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The Waterford at Decatur senior living services

Our Magnolia Trails™ programming offers specialized memory care in a homelike environment. Our team goes beyond the typical management of dementia, and we work with families and their loved ones to care for the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

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We know our residents

We’re passionate about understanding each resident as an individual and supporting them at every point in their journey.

Our unique Magnolia Trails DECADES™ questionnaire gathers insights from loved ones, allowing us to create a comforting, familiar environment tailored to personal lifestyles and preferences.

One way we do this is through Life Stations. These creative, safe spaces are designed to engage residents and inspire joy. By incorporating resident history and interests into our dynamic programming, we help our memory care residents feel as comfortable as possible.

Five Pillars of Magnolia Trails

Designed with insights from health care professionals and memory care thought leaders, Magnolia Trails focuses on five pillars to help our residents experience life in an environment of dignity and respect.

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Focusing on Care First

We tailor each resident’s experience to meet their needs, from individual care plans to dining options and programming.

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Creating Environment

By adjusting the decor, sounds, smells, touch and taste, we strive to make your loved one feel as comfortable as possible.

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Embracing Moments

Our programming is responsive and offers flexible timing for residents, enabling them to choose their activities throughout the entire day.

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Making Family Connections

We’re committed to providing family members with tool kits and guides to help you understand dementia and the care.

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Providing Food and Nutrition

Our dining program focuses on proper nutrition, dignity and a welcoming environment.

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Frequently asked questions about our care options

What is Magnolia Trails™?

Our Magnolia Trails™ memory care program was created to provide more than just care and support for residents. We create a safe, calming and homelike environment and engage residents with dignity.

Through this program, we provide nutritious and enjoyable dining experiences, create opportunities for residents to embrace the moment and connect with others, and collaborate with families to ensure the best care for your loved one.

What is the difference between a nursing home and memory care?

Both nursing homes and memory care facilities provide around-the-clock care, support and supervision of residents. However, only memory care facilities are specifically geared toward those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Memory care facilities are not generally staffed or designed to provide medical treatment. However, they can provide medication management for routine prescription medication prescribed by a resident’s doctor.

Do you offer programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia?

Yes! We offer interactive programs specifically designed to help meet the cognitive, social and emotional needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Residents receive individualized attention along with stimulating programming that encourages them to stay active. We create opportunities for residents to have fun and socialize while receiving care and services from compassionate caretakers.

Are medical services offered on-site?

Many assisted living communities offer on-site care through partnerships with home health, hospice and medical providers. Some services that are available include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.