Memory Support

For that time in life when memory, communications and the habits and activities of everyday life become burdensome to individuals of present concerns to families, Ascension Living is the choice. Our Memory Support communities provide compassionate care for our residents, and comfort for their families.

Specialized, sensitive care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia

If the time comes, and the difficult decision is made to find a community, with experts and professionals that specialize in providing memory support, Ascension Living is the preeminent choice. Leveraging local expertise, and our national network of ideas, innovators and experience, Ascension Living memory care communities provide a secure, comforting and supportive environment tuned to the needs of our residents. Our programs serve individuals with different strengths as well as the various challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

Some of our communities are dedicated only to those who need memory support, while other communities have memory support neighborhoods within their long-term care units. Our care partners have advanced training that enables them to respond appropriately to residents’ unique physical, emotional, social and sensory needs.

We subscribe to a philosophy of personalized care, which emphasizes each person’s quality of life, dignity and comfort. It also promotes a continuity of care among team members a resident sees each day, which helps foster an environment of trust and familiarity. Residents are in control of their days, choosing which services they want and when they wish for them to be delivered. And we encourage families to participate in our approach to their loved one’s care. 

Within all of our memory support communities you find a variety of services and amenities such as:

 

Services:

  • Nursing staff on duty 24/7
  • Personalized care plans
  • Medication monitoring
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Scheduled transportation

 
Amenities:

  • Family-style dining of three delicious, nutritious meals daily, plus snacks
  • 24/7 emergency alert system
  • Private rooms
  • Life enrichment activities
  • Barbershop/salon
  • How is memory support different from assisted living?
    Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. Our communities work with individuals, family members and care partners, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduces confusion and provides complete security around the clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, we enable pleasant and peaceful days.
  • What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

    Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.

Memory Support Communities
Ascension Living Memory Support Communities provides compassionate, personalized care in a safe, secure security setting, with respect for human dignity and attention to the considerations of loving families.

Learn more about Ascension Living communities and services

We’ve only begun to tell you our communities, services and residents’ stories. There’s much more to Ascension Living, and what you and your family may want to understand about:

  • Our residences and accommodations
  • Our inclusive and innovative culture
  • Our local community presence and national network leverage
  • Our professional, compassionate, devoted caregivers