Memory care tailored to the individual.
Just as each memory is varied and unique, John Knox Village’s approach to memory care is personalized to fit each person’s needs. A wide variety of private and semiprivate rooms at both the assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care, along with teams of compassionate caregivers who specialize in dementia care, create safe and engaging environments to help those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia thrive. We create activities and programs that are meaningful, with plenty of spaces to participate and develop a true sense of belonging.
To find out if memory care at either Village Assisted Living Memory Care, or the Village Care Center’s memory care units, John Knox Village is right for you or a loved one, fill out our contact form or call us at 816-892-4307.
“Whatever care we need during our lifetime is all here at John Knox Village; that was the main thing we were looking for.”
— Ann Orr, John Knox Village resident
Options to suit every need.
People with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory problems deserve respectful, thoughtful, impactful care in memory care facilities designed to empower their journey at every turn.
Village Assisted Living – Memory Care
Two levels of care in a comfortable, secure environment for those with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia — providing purpose and encouragement in three memory care neighborhoods. Drawing on each resident’s experiences, taking the time to know their preferences, their family and friends, our staff creates a more person-centered, dignified approach to care.
Village Care Center – Memory Care
If additional skilled nursing care is needed for those with mid- to late-stage Alzheimer’s, the Village Care Center’s memory care neighborhood meets the needs of patients with compassionate and highly specialized care.
Memory Care Services and Amenities at Village Assisted Living
- 24-hour nursing care through professional staff trained to provide specialized memory care
- Private and semiprivate rooms
- Personalized assistance, including bathing, dressing, dining, medication supervision and other daily living assistance, as needed
- Three delicious, nutritious meals, plus a snack each day
- Secured entrances
- Outdoor courtyards
- Beauty and barber salon
- Laundry services
Village Assisted Living Memory Care Apartment Floor Plans
Memory Care FAQ
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), 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. While dementia is not a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can (and do) get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
How does memory care differ from traditional assisted living?
Care provided in the Village Assisted Living Memory Care community — from dining, to staffing, to activities — is designed around the unique needs of memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand-in-hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes purpose and celebrates accomplishments. If additional skilled nursing care is needed, the Village Care Center meets the needs of these patients with compassion and highly specialized care.
Is the staffing different?
Yes. Staff members are specially trained in person-centered memory care. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families.