Memory Enhancement

Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be a long and difficult journey. We understand.

The Memory Care Program at Prairieview at the Garlands supports members who have early, mid-stage and advanced Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia.

Honoring our members’ legacies is a privilege. Please call us today to see how we can help you meet your loved one’s and your family’s needs (847) 304-1996.

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International Council on Active Aging

The Garlands is the proud recipient of The International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA) Innovator Award for excellence in health, wellness and active aging programs. This award honors cutting-edge wellness programs and lifestyle offerings that inspire healthier, more vital aging for adults over 50.


Secure and Comfortable

All of Prairieview at the Garlands of Barrington’s studio memory care residences feature open floor plans for comfort and mobility. Residents can also enjoy private bathrooms with a walk-in shower, plenty of storage space and an emergency call system.

  • Private bathroom featuring easy-access showers with assist bars and bench
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Ample closet space
  • Emergency response system in bedroom and bathroom
  • Smoke detectors and sprinklers
  • Wall-to-wall carpet and window treatments
  • High quality fixtures, cabinetry and finishes
  • Monitored, alarmed fire and security system
  • Television, basic cable and telephone pre-wiring
Memory care suite
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At your service.

Honoring our members’ legacies is a privilege. Residents within the Prairieview Memory Care Program enjoy a supportive and comfortable setting with cozy common living areas and a protected, outdoor sensory garden.

Licensed nurses and personal care assistants, all of whom have specialized training caring for people with memory loss, provide daily assistance, medication management and frequent safety checks as well as activities tailored to the individual’s interest and abilities.

  • Three meals served daily in Dining Room; menus change daily to ensure exceptional variety
  • Nutritional needs monitored to ensure well balanced diet and specialized diets available as needed
  • Healthy snacks and beverages available throughout the day
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Weekly laundering of resident-provided sheets and towels
  • Weekly personal laundry service
  • Daily light tidying, including garbage disposal and bed-making
  • Resident-focused therapeutic activity program based upon interests and abilities
  • Specialized staff with focused training in serving the unique needs of people who have memory impairment
  • Supportive and comfortable setting with cozy common living area and protected sensory garden
  • Secured environment
  • Frequent safety checks 24-hours-a-day
  • Functional assessment completed for initial needs and for developing an ongoing care and service plan
  • Quarterly assessments completed to evaluate needs
  • Scheduled transportation for programs and events
  • Daily minimal assistance with dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with bathing (up to twice weekly)
  • Medication administration by licensed nurse
  • Escorts available within Prairieview
  • Licensed Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants

This level contains everything in Level One plus:

  • More frequent assistance with bathing (up to daily)
  • Daily hands-on assistance with dressing and grooming
  • Daily hands-on assistance with transfers and/or ambulation
  • Incontinence management