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 Jupiter’s senior population continues to grow (14.77% growth between 2014 and 2019), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Jupiter, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease decreased by 51% between 2014 and 2019. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is lower than the rest of the nation (5.13% in Jupiter 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 Jupiter. 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 Jupiter, 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:
Addington Place of Jupiter provides memory care, independent living and assisted living services to seniors, providing a warm, caring environment to guide them through their golden years. The memory care programs offers five levels of care, ranging from Supportive to Extensive to best meet residents' needs. Residents meet with a nurse practitioner and physician weekly, cultivating strong relationships and addressing real-time care needs. The community tailors programming to residents on a case-by-case basis, striving to include residents in social events and group activities however possible. To equip caregivers with the assisted living industry's best practices, Addington Place of Jupiter's staff members are trained by a Certified Dementia Practitioner. The community's floor plans include wide pathways and clear sight lines to facilitate easy, hassle-free navigation among residents.
Visitors like this beautiful community's numerous activities, praising the variety. One reviewer says, "Addington Place of Jupiter was an excellent community. It was just beautiful, and I think it would be perfect for my aunt and uncle when they're ready... They have all kinds of movies, they have religious services once a month, they play cards, bingo, and water aerobics."
Arbor Oaks at Greenacres is an assisted living community that seeks to improve the daily lives of seniors through a wide range of services, including a specially designed memory care program called Evergreen. Staff members are on-site 24/7, and they are carefully trained in interacting with individuals with dementia, ensuring that residents receive gracious help with requests. Housekeeping and laundry services are completed regularly, which keeps residents' apartments tidy and comfortable. Caregivers offer exercise classes and scheduled activities daily to help seniors remain fit and stimulated, and management plans regular outings and social gatherings to foster friendships between community members. Chef-prepared meals are served three times a day, and residents can choose to eat in a community dining room or in their apartments.
Residents' loved ones commend Arbor Oaks at Greenacres for the community's thoughtful room designs and friendly staff members. "It was in a wonderful location," one individual expressed after a visit. "Everything looked very well kept, neat, and clean. The staff was very helpful. Their dining area looked very well set up."
The environment at Atria Park of St. Joseph's is designed to deliver resort-like convenience in a homelike setting. This assisted living and memory care community is situated near multiple interstates and has on-site parking, allowing for easy visits from residents' friends and family. The staff members attend to residents on a 24-hour basis, and emergency alert pendants and wristbands provide an additional layer of safety. Amenities at the community include a media room, movie theater and physical therapy room as well as a salon and spa. The community's memory care program, known as Life Guidance®, caters to residents with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by providing secure outdoor spaces, personalized care and events programming. Additionally, seniors have opportunities to remain physically active and dine with others. Spiritual care is also available.
Reviewers speak highly of the community's staff members, with one calling them "very caring, kind and attentive to the resident." That reviewer also praises the staff members as "forthcoming in discussion with the resident's family." Another reviewer notes that the community features a "warm and friendly atmosphere," and a third praises the community as "pristine."
Residents of Banyan Place of Lantana receive round-the-clock senior memory care services from staff members with specialized training in dementia and impaired cognition. Seniors get assistance with all aspects of daily living, including medication management and medical monitoring. The community's monthly social calendar is filled with activities that are designed to stimulate dexterity and memory recall, including group exercise classes, musical events, and arts and crafts sessions. Off-site transportation to medical appointments is available, and occupational, physical and speech therapy sessions are held regularly on-site. The community members speak Spanish in addition to English.
Family members feel relieved to have found this community. One says, "Banyan has been a Godsend. My dad has gotten such good care. Brad has been great to work with. Unlike any other Alzheimer's Assisted Living we had visited. I know we made the right choice for my dad."
Brookdale Palm Beach Gardens is nestled in a thick grove of palms featuring manicured lawns and a striking water feature. The memory care wing houses secure apartments with safety features for memory care residents. Programs and activities are designed to improve cognitive abilities, and residents can practice hobbies and passions to encourage independence. An enclosed courtyard allows residents to explore the outdoors safely. Caregivers assist with personal care such as dressing and bathing, and chores such as housekeeping and laundry are taken care of. A full activity calendar ensures that residents have opportunities for socializing and practicing their abilities. Each resident works through a personalized memory care plan to foster wellness.
