Mind & Memory
Care - Bay Square
at Yarmouth


Bay Square at Yarmouth residents are supported with 24/7 assisted living care by the river that empowers their independence. In addition, engaging experiences all day long nurture their connections and interests and aims to improve cognitive skills.

Our Mind & Memory Care offers care and experiences for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia that’s continually recognized as being among the best. With compassion, skill and pride, our teams provide personalized, needs-based care that supports individual abilities. Like a loving home, building deep relationships and ensuring our family members feel safe and supported is what we strive for.

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

Dementia is multi-faceted, and our unique program has been created to address each one effectively. Our comprehensive care plans are created for each individual and evolve to meet their changing needs. Our residents are empowered to be self-sufficient in areas they can and lean on us for support with others.

Our residents also benefit from engaging in a wide variety of meaningful programs developed over 25 years that address all aspects of health. Pet therapy, art projects and gardening promote relaxation while live music energizes. Fun events like s’mores by the campfire and community carnivals allow them to socialize and reminisce.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • 24/7 help with daily living tasks, such as showering and medication management, by care providers educated in brain health, compassion and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • A positive, stimulating environment where there are always delicious smells and tastes and fun things to see and do
  • Warm neighborhoods with secure common spaces meant to be explored—outdoor patio with seasonal dining, recreation room, country kitchen, plentiful living areas in which to relax and have fun, hair salon and more
  • Chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style 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?