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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Louisville, KY

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With a beautiful city skyline welcoming old and new residents, the largest city in Kentucky — Louisville — rests along the Ohio River. While visitors see a large metropolitan area, locals see a cluster of neighborhoods full of small-town energy. The area is full of exciting events and opportunities as well as locals overflowing with Southern hospitality. Louisville, Kentucky, is a lovely place to retire, with endless senior living opportunities and an affordable cost of living.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can continue feeling at home in Louisville thanks to memory care communities that maintain a homelike environment. These memory care facilities not only provide qualified care for those with memory loss but a sense of security for caregivers concerned about their loved ones.

A Place for Mom partners with 17 memory care communities in a 10-mile radius of the West Buechel neighborhood in Jefferson County. Through our partner communities’ information and local research, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to memory care in Louisville. Many caregivers may worry about their loved one’s safety, and seniors may worry about their lifestyle changes. This guide helps answer the following questions to ease this tension:

  • How much do Louisville memory care communities cost?
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  • How can my loved one afford to pay for memory care?
  • Will Medicaid help pay for memory care?
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  • Will my loved one be safe in a memory care facility?
  • Will my loved one feel at home in a memory care facility?

Additionally, you’ll find local resources to help you further understand and protect your loved one’s rights in a memory care facility. You’ll also get an idea of what it’ll be like for your loved one to retire in Louisville and enjoy the area.

