Mind & Memory
Care - The Atrium
at Cardinal Drive


Atrium at Cardinal Drive residents enjoy round-the-clock dementia care and engage in our signature programs throughout each day guided by longtime associates they consider family.
Our dedicated care providers, many of whom have been with us for 10 or 20 years, take pride in using high levels of skill and compassion to deliver personalized, needs-based care that supports individual abilities. Our Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia is designed to better because we honor our residents by celebrating their lives and providing daily experiences that allow them to find joy in each new day.

How is Mind & Memory Care Different?

All the benefits of Benchmark Assisted Living with a specialized program and
environment for the unique needs of those with memory impairment.

Care Types

Mind & Memory Care Levels

  • Our Mind & Memory Plan is for residents whose care needs consist primarily of cueing and reminders. Residents are appropriate for our Mind & Memory Care Plan if they generally exhibit mild cognitive impairment and no or limited behaviors such as aggression or resistance to care.
  • Our Mind & Memory I Plan is for residents whose care needs consist primarily of a minimal level of physical assistance with activities of daily living, and minimal levels of cognitive impairment.
  • Our Mind & Memory II Plan is for residents whose care needs require a moderate amount of physical assistance with several activities of daily living, and who generally exhibit moderate cognitive impairment.
  • Our Mind & Memory III Plan is for residents whose care needs require a substantial amount of physical assistance with several activities of daily living, and who generally exhibit severe cognitive impairment and/or associated behaviors.
  • Our Mind & Memory IV Plan is for residents who have extensive needs, for example: a need for total care with one or more activities of daily living, or a substantial amount of assistance is warranted on a daily basis.
  • Our Mind & Memory V Plan is for residents who need total assistance with all aspects of care, as well as usage of a mechanical or electrical lift for transfers on an ongoing basis. They may also require extensive emotional/behavioral support.

Personalized, needs-based care to support individual abilities

Each Cardinal Drive resident's physical and nutritional needs are unique, and their care should be too. By providing only what our residents need, we help maximize their independence. We also support our residents’ emotional and social health by engaging them in opportunities like celebrating special occasions and participating in meaningful individual and group activities such as Artist in Me, our Baking Club, Benchmark Strong fitness classes and music therapy.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • 24/7 care by caregivers who are specially selected and educated about memory loss, effective communication, empathy and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • On-site medical services available including primary care, geriatric psychiatry, dentistry, and podiatry
  • Thoughtful, home-like touches, visual cues and purposeful amenities like journey stations and memory boxes to maximize wellness
  • Appealing smells like baking and fresh flowers and daily programs such as gardening and off-site trips to restaurants and shops that support cognition
  • Secure neighborhoods and living spaces like spacious patios with outdoor dining and a beauty salon, so residents have the freedom to explore
  • Restaurant-style, chef-prepared meals formally served in our dining room with special diets and additional support available

Support that strengthens bonds between those living with memory loss, their families and our associates.


Choose from private or shared companion suites that can be decorated to feel more like home and also include accessibility features.

Secure Common Areas
Additional shared living spaces, such as hair salons, secure outdoor courtyards and more with special colors, lighting and visual cues to support cognition and resident independence.
Our Culture of Caring

Associates who are Called to Care, specially trained and Certified Dementia Practitioners.

24/7 Personalized Care

Needs-based help with activities of daily living as determined by a nursing assessment.

Enhanced health support

Resident’s choice of outside health providers or access to on-site providers, such as physicians and rehabilitation services.

Award-winning programs

Treasure chests, journey stations, art and music therapy, gardening, audio programs and more.


Scheduled local transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers and community events.

Healthy Meals & Snacks

Served restaurant-style with adaptive dining, assistance and texture modified diets available.

Adaptive Technology & Solutions

Specially selected tools to enhance social, emotional and physical health.


Need help determining costs or financing memory care?

The cost of memory care can vary based on a number of factors. Once you find a Benchmark Mind & Memory Care community that’s right for you, our quick, 4-step assessment will help determine your monthly costs.

Whether you need helping making a quick transition or have a little bit more time, the Financial Concierge service can connect you to a third party who can provide information about bridge loans and Veteran’s benefits.

Is Memory Care right for your loved one?