Where peace of mind comes standard.

Alzheimer’s and other memory illness don’t just affect individuals, but also their families. Rest assured, Knollwood provides the most comprehensive memory care and support you can find—all within a culture of compassion.

Skilled Memory Care and Support

Special Care Center: The Special Care Center provides dedicated memory support, giving residents a safe, adaptive environment that meets the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of those with memory impairment. The nursing care program provides a flexible, person-centered approach, designed specifically to benefit residents who are between the moderate to moderately severe stages of dementia (stages 4 through 6 as described by the Alzheimer’s Association).

Therapeutic recreation provided in the Special Care Center encourages meaningful interactions and promotes sensory stimulation through activities like music and art therapies, reminiscence groups, and aromatherapy sessions. Like the Health Services Center, the Special Care Center is licensed as a skilled nursing center. However, the Special Care Center programming is designed to engage higher-functioning residents with memory impairments who are able to participate and benefit from the cognitive therapies offered.

Special Care Center services and amenities include:

  • 24/7 licensed nursing supervision
  • Compassionate staff specially trained to serve those with memory illnesses
  • Personalized care and dining
  • Daily therapeutic programs to engage and stimulate the senses
  • Full assistance with all personal care
  • Spa whirlpool baths
  • Care coordination
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping

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Knollwood accepts people for who they are, where they are—not what they are no longer. We offer affirmation of their life and offer them some level of grace that perhaps they’re not getting elsewhere.

— Tina Sandri, Knollwood Administrator

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Ideally situated on 16 beautiful wooded acres in NW Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park, Knollwood is an award-winning retirement community—complete with fun, holistic wellness programs and access to world-class medical services. More than a must-see, it’s a must-experience!

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