Choose Brighter Moments

At Bridgewater Retirement Community, our philosophy is that everyone deserves the best possible quality of life, every day. That’s why we have created two memory support households where everything, from organized activities to daily meals to the physical environment, is designed to enhance all dimensions of wellbeing. Gardner House is BRC’s original memory support household for up to 16 residents. Concord House opened in 2021 with 13 apartments, four large enough for couples. Both offer the highest quality support and care for adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Memory care is one part of our continuum of care encompassed by our Life Plan Community. For residents, that means there is security in knowing that if needs change, there is priority access to long term care in our Nursing Households—among the very best in the country according to Medicare and U.S. News & World Report. BRC is located in Bridgewater, Virginia with easy access from I-81—convenient for families in Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, and throughout the central Shenandoah Valley.

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Dignity, Engagement, and Security in our Memory Support Households

We understand the special nature of supporting people who are coping with memory loss.

Our activity-based programming is designed by experts to be fun and to sustain cognitive function as long as possible. The secure households feel like a comfortable private home, with lovely private bedrooms and inviting common spaces where residents engage with others. The dining area is a hub for daily activities, with residents helping to cook several times a week.

There is ready access to the out-of-doors through a secure garden space (Gardner House) or large screened porch (Concord House). And the BRC team is second to none when it comes to nurturing, loving personal support.

Activities are developed in cooperation with family and loved ones. All residents receive an activity plan designed for their preferences and abilities. We encourage them to participate in activities they have enjoyed all their lives—cooking, gardening, sewing and special outings—all while being supported by our certified care professionals.

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Is it too soon to consider Memory Support at BRC?

BRC’s Memory Support households are designed for people experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Sometimes, the ideal time to move is before dementia has progressed so far that it’s hard for them to adapt to new surroundings. At BRC, they can benefit from daily engagement and constant support, potentially prolonging mental capacity for longer.

What you need to know

  • BRC Memory Support households are secured 24/7
  • Nursing support on-site 24/7
  • All-inclusive fees cover assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, laundry, housekeeping, meals, activities, and outings.
  • New residents must meet cognitive, physical, and financial qualifications
  • Our “Home No Matter What” promise* means that BRC will always be home, even if a resident exhausts their personal resources

*The BRC Foundation is able to provide financial support for operations through the generosity of its donors, so residents have the security of knowing they will be able to stay at BRC even if their financial situation changes. However, other reasons occasionally emerge so that congregate living at BRC may no longer be a good fit.

Meet Jessica

assisted living request information marketing counselor jessica covellJessica Covell, Marketing Counselor for Memory Support and Assisted Living, specializes in supporting families as they consider living options for loved ones experiencing memory loss or cognitive impairment. Like you, her top priority is whatever is best for your loved one. Contact her today to set up your individual consultation.

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Still Have Questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about memory support at BRC and what we can offer you.