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1313 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.9
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133 reviews
9.9
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133 reviews
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We are very pleased overall. There is one big problem that we along with other residents that needs a soluton. THE DINING ROOM IS ALWAYS COLD AND UNCOMFORTABLE. Dining should be a pleasing experience. It is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Magnolia Springs Whipps Mill is an assisted living and memory care community located in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is an exciting city in Jefferson County that is known for its annual festivals, museums and art galleries and outdoor attractions. Whether you are visiting Louisville for the...
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1919 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.8
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49 reviews
9.8
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49 reviews
5 star
68%
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24%
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Experience to-date has been exceptional. Caring, informative staff. Mother has no complaints. We chose this community based on the type of environment me felt our mother would choose. Nice, clean,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Louisville is a fun and enjoyable assisted living community located on the East End of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Our vibrant community provides a familial, social atmosphere in a scenic and developed area of Louisville. We offer a variety of comfortable accommodations...
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2121 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.8
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82 reviews
9.8
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82 reviews
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When we started looking to move my in-laws to Louisville, this was the closest community and the parents of a friend of mine who lived here, where very happy so, we thought we'd check it out. So glad we did...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Magnolia Springs East Senior Living community! Every day, we specialize in family, food and fun. You will see in the smiling faces of our residents, staff, and family members that we are more than just a beautiful building outside; we are truly a warm and beautiful family...
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9.8
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49 reviews
9.8
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49 reviews
5 star
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I, with my wife, have been here for 6 months. The care persons and the staff genuinely care about the residents! The overnight laundry staff is incompetent. The major need is more staff for housekeeping,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to StoryPoint Prospect! From assistance with daily tasks to the handling of household maintenance and more, our experienced team at StoryPoint Prospect knows that care isn’t one-size-fits-all, and we take the time to get to know each resident to ensure they receive the highest quality of...
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55 Floor plans available
9.7
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64 reviews
9.7
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64 reviews
5 star
71%
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Overall it's a great community with caring staff and they offer a lot of activities but the general cost of care can be overwhelming as we expect it is at other similar locations.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Traditions at Beaumont is a peaceful assisted living community located in the Fern Creek area of southwest Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Our comfortable community provides a taste of country living while remaining easily accessible from any location in the greater metropolitan area. We...
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1616 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.6
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38 reviews
9.6
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38 reviews
5 star
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I'm very happy with Belmont Village, have said so many times. I have told a couple of friends that when their parents get to that point, Belmont would be a good place to consider.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located in the heart of the St. Matthews, just eight miles east of downtown Louisville, is the friendly community of Belmont Village at St. Matthews. Opened in 1999, our senior living facility provides a warm and welcoming home to residents as well as many cherished pets. There's no shortage of...
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9.2
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24 reviews
9.2
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24 reviews
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My loved one is currently a resident at Creekside on Whipps Mill Road and the experience has been very good for her at this facility so far. The staff are very friendly and nice. The meals are of good...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
This community does not fulfill the legal definition of Assisted Living in Kentucky. A Place for Mom uses the term "assisted living" to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It does not indicate that the facility meets official state...
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1010 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.0
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69 reviews
9.0
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69 reviews
5 star
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The patio with the rockers are so inviting. I have seen residents enjoying it very often. The care staff CARES and it is very reasonably priced. The food is very good. The entire place has been remodeled...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.
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1313 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
9.0
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26 reviews
9.0
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26 reviews
5 star
65%
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It was beneficial that the facility cares for memory care only. The staff was great. The cost was fair. Room sizes were adequate - not large, but I don't know that memory care patients need the large...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Park Louisville is a personal care community dedicated to enhancing quality of life by enabling residents to continue their daily routines with as much independence as possible. Every detail of the building is designed with the safety, security and personal freedom of residents in mind. Homelike...
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1111 Photos available
8.9
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21 reviews
8.9
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21 reviews
5 star
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We love Dominion! It was the best choice for my mom. The Staff is amazing! They are friendly, caring and very supportive! They treat the residents with respect. They go out of their way to have fun...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Dominion Senior Living of Louisville at Northfield strives to meet and exceed seniors’ spiritual, mental and physical needs on a daily basis through technological integration, life enrichment activities and professionally trained nurses and caregivers who are available 24 hours a day. The 42,000...
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Photo of The Spring House at Louisville
1111 Photos available
8.8
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5 reviews
8.8
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5 reviews
5 star
80%
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Hats off to all the staff. My mom is happy there the rooms are nice. The place is huge. They are phenomenal facility. My mom has made lifelong friends her and I truly believe that those relationships are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Photo of Harmony at Tucker Station
55 Photos available
1414 Floor plans available
8.8
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5 reviews
8.8
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5 reviews
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Harmony has an amazing staff they are so helpful and caring. I would highly recommend this senior care facility to anyone who has an elderly parent. The only thing I would wish they had more food choices...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Independent Living | Personal Care | Memory CareComfort. Easy elegance. Irresistible cuisine. Friends and family. These are the elements that make a person feel at home, and they are the very essence of everyday senior living at Harmony at Tucker Station. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, our...
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2828 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.8
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25 reviews
8.8
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25 reviews
5 star
84%
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I would highly recommend Anthology of Louisville. The facility is beautiful! The staff are very attentive and friendly. The one important area of concern I will lift up is that the community is not very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Dealing with the realities of aging can be challenging—from physical limitations and medical issues to cognitive changes and more. No matter where you are in your story, we know that finding the right senior living experience is paramount. At The Ashton on Dorsey, we’re dedicated to helping you...
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1616 Photos available
1515 Floor plans available
8.7
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17 reviews
8.7
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My loved one is currently a resident at Forest Hills Commons and everything has been quite acceptable so far. My loved one appreciates the food and the care that he receives, even though it has taken him...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Forest Hills Commons is a new assisted living community that offers apartments and memory care for mature adults in the beautiful city of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. The community's private apartment living is perfect for people who want their independence, but still need assistance....
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1010 Photos available
8.5
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29 reviews
8.5
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29 reviews
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The place & people was very nice. Additional comment: it was just too far away from her friends. They were all older ladies who just couldn't drive that far .
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Creekside on Bardstown, our focus is to promote resident independence, so they may enjoy life to the fullest! Unlike many other senior living communities, our affordable monthly rates are “all inclusive” which gives families peace of mind knowing each month the rent rate will not fluctuate....
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55 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.5
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31 reviews
8.5
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31 reviews
5 star
62%
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She passed away on [date removed]. Vitality was very good. Would recommend them highly to the elderly that aren't suffering from severe dementia and can do things for themselves. It's a family atmosphere....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
As the premier independent living and assisted living community in the St. Matthews area, we are conveniently located in the unique St. Matthews neighborhood, with easy access to shopping, dining, festivals and the arts, Vitality Living St. Matthews offers independent living and assisted living...
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Photo of Everlan of Louisville
1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.4
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6 reviews
8.4
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6 reviews
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This was a hard decision - made easier through the kind attention of the staff at Everlan. My Mother was living alone in her home and the time had come for us to choose a place for her to be safe, happy and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
This community does not fulfill the legal definition of Assisted Living in Kentucky. A Place for Mom uses the term "assisted living" to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It does not indicate that the facility meets official state...
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1212 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.4
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51 reviews
8.4
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51 reviews
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The community of residents is great. My mom has made many wonderful friends. The staff do not seem empowered to make improvements to the number of employees or the quality of the food or food service. It's...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Are you ready to live your best life?Here at our assisted living community, you can build new friendships and redefine your independence.  So go ahead and play Bunco or join your new friends for a Zen spa day. We’ll take care of the rest so you can focus on fun ways to spend your day.We can...
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8.2
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57 reviews
8.2
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57 reviews
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This is a great place. It is like my mom is living in a 5 star hotel. Highly recommend this place. The meals are very good and varied. They made the transition very easy . My mom feels at home here.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Situated near scenic Iroquois Park, Symphony at Valley Farms is a vibrant, warm senior living community located near Park Terrace Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital as well as Valley Commons Shopping Center and many restaurants and other convenient shopping. Wake up every day in a safe,...
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9.5
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17 reviews
9.5
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17 reviews
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I have lived at The Forum at Brookside nearly five years and am pleased to offer this facility a rating of A+. The accommodations here are pleasant and well maintained by the experienced and conscientious...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Forum at Brookside is an independent full-service community situated on 40 acres of rolling green grass, trees and flowers - an outdoor lover's dream. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and service. Independent Living In...
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1313 Photos available
9.5
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18 reviews
9.5
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18 reviews
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Our Mom was a resident for 3 years. I cannot say enough great things about Inspirations. The staff was absolutely amazing! They became family to Mom and to us. Mom became very ill and we thought she would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via Skype, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re...
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9.3
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20 reviews
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20 reviews
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Christian Care Communities Middletown is the perfect fit for my loved one. It's a small and intimate facility. A larger facility with more activities would not have worked for her.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Assisted living is ideal for those seniors who wish to maintain their independence while benefiting from a little extra help with everyday tasks when needed. Our assisted living services are tailored to the unique needs of each resident, with a goal to balance active independence with trusted...
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8.8
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26 reviews
8.8
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26 reviews
5 star
57%
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I found them easy to work with and appreciated true extra effort and caring. The "4" ratings were due to a couple of staff not being on site and available several times, but believe issues was resolved when...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Call Wickshire Blankenbaker home and choose an apartment with the comforts of home but the opportunity to focus on what matters most to you. Situated on beautifully wooded acreage along Blankenbaker Parkway, Wickshire Blankenbaker offers personal care in Louisville, Kentucky. This vibrant...
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1212 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
7.9
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12 reviews
7.9
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12 reviews
5 star
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My loved one was previously a resident at The Enclave of East Louisville and overall her experience at this facility was pretty good overall. The activities were great. The friendliness, care services and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Enclave of East Louisville is located in Louisville, KY and offers exceptional personal care assisted living and memory care options for seniors. Expect stunning grounds and inspired interiors everywhere you turn. In this warm and welcoming community, residents enjoy 24-hour support provided...
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88 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
7.7
Review score
62 reviews
7.7
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62 reviews
5 star
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I would definitely refer somebody who wants their loved one to be comfortable, do activities daily and interact with others to go to Vitality of Stonybrook. My mother loved it there and they loved her she...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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How we rank order the Louisville community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Louisville community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

