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Memory Support

Memory Support

Creating an environment in which each person can function at his or her best is the core of our resident-centered philosophy at Friendship Village. That philosophy extends to our residents diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss. 

Friendship Village is one of the few senior living communities offering two levels of memory support based on the extent of care needed — Reflections Memory Support at Willows Assisted Living and Reflections Memory Support at Briarwood Healthcare Center

Our life-affirming approach to caregiving for residents diagnosed with dementia focuses on the integrity, dignity and best abilities of each individual. Our entire memory support staff are certified as Dementia Care Specialists (DCS), a certification from the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) representing academic excellence and practical application. Staff are also provided with ongoing continuing education and training in dementia patient care -- which Friendship Village also makes available to residents' families. 

“Our approach focuses on a person’s abilities, not disabilities. For me, the 'aha' moment comes when you see a resident who was struggling before, having their needs met in a new way, a way that embraces their personhood and what they’re able to do best. As a result, they’re happier, and more at peace with themselves.”

- Chris P., family caregiver and Friendship Village associate

Reflections at Willows

Reflections at Willows is a beautifully remodeled neighborhood at Friendship Village where residents live in their own secure, private apartment homes and enjoy all the attention and support of the caring Reflections associates. We deliver individualized care based on the level of need for each resident.

Reflections at Willows services and amenities include:

  • Secure environment with private rooms
  • Dementia certified programs
  • Support with daily needs such as dressing, grooming, bathing and personal assistance
  • Medication management administered by registered nurses
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Fitness program overseen by a physical therapist
  • Scheduled activities and outings
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • On-site physician center with visiting physicians
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT REFLECTIONS AT WILLOWS­, CALL (847) 490-6271, OR FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.

Reflections at Briarwood

Reflections at Briarwood provides 24-hour skilled care for residents with mid- to late-stage memory loss. Reflections residents at Briarwood will find themselves in a nurturing, therapeutic environment that emphasizes familiarity and compassionate, caring assistance. Working one-on-one with trusted caregivers helps residents develop long-term relationships rich with emotional comfort and stability.

Reflections at Briarwood services and amenities include:

  • Secure environment with private and semi-private rooms
  • Dementia certified programs
  • Attached patio for safe enjoyment of the outdoors
  • Primary healthcare team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants who provide personal care and attention 24 hours a day
  • Religious services (On-site chaplain)
  • Social services and programs 
  • Family visits welcome whenever possible
  • Off-site visits when accompanied by family members or significant others
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT REFLECTIONS AT BRIARWOOD CALL (847) 884-5469, OR FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.

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