At Citadel of Wilmette we offer a specially trained program coordinator that directs activity based programs for our guests. Our program offers a nurturing environment, specially designed and decorated to nurture and soothe our Alzheimers’ residents featuring: color schemes are soft and calming, dayrooms, dining areas, bathing facilities within the unit have been designed for the patient in mind. A spacious environment offers mobility, autonomy, and independence. Family members are encouraged to provide personal mementos which help residents identify with their living arrangements.
We offer compassionate programming, sensitive to all cultures, stimulating and interesting to our residents. Programming Includes:
- Social activities Spiritual activities
- Pet Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Exercise and fine motor-skilled groups
- Cognitive focus
- Individual hydration and continence programs
- Freedom from chemical and physicalrestraints
- Monthly Family Support Groups
- Respite Care
At Citadel, we understand that being a caregiver for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease may be the most difficult job you may ever have to face. Caring for and loving a person who slowly loses themselves to this disease can be painful and frustrating. Often we risk our own health in order to care for the Alzheimer’s person at home. There are alternatives available where you can still participate in caring for your loved one and get the qualified support you need; We offer a dedicated, secured unit that provides a complete range of Alzheimer’s services and programs designed to meet both the needs of the resident and the family. A safe and secure environment helps residents reach their highest potential while preserving each individuals dignity.