A person-centered approach

From calming spaces to highly trained staff, every detail of the Life Guidance® neighborhood is designed to support people living with dementia. 

Atria’s approach to memory care

Here are just a few ways our forward-thinking approach to memory care improves the lives of residents.

  • Secure gathering spaces allow residents to move freely and safely
  • Highly trained staff offer personalized care using the latest evidence-based techniques
  • Physical activities, cognitive programs and staff-guided outings improve mood and stimulate cognition
  • Abundant natural light helps regulate circadian rhythms, promoting restful sleep and reducing evening agitation
  • An intimate dining room encourages engagement between residents
  • Apartments have an intentionally small footprint to encourage social connection throughout the community

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Life Guidance offered this resident a new lease on life and provided her daughters with peace of mind.

Alzheimer's Association community partner

Our collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association is helping to serve more Connecticut families facing the disease and accelerate research toward treatment, prevention and – ultimately – a cure.

Older man and wife sitting in an audience and watching a lecture

July 18: Alzheimer’s education event

Join us for a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, featuring the latest research on healthy living for the brain and body.

Older woman smiling at the camera and holding a sign that says The End of Alzheimer's Starts with Me

September 29: Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Atria is a proud local sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising awareness and funds for care, support and research.

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Frequently asked questions


Fill each day with meaningful connections and events while an attentive, dedicated staff handles the cooking, cleaning and maintenance.

Memory care is a specialized form of long-term care designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairments. The primary goal of Atria Crossroads Place’s memory care neighborhood is to provide a safe, structured environment that minimizes stress and confusion for residents. We provide 24-hour supervised care in a setting that allows residents to maintain a fulfilling life.

Assisted living and memory care differ mainly in the level of care and security they offer. Assisted living providers support residents with mild cognitive impairments in daily activities, while memory care neighborhoods are designed to ensure safety and cater to the unique needs of those with more advanced stages of dementia.

Many senior living communities will offer both levels of care, which can help ease the transition when a resident requires memory care.

The cost of memory care varies based on factors like amenities, apartment type and location. For instance, the average cost of memory care in Connecticut is $7,500 per month, but families can expect to pay $6,300 on average in Waterford.

Use our cost calculator to see how your current expenses compare to the cost of memory care at Atria Crossroads Place.

In addition to research-based care through our Life Guidance memory care neighborhood, Atria Crossroads Place offers support groups for individuals navigating the challenges of caring for someone experiencing cognitive decline. Through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, we now also offer support through educational events and Alzheimer’s Association event sponsorship.

Support for every PIECE of the process 

PIECES is a holistic approach to understanding and delivering care for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our downloadable guide will help you reflect on your family member’s behavior, pinpoint root causes for agitation and meet their specific needs.