ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Dementia Care in greater Chicago-Burr Ridge, Wilmette & Lincoln Park

Exceptional Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

It is a privilege to serve Greater Chicago, and we are delighted to share our revolutionary Cognitive Therapeutics Method. This method of senior care was designed specifically to promote mental acuity and brain health for seniors of all cognition levels. 

A trained caregiver performs CTM activities with his or her clients on a one-to-one basis, while also offering assistance with daily activities and support through each stage of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. With Alzheimer's care from Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago, your loved one who is experiencing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can age safely in the comfort of home with dignity and respect.
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Our Alzheimer's care & Dementia care include: 
  • Creating a safe, comfortable home environment that allows your loved one to remain in a familiar setting and avoid agitation
  • Reducing fall risks and other injuries through dedicated supervision 
  • Providing social interactions for clients’ quality of life
Flexible Care Schedules for those with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

Seniors in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s utilize part-time hourly care to help with day-to-day activities like grocery shopping, light housework, and personal care. Our part-time care for those with Alzheimer's also ensures your loved one takes necessary medications on time, eats regular meals throughout the day, and receives reminders for other basic activities he or she might forget about.

As Alzheimer’s progresses, your loved one will benefit from our specialized live-in care. Compassionate Alzheimer’s caregivers provide around-the-clock safety monitoring to decrease the risk of wandering and ease the symptoms of sundowning. Consistent companionship can further reduce depression, anxiety and confusion. Contact our team today to learn about our Alzheimer's care in Wilmette, Lincolnwood, Winnetka, Downers Grove, IL and surrounding areas. 

High-Quality Dementia Care

At Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago, we truly believe elder home care can change the way the world ages. For seniors with dementia, elder home care allows them the comfort of familiar surroundings, and our proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method provides mental stimulation and may help slow cognitive decline. Additionally, CTM was specifically designed to:
  • Maintain overall cognitive health as long as possible
  • Instill a sense of accomplishment and pride
  • Provide unwavering support through individual attention
Trained Caregivers – Customized Elder Home Care

Our dementia and Alzheimer's caregivers are highly trained to meet the individual needs of seniors during every stage of the disease. Prior to beginning care services, we conduct a thorough assessment that helps us create an individualized dementia care plan that best supports your loved one’s unique needs. The following are a few items commonly included in our dementia and Alzheimer's care plans:
  • Mobility support and safety monitoring
  • Transportation and assistance with errands
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Basic housework
  • Prescription pick-up and medication reminders
  • Personal grooming and bathing
  • Daily mental stimulation through activities and games
  • Stability and support through consistent companionship
If you believe your loved one could benefit from Alzheimer's care, please call Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago today!

THE MIND FIT SERIES: ACTIVITIES TO BOOST BRAIN HEALTH

Just like the body, the brain can show signs of aging over time. While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. Our six-part Mind Fit Series focuses on enhancing brain health through various lifestyle factors including cognitive activities used in HCA's proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method.™
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MEMORY CARE: THE COGNITIVE THERAPEUTICS METHOD

Home Care Assistance has created a new activities-based program for seniors and older adults with memory-related conditions, helping specifically to:
  • Slow cognitive decline
  • Delay the onset of dementia
  • Build a routine that is motivational
  • Regain a sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Engage with others in an enjoyable way
Hire a caregiver trained in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method

Home Care Assistance proudly trains caregivers in our proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method so that clients receive one-on-one cognitive stimulation as well as support with basic care and activities of daily living at no additional cost. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method not only improves our clients’ mental acuity, but also their overall level of engagement and happiness.

A Comprehensive Cognitive Activities Program Supporting Individual Needs
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The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is an activity-based program designed to prevent the onset of new forms of cognitive decline, as well as slow the progression of existing symptoms for individuals experiencing cognitive impairment. Based on cutting-edge scientific research and the landmark National Institutes of Health report suggesting that mental stimulation is associated with slower cognitive decline, the method currently includes more than 20 activities targeting not just memory, but the five primary domains of the mind.
  • Executive Functioning includes cognitive abilities such as reasoning, problem solving, judgment, and thought flexibility.
  • Attention refers to the ability to focus on a specific piece of information for a long period of time while ignoring competing distractions.
  • Language refers to the ability to execute verbal functions including spontaneous speech, speech repetition, speech comprehension, naming, reading and writing.
  • Visual-Spatial Perceptioinvolves the ability to accurately perceive an object’s physical location and understand the relationships between objects.
  • Memorrefers to the ability to retain information and utilize it later.
In addition to our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, we also offer Alzheimer's care to residents who live in greater Chicago from Northbrook to Burr Ridge, IL and everywhere in between. Get in touch with the caregivers at Home Care Assistance today to learn more about our live-in home care options throughout the Chicago area. 
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