Where Each Individual Is the Cornerstone

When someone you love is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of cognitive decline, finding the right place that feels like home is a top priority. Our new, cutting-edge Memory Care community in Culpeper, Va provides a trusted, secure family atmosphere where your loved one will feel comfortable, welcome and understood.

They’ll be cared for every day by our compassionate team and certified dementia practitioners. We’re also working with the Alzheimer’s Association to have all team members certified in dementia care, including food servers, housekeeping and our nursing team.

To maintain routine and provide consistency, your loved one will see many of the same familiar faces throughout the day. The longevity of our skilled team helps ensure a continuity of high-quality Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Through this and our LifeSpire of Virginia Life Story program, they’ll really get to know and bond with your loved one. They take note of personal likes and needs — what activities they enjoy, what they like to talk about, even what they like to wear to dinner.

This attention to detail makes The Culpeper feel like a close-knit family.

To learn more about our innovative Memory Care in Culpeper, Va, please fill out our request form.


Our Commitment to You

The Culpeper’s Cornerstone Memory Care program is the solid foundation on which the principles of care are set. It’s the building block that supports and empowers individuals through self-directed living. The Cornerstone program represents strength of community, the tradition of quality and the legacy of excellence.

Memory Care

The Cornerstone program is how the individual can experience a vibrant life through seven guiding principles:

  • Purposeful living in a comfortable, safe environment
  • Compassionate, specially trained team members
  • Life Story: learning your loved one’s preferences, lifelong routines, wishes, history
  • Meaningful relationships and belonging
  • Resident and family engagement
  • Ability-focused care
  • Vibrancy, faith, wellness, community

New, Thoughtfully Designed and Secure Accommodations

Memory Care at The Culpeper features two new intimate neighborhoods that accommodate up to 16 residents each. Residents enjoy their own spacious bedroom with mountain views and private bath. Each specialized neighborhood features a shared country kitchen and a large, open living area with a fireplace, big-screen TV and comfortable seating. Both neighborhoods also provide easy access to a secure, beautifully landscaped courtyard with pergola and paved walkways — giving the freedom to enjoy the fresh mountain air.

The innovative households have their own dining room where great food and conversation are a daily special. Residents savor three cooked-to-order meals a day from choice-filled menus and served by our friendly waitstaff. There’s also a well-stocked pantry that’s equipped with a salad bar, fresh sandwiches, snacks and refreshments.

To encourage residents to maximize their abilities and get the most out of each day, we offer specially designed activities and cultural, social and educational programs led by our certified activities director.

View our Memory Care activities calendar

Innovative Programming that Makes a Difference

Through our state-of-the-art It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L) program, your loved one will engage in activities unique to their own abilities and interests that support their overall wellness.

iN2L virtual programs include trivia, painting, religious services, exercise, skyping with family, singalongs and much more. This interactive system has a mobile station that can be brought to a resident’s room or other areas. Your loved one can be set up with their own personalized page to include their likes, such as favorite sports, songs and games. iN2L brings innovation to residents and has much-proven success.

Featured Memory Care Team Member: Brenda

Brenda has worked for The Culpeper since September 15, 2011. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and has held the positions of Charge Nurse, Health Care Nurse Manager, and now, since August of 2017, Assisted Living Nurse Manager. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). Brenda holds a Dementia Care Specialist Certification through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Brenda is also certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a trainer of the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ CARES training program and has assisted with the implementation of this program at The Culpeper. Brenda has a strong commitment to dementia care. She is on a mission to provide others with appropriate training and skills to ensure residents experience self-directed living. Brenda will assist The Culpeper with maintaining a dementia capable workforce. This valued staff team leader will oversee the daily operations of The Culpeper’s Cornerstone Memory Care neighborhoods and will assist residents, families, friends, and The Culpeper team members to understand there is life after a diagnosis of dementia.

Contract Options

Memory Care at The Culpeper offers two separate contract options. The first is a fee-for-service continuing care contract. It requires a one-time entrance fee and a monthly fee for Memory Care residents.

If you prefer to move in without paying an entrance fee, we offer a month-by-month rental fee contract option with a $2000 non-refundable deposit.

With either contract option, if you require an increased level of care — whether for a short recuperative stay or a long-term need — you only pay for Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation or other health services on an as-needed basis.

Both contract options include three meals a day; all utilities except telephone and cable TV; all appliances, housekeeping and transportation for local medical appointments; and specially designed activities and cultural, social and educational programs.

Fee-for-Service Continuing Care Contract Entrance Fee and Monthly Fee:

Entrance Fee: $105,000
Monthly Fee: $268 per day

Daily Rental Fee:

$298 per day with a non-refundable $2000 Community Fee

Memory Care Floor Plan

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Memory Care Floor Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.

Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At The Culpeper, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduce confusion and provide complete security around-the-clock. The Culpeper’s Cornerstone program provides residents with services designed for individuals whose life is changing due to memory loss and enables them to enjoy pleasant and peaceful days.