CRL Senior Living Communities has broken ground on an Alzheimer’s/memory care and assisted living facility in Morton Grove, Ill., a northern suburb of
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2011, the $20 million facility will offer a host of amenities designed to improve the well being of residents, including private bathrooms with walk-in showers, activity stations, outdoor walking paths and sensory gardens.
The four-story facility will encompass 74,000 sq. ft. The floor designated for memory care will feature access to an enclosed outdoor courtyard and tall, circular hallways that enable residents to safely explore their surroundings. Staff members will be specially trained in managing the psychological and safety needs of Alzheimer’s patients and other residents with dementia.
“As an organization, we have a long record of helping seniors — including those suffering from memory loss — lead fuller, more meaningful lives,” stated CRL president Ari Weinberger in a