When someone you love is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, finding the right place that feels like home is of utmost importance. Memory Care at Smith Village offers a thoughtfully designed and secure homelike setting that delivers a better quality of life — not just for residents, but for their families and loved ones, too.
Our proactive, specialized dementia care in Chicago can play a large role in delaying further memory loss and sustaining current abilities. Your loved one will be cared for by the familiar faces of a highly trained team that understands the emotional complexities behind memory loss. They’ll take the time to really bond with your loved one. They’ll get to know their life story, their likes and dislikes. And they’ll reach out to you to help develop a personalized dementia care plan to meet your loved one’s unique needs.
Furthermore, our industry-leading electronic medical records system provides instant and reliable access to medical information, enabling our compassionate team to spend less time on paperwork and more time with residents.
This attention to detail makes Smith Village feel like a close-knit family and one of the best Memory Care facilities in Chicago.
Smith Village offers two levels of Memory Care in a safe, secure and homelike setting.
Meeting the specific needs of your loved one
We provide two levels of Memory Care on our Beverly campus. That way, you can be assured that your loved one receives the right care in a way that helps them experience more meaningful moments and joy in each new day.
Assisted Living Memory Care is designed for those navigating the early and middle stages of memory loss who need support with activities of daily living to help maintain their independence.
Skilled Nursing Memory Care provides more involved, round-the-clock skilled nursing care for those with advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Our innovative household neighborhood offers a family atmosphere where your loved one will feel comfortable, welcome and understood. They’ll enjoy their own spacious studio apartment with a full bath. This helps promote independence and allows for privacy while also providing safety and security. We encourage all our residents and their families to decorate their apartment with their favorite furnishings, family photos, artwork and treasures to make their home comfortable and uniquely their own.
The lovely common area is a popular place for residents to gather and socialize, while the Touhy Room provides space for group activities and family visits. To encourage residents to maximize their abilities and get the most out of each day, we offer specially designed activities and cultural, social and educational opportunities along with fitness programs and group exercise classes.
And of course, there are healthy, delicious dining options with three chef-prepared meals daily served restaurant-style by our gracious waitstaff in our two dining rooms. Snacks are available at all times.
Memory Care amenities and services
We offer a wide array of amenities, services and specialized programming to support and enhance your loved one’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social well-being, including:
- Restaurant-style dining with three meals daily
- High level of staff presence and engagement
- Licensed nursing team on-site 24/7
- Oversight by a medical director, nurse practitioner and registered dietitian
- Personalized fitness programs specifically designed for Memory Care residents
- Wellness assessments
- Weekly housekeeping, personal laundry and flat linen service
- Monthly health clinic with dentists, podiatrists, audiologists and ophthalmologists
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Medication administration
- Cognitive therapy to boost brain function and strengthen the mind
- Music and pet therapies
- Physical, speech, occupational and respiratory therapies
- A full calendar of recreational, social, cultural and educational programs
- 24-hour security and emergency call system
- Utilities and cable television
- Salon and spa
- Art center
- Movie theater
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas, leading to loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually old memories, too.
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just one person. At Smith Village, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduce confusion and provide complete security around-the-clock. With special programming designed for those with memory loss, Memory Care at Smith Village enables pleasant and peaceful days.
To learn more about Smith Village Memory Care in the Chicago area, please fill out the request form.