Deciding how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may be one of life’s hardest decisions. The Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center at Parkway Village began out of a need and vision to care for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Shell family recognized the need and partnered with Baptist Health and Parkway Village to create the first free-standing memory care center in Arkansas.
Our mission is to provide excellent care for our residents, recognizing their unique abilities and needs with dignity, purpose, and Christian compassion. Our staff receive special training to meet the challenges associated with caring for individuals with memory loss.
We are licensed by the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care as an Assisted Living II Facility. We’re also certified as an Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit. We provide enhanced care and a specialized program of activities for patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The activities encourage residents to maintain as much independence as possible and retain a sense of dignity and purpose.
We also address the needs of family members, giving them comfort and peace of mind with the knowledge their loved one is surrounded by a team dedicated to providing the best care available. We support and care for them through a monthly family support group, and we are always available to answer questions, help alleviate concerns, and offer encouragement. The family becomes an important part of the care team, helping to make the best decisions for their loved one as their condition progresses.
Memory Care Amenities
- Private one bedroom/one bath apartment home with kitchenette
- Full size refrigerator in each apartment
- Three meals daily, plus snacks
- Weekly housekeeping
- Weekly laundry
- Smoke detectors and sprinklers
- Emergency call system
- Wander management system
- Secure entrances and exits
- All utilities, including cable TV and local phone service
- Daily activities
- Game/activity rooms
- Specially-training staff on-site 24 hours a day to assist with personalized care
- Licensed nurse to administer medications, monitor, and meet healthcare needs
- Secure, beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard
- On-site hair salon (nominal charge)
- Podiatry services (fee-for-service)
- Physical, speech, and occupational therapy (as prescribed; fee-for-service)
- Hospice care (as prescribed; fee-for-service)
- Smoke free and pet free
Memory Care Floor Plan
Memory care apartments in The Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center at Parkway Village are some of the largest in the Little Rock area. Download the floor plan here.
Memory Care Pricing
Monthly fee varies for single or double occupancy. The fee covers all amenities above. View memory care pricing
Overnight Respite Care
To give family caregivers an opportunity to rest and re-charge, we offer overnight respite care stays from 5 to 30 days. The same services and amenities are included during a respite stay as listed above.
Grants for memory care respite stays are available from Alzheimer’s Arkansas. These funds were awarded to CareLink (the Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging) for distribution throughout the six counties in their service area (Pulaski, Saline, Monroe, Prairie, Lonoke or Faulkner). Learn more about the grants and how to apply at http://www.alzark.org/caregivers/grants/.
Memory Care Admission
Residents must be at least 60 and have a physician’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. A pre-admission assessment by our trained staff and a medical evaluation completed by the prospective resident’s physician are required.
Shell Alzheimer’s Center Support Group
Caring for a family member with memory loss can be difficult. Meeting with a group of people who share your struggles can be beneficial in many ways. If you are a caregiver, we invite you to attend the Shell Alzheimer’s Center Support Group. The group is open to anyone who is caring for someone with memory loss or has a loved one with memory loss.
Our group is led by Debbie Rawn and meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Shell Center at Parkway Village.
Please note Parkway Village is a secure and gated community so we ask that you call before your first visit for entry access. For more information, call (501) 202-6105.
If leaving home to attend isn’t possible, then join us via Google Hangout! All you need is a Google account. Click on this link when a meeting is scheduled: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/anAxYTJqb3BudDdqZTRmcmNqZDNvMHBjdXNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.lldu5l218gsqp6cdls7b5qb6o8?hs=121
"Before our father came to the Shell Center, his health condition was rapidly deteriorating. . . Over the past four years his condition stabilized, all of his needs are met on a daily basis, and we know he feels safe and cared for. We are very pleased with the care that the Shell Center has given our father."