IN New Lenox, Illinois
FEEL THE DIFFERENCE OF MEMORY CARE AT THE COTTAGES OF NEW LENOX
Memory Care takes patience, courage, and above all else, compassion. At The Cottages of New Lenox in New Lenox, IL, we practice all three and go even further To Enhance the Human Spirit.
The Cottages of New Lenox in Will County allows your loved one with memory loss to experience a safe, structured environment with set routines and specialized care and programming. Our dedicated and highly trained care team engages with residents throughout the day, providing meals and helping those living with dementia with Personal Care tasks that you’d find in Assisted Living, including:
- Other essential activities of daily living (ADLs)
Our staff is also specially trained to deal with the unique issues that often arise due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. They check in with residents more frequently to build a sense of familiarity and provide extra structure and support to help them navigate their day.
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FLOURISH℠ MEMORY CARE
We believe in letting the good things grow. With our unique, research-based approach to Memory Care, Flourish℠ programming promises to cultivate love, nurture purpose, and fiercely preserve the dignity of those who are facing memory loss.
Guided by this philosophy, residents at The Cottages of New Lenox benefit from a comprehensive program led by team members specially trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provided only by Charter Senior Living.
Flourish℠ allows us to practice compassion and advocate courageously for your loved one. Experience the difference of our care, today.
MEMORY CARE RESIDENCES + FLOOR PLANS
The key to our Memory Care residences is safety and accessibility. Residents feel comfortable in a home that allows them to make the most of each day, and they can customize their surroundings to their needs.
Family caregivers can rest easy knowing that with 24/7 security, their loved one will be free to explore inside and outside their home without the worry of wandering and that someone will always be there to care for them.
Discover which floor plan makes the most sense for your loved one, and take the first step to feel the difference in our community.
DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
Flourish℠ goes beyond assisting with daily personal tasks and health care services. Through specialized activities designed specifically for those with cognitive impairment, The Cottages of New Lenox engages Memory Care residents in ways that make every moment count.
To do so, The Cottages of New Lenox has built an activities calendar based on the foundation of Flourish℠‘s Six Pathways to Supportive Care. With a focus on restoring, enriching, connecting, creating, engaging, and contributing, Memory Care residents are met with uplifting, wellness-focused experiences – and celebrated every step of the way.
From hands-on Crafty Club activities to baking, holiday celebrations, trivia, and other exciting opportunities, Memory Care residents at The Cottages of New Lenox find many ways to feel happy and flourish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Memory Care for seniors?
Memory Care is a long-term care plan provided at either a senior living community with other care levels or at a stand-alone Memory Care community.
A person with dementia will reside in a Memory Care community if they can no longer live safely at home or need more medical care than what’s provided in-home care from family caregivers or nurses.
At The Cottages of New Lenox, we provide personalized care to every wonderful resident in our Memory Care neighborhood, along with services and amenities that help them thrive. Learn more about our unique approach, below.
Does Your Community Serve Seniors at All Stages of Memory Loss?
Signs of early-stage dementia include forgetting names, repetition, and struggling to find the right words to describe feelings. Signs of later-stage dementia may include little to no communication, loss of mobility, incontinence, and the inability to eat or dress.
Of course, dementia and Alzheimer’s look different for every family. That’s why we created a unique program in Flourish℠ – to personalize care exactly to your loved one’s needs.
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 specialize in caring for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. In 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 members 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.
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 $6,650.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ALL-INCLUSIVE MEMORY CARE?
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. Memory Care 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?
How do you get respite care for dementia patients?
If you are temporarily unable to care for your loved one with memory loss, we offer Short-Term Stays as a reliable solution. Reach out to our team today to apply for your loved one’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care.
Does medicare cover Respite Care for dementia?
If outside services (such as rehabilitation) are needed during a resident’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care, Medicare coverage would be available to qualifying patients.