Melody Living Lake in the Hills

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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525 Harvest Gate Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Call (800) 385-2527
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Questions about Melody Living Lake in the Hills

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Previous dementia care is required. Initial and monthly ongoing training.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Melody Living Lake in the Hills. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Residents at Melody Living have varying degrees of interests and abilities. By learning about each resident, Melody Living can customize their experiences to those interests and abilities. Resident age needs to be 55+. The concern is not someone's age, it's if we can help that person physically, emotionally, psychologically, and with their overall social well-being. Residents will have varying interests that may include Yoga and chair yoga, Meditation, Gardening, Painting classes, Educational lectures, Book clubs, Computer classes, Classic car shows, Art shows, Happy hours, Trivia, Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, Chess, Checkers, Concerts, Local museums, Sporting events, Plays or musicals, Movies, etc

What programs or activities does Melody Living Lake in the Hills offer to enrich residents' well-being?

The majority of activities will be based on resident interest. Some of those activities may include Yoga and chair yoga, Meditation, Gardening, Painting classes, Educational lectures, Book clubs, Computer classes, Classic car shows, Art shows, Happy hours, Trivia, Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, Chess, Checkers, Concerts, Local museums, Sporting events, Plays or musicals, Movies, etc.

What places are near Melody Living Lake in the Hills or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Melody Living Lake in the Hills is located in the heart of town! Schedule a visit to the local Target, JcPenney or Algonquin Commons with our smiling Concierge. We can provide transportation!

What transportation services does Melody Living Lake in the Hills offer to assisted living residents?

Community Van/Bus. Schedule a time with our concierge team.

What makes the chef or dining program at Melody Living Lake in the Hills exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our dining staff will speak with each resident and/or family member in order to get a feel for likes and dislikes as well as dietary restrictions and requirements. Dining room menus will include daily rotations of fresh fish, beef, pork and poultry along with creative and delicious salads and side dishes that could be recognizable or unique. We’ll have also have staple items that will be available each and every day. Whether residents want to pop-in to our mod-style bistro for a quick bite and a coffee with friends or get dressed up for dinner in one of our onsite restaurants, our passionate culinary team is here to provide the best service possible.

What safety features or security measures does Melody Living Lake in the Hills offer to assisted living residents?

Melody Living has a nurse and caregiver onsite 24/7. We have security cameras covering all outside area. Residents can alert care staff anytime by pressing their individual pendents or using emergency pull devices affixed in each apartment.

How does Melody Living Lake in the Hills keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Great communication between Melody Living and families is extremely important. We use all forms of communication to keep families informed. Phone calls, video conferencing, letters, and social media.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Melody Living Lake in the Hills during daytime and nighttime hours?

Nurses and caregivers will be in the community 24/7. Melody Living will staff accordingly to residents' needs.

If Melody Living Lake in the Hills accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Melody Living welcomes pets. We have walking paths around the entire property and multiple patio areas.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

The care staff will be licensed nursing aides and nurses. In-service training will be monthly.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Melody Living Lake in the Hills is located in the heart of town! Schedule a visit to the local Target, JcPenney or Algonquin Commons with our smiling Concierge. We can provide transportation!

What safety features or security measures does Melody Living Lake in the Hills provide to protect residents who wander?

Melody Living has a secured memory support area. This really can give people peace of mind. We have security cameras covering outside area. 24/7 staff, concierge, key fobs for entering and exciting doors.

What programs or activities does Melody Living Lake in the Hills offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Activities will be tailored to each resident and their past and current interests. Some of those activities may be coloring, painting, arts & crafts, listening to music, playing rhythm instruments, singing songs, Hula dancing or other simple dancing routines to music, wash & peel vegetables, shell peas, break beans, make popcorn, make a grocery list or meal plan, planting seeds & bulbs pulling weeds, raking leaves, fold towels, sort socks, sweep, set table, look through photo albums, create a scrapbook, look at old greeting cards and letters, take short walks, simple exercises, bingo Object trivia, crossword puzzles, word searches, puzzles, read aloud from short story collections, poems, look through magazines and books with pictures, and visit with family & friends.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Melody Living's Registered Nurse and Memory Support Director assess people and put together a daily care/activity plan to best suit each resident. There is ongoing assessment everyday by care staff. Changes will be communicated to family.

What techniques does Melody Living Lake in the Hills use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Routine- eat at the same time every day as much as possible. Hydration- offer small glasses of water frequently throughout the day to promote adequate hydration. Calm environment- avoid distractions, such as a television. Remove unnecessary clutter from the table. Dishes and utensils- choose dishes that are easiest to use: white dishes instead of patterned dishes, bowls instead of plates, spoons instead of forks. Use bendable straws or lidded cups. Food servings- cut food into bite-sized pieces before serving or make finger foods. Serve one type of food at a time. Food choices- favorite and familiar foods, while ensuring generous servings of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Encouragement and modeling- help with the basic mechanics of eating by demonstrating and gently reminding. Gently hold the person's hand to help with using a utensil.

How does Melody Living Lake in the Hills keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Great communication between Melody Living and families is extremely important. We use all forms of communication to keep families informed. Phone calls, video conferencing, and letters.

Describe the neighborhood around Melody Living Lake in the Hills. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Mainly residential, but close to retail locations.

Is Melody Living Lake in the Hills affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Advocate Sherman Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

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Services and Amenities of Melody Living Lake in the Hills

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3955/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6500/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: Beauty/Barber Shop
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About Melody Living Lake in the Hills

Providing a community life that is desirable to all of our residents is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we have created an assisted living and memory support community that not only is suitable for residents and staff, but that actually enhances their way of life though the integration of state of the art technology features, intentional design elements, and community amenities that resonate with senior residents of all lifestyles.

We are newest and most up-to-date community in Mchenry County. Beautiful community and excellent staff from top to bottom. No expense spared to make this a great home for our residents.

Our visiting clinical team includes primary doctors from Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and Sherman Hospital, as well as a visiting Cardiologist, Podiatrist, Dentist, Ophthalmologist, Audiologist, and Behavioral Health.

Electronic key locks and tele-medicine available.

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