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In the United States, about 40 percent of those aged 65 or older have age-associated memory impairment, a portion of whom will progress to dementia each year. As people live longer, the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases dramatically.

To support those in Bartlesville who may find themselves in need of care, Heritage Villa has opened a dedicated Memory Care Unit. This form of long-term residential care provides intensive, specialized support for people with memory issues.

“Memory care facilities collaborate with primary care to not only treat the disease, but provide the care for the individual,” said Administrator, Peggy Rovenstine. “This increases the chances of maintaining the quality of life for those impacted with memory care issues as well as providing specialized support to alleviate the load on family members.”

These units include private or semiprivate living spaces equipped with a private, wheelchair-accessible bathroom. The staff give assistance with all daily living skills, and residents have individual activities and private dining on the unit.

“This enhanced offering is a valuable addition to our wide range of comprehensive care services we already provide the Bartlesville community,” added Rovenstine. “We prepare customized, individually tailored care programs to fit the unique needs of each resident, and memory care is an increasingly in-demand service. We are proud to offer more advanced support in this area.”

In addition to this new unit, Heritage Villa also offers both short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care, stroke recovery, cardiopulmonary recovery, pain management program, hospice and palliative care.

“Trying to manage skilled needs and mental health issues, coupled with insurance qualifications and coverages can certainly be a confusing task when caring for loved ones,” said Rovenstine. “Our experienced professionals can provide information and guidance to help families navigate all of the complexities of this healthcare journey.

Heritage Villa was founded on the concept of family taking care of families.

“Whether it be a long-term arrangement, rehabilitation stay or even a respite visit so that you can have some time to reset, Heritage Villa can be a trusted addition to your care plan for your loved one,” she said. “Caring for our residents is our passion, and we know you’ll be able to see that when you come visit.”

Take a tour of Heritage Villa and see all their service offerings by calling (918) 335-3222 or take a virtual tour at

**This article was originally published by Lori Just for Bartlesville Magazine