  • Proximity to your search location
  • Availability of recent, high-quality reviews
  • The amount of detailed community information available

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Costs of memory care in the Louisville area

Our memory care partners in Louisville average a monthly cost of about $4,410, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This is based on what seniors paid in the past 12 months and includes room and board, as well as any add-on fees that families opted for.

What does memory care offer?

The cost for a memory care community can vary depending on the location, amenities, care needs, and floor plan. For example, the starting price for a semi-private memory care room is about $1,000 more than a private studio, according to our data for the market median prices.[01] Regardless, your loved one can live a convenient and safe lifestyle in their new home with baseline costs that typically include the following:

  • Room and board
  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Specially trained memory care staff
  • Meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Concierge services
  • Transportation services
  • Medication management
  • Caregiver assistance and specialized therapies
  • Scheduled daily activities and events

Not to mention, a majority of our memory care partners in Louisville offer services for urinary incontinence, and all partners include diabetic care. Similarly, a memory care community may offer many other personalized care services to best accommodate your loved one’s needs. For example, some care services may be modified, such as what type of daily living activities your loved one needs help with or how many wellness checks they receive throughout the day.

In addition to care services, memory care communities work to promote a safe living environment with fulfilling senior-friendly amenities. Many of our memory care partners are accessible, so seniors can easily navigate the facility. Some units also have wheelchair-accessible showers and/or ground floor units. Your loved one can feel at home and enjoy common amenities like the following:

  • Enclosed courtyards and gardens
  • Indoor and/or outdoor walking paths
  • Secured entrances and exits
  • TV lounges
  • Game rooms
  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Libraries

Our partner memory care communities work to accommodate personalized needs. However, some services may cost extra, such as the following:

  • Pet fees or care
  • Special dining programs
  • Beauty salon services
  • Barbershop services
  • Advanced care services

The following prices are average baseline costs fees for memory care communities in the broader Louisville metropolitan area. These baselines do not account for add-on services or fees. This cost information can help you compare costs across the region.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Louisville, KY vs. nearby cities

Louisville, KY
$4,564/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Louisville, KY vs. the state and national average

Louisville, KY
$4,564/mo
U.S. national average
$4,778/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Louisville vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,564/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Louisville, KY by room type

Semi-Private
$4,256/mo
Studio
$4,602/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,290/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,312/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$485/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Louisville over time

Louisville, KYKY stateNational

What families are saying about memory care in Louisville

Recent reviews for memory care in Louisville

Magnolia Springs East Louisville

5.0
Our experience with Magnolia Springs East has been wonderful. Very caring and attentive staff. Couldn't be happier to have such a fantastic, competent, lovely place for Mom! It's a relief to know she is so well treated!

