Caring for a loved one in the grips of Alzheimer’s or other forms of age-related memory loss takes a toll on everyone. That’s why Smith Crossing offers Memory Care in Orland Park that brings comfort and a better quality of life for loved ones and their families alike.
In a specialized and secure setting that feels like home, our highly trained team of caregivers provides proactive and individualized care. This can play a large role in delaying further memory loss, sustaining current abilities, and enhancing independence.
Like you, we know your loved one is unique with their likes and dislikes, and life story. You can rest assured that our consistent care team will take the time to get to know your loved one. They’ll provide the right amount of support with activities of daily living, such as dressing, personal grooming and medication management. And they’ll work with you to develop a personalized dementia care plan to meet their needs and bring more meaningful, joyful moments to each new day.
Also, 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 your loved one.
Your loved one will benefit from the trusted, loving support that makes Memory Care at Smith Crossing feel like one big family.
The homey atmosphere of our Memory Care neighborhood provides a social and secure environment. Your loved one will enjoy their own spacious studio apartment with a full bath. This helps promote independence and allows for privacy. You and your loved one are encouraged to decorate their apartment with their favorite furnishings, family photos, artwork, and treasures to make their home comfortable and uniquely their own.
Residents love to mix and mingle in the comfortable common living room area. They also enjoy planned activities and cultural, social, and educational opportunities to maximize their abilities and get the most out of each day.
They may also participate in the fitness program and group exercise classes designed specifically for Memory Care residents. Three healthy, delicious chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style in our dining room and snacks are available upon request.
Memory Care floor plans
Memory Care amenities and services
We offer a wide array of amenities, services, and specialized programming to 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
- Health clinic with internist, dentist, podiatrist, ophthalmologists, gerontologist and audiologist
- 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, Wi-Fi and cable television
- Salon and spa
- Dedicated activity center
- Art studio
- Movie theater
- On-site banking
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 and 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, 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 Crossing, 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 24/7 security. With special programming designed for those with memory loss, dementia care at Smith Crossing enables pleasant and peaceful days.
To learn more about Smith Crossing’s Memory Care in Orland Park, please fill out the request form.