Questions about Anthology of Grayslake
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
All staff are trained ongoing regardless of position for Dementia Care and Alzheimer's care. It is required.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Anthology of Grayslake. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
At Anthology of Grayslake, the average age in assisted living is 84 years young. We provide a holistic approach to health and wellness- wellness is so much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition. aspire integrates the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. There is a wide variety of activities to chose from that help keep our residents, active, stimulated and engaged.
What programs or activities does Anthology of Grayslake offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We have incorporated 6 dimensions of wellness for our Wellness Program. A holistic approach means taking care of something totally in all aspects. As an example, when we are saying holistic living it means a complete and vast understanding of all the aspects of our life and way of living, it covers everything that enables us to live healthy and happy. Everything from spiritual services to outings, brain games, gardening club, and daily exercise, movies and much more are offered.
What places are near Anthology of Grayslake or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Brae Loch Golf Club is directly behind us. Our residents also enjoy going to Gurnee Mills which is only 5 miles form us.
What transportation services does Anthology of Grayslake offer to assisted living residents?
Weekly outings and transportation to doctor's appointments in the area are provided.
What makes the chef or dining program at Anthology of Grayslake exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Anthology of Grayslake offers a unique culinary experience with meals inspired by the latest trends. Meals are prepared from scratch and tailored to your personal needs. We offer a range of dining experiences from a casual bistro to a formal dining experience to be enjoyed alongside family and friends.
What safety features or security measures does Anthology of Grayslake offer to assisted living residents?
Anthology of Grayslake offers 24 hour assistance as well as an on-site nurse 365 days a year. We provide each resident with an alert button as well as pull chords located in the resident's apartment for easy access to the nursing staff and care partners for assistance. Our Virtue Memory Care features motion detectors in the residents apartments as well for additional safety.
How does Anthology of Grayslake keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
All communications with the family members of our residents here at Anthology of Grayslake is done through email, telephones and texting as well as personal care consultations in person and virtually.
If Anthology of Grayslake accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do allow small dogs and cats. There is a courtyard and grounds surrounding the building that residents can take a stroll with their pet.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
There is continuous educational classes that must be taken consistently through Relias. This training encompasses everything from proper assistance with activities of daily living to Dementia and Alzheimer's training. We all are required to learn fire safety, natural disaster training & evacuation protocols as well as multi-cultural training, defensive driving, best practices in the work place environments including OSHA training.
What safety features or security measures does Anthology of Grayslake provide to protect residents who wander?
All residents are monitored by 24/7 pull chords and medical alert buttons. There is a variety of other wander guard methods discussed when appropriate.
What programs or activities does Anthology of Grayslake offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Our Virtue Memory Care offers a wide variety of activities done in a group setting or on a one to one basis. Arts and crafts, bowling, puzzles, brain games, dancing and music therapy, spiritual services, hoops and putt putt are just a few.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The clinical directors of each business unit. They are licensed and registered nurses.
What techniques does Anthology of Grayslake use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Our Virtue Memory Care offer everything from independent dining to assisted dining techniques which can involve weighted utensils and a variety of different plating options and mechanical soft and/ or pureed meals.
How does Anthology of Grayslake keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
All communication is done through the Director of Virtue and her clinical staff through telephone, texting, Face time/Skype as well as on-site meetings and virtual meetings.
Describe the neighborhood around Anthology of Grayslake. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Anthology of Grayslake sits due ease of route 45 on E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake. It features beautiful views of the golf coarse, wetlands and forests in a more rural, peaceful setting.
Is Anthology of Grayslake affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Advocate Condell is our 911 hospital.