The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

153 Cardinal Dr, Agawam, MA 01001

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About the community The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

When looking for long-term care for your loved one who has dementia, You'll want to make sure it provides the right type of certified memory care specialists and a safe environment with constant monitoring. Will your loved one have personal assistance? Have access to meaningful activities and programs that stimulate memories? Are the doors secured in case he/she is prone to wandering? These are just a few questions You'll have. Benchmark Senior Living at The Atrium at Cardinal Drive has the answers.

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive in Agawam, MA is a vibrant and compassionate residential community with an innovative Mind & Memory program for seniors with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Led by a Certified Dementia Practitioner, this specialized form of assisted living combines personal care assistance and innovative medication management with dedicated programs and dignified dining for life enrichment.

Our staff provides specialized care to seniors with dementia. We know the complexity of Alzheimer's and how it impacts your loved one€”and you. It's an emotional time filled with worry about your loved one's safety and future. Rest assured that our memory care community has cared for hundreds of individuals with dementia and we are...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Podiatrist
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Beauty salon

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken

French
German
Polish
Russian

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Piano or organ

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Other religious services
Art classes

Reviews for The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

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4.2

Care services

4.2

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Activities

4.1

Value for cost

3.7

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5.0
May 5, 2021
Sandra - Toured community
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My review of The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

Our family had a virtual tour, and the tour was very good. The person who gave the tour was great, she gave us a lot of information. It was pretty good, we were able to see the difference between all the different rooms and units.


4.0
May 29, 2020
Anne Okowitz - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We feel we have found a good fit

Everything is going well at The Atrium. They call us once a week with updates. The care giving staff is very communicative and is quick to confirm anything they need in terms of my mother-in-law's care. Because the community is on lock down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the staff offered to FaceTime with us to make sure my mother-in-law got time to see us and interact with us. The cost is steep and my mother-in-law is quickly running low on funds, and The Atrium does not accept Medicaid so she will need to move relatively soon. They normally have good activities available for the residents as well. The executive director is fantastic and is always very communicative and will to address any of our concerns.


4.0
December 6, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Visit only. Wait list. This was a very clean, spacious community. I liked the amount of space available for the residents to move around in though there didn't seem to be a lot of available independent activities. All staff were very friendly and informative. The one negative is that there is one nurse that administers medication who is on site 8-8. If anyone needed medication outside that time, there is no one to administer it. This won't work with someone who needs emergency medication like inhalers.


5.0
October 7, 2019
Kathleen Kemple - Loved one of resident/client
GREAT Home away from Home!

My Dad has been at The Atrium at Cardinal Drive for the past 4 months & my siblings and I are extremely happy with the care he is getting. The facility is immaculate, decor feels like a comfortable home & the staff is very caring & loving. There is always something going on to keep him engaged & interested. I am so happy that we found this wonderful home away from home for him!


4.5
June 20, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Happy Place for mom

I was dreading moving my mom from her previous assisted living place to a memory care facility. It was the best thing I did. She is smiling, more communicative and I swear her memory is a tad better. An environment where she is looked after and nourished makes a big difference,


2.5
May 22, 2017
Jane doe - Loved one of resident/client
Poor aides

Very clean and awesome staff. However staff is under paid. The residents can be very difficult. I as a family member pay way too much and the poor aides is under paid. How does that work!?!


0.5
February 3, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Would not Recommend

I would not recommend it this community to anybody. It was a not a good experience, and there are many things this community need to improve on. The communication was very nonprofessional. I have ran a business, and this is unprofessional community. I was not happy with my husbands stay at this community.


3.5
November 1, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Let's Talk!

The staff here is great and they are very nice. They have been trying to do everything they can to make sure that my loved one is comfortable. However, I did have a huge problem with the medication that my loved one received. It was not right and my loved one fell and broke an arm. I feel there is just a communication problem, but it is being worked on.


4.5
January 25, 2016
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Superb

Staff is professional and friendly. They make you feel welcomed and right at home. They went through all the steps with us to make sure the transition went well. We are very lucky and love it here. Other residents are also wonderful.

