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The Best Memory Care Facilities in Fort Lawn, SC

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 Fort Lawn's senior population continues to grow (33.53% growth between 2014 and 2019), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.

In Fort Lawn, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease decreased by 29.41% between 2014 and 2019. The number of deaths from all causes for that same age group increased by 11.02%. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is lower than the rest of the nation (3.97% in Fort Lawn vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).

To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in Fort Lawn. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.

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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.

Overview of what memory care facilities provide

Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Fort Lawn, 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 24 hours researching memory care facilities in Fort Lawn
  • Read more than 85 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 7 representatives from local communities
Overview of our methodology

Reviews of the 11 Best Memory Care Facilities in Fort Lawn, SC

Memory care in Fort Lawn, SC

HarborChase of Rock Hill

  • Resident Capacity:80
  • Room Types:Studios, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing:$6,259 for memory care, $4,800 for assisted living

HarborChase of Rock Hill's memory care program, The Cove, employs dedicated caregivers that are specially trained in the latest memory care techniques and therapies. Residents here receive 24/7 attention, all-day room service and stimulating daily activity options such as word games, jigsaw puzzle competitions and current news discussions to help them remain as mentally fit as possible. Seniors' accomplishments and interests are celebrated through Silhouette of My Life profiles, which staff members use to ensure that each resident receives menu items and activity participation encouragement that aligns with their personal preferences. Community members supervise off-site day excursions that allow memory care residents to remain a part of the local community, and religious services and group exercise classes are held on-site regularly.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

Chandler Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity:52
  • Room Types:Studios, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing:$3,655 for memory care, $2,130 for assisted living

Chandler Place Assisted Living & Memory Care's Pathways to Discovery program strives to help its residents with dementia and Alzheimer's disease remain happy, active and engaged with their daily lives. The trained staff members take time to learn the interests of each memory care resident and design specialized activities that help them maintain their dignity and life passions. This Daily Living program, which includes life skills sessions and art and music therapy times, nurtures the six dimensions of wellness -- intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, emotional and purposeful -- to better help its residents live an amenity-rich life that's based on each senior's talents, abilities and interests.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill

  • Resident Capacity:90
  • Room Types:Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing:$3,738 for Memory Care, $3,077 for Assisted Living

Memory care residents at Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill are enrolled in the community's signature Along the Journey program that seeks to develop strong bonds between seniors and their caregivers to better ensure each individual's comfort and highest quality of life. Staff members provide care based upon each resident's needs, abilities, culture and preferences. Caregivers assist residents with all activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, and provide skilled agitation reduction, mood improvement and social interaction encouragement as needed. Daily group activities include trivia games, puzzles and reminiscing, and evening events incorporate one-on-one sensory programming that helps residents relax and enjoy a good night's rest.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

HarborChase of Riverwalk

  • Resident Capacity:100
  • Room Types:Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing:$4,995 for Memory Care, $3,595 for Assisted Living

HarborChase of Riverwalk is a memory care community located in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. It offers several levels of memory care depending on residents' needs and trained staff members tend to care for residents and create a safe, familiar environment. The community offers family-focused programs to involve seniors' family members and provide them with the tools and training they need to meaningfully interact with their loved one. Residents have numerous activities available to them that are designed to stimulate cognitive function and social interaction. The community also features a salon and spa as well as several outdoor walking paths. Transportation and housekeeping services are provided.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

The Blake

  • Resident Capacity:114
  • Room Types:Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing:$4,750 for Memory Care, $3,995 for Assisted Living

The Blake at Baxter Village offers customized memory care services in a conveniently located setting in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It's Never 2 Late touchscreen technology helps increase resident engagement, and customized monitoring systems and wellness programs create a supportive, cognitively stimulating environment. Caregivers provide 24/7 support with the activities of daily living, and there's also a nurse available at all times. Physical therapy is offered on-site. With a saloon, activity rooms, card-playing rooms, restaurant-quality meals and multiple gathering rooms, the community ensures seniors have access to engaging activities throughout their stay.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

The Pearl at Fort Mill

  • Resident Capacity:54
  • Room Types:Studios, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing:$6,057

