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Dementia Care Resources Near Chicago (1)

As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago offers a wide range of activities, attractions, special events, and more. People with dementia and their caregivers, however, may need a little extra help to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer. If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, these resources can help lighten the load.

Caregiver Support

No caregiver can do it all. Caregiving is exhausting, emotionally wrenching work. These resources can help make it a bit easier:

Activities and Outings

Dementia caregiving is about more than just tending to your loved one’s physical needs. Exercise, socialization, and stimulation are all key to your loved one’s quality of life. The following resources can help you both live more balanced lives:

Legal and Financial Support

The legal and financial realities of caregiving can feel daunting. One recent analysis found that Illinois caregivers provide more than $18 billion in unpaid care each year. These resources can help you manage your own resources and plan for your loved one’s financial future:

Long-Term Care Planning

Dementia can change on a dime. A flexible long-term plan can help you strategize for the future. These resources can help:

  • Chicago’s guide to senior living options, including assisted living and nursing care.
  • Senior insurance counseling, which can help you and your loved one select the best health insurance options.
  • Advance directives, which help your loved one assert their medical desires in the event that they are incapacitated or otherwise unable to express their wishes.

Advice and Other Resources

Knowledge is power—especially when you’re a caregiver with limited time. The following resources can offer advice and information to help you make informed decisions:

The Summit of Uptown offers a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, and dementia care. We’d love to help your family better manage the many challenges of life with dementia. Give us a call to schedule your tour!

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Josephine Bernero

About the Author: Josephine Bernero

Jo prides herself on making sure that residents make a smooth transition to Summit and enjoy everything that summit of Uptown has to offer.