Three Levels of Memory Care

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 community isn’t just safe and secure. Here, you’ll find a residential environment with a living room with cozy seating for visiting with family and friends, all the assistance you need and the best in Memory Care services.

Beyond our vast experience, our associates receive specialized training and certifications, including the Certified Dementia Practitioner program to back up our award-winning service. We always focus on what you can do, never on what you cannot. Also, we recognize that memory loss is never black and white, but rather a gradual process with many shades of grey. That’s why we provide three levels of memory care, The Veranda, The Terrace and The Gardens, so our residents always get the attention they need even as their needs change.

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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.

The Veranda – Because memory loss is a gradual process, we offer three neighborhoods so everyone feels right at home.

For individuals just beginning to experience issues related to memory loss, The Veranda offers assisted living in a dedicated, secured neighborhood along with specialized classes, programs and activities designed to slow the progression of memory loss. Residents benefit from highly trained caregivers, a customized care plan and pay for only those services they want or need.

The Terrace – Our traditional memory care neighborhood offers unsurpassed peace of mind.

The Terrace caters to those living with moderate memory care issues. Like The Veranda, it is a safe, secure environment with outstanding programming and customized care. Caregivers here have received specialized training in memory care, equipping them with the knowledge and tools it takes to effectively tailor care, classes and programs to bring out the best in every individual they serve.

The Gardens – Our advanced memory care neighborhood with a predictable all-inclusive rate.

The Gardens specializes in assisting those who have more advanced memory care issues. In addition to offering all the specialized care and services residents with advanced memory care issues need, The Gardens also offers a predictable all-inclusive rate with no tier charges. We have a long track record of delivering on our promises and a solid management team that has worked together for many, many years. You can count on us because we can count on each other. Our experienced, trained caregivers are Certified Dementia Practitioners, enhancing our culture of service.

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 Thrive Dining™, those same choices come in attractively served, bite-size portions to make meal times even more enjoyable. Our Pantry Program even provides residents personal space to store favorite items like mint Milano cookies or tomato bisque, so comfort foods are always close at hand.

Thrive Programming – Grow and Connect in Meaningful Ways

We pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of The Veranda, The Terrace and The Gardens to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, 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, Tai Chi and Heath & Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Our physical fitness programs are tailored to residents’ 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 Aboriginal Dot Painting, Beginning Crochet, Intro to Internet & Email, Mandalas and Meditation, and Music Appreciation to name a few. These are but a few of the approaches we use to help residents 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 and a leader who is engaged in the present moment. Specially trained and certified Nayas communicate through validation rather than correction to show understanding and support. We know that behaviors are a response to an unmet need. From this thoughtful foundation, we cultivate a sense of well-being and connection.

We partnered with the National Council of Dementia Practitioners to train our Nayas how to incorporate residents in the rhythms of daily living. Together, they work side-by-side cooking, cleaning, preparing and serving home style meals, and anything else that evokes a sense of purpose.

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.

  • Intimate, friendly, neighborhood setting
  • Private and semiprivate suites
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Daily trash removal
  • Complete apartment maintenance
  • All utilities except cable TV and phone services
  • 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
  • Personal pantry program for each residents’ favorite foods
  • Dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University classes designed for residents with memory care needs
  • Structured and spontaneous activities specifically tailored to each resident
  • Extraordinary outings that you would never expect in a memory care community
  • Homelike environment with resident photographs, keepsakes and family histories
  • Family communications center
  • Ongoing communication with primary care physician, other healthcare professionals and family members
  • WanderGuard® Departure Alert System
  • Move-in coordination

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]