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Cattail Cove Alzheimer’s and Memory Care at One, Affordable, All-Inclusive Rate

At the Annapolitan, we understand the special needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and memory-related concerns. We also recognize and appreciate the challenges faced by their families.


Cattail Cove, our memory care neighborhood, is a private and protected environment, architecturally designed for those with memory-related impairments.

We provide hands-on, individualized care by specially trained caregivers. Particular attention has been paid to the overall physical layout, the color palettes, and the private living spaces, so that each resident feels secure, engaged, and comfortable.

Get a glimpse of Cattail Cove. For a personal tour and conversation, please contact us.

Our residents enjoy:

  • Routine and regular therapeutic recreation and activities intended for the memory impaired
  • Finely appointed private suites
  • Specially trained staff, 24 hours a day, providing hands-on care and reassurance
  • An atmosphere of optimism and encouragement to help residents function as independently as possible
  • Healthy meals, frequent snacks, and finger foods to maintain proper nutrition
  • A warm and inviting, calming living space
  • Regular assessments by our team of licensed nurses.

… All at a simple, all-inclusive rate with no surprises.

Caring for a senior with memory impairment raises many questions. Following are some of the questions we are asked most frequently about memory care options.


What is the difference between memory care and assisted living?

Memory care is a form of assisted living that is specially geared toward those with advanced Alzheimer’s and other memory related concerns. (Memory impairment may also be referred to as dementia or senile dementia.) Cattail Cove has added security to ensure the safety of residents whose memory loss puts them at high risk for wandering into unsafe situations. Specially trained staff provide a higher level of hands-on care and reassurance 24 hours a day.

Additionally, the physical layout, color palettes, dining options, and activities programming are geared to offer maximum support, dignity, and independence to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.

How do I know if my loved one needs memory care?

We evaluate every potential resident for their level of cognitive and physical functioning to determine the environment that will best suit their individual needs.

The primary factors we consider are the resident’s safety and the resident’s potential to adapt socially.

Memory care is usually the safest option for those who are at risk to wander into inappropriate areas or are likely to leave their home without assistance and become lost.

Social Behaviors
Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders sometimes cause social behaviors that can lead to isolation. In Cattail Cove, these behaviors are less likely to cause isolation, allowing for the person with Alzheimer’s to more fully adapt, engage, and remain as independent as possible.

Is memory care the right option? We’re here to help. Please contact us for a personal conversation about your loved one’s needs.

My loved one is forgetful. Is regular assisted living still an option?
Yes. Many families seek assisted living care for a loved one after noticing short-term memory loss, such as forgetting to turn off the stove, or forgetting to take medication on time.

People with short-term memory loss related to aging frequently thrive in an assisted living environment where they are supported with gentle reminders and assistance with complex tasks. As long as residents are not in danger of harming themselves or others because of behaviors related to memory loss, assisted living can be an excellent choice.

The Cattail Cove Philosophy

Every resident of Cattail Cove has a rich life history deserving of our respect and worth celebrating each and every day. We strive to maximize joy and confidence in a social setting, implementing the latest research into activities designed to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Our shared calling is to create a warm and peaceful atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and loved.

Cattail Cove Core Values:

  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Patience
  • Helpfulness
  • Compassion
  • Friendliness

Get To Know Us

We are currently welcoming new residents.

For a private tour and personal conversation about The Annapolitan's services, please call Jim Thompson, Executive Director, at (410) 757-7000.

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Did you know?

The Annapolitan is the leading independently owned and managed assisted living community in Anne Arundel County.

For over twenty-five years, we’ve led the county in providing superior assisted living and memory care. Come see our unique, friendly community!