Bennett Place in New Albany, IN

4.9
I sensed a real concern by the staff for the people under their care. While there may have been internal (employee/employer) issues, as there may be in any work environment, it never manifested itself in my presence. In my opinion, employees are acting professionally in that regard. As for the ...
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Riverbend in Jeffersonville, IN

5.0
When we realized mom needed more care than we could give her, we didn't know where to look. A Place for Mom led us to River Bend Memory Care. Thankful to find a place, we were also worried that mom might not receive the one on one care that we gave her at home. Was I ever mistaken! Magnolia ...
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Louisville review score based on 233 family reviews

8.5
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This proprietary review score is based on 233 reviews of 46 Louisville memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Louisville review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Louisville review score compared against nearby cities

8.5
Louisville, KY46 facilities
8.5
Hollow Creek, KY41 facilities
8.8
Spring Mill, KY36 facilities

Review subcategories for Louisville memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 233 reviews of 46 Louisville memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Louisville resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our senior living advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Louisville, KY averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.5
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
4.3
4.2
Staff
4.5
4.4
Meals & dining
4.1
4.0
Activities
4.2
3.9
Value for cost*
4.3
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

How people pay for memory care in Louisville

While the cost of memory care may feel overwhelming, many families have more options than they realize in paying for memory care for their loved one. This is why we compiled information on different ways you can pay for memory care. Many seniors combine private income sources like savings, Social Security benefits, or investment income with public assistance like veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Private pay methods

When deciding how to pay for a memory care community, most seniors and their family members start by looking at their private income sources — like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Check out some other private pay methods that our partner residents and their families opt for to pay for their ideal memory care community:

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Can veterans benefits help cover memory care costs?

Yes, veterans benefits can help cover anything that improves your loved one’s quality of life, like memory care. A wide range of benefits are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Often the most substantial and generous is the Aid and Attendance benefit. However, there are numerous other benefits and pensions available.

Is my loved one eligible for veterans benefits?

The VA has an extensive list of available veterans benefits, so there’s a good possibility your loved one qualifies for some type of benefit or pension, especially if your loved one has a dementia diagnosis. Thankfully, there are many resources to help seniors and their families understand both benefits and complicated eligibility requirements. The best way to start is by reaching out to a veterans service organization (VSO). These VA-vetted nonprofit organizations advocate for veterans, assist with applications, and help ensure seniors access all the benefits they’re entitled to.

Reach out to the following local resources for VA benefits assistance and advocacy:

 

Resources for Louisville veterans

Kentucky Veterans Affairs offices

Louisville Regional Office
321 W. Main St., Suite 390
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-9203
Fax: 502-564-9240

Indiana Veterans Affairs offices

Clark County Veteran Service Office
County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO): Ronnie Iglesias
Assistant CVSO: Ashley Strange
300 Corporate Drive, Suite 101
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-285-6345
Fax: 812-280-5628

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
777 N. Meridian St., Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738
Phone: 317-232-3910
Fax: 317-232-7721
Toll free phone: 800-400-4520

Medicaid

Kentucky Medicaid and Indiana Medicaid help low-income people, seniors, and those with disabilities receive health insurance. While this health care coverage doesn’t cover room and board costs in a private memory care community, it can help with some long-term care services. Both Kentucky and Indiana also offer Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps seniors living in a community — like a memory care community — access multiple health care services, such as the following:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Nursing home care
  • Adult day care
  • Hospital care
  • Primary care
  • Medical specialty services
  • In-home health care services

Additionally, both states extend home and community based services (HCBS) waivers to help cover medically necessary care services in your loved one’s community of choice.

Will Medicaid help pay for memory care services in a private memory care community?

Depending on the community type, Medicaid’s home and community based services (HCBS) waivers can help cover certain care costs on-site. However, Kentucky and Indiana have different types of waivers for their senior residents.

Kentucky’s Home and Community Based (HCB) waiver: This waiver helps Kentucky residents receive coverage for care services like attendant care, where a professional assists with activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living. Additionally, if you’re looking to prevent caregiver burnout, this waiver can help cover specialized respite care.

