5 Memory Care Communities in the Bourbonnais Area
- 100 Jones Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
- An extension of your home, your apartment is yours to personalize and decorate to your unique tastes
- Home-style food at the Family Table
- Registered Nurse Provides Care Coordination
- Life Enrichment & Support Programs
- Every customized service plan is all inclusive, with no hidden charges
Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.
- 19715 Governors Hwy, Flossmoor, IL 60422
- Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
- Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
- Trained staff available 24 hours a day
- Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
- Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
New friends, New beginnings
- 16051 S La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60497
- Set on 3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
- Located on LaGrange Road, just south of 159th Street, our community offers 104 apartments on three floors
- With its family-friendly atmosphere, Emeritus at Orland Park feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
- We also offer a wide range of activities each month, including shopping, museums and theater trips as well as scenic drives and lunch outings
Exceptional Senior Living
- 3315 Executive Drive, Joliet, IL 60431
- Emeritus at Joliet is considered one of the premier senior living communities southwest of Chicago
- Located close to Essington Road and Black Road
- 100 apartments on two floors, some with spectacular views of the River Run Forest Preserve
- Emeritus at Joliet feels like home the minute you walk through the doors
- Wide range of activities each month, including exercise classes and community outings
Schererville, Indiana's Preferred Senior Living
- 401 East US Hwy 30, Schererville, IN 46375
- Gourmet, nutritious snacks and meals prepared by our chef
- Engaging activities and events that inspire involvement in community
- Wellness, fitness and therapy center, three secure outdoor gardens and walking paths
- Emergency response system with 24/7 nursing care available
- Pet-friendly environment
What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?
Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia. Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood. Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.
Dementia vs Alzheimer’s
Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living. Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.
When Might Memory Care be Necessary?
It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:
- Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
- Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
- Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
- Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
- Incoherent thoughts and speech
- Impaired judgment
- Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
- Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
- Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage
What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?
Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking. However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:
- Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
- Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
- Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
- Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.
A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you. Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.