Residents enjoy the sense of community. One reviewer writes, "My husband and I recently moved into Independent living, and we couldn’t be happier! There is always something going on In the community, I feel like we party everyday, the residents are all so sweet, our apartment has an amazing view of nature, and I love the location. Best decision we ever made!"
Brookdale Tequesta understands that each person has unique needs after an Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis, so it embraces a person-centered approach to treatment. Care plans focus on each individual's needs and interests to help each resident find a daily moment of success and provide them a sense of purpose. Daily activities designed to help residents maintain their abilities and stay engaged include brain games, dancing, music programs, and art classes. Specially trained staff are on hand 24/7, and entrances to the community are secured and monitored to help create a safe environment. Familiar environments are recreated to help provide a sense of home.
People are impressed with the amenities at Brookdale Tequesta, One reviewer writes, "This is the best memory care. I chose it for my great-aunt because she would not be happy with no outdoor space. There is a really nice yard with a mailbox and garden. The staff are so nice and the location is great. There is even a salon... The place is spotless and always smells good."
Brookdale West Boynton Beach is nestled in the heart of Palm Beach, surrounded by picturesque waterways. It's located near the Delray Medical Center and Medical Specialties facility, and the Royal Palm Beach Medical Center is just a short drive away. The community follows a person-centered approach to memory care that promotes activity and social interactions, even during advanced dementia. The facility houses a secure, apartment-like set-up with access control to encourage autonomy for memory care residents. Staff are on-hand 24/7 to meet personal needs, such as bathing and dressing, and to respond to any emergencies. Activities include the practice of hobbies and passions based on each resident's personal memories, interests and abilities.
Residents enjoy being part of the Brookdale family. A reviewer says, "I’ve been part of the Brookdale family for almost four years now. I came from another community that was previously Brookdale and it was for Independent Living. I can tell you that this has ALWAYS been one of my favorite Brookdales since I have started in this industry."
In the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, site of the PGA National golf course, is Chatsworth at PGA National, a community offering memory care as well as assisted living, long-term nursing care, rehabilitation and respite care. For those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Chatsworth provides staff specially trained in memory care, who understand both the physical and emotional needs of residents. Its small neighborhood lets residents get the most from the structured activities that are offered daily. Personalized service is offered so that residents can choose from the activities and events that suit their individual style and needs. This includes access to the salon and library.
People make note of Chatsworth at PGA National’s cleanliness and warm environment, as well as its caring staff. As one family member notes, "My husband ... loved being there because of your entire staff. ... Their compassion went far above duty.” According to another, "The lobby was warm and inviting ... every area was extremely clean and beautifully decorated”.
Courtyard Gardens of Jupiter is in a tranquil part of West Jupiter, just 3 miles from Jupiter Medical Center Plaza. The community features amenities such as a barbershop and party space, as well as a beautiful garden and courtyard. The community offers separate transitional memory care and advanced memory care wings to ensure every resident has their unique needs and preferences met. The staff undergoes specific training for caring for individuals with Alzheimer's and related diseases and provide personalized programs for residents. The trained activity directors lead daily activities, such as outside sing along, ice cream socials and exercise classes. Residents can enjoy three well-balanced meals a day featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The team of professional staff is available 24/7 for daily care needs, as well as for housekeeping and laundry.
Visitors praise the excellent food, with one saying, "The people at Courtyard Gardens of Jupiter were so nice and the chef was real nice. It was a nice place. They did have activities and day trips. The food was good. They all knew my mother by name, and they knew me by name. If I came in, they would tell me where she is if she wasn't in her room."
With a busy activities calendar, Cresthaven East provides residents with many ways to spend their days. The staff offers memory care for residents in the early and middle stages of dementia, with specific programming designed to stimulate the mind and the body. Memory care residents live in an area that opens to a central tropical courtyard, providing opportunities to spend time in the Florida sunshine. Pets are welcome to join their owners here, and services are provided in several languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese and Creole in addition to English. Residents dine in the Castle Cafe, a dining room designed to look like a restaurant with meals served by wait staff. If they are hungry between meals, residents can get a snack or drink at any time, and room service is available to those who do not wish to dine in the social setting.
Visitors at this community notice the restaurant-style dining and many amenities. One said, "The staff was also nice, they gave us a tour and showed us every place there. The dining area was nice and set up like a restaurant. They had a salon and a pool."
