The Madeline of Decatur is a specialized memory care community that was purposefully built, by design, solely to serve residents with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Both the physical layout and care model enable us to provide a safe and loving environment for our residents to thrive.
Each resident has a customized care plan that is designed to balance independence and enjoyment. In addition to supporting activities of daily living, our care partners interact with our residents to promote engagement, socialization, and purposeful living.
Examples of daily living support include medication administration, bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, feeding, ambulation assistance.
Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.
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*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.
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I really like how secure their memory care unit is, but when you're there, you don't feel locked down. It's very open, with lots of sunlight. I like that they have people in different stages of dementia all mixed together, so they don't have anybody isolated out, which I think is good. Since I've been there, there's been a lot of staff turnover. But everyone I've worked with there has been really nice. And they seem to offer plenty of activities.
I would want people to know if your loved one has any mobility issues, this is not the place for them. It is for able bodied people with memory issues and nothing else. The facility is beautiful and all of the people are so nice, but during check in they forget to tell us major key details, it was chaos. I had sat there and gone over a care plan with them the Friday before for an hour and then on check in day they pulled me back in and started the whole care plan again, so they must have lost everything we went over. The whole thing was problematic. I had told them that she was a big fall risk and that someone needed to be watching her very closely. The toilet in her room did not have railings or anything like that. She ended up falling right away (3 times actually) and the last time she hit her head and went into the hospital. After she got back, we ended up taking her out right away. She had a massive bruise on her forehead and they tried to cover it up. It was a terrible experience. We got a refund.
Response from The Madeline of DecaturAugust 18, 2021
Thank you for telling us about your experience, we value feedback as we are always seeking to provide the best quality care and services available. We’d like to respect your loved ones privacy and discuss your individual experience offline. We invite you to contact our community at 404-299-6600 to inquire about speaking with a member of our support team. Thank you for having been a valued family member.
We are very pleased with The Madeline of Decatur. She seems to have adjusted here very well. You do still have to set up appointments to go visit, my brother goes by every day and he has been very happy with them as well. It is hard since we are not able to see them interacting and doing activities but they said she is doing well, they offer a lot of activities. Overall I would recommend to others who are looking.
I would not recommend for anybody who does not have severe dementia. Our loved one is at the beginning stages and they are totally ignoring our loved one. They are more focused on severe residents, so our loved one is not being looked out after. They are short staffed and it is just not worth the money it is very expensive.
The Madeline has done a great job especially during the pandemic. We really liked how its a smaller community, which we thought it would be good for our loved one. We also liked how it had hand rails all over the place for the residents to easily get around. The rooms are on the smaller side, but for our loved ones needs the rooms were perfect. We haven't eaten there ourselves, but the food they have provided for the residents seemed fine. At the family functions they provide, the food was delicious.
We felt like we got a good value compared to other communities we looked at. Our loved one really needed to be in a skilled nursing facility and unfortunately at time they were not, she was there for weeks and fell a couple of times. They were understaffed, but they did the absolute best they could. The manager there is awesome we really like her. She is very loving and good caring person. The activities were great, they had an English tea for all the women there, they would dress up with hats and decorate the place for them to have tea. The did have outings, church services and games. The activities director was wonderful. It is an older building but it was recently renovated, and they really did a good job turning it around. Its very clean, and the food is fabulous. Its not institutional everything looks fresh. It has wings that go off to a central area. The rooms have a half bath, and you can decorate it any way you want to. They are very flexible, the staff wants you to feel right at home. They have a cute outside area that you can garden in. We would recommend this community to anyone.
The Madeline had memory games for the residents, as well as outdoor activities and agility exercises. They would throw holiday themed dinners as well. The staff is very engaging and receptive to the residents. My father loves the food, they have a lot of varieties to chose from. The community layout is nice, its set up in a neighborhood type scenery. Each room has there own bathroom. They room sizes are quite nice,
I highly recommend The Madeline of Decatur to take care of your loved one with dementia/Alzheimer’s. The Staff and all employees display patience and love when dealing with the needs of the residents in this clean and home-like environment. Also, the Staff and employees provide support for us caretakers because we need it also.
Response from The Madeline of DecaturMay 11, 2020
Thank you for your review Brenda, we love our community members and staff so much!
Nice facility-all on one floor. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. There are some extreme memory-challenged patients there that may turn her off. Like that they specialize only in memory care. Director was very friendly and asked a lot of good questions.
The facility is beautiful, well staffed and offered an array of activities for their residents.
Took the tour and was very pleased with what I saw. Administration and staff were very friendly and competent.
The facility has improved with staffing. The receptionists have an excellent attitude and very helpful.
Response from The Madeline of DecaturJanuary 2, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words and 4-star review. Our associate work hard daily to make The Madeline a welcoming place that our residents call home. We appreciate the positive comments about our team at the community.
Programming for memory care is priority at the Madeline. They have lived a new activities director, [Removed] and it looks like he is going to do good things for the residents. There are occasional hiccups, but all in all we are very satisfied.
My mother has been here for two months and I am very happy with my decision to move her. The people and programming are wonderful. Thank you!
Response from The Madeline of DecaturNovember 15, 2017
Thank you so much for the review and kind words. We love to hear such as we work so hard that all of our residents are happy as part of the Madeline family. So glad to have your Mother with us here!
Undergoing construction, interesting & favorable concept regarding bathing, friendly & motivated staff, offer care services needed for mother, availability of both private and semi private rooms.
Response from The Madeline of DecaturOctober 27, 2017
Thank you for the 4-star review and the kind remarks. While we are under renovation right now, that work will be done shortly. The finished product is going to be amazing and we can't wait for you to see it.
We toured this community for the care for mom.The community had nice staff who were able to answer my questions on the care. They did not have a pet and were going to be doing some remodeling and I did not feel that it would be a good place for my mom at the time. The menu and the activities seemed to be appealing. We would recommend that other families tour this community for care of a loved one.
Response from The Madeline of DecaturSeptember 19, 2017
Thank you so much for the 5-star review and the kind comments.
It's such a lovely place! My loved one has severe memory loss, so it was difficult for her to feel comfortable when she moved in, but after a while, she is enjoying her time so much that she finds it difficult to leave! The staff are so caring and willing to make my loved one, as well as the rest of the family, feel very comfortable with the experience. I have also found that there is very good security at this facility. Overall, we are very satisfied!
I have not been happy with the care from this community. This community does not have a good assistance on medications. The staff does not have good communication skills. This community does look nice and they have nice room. If you need full time care. . Families should tour this community before they have a loved there
The bathrooms are not very clean the housekeeping could do a little better. Activities are offered in the community, but my loved one at the moment is not participating in them. I feel that this is a safe place for my loved one to reside in. The meals are good and healthy there are no complaints at the moment. The staff are friendly and try to do their best.
I recently toured Peregrine in Decatur, the shower rooms were a mess and the halls smelled like urine. The sales lady was nice and informative, but it seemed like she was embarrassed as well. I will not move my mother into Peregrine and would not recommend it to anyone. Poor management and lazy staff
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