Elderwood offers dedicated memory care floors within its skilled nursing communities in Amherst, Grand Island, Hornell, Lake Placid and Waverly, NY

Elderwood’s memory care floors feature a higher level of security so residents are free to wander.



Memory care floors feature a higher staff-to-resident ratio. Caregivers on the floor and throughout the building are trained to understand, communicate and interact with memory-impaired individuals with patience and compassion. They have the knowledge to redirect a resident, when necessary, to minimize their stress, frustration or anxiety and preserve their dignity.

seasons® memory care programs

As in all Elderwood skilled nursing communities, our dedicated memory care floors feature unique Seasons® Memory Care programming. This comprehensive approach to memory care considers the whole person — their background, interests, preferences, physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs — in order to provide appropriate therapy and activities that will help keep them engaged and functioning at the highest capability possible.


As a skilled nursing facility, Elderwood has the staff and resources to address a variety of medical complications, so a traumatic visit to the emergency room often can be avoided. If a concern arises, the resident will receive the same tests available in a hospital, with treatment quickly provided. When desired for their recuperation, physical, occupational and speech therapy are accommodated on-site in our spacious therapy suite. Elderwood residents also benefit from access to our managed pharmacy, affiliated physicians and psychiatrists.


If you feel a loved one would benefit from Seasons programming, please contact us for more information or schedule a tour today.