Indiana’s Aged and Disabled waiver: This waiver enables Indiana residents to receive care services covered by Medicaid in their residence or community of choice. This waiver can also facilitate community transition services for the recipient, helping them adjust to their new living situation. Additionally, if their memory care community doesn’t have emergency systems or wander prevention technologies, your loved one may qualify to receive coverage for a personal emergency response system.

Likewise, Indiana offers a Hoosier Care Connect program, helping seniors aged 65+ and those who are blind or disabled who don’t qualify for or receive Medicare.

While these waivers are different, many of the services they cover overlap, like the following:[03,04]

  • Caregiver services
  • Environmental modifications (physical changes in the patient’s home that may benefit them)
  • Case management
  • Adult day care
  • Specialized medical equipment
Can my loved one receive assistance in applying for Medicaid?

Yes, both Kentucky and Indiana know that Medicaid benefits are difficult to understand. You or your loved one can access useful resources in the Louisville area that will help you understand and apply for eligible Medicaid benefits. Prior to applying for these benefits, reach out to your local area on aging agency or the Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services office to ensure your loved one is not missing out on beneficial coverage. Below you’ll find helpful links to these local resources.

Louisville resident Medicaid resources

State Medicaid services

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services
275 E. Main St., 6W-A
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-4321
Email: dmsweb@ky.gov

Clark County Division of Family Resources
285 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Telephone/fax number: 800-403-0864
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jefferson County dementia and aging services offices

Kentucky Office of Dementia Services
Jennifer Craig
Dementia Services Coordinator
275 E. Main St., 3E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-6930
Email: hcbinquiries@ky.gov.

Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living
Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) Aging and Disability Resources
11520 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-266-5571
Fax: 502-266-5047

Clark County Area on Aging Agency

Lifespan Resources, Inc.
33 State St., Third Floor
New Albany, IN 47151-0995
Phone: 812-948-8330
888-948-8330
TTY Phone: 812-542-6895
Fax: 812-948-0147

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Medicare

Medicare is a federal program that helps seniors aged 65+ and those with disabilities or certain diseases receive health insurance. While private memory care room and board costs are not covered by Medicare, your loved one can receive coverage for medically necessary health care services offered in their community.

Besides the typical Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans can cover everything typical Medicare plans cover while also providing additional help. Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage Plan that benefit seniors with dementia by tailoring benefits, drugs, and providers to meet the needs of the individual.

Are there ways to make Medicare more affordable?

Yes, Kentucky and Indiana have Medicare Savings Programs, which help low-income seniors with Medicare premium costs. Additionally, there’s the Extra Help program for those needing assistance with prescription coverage costs for Medicare Part D. If your loved one is an Indiana resident, they can receive even more help for their Part D costs through HooiserRx.

Does my loved one qualify for Medicare?

Between eligibility requirements and the long application process, it may be difficult to understand all your loved one qualifies for under Medicare. However, the coverage is extremely beneficial, especially to seniors who have diseases that require frequent care. Kentucky and Indiana have local resources to help you and your loved one understand Medicare benefits and apply for them. These resources include the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and local Social Security offices linked below.

Beyond these benefits, your loved one has access to the local long-term care ombudsman who protects seniors’ Medicare rights and helps navigate health insurance issues or claims. Additionally, your loved one will have access to the Senior Medicare Patrol in Louisville. This helps seniors and their families recognize health care scams, abuse, and common billing issues that may occur.

Louisville resident Medicare resources

Kentucky long-term care ombudsman

Jefferson County long-term care ombudsman
Natalie Brown-Radtke
Catholic Charities
2911 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-637-9786
Toll free phone: 800-854-3233
Email: nbrownradtke@archlou.org

Kentucky state long-term care ombudsman

Sherry Culp

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc.
3138 Custer Drive, Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 859-277-9215
Toll Free phone: 800-372-2991
Email: sherryculp@ombuddy.org

Indiana long-term care ombudsman

Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

Lynn Clough

402 W. Washington St., Room W451
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
Information/complaint phone: 800-622-4484 or 317-232-7134
Fax number: 317-972-3285
Email: longtermcareombudsman@ombudsman.IN.gov

Clark County long-term care ombudsman

Mary Cleavinger

Indiana Legal Services
3303 Plaza Drive, #5
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-913-7361, ext. 11223
Email: mary.cleavinger@ilsi.net

Local Social Security offices

Louisville Social Security office
601 W. Broadway, Room 101
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 866-716-9671
Fax: 833-950-3149
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Louisville Social Security office
601 W. Broadway, Room 101
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 866-716-9671
Fax: 833-950-3149
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Understand Kentucky and Indiana laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Different state laws and regulations are in place to ensure memory care facilities meet your loved one’s individual needs in a safe environment. In Kentucky, memory care communities are licensed as assisted living communities with dementia care. Before receiving a dementia care specific license, the assisted living community’s dementia care unit must undergo an on-site inspection.[05]

In Indiana, if a memory care community offers residential nursing care or administers medication it must be licensed as a residential care facility.[06]

What are the staffing requirements in memory care facilities?