Response from The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

February 17, 2016

One of the many benefits of being a senior living company is the ability to create moments that wow our family members. Thanks for your kind words!


5.0
October 28, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community

This community was designed specifically for memory care so the layout is easy to navigate. Special consideration is paid to engage residents and the staff is very kind and friendly. Quite financially out of range for my family

Response from The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

November 30, 2015

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Individualized care is one of our hallmarks as we strive to meet the distinct needs of each resident. Please call our Executive Director at [removed] if we can ever be of service to you and your family.


5.0
October 15, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
thrilled

We are thrilled with The Atrium. From the first time you walk in everyone is so pleasant and they really want to help. They welcome any question you and don't make you feel like they are put out. The staff are really good about walking you through the steps you need to know. It does not smell like a facility here, there is no odor. Everyone knows you by name. I have to say for the different places we have been they are extremely gracious. They are very accommodating. They have a lot of well coordinated activities for the Alzheimer's/dementia patients. No matter what issues we have come up with they have been very responsive. I am very pleased with this facility.

Response from The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

October 28, 2015

Thank you! We take enormous pride in taking care of seniors throughout the aging experience. Please contact our Executive Director ([removed]) if there is ever anything with which we can assist you and your family.


5.0
September 2, 2014
Loved one - Toured community
Verified Review
Very very nice, but also very expensive

This place is absolutely top class, and was one of the nicest looking places that we toured. Unfortunately it was also the most expensive. If I won the lottery this is definitely the place I would choose, the care they provide is absolutely top notch, and I know they'd be able to provide everything that it is possible to provide here.

Response from The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

September 4, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing. Your words mean everything to us. Please feel free to contact us ([removed]) if we can ever be of any help or to answer any questions at all. Caring for seniors is not just our purpose, it's our passion.


4.0
April 21, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
She is doing so well here!

She is doing so well here! It’s like she’s going to live for another 100 years. They offer two food choices every day. They offer two field trips a months, for an additional cost of $20, but they are fun. They are arts and crafts. They’re doing a spring fling this week. One thing we ran into trouble with was that we had a CT DNR we have to get a MA for it to be effective there. There is an initial $6000 fee.


4.0
December 16, 2013
Loved one - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Good, but a few inconveniences

I haven't visited the location myself, but I assisted in the search. The feedback I've received from my loved ones is that overall the community is a lovely place, and they are very friendly. They have had a few complaints about things, such as having to bring in nutritional supplements, or transportation for doctors visits, etc, needing to be arranged two weeks in advance.


5.0
October 16, 2013
Daughter in law - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great, memory care only, place

They're amazing, that's all I can say. They have people who have worked there 5 and 15 years and I sit there with G and I just watch the whole milieu for an hour at a time and I know they're not showing off for me, they're happy to relate to them at whatever level they're on. It's a great place, they're really good, they're on top of what's going on with her. The only issue is she had a problem with one of her toenails that maybe we should have heard about it sooner. Her husband had been diagnosed with lewy body dementia and had really gone down hill fast, we didn't have to hire any extra aids, they had the right equipment, they did the two person transfers, the care when he was here was really good, it was better than the 24 hour aids in many ways. Pretty much everybody there is out in the common areas most of the time and the place is designed for people specifically with memory issues and it's quite spacious out of the ones we looked at. It doesn't have a sort of medical feel to it, the staff aren't allowed to wear medical uniforms, they were regular clothes and they have a very active staff. A month ago they had a Hawaiian luau, they invited all the families to go and they have a monthly support group also.


4.0
December 28, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Very nice facility. Perfect for the s...

Very nice facility. Perfect for the stage my Dad is in, but probably not my Mom (yet). Because of the size of the apartments, it would be a difficult transition.


4.0
December 25, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Care at this facility was more advanc...

Care at this facility was more advanced than currently needed. Director was very friendly & took us to Orchard Valley in Wilbraham... which was friendly and lots of activities - Y swim close by. Orchard Valley is probably one of our top choices...


3.0
December 23, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Clean, cheerful, bright. The staff we...

Clean, cheerful, bright. The staff were friendly. This is a locked facility and I don't think mom would feel comfortable at this point in time with the locked doors to enter and leave.


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