Memory CARE

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia require very special care. That’s why more than 25 years ago The McGuire Group became a pioneer in the development of specialized memory care programs in Western New York.

Our secured memory care unit at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda provides a unique setting for your loved one to function safely and independently.

The unit features dementia-specific trained staff and incorporates the latest research and design enhancements, including:

  • Architectural details
  • Secured entrances and exits
  • Visual cues
  • Enclosed park-like courtyard

Our structured Memory CARE programming keeps your loved one active and engaged with therapeutic activities, including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Art Programs
  • Pet Therapy
  • Recreational Activities

Our program goals focus on providing emotional and therapeutic care to maintain and improve the existing strengths and abilities of each person. Special importance is placed on recognizing individuality and contributing to your loved one’s sense of self-worth.

Our Memory CARE Unit employs a full-time social worker who ensures that your loved one’s quality of life is maintained and that you receive the support and guidance you deserve.

The more information you have regarding Memory CARE services, the easier it is to choose the most appropriate level of care for your loved one.


  • Secure interior environment and secure outdoor courtyard
  • 24-hour licensed nursing staff (to monitor health and medication administration)
  • 1:4 average staff-to-resident ratio
  • No forced discharge when the level of care changes and/or when private funds are depleted
  • Certified Nursing Assistants help residents with activities of daily living
  • No added costs for any additional services required
  • Inhouse daily activities and therapeutic programs, including: Occupational and Physical Therapy; Art Programs; Music Therapy; Recreational Activities; and Therapeutic Tasks
  • All staff members receive ongoing education about caring for individuals with memory impairments

Memory CARE is offered at the following location:

Click here to visit Northgate’s page

Dementia Care Videos

The video links below contain helpful tips and information presented by Teepa Snow, a renowned educator and consultant on dementia care. If you would like to purchase the full-length videos, you may do so at