Memory Care

Female resident reading a book in the living room.

McKnight Place provides a person-centered approach that’s designed to help Memory Care residents feel a sense of belonging and purpose, while still preserving their identity and individuality. Our memory care residents live in a safe and secure apartment-like environment surrounded by their peers and nurturing staff members. They will also participate in daily, research-based skill building activities, while also enjoying hobbies and pursuing their passions.

What is Memory Care?

Where Assisted Living is for older adults who are relatively independent, Memory Care is a specialized level of care services for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Memory care communities feature safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the health of the residents. Staff are specially trained to provide the quality care needed for seniors with memory impairment. In addition, residents will participate in programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents work on their cognitive abilities.

Is this senior living option right for me/my family?

Deciding when to consider memory care is a very personal decision. Everyone’s situation is different. People experience dementia and memory loss in different ways, which can make it difficult to know when the time is right to consider moving into a senior living community. But, there are a few things you should think through if you’re considering this type of senior care center for yourself or a loved one.

Caring for an aging loved one isn’t always easy, and it can be especially challenging when they have a condition that progresses over time. If a family member is forgetting personal hygiene like bathing, changing clothes, or taking their medication, or if they lose interest in activities they used to enjoy, or they seem withdrawn and don’t want to socialize with friends, and if you are worried about their safety, It’s time to consider a memory care facility. McKnight Place’s memory care program in Saint Louis can provide a great amount of relief and support for caregivers and their loved ones.

Read more about a caregiver’s guide to Alzheimer’s.

If this type of long-term care is not right for you or loved one, perhaps an independent living or other type of nursing home within our network of senior living communities is the correct fit.

What is McKnight Place’s approach?

We are committed to person-centered care and focus on dedicated dementia and Alzheimer’s care for residents of all cognitive abilities in Missouri. We get to know our residents and their families so we can develop a personal plan to best address every need.

McKnight Place Memory Care’s Forget-Me-Not care program focuses on the interests and abilities of each resident. Our practices are built on knowing resident’s strengths and customizing an active dementia care program accordingly. We empower residents and enable them to have the highest quality of life through social interaction, daily activities, wellness events, and special trips, or any one of our many engaging, therapeutic activities.

Learn more about life at McKnight Place.

How much does memory care cost?

The pricing for memory care homes cover daily skilled nursing care, apartment living, social activities, meals and so much more, but it can vary depending on size of floor plan, amount of assistance needed, and more. Because our residents are unique individuals, we work together with their families and healthcare providers to design a personalized care plan. McKnight Place in the St. Louis area offers Predictable Pricing.

For questions about financial planning, Medicare, and more, go here.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s

Tips for Supporting Someone with Dementia

Become an Alzheimer’s Awareness Advocate

Adapting Activities for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

If you and your family are considering a move to a memory care community, We’re here to help you understand all of your options so you make the decision that’s best for you and your family. Contact us to talk to a Leasing Counselor.

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