There is no cookie-cutter method to care for someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Personalized, activity-based programming is provided to our residents enabling residents to function at their highest level while retaining dignity.
Whispering Pines at Oak Hill offers one of the few, local memory care units certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a special care unit for those needing these specialized services. Our memory care unit provides residents two neighborhoods on Cedar and Spruce Lane. Each neighborhood is a distinct area caring for no more than 20 residents. Both areas have their own living room, dining room, and enclosed outdoor patio area.
Our staff provides a loving, nurturing and accepting environment for those who cannot function independently. Our ongoing staff education, often provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, allows us to provide the highest quality of care to meet the unique needs of our residents. In fact, each staff member at Whispering Pines receives at least 12 hours of training each year.
Every program focuses on each person’s strengths and celebrates their successes while encouraging each resident to be active and participate in decisions of their daily care.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides additional support to families coping with memory loss of a loved one. “In the Moment” support group is held monthly at Oak Hill and is open to the public.
Private and semi-private rooms
Secure neighborhoods featuring a key-less entry system
24-hour licensed nursing staff with specialized expertise in memory care
Programming oversight provided by a board-certified geriatrician
Unit director with Master’s degree in counseling
Assistance with daily living including personal care, eating, mobility and incontinence care
Three nutritious, home-cooked meals a day served restaurant style, allowing residents the ability to make selections to their taste Oak Hill Meal Calendar
Snacks available 24-hours a day
On-site therapists specializing in rehabilitation for those with dementia
Physical, occupational and speech therapy, including Vital Stem treatments for swallowing
On-site registered dietitian – monitors weight loss, weight gain and meal consumption
Medication administration with pharmacist reviews
Health monitoring including vital signs, glucose levels, oxygen requirements, etc. as ordered by physician
Wellness programs including onsite foot, wound, dental and eye care
On-site diagnostic services including x-rays, laboratory testing, EKGs, echocardiograms, Doppler testing, KUB and Modified Barium Swallow exams
Therapeutic recreation programs seven days a week
Life enrichment programs that use touch, laughter, music, and dance to add to quality of life
Memory stimulation activities
Stay Fit exercise programs
Gardening and supervised outdoor walks
Personalized one-on-one programs to continue their unique interests in life-long hobbies
Family incorporated activities: care plan meetings, family nights, holiday-themed dinners and other events
Two private dining rooms and living rooms
State-of-the-art, noise-free call light system
Complimentary daily personal laundry, linen and housekeeping services
Silver Sheers Beauty Salon
Chez LaRue Gift Shop with ice cream parlor
Chapel with scheduled multi-denominational religious services including communion and rosary
Enclosed courtyards for residents to enjoy nature in a safe environment