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Canterbury-on-the-Lake: Memory Care in Waterford, Michigan

The Meadows memory care residences at Canterbury provide the safety, security, people and programs to help preserve the things that bring meaning and order to your loved one’s life. Each day our mission is to provide Alzheimer’s care and dementia care that enriches the lives of our residents by creating success stories, and by encouraging and celebrating their interests and abilities.

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS - A Memory Care Program®

Canterbury-on-the-Lake is the only place for memory care in Metro Detroit to feature the renowned Heartfelt CONNECTIONS—A Memory Care Program®. This person-centered philosophy is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost. Our team employs reminiscence tools to help our residents’ family members and loved ones capture the details of residents’ lives—their careers, hobbies, likes, and dislikes. We then apply the insights gained from each life story to create an individualized care plan that promotes physical and emotional well-being, prolongs daily functioning, and maintains a sense of purpose, satisfaction and quality of life.

Benefits for Your Loved One

  • Promotes dignity and a sense of pride and accomplishment in day-to-day activities
  • Supports improved self-worth, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being
  • Reduces fear, anxiety, and frustration


Benefits for You

  • Provides the comfort of knowing your loved one is enjoying the best quality of life possible
  • Allows you to return to being a loving spouse, child, or grandchild
  • Gives you the opportunity to make the most of your time together
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Services

Wellness Services

Canterbury is committed to offering a holistic approach to your loved one’s total health.


For fitness, our Wellness Center is available to memory care residents when accompanied by a loved one, and The Meadows features a clinic staffed by an RN who oversees residents’ medical needs. It also offers the services of a visiting primary physician and of a podiatrist.

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Personal Services

At The Meadows at Canterbury, we know that the way we provide our services is just as important as the services themselves.


That’s why, here, everything starts with Extraordinary Impressions™, our culture of gracious hospitality and service that ensures that each interaction with our residents and their families is meaningful and memorable. You can be sure our team will provide your loved one with the kind of respect and dignity they deserve, while offering them the very best in personal care.
Below are just some of the personal services we provide:

  • Assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and grooming, and medication management
  • Convenient, wheelchair-accessible transportation to scheduled events and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly laundry services, including both personal laundry and linens

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Residential Services

Every detail of memory care at The Meadows supports our mission to offer the highest quality care in an environment that feels like home.


Here are some of the residential services we provide:

  • Memory boxes outside every door to cue each resident’s home
  • Onsite security 24 hours a day
  • Prompt and complete maintenance of residences and gathering spaces
  • Meticulous lawn care and snow removal ensuring the grounds are always beautiful, safe and inviting for you and your visitors
  • 50 channels of DIRECTV and all utilities, including phone

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Amenities

  • Secure community setting, including secure courtyard located in the center of The Meadows and a three-season porch with wildlife views
  • Full-service hair and nail salon and barber shop
  • Fully equipped Wellness Center and gift shop available to memory care residents when accompanied by loved one
  • St. Luke’s Chapel (when accompanied by a loved one) to help serve spiritual needs
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Dining

At the Meadows at Canterbury, your loved one will enjoy fresh, healthy, restaurant-style dishes with multiple menu options designed to please every taste and nutritional need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they’re all being served, every day, and specialized diets are always accommodated. A family member can make menu choices in advance, but, rest assured, a team member of The Meadows is always there to help with selection of meals. We’ll also assist with cutting food and feeding, if needed. Our dining program features three meals a day and snacks included in the rent. 

Activities

Floor Plans

Our beautiful, secure memory care apartment homes have everything you want for your loved one to feel comfortable and safe. Each suite features a bright, sunny interior and purposeful design touches, like memory boxes outside each door. Apartments include furniture, but you’re free to use your loved one’s own if you would like. Utilities? All are included, and every residence has an emergency response system for your peace of mind. Take a look at our comfortable studio and companion suite floor plans to see which one is right for your loved one.

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FAQs

What is the benefit of memory care vs. in-home care?
Memory care at The Meadows at Canterbury provides a specially designed, whole-person approach to Alzheimer’s care and dementia care. Residents live in a warm and friendly, family-like community with the safety of onsite security 24 hours a day and the compassionate care of highly trained personnel who implement proven memory care programs that encourage and celebrate remaining abilities. It would be virtually impossible to duplicate this level of round-the-clock safety, sense of community and socialization, and specific expertise in Alzheimer’s care by using an in-home care service.
What types of activities are designed to engage residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia?
The memory care team of The Meadows at Canterbury is trained in the renowned Heartfelt CONNECTIONS—A Memory Care Program®. This person-centered philosophy is grounded in the belief that the abilities that remain are far more important than those that are lost. Our team employs reminiscence tools to help our residents’ family members and loved ones capture the details of residents’ lives—their careers, hobbies, likes, and dislikes. We then apply the insights gained from each life story to create an individualized plan of activities that promotes physical and emotional well-being, prolongs daily functioning, and maintains a sense of purpose, satisfaction and quality of life.
How does memory care differ from assisted living?
While both assisted living and memory care provide assistance with the activities of daily living, such as help with bathing, dressing and grooming, medication management, and personal maintenance, memory care at The Meadows at Canterbury offers a specific type of compassionate care that is specially designed for those with memory impairment. It’s called Heartfelt CONNECTIONS—A Memory Care Program®, and each member of our memory care team is trained in the program.