Villa Memory Care

We know how challenging it can be to find the right residence for a loved one who needs memory care. We’ve created a safe, positive, residential environment with the best in memory care services. Our community isn’t just safe and secure. Here, you’ll find a residential environment with a living room with cozy seating for visiting with family and friends, all the assistance you need and the best in Memory Care services.

Beyond our vast experience, our associates receive specialized training and certifications, including the Certified Dementia Practitioner program to back up our award-winning service. We always focus on what you can do, never on what you cannot. Also, we recognize that memory loss is never black and white, but rather a gradual process with many shades of grey.


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Laid Out Like Home – All the Comforts of Home and then Some

Laid out like a family residence, The Villa takes the best of comfortable, communal living and combines it with outstanding care. A generous, open floor plan spans a living room, centered on a stone hearth, and dining areas, centered on a large kitchen. Filled with inviting seating areas and flanked on two sides by floor to ceiling windows, the living room is a focal point for relaxing, taking in a favorite movie or chatting with friends.

Residents’ spacious and light filled private suites radiate off the kitchen, dining room, living room and utility spaces. Distances between bedrooms and common areas are relatively short and residents will not encounter long confusing hallways, stairs or elevators. The result is life, lived simply and with joy in a truly residential environment.

Nurturing Environment – Days filled with the things you look forward to and enjoy.

To create The Villa, we borrowed the best parts of disappearing traditions like multigenerational households, local bed & breakfasts and country inns to craft an intimately-scaled home where up to 14 seniors can truly thrive surrounded by wonderful aromas, music, laughter, fresh flowers, natural light and even pets.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where all are welcome. There, people cook together, swap stories and recipes and chat while they work side by side. Visiting family members can join in with the preparation of the meal or sit back and relax in the living room with a glass of wine. Residents enjoy their own private suites, providing the perfect personal retreat just steps from the center of the home.

Dining for the Soul – Favorite Foods with Good Friends

Beyond nutritious and delicious, meals are times to gather, connect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Old favorites and interesting new delights are always on the menu and with Thrive Dining™, those same choices come in attractively served, bite-size portions to make meal times even more enjoyable. While three daily meals are scheduled, residents are also welcome to eat what they want, when they want. Our Pantry Program even provides residents personal space to store favorite items like mint Milano cookies or tomato bisque, so comfort foods are always close at hand.

Thrive Programming – Grow and Connect in Meaningful Ways

We pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of the Villa to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We use a wide variety of approaches, depending on the individual, the hour and the day. Expressive Arts uses music, art and movement to tap into all forms of creativity for an alternative form of communication beyond words. We skillfully address Physical Wellness with traditional seated fitness classes and innovative offerings such as Yoga, Walking Club, Indoor Putting, and Aerobics. We utilize Life Histories to celebrate past occupations, preferred hobbies and treasured talents. Through Watermark University we encourage residents, associates, family members and local experts to share their interests in classes like Poetry Group, Society & Culture, Music History Through the Decades and Blast Off Your Creativity, to name a few. These are but a few of the approaches we use to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time.

Meet the Nayas – Guidance, Care and Connections

Here, the art of caregiving goes beyond the traditional title, so we call our caregivers “Nayas,” a word originating from the ancient language of Sanskrit. A Naya is a guide, person of wisdom and a leader who is engaged in the present moment. Specially trained and certified Nayas communicate through validation rather than correction to show understanding and support. We know that behaviors are a response to an unmet need. From this thoughtful foundation, we cultivate a sense of well-being and connection.

We partnered with the National Council of Dementia Practitioners to train our Nayas how to incorporate residents in the rhythms of daily living. Together, they work side-by-side cooking, cleaning, preparing and serving home style meals, and anything else that evokes a sense of purpose.

Extraordinary Outings – Experiences that Make a Difference

Our group trips shatter the expectations of what’s possible. Our residents, associates, families and volunteers work together to plan safe, adapted outings to ensure our residents thrive. Recent examples from Watermark communities coast to coast include fishing trips, a day at the Jersey Shore beach and Atlantic City, a train trip to New York City and even an overnight camping excursion.

  • Intimate household with only 14 residents
  • Private suites available
  • Patio with butterfly garden
  • Three nutritious, well-balanced meals each day
  • Healthy and delicious snacks available at all times
  • Access to Thrive Dining™, restoring the joy of dining for individuals living with physical and cognitive changes
  • Weekly housekeeping including laundry, linen service and trash removal
  • Scheduled local transportation services available
  • Caring, trained staff available 24 hours per day
  • All utilities except TV and phone service
  • Complete apartment maintenance
  • Dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University classes specially designed for residents with memory care needs
  • Customized wellness plans with monthly visits by a licensed nurse
  • On-site Social Services Director providing counseling and referral services
  • Fire safety system
  • Best Move move-in coordination service
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Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]