Mind & Memory
Care - Blenheim


Blenheim-Newport residents benefit from care providers overseen by a registered nurse who are always there providing around-the-clock support. Also, daily, interest-oriented programs by tenured staff concentrated on helping our residents make the most of each day.

Our Mind & Memory Care offers care and experiences for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia that’s continually recognized as being among the best. It begins with our hand-selected associates who’ve been educated by quality programs and deliver personalized, needs-based care that supports individual abilities with pleasure. Human connection is at the heart of what we do, so strengthening bonds and making sure every resident feel at home is our priority.

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

We stay a step ahead with a personalized care plan created for each individuals’ unique needs and offer supportive services, so they remain empowered as they age. Our residents continue the activities of daily living they can manage on their own because we only provide them with what they need to age well.

Our program is also designed with signature programs and socialization that holistically addresses our residents’ health. We begin our days with current events and Benchmark Strong fitness classes to address strength and balance, followed by events like pet therapy, stimulating crafts, dance lessons and religious services, and Garden and Fiber Arts Clubs.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • Registered nurse overseeing the entire community and our Mind & Memory Care program
  • 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, by caregivers schooled in memory loss, empathy and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • A multi-sensory oriented environment where residents can smell fresh bread baking, participate in flower arranging and take excursions to Newport’s many recreational opportunities
  • Secure neighborhoods with spaces that can be explored independently if possible—courtyards with a gazebo, seasonal outdoor dining and raised garden beds, hallways and living spaces to stroll and chat, hair salon, dining room for private family functions and more

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?