Memory, Alzheimer's, & Dementia Care Community in Germantown, TN

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First Dedicated Memory Care in Memphis, Tennessee

We invite you to experience a unique memory care community nestled in the affluent city of Germantown, Tennessee. The Gardens of Germantown is a vibrant senior living community dedicated to serving those with Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, or memory loss. Thoughtfully designed to support the comfort, care, and security of your loved one.

Vivid Life, our signature program, is designed to infuse every aspect of the community with vitality, purpose, and joy. Built upon our three foundational pillars — Vibrant Body, Vibrant Brain, and Vibrant Connection — Vivid Life ensures holistic care for every resident, regardless of their stage in the aging process or diagnosis.  

The Gardens of Germantown is ideally located near attractions such as Shelby Farms Park, the Memphis Botanic Garden, Germantown Commissary, and the shops at Saddle Creek and Forest Hills.

Thoughtfully Designed Care

The Gardens of Germantown, established in 2011, is the only stand-alone memory care community in Memphis dedicated to serving those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  As residents progress from one stage to the next, we adapt our level of support and care to meet their needs.

Our three levels of memory care encompass cognitive support for:

  • Early-onset dementia & Alzheimer’s residents.
  • Mild cognitive impairment living.
  • Severe cognitive impairment in living.
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The Gardens of Germantown is the first dedicated memory care community in Germantown, Tennessee. Our senior care living residences are conveniently located near Poplar Pike and Forest Hill Irene between Germantown and Collierville.

Whether you’re ready now or just beginning to think about dementia care, we invite you to stop by or call to schedule a tour at your convenience. We serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Commitment to Resident Comfort, Care, and Safety

Our dedicated memory care team members and skilled nurses are committed to ensuring the comfort, care, and safety of every resident. Team members are trained to respect and value each resident, recognizing their preferences and needs, empowering them to be themselves, and helping them live their best life.

Partnering with EyeWatch Live, The Gardens of Germantown is committed to increasing resident safety by using innovative monitoring technology. The optional EyeWatch Live program is an AI-powered monitoring system that provides real-time notifications to our team members, allowing them to respond more quickly to residents’ needs at all hours of the day. This technology has been proven to reduce common risks such as falls. Contact us today to learn more about this innovative program.

Engaging Activities for All

All of our residents will get a chance to participate in the same events and activities, although with different levels of engagement based on their cognitive ability and the stage of their disease. For example, residents in our early-onset memory loss living hall will have a more hands-on event experience than residents in our severe memory care living hall, who will attend their own version of the event with more staff support.

Germantown Lifestyle Journal

 As part of our personalized care plan, our staff and you will sit down during our initial visit and begin work on the lifestyle journal. We know how monumental this move in life can be, so we want to ensure our staff gets to know more about the resident’s history and their potential behaviors. We ask the family to help complete the lifestyle journal by move-in day. After the completion of the journal, we will review our care plan with you so that you have a say in how your loved one is treated while in our care.

Lifestyle journals are the centerpiece of our memory care social model. Each journal is filled with major events and memories from the resident’s life, such as a wedding day, past job, military experience, etc. We use this journal to get to know your loved one and have a catalog of their experiences to help monitor their cognitive progression while living in Germantown.

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Progressive Memory Care for Every Stage of Dementia

Each resident will be placed in a specific hall tailored to the level of their cognitive ability and the stage of their disease. Each hall has its own dedicated staff, allowing each resident to develop personal relationships with their care partners. Each staff member is dedicated to getting to know and understand each resident and is highly trained to track the progression of their mental condition.

We use several assessments to monitor each resident’s progression, but we never lose sight of the real person. We use the lifestyle journal to connect with the resident and see how their disorder has affected their recollection ability based on the memories put in the journal. This means our staff can quickly determine when it is time for a resident to move to a new building based on the progression of their Alzheimer’s, organic brain syndrome, or other memory disorder.

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See Why Residents & Family Love The Gardens of Germantown

“My mother moved in last month. She has been doing better than she has in over a year. She is well taken care of, enjoying herself, and is smiling again! The staff is so helpful and very caring.”
– Mary Benton

Our Memory Care Lifestyle Options

Our community is specially designed to provide care and comfort in a secure environment for those with early-onset to severe cognitive impairment. Our memory care facility team members and skilled nurses are trained to respect and value each resident, recognizing their preferences and needs; empowering them to be themselves and live purposefully.

