Harbor House Memory Care

Offers Memory Care

11 Reviews
760 McHenry Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Call (800) 385-2527
Harbor House Memory Care (800) 385-2527

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October 31, 2014

By Teri Barton

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I had my dad at Harbor House Memory Care. The facility is very nice, and the staff is friendly. They seemed to be very caring, and I really like them. With their security, you have to punch in a code to get in.

October 29, 2014

By Albert9

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My wife is in Harbor House. We choose it because of the atmosphere, and the price is reasonable. The staff is very good. The food is just OK. They have lock-up doors, and the rooms are fine.

October 03, 2014

By Lynda14

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Harbor House is great. They are so good. The staff, especially the head of it, was in very good communication with me. They came out here to bring me the paperwork, so I didn't have to go all the way in there. They nurses are great, my husband likes the food, just everything; they are so helpful with everything. I would recommend it very, very highly for anybody that needs memory care for a loved one. The room is perfect for him. They are very good in getting him involved in the activities. The staff that they have for getting him haircuts, they take care of that, and they take care of the doctors, his medication, his foot care, eye care, absolutely everything; they have everything there. I told them to just go ahead with everything he needs and then bill me, and they are wonderful. I would love to keep him there forever if that was possible, but it is not. He is very comfortable and very happy there. They are very, very nice. All the staff actually act like they enjoy working there and with the people.
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Questions about Harbor House Memory Care

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Upon hire, our team members complete 8 hours of dementia training before working on the floor with residents. Our team members also receive new-hire training alongside a mentoring C.N.A. We also complete 4 hours of annual training related to Alzheimer's and dementia. In addition to new-hire and annual dementia training, we train our team members on various other memory care topics throughout the year.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We staff our community utilizing low staffing ratios. For every 5-8 residents, we have a Caregiver or C.N.A. and is dependent on how many residents reside in our community. In addition, we have full-time nursing too!

What programs or activities does Harbor House Memory Care offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Our robust programming offers a variety of activities for our residents with specialized programming related to sensory and a resident's socioemotional health and well being.

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

Before an admission, our Executive Director meets with the family to assess their loved one's needs. In addition, upon admission a Nurse will perform a series of assessments to determine the acuity and level of care the resident requires.

What techniques does Harbor House Memory Care use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Research shows that a person with Alzheimer's consumes 25% more when eating food off of a red-colored plate. Similarly, drinking out of a red cup increases liquid intake by 84%. Here at Harbor House Memory Care our residents eat and drink off red-colored tableware to ensure proper nutritional intake.

How does Harbor House Memory Care keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Weekly, Leslee Schafer, Executive Director sends an email to all family members who would like to receive general updates related to the community. All clinical concerns are communicated by our Nursing team. Our Nurses contact the dedicated healthcare POA directly to communicate concerns and updates related to your loved one.

Describe the neighborhood around Harbor House Memory Care. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Harbor House Memory Care is located on a quiet dead end street within a residential neighborhood in Wheeling, Illinois. Just minutes away you will find local shopping, boutiques and what is known as Restaurant Row on Milwaukee Avenue. Restaurant Row encompasses a stretch of restaurants along a two mile stretch.

Is Harbor House Memory Care affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Typically, our residents at Harbor House Memory Care age in place. Under our licensure we are not restricted by age and residents as young as thirty years of age live at in our community. In addition, we are able to provide care for higher levels of acuity including maximum assistance and feeding. However, we partner with nearly twenty different skilled nursing facilities should a resident need skilled nursing services.

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Services and Amenities of Harbor House Memory Care


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: $500 Move In Fee
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5100/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Housing Extra: Private & Shared Rooms

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Resident Capacity: 48
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 1 To 6
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: Long Term Care License Sheltered
  • State Licenses: 44916
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About Harbor House Memory Care

The Harbor House Mission of nourishing the spirit and embracing life is evident in all that we do. By providing a peaceful and supportive environment for those requiring special care we can make a difference.

A positive environment can provide an enhanced quality of life for those suffering from dementia disorders and families can rest assured that their loved one is receiving care in an environment designed specifically with them in mind.

One size does not fit all … Our care program is tailored to meet the needs of those affected with a dementia diagnosis including Alzheimer’s disease, Frontal-Temporal dementia, Vascular dementia and Primary Progressive Aphasia.

What Makes Us Special

It is our philosophy to show respect for the dignity of the individual resident in all areas of physical, psycho-social, spiritual, and emotional life by providing choice and promoting high self-esteem through purposeful activities and a supportive, loving environment. It is our intent to provide a housing option which allows individuals with dementia to remain in a residential environment as long as their abilities allow.

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