Memory Care That Helps Residents Flourish.

At Walking Horse Meadows, we believe dementia and Alzheimer’s care should be rooted in an appreciation for every resident’s personal story. This is the reason our Clarksville Memory Care professionals work tirelessly to provide the comforts of home and the compassion of family.

Our goal for residents inspired the name of our Memory Care services. Flourish℠ Memory Care is rooted in the belief – and supported by leading-edge research – that people living with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss can grow and flourish regardless of where they may be on their journeys.

What Is Memory Care for Seniors?

Unlike assisted living communities, Memory Care communities like Walking Horse Meadows, in Tennessee, have been intentionally designed to mirror the comforts of home. Here, residents are welcomed with a specialized approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We provide a safe, structured environment with set routines and specialized care programming for persons with dementia. These routines and expectations have been proven to lower stress for people living with cognitive impairment.

Similar to Assisted Living facilities, our care teams provide residents with personal care tasks and activities of daily living in a home care-like setting. They’re also specially trained in dealing with the unique issues that can arise in persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

This specialized Memory Care approach is designed to improve the overall quality of life for residents and their families.


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When Does Someone Need Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be wondering how you can tell when senior care is needed. While some symptoms may be profound, it can be hard to tell when the disease progresses to a stage when care is necessary at a memory care facility. 

There are early signs that can help you determine whether memory care can be valuable for those living with dementia. They include:

  • Missing and forgetting to take regular medications
  • Withdrawing from friendships and interest groups
  • Wandering behaviors are very common in seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia
  • Caregiver burnout that is causing psychological effects on seniors with dementia who require a lot of patience and can sense stress and tension
  • Loud, violent and disruptive outbursts
  • Difficulty performing regular tasks of daily living like cooking, bathing and cleaning 

Learn more about our other care options and our unique programming in our blog.

Memory Care Residence at Walking Horse Meadows

At a Glance:

  • 24/7 support and personal care by a highly experienced, caring team
  • Purposeful neighborhood design features the latest technology, safety, and services
  • Private suites and bathrooms see floor plans
  • Beautifully landscaped, secured courtyard and walking path
  • Multiple activity spaces and lounges for programming and socializing with friends, family and staff
  • Sensory rooms for calming serenity
  • Flourish℠ Memory Care programming

Families will have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are living healthy, independent and active lives. They’ll have more time to focus on enjoying time together – and enjoying all life has to offer.

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Experience the Flourish℠ Program Difference

Flourish℠ promotes self-esteem while minimizing loneliness, boredom and potential challenging behaviors through:

VELOCITY — A consistent offering of traditional activities that appeal to the seven core areas of programming. Velocity is our daily activities programming that sets the speed and direction for our residents’ days.

OSHIBORI EXPERIENCE — A daily routine activity that provides a consistent reminder for mealtimes while providing aromatherapy.

GRAB-AND-GO NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES — Impromptu small-group activities specialized to individual needs.

S.T.A.R. — Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation is a family-oriented program that allows our families to bring in personal reminiscent-type items to share with their family members.

REST AND RESTORATION — An intervention program led by care staff that provides stimulation and redirection with four sensory components including audio, video, engagement and comfort interventions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does memory care cost?

The higher level of care and supervision in an Alzheimer’s residential care home comes at a price. On average, assisted living costs $4,000 a month, and memory care adds another $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Costs vary state to state and are impacted by the level of care provided. 

Our monthly rates start at $2,525.

How can I decide between assisted living and memory care?

Assisted living and memory care senior living communities provide many of the same services including housing, meals, and help with bathing, grooming and toileting. However, memory care communities or neighborhoods specialize in caring for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss. In memory care communities, environmental security is a key design feature. 

To prevent wandering, many communities are equipped with locked entrances and exits, as well as keypad entries, obscured exits and doorbells signaling entering and exiting. To avoid injuries from falls, dementia care communities feature designs that minimize confusion. In addition, they offer calming therapies in soothing spaces. This can help reduce agitation and confusion that can lead to aggression or self-injury.

The staff in dementia care communities are also specially trained in care planning for those living with memory loss. The staff understands how to effectively prevent and manage difficult dementia behaviors. They also understand the balance of encouraging residents to stay as independent as possible while providing the support they need. Many communities, including Walking Horse, have a higher staff-to-resident ratio than assisted living, which allows for more one-on-one attention throughout the day.

Does Medicare cover memory care?

Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans generally will not pay for room and board or personal care in a memory care community. They will, however, pay for medical care the facility provides. Veterans benefits typically help cover the cost for eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.

Is dementia care right for my loved one?

When considering moving your loved one to a senior living community that specializes in dementia care and Alzheimer’s disease, there is much to consider.

  • Are they in the early stage of the disease, or do they need the long-term care provided in nursing homes?
  • Will they have the support they need?
  • Will they be safe, happy, and content?

Complete the contact form to find out more about our unique Memory Care programming. Read more about what sets our Alzheimer’s and dementia care apart on our blog.

How do you get respite care for dementia patients?

If you are temporarily unable to care for your loved one with memory loss, we offer Short-Term Stays as a reliable solution. Reach out to our team today to apply for your loved one’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care.

Does medicare cover Respite Care for dementia?

If outside services (such as rehabilitation) are needed during a resident’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care, Medicare coverage would be available to qualifying patients.