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 Henderson’s senior population continues to grow (24.64% growth between 2014 and 2019), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Henderson, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease increased by 47.2% between 2014 and 2019. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 23.76%, 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 (4.86% in Henderson 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 Henderson. 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.
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 Henderson, 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:
Aegis Living Las Vegas provides memory care and respite care in The Lakes, a scenic planned residential neighborhood on the city's west side. All the amenities of Las Vegas are close by, and Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center are each approximately 15 minutes away. The community is secure and features well-appointed private apartments. Common areas have been modified to meet the needs of memory care residents, and a lovely courtyard and landscaped gardens allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. Meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation are all provided. The community’s innovative Our Life’s Neighborhood program is designed to help ease the symptoms of dementia. Residents take part in a wide range of enriching activities that encourage social connections, stimulate their brains and promote relaxation, such as light and sound therapy. The community's staff are trained in the latest memory care techniques and available 24/7 to provide individualized and compassionate care.
Family members praise the compassionate staff. "If I could give more than five stars, I would," one reviewer says. "My mother-in-law went to Aegis when her memory started to deteriorate. My husband and I said repeatedly that everyone that worked there was a saint. Each person was nicer and more caring than the next.”
Offering scenic mountain views with easy access to city amenities, Brookdale Las Vegas delivers quality memory care in a convenient location. The community’s Clare Bridge memory care program uses the latest evidence-based techniques to assist residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, with staff receiving ongoing training. Residents can depend on them for 24/7 care, from help with bathing and grooming to medication management and mobility. With a 24-hour security system and doorbells to monitor in/out movements, residents have peace of mind. The environment is designed with easy-to-navigate floor plans and welcoming common areas, where seniors can enjoy a schedule of six daily programs ranging from art classes to brain games and exercise. Chef-prepared meals cater to diverse tastes and dietary needs, and residents benefit from an on-site pharmacy, barbershop, game room, library and whirlpool.
Visitors note the community ambiance and active schedule. "I liked the view; it really blew me away," one visitor says. "It was very clean and well-organized, plenty of stuff to do... I remember they have a bus. It takes you wherever you want to go... They do have stuff: games, bingo, exercise groups."
Coronado Heights Senior Living provides assisted living and memory care services. Caregivers are always available to help residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and medication monitoring. Each resident has an individualized care plan and specially trained staff work in teams to support residents with dementia. The memory care program promotes small, close-knit groups to encourage residents to engage with each other and recreational or social events in the community. Residents can enjoy movie nights in a spacious 50-seat theater and grab a snack or beverage from the full-service bistro. A restaurant-style dining room serves three daily meals prepared by an executive chef. Activities include morning exercises, bowling, bingo and card games, tea socials and group discussions. Courtyards with walking paths let residents relax or play games in fresh air and sunshine. All residents can attend on-site religious services or worship in local churches.
Visitors praise Coronado Heights for its helpful staff and attractive surroundings. One person says, "very nice place. It's open and very large. They have larger, very nice apartments compared to the other communities we saw. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I took in a lot of what's going on from the activities board. They have church services."
Beehive Homes of Henderson provides individualized care to residents requiring memory care, assisted living and respite care. Residents with memory loss and dementia receive assistance in an intimate setting, and 24-hour caregivers provide personalized accommodation. Nurses and caregivers provide focused support to all residents and facilitate medication management and documentation, dietician-approved meals and help with daily tasks. A nurse is also available as needed. Residents enjoy physically and cognitively enriching activities, a secure outdoor courtyard and a salon as well as assistance with daily chores, including laundry and housekeeping. Off-site transportation is available.
Visitors appreciate the intimate and attentive setting of Beehive Homes of Henderson, saying, "Beehive was clean and lively, well-staffed and very responsive. It's a nice and small group home. Some of the people there need medical attention. I recommend this to everybody I talk to.”
In the Seven Hills neighborhood, Merrill Gardens provides a comfortable and secure lifestyle for seniors who value their independence. Residents with dementia or other memory-related conditions receive memory care services in the Garden House, which provides 24-hour care staff, cognitive and physical wellness activities, medication management, and secured outdoor courtyards. Tailored assisted living plans, which may include medication management, hygiene assistance and safety checks, are provided to all residents to promote a fulfilling lifestyle. With private apartments and common areas, chef-prepared dining, courtyards, a library and a movie theater, residents can enjoy social and independent lifestyles. The community also provides an activities calendar that includes tai chi, trivia nights and musical entertainment.
One resident commends the community's welcoming atmosphere, saying, "I am there so often that I feel like one of the residents and am always treated warmly. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone that wants to know that their parent(s) are in a safe, enjoyable environment.”
