Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Positive, purposeful memory care.
Everyone deserves the opportunity for friendship, to be treated with dignity, and to experience joy. Especially older adults with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. And that’s exactly why we’re here.
Our Memory Care in Arlington Heights, IL, is about creating an environment that’s sensitive to your loved one’s needs, fosters a sense of belonging, and promotes their well-being.
Meaningful programming matters.
As part of our person-centered dementia care, we offer a full calendar of programs that help residents improve their socialization and quality of life. In addition, we use It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a technology system that adapts activities to each resident’s abilities, helps increase cognitive stimulation, and enhances family involvement. Songs by Heart is a Memory Care music therapy program that lets residents and professional singers make music together. This popular program taps into memories and helps residents feel successful.
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
- Beautiful secure outdoor terrace with raised gardens
- Home maintenance
- Grounds maintenance
- Specialized activities to engage residents with memory loss
- Assistance with dining, bathing, dressing, toileting and ambulation
- Specially trained dementia caregivers and support staff
- Full-time registered dietician
- Access to round-the-clock health and medical services
- 24-hour security Emergency call systems
- Medication administration
To learn more about our included services, check out our Memory Support guide.
Memory Support Guide
A specially designed rehab program for the memory-impaired
The Moorings Health Care Center is pleased to offer physical, occupational and speech therapies for older adults experiencing cognitive impairment and other forms of dementia at our residential campus in Arlington Heights. The Moorings has been serving older adults, including those with cognitive impairment, for more than 30 years and we understand the complex issues of dementia. Drawing on the Presbyterian Homes heritage of providing quality rehabilitation services for older adults, this new program meets a critical need for patients with cognitive impairment due to dementia and other cognitive impairments.
Older adults experiencing cognitive impairment require a unique set of skills from professionals that are familiar with dementia. The Moorings health care team is ready to provide new opportunities for an enhanced and enriched quality of life. From the moment a patient arrives, they are guided by a dedicated team that provides support and communication with family members every step of the way, making plan adjustments if and when they’re needed. Our goal is to help patients regain functional abilities that enable them to be safer once they return home. To learn more about our Memory Rehabilitation program, check out our guide
Memory Rehab Guide
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. Our care partners and nurses receive specialized training in dementia care best practices from Rush University as well as continued in-house training.