Mind & Memory
Care - The Arbors
of Bedford


Arbors of Bedford residents benefit from round-the-clock care and connect over a wide variety of programs during the day, lovingly guided by associates who have been Called to Care.

Our Mind & Memory Care offers dementia care and experiences rooted in passion, pride and a desire to be the best. Our dedicated social worker and caregivers coordinate and deliver personalized, needs-based care that supports individual abilities with pride. We also excel at celebrating who our residents are and making it possible for them to engage in experiences that give them joy, purpose and a sense of belonging.

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

Accommodating the unique needs of each resident is achieved with personalized care plans. By customizing care for each person, we make it possible to continue existing abilities and maximize their independence.

We also support our residents’ emotional, social and spiritual health by engaging them in group and individual programming throughout each day—landscape painting, playing with our community dog, cooking demonstrations, tea parties in the courtyard, Benchmark Strong fitness classes and container gardening.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • Dedicated social worker to coordinate care and serve as a direct communication line for families
  • 24/7 help with activities of daily living by caregivers who are specially selected and educated about memory loss, effective communication, empathy and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • Appealing smells and more to engage all senses such as bread baking, fresh flowers and trips to Manchester area attractions that support cognitive function
  • Large, secure neighborhoods giving residents ample spaces to enjoy, including living areas and outdoor courtyards to walk or chat with friends, sunrooms from which to appreciate views of the Merrimack River, recreation room, hair salon and a dining room for private family functions
  • Gourmet, 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?