Every memory care resident should receive the best individualized care thanks to state laws on staffing requirements. These requirements help enforce quality and adequate care for your loved one.

Kentucky: As mandated by the state, your loved one will receive person-centered care from staff members who receive dementia-specific orientation and annual dementia training. The state also requires sufficient staffing and that only specially trained caregivers work with dementia residents to keep the in good hands.[05]

Indiana: Similar to Kentucky, your loved one will receive qualified care by dementia-trained staff members. However, Indiana requires a specific number of training hours. If a staff member has contact with your loved one, they must undergo a minimum of 6 hours of dementia-specific training annually.[07]

What are your loved one’s rights in memory care?

State law ensures your loved one has protected rights within their memory care community. Both Kentucky and Indiana set requirements to help ensure memory care communities meet residents’ individual needs and they’re kept informed.

Kentucky: Your loved one must receive three meals and snacks each day, per regulations. Our partner communities go above and beyond on this, working to accommodate your loved one’s dining hours to meet individual needs. Additionally, memory care facilities must provide assistance with activities of daily living, education on living with dementia, health-related services, person-centered pain management practices, and personalized activities that promote socialization among residents.[05]

Indiana: Memory care facilities must complete an Alzheimer’s and dementia special care unit disclosure form and provide a copy for senior residents. From explaining the care planning process to outlining what type of criteria might cause a discharge or transfer, this form provides the resident and their family with important information specific to that memory care community.[06,07]

COVID-19 regulations for Louisville memory care facilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed their COVID-19 regulations, and states like Kentucky followed their lead in September 2022. Now, senior living care areas, like memory care communities, no longer require masks.[08] However, private memory care communities may still have their own standards in place, so it’s best to check with a prospective community beforehand to learn their protocols.

Meanwhile, the Kentucky Department for Public Health currently follows community-level COVID-19 guidance. While this level of guidance changes, Jefferson County currently falls under a low level of guidance. The area has more relaxed COVID-19 requirements but some recommendations are still in place, like those below.

An illustration of a protective breathing mask

Masking. Masks are up to a person’s preference, but a mask can be required after an exposure to a COVID-19 infection.

An illustration of a person in bed within a house

Quarantining. If a person has no symptoms after testing positive for a COVID-19 infection, they should isolate for five days. However, if a person is experiencing symptoms, they should isolate for 10 days. If a person has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 infection, they should be monitored for possible COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days.

What to expect from memory care living in Louisville

Our memory care partner communities work hard to create a sense of security by ensuring their campuses are safe and easy to navigate for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Enriching activity schedules, specialized therapies, and a comfortable environment help your loved one feel safe and at home.

Will my loved one be safe in a memory care facility?

Memory care communities make certain that seniors with memory loss are cared for around the clock. Our memory care partners in Louisville help ensure your loved one’s safety by having 24-hour awake staff. Additionally, about 94% of our memory care partners have specially trained memory care staff members. This means staff have had advanced training in caring for persons with dementia. They are qualified to handle common dementia behaviors, such as the following:

  • Wandering
  • Exit-seeking behaviors
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness

If you’re still concerned about wandering or exit-seeking behaviors, almost all (about 94%) of our memory care partners have secured exits and entrances to prevent this common occurrence.[01] Additionally, if a community does not have Wander Guard or a similar system, it may have an emergency call system in place to help keep your loved one safe from wandering off campus.

What can your loved one expect on a day-to-day basis in a memory care community?

Besides receiving daily care services, your loved one will be able to live a fulfilling and active lifestyle in a Louisville memory care community. To achieve this, all of our memory care partners in Louisville have an activity director to give your loved one access to engaging on-site and off-site activities. Your loved one will be able to find something they enjoy with a variety of senior-friendly options. Here are some examples of the activity programming you can expect at our partner memory care communities:

  • Brain fitness
  • Trivia and other games
  • Wii bowling and other virtual games
  • Yoga and other forms of group exercise
  • Interest clubs, like a gardening club
  • Day trips and outings
  • Devotionals
  • Holiday parties
  • Musical events

Some memory care communities even offer sensory-based programs — like aromatherapy and pet therapy — to further support your loved one’s emotional well-being. When your loved one isn’t participating in an activity, they can enjoy delicious meals Some of our partners even have special dining programs, professional chefs, and restaurant-style dining experiences.[01]

Will my loved one feel at home in a memory care facility?

