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Meaningful Connections with Others

Research on aging agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. Our well-trained Evergreen memory care team knows the value of connection, and we aim to provide custom interventions based on each resident’s preferences, interests, and history. We also value family involvement — we’re here to provide the support that you need.

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Safe, Comfortable, and Engaged

Living at home can be dangerous for seniors living with dementia, not to mention isolating. When you choose Evergreen memory care at Opus, you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving attentive care that will keep them more than just safe. Our best-practices approach to dementia care means your loved one will feel comfortable and engaged in their new home.

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Dining with Dignity®

For those who may need assistance at mealtime, our unique and award-winning Dining with Dignity program provides a meaningful and dignified dining experience for everyone. Dining with Dignity uses specific preparation techniques to create food options that hold the same nutritional value as a regularly prepared meal, but in a form that allows residents to maintain independence and dignity.

Put Our Experience to Work for Your Family

Opus East Memphis is managed by The Arbor Company. For more than 30 years, The Arbor Company has dedicated itself to providing exceptional care for all seniors, including those who are living with dementia. Our Evergreen team members are specially trained in the most current best practices for serving those who are living with dementia. We take pride in being among the leaders in our area for dementia care, support, and education.

Life at Opus

The Evergreen neighborhood was designed just for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

  • memory care by Sylvan Heights TN Dementia-Friendly Community Design Every aspect of our Evergreen memory care neighborhood, from the doors to the outdoor space, was designed to promote a peaceful, productive, and safe environment for our residents.
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  • Assisted living near Frayser TN Individual Care Plans Each resident is unique and deserves personalized care interventions designed just for them. Our care plans ensure that every aspect of care is tailored to each individual resident.
  • dementia care community close to Wells Medication Management Our professional team, which is led by our Evergreen Director, provides medication administration for each resident.
  • dementia care community by Oakville Engaging Activities Our robust and structured activities program is designed to incorporate healthy socialization into residents’ daily routines.
  • Memory Care near Brookfield Dementia Support and Resources We are always learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and want family and community members to learn along with us.
  • memory Care close to Raleigh TN Specially Trained Caregivers Every team member who works with our memory care residents receives cognitive care training that is based on our 30+ years of experience in working with seniors with dementia.
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Engaged and Thriving

The Evergreen memory care neighborhood is built on the foundation of meaningful participation in daily tasks and activities. From wellness-focused exercise programs to calming sensory groups to trips into the greater community, our residents enjoy engaging activities with friends, family, and staff members.

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There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at Opus. Whether you’re exploring our professionally landscaped gardens, trying an in-house yoga class, or enjoying a trip to a favorite restaurant with your neighbors, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

Memory Care Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

Cézanne

Shared 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath - 619 Sq Ft

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Vermeer

Studio, 1 Bath - 419 Sq Ft

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O'Keefe

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath - 544 Sq Ft

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is dementia care like in Memphis?

We take pride in being among the leaders in the Memphis area for dementia care, support, and education. When you choose memory care at Opus East Memphis, you’re choosing a community designed to promote a peaceful, productive, and safe environment, supported by a team that is trained in the most current best practices for serving those who are living with dementia.

How do you know when someone needs dementia care?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia and you’re seeing signs that they’re struggling with daily functioning, need support most of the time, or seem afraid and lonely living at home, it may be time to consider memory care. Seniors with memory issues are at an increased risk for wandering, physical risk-taking that can lead to falls, and other unsafe behaviors.

Memory care facilities and programs are specially designed for seniors living with memory loss or other age-related cognitive impairment, and provide  a calm and dignified environment that promotes independence and choice while reducing safety risks and distress. Here are five challenges of living with dementia that can prompt a move to a dementia care community.

What is the difference between dementia care and assisted living?

Both memory care and assisted living facilities offer supportive care to people with a range of health issues, including cognitive impairments. But with memory care, the entire community is structured around the unique needs of people with dementia. This means that memory care tends to be much more comprehensive, and residents’ days are spent with people highly experienced at managing dementia. Memory care offers dementia-friendly activities and staff trained in the psychological and physical effects of cognitive impairments. To understand the key differences, you may find this post from The Arbor Company blog helpful.

If you have questions about these different types of senior living at Opus, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions!

What is the difference between memory care and skilled nursing in Tennessee?

Opus was designed to be reminiscent of home, offering private apartments and independence for our residents. Our Evergreen memory care neighborhood was designed especially for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. From a peaceful environment to wellness-focused exercise programs, to calming sensory groups, our memory care program is meant to provide support, encouragement, and relationships for each of our residents. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, to ensure your loved one is receiving attentive care that will keep them more than just safe.

By contrast, a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility) offers more comprehensive support to those who have extensive medical needs in more of a clinical environment. They provide the highest level of care possible outside of a hospital, delivering 24-hour care to seniors who have complex medical conditions and need hands-on assistance and monitoring. Skilled nursing facilities are the best choice for those who need assistance with tasks that go beyond the activities of daily living.

How much does dementia care cost in Memphis, TN?

Dementia or memory care costs are generally 20-30% higher than assisted living costs—an expensive commitment, but something that's worth the cost. The average monthly rate for a memory care facility in Tennessee is $4,875, but pricing can vary widely depending on the location and level of dementia care that is needed. According to Caring.com, the average cost of memory care in Memphis is $5,773 per month.

How can dementia care be paid for?

There are numerous resources available to help pay for dementia or Alzheimer’s care. These include Medicare and Medicaid, employee benefits, long-term care insurance, and personal assets and savings. Veterans with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may also be eligible for certain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Our webinar, Understanding the VA Benefit for Senior Living, examines this benefit in further detail.

Every situation is different and it’s important to review any programs for which your loved one is eligible before they need to move. If you’d like assistance understanding your options, contact us—we’re happy to help!

How much of memory care is tax deductible in Tennessee?

If your loved one is in a memory care residence due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their care may be tax deductible. As a “long-term care service,” some or all of the expenses of dementia care do qualify for a medical expense tax deduction. We suggest consulting a tax advisor with questions regarding your specific situation and what may or may not be deductible in Tennessee.

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