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I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Mansfield, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

Overall, our team:

  • Spent over 20 hours researching memory care facilities in Mansfield
  • Read more than 70 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 5 representatives from local communities

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

Memory care in Mansfield, Ohio

Brethren Care Village

  • Resident Capacity: 138
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Townhomes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: $2,303 for Memory Care, $4,260 for Assisted Living, $5,910 for Memory Care

Brethren Care Village is a pet-friendly senior living community based on Christian values. Specially trained caregivers assist residents with activities of daily living, and a licensed nurse supervises care and medication management. The community’s Bradford Houses are secure memory care cottages with enclosed courtyards and fenced gardens that allow residents to enjoy outdoor activities. Each cottage has a family-style dining room table, and residents can help prepare meals in the kitchen. Amenities include cable television, Wi-Fi service and transportation to medical appointments and social events. Comfortable, spacious lounges and common areas are designed to encourage socialization, and activities are tailored to residents’ individual interests and abilities. Residents also have access to a library, beauty salon and on-site physical and occupational therapy.

What Residents Are Saying
Residents praise Brethren Care Village’s caregivers, amenities and dining options. “They had a library, salon, and a lot of activities,” reports one former resident. “The staff was very nice … you got to choose from a menu of more than one thing, so you could find something you really wanted to eat. The food was cooked very well.”

Reviews: 4.29 out of 5 stars, 30 reviews
Phone: (419) 289-1585
Address: 2140 Center St., Ashland, OH 44805
Web: https://brethrencarevillage.org/

Brookdale Wooster

  • Resident Capacity: Not Listed
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Memory Care: $2,795, Assisted Living: $800

Brookdale Wooster provides assisted living and memory care in a nurturing and homelike environment. Memory care residents participate in the community’s signature Clare Bridge program, which provides six planned programs each day that include sensory experiences, music and aromatherapy, helping seniors maintain their existing skills and cognitive abilities. An emergency response system in each room provides additional safety and peace of mind. The serene campus features walking paths, gardens and a courtyard for outdoor enjoyment. Indoor common areas, a living room with fireplace, dining room, ice cream parlor and bistro, are the setting for daily activities such as art classes, dancing and games. A customized care plan is designed to meet each senior’s unique needs, and caregivers are available 24/7 to assist residents with their medication, bathing, dressing and mobility needs. Brookdale Wooster is a pet-friendly community.

What Residents Are Saying 
Reviewers mention the community’s homelike environment and the friendliness of the staff. One five-star review says, “It’s very beautiful, it’s very clean, it smells good, it’s modern, and it’s very homelike. The staff is very friendly, and they clearly care about their residents.”

Reviews: 4.21 out of 5 stars; 31 reviews
Phone: (330) 262-1615
Address: 1615 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Web: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-wooster.html?cid=yext

Danbury Senior Living Wooster

  • Resident Capacity: 46
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Townhomes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $6,130 for Memory Care, $3,635 for Assisted Living, $3,635 for Independent Living

Danbury Senior Living Wooster is situated near historic downtown Wooster, just a few minutes away from retail shopping and restaurants. It offers residents a holistic memory care program and various assisted and independent living options. Each pet-friendly apartment includes a kitchenette, safety grab bars, patio and an emergency call system. Nursing staff and trained caregivers are available at all hours to assist seniors with daily needs and health checks. Residents can socialize with peers, family and friends in the fireplace lounge and on the outdoor patio, and they can head to the dining room for meals. Activities, such as card games, exercise classes and day trips, keep seniors engaged and fit. Other amenities include weekly housekeeping and laundry services, in addition to transportation to and from shopping and medical appointments.

What Residents Are Saying
The community draws praise for its wide-ranging schedule of activities and its friendly staff. “[Danbury] was beautiful and the people there were very nice,” reports one visitor. “They have a very good calendar of events. They have musical entertainment, sewing and crafts, Bingo, and day trips to different places. They serve three meals a day plus snacks. They have exercise every day, massages, and a beauty shop.”

Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars, 36 reviews
Phone: (330) 264-0355
Address: 939 Portage Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Web: https://www.danburyseniorliving.com/places/wooster-danbury

Kingston Residence of Marion

  • Resident Capacity: 146
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Condos, Townhomes, Detached Homes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $1,550 for Memory Care, $1,550 for Assisted Living

Kingston Residence of Marion is a senior living community offering exceptional security and trained staff for residents in need of specialized memory care. Private apartments are easy to navigate and feature a walk-in shower and a 24-hour emergency response system for peace of mind. Following the GEMS model, residents are provided personalized memory care plans customized to their specific stage of memory loss, allowing intimate companionship and one-on-one care between staff and residents. Daily activities and hands-on tasks are designed to create positive mental experiences, including those that teach new skills, such as tending the community gardens or making bread for that day’s lunch. Therapeutic moments, such as aromatherapy sessions, meditation and sensory stimulation through music and craft programs, are numerous throughout the day. Additionally, the Linked Senior computer program offers online activities for socialization and continued mental stimulation.

What Residents Are Saying
Residents and their families offer high praise for the friendly caregivers and their compassionate, personable care. One family member says, “It’s a huge relief to know that your loved one is taken care of because the staff at Kingston treats everyone (residents and family members) like they are family.”

Reviews: 4.30 out of 5 stars; 20 reviews
Phone: (740) 692-7374
Address: 464 James Way, Marion, OH 43302
Web: https://kingstonhealthcare.com/communities/kingston-residence-of-marion/

The Inn at Ashland Woods

  • Resident Capacity: Not Listed
  • Room Types: Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Not Listed

The Inn at Ashland Woods provides a safe living environment with a warm and cozy atmosphere that makes residents with memory loss feel at home. Professional caregivers are on-site 24/7 to assist residents with individualized personal care to meet their specific needs. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services are provided. Residents can enjoy each other’s company in the beautifully decorated common areas or get some fresh air in the lush courtyard while watching the waterfall. Activities and programs that enhance brain function, mobility, independence and quality of life include exercise classes, music, church services, movie nights, a whirlpool spa and group outings. Three gourmet meals are served daily in a restaurant-style setting.

What Residents Are Saying
Reviewers praise caring staff and excellent meals. One relative says, “My dad has been living at Ashland Woods for a few months and loves it. He loves the food… and the friends he has made. Everyone from management to the wonderful caregivers are awesome. We toured many places and [are] glad we made the decision to move my dad to Ashland Woods.”

Reviews: 4.44 out of 5 stars; 7 reviews
Phone: (419) 289-4700
Address: 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH 44805
Web: https://www.innatashlandwoods.com/

Brookdale Mount Vernon

  • Resident Capacity: 110
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Not Listed

Located 30 miles south of Mansfield, Brookdale Mount Vernon offers memory care and assisted living. The community is located in a quiet, country setting with proximity to dining, shopping, medical facilities and the Knox Woods State Nature Preserve. On-site, seniors have a choice of pet-friendly floor plans with private baths and kitchenettes, and they can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor common areas within the 7-acre campus. Services, such as meals, housekeeping, transportation and delivery of personal goods, are included. The community offers 24/7 care by staff specially trained to care for seniors with cognitive challenges. Their signature Clare Bridge memory care program offers residents six dementia-friendly activities daily, including physical fitness and a virtual travel program, designed to help them use their current skills and maintain their abilities.

What Residents Are Saying
Family members appreciate the community’s cleanliness and the caring staff. According to one reviewer, “The care is … outstanding … with the great staff that are always attentive and caring. The community is clean and maintained. The menu is nice with a good variety.” Adds another reviewer, “The staff is good, they are taking good care of her, and her needs. The community is well-kept.”

