Memory Care Facility near Chicago
Excellence in memory care.
Lake Forest Place memory care is at the forefront of today’s fresh new thinking on caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our memory care facility near Chicago is a secure environment designed to be welcoming and encourage interaction. The staff of dementia care professionals includes nurses specially trained in memory impairment.
Residents with memory loss still need friendships and the opportunity to grow. So we offer physical fitness programs and a wide variety of social gatherings, events and group outings specifically geared to engage and stimulate.
Specialized support for the whole person.
We offer a full calendar of programs that help residents improve their socialization and quality of life. We also offer art therapy and visits to an equestrian therapy farm where residents can ride and groom horses. It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) is a technology system that adapts activities to each resident’s abilities, helps increase cognitive stimulation, and enhances family involvement.
Dining that feels like home.
Our open kitchen and dining room create a calming environment that encourages choice and interaction. Residents can choose to sit at a table or at the counter. Meals are served family-style, and we provide an early bird breakfast option as well as snacks throughout the day.
Apartment suites combine safety and comfort.
Each has individually controlled heating and cooling; a window seat to enjoy the views; a large-screen wall-mounted TV; a closet with built-in organizers; built-in night lights; and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, infrared lighting and grab bars.
Services and amenities include:
- Three meals daily
- Secure sensory garden
- Access to amenities like the chapel, therapy services, walking paths and more
- Health promotion, exercise and social programs
- Assistance with dining, bathing, dressing, toileting and ambulation
- Housekeeping services
- Home maintenance
- Medication administration
- Laundry services
- Access to round-the-clock health and medical services
- 24-hour security and health care staff
- Emergency call systems
How does memory care differ from assisted living?
Memory care is for people who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and require a higher level of care and security, as well as more specialized programs. Assisted living is for those who simply need help with activities of daily living.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (reasoning, the ability to remember, etc.) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas. This leads to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.
What can I expect from the staff?
Our fully trained staff at our memory care facility near Chicago gets to know your loved one — their history, their likes and dislikes, and preferred schedule. This nurturing relationship often improves interactions, helps reduce behavior issues, and can result in a reduction in medication needs.
If you would like to learn more about Lake Forest Place memory care facility near Chicago, use the form on this page to contact us.