Staff at memory care communities work hard to tailor care to each individual personality, providing residents with a sense of security and belonging in a familial environment. Many communities go above and beyond personalized care by also offering customizable living spaces. Memory care communities are often furnished, but your loved one is encouraged to decorate their living space with pictures and/or personal touches. These types of additions and changes can help a senior feel more at home in their community.

Louisville memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Louisville memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Louisville, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Louisville memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Louisville that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Louisville, KYNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
47.8%
65.1%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
60.9%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
93.5%
82.4%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
76.1%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
23.9%
28.3%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
93.5%
89.5%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
65.2%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
67.4%
72.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Louisville memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Louisville Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Louisville, KYNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
76.1%
73.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
54.3%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
56.5%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
15.2%
26.1%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Louisville memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Louisville partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Louisville, KYNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
43.5%
27.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
56.5%
43.9%
No sugar
No sugar
54.3%
41.1%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
52.2%
49.6%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
17.4%
16.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Louisville memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Louisville communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Louisville, KYNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
52.2%
31.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
65.2%
39.2%
Room service
Room service
52.2%
36.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
26.1%
22.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Louisville memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Louisville offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Louisville, KYNational
Activity director
Activity director
71.7%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
54.3%
33.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
54.3%
27.9%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
67.4%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
65.2%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
73.9%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
47.8%
39.1%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
54.3%
34.3%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
58.7%
35.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
69.6%
46.8%
Live performances
Live performances
65.2%
47.2%
Dances
Dances
47.8%
30.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
45.7%
21.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
67.4%
45.9%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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50258
Number of seniors aged 75+ currently living in Jefferson County, Kentucky
6%
Percentage of seniors 75+ within the Jefferson County population[10]
$28,648
Average retirement income for seniors 65+ in Jefferson County, Kentucky[11]

Health care for seniors in Louisville

Louisville is known for working towards advanced aging health solutions after being named America’s Aging Care Capital by Forbes Magazine. In addition to this achievement, the area has highly rated hospitals. From geriatric clinics to certified stroke centers, your loved one will find specialized care to help them through the aging process and common senior conditions. Here you’ll learn more about the top-rated hospitals in Louisville and how their specialized care may benefit your loved one.

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Baptist Health Louisville

Baptist Health Louisville offers expert care and specialized teams for strokes and heart attacks. The hospital performs highly for these adult conditions, as well as several others, like diabetes, hip replacements, colon cancer surgeries, and more. It ranks No. 1 in Louisville and No. 3 in Kentucky, according to U.S. News and World Report. There are additional locations, so if your loved one resides on the Indiana side of the Louisville area, they may be closer to the Jeffersonville, Indiana, location.

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Norton Hospital

If your loved one is aged 65+, they may access the specialized care at Norton Hospital’s geriatric care services. The hospital helps seniors receive care within their home or community by offering programs dedicated to house calls and on-site care at certain nursing homes. The hospital also provides exceptional stroke care in its Primary Stroke Center, certified by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association. Norton is also the University of Louisville School of Medicine teaching hospital, offering fresh perspectives and innovative care. It ranks No. 2 in Louisville and No. 5 in Kentucky, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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UofL Health — Jewish Hospital

UofL Health — Jewish Hospital is another distinguished hospital with a geriatric clinic — Republic Bank Optimal Aging Clinic — for seniors aged 65 and older. The hospital also has a certified stroke center and is known for many medical firsts in the U.S., ranking at No. 3 in Louisville and No. 6 in Kentucky, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Transportation for seniors in Louisville

Almost all (about 94%) of our memory care partners in Louisville offer on-site transportation services. These are typically complimentary, but some communities may require additional fees. Transportation provided by communities is the safest option for seniors with dementia since it ensures a caregiver accompanies them.

Unfortunately, Louisville isn’t easy to get around without your own means of transportation. However, there are public transportation options through the local Transit Authority of River City (TARC) system for visiting friends and family.

  • Fixed routes: TARC has multiple fixed bus routes that run throughout Louisville with stops in nearby Indiana cities. While schedules depend on the route and bus, most buses typically run on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): The BRT is a bus route that runs more often than TARC’s fixed routes. These routes run along the Dixie Highway into downtown Louisville during the weekdays.

Senior activities in Louisville

The Louisville area is filled with enriching attractions for a variety of preferences. Seniors can enjoy decadent meals and exciting entertainment with their visiting family members and friends. From horseracing to natural wonders, Louisville has many beloved attractions that families can enjoy. The city goes beyond famous food and attractions with wheelchair-friendly parks and cruises along the river.

