For more pleasant and peaceful days.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in Wheaton, Illinois, memory care is a carefully designed environment that delivers a better quality of life — not just for residents, but for their families and loved ones too. Individualized dementia care from a community like Westbridge can make a world of difference. Our personal approach includes:
- Medication administration
- Assistance with personal care
- Chef-prepared meals and snacks
- Individualized social activities
- Secure environment
- On-site 24/7 licensed nursing staff
- Boutique-style setting
- Family-style dining room
- Comfortable, warm living areas
- Access to the full continuum of care
- Access to spa services
- Secure outdoor garden courtyard
Each member of our memory care team is trained in the innovative and proven Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program™, a comprehensive program based on the latest in memory care research and best practices. Heartfelt CONNECTIONS is an individualized program that starts with getting to know each resident’s life story, focusing on each resident’s capabilities. Then we develop a personalized plan that concentrates on each resident’s unique abilities and celebrates each small success. Heartfelt CONNECTIONS promotes dignity and a sense of accomplishment in day-to-day activities, supports improved self-worth, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being; and reduces fear, anxiety, and frustration.
It’s an approach guided by these principles:
- We view aging as a natural process — life stories to be continued.
- We believe what remains is far more important than what is lost.
- We focus on each resident’s unique remaining abilities.
- We embrace and celebrate everything our residents do.
- We create success stories, one small victory at a time.
Memory care frequently asked questions
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects your loved one and your entire family. At Westbridge, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, in searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our home-like layout and design reduce confusion and provide complete security around the clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory care at Westbridge enables pleasant and peaceful days.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease in themselves, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is 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 long-term memories, too. Check out our article to learn more about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.