Memory Care

Longhouse Memory Care Households specialize in serving seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. The trained staff, knowledgeable nurses, daily routines, and tranquil household environment appeal to families and seniors who desire a more thoughtful choice for their loved one. The unique features of Longhouse include:

  • Small household lifestyle that is especially attractive to seniors with dementia
  • Certified staff trained in the Validation method for behavioral management.
  • Overnight, awake staff for attentive, gracious care at any hour
  • Secure, controlled egress property with unrestricted access to the outdoors and garden
  • Special activity programming and a household design that caters to residents with dementia.
  • Easy access to nature

What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a single disease; it’s an overall term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Disorders grouped under the general term “dementia” are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, severe enough to impair daily life and independent function. They also affect behavior, feelings and relationships.

Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs because of microscopic bleeding and blood vessel blockage in the brain, is the second most common cause of dementia. Those who experience the brain changes of multiple types of dementia simultaneously have mixed dementia. There are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.

The Staff Make All the Difference

Longhouse Memory Care Households staff have specialized training in Alzheimer's and dementia, and experience to match. They are selected based on their ability to provide excellent service to seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Learn More About Alzheimer's and Dementia

If you or a family member is facing Alzheimer's and dementia, we recommend that you learn more it at the Alzheimer's Association.