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Unique approach to care offers daily joy

Those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s,

dementia or other types of

memory loss are no longer alone. Evergreen

Senior Living in Orland Park offers

The Legacy: Memory Support. Its team

of trained caregivers offers personalized

care and a unique approach to caring for

seniors with memory loss.

“My mother knew that there was something

going on with her short term memory,”

said one resident’s daughter. “It’s

hard to be a 24-hour caregiver. They [Evergreen

Senior Living team] have learned

to work with my mom and how to take

care of her. My relationship with her is

fabulous now.”

At Evergreen Senior Living, Legacy

Living means that the family is making

sure that their loved one is cared for in the

best way possible based on their needs.

When people choose Legacy Living,

those people’s promises to care for their

loved one is fulfilled.

“We have a great team of caregivers,

of nurses, of staff that really love our

residents,” said Evergreen Senior Living

Wellness Coordinator Pauline McGrath.

Each day gently unfolds At Evergreen

Senior Living The Legacy: Memory Support,

taking into account each senior’s

preferences and comfort levels. The

person-centered programming promotes

socialization during a time that can feel

incredibly isolating. The Legacy: Memory

Support staff, who come in each day

refreshed and revitalized, take care of the

day-to-day tasks so families can go back

to their favorite roles in their loved one’s

life: family.

“We are by no means taking anything

away from the family or the resident

themselves; we are just giving things

back,” said Legacy: Memory Support

Coordinator Kaylee Meyers. “Maintaining

family contact is one of our biggest

goals.“

This unique approach works in tandem

with the facility’s unique campus, which

has been created to strategically cater to

residents with memory loss. Every detail

at The Legacy: Memory Care has been

designed with the clients’ loved ones in

mind.

Walking paths are designed in a continuous

figure eight, so residents can always

find their way to their destination.

Customized memory boxes hang outside

of apartments to help residents know they

are home. Bathrooms are set at an angle

in the apartments so that residents have a

clear idea of how to enter and exit. Kitchen

and dining areas are built for smaller

groups to ensure less noise and interruptions,

and more individualized attention.

Evergreen Senior Living is a part of the

Heritage Health family, one of Illinois’

leading senior healthcare providers. With

55 years of successful care for seniors, and

54 nursing home and assisted living centers

across the state, Evergreen’s memory

care expertise is extensive. Throughout

the years, its taken the time to refine its

approaches so seniors with memory care

needs can be their best selves and families

can have peace of mind. It calls its unique

approach, “Life Unrehearsed.”

Director Amanda Mauceri enjoys assisting

families at Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park.

“I think, as a team, we support our

families as they come in, and we want

to make sure we’re right alongside with

them,” Mauceri said.

Evergreen Senior Living in Orland

Park is a community where independence

thrives and compassionate care is always

present. Contact Evergreen Senior Living

by calling (708) 479-1082 or visit the Evergreen

Senior Living campus at 10820

183rd St. Orland Park, 60467. Learn more

and schedule a tour online at evergreenslc.

com/orlandpark.

Submitted by Evergreen Senior Living, 10820

183rd St. in Orland Park. For more information.

call (708) 479-1082, or visit ever

greenslc.com/orlandpark.

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