Assisted Living in Northern Illinois
According to webMD, Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident’s independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living.
The Shepherd Difference.
At Shepherd Premier Senior Living, our Assisted Living program provides more than just essential care; our Assisted Living program provides the highest quality care while nurturing a loved one’s body, mind, and emotional peace of mind. We are a faith-based, family owned company that ensures every resident departs knowing their
We do this through industry-leading caretaker ratios and small, intimate communities that foster real relationships and bonding as seniors rehabilitate or age gracefully. Our caregivers and nurses become an extension of your family, a fact we hear repeated often by the families we work with every day. It is deeply meaningful work, and thanks to our model of ‘quality over quantity’ we attract some of the finest caregivers. The results have been clear:
Currently, Shepherd Premier operates 5 homes in Illinois and has ambitious plans to expand coast-to-coast.
Live guilt-free knowing you've chosen a loving environment for mom or dad
When a loved one comes home to live in a Shepherd Premier Senior Living residence they join an intimate community of 10 to 16 residents. We believe “smaller is better” when it comes to senior care — an opinion informed by our own experience with the other guys. Rather than a sense of guilt, you can know that mom or dad is enjoying life in an environment similar to home, with a small group of people that will fill their days with engagement, laughter and the joy of belonging. We create an atmosphere that is engaging, supportive, safe and secure. By choosing Shepherd Premier the story doesn’t end, a new chapter begins!
Is it time for Assisted Living?
The question everyone asks is: when is the ‘right‘ time to consider Assisted Living for mom or dad? It can be helpful to evaluate your loved one’s needs using an Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) framework:
Continence Control: the ability to get on and off the toilet in time, and clean up after using the toilet
Dressing: the ability to dress, undress and to make appropriate wardrobe choices
Eating: The ability to feed oneself (this doesn’t necessarily include food preparation)
Personal Hygiene: this includes bathing, showering, oral care, and grooming
Transferring and Mobility: this is the ability to move oneself in and out of bed, into and out of a seated position, and the ability to walk independently
Cognition: Clarity in basic decision making related to self-care
When someone is unable to perform these activities on their own, they need some assistance.