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Dedicated Memory Care

The Memory Care Center at Applewood Village

The care partners at The THRIVE Memory Care Center at Applewood Village include highly trained, kind and caring staff who dedicate each day to engaging activities that enrich the lives of residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related conditions.

Consistent with Applewood’s philosophy of encouraging wellness in mind, body and spirit, the THRIVE Memory Care Center has developed a cutting-edge program that ensures each resident is provided with the individualized care plan necessary to improve their quality of life, allowing residents to thrive. Serving up to 11 residents, this smaller, personalized setting provides individualized program development for each resident based on their current abilities, medical history and aspirations.

Individualized care plans

Personalized Memory Support in New Jersey

You can be assured your loved one will receive highly personalized care. Residents also enjoy private rooms with full baths, surrounded by an active social and skill-strengthening environment where residents have a close relationship with staff and neighbors. In addition, this person-centered approach aims to promote well-being, prolong daily function and help residents maintain a sense of purpose, dignity and satisfaction.

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Memory care services include:

  • Memory programming, assistance with activities of daily living and medication management
  • LPN coverage 24/7
  • Three nutritious daily meals
  • Housekeeping, maintenance, laundry and utilities
  • Planned social events and individualized activities
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Close proximity and access to CentraState Medical Center
  • Close proximity to medical professionals, including geriatric and neurological specialists

The new Memory Care Center was made possible through the support of Applewood Village residents John and Audrey Statesir, who made a generous contribution in honor of John’s mother.

“The Memory Care Center at Applewood offers peace-of-mind to people seeking around-the-clock care for their loved ones,” says John Statesir. “Above all, the community offers a positive and peaceful environment where dignity and safety are paramount.”

Applewood’s Thrive® program is a six-pronged lifestyle roadmap designed to collectively nurture mind, body and spirit. Memory care staff partner with each resident to build a personalized engagement plan that addresses the interests and capabilities of the resident.


Programming that embraces each resident, focusing on their current status (where they are today rather than the abilities they have lost)


Engaging each resident and family member to encourage connections


Treating the whole person by ensuring care to the body and soul in a relaxing, comfortable environment


Engaging each resident and family member in order to encourage connections


Recreational opportunities tailored to each resident based on individual preferences


Creating safe, comfortable environments for all residents in the memory care program

Supporting the Warchol Best-Abilities Care Model

The Memory Care Center at Applewood Village supports this proven memory care model based on studies that people with Alzheimer’s/dementia thrive when a care model is tailored for their individual needs.

Working in partnership with an engaging physical environment, this care model helps to both solidify and maintain residents’ health, safety, functional independence and life enjoyment through a focused care approach:

  • Simplify a resident’s world by identifying the ideal mix of activities engagement without creating stress or discomfort
  • Earn resident trust through the consistent messaging of positivity, independence, safety, joy and hope
  • Promote an uplifting, organized, home-like environment to help residents feel secure and safe, helping to lessen isolation and frustration
  • The staff’s mission to provide every resident with a safe, uplifting community where residents focus on discovering joy in life every day
  • Small group memory support with the comforts of home

Our staff’s mission to provide every resident with a safe, uplifting community where residents focus on discovering joy in life every day.

Small Group Memory Support with the Comforts of Home

The Memory Care Center at Applewood’s services include:


  • Comprehensive memory-focused programming
  • iN2L computer-based programming provides online skill training, email communication and general internet navigation, based on cognitive abilities, personal interests and abilities
  • The Center’s exclusive Music Memories™, a scientifically proven iPod-based personalized music therapy, helps to stimulate verbal communication, activate positive memories and boost positive endorphins


  • LPN coverage 24/7
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping, maintenance, laundry and utilities
  • Three daily meals and snacks
  • Help buttons near bed and bath as well as throughout the public spaces


  • Calendar of daily social events, celebrations, art and music activities
  • Scheduled round-trip, escorted transportation

Medical Care

  • Less than 10 minutes to CentraState Medical Center
  • Nearby proximity to 100+ medical professionals, including geriatric and neurological specialists

Reserve Your Priority Tour 

Due to the limited number of Memory Care Center apartments available, reach out early for priority tour reservations.

Do you have questions about memory care or Applewood’s continuum of care? Call (848) 233-3016 to schedule a visit or get more information.

Applewood Village offers a full spectrum of active engaged living. The single-site community features 300 independent living residences, 40 assisted living apartments, 60 skilled nursing beds as well as 11 specialized memory care apartments, set on 44 beautiful acres in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Schedule a tour today.