Feel the Difference of Flourish℠ Memory Care

Charter Senior Living of Vernon Hills offers an uplifting, specialized senior care approach to Alzheimer’s disease, Memory Care and cognitive impairment. We believe in providing a purposeful neighborhood design that provides a safe, structured environment with set senior activities and routines that can lower stress for people living with forms of dementia like Lewy Body Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our community is one of only a few communities in Illinois to provide the exclusive Flourish℠ Memory Care program.

Flourish℠ is rooted in the belief and supported by leading-edge research, that people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can grow and flourish whether they are in the early stages or later stages of memory loss. Flourish℠ Memory Care promotes self-esteem while minimizing loneliness, boredom, and potential challenging behaviors through:

VELOCITY — A consistent offering of traditional activities that appeal to the seven core areas of programming. Velocity is our daily activities programming that sets the speed and direction for our residents’ days.

OSHIBORI EXPERIENCE — A daily routine activity that provides a consistent reminder for mealtimes while providing aromatherapy.

GRAB-AND-GO NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES — Impromptu small-group activities specialized to individual needs.
S.T.A.R. — Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation is a family-oriented program that allows our families to bring in personal reminiscent-type items to share with their family members and support groups.

REST AND RESTORATION — An intervention program led by care staff that provides stimulation and redirection with four sensory components including audio, video, engagement and comfort interventions.

Learn more about the importance of choosing a Memory Care-specific community and how our outstanding services and amenities stand out by reading our blog.


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Alzheimer’s Care at Charter Senior Living of Vernon Hills

Unlike nursing home care, Memory Care facilities like Charter Senior Living of Vernon Hills provide support in a carefully designed location that mirrors the comforts of home.

Our Dementia Care Program At a Glance

  • Individualized, person-centered care and support 24/7
  • Expert caregivers who assist with activities of daily living, including personal care such as dressing, bathing and medication management
  • Purposeful neighborhood design features the latest technology, safety, and services
  • Private suites and bathrooms (View floor plans)
  • Beautifully landscaped, secured courtyard and walking path
  • Multiple activity spaces and lounges for programming and socializing with friends, family, and staff
  • Sensory rooms for calming serenity
  • Charter Senior Living’s exclusive Flourish℠ Memory Care programming

See the full list of amenities and services available at our memory care residence.

Lake County, IL Residents Know Charter Senior Living of Vernon Hills Just Feels Different

As you walk through our doors, you’ll see residents who love the familiar, homelike comfort of our welcoming senior living community.

Here, you’ll experience a warm family feeling, unlike any other long-term care service you’ll find.

For older adult persons with dementia who qualify for memory care, they’ll experience unique programming and amenities and personalized care that surprises their expectations.

See inside our Memory Care residence suites in our photo gallery.

Independent Lifestyles at our Assisted Living Community Father Daughter on couch

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of memory care?

The higher level of care and supervision in an Alzheimer’s residential care home comes at a price. On average, assisted living costs $4,000 a month, and assisted living with memory care units add another $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Costs vary state to state and are impacted by the level of care provided.

Our monthly rates start at $6,500.

How can I decide between assisted living and memory care?

Assisted living and memory care senior living communities provide many of the same services, including housing, meals, and help with bathing, grooming, and toileting. However, memory care communities or neighborhoods specialize in caring for seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

In memory care communities, environmental security is a key design feature. To prevent wandering, many communities are equipped with locked entrances and exits, as well as keypad entries, obscured exits, and doorbells signaling entering and exiting.

To avoid injuries from falls, dementia care communities feature designs that minimize confusion. In addition, they offer calming therapies in soothing spaces to preserve quality of life. This can help reduce agitation and confusion that can lead to aggression or self-injury.

The staff in dementia care communities are also specially trained in care planning for those living with memory loss. The staff understands how to effectively prevent and manage difficult dementia behaviors. They also understand the balance of encouraging residents to stay as independent as possible while providing the support they need. Many communities, including Charter, have a higher staff-to-resident ratio than assisted living, which allows for more one-on-one attention throughout the day.

Does Medicare cover memory care?

Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans generally will not pay for room and board or personal care in a memory care community. They will, however, pay for the medical care the facility provides. Veterans benefits typically help cover the cost for eligible veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.

Is dementia care right for my loved one?

When considering moving your loved one to a senior living community that specializes in dementia care and Alzheimer’s disease, there is much to consider.

  • Are they in the early stage of the disease, or do they need the long-term care provided in nursing homes?
  • Will they have the support they need?
  • Will they be safe, happy, and content?

Complete the contact form to find out more about our unique memory care programming. Read more about what sets our Alzheimer’s and dementia care apart on our blog.

How do you get respite care for dementia patients?

If you are temporarily unable to care for your loved one with memory loss, we offer Short-Term Stays as a reliable solution. Reach out to our team today to apply for your loved one’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care.

Does medicare cover Respite Care for dementia?

If outside services (such as rehabilitation) are needed during a resident’s Short-Term Stay in Memory Care, Medicare coverage would be available to qualifying patients.