Dementia Care


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Terra Vista in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Learn why more than 40% of our residents come to us from other facilities


Learn why 40% of our residents come to us from other memory care facilities


Alzheimer’s & Dementia Nursing Care: Medical Services

Your loved one’s medical needs are always the primary focus of our staff at our dementia care community and facility. Rest assured that we have a professional nursing staff on-site that offer medical services for residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia 24 hours a day to address daily care needs. The medical services at our dementia care assisted living facility in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois include assisting residents with medication management, monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin.

Senior Respire Care Services at Terra Vista in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

When someone you care about is diagnosed with dementia we understand that it affects the entire family.

Suddenly you’re faced with questions:

  • How do I find a quality dementia care facility near me?
  • How will I ever be able to afford the best dementia care community?
  • How do I measure one dementia assisted living facility against another?

At Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace—an innovative and secure dementia nursing care assisted living facility, our team is here for your loved one. 100% of the staff members at our dementia assisted living facility are trained in the best practices of caring for residents with dementia. Our community promotes barrier-free paths instead of stress-inducing segregated units and offers brain-stimulating programming. Our dementia care living facility offers an all-inclusive rate. Let us help you.

Come tour our dementia care community and view our dementia care focused amenities: individual apartments for each resident, multi-sensory way-finding markers, full-service dining, Utopia Lounge, 24/7 wellness management, outdoor courtyard, innovative security, and much more.

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Dementia Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Types of Care Are Provided By a Dementia Care Facility & Community?

When you are in the process of researching dementia care communities and facilities for a family member, we recommend comparing the benefits provided at each institution. Our dementia care assisted living facility in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois offers amenities that are designed to enhance comfortability and socialization, such as gardening, yoga, field trips, pet therapy, aromatherapy, art sessions, and more. Our dementia care community also includes Innerwalk, the largest multi-sensory outdoor courtyard in the area. The courtyard features many activities such as intuitive pathways with seating, beautiful views, plants, herb gardens, and wayfinding elements. 

Terra Vista is a dementia care assisted living facility and community that also offers care options such as nurse supervision, medication monitoring, laundry assistance, sensory programming, care supplies, meals, and snacks. In addition, Terra Vista offers expanded medical services for individuals with insurance. We also continuously invite geriatric physicians, optometrists, dentists, psychologists, podiatrists, and social workers to our dementia care campus to provide innovative medical care services to residents. 

Our dementia nursing care assisted living facility provides many dining options to residents. We focus on providing a family style dining experience that is designed to accommodate sociability and physical mobility. Terra Vista features a total of four dining rooms that include an open atmosphere that allow residents, staff, and family to socialize. The goal of the staff at our Alzheimer’s and dementia care community is to connect with residents, assess behavior, and respond appropriately. If you need assistance caring for a family member with dementia, give us a call by phone at (630) 534-0886 to learn more about our dementia care assisted living facility and community.

What Causes Dementia?

While we are aware of the common symptoms of dementia, professionals are still conducting studies and research to determine the exact causes of different forms of dementia. The most common signs of dementia that may indicate it’s time to move to a dementia care community include short term memory loss, inability to multitask, language recognition issues, and inability to accurately analyze body language. These indicators of dementia may be caused by various elements. The most common related factor of dementia is the age of an individual. According to researchers, the probability of developing Alzheimer’s nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65.

In addition, there are various forms of diseases and conditions that can be inherited from family members that may increase your chances of developing dementia. The continous death of brain cells and the formation of neurodegenerative disease are associated with the development of dementia. 

The most common causes of dementia include head injuries, tumors, heart disease, high blood pressure, and HIV disease. In addition, continuous head injuries caused by sports and other activities are associated with certain types of dementia. Various types of dementia are able to be treated by resolving issues with medications, vitamin deficiencies, and thyroid issues. If you or a family member is struggling with dementia, contact a specialist at our dementia nursing care community and facility in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. We are a dementia care community that provides long term specialized programs and activities for individuals with dementia.

What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?

Dementia is a condition that affects everybody differently. Some individuals with a common form of dementia are able to preserve their mental awareness for a long period of time. However, other people may suffer from severe mental decline in the early stages of dementia and may require specialized support from a dementia care community. There are a total of 7 stages that are used to benchmark the progression of dementia. Becoming familiar with each phase will help you better understand the mental and physical conditions of a family member with dementia.

Stage 1 of dementia is usually hard to detect since there are no common indicators of mental or physical impairment. You would be required to visit a medical professional to confirm a stage 1 diagnosis of this disease. However, stage 2 of dementia is able to be associated with short term memory issues such as forgetting dates and losing possessions such as car keys, purses, clothes, and makeup. Phase 3 of this medical condition can be linked to noticable memory and performance issues, including decreases in day-to-day productivity, speaking skills, project performance, and conflict resolution. 

When a family member transitions from mild to moderate cognitive issues, this is labeled as stage 4 of dementia. If you’re in this phase of the disease, we recommend regularly visiting a doctor or medical professional and consider long term dementia care options. Once an individual reaches stage 5 and 6 of dementia, we recommend moving to a dementia nursing care community to receive assistance with everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, eating, and walking. 

We recommend hiring a caregiver or moving a family member into a dementia care community throughout phases 5 and 6 of the disease, if not before. Once a loved one reaches stage 7 of dementia, they will be unable to live on their own and care for themselves. It is not uncommon for senior citizens to lose their ability to walk or speak during this phase. We are a dementia care assisted living facility in Oakbrook Terrace that specializes in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. From medication monitoring, housekeeping, cooking, to bathing, our staff will help care for your loved one.