Memory Care

Our community is specially designed to provide care and comfort in a secure environment for those with early-onset to severe cognitive impairment. Our memory care facility team members and skilled nurses are trained to respect and value each resident, recognizing their preferences and needs; empowering them to be themselves and live purposefully. Our memory care community is proud to offer Vitality’s award-winning advanced AI technology program, in partnership with EyeWatch Live, that enhances resident safety, especially overnight. Recognized with an Argentum Best of the Best Award for 2024, read more about it in our blog!

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Memory Care Apartment Floor Plans & Pricing

Enrich your loved one’s retirement at Vitality Living’s The Gardens of Germantown, Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind retirement community dedicated to memory care. Designed to promote security and comfort, our 55+ senior apartment floor plans are tailor-made for the different stages of memory loss for those with early-onset to severe cognitive impairment. Whether you seek dementia care or Alzheimer’s care, our retirement community has a place your loved one can call home. We offer two spacious, luxurious floor plans. Our memory care unit offers a private (270 square feet) and companion (353 square feet) senior studio apartment. Check out the floor plans below and schedule a visit today!

Companion Studio, 353 SF
Starting at $4,995
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Private Studio, 270 SF
Starting at $6,995
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Services & Amenities

  • Kitchenette with sink
  • Handicap accessible bathroom
  • Walk-in shower
  • Specialized memory care community
  • Progressive memory care services
  • Ongoing dementia training and support for staff
  • Licensed nurse available 24 hours a day
  • Activities designed for residents based on their abilities
  • Daily programs, events, and outings
  • Medication assistance
  • Specialized diets available
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Personal laundry services
  • 24 Hour security system
  • Transportation
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Courtyard and garden
  • Arts & crafts studio
  • Coffee bar
  • Nurse pull cords in every room
  • Studio or companion apartment styles available
  • Three neighborhoods designed to serve residents at varying stages of dementia
  • Three freshly prepared meals served daily
  • Respite care available
  • Wound care services
  • Diabetic care
  • Snacks and beverages provided throughout the day
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Routine visits by primary care physicians
  • Podiatrist visits
  • Transportation services available
  • Coordination of care with hospice and home health providers
  • Walking paths
  • Wi-Fi access throughout
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Living room with piano
  • Postal services
  • On-site physical and outpatient therapy is available
  • Innovative Eye Watch LIVE™ Memory Care Technology

FAQ Memory Care Questions

Memory care is a specialized form of long-term residential care designed to provide a supportive, secure, and enriching environment for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of memory loss. It offers around-the-clock supervision, personalized care, and engaging activities tailored to address the unique needs and challenges of memory loss. 

As you witness the changes in your loved one’s cognitive abilities and behaviors, it’s only natural to wonder if their current living situation is safe and suitable for their needs. Here are some signs that may indicate it’s time to consider memory care:

  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Safety concerns
  • Difficulty with everyday activities and tasks
  • A decline in physical health 
  • Caregiver strain

The terms memory care and dementia care are typically used interchangeably, although memory care can refer more generally to any person with memory loss, regardless of whether Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is the cause.

Just like the knowledge surrounding brain diseases is constantly evolving, so are we, as we are constantly employing ongoing on-site training for our staff. We require all caregivers to take continuing education courses through our learning provider, Relias, as well as the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner training. This is to ensure that our memory care services and staff always remain up-to-date and reliable. 

With a thorough intake assessment, which includes a personalized lifestyle journal, our staff determines the level of memory care required for each resident, working with you to help plan their treatment. But it’s important to note that this is an ongoing process; by following our social model of care, our dedicated staff gets to know each individual resident, closely monitoring their memory loss and ability to handle daily tasks. This helps us know when it’s time to move your loved one to a more advanced level of care.  

Gardens of Germantown provides 24-hour care, so you can rest assured that your loved one will always have access to help when they need it most. Our caregivers are assigned residents per unit based on community occupancy, and we allow residents to have an independent sitter with them if they prefer this kind of support.

Our memory care community is the first of its kind in its groundbreaking approach to addressing the different stages of memory loss. With three unique neighborhoods, each tailored to specific cognitive impairments, we ensure that your loved one receives specialized care in a nurturing environment, whether they’re facing early-onset Alzheimer’s or severe cognitive decline. 

The Gardens of Germantown is just minutes away from Memphis and Cordova, Tennessee, as well as Olive Branch and other North Mississippi communities. Our 55+ community is conveniently located near Methodist Germantown and Baptist Collierville Hospitals for health care, shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, including the Germantown Performing Arts Center, for organized events and outings for residents and their families to enjoy. 

Ready to explore all that the Gardens of Germantown has to offer your loved one? To schedule a tour, fill out our contact form below or give us a call at (901) 673-9811. We’ll be happy to assist you in arranging a time for your visit that is most convenient. 

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