Dementia care and alzheimer's care at Buckingham are based on the abilities of each resident, focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. Our basic approach to alzheimer's care and dementia care are dedicated to personalized care, promoting independence and functioning with dignity. Every resident in the program receives a personalized plan of care with an ongoing assessment of changing needs. We have individually tailored activities scheduled for seven days a week as tolerated. Food and nutrition plans are created for each individual resident's needs and capabilities by our interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. Our specially trained staff has ongoing training and education to provide them with the most current and effective care techniques. We try to create an environment designed to reduce agitation and confusion to help the residents move gradually forward in their progress. Buckingham Pavilion also holds family support groups and regular meetings to keep you updated on the progress of your loved one.

Our Alzheimer Alternative Care program helps residents elevate their cognitive functioning by improving their motor skills and cognitive learning through games, puzzles, activities, and exercises. We also help memory retention through reminiscing programs and activities. Creative needs are met through arts and crafts projects. We also accommodate our residents' spiritual needs through visits and prayer sessions led by clergy of all faiths.

In order to increase our residents' capabilities and enhance life, we focus on empowering each resident to perform at his highest level each day and help them enjoy each moment as it passes.

2625 West Touhy Avenue. Chicago. Illinois 60645. Phone: 773-973-5333