Memory Care

The Cottages at Thornapple Manor

The Cottages at Thornapple Manor provide state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss care services. Offering a beautiful home environment with private rooms, The Cottages are designed to maximize independence, as well as provide the highest quality of care focused on the individual and on providing a safe, familiar, yet stimulating environment.

The Cottages at Thornapple Manor staff have undergone specialized memory care training, creating an innovative program designed with the clear understanding of memory loss. With a focus on individuality, purpose and meaningful life activities, the residents experience joy and value in each moment.

We offer a helping hand, a listening ear and a serving heart to each of our residents while encouraging independence and preserving dignity.

Cottages at Thornapple Manor
Cottages Great Room


The Cottages were built by a special visionary team to provide reminiscence, comfort and security in a homelike environment.

As you enter The Cottages, you enter into a ‘great room’ designed to give the residents the feeling of comfort and enjoyment that one feels in their own home. This is a wonderful area for relaxing, sitting by our special ‘fireplace,’ and visiting with your children or grandchildren.


At The Cottages, you will also find a unique sunroom/patio area. Even though our facility is a secured area, it is important that the residents have unobstructed access to a natural setting. This freedom provides a sense of openness and liberty. Residents have control over themselves and their environment. We also offer garden spaces within a secure outside patio.

The Cottages Sun Room

Memory Care Highlights

Specialized Memory Care Services

  • 24-Hour Licensed Nursing with Memory Care Specialization
  • Mental Acuity and Exercise Memory Classes
  • Small Group Gatherings to Stimulate Conversation and Memories
  • Sensory and Tactile Stimulation
  • Organized Outings for Meaningful Social Connection with Others
  • Private Dining Can Be Available for Family Gatherings/Visits
  • Animal Care (Which Brings Life and Companionship)
  • Personalized Music (Helps Enrich the Mind and Signal Belonging)

Highlights of The Cottages

  • Dedicated Memory Care Staff to Ensure Familiar Faces and Relationships
  • Secure Building Designed Specifically for Memory Care
  • Spacious Private Rooms (you can personally decorate so they feel just like "home!")
  • Specially Appointed Communal Space Designed to Maximize Independence
  • A Special Dining Experience Curated Around the "Family Meal" Concept For Both Residents and Caregivers
  • Safe and Secure Environment