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Memory Support Services at Mystic

The Argonauta - Mystic CT Memory Care Assisted Living from Masonicare


The Argonauta now offers NEW TIERED LEVEL pricing for memory care based on individual abilities and needs – rather than a one-size-fits-all flat fee.

Fees starting at $6,152 (Apartment base fee plus care Level 1)


Argonauta Alzheimer Care in Mystic CT

The Argonauta is a distinctive and beautiful seashell. Created for protection and safety, each one is different. The shape of the shell is like the character of each person; there may be similarities, but no two are alike.  Masonicare’s approach to memory care is to honor each individual as unique, to discover and celebrate them as a person. The Argonauta symbolizes our commitment to provide an environment of dignity, kindness and safety.

Our  Argonauta program is designed especially for Assisted Living residents needing memory or Alzheimer's care. Our vision for memory care is the highest quality of care possible to achieve resident self-actualization. We focus on these key tenets:

Activities Calendar

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  • Growth and engagement – Purposeful activities designed for enjoyment, custom-tailored to highlight individual characteristics, bringing the past into the present. Our specially trained staff pause to affirm and validate each individual. We also create partnerships with families who are invited to participate.
  • Holistic and comprehensive wellness – Nutritious meals with specially modified menus to promote dignity and well-being when dining; on-site clinicians; individualized care plans, a fall prevention program and spiritual services.
  • Relationship-centered care – A team-based philosophy of support and high standards so that every interaction seeks positive emotional memory.
  • Neighborhood environment – A belief that resident space should provide comfort, safety, engaging common areas, state-of-the-art security and beauty (utilizing, for example, natural light.)

Assisted Living Services Agency (ALSA)
Levels of Care Monthly Fees*

  • Basic Level 1 --- $899*--- Up to 15 hrs/month
  • Standard Level 2 --- $1,798 --- 16 to 30 hrs/month
  • Advantage Level 3 --- $2,697 --- 31 to 45 hrs/month
  • Comprehensive Level 4 --- $3,596 --- 46 to 60 hrs/month
  • Advanced Level 5 --- $4,495 --- 61 to 75 hrs/month

Levels of Care may include:

  • Bathing Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Escorting & Cueing
  • Grooming & Hygiene
  • Personal Laundry
  • Safety Checks
  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Management

* Each increased level of care is an additional $899.
*Fees are effective November 2018 and subject to change.

Adult Day Program

Masonicare also offers an Adult Day Program in The Argonauta. A typical day is from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (including weekends and holidays) and arrangements can be made for extensions on either end. A typical half-day is four hours. Rates start at $50 per half day and $75 for full days. For answers to your questions please call (860) 415-2500.

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Life in Masonicare's Memory Care Communities

“Lovely shell, lovely image – I am tempted to play with it in my mind. Is this the symbol for another stage in relationships? Can we middle-aged Argonauts when we outgrow the oyster bed, look forward to the freedom of the nautilus (Argonauta) who has left its shell for the open seas?” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea*

*Excerpt from Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, copyright 1955, 1975, copyright renewed in 1983 by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Pantheon Books, a division of Penquin Random House LLC, New York).


Join Our New Caregiver Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

This group will provide a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias to:

  • Develop a support system.
  • Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  • Share feelings, needs and concerns.
  • Learn about community resources.

For more information, contact our facilitators:
Robert E.P. Elmer III
Call: 860-884-5244
Robert Lecce
Call: 860-415-2475

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