park after reviewing a number of facilities in the area. She enjoyed the new style construction with the main corridor featuring a plate glass front. She really liked her dining experience as the menu was varied in its selection, well prepared, and presented by a friendly staff.
Woodland Ridge Assisted Living, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Smyrna, is a leader in Alzheimer’s care. Through the innovative Friends for Life program, seniors remain connected to their history. With the help of highly trained staff, residents have an opportunity to reminisce about their favorite memories and activities. Family members can participate in a Virtual Dementia Tour to gain greater understanding of what those with dementia experience. The facility offers several cognitively enriching activities each day, such as pet visits, singalongs and viewing classic TV shows. In addition, residents can attend on-site Baptist, Catholic or non-denominational services each Sunday. Community amenities include a comfortable common parlor, secure outdoor courtyard and a beauty salon and barber shop.
Visitors are pleased with the variety of activities Woodland Ridge Assisted Living offers. “They had bingo, crafts, exercise in the morning, TV time and church on Sundays. They had a whole bunch of stuff,” one visitor observes. The facility is consistently praised for its hardworking staff. “The staff seemed to be right on top of things,” notes a visitor. “They have very nice staff, and the staff has been with them for a long time,” agrees another reviewer.