Memory Care

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Chocolate in the Morning

Love may look and feel a bit different for those with loved ones struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone shows their love in different ways. One of our family members began writing about his wife’s journey with Alzheimer’s a few years ago where he imagines the world through her eyes. He has been gracious […]

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Life at Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House

Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House is a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home. Our loving team takes care of the housekeeping, maintenance, cooking and linen services to make sure our residents have the quiet dignity of their own suites without any of the worries. But life at our community goes much further than […]

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"What They Had" Film Screenings

This year we have chosen the film “What They Had” for our screening and discussion group. Besides it being a beautiful work by an award-winning cast, the story is reminiscent of the accounts we’ve heard from so many families over the last 20 years – a mother struggling with cognitive decline as the family reacts […]

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The Story of “Momma J”

When asking families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one is for their family, 15.7% said it was the challenge of balancing care for a parent with work and home life. We know our associates chose a career in senior living to improve the lives of seniors, but for those who […]

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Commonwealth Senior Living Communities Named Best Memory Care for 2022

We’re honored to announce that memorycare.com named 17 of our communities Best Memory Care for 2022. Take a look this year’s award-winning communities here: Commonwealth Memory Care at Chesapeake was named Best Memory Care in Norfolk and Hampton, Virginia. Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air was named Best Memory Care in Bel Air, Maryland again […]

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What to Expect During the First 30 Days in Memory Care

Whether it’s the first day of elementary school, marriage, the birth of a child, or moving to a new home, our lives are filled with transitions. Moving your loved one into our Sweet Memories neighborhood is another one of life’s transitions. We hope this will be a transition of new and sweet beginnings, a new […]

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Checklist for Choosing the Right Memory Care

Today may be the day you and your family begin your research into Memory Care communities for Mom or Dad. Or maybe you’ve been putting off making the decision due to fear of the unknown or a feeling of guilt for not being able to take on all your loved one’s care needs alone. We […]

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Life at Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air

Commonwealth Senior Living is proud to serve our residents and their families in Bel Air, Maryland. Our community is one of just three communities in the surrounding area which includes secured memory care residencies. Offering Assisted Living and Memory Care, both with two different floorplans, ensures our residents have support available should they need it […]

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What's the Difference?

Up until the 1980s, seniors who could not live safely in their own home or with family had little access to institutional care. Since the 1980s, senior living has developed from adult care homes to a variety of vibrant lifestyles and progression of care options ranging between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We […]

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What’s the Greatest Challenge in Caring for an Aging Loved One?

At Commonwealth Senior Living, improving the lives of seniors and their families is central to everything we do. We’ve found the best way to further support these individuals is simply by asking. So we asked families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one has been for their family and here’s what […]

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