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Episcopal Church Home - Memory Care

The Best Choice for Mom

Just because your loved one has dementia doesn’t mean the conversation is over. Behind the eyes of each resident living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, there lies a lifetime of experiences that make up their unique life story.

At ECH we believe each resident deserves to live with dignity and respect, and that we have an obligation to engage them in a meaningful way and provide them with the best quality of life possible.

Best friends

We have adopted the flexible and person-centered Best Friends Approach™ to dementia care. It means we believe relationships are supremely important in dementia care and that they require the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, humor.

The extensive staff training, understanding and compassion for our resident Best Friends™ give families the confidence and peace of mind of knowing they have made the right decision for their loved one with dementia.

Each of our four memory care neighborhoods is designed to feel like home. Around those neighborhoods, you will find friendly pets, family-style kitchens, neighbors dining together, extensive secure outdoor areas and comfortable living rooms and sun porches.

As memory care needs increase, our Marmion neighborhood just down the hall provides 24-hour skilled nursing care. Not all memory care centers have that capability. Personal Care residents in each of the 4 neighborhoods have a private bedroom with private bath.

All residents enjoy common living rooms, family-style kitchens and dining rooms. The familiarity and homelike atmosphere of this design concept contribute to resident’s feelings of acceptance, wellbeing and purpose. Staff members trained specifically to work with the needs of memory-impaired residents follow a program of care based on their individual needs and abilities. Services offered are as follows:

  • 24-Hour care & assistance at 2 levels of care—licensed personal care and skilled nursing

  • Registered Dietitian—special diets & three meals daily

  • Rehabilitation therapies—physical, occupational & speech

  • Ancillary health services—podiatrist, dentist & ophthalmologist

  • Transportation secured for medical appointments

  • Aviaries, fish tanks, and friendly house pets

  • Planned activities & outings

  • Episcopal Chaplain—chapel services and counseling

  • Shabbos and High Holy Day services

  • Weekly housekeeping (daily in Nursing Neighborhoods)

  • Bed/bath linens

  • Beauty & Barber services

  • Casual bistro

  • Library

  • Parlor for private dining guests, parlor games or entertaining visitors

  • Evening security

  • Spacious secured courtyards, gardens, and a playground

  • On-site Alzheimer support groups 


Read how Ann Sherman, a recent contributor to the Louisville Courier-Journal, coped with the Alzheimer’s diagnosis of her mother and why Episcopal Church Home offered the best choice for her mom. 

We understand caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can be difficult and overwhelming.  That’s why we’ve created a brochure to help you understand the disease and the resources that might be available to youClick here to download our Dementia Guide.

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Louisville, KY 40222
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