Caring for a loved one with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? You’re not alone. At Glencroft, we’re here to help. Offering care and support for every stage of memory loss, including mild, moderate and advanced, we treat each of our memory care residents as family. This is memory care you can count on.

At Glencroft, we understand what it means to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We know what you’re going through, and we want you to know we are here for both you and your loved one. We also know you want the very best memory care for your loved one, so let’s start there.

As you begin your search for memory care in and around Glendale, AZ, there are some things you should know to help find the community and services that are right for your loved one and your family. In senior health care, Alzheimer’s or dementia care is often simply referred to as “memory care.” In our experience working with families, they often think that every form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. That’s not the case. While Alzheimer’s is the leading form of age-related dementia, it is only one of many different types of age-related dementias. Memory care facilities like ours address most, if not all, forms of dementia.

Regardless of the type of memory loss your loved one is experiencing, we are here to help. Memory care at our senior living community offers support and care services for a wide range of memory issues caused by cognitive decline; we also care for people in every stage of the disease, including mild, moderate and severe. Offering several levels of care, we meet residents where they are and are able to accompany them on the journey.

What Level of Care Does Your Loved One Need?

At Glencroft, we want to provide the most appropriate level of care for your loved one to ensure their safety and well-being, as well as their happiness. Prior to moving into our care facility in Glendale, we will conduct a thorough physical and cognitive exam to determine which level of care is right for them.

The following is a simplified look at the stages of memory loss to give you an idea of where your loved one is right now.

At this stage, the cognitive decline of your loved one becomes obvious. You may see such signs as forgetfulness; inability to keep up with household tasks or paying bills; trouble concentrating; difficulty with simple math, like balancing a checkbook; and poor short-term memory. Your loved one may become aware that they are having problems but may be in denial about their symptoms. They may be embarrassed or scared. It’s important at this time to get involved. You may have to take over driving responsibilities, help with daily tasks, and help with their care. Most importantly, keep your loved one engaged and feeling connected, supported and loved.
At this stage, your loved one will need full-time help with daily activities, such as bathing and dressing. They may not know the time or the date. They may not know their address, where they live, or where they are (this is when wandering can become dangerous). Their short-term memory is mostly gone.
In advanced or late-stage dementia, your loved one will need constant supervision and professional care. They may not be able to remember names, have difficulty speaking, be confused by their surroundings, and experience emotional and behavioral changes. As the memory decline progresses, they will lose the ability to speak and communicate, and will need help with walking. At this point, around-the-clock care is needed.

Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Memory Care

At Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, our memory care programs are designed for mild to moderate to advanced dementia patients with varying degrees of clinical complexity and ambulatory ability – those who are able to walk need secure surroundings to prevent wandering.

For those with mild to moderate memory loss, we offer dementia care in assisted living environments with minimal clinical care. These secure environments offer safety as well as common areas for gathering with family and friends.

For those in advanced stages of cognitive decline, we offer care in our skilled nursing center. This allows us to deliver more complex clinical 24-hour skilled nursing care. We offer private and shared room options.*

We invite you to take a closer look at our memory care facilities.

*Based on availability

ZoeLife for Memory Care Residents

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At Glencroft, residents benefit from our signature program, ZoeLife. What is ZoeLife? Zoe is a biblical word, Greek in origin, that means life or vitality. Our mission for ZoeLife is to help every resident in our care to pursue vitality through a full, active and purposeful life.

Residents living with mild, moderate, and even advanced dementia can benefit from the ZoeLife wellness program and the person-directed care and activities. Activities are designed to support and enhance the capabilities of each resident. Residents enjoy group and individualized activities, social services, spiritual services, and more, including:

  • Exercise, balance and flexibility classes
  • Spiritual programs, including hymn singing
  • Musical programs, including drumming

Schedule a tour

To discover the differing levels of memory care we could offer your loved ones, we encourage you to schedule a tour to learn more.

Please call 623-939-9475 or use the Schedule button below.