CRL Senior Living Communities held its ground breaking earlier this week for a new $20 million Alzheimer’s/memory care and assisted living residence in Morton Grove, Illinois. North Grove Manor, scheduled to open in fall of 2011, will offer 84 large private and semi-private suites with a total of 112 beds. The four-story, 74,000-square-foot facility will provide individualized healthcare plans and supervision by a nurse and certified nursing assistants in a secured building.
“We’re excited to be able to provide the near north suburbs with a quality alternative for their memory care and assisted living needs,” CRL president Ari Weinberger said. “We look forward to providing area seniors an environment in which they can thrive, not just survive.”
On hand for the ground breaking were Morton Grove Mayor Daniel Staackmann, Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Kathy Hancock and all six village trustees.
The floor designated for North Grove Manor’s 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,” Weinberger added. “The wellbeing and dignity of each individual is at the heart of everything we do, from our social activities to our nutritional programs.