Memory care in Oklahoma City
Services and support that help residents and family reconnect.
Memory loss from conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s is a personal journey that every individual handles differently. The same is true of the friends and family who support them.
At Concordia, our memory care services are designed to be flexible and personal, so they provide the unique support you and your family need. No single memory care plan will be the same. We focus on the strengths of each resident, leaning into what they can do to create moments of purpose and joy every day.
Help your family member thrive with memory care services that empower them to explore their strengths. Contact us to discuss what options are available for you and your family.
Your New Home
Privacy and familiarity are essential for those with memory impairments. Having a safe personal space filled with cherished belongings can bring great comfort, which is why all memory care residents at Concordia have private apartments that they can personalize to their needs. Whether it’s photos of family and friends or favorite pillows, our memory care residents can make their space their own.
We encourage you to choose how much space you need as well. Concordia’s memory care community offers two sizes of private studios, each with a private bath.
Memory Care Studio: A cozy space with a full, accessible bath and two closets, our standard studio is perfect for one person.
Deluxe Studio: More spacious than our standard studio, our deluxe option includes a roomy bedroom and accessible bathroom, as well as a full living room, two closets and a kitchenette.
A Family Community
At Concordia, we know memory loss rarely affects just one person. Family and friends are intimately connected to memory impairments, feeling their effects not only as relatives but as caregivers as well.
Concordia’s memory care services are designed to support you both: the individual dealing with a memory impairment and their support network. Here, you’ll find a comfortable environment that feels like home for residents and visitors alike. You can walk secure hallways to bright gathering rooms where residents visit with family or enjoy activities with neighbors. You can spend time outdoors in landscaped courtyards with fresh air and flowers. Or you can opt for privacy, in an apartment filled with the mementos from your life or the life of your relative.
“Concordia is an excellent facility for all different needs. A very caring staff, it’s calm, quiet and all the workers know all the residents and treat them with respect. We moved here from another facility. I wouldn’t place my father anywhere else but Concordia.”
– Elizabeth, daughter of Concordia resident
The Team Behind You
The best Alzheimer’s care and dementia support is backed by compassionate, experienced teams. At Concordia, our Oklahoma City memory care team knows and understands the importance of dignified and respectful care. We truly believe in the abilities of individuals with memory impairments and are trained to nurture those strengths in every resident.
Every day, we help our residents:
- Minimize confusion and maximize positive moments in their lives
- Nurture independence and sense of self
- Create structure and routine that provide a deep feeling of comfort
- Strengthen interpersonal connections with friends, family and new neighbors
- Meet your personal goals mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We work with our residents and their families to customize support services and memory care living environments so everyone’s needs are met. If you have a question on the best way to interact with a relative, or how to handle any situation, just ask. We’re here to support you so you can enjoy positive moments with your relative.
FAQs about Memory Care
What is memory care?
Memory care is support that is specifically designed to serve the needs of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of memory impairment. At Concordia, we believe that individuals with memory impairments can continue to lead a rich, fulfilling and dignified life and our programs allow everyone to thrive to the best of their abilities.
What services are offered to memory care residents at Concordia?
Memory care services at Concordia are focused firmly on the individual. Our memory care services help to create a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for those with memory impairments.
- Access to skilled nursing: Residents and family members have peace of mind knowing these services are available on-site if needed
- 24-hour supervised care: Care is offered in a customized environment where residents are safe and encouraged to live fully
- 24-hour emergency response system
- Medication management: Memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s residents will never have to worry about coordinating their own medications; our trained staff safely handle all medications
- Three chef-prepared meals per day: Residents can enjoy a delicious and healthy menu prepared by our culinary staff that provides plenty of variety
- Weekly housekeeping: Bed making and other services make memory care living as convenient as possible
- Personal laundry service: Residents can enjoy the convenience of personal laundry service throughout the week
What amenities are offered to residents of memory care?
At Concordia, we’ve created a neighborhood designed to provide comfort and care for residents with memory impairments — offering amenities to create a warm and welcoming homelike environment.
- 2 sizes of residential accommodations: Memory Care Studio and Deluxe Studio, each with a private bath
- Trained staff: Our staff is specifically trained and experienced in working with individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementia; your loved ones are in caring and safe hands
- Activities focused on specific needs: We offer specialized activities and programs to help memory care residents thrive
- Common spaces: Our common spaces are designed to encourage socialization, which is known to help prevent or slow down the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as stave feelings of isolation and depression
- Enclosed courtyard: Residents experience the benefit of our beautifully-manicured outdoor space with raised garden beds while in a completely safe area
- Access to a full-service beauty salon/barbershop: Haircuts, styles, manicures and more are available at our on-campus salon
- Living and activities rooms: Residents can enjoy fellowship with other community members or just enjoy some relaxing alone time in our living and activity rooms
- Since we’re a continuing care retirement community, spouses or loved ones of residents receiving care can remain in their independent living or assisted living apartment homes a short walk away, all under one roof, ensuring a sense of togetherness at one residence
- Predictable monthly fees with no up-front entrance fee
How does the memory care center address safety concerns?
