Memory Care Community Near Chicago
Specialized Support for the Whole Person
A person with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia still retains many abilities — including the capacity for joy and purpose. That’s why our Evanston Memory Care neighborhood, Foster Pavilion, puts each resident’s personhood first. Our expert staff, family members, and friends form a supportive community that creates opportunities for residents to be themselves; to make friends and make a difference; and the freedom to grow, develop, and have fun.
Our Memory Care within our community near Chicago offers a full calendar of activities to improve quality of life. These include outdoor activities, exercise, opportunities for spiritual reflection, and proven Memory Care programs, all specifically geared to engage those needing dementia care in Evanston, IL.
Meaningful programs matter
iN2L is a technology system that adapts activities to each resident’s abilities, helps increase cognitive stimulation, and enhances family involvement. Music & Memory lets us create customized playlists for each resident, prompting memories and bringing joy to their lives. Songs by Heart is a Memory Care music therapy program that enables residents and professional singers to make music together.
Dining that feels like home
Our open kitchen and dining room create a calming environment that encourages choice and interaction. Snacks are provided throughout the day.
Private rooms combine safety and comfort
Each room has a private restroom, phone, and individual thermostat. Closets provide personal space for clothes and belongings.
Yappy Hour brings residents and dogs together each month for fun and friendship.
Services and amenities:
- Geriatric-certified medical director on staff
- Access to around-the-clock health and medical services
- 24-hour security and healthcare staff
- Emergency call systems
- 40-acre campus, which includes access to walking paths, formal gardens, fountains, Elliot Chapel with interdenominational services, and much more
- Access to physical, occupational, and speech therapies, as well as a Psychiatrist who is available to consult on all cases
- Health promotion, exercise, and social programs
- Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dining, bathing, dressing, toileting and ambulation
- Housekeeping services
- Medication administration
- Laundry services
To learn more about our included services, check out our Memory Care guide.
Memory Support Guide
A specially designed rehabilitation program for the memory-impaired
The McGaw 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 Evanston. Presbyterian Homes and the McGaw Care Center have been serving older adults, including those with cognitive impairment, for more than 100 years, and we understand the complex issues of dementia. Drawing on the heritage of Presbyterian Homes,providing quality rehabilitation services for older adults, this new program meets a critical need for patients with cognitive impairment.
Older adults experiencing cognitive impairment require a unique set of skills from professionals who are familiar with dementia. The Westminster Place healthcare 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.) 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 the 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 services 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.
If you would like to learn more about Westminster Place Memory Care in Evanston, IL, use the form on this page to contact us.