Poet’s Walk, in Henderson, Nevada, is a community that specializes in dementia and memory care. Residents of the memory care program receive individualized, attentive care to optimize residents’ independence and wellness, while the Signature Touches program delivers enriching programming, medication management and health checks. To promote the cognitive and physical abilities of residents, the 24-hour staff employs the C.A.R.E. Flowers program, which tailors the approach to each resident’s needs and preferences. They support residents of the assisted living program in the activities of daily living. Seniors can enjoy wholesome farm-to-table dining options and a variety of intellectual, physical, social, cultural and creative wellness activities.
One reviewer says, "So happy to have found this place. My Dad is happy, we are happy and the people working at this place are kind and courteous and most importantly, trusting. The place is clean, well-maintained and modern.”
Villa Court Assisted Living and Memory Care, which is in Las Vegas, provides a caring environment that promotes independent and comfortable living. Staff provide a secure and stimulating environment for residents with memory disorders, relying on evidence-based solutions to optimize cognitive, social and physical wellness. Villa Court promotes comfort, emotional support, and quality caregiving. Residents with memory care or assisted living needs receive a tailored assistance plan that includes daily living support and health care services delivered by the 24-hour staff. Restaurant-style dining options, gardens and patios, a wellness center and a library are available for residents’ enjoyment. The community also offers wellness activities to accommodate social, spiritual, mental and physical interests.
One reviewer says, "What a great community! The staff really care about their residents. They work hard to provide great food, great activities and a good life for all the residents.”
Heritage Springs is a pet-friendly senior living community with assisted living and memory care services. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist residents with the activities of daily living. Mosaic, the memory care program, helps residents maintain independence and live active, fulfilling lives in safe, comfortable neighborhoods. Licensed nurses and experienced memory care teams are available at all times, and the staff is specially trained to provide care. A family-style dining room serves three daily meals with colorful or vintage place settings and engaging baking activities. The activities department schedules birthday and holiday parties, social clubs and happy hours serving cheese, wine and other beverages or snacks. All residents can choose activities in the EverFit program, such as walking, gardening, tai chi, yoga, and aquatic or cardio classes. The community also offers recreational sports and dance classes. Intellectual activities include trivia, card games and discussion or reminiscence groups.
Families appreciate the kind, attentive staff and excellent care. One relative says, "Caregivers treat my mom and other residents as part of their families. It is wonderful to see the personal care given to each. My family and I feel such relief knowing she is getting such loving attention."
Legacy House of Centennial Hills is an elegant senior living community in the hills of Las Vegas, Nevada. Residents can relax in the serene courtyards and gardens or stroll along the paved walkways. The Cottage, this community's memory care unit, has a team of professionally trained caregivers equipped to provide specialized services, such as housekeeping, dressing, grooming, bathing, eating and incontinence care. Registered nurses, available throughout the day, monitor residents and perform regular wellness checks. Legacy House tailors its services to each individual's unique needs. Seniors are welcome to exercise in the on-site gym or engage in the many social, physical and spiritual activities available daily. Residents can also take advantage of well-balanced meals prepared by the on-site culinary staff and enjoy snacks from the grab bars throughout the day.
Relatives appreciate the compassionate staff at the Legacy House of Centennial Hills. One says, "The staff in the memory care unit has been providing great care for my loved ones. The community has allowed my loved ones ... to see each other in the community anytime they need and want to. The Manager of the community is a wonderful lady."
Set in the picturesque west Las Vegas Valley, Legacy House of Southern Hills offers a tranquil environment where seniors have access to 24-hour care. Besides its assisted living residences, the campus offers a specialized Alzheimer’s care community known as The Cottage. The community features thoughtfully designed common areas for socializing, a library and a fitness room as well as a secure outdoor area with walking paths, garden boxes and sitting areas. A full calendar of activities promotes physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being. Specially tailored memory care activities are held in separate craft and activity areas. Residents in the memory care unit enjoy the comfort of studio apartments outfitted with private baths, individual climate controls and 24-hour emergency call systems. Three meals are served each day along with snacks, and residents benefit from weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry services.
Legacy House of Southern Hills receives consistent praise for its "cleanliness, friendly, caring and professional staff, beautiful environment and a varied menu of delicious and nutritious meals." People appreciate the community's social environment and wealth of amenities, which include a "library, the puzzle room, the theatre and ... beauty shop on the premises."
