Welcome to The Atrium at Cardinal Drive
The Atrium at Cardinal Drive is a Benchmark Senior Living Assisted Living Community in Agawam, MA designed exclusively to serve the needs of individuals with memory loss. Our goal, in everything we do, is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling.
Each detail of our unique, single story residence is the result of our efforts to create an environment that helps residents maintain their independence and continue to lead safe and rewarding lives. “Neighborhoods” create home-like social groupings and encourage interaction and activity participation, while indoor space is arranged to facilitate easy maneuvering and cue action through visual orientation.
"I visit mom twice a day, so I spend a lot of time at The Atrium and feel they really try to individualize the care. Every person with this disease is so different. They take the time to learn about you. For example, a resident may not like loud noises so they make a point to talk softly with them, and to keep them away from others who are loud. They do what’s best for each person." Nicole B., Daughter of Resident.
"It was so hard when mom got dementia; she was the matriarch of our family. I couldn’t find a way to work with her. The staff at The Atrium is specially trained in dementia - it’s their focus, so they could help her in a way I couldn’t. In comparison to other communities, even memory care places, I think they just excel. Little things like making me aware that having the plants she loved in her room could make her more stressed because she could no longer care for them was so protective and kind, it really made a difference. In teaching me more about dementia, they were able to help me as much as they helped my mother". Martha S., Daughter of Former Resident.
A Carefree Lifestyle
Residents of The Atrium at Cardinal Drive enjoy a carefree lifestyle where they feel secure and comfortable. They relish in the quiet of our library, enjoy refreshments, and take strolls along our beautiful walking paths. With all this, plus a wide variety of health and wellness amenities, our residents’ lives are active, social, and fulfilled!