Discover Village at Boynton Beach offers independent and assisted living as well as memory care on a beautifully landscaped campus that is less than 15 minutes from the beach. Memory care residents can choose from a studio or one-bedroom apartment. They benefit from the SHINE Memory Care program, which approaches memory care using a multi-pronged approach including team member training, dining and neighborhood design. Nationally recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, Discover Village at Boynton Beach provides a “My Story” book for each resident along with a wide variety of activities and sensory experiences daily. The dining experience provides not only nutrition and a variety of cuisines but also an environment that improves participation and awareness.
Family members express appreciation for the community’s cleanliness, calling it "a hotel” and a "very attractive place." Another reviewer points out that it is a "wonderful place."
Close to beautiful beaches and combining the qualities of a luxury resort and the familiarity of a small neighborhood, HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens offers independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and dementia care. Its Life Enrichment program seeks to enhance the strengths, interests and abilities of residents while assisting in areas of need, with staff trained in the latest memory care techniques and treatments on hand 24/7. HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens promotes residents' dignity, health and emotional wellness by offering memory loss programs and classes for residents and family members. It provides locally sourced, nutritious cuisine and coordinates socially engaging outings and interactions. The community offers a fitness room, a butterfly garden, a dog park, a salon and spa, a bistro and even a community bar for residents.
Visitors and reviewers praise HarborChase of Palm Beach for its cleanliness and resort-like atmosphere, with one reviewer saying, "HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens is upscale, clean, brand-new and very nice... I would recommend them. It doesn't feel like a senior living community."
HarborChase of Wellington Crossing is set on picturesque grounds in Wellington Crossing, close to Wellington Regional Medical Center and surrounded by nature reserves and greenery. On-site amenities include spacious lounge areas and a large beautiful garden. The community draws upon the latest research in memory care therapies and techniques to provide residents with person-centered attentive care. The innovative approach helps residents maintain a sense of self by tailoring care to their individual preferences and prior skills. Daily activities include tai chi and day excursions to Palm Beach. Residents enjoy three seasonal chef-prepared meals a day in the intimate dining area. Trained staff are available 24/7 to assist and support residents with their daily needs.
Visitors praise the beautiful community and great staff, with one reviewer saying, "This brand-new facility is impressive. The decor is fabulous, the staff are friendly and the location is ideal for anyone wishing to have their family close to Wellington. There was a fabulous 'game room' with everything from a giant Scrabble board and giant chess to bowling using a Wii."
Memory care residents at Mangrove Bay can enjoy resort-style living with tropical water views. The Riverwalk community's staff members provide personalized services that include 24/7 assistance with daily living activities, housekeeping and laundry services. Daily activities, such as calming movements and brain health and socialization exercises, are tailored to residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Monitored security systems, alarmed entrances and exits and a secured courtyard keep residents safe on the grounds. Restaurant-style dining, supervised outdoor walks and monthly music and entertainment programs give residents lots of opportunities to engage with other community members on a daily basis.
Family members are grateful for finding this community. One says, "Moving my parents into a facility was particularly difficult because my father’s dementia had not progressed as much as my mother’s dementia and he resisted vehemently. During this very difficult period the Mangrove Bay staff was amazingly understanding and patient despite his very angry and obstinate behavior."
Located in a residential neighborhood in Greenacres, Pacifica Senior Living Palm Beach is a pet-friendly memory care and respite care facility offering comprehensive, individualized care. The community is conveniently located close to many amenities, including dining, medical facilities and several parks, and it's easily accessible to Palm Beach. Purposely built for memory care, the community offers cozy and comfortable cottage-style units in a secure campus where residents can wander around safely. Additional amenities include restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and transportation. The staff is trained extensively on the latest memory care techniques, and a wide range of life-enriching activities are offered, such as music therapy, arts and crafts, exercises programs, and scheduled outings. Residents can also take advantage of dementia-specific activities, such as scrapbooks and memory boxes, as well as activities that draw on their past life skills and interests.
The community receives plenty of praise for its layout, plentiful activities and the caring staff who are skilled in redirection. Says one reviewer, "I love that the staff here... are able to provide redirection. They care for the residents here as if they are their own family.” According to another, "The cottages are unique and cozy. They have lots of activities.”