Reviews: 4.46 out of 5 stars; 30 reviews
Phone: (740) 206-8265
Address: 1615 Yauger Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Web: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-mount-vernon.html

Arbors at Mifflin

  • Resident Capacity: 99
  • Room Types: Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Not Listed

Located about 5 miles away from downtown Mansfield, Arbors at Mifflin is situated in a peaceful, friendly community with easy access to the Fairfield Medical Center. An experienced, attentive staff creates a personalized care program for each resident, and assistance with daily tasks is provided. Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders live in a safe and secure unit; they can enjoy the outdoors in the center’s gated courtyards and gardens, which encourage social interaction and help prevent wandering. Seniors also have access to therapeutic treatments, rehabilitation gyms and cognitively enhancing activities that can help slow down the progress of dementia. Retirees are served three gourmet meals per day in a restaurant-style dining room; other amenities include in-room phones, cable TV, Wi-Fi and on-site religious services.

What Residents Are Saying
Residents often praise the community’s considerate staff, welcoming environment and high quality of care. “Arbors at Mifflin has been a very nice facility overall and the majority of the staff has been kind and caring,” one resident reports. “[T]hey have shown concern for the well-being of their residents. … I would highly recommend this facility to anyone.”

Reviews: 4.45 out of 5 stars; 31 reviews
Phone: (419) 589-7611
Address: 1600 Crider Rd., Mansfield, OH 44903
Web: https://arborsatmifflin.com/

Crestwood Care Center

  • Resident Capacity: 130
  • Room Types: Studios, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
  • Base Pricing: NA

Crestwood Care Center is located in Shelby, 25 minutes from Mansfield. It is next door to OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and close to a number of other health care facilities. Residents can enjoy three chef-prepared meals per day in the restaurant-style dining room or enjoy a relaxed snack in the bistro. The community is secure and easy to navigate for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Caregivers are trained in Alzheimer care and are available 24/7 to support residents with everyday tasks, as well as to carry out housekeeping and laundry. The memory care program, which takes a person-centered approach, tailors care and activities to each residents’ unique needs and interests. As well as personalized therapy sessions, residents can also take part in a range of engaging activities.

What Residents Are Saying
Visitors appreciate the calming atmosphere, with one saying, “Crestwood Care Center is a very soothing place. The facility is very clean and everything was nice and calm. They have a very big area with beautiful birds. They had beautiful music playing all the time. They really took good care of the residents there.”

Reviews: 2.06 out of 5 stars; 22 reviews
Phone: (419) 347-1266
Address: 225 W. Main St., Shelby, OH 44875
Web: https://www.communicarehealth.com/facility/crestwood-care-center/

Crystal Care Center of Ashland

  • Resident Capacity: 72
  • Room Types: Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Memory Care: $4,410

Crystal Care Center of Ashland provides a homelike environment for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Skilled rehabilitation experts develop a personalized care plan for each senior that includes medication management, skilled nursing and mental health services. Activities such as painting, music, exercise and bingo keep residents physically active and promote cognitive stimulation. Seniors also participate in local community events by packing snack bags for food pantries and school lunch programs. Activities such as dog shows, trick-or-treating, and holiday celebrations encourage residents to be socially interactive. There are three meals daily served in the dining room, prepared to meet each senior’s nutritional needs and restrictions. Additional care options offered on-site include dentistry, podiatry, optometry and beautician services, with transportation provided to other necessary appointments. The trained staff also offers therapy, colostomy care, tube feeding and wound care management.

What Residents Are Saying 
Family members frequently mention the level of care provided by the staff. “The staff took wonderful care of my loved one and always called me to keep me informed,” writes one relative of a resident. “They truly care about the well-being of their residents.”

Reviews: 3.20 out of 5 stars; 40 reviews
Phone: (419) 281-9595
Address: 1251 E. Main St., Ashland, OH 44805
Web: https://www.embassyhealthcare.net/embassy-location/crystal-care-center-of-ashland/