Our memory care center is staffed with dedicated and attentive care providers 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Through the use of discreet security systems, including a 24-hour emergency response system and an enclosed outdoor space, residents are able to wander freely throughout the memory care center, indoors or out. The secured outdoor space includes beautiful raised garden beds for residents’ enjoyment.
What makes Concordia’s memory care different from other communities?
All the services provided in our memory care center — from dining, to nursing, to activities — are designed around the unique needs of the memory-impaired individual. By working closely with family members, we preserve the life story of every residents. We are focused on seamlessly integrating the past and the present to prevent loneliness, helplessness and boredom. Days are quietly structured to provide a sense of order. We strongly believe people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia deserve the opportunity to live to their fullest potential, and we’re here to help make that happen.
Does Concordia offer short-term stays?
Yes, we offer a Short-Term Stay program. Our professional and caring staff will be there for your family member while you take time for needed vacations, business travel or other obligations that necessitate temporary Alzheimer’s and dementia care for someone with memory support needs. We offer fully furnished apartments with meals, social and care needs provided in a warm and caring environment.
Is my family member or friend required to share an apartment with another memory care resident or are private residences available?
Our memory care center includes spacious private studio apartment homes that allow residents to surround themselves with pictures and other items of personal value as well as to give residents and their families the privacy they desire. There are two studio apartment floor plans to choose from: Memory Care Studio and Deluxe Studio.
How can I be involved with my family member or friend’s care?
Individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia cannot always articulate their needs and preferences. With help from family members, we can have a better understanding of who the resident is now, as well as who they were before their memory loss. We will then know everything residents would share with us if they could – where they grew up, their past careers, favorite hobbies and major life events. With their families’ help, we will get to know residents in the way they deserve. Families will also take part in the daily care of residents by helping us create personalized care plans. Family caregivers can share the important details of their loved one’s unique challenges with memory loss, as well as their personal routines, so their care is seamlessly transferred from home to our community. We will also invite family members to participate in daily life with them, sharing in mealtimes or providing support during programming when they visit. We understand the needs of both residents and their families, so we will provide an environment where families can share life together.
How do I know if Concordia Life Plan Community is right for my friend or family member who has a memory impairment?
At Concordia Life Plan Community, you’ll find a memory care center dedicated solely to supporting those with memory loss. Unlike other communities that offer memory support in a skilled nursing wing, our memory care center is designed to meet the specific needs of those living with memory loss and related cognitive impairments. From the layout of our secure community to our daily programming that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments through familiar schedules and surroundings, every aspect of the community is created with memory care in mind.
How much does memory care cost?
Oklahoma city memory care costs vary from community to community but are typically between $4,500 per month and $5,500 per month. Concordia’s memory care costs vary based on how you enter our community. With a full continuum of care, our residents can live here as healthy, active adults in independent living, through assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care, which will change pricing. For more information on our costs, visit our financial options page.
What are the different types of dementia that memory care serves?
Our staff is trained in dementia care and provides compassionate memory care services for all types of dementia. Alzheimer’s care is one of our specialties, but we also support individuals with vascular dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington’s disease, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s disease and more. If you have questions on whether or not we can help a relative with a different form of dementia, contact us. We’re always available to discuss your situation and provide more information on the experience our team has with various forms of memory loss.
What are the care options for Alzheimer’s patients?
Individuals with Alzheimer’s have multiple care options. In the early stages of the disease, they may be able to live safely at home with minimal help from friends and family. As the disease progresses, they’ll need regular support, which can come in the form of a full-time family or friend caregiver, professional in-home care or memory care in a community like Concordia.
When should an Alzheimer’s patient go to a nursing home?
Someone living with Alzheimer’s should go to a nursing home when it will improve their quality of life or when It’s no longer safe for them to live at home. Services like housekeeping can alleviate stress improve life, while wandering and sundowning can cause safety concerns that mean the individual needs full-time support. For caregivers, someone with Alzheimer’s should move to a community when you can no longer provide the care they need or when your own life is suffering due to your caregiving responsibilities. If you are overwhelmed or you feel you cannot handle increasingly difficult situations, it’s time for professional support that relieves the burden.
Does Medicare pay for a nursing home for Alzheimer’s?
If you need help paying for memory care services, you can look into Oklahoma’s support resources here, which include programs from the State of Oklahoma and the federal government, including Medicaid. At Concordia, we may also be able to help you find an affordable option. For more information, call us at 405-720-7200 or visit our cost calculator to explore more options on your own.