Memory Care Home in Bethesda, Maryland

Memory care home in Bethesda, Maryland

Hillwood is an 8-bed memory care home situated in Bethesda, Maryland. Hillwood is part of Cedar Creek Memory Care Homes, which began in 1995 as an alternative to the larger and more institutionalized settings. With trained caregivers, numerous activities, and a homelike environment, residents are offered a safe care community where they will be treated with dignity and respect.

Hillwood memory care home is located in the city of Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County between the Bethesda Country Club and Burning Tree Club. Residents can take in the picturesque surroundings of the city of Bethesda in the neighborhood of Burning Tree Estates.

Our memory care facility provides dementia and Alzheimer’s care services for residents with all levels of physical and cognitive needs, including end-of-life care. The private rooms and communal living space allow residents to enjoy both privacy and the company of other residents

Established in 1995

8 Private Rooms

1:4 Staff-to-Resident Ratio

Dementia Care Services at Hillwood

Respect is the cornerstone of who we are and our approach to care at Hillwood. We recognize that our residents are individuals with lifelong experiences. They deserve to be treated with dignity and to maintain their sense of self-worth. Our mission is to create a home-like environment where our residents with Alzheimer’s disease can feel safe, comfortable, and loved. We believe true dementia care is about an intimate relationship with our residents and a partnership with our families.

We support their right to privacy, their right to choose their daily routine, and their right to retain their existing state of well-being. We meet them where they are, designing a program that builds on their skills and abilities and maximizes their opportunity for success.

While we are near many amenities, our location at the top of our long driveway up a small hill gives Hillwood a sense of privacy within the midst of a busy community. Both our front and backyard bird-feeders are frequented daily by numerous varieties of birds and our residents enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings.  

Our senior living community consists of 8 private rooms with a common kitchen, dining room, living room, and sitting area for residents to enjoy. Our homes are specifically designed to resemble a home that our residents may have once lived in. Creating this aura of familiarity is what brings our residents comfort and a sense of normalcy.

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Memory care services and activities in Bethesda, Maryland

Activities & Physical Therapy

Hillwood has a unique and individualized activity program, structured to meet the needs of residents with memory loss. Our amazing full-time activity therapist learns about each residents’ unique background and finds opportunities to bring them joy. You may find her outside working with residents in our garden, taking residents on a journey with her iPad to explore their hometown, leading a reminiscence group, or playing resident’s favorite songs on the piano.
In addition, our caregivers are trained to engage residents in meaningful activities throughout the day, such as leading daily physical therapy exercises or sing-a-longs, working on puzzles, and art projects.
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Home-Cooked Meals

Residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day, as well as snacks tailored to their preferences. Because of the small size of our memory care facility, staff can cater meals to the resident's individual preferences and families can bring in special food items their loved ones may enjoy as well.
Meals are served in our common dining room to encourage socialization and participation in meal-time. You might find a resident helping staff to set the table, or sitting in the kitchen with the staff while they cook dinner.

Unique Stories

When a new resident moves into Hillwood, we write a short biography on each individual to highlight their life’s accomplishments and to give us insight into the person they were before their memory loss. We discuss where they grew up, what they spent their lives doing, their families, hobbies, and their greatest achievements.

This “Family Album” provides the basic framework for our activity program. If we have a resident who loves to garden, we make sure to add gardening into our schedule. If a resident was an artist, our Activity Therapist spends time doing art programs with the residents. Our activity program is therefore constantly changing and why we can say it is truly unique.

Quality Alzheimer’s Care

We have on-site, awake staff 24/7. Our staff members are well trained to provide personal care services, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medication administration, assistance with ambulation and feeding when needed. They can provide care that is personalized since they know not only about the physical needs of each resident but also about their rich and personal history. Knowing this type of information when providing care is invaluable. Our high staff-to-resident ratio allows our staff to dedicate time to caring for each resident.

In addition to our staff, we have doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists, podiatrists, and other health care professionals who can visit residents at Hillwood. Residents are welcome to continue to see their own health care providers, but we provide internal care options of utilizing our doctors for convenience and more monitored medical oversight.

Our Staff at Hillwood in Bethesda

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With a resident capacity of 8 and a staff-to-resident ratio of 1:3 during the day, 1:4 in the evening, and 1:8 overnight, our caregivers get to know each resident personally, enabling them to provide individualized care.

What differentiates Hillwood from other communities is the loyalty of our staff. Many of our caregivers have been working with us for over 10 years, some for over 20. In a field with a generally high turnover rate, these numbers demonstrate our staff’s dedication and passion for long-term care.

In addition to our caregivers, our management team consists of a delegating nurse, an operations coordinator, a human resources manager, a business manager, an activity therapist, a maintenance supervisor, and two directors.

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Meals and Housekeeping

With only 8 residents, our intimate environment enables us to tailor meals to our resident's specific needs and preferences. We have a professional cleaning service visit every two weeks to complement our staff's efforts. We also have on-site laundry facilities to ensure our residents always have clean clothing, bedding, and towels.
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Custom-Tailored Senior Care

The goal of Hillwood retirement community is to engage residents in activities designed to provide meaning and improve quality of life. The activities at Hillwood are therefore constantly evolving and may include art, music, exercise, word games, reminiscence therapy, puzzles, and more.

Hillwood’s Memory Care Difference

Finding a place that meets the ever-changing needs of your loved one is no small task. Our 25+ years of experience in memory care has helped make us one of the leading dementia care providers in Montgomery County

At Hillwood, our home becomes our residents’ home. We take the responsibility of caring for your loved one the same way we would expect for our own family. For us, there’s no higher praise than the smile of an engaged, happy resident or the thanks of a grateful relative.

What Families Have to Say

Bill Stein

These homes are wonderful. My mother was in two of them and my wife was in a third. Extraordinary care, a loving staff, and a family atmosphere. There is no place other than these homes that I would want my loved ones to be. They go beyond that extra mile to ensure that everything is right for our loved ones and their families. If you are looking for a special place, look no further. Cedar Creek Homes will provide the best care with love.

Anita Wahi

My dad lived there for about five years before he passed away last year. He had lived in other assisted living facilities before, but nothing compared to the care and love they gave him at Maple Ridge. My sister and I are so thankful to have found them and entrusted our dad’s care to them. Thank you, Maple Ridge.

Roz Blackstone

My mother lived the last few years of her life at Maple Ridge and received wonderful care there. I especially appreciated the pro-active thinking on the part of Anna, the administrator, and the great communication we established regarding Mom’s medical condition. Thanks to all of the staff there for all of their help.

Doris Jones

Cedar creek has been so great with my mother, I know she is in excellent quality care and a place she enjoys.

Amy McClure

Your help in this challenging period is greatly appreciated. Our entire family extends our thanks for what cedar creek has done for our father.

Selena Gollet

They have come to me when I felt the most desperate and shed a light on my way. Thank you cedar creek for all you have done.

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Hillwood Memory Care Home
7401 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 384-4017