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Meaningful Connections with Others

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. Our well-trained Evergreen memory care team knows the value of connection, and we aim to provide custom interventions based on each residents’ preferences, interests, and history. We also value family involvement — we’re here to provide the support that you need.

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Safe, Comfortable, and Engaged

Living at home can be dangerous for seniors living with dementia, not to mention isolating. When you choose Evergreen memory care at Summit of Uptown, you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving attentive care that will keep them more than just safe. Our best practices approach to dementia care means your loved one will feel comfortable and engaged in their new home.

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Stimulation and Social Interaction

The Tovertafel, or Magic Table, is an interactive game console that displays purposeful games onto a table or the floor. This award-winning technology is designed specifically to engage, stimulate and improve the quality of life of people living with mid to late stage dementia. The Tovertafel is a great benefit to resident players, families, and staff, and is an excellent therapeutic device that delivers scientific dementia care to our residents.

Put Our Experience to Work for Your Family

Summit of Uptown is managed by senior living leader the Arbor Company. For more than 30 years, The Arbor Company has dedicated itself to providing exceptional care for all seniors, including those who are living with dementia. Our Evergreen team members are specially trained in the most current best practices for serving those who are living with dementia. We take pride in being among the leaders in our area for dementia care, support, and education.

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Life at Summit of Uptown

The Evergreen neighborhood was designed just for seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

  • Housekeeping Dementia-Friendly Community Design Every aspect of our Evergreen memory care neighborhood, from the doors to the outdoor space, was designed to promote a peaceful, productive, and safe environment for our residents.
  • Activities Individual Care Plans Each resident is unique and deserves personalized care interventions designed just for them. Our care plans ensure that every aspect of care is tailored to each individual resident.
  • Health Medication Management Our professional team, which is led by our Evergreen Director, provides medication administration for each resident.
  • PurposefulLivng Engaging Activities Our robust and structured activities program is designed to incorporate daily routine and healthy socialization.
  • lotus Dementia Support and Resources We are always learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and want family and community members to learn along with us.
  • people Specially Trained Caregivers Every team member who works with our dementia care residents receives cognitive care training that is based on our 30+ years of experience in working with seniors with dementia.
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Engaged and Thriving

The Evergreen memory care neighborhood is built on the foundation of meaningful participation in daily tasks and activities. From wellness-focused exercise programs, to calming sensory groups, to trips into the greater community, our residents enjoy engaging activities with friends, family, and staff members.

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The Caregiver's Complete Guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

This guide is a comprehensive look at what a caregiver needs to know, from the stages of dementia to how to help a loved one make the transition to dementia care.

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There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at Summit. Whether you’re exploring our beautiful outdoor area, trying an in-house yoga class, or enjoying a trip to a favorite restaurant with your neighbors, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Dementia Care Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

Studio

Dementia Care Studio, 1 Bath, 410 Square Feet

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One Bedroom

Dementia Care 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 820 Square Feet

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Shared Two Bedroom

Dementia Care 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 820 Square Feet

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is memory care like in Park Ridge, IL?

Memory care in Park Ridge, IL, is a highly specialized level of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In a memory care community, residents can expect a peaceful environment, positive dining experience, meaningful social activities, and much more. Every aspect of our dementia care program at Summit of Uptown is meant to provide support and connection, and it’s all backed by our more than 30 years of experience in caring for those with memory-related conditions.

At what stage should someone with dementia go into memory care in Park Ridge, IL?

Ultimately, the decision to move a loved one with dementia into memory care should be made based on their individual needs and circumstances, with input from healthcare professionals, family members, and the individual themselves. Consulting with a healthcare provider that specializes in senior wellness can help families assess when memory care is the appropriate next step.

What is the difference between memory care and assisted living?

Memory care is a highly specialized level of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Assisted living is designed for seniors who need general assistance with daily activities, such as personal maintenance, medication management and meal preparation. 

What is the difference between memory care and skilled nursing in Park Ridge, IL?

Memory care in Park Ridge, IL is designed specifically for individuals with memory-related conditions, focusing on providing specialized care and support to enhance cognitive function and quality of life. Skilled nursing, on the other hand, offers medical care and rehabilitation services for individuals with diverse medical needs, including assistance with activities of daily living but not specialized to memory impairment.

What is a memory care specialist?

A memory care specialist is a professional who specializes in providing care and support for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory-related conditions. These specialists typically have expertise in understanding the unique needs and challenges of those with memory impairment and are trained to provide personalized support for cognitive function, promote engagement and enhance their overall quality of life.

What does memory care cost in Park Ridge, IL?

The cost of senior living within our Evergreen memory care neighborhood is dependent on your unique preferences and needs. To better assist you on your journey of exploring memory care options, utilize our free senior living cost calculator or reach out to our compassionate team members with any questions 847-825-1161. 

Will Medicare cover memory care in Park Ridge, IL?

Medicare typically does not cover the cost of long-term memory care services in Park Ridge, IL, or anywhere else in the United States. Medicare is primarily designed to cover medically necessary services, such as hospital stays, doctor visits, and certain medical treatments. However, individuals with Medicare may be eligible for certain medical services related to memory care, such as doctor visits, diagnostic tests, and prescription medications to manage symptoms of dementia. Additionally, Medicare Advantage plans, which are offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare, may provide some coverage for memory care services, but coverage varies by plan.

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What's Happening at Summit of Uptown

2024 Pinnacle Award

02.27.24

Summit of Uptown is proud to be recognized for the 2024 Pinnacle Award in customer experience. Residents and families are interviewed and their experience is scored, and only communities that consistently rank in the top 15% of care providers over the previous year receive the award.

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800 Award

02.21.24

Summit of Uptown is excited to announce we are recipients of the Reputation 800 Award! This award recognizes organizations with the gold standard of customer service and satisfaction.

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Kevin J. Wood

02.12.24

We had an opportunity to step back in time with Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Kevin J. Wood! He brought history to life in an engaging and informative presentation. We delved into the life and legacy of one of America's most iconic figures, witnessing the wisdom and wit of the 16th President of our country!

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Thank you, Kevin!

02.12.24

We had an opportunity to step back in time with Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Kevin J. Wood! He brought history to life in an engaging and informative presentation. We delved into the life and legacy of one of America's most iconic figures, witnessing the wisdom and wit of the 16th President of our country!

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