There is no cookie-cutter treatment for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Personalized activity-based programming is provided to our residents enabling residents to function at their highest level and retain dignity.
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 home-like settings on Cedar Lane and Spruce Lane. Each unit 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 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 about their daily care.
The Alzheimer 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 unit 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