Skilled Memory Care

Skilled Memory Care at Garden View Care Center

Memory Care

As we age, our bodies undergo several changes, not excluding our brains. Forgetfulness is common, but other memory problems can be caused by medical conditions or diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Many facilities that label themselves for memory care are free-standing and independently operated, but won’t be able to accommodate increasing care needs without moving the individual. At Garden View Care Center, we have special units within our nursing home, allowing residents to age in place as their memory care needs progress, even if they are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

With over 35 years of experience in memory care, each of our three skilled nursing locations is fully-trained and equipped to care for our residents. We ensure your loved one is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

If you have a loved one showing signs of memory loss, call us or submit our form below to schedule a tour or in-home evaluation, and we will determine the proper level of care needed.

Memory Care facility

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is not a medically-defined term, but typically one used in facilities that are not licensed for dementia care. When used within the realm of long-term care, memory care refers to specialized settings offering specialized, stepped-up services for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

When you choose Garden View Care Center, the care provided evolves with the needs of the individual, allowing the resident to age in place comfortably.

Early Signs of Memory Loss

Memory loss can present itself in many different ways. While an actual diagnosis will require a medical evaluation, there are some signs that may present early in those with memory problems.

  • Speech difficulties: Finding the right word is difficult, as is recalling names of people or items; forgetting what they said and repeating themselves.
  • Everyday living skills hampered: Losing their way on familiar routes, making mistakes with their finances, leaving the stove on.
  • Misplacing items: Losing objects and being unable to retrace steps to find them, or placing an item in an odd place, like the car keys in the freezer.
  • Mood swings or agitation: Inconsistencies with behaviors; being happy then sad for no apparent reason; exhibiting agitation in certain locations.
  • Poor hygiene: Bathing occurs less as does other simple personal hygiene routines.
  • Poor judgment: Losing the normal societal etiquette filters, wearing wrong clothes for the current weather conditions.
  • Wandering: Repeatedly walking off aimlessly and/or becoming lost.

If you suspect your loved one may have dementia or Alzheimer’s, or has already received a diagnosis, visit our care pages to learn more:

Dementia Care Alzheimer’s Care

Contact Us & Schedule a Tour

For more questions regarding memory loss and the care offered at Garden View Care Center, give us a call, or submit our contact form below.

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"Although my sister has only been at Garden View for about a month, we have been impressed with the facility and her care. The O'Fallon location is located in a park-like setting. The family area with the finches bird cage is comfortable and there are many activities available to the residents. The staff is friendly and kind. The resident rooms are larger than other facilities I visited plus they work to make a new resident feel at home allowing personal items to come such as TV and lamp. The family is happy with the decision we made to have my sister at Garden View." 

- Veronica B

“I have been at GVCC of Chesterfield for almost a year and I absolutely love this community. It is on 12 acres, set far back from the road, it looks like it was placed in the middle of a park! The staff here have so much longevity and care in their hearts! The maintenance director can tell you a residents favorite snack or channel to watch on TV and the Chef makes personalized omelets for the residents for breakfast! This is a great, small community in Chesterfield!”

– Jodi L.

“I worked at Garden View in Chesterfield as a Receptionist from August of 2020 to May of 2021. I will say it was the less stressful job I ever had. The moment you walk in you will be amazed with the cleanliness and the beautiful art work hanging on the walls. It is a very peaceful community where people truly care about one another. I will miss the smiles of the Residents and the welcoming smiling faces of all the employees. I will miss every department I had a chance to work with. If you want a great place to work this will be the place. If you are looking for a great retirement home to place a love one in this would be the place. The nurses truly care about the Residents and go above and beyond to make sure they are taken care of.”

- Angela U.

“My 92 year old mom had been living at an assisted living community that promised us the moon and the stars and failed to deliver. Once we realized our mom wasn’t getting the care or attention she deserved my sisters and I decided to begin our search. A friend of our family had recommended Garden View Care Center of Chesterfield after her dad had such great care in the memory care area and we are so thankful every day that she told us about Garden View! We were so afraid

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“My mom-in-law is here for rehab following a fall. I can't say enough great things about the staff. Everyone is so helpful and really seem to care. They even keep her hair in a cute style and keep her clean and looking nice; this with every random time of the day visit we have made since her admission so we know it's consistent. This is a beautiful facility; very clean and no unpleasant odor anywhere we've wandered and she really likes the food, saying it's delicious. Unfortunately my mother-in-law may have to become a long-term resident but on the plus side, she'a already in a place that we approve of and making friends.”

- James B.

“I visited this facility. My father was in a horrible, neglectful nursing home before he was transferred to Garden View. He is doing so much better now. He is walking better, eating better, more content. No place is perfect, but they really try here. The management does not tolerate poor care, and that makes all the difference in the world. The physical environment is well maintained and clean. They have activities for the residents. My father is safe now.”

- Ronley