Nestled into the heart of Nevada's largest city, Oakmont of Las Vegas provides assisted living and memory care paired with abundant amenities. Residents can select from a variety of spacious floor plans; all apartments feature natural lighting and state-of-the-art emergency response systems. The experienced staff is available 24/7, assisting with personal hygiene, grooming, medication and oxygen management. Caregivers also escort seniors to meals and appointments. Activities lie at the heart of community life. Residents can take yoga and Pilates lessons, attend musical performances and engage in mind-sharpening options such as group Scrabble, crosswords, poetry and art classes to help boost cognitive skills. Diverse workshops are held within the community, with exciting excursions to local galleries and museums. Chef-prepared meals accommodate dietary needs and provide a variety of choices. Amenities include a bistro with all-day snacks and refreshments; residents also have access to a game room, library and fitness center.
Residents like the community ambiance and diverse menus. "The staff is great, the facility is very nice, the food is very good," one says. "A couple of items has been absolutely outstanding, so I'm highly impressed, and I particularly like the variety of food. They're always mixing it up and trying something new."
Oakmont of the Lakes is a luxury assisted living and memory care community located near Las Vegas. For memory care residents, the community has a wide variety of programs to help maintain healthy mental fitness, such as activities and excursions that foster a sense of community and friendship among residents, specialized therapy programs and regular social interaction with peers. The 24-hour staff can provide medication management, incontinence care, transfers and escorts to appointments, as well as routine help with day-to-day living. The community offers a vast array of amenities, including a chauffeur and concierge service, a fitness center, a game room, and a library. Oakmont also prides itself on its fine dining options, with gourmet food served three times a day.
Residents praise Oakmont for its sense of community and its staff. One family member says, "Absolutely the best senior living facility in Las Vegas! It is such a comfort to know my grandmother is in a place that feels like home. I never have to worry if she is receiving the right care or not."
Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley is a luxury senior living community located in a peaceful neighborhood and surrounded by landscaped gardens. The memory care program is designed for seniors in the early stages of memory loss. Each of the memory care cottages houses 12 residents providing a comfortable and home-like environment that's designed to limit confusion. The cottages all have two caregivers available throughout the day to provide personalized care and help. A nurse is always on the campus to oversee care coordination and monitor the health of residents. Each cottage has a secure outdoor area where residents can safely socialize and relax in the sunshine. The daily activity programs enhance resident engagement and may include arts and crafts, meditation, pet therapy, cognitive games and arts and crafts. Three home-cooked meals are served family-style each day.
Family members praise the caring staff with one reviewer saying, "It is so reassuring knowing that mother's care is genuine, friendly and at the same time professional. Everyone at Pacifica Green Valley is willing and ready to help if you have any questions or concerns. I am kept fully informed of my mother's care and needs."
Pacifica Senior Living San Martin is adjacent to the St. Rose Dominican Hospital and near several shopping centers in Las Vegas, including Durango Springs Plaza and Arroyo Market Square. The dedicated staff are specially trained to care for seniors with various forms of dementia and assist residents with bathing and getting dressed and other daily tasks. Residents can enjoy life enrichment programs that are tailored to their personal preferences and cognitive abilities. Daily exercise classes offer low-impact workouts, such as chair yoga and chair dancing. Recreational activities range from trivia and card games to root beer float socials and themed happy hours. The community provides spacious, pet-friendly apartments featuring granite countertops and kitchenettes. Residents receive an emergency response pendant.
Reviewers like the kind staff. One family member wrote, "My Mom was very happy at Pacifica Senior Living. Her Apartment was light and very spacious. Mom enjoyed the Caregivers and the Residents, it's a family atmosphere. Mom really enjoyed being a part of that community. She would play the piano at dinner for the residents.”
Located in a residential neighborhood in west Las Vegas, Pacifica Senior Living Spring Valley provides memory care and respite care. The community is conveniently near shops and restaurants, with multiple hospitals under 15 minutes away. Meals, housekeeping, maintenance and transportation services are all provided; there’s also a wellness center on-site, through which various health programs are offered. Staff trained in the latest memory care techniques is available 24/7 and can provide assistance with medication management and the activities of daily living. Residents receive a customized care plan and innovative therapies tailored to their needs. The community offers a wide range of activities designed to boost residents' social skills, improve cognitive function and nurture talents and skills, including classes, live entertainment, exercise sessions and scheduled outings. A variety of amenities are available, including a town square, sweets shop, library and fireplace lounge; residents can also relax outdoors on the community's porch and in its cozy courtyards.
Family members praise the caring, helpful staff. One writes, "My favorite thing about Pacifica Spring Valley is the staff. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, understanding, accommodating and kind." Adds another, "The community is safe, full of activities and staff that truly cares. We have no regrets and my mom is happy, safe and well cared for.”
