Professional Support At The Birches Assisted Living

The Birches caring, professional staff is available to support you as much or as little as you need.

We offer help with everyday tasks based on your individual needs as determined by you, your family, and your physician. Each resident has a personalized service plan developed by our clinical team with the input of all parties to meet the resident's needs and work towards their future goals.

Assisted Living

  • Only Certified Montessori Inspired Lifestyle Community in Illinois
  • Licensed Nurse on-site 7 days a week
  • Wireless silent-paging emergency call system with water-resistant pendants to page staff anywhere inside the community
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, escorting to/from places, laundry, etc.
  • Medication Management by a Licensed Nurse
  • Daily wellness checks
  • Overnight safety checks
  • Short-term stays for recovery or respite
  • Nutrition program with modified diet options
  • Comprehensive health and wellness program
  • Mobility check-ups every 6 months by therapy team to continue to preventatively work on strength & goals
  • Courtyard accessible patio
  • Weekly housekeeping with RZero disinfecting technology

Encore- Memory Care

Our secured Encore neighborhood, within our community, provides specialized dementia care to individuals living with memory loss. This program includes (in addition to Assisted Living noted above):

  • Staff specially trained in dementia care exceeding minimum regulatory standards
  • Multi-departments specially trained in dementia care with distinctive certifications such as CDP and CMDCP
  • Encore is an AFA Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction for 15+ years
  • Hard-wired silent paging emergency call system- Vigil Dementia technology
  • 12- hour purposeful programming with built in Hydration program, 7 days a week
  • Secure environment
  • Enclosed walk-out outdoor courtyard and walking path
  • Monthly weights by Licensed Nurse
  • Daily nutrition monitoring by care team
  • Recorded resident safety checks every 2 hours
  • Weekly apartment safety checks by care team
  • Weekly laundry and bed linen service

Additional Support Available:

The Birches partners with the best local professionals and resources to meet our residents' needs and expectations. Here are some of the visits from outside professionals available to each of our members and their families:

  • Professional IT service to resolve computer, email, and other tech issues upon request
  • On-site beauty and barbor shop
  • Office hours with a Geriatric Specialist 2x/week (personal physicians always welcomed)
  • Home health care visits
  • Legacy Healthcare for PT/OT/ Speech (full-time on-site)
  • Registered dietician consultations
  • Visiting dentist, podiatrist, audiologist, etc. as requested
  • Neuropsychological evaluations and counseling
  • Talk therapy by psychologists
  • Spiritual support by local chaplains
  • Hospice support