Memory Care at The Gardens

We know how challenging it can be to find the right residence for a loved one who needs Memory Care. We’ve created a safe, positive, residential environment with the best in Memory Care services. Our associates don’t just provide all the assistance residents need, but they’re trained to bring joy and a sense of family to each and every moment by staying focused on what individuals can do, never what they cannot. If you have any questions regarding Memory Care, give us a call. We pride ourselves on providing the information and answers families need to make the right decision.

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Nurturing Environment – Days Filled with the Things You Look Forward to and Enjoy

We create “like home” Memory Care neighborhoods that are comfortable and familiar. Our residents are surrounded by wonderful aromas from delicious meals, music, laughter, family members, fresh flowers, natural light, children, pets, the changing of the seasons and reminders of things to look forward to today, tomorrow and beyond. We fill the days with favorite pastimes and make sure to create plenty of meaningful moments.

Dining for the Soul – Favorite Foods with Good Friends

Beyond nutritious and delicious, meals are times to gather, connect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Old favorites and interesting new delights are always on the menu, and with Gourmet Bites, those same choices come in attractively served, bite-size portions to make meal times even more enjoyable. Our Pantry Program even provides individuals with personal space to store favorite items like mint Milano cookies or tomato bisque, so comfort foods are always close at hand.

Engaging Programming – Grow and Connect in Meaningful Ways

We pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for individuals to learn, grow and connect with each other, their families and our associates. We use a wide variety of approaches, depending on the individual, the hour and the day. Expressive Arts uses music, art and movement to tap into all forms of creativity for an alternative form of communication beyond words. We skillfully address Physical Wellness with traditional fitness classes, to innovative offerings such as Chair Yoga, Balance & Agility and Walking Club. Our physical fitness programs are tailored to the individual’s abilities, preferences and needs. We utilize Life Histories to celebrate past occupations, preferred hobbies and treasured talents. Through Watermark University, we encourage residents, associates, family members and local experts to share their interests in classes like Creative Arts, Bible Study, News & Current Events and Pet Therapy, to name a few. These are only a few of the approaches we use to help individuals thrive, one joyful moment at a time.

Meet the Nayas – Guidance, Care and Connections

Here, the art of caregiving goes beyond the traditional title, so we call our caregivers Nayas, a word originating from the ancient language of Sanskrit. A Naya is a guide, person of wisdom, conductor and leader who is engaged in the present moment. Specially trained and certified Nayas communicate through validation rather than correction to show understanding and support. Nayas know that behaviors are a response to an unmet need. From this thoughtful foundation, we cultivate a sense of well-being and connection.

We’ve partnered with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners to train our Nayas how to incorporate residents in the rhythms of daily living. Together, residents and Nayas work side-by-side cooking, cleaning, preparing and serving homestyle meals, and doing anything else that evokes a sense of joy and purpose throughout the day.

Extraordinary Outings – Experiences that Make a Difference

Our group trips shatter the expectations of what’s possible. Our residents, associates, families and volunteers work together to plan safe, adapted outings to ensure our residents thrive. Recent examples from Watermark communities coast to coast include fishing trips, a day at the beach, a train trip to New York City and even an overnight camping excursion. 

  • Choice of spacious, private or shared studio residences
  • Housekeeping, linen and laundry services
  • Complete apartment maintenance services
  • 24-hour staffing with specially trained memory care experts with certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP)
  • Three nutritious, well-balanced, family-style meals where families and friends are welcome
  • Healthy and delicious snacks available at all times
  • Access to Gourmet Bites, restoring the joy of dining for individuals living with physical, neuromuscular and cognitive changes
  • Pantry Program for each resident’s favorite foods
  • Dynamic calendar of Watermark University classes designed for individuals with Memory Care needs
  • Structured and spontaneous programs specifically tailored to each resident
  • Extraordinary Outings that you would never expect in a Memory Care community
  • Homelike environment with personal photographs, keepsakes and family histories
  • Family communications center
  • Outdoor patio areas