MEMORY CARE IN
GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS
Memory Care That Helps Residents Flourish.
Our goal for residents inspired the name of our Memory Care program. Flourish℠ Memory Care is rooted in the belief – and supported by leading-edge research – that people living with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss can grow and flourish regardless of where they may be on their journeys.
Experience the Flourish℠ Program Difference
Charter Senior Living of Glen Ellyn offers an uplifting, specialized care approach to Alzheimer’s disease, Memory Care and cognitive impairment. We believe in providing a purposeful neighborhood design that provides a safe, structured environment with set senior activities and routines that can lower stress for people living with dementia.
Our community is the only one in DuPage County to provide Flourish℠ Memory Care programming. Flourish℠ is rooted in the belief, and supported by leading-edge research, that people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can grow and flourish whether they are in the early stages or later stages of memory loss. Flourish℠ Memory Care service promotes self-esteem while minimizing loneliness, boredom, and potential challenging behaviors through:
VELOCITY — A consistent offering of traditional activities that appeal to the seven core areas of programming. Velocity is our daily activities programming that sets the speed and direction for our residents’ days.
OSHIBORI EXPERIENCE — A daily routine activity that provides a consistent reminder for mealtimes while providing aromatherapy.
GRAB-AND-GO NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES — Impromptu small-group activities specialized to individual needs.
S.T.A.R. — Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation is a family-oriented program that allows our families to bring in personal reminiscent-type items to share with their family members and support groups.
REST AND RESTORATION — An intervention program led by care staff that provides stimulation and redirection with four sensory components including audio, video, engagement, and comfort interventions.
Learn more about the importance of choosing a Memory Care community and how our outstanding services and amenities stand out by reading our blog.
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Memory Care at Charter Senior Living of Glen Ellyn
- 24/7 support and personal care by a highly experienced, caring team
- Purposeful neighborhood design features the latest technology, safety and services
- Private suites and bathrooms [See Floor Plans]
- Beautifully landscaped, secure courtyard and walking path
- Multiple activity spaces and lounges for programming and socializing with friends, family and staff
- Sensory rooms for calming serenity
- Flourish℠ Memory Care programming
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What Is Memory Care for Seniors?
Unlike institutional care settings, Memory Care facilities like Charter Senior Living of Glen Ellyn, in Illinois, have been intentionally designed to mirror the comforts of home. Here, residents are welcomed with a specialized approach to memory and Alzheimer’s care. We provide a safe, structured environment with set routines and specialized care programming. Having these routines and expectations have been proven to lower stress for people living with cognitive impairment.
Similar to assisted living communities, our memory care care teams provide residents with personal care tasks and activities of daily living. They’re also specially trained in dealing with the unique issues that can arise in persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
This specialized Memory Care approach is designed to improve the overall quality of life for residents and their family caregivers.
When Does Someone Need Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care?
If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be wondering how you can tell when care planning is needed. While some symptoms may be profound, it can be hard to tell when the disease progresses to a stage when care is necessary.
There are early signs that can help you determine whether memory care can be valuable for those living with dementia. They include:
- Missing and forgetting to take regular medications
- Withdrawing from friendships and interest groups
- Wandering behaviors are very common in seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia
- Caregiver burnout that is causing psychological effects on seniors with dementia who require a lot of patience and can sense stress and tension
- Loud, violent and disruptive outbursts
- Difficulty performing regular tasks of daily living like cooking, bathing and cleaning
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of memory care?
The higher level of care and supervision in an Alzheimer’s residential care home comes at a price. On average, assisted living costs $4,000 a month, and memory care adds another $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Costs vary state to state and are impacted by the level of care provided.
Our monthly rates start at $6,800.
How can I decide between assisted living and memory care?
Assisted living and memory care senior living communities provide many of the same services, including housing, meals, and help with bathing, grooming, and toileting. However, memory care communities or neighborhoods that specialize in caring for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss feature services and amenities that prioritize the quality of life for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
In top-tier memory care communities, environmental security is a key design feature. To prevent wandering, many communities are equipped with locked entrances and exits, as well as keypad entries, obscured exits, and doorbells signaling entering and exiting. To avoid injuries from falls, dementia care communities feature designs that minimize confusion. In addition, they offer calming therapies in soothing spaces. This can help reduce agitation and confusion that can lead to aggression or self-injury.
The staff in dementia care communities are also specially trained in care planning for those living with memory loss. The staff understands how to effectively prevent and manage difficult dementia behaviors. They also understand the balance of encouraging residents to stay as independent as possible while providing the support they need. Many communities, including Charter, have a higher staff-to-resident ratio than assisted living, which allows for more one-on-one attention throughout the day.
Does Medicare cover memory care?
Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans generally will not pay for room and board or personal care in a memory care community. They will, however, pay for the medical care the facility provides. Veterans benefits typically help cover the cost for eligible veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.
Is dementia care right for my loved one?
When considering moving your loved one to a senior living community that specializes in dementia care and Alzheimer’s disease, there is much to consider.
- Are they in the early stage of the disease, or do they need the long-term care provided in nursing homes?
- Will they have the support they need?
- Will they be safe, happy, and content?