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Memory Care at Westerly Place

Meet Your Best Friend in Memory Care

There’s nothing as comforting and supportive as a best friend. They’re the ones who know our past, our worries and our personality. At Salemtowne, we believe in building relationships with our residents with dementia that put them at ease.

Westerly Place at Salemtowne offers a secure household environment specifically designed for those living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Best Friends Program

Salemtowne uses the Best Friends™ approachto dementia care. Simply put, this method advocates that what a person living with dementia needs most of all is a friend, a “Best Friend” – someone who empathizes with their situation and remains loving and positive. This fosters authentic relationships that effectively help people living with dementia feel safe, secure and valued.


Full spectrum of amenities and services.

  • Assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Structured activities throughout the day
  • MUSIC & MEMORY programming
  • All private rooms with private bathrooms including shower
  • Bathing Spa
  • Hair Salon
  • Household design – rooms designed around a safe central courtyard in a secure environment


The Hill MUSIC & MEMORY℠ program at Salemtowne enriches the lives of residents who have a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges through the gift of therapeutic music.  Activities staff and volunteers have been trained to create personalized music playlists for residents using iPods or other digital devices thereby enabling them to engage with the world through music-triggered memories. 

Favorite music or songs associated with important personal events can elicit memories of lyrics and the experience connected to the music. Beloved music often calms chaotic brain activity and enables the listener to focus on the present moment and find renewed meaning and connection in their lives.

Founded in 2006, MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization grounded in neuroscience research with consistent results showing improved quality of life for residents.  Some of the therapeutic benefits of personalized music are: 

  • Increases cooperation and attention
  • Reduces agitation
  • Enhances engagement and socialization, fostering a calmer social environment
  • Provides a valuable tool for the effort to reduce reliance on anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medications

Contact Info

Sales Counselor

(336) 714-2157​
[email protected]

Salemtowne Main Office

(336) 767-8130


1550 Babcock Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106