How to Prevent Dementia

Since it is hard to pinpoint the exact causes of dementia from individual to individual, it is extremely hard to prevent the formation of this condition. However, there are various positive lifestyle changes that can be made to help delay or prevent the formation of dementia. These lifestyle strategies include exercising multiple times a week, eating plenty of healthy vegetables  and foods high in antioxidants, and managing health issues such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. 

Another way to help delay dementia is to keep your mind mentally active. We recommend participating in classes or signing up for social activities with friends or family. If you are having trouble caring for a family member with dementia, contact the staff at Terra Vista. We are a dementia care community that is dedicated to caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Residents in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois choose to live in our community because of our beautiful outdoor courtyard and activities such as gardening, yoga, field trips, and art; and the ability to continue living a meaningful life

What is Vascular Dementia?

An individual with vascular dementia may have trouble with tasks such as strategizing, organizing, and judging. This type of dementia originates from conditions that cause severe blood flow restrictions in the brain. Vascular dementia can be caused by strokes or restricted blood vessels. 

The human brain relies on a free-flowing circulation of blood to receive the oxygen and resources it needs to operate. If a heart attack or another condition causes restricted blood flow to your brain, this increases the likelihood of developing vascular dementia. Terra Vista is a dementia care facility and community that offers programs, activities, and living accommodations to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia such as vascular dementia. 

Our dementia care community features engaging activities, beautiful lobbies, and healthy dining options. Terra Vista also provides you with its VistaSocialTM app – a platform that is designed to keep you updated about the daily life of your loved one. Schedule a tour of our community to learn more about our specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is an assistive support program provided by Alzheimer’s and dementia care communities. Our memory care community in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois strategizes and executes daily activities with residents that are designed to retain and prolong cognitive functional capabilities.

Each of the employees at our memory care community are trained to interact and care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Terra Vista provides amenities and activities that are designed to enhance mental competencies in areas such as decision making, problem solving, processing, thinking, and remembering.

Terra Vista is an Alzheimer’s and dementia care community that provides assisted living services that include medication administration, individual needs assistance, laundry assistance, meal preparation, and sensory based activities. Our memory care facility also encourages each resident to participate in fulfilling activities  such as gardening, aromatherapy, art sessions, yoga, and field trips.

Each of the apartments  at our memory care community and facility is designed with easy-to-navigate floor plans, a private restroom, laminate flooring, and comforting color pallets to ensure each resident feels comfortable and calm. The apartments also include large windows with excellent views that allow natural light to fill the environment. Terra Vista’s corridors include an intuitive floor plan accompanied by innovative security solutions to ensure your loved one is safe. To learn more about our dementia care facility and programs, fill out our Contact Form or give us a call  at (630) 534-0886 to receive assistance.

What Are Some Ways To Treat or Prevent Dementia?

Dementia is a term that refers to a set of conditions and diseases that are associated with a decline in cognitive functioning skills, such as problem solving, memory recollection, and mental processing. Most types of dementia also interfere with daily physical activities such as exercising, walking, cleaning, and communicating. If you’ve recently started to plan your retirement with a spouse, you may be wondering if there are ways to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Studies have shown that forming a continuous exercise schedule may lower your chances of developing dementia. We recommend visiting the gym a couple times throughout the week to participate in cardiovascular activities such as walking, swimming, jogging, or climbing. Another thing you can do to delay or prevent the formation of dementia is eat healthy fruits, whole grains, and vegetables. Lastly, engaging in social atmospheres, clubs, or communities with friends or family may help delay the symptoms of dementia.

There are various types of medicines on the market that are designed to postpone the progression of dementia. However, no medications are able to fully eliminate common types of dementia. Our staff is trained to provide compassionate support to residents that may be depressed, anxious, or angry on a daily basis. By providing emotional support, the staff at our dementia care community are able to help improve the mental stability and dignity of each resident. 

We provide daily activities and interactions to residents with all types of dementia, such as  Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Frontotemporal, and Lewy Body. If you need assistance caring for a family member with dementia, give us a call at (630) 534-0886. Terra Vista is a memory care community that specializes in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Is Dementia & Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

If you’ve had to help care for a relative with Alzheimer’s, you may be wondering if you are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s later in life. The answer to this question depends on a variety of variables that are associated with the genes in your family.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is in most cases produced by mutations in a specific type of gene in your family. If a parent has this gene, there is a 50% chance that the son or daughter will inherit the gene and develop early-onset Alzheimer’s. In 40% of other cases, it is unknown why an individual develops this disease early in their life.

Most people are exposed to late-onset Alzheimer’s. This variation of the disease occurs in individuals that are between the ages of 60 – 70 years old. This form of Alzheimer’s is not associated as highly with an individual gene mutation. 

On the other hand, there are a variety of genetic variables that have been found to increase the probability of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s. If you believe a relative is suffering from the symptoms of early or late-onset Alzheimer’s, give us a call  at (630) 534-0886 to schedule a tour of our Alzheimer’s and dementia care community in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. 

Physicians who are affiliated with top area hospitals can make visits to your loved one’s apartment or hold office hours in the wellness center at our dementia care facility. These dedicated doctors oversee complex health requirements for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The staff of physicians also manage treatment and issue prescriptions without the need to transport your family member to a doctor’s office or healthcare facility.

In addition, to ensure continuity of care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we welcome visits by your own primary care physician, podiatrist, optometrist, geriatric psychiatrist, lab service or home health therapist. Our medical services are customizable to meet the needs of residents.

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