Palms Edge Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in a residential area in the south of Jupiter, close to VA Medical Center and Kindred Hospital The Palm Beaches. Residents can enjoy the beautiful weather in the secure courtyard or relax with new friends in the lounge area. The community also features keypad entries and security cameras to ensure resident safety. The memory care neighborhood is designed to give residents a feeling of familiarity and comfort in a secure environment, while still promoting as much independence as possible. The compassionate staff are trained in caring for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia and are available 24/7 to assist residents. A range of daily activities is offered that aims to keep minds active and memories sharp.
Visitors appreciate the kind staff, with one saying, "My mother is clean and cared for, staff is friendly and gets to know both the residents and their families. The facility director and nursing director are both very knowledgeable and accessible to the residents and families. I'm very thankful that we found Palms Edge to care for my mother as her health is declining."
Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches is nestled between golf courses and Lake Mangonia in West Palm Beach. It is conveniently located close to a range of medical facilities including St Mary's Medical Center. The community has a cozy memory care cottage that provides a secure home-like environment so residents can stay safe while maintaining independence. Residents receive a personalized memory care program that takes into account individual needs and preferences. Daily activities designed to slow down the memory loss process include physical exercises such as yoga and cognitive exercises such as bingo and brain games. An emergency response system and care staff available 24/7 ensure residents feel at ease. The in-house culinary team prepares fresh homemade meals three times a day for residents to enjoy in the restaurant-style dining room.
Family members praise the high quality care, with one reviewer saying, "To my surprise, he loves it there. He has made friends and is much happier than he ever was at home. I feel so much better. Congrats to the staff at SCPB's for making my Dad's experience outstanding. I highly recommend this community to anyone who is looking for a safe, quality place."
Surrounded by palm trees, with paved walking paths and areas for eating or relaxing with friends, Capstone at Royal Palm offers state-of-the-art amenities in a modern, light-filled space. GENERATIONS Memory care residents can choose from studio apartments with two different layouts or two-bedrooms in a choice of four. Programs are designed to immerse residents in their environment and include intergenerational programming as well as building displays of life stories. Capstone at Royal Palm’s Never Stop Exploring program connects residents with the local community and their Culinary Creations explores favorite recipes from the past. Additional therapies such as music, art and pet therapy help with residents’ emotional well-being, and other amenities include weekly housekeeping, linen service and an on-site beauty salon. Family members also benefit from regular dementia education classes and support groups.
Reviewers rave about the beautiful design and attentive staff. As one family member notes, "My mother and I saw her apartment today, and was taken aback about the size of the rooms.” Another makes note of "the sleek and vibrant” community.” Still others point out that "the staff is always kind, inviting, and excited.”
The Carlisle Palm Beach provides award-winning senior memory care services that help its residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's find more connection and joy in their lives. Its Embrace Memory Care program engages residents with activities that encourage interaction with their surroundings and promotes more choice and independence in their day-to-day lives. Trained staff members assist residents with all aspects of daily living, medication reminders, laundry services and housekeeping. Nutritious meals that are designed to promote optimal resident wellness are served in the communal dining room daily, and scheduled transportation to local doctor's appointments and shopping venues is provided.
Family members praise this community. One says, "We've been very pleased with Carlisle Palm Beach; mother is extremely happy. We have no complaints whatsoever. Their staff is excellent and the place itself is top-notch. They have all the standard activities for the residents. They have been on top of everything."
YourLife™ of Palm Beach Gardens offers assisted living, independent living and memory care services. The community's caregivers strive to instill meaning and purpose into seniors' lives while managing their dementia symptoms. With comprehensive profiles about residents' life stories, abilities and care needs, the memory care program creates care plans designed to support their independence. Caregivers offer gentle reminders with daily living tasks, including helping residents with campus navigation. Licensed nurses manage residents' medications, keeping them up-to-date with potentially lifesaving drugs. Trained personal care specialists provide help with bathing, grooming, dressing and other tasks, remaining on staff 24/7 to handle residents' requests around-the-clock. To manage symptoms of dementia, YourLife™ of Palm Beach Gardens offers pet, art and music therapy.
Family members love the kind, caring and warmhearted caregivers. One reviewer says, "YourLife of Palm Beach Gardens was the most wonderful place anybody could ever want to be in. My husband got the very best care that he could ever get. ... They treated him as if he was the only person in the entire place and they were absolutely wonderful."