Southern foodie paradise

While every memory care facility offers three meals a day, plus snacks, nothing can beat Kentucky’s Southern staples like burgoo and benedictine. However, one of the most prominent dishes is The Hot Brown, first created at The Brown Hotel in Louisville. This open-faced turkey sandwich is topped with strips of bacon and smothered in deliciously creamy Mornay sauce. If you’re not craving sandwiches, you and your loved one can head to the Prospect neighborhood where Kern’s Kitchen stands. This local eatery developed the delicious, chocolate-filled Kentucky Derby Pie.

Shopping opportunities

Along the TARC bus stops lie the local malls, Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center, where you and your loved one can shop among traditional chain stores. Additionally, there are ample adjacent hotels offering convenience during your visit. One of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods includes the Westport Village, where you can support locally owned businesses from restaurants to shopping destinations.

Sensory-friendly performing arts

Louisville has two accessible performing arts areas, one of which — the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts — offers sensory-friendly performances to accommodate those who may startle easily, such as seniors with dementia. Your loved one can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere with these performances, which may include the following changes:

  • Dimming theatre lights
  • Allowing seniors to leave the performance
  • Warning audience members of loud noises
  • Allowing audience members to speak during performances
  • Offering a quiet area towards the back of the theater

The venue also provides additional accommodations for those with physical disabilities, hearing loss, or vision loss.

Beautiful outdoor areas

It’s important for seniors, especially those with dementia, to go outside, get out of their community, and absorb some vitamin D. Luckily, Louisville has many outdoor opportunities for you and your loved one to visit together.

Since Louisville rests along the Ohio River, the city offers multiple riverboat cruises with some wheelchair-accessible options. You and your loved one can enjoy a picnic with a beautiful view on one of the riverboats, or after visiting, you can settle down during a sunset cruise. And don’t forget to ask about discounted rates for seniors aged 65 and older.

Besides cruises, the Louisville area has nearly 60 miles of hiking trails. Your loved one can enjoy the wheelchair-accessible option — Tulip Tree Trail — in Jefferson Memorial Forest, one of the largest city-owned forests in the United States.

Distinguished attractions

Families and their loved ones can enjoy many famous attractions in the Louisville area. One of the most legendary racetracks, Churchill Downs, lies inside the Louisville city limits. Locals and visitors alike dress up in full Southern attire to attend the famous Kentucky Derby. The racetrack can’t store wheelchairs, but it does have accessibility shuttles to and from the parking lots. While it is a beloved pastime for all visitors, it’s important that caregivers accompany seniors with dementia to the event.

In addition to the famous racetrack, adults and children love the underground Louisville Mega Cavern. Tours with wheelchair-accessible options are available in the Mega Tram, which delves deep to explore the cavern.

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnolia Springs Louisville, Sunrise of Louisville and Magnolia Springs East Louisville are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Louisville, KY. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Louisville is $4,564 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 49 memory care facilities near you in Louisville, Kentucky typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Louisville, Kentucky, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Louisville, Kentucky, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Louisville, Kentucky ranges from $485 to $11175. The average Memory Care cost in Louisville, Kentucky is $4,564. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Louisville, Kentucky typically starts at $485. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Home and community based waiver.

  4. Indiana Medicaid for Members. Aged and disabled waiver.

  5. Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky General Assembly § 194A.700 – 194A.729 (2000 & rev. 2022).

  6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. (2015 June). State regulatory files: Indiana. In Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy: 2015 edition.

  7. Residential Regulations, Indiana State Department of Health Division of Long-Term Care § 410 IAC 16.2-5 (1997 & rev. 2008).

  8. Cabinet for Health and Family Services. (2022, Sept. 16). Provider guidance memo: Face coverings in long-term care and senior living congregate care settings.

  9. Kentucky Department of Public Health. {2022, July 27). Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19?

  10. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  11. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in The United States (S0103): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  12. U.S. News and World Report. Best hospitals in Louisville, KY.

  13. Martinson, M. (2023, March 29). Personal communication [Phone interview].

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

3.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Home and community based waiver.

4.

Indiana Medicaid for Members. Aged and disabled waiver.

5.

Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky General Assembly § 194A.700 – 194A.729 (2000 & rev. 2022).

6.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. (2015 June). State regulatory files: Indiana. In Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy: 2015 edition.

7.

Residential Regulations, Indiana State Department of Health Division of Long-Term Care § 410 IAC 16.2-5 (1997 & rev. 2008).

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Kentucky Department of Public Health. {2022, July 27). Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19?

10.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

11.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in The United States (S0103): Jefferson County, Kentucky [Data set]. American Community Survey.

12.

U.S. News and World Report. Best hospitals in Louisville, KY.

13.

Martinson, M. (2023, March 29). Personal communication [Phone interview].