Memory Care Services in Bethesda, MD

Memory care facility residents in Bethesda, Maryland

Auxiliary House is part of Cedar Creek Memory Care Homes, which began in 1995 as an alternative to the larger and more institutionalized settings. Our mission is to create a home-like environment where our residents 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.

Auxiliary House offers the comfort of a small, two-story home situated in Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County. While located right across the street from NIH and Suburban Hospital, residents can still enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Bradmoor neighborhood. 

Our home is designed for residents in the early to moderate stages of dementia. We provide 8 private studio bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Auxiliary House also has a communal kitchen, dining room, living room, and sitting area for residents to enjoy. 

Established in 1995

8 Private Rooms

1:4 Staff-to-Resident Ratio

Auxiliary’s Activities

Memory care resident in Bethesda, Maryland

Auxiliary House 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 baking activity, or playing a resident’s favorite song on the piano.

In addition, our caregivers are trained to engage residents in meaningful activities throughout the day, such as sing-a-longs, working on puzzles, or art projects. In some cases, activities are led by the residents themselves; for example, one resident who is a former ballerina uses her experience to teach a morning exercise class for the other residents. 

We keep a “Family Album” with a short biography on each resident that highlights their background, their interests and achievements. We use this to create an activity program that is truly unique to our residents at any given time. 

Services at Auxiliary House

Team of memory care nurses in Bethesda, MD

Quality Personal Care

We have trained staff available 24/7 to help residents with activities of daily living, medication management, ambulation assistance, nutrition monitoring, housekeeping and laundry. Our staff get to know the residents on a personal level, enabling us to offer personalized care that is tailored to each individual's needs. In addition to our staff of caregivers, we have a delegating nurse along with medical professionals who visit the community. These include physicians, therapists, a podiatrist, a dentist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Residents are welcome to continue to see their own health care providers, but we provide the option to utilize our doctors for convenience and more monitored medical oversight.
Personal dining options at a memory care facility in bethesda, maryland

Personalized Dining

Auxiliary House offers three home-cooked meals a day, as well as snacks, served in our communal dining room. Our small environment allows staff the opportunity to cater to the likes and dislikes of each individual resident. In addition to residents dietary needs and allergy restrictions, we know each person's favorite cereal and beverage of choice. We also encourage families to bring in special foods, giving residents the chance to find comfort in food they’ve always enjoyed. We encourage residents who are able to participate in meal time preparation. You might find a resident helping to set the table or clear the dishes, providing them with a sense of purpose and comfort and familiarity with household tasks.

Contact Us Today

Finding a memory care home that fits your loved one’s unique and changing needs is no small task. We are available to answer any questions and help you decide if Auxiliary House is the right fit for your loved one. Find out more about our home by filling out our contact form or calling us at 301-384-4017

Auxiliary House Memory Care Home
5501 Southwick St, Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 384-4017