The Pearl at Fort Mill focuses exclusively on memory care services for seniors living with mild, moderate and advanced dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Residents live in a secure, homelike neighborhood featuring personal furnishings and memorabilia that help them feel more comfortable in their accommodations. The community's memory care life engagement program begins with a thorough assessment of each resident's history, interests and preferences. The staff members then use these life facts to develop personalized daily experiences that promote individual calm, cognition and joyous moments. Each resident's daily meals are chef-created based upon their personal preferences, and the abundance of natural light, secure courtyard and wide internal hallways help promote a sense of safety and well-being throughout the day and night.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

The Blake at Edgewater

  • Resident Capacity:Not Listed
  • Room Types:Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing:$4,850 for Memory Care, $3,995 for Assisted Living

Situated on the southwest corner of Route 160 and Route 521 near the Pleasant Valley Fire Department, The Blake at Edgewater is minutes away from Ballantyne Village, Stonecrest at Piper Glen and several medical facilities. This upscale senior living community provides a safe, soothing environment for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia-related impairments. Compassionate staff is available 24/7 to assist residents with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and ambulation. Housekeeping and laundry services are also available. The Walk With Me memory care program is designed to meet residents' physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, social and wellness needs. Residents can enjoy spacious common areas and a beautifully landscaped secure courtyard. Three delicious, nutritious meals are served daily in an elegant restaurant-style setting, with a focus on brain-healthy foods.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

The Haven & The Laurels in the Village at Carolina Place

  • Resident Capacity:48
  • Room Types:1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing:$3,900 for Memory Care, $3,400 for Assisted Living

The Haven & The Laurels in the Village at Carolina Place offers the Bridge to Rediscovery dementia care program, a recipient of the Assisted Living Federation of America Best of the Best Award. This program utilizes the Montessori methodology to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help seniors with memory loss maintain their skills, dignity and identity. The professional staff conducts a comprehensive life review of each resident to understand their needs and preferences and develop a customized care plan. Community members live in a secured neighborhood with an enclosed outdoor area, enabling them to explore independently while ensuring their safety. Care staff is on-site 24/7 to help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and grooming, and household tasks, such as laundry and housekeeping. Recreational and occupational therapy are available to help residents regain some of their functionality.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

White Oak Manor Rock Hill

  • Resident Capacity:141
  • Room Types:Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing:Not Listed

White Oak Manor Rock Hill is a skilled nursing facility that offers long-term care for seniors with memory loss disorders. Registered nurses and certified nursing assistants are available 24/7 to provide medical care and assist seniors in any way they can, and staff members can gently redirect difficult behaviors such as aggression, wandering and sundowning. Physical, speech and occupational therapy services are offered on-site to assist seniors in maintaining or regaining life skills. Each resident has a personalized care plan that is created in coordination with medical professionals and family members. The care plan includes medical requirements, a therapy schedule and a life history of the senior. These plans help staff members to provide the best care possible for each resident on a daily basis. Scheduled activities include seated fitness classes, music therapy, card games and pet therapy.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

Watercrest Senior Living Fort Mill

  • Resident Capacity:Not Listed
  • Room Types:1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing:Not Listed

Watercrest Senior Living Fort Mill is a community situated in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. It offers memory care through its evidence-based program, Illuminate, to individuals with dementia, Alzheimer's or other memory loss conditions. Staff members are nationally certified dementia practitioners and provide residents with compassionate care 24/7. Residents enjoy three meals per day prepared by the in-house culinary team and the dining area uses specific cutlery to give residents a sense of safety and familiarity. Seniors can also participate in creative activities designed to help them express themselves as well as various therapies, such as music and pet therapy to improve their quality of life.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

Lake Wylie

  • Resident Capacity:100
  • Room Types:Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing:Not Listed for Memory Care, $2,995 for Assisted Living

Lake Wylie emphasizes active living throughout all levels of care, but especially for memory care residents. Group fitness, crafting and card games are all common activities available to residents. The community takes a holistic approach to memory care. For example, Bookmarks is the community reading program that encourages cognitive function for memory care residents. Spark is a lifestyle enrichment program that also encourages cognitive stimulation and social interaction. Thymeless is a garden-to-table program for memory care residents that relies on nutrition to promote wellness. The Walk With Me component of Lake Wylie's memory care program matches a personal caregiver with residents during the move-in process to reduce the stress of such a major transition.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews describe a high level of care and reliable staff members at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. One says, "This [community] is absolutely beautiful and the care provided is high above industry standard. Their staff goes above and beyond for every resident. Don't hesitate to place your loved one here. It's hard to find a superb [community] with such caring staff."

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