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Multi-disciplinary research and industry best practices shaped the person-centered care model and purpose-built campus of Abe’s Garden Memory Support Center of Excellence. It is the first memory care center in the United States dedicated to establishing a national model of care that elevates residential, day and community-based programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

Abe's Garden Community

Abe’s Garden® was built from the ground up with input from aging-design professionals and the specific needs of those with ADRD in mind.

Man and woman hugging

Each resident and program participant’s history and preferences are at the core of Abe’s Garden Memory Support's individualized care approach.

Man and woman looking at pottery

A wide range of intentional engagement opportunities are offered from morning to evening every day for all stages of cognitive and physical health.

Direct observations of staff/resident interactions, the effectiveness of programs, and resident well-being are continually assessed and improved as needed.

Two Abe's Garden employees prepare to assist residents

Employees benefit from favorable staffing ratios, evidence-based training, and a competency-based career ladder.

Abe’s Garden Memory Support goes beyond residential services with offerings that include a day program, early stage dementia group, in-home support, and free educational caregiving videos.

Abe's Garden resident reads book to family member

Our full-time licensed clinical social worker helps guide families through the journey of having a loved one with dementia by providing emotional support and strategies to maximize quality time together.

Abe’s Garden Community collaborates with Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging faculty to establish best practices in dementia care and co-author published research papers.

Abe's Garden Community employee with resident

Abe’s Garden® has implemented the Hearthstone Institute’s I’m Still Here ® approach and evidence-based programs.

Helen Crow, Oklahoma chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
“I'm so impressed to see all of the things you are doing at Abe's Garden®. Every little detail is intentional, always keeping the residents and the disease in mind.”
Donna Finto-Burks, Abe’s Garden Senior Director of Clinical Care
“Team members, residents, and families collaborate regarding the constantly evolving Abe’s Garden® model. This coincides with a dedication to providing all residents engagement opportunities that align with their likes and needs, which is also
Kenna Niles, an AGCG participant’s wife
“As [my husband] has transitioned through the different stages of his disease, the [Abe’s Garden®] Community Group has made the single biggest impact. It has helped him to see that he can still contribute, make friends and enjoy himself.”