Prestige Assisted Living at Henderson provides memory care, assisted living and respite care in a residential neighborhood next to the Lake Mead Recreation Area. Conveniences such as shops, restaurants and medical facilities are just a short drive away. Memory care is provided through the community’s signature Expressions program, which provides innovative care techniques. Daily activities are turned into memorable and meaningful events, and residents are encouraged to express themselves through learning, the arts, physical movement and spirituality. Skilled staff, who are available 24/7, are trained in the latest memory care techniques. The community offers a variety of floor plans, each with a kitchenette, as well as inviting common areas that include a beauty salon, theater, game room and secure courtyard. Meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation services are all included, along with a robust calendar of activities and events.
Reviewers praise the caring and attentive staff. One writes, "The staff here is great, and they are attentive to the resident's needs. The facility is always clean, and it seems to be well-run.” Adds another, "The staff does such a great job especially given the circumstances. Very pleased here. Overall just a great experience.”
Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma is in the Green Valley South neighborhood of Henderson, close to Pecos Legacy Park and less than three miles from Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus. Its pet-friendly Expressions memory care neighborhood has its own accessible dining and activity spaces and a central courtyard with walking paths and gardening areas. Memory care residents can benefit from innovative programming that promotes self-expression through friendships, creativity, learning and spiritual wellness. The Expressions of My Life calendar of activities includes morning exercises, brain games, baking, poetry and music. There are also regular ice cream socials, dance parties, morning teas and Tranquil Moments. For comfortable aging in place, Prestige may coordinate rehabilitative therapy, home health and hospice services. It offers support groups to the residents’ loved ones.
People rave about the outstanding environment and staff at Prestige at Mira Loma. A resident’s loved one says, "The staff attends to her needs both socially and physically. The facility provides an open, warm and sunny atmosphere … Covid-19 has caused challenges but the staff have weathered this well while continuing to give excellent care as before the pandemic.”
In the Green Valley neighborhood, Sunrise of Henderson provides memory care, assisted living and respite care. Five hospitals are within a few miles. Outdoor spaces are plentiful and include a shaded patio, gardens and walking paths. Additional amenities include a bistro, library, activity room and fireplace living room. Meals, housekeeping and transportation services are all provided, along with a calendar full of programs and activities. The community offers two neighborhoods for memory care residents. For residents with early stage memory loss, the Terrace Club neighborhood balances independence with guidance on maintaining normal routines. For residents who need more support, the Reminiscence neighborhood is easy to navigate, comforting and secure. Staff members are available 24/7 and trained in the latest memory care techniques. They also encourage memory care residents to take advantage of special memory-focused programming and exercises.
Family members appreciate the cleanliness facilities and caring staff. One writes, "The place is very good and clean. The staff is very caring and attentive.” Adds another, "The staff was super, very helpful, accommodating, was very nice, and answered all my questions. … They were exceptional and my mom was very happy with the food and activities there.”
The tranquil setting of The Quail House creates a sense of calm in the bustling neighborhood. Henderson Hospital and several other medical facilities are within a 10-mile radius. While it offers assisted living, the facility prides itself on its memory care service. The park-like environment is secure, allowing residents to explore their surroundings while remaining safe. Residents have access to total care packages, which include scheduled activities such as group exercise and personal care to ensure their dignity, such as transferring, bathing and toileting. A private chef prepares three meals per day. The Quail House offers a variety of fun activities, such as seeing Cirque du Soleil performers, pet therapy and yoga.
The amenities impress those who visit the facility. One reviewer writes, "This is an absolutely beautiful senior care home. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are the best there is. Their safety and cleanliness protocols are also of the highest level, and they are committed to protecting the health and well-being of all their residents."
The Wentworth of Las Vegas is a relaxing assisted living and memory care facility located in The Lakes, a planned community near Las Vegas. The community helps residents maintain a high standard of living and fosters a sense of community and friendship. Memory care residents have their own village, which gives them access to a 24-hour care staff, routine personal care and health monitoring, escorts, and specialized dementia and memory loss programs and events. With its Life2.0 program, The Wentworth provides comprehensive social and recreational activities that are designed around each resident's individual interests. Other high-quality amenities include a bistro, a movie theater, sitting areas and activity rooms, restaurant-style dining, and an on-site salon, as well as housekeeping and 24-hour security with an emergency call system.
One relative says, "Wentworth is a beautiful place to live. I toured the community, and I loved it. My loved one lives there and receives great care. The staff is really friendly. Moreover, all of the staff are caring, show compassion and great customer service."