Northwestern offers several programs and services for older adults and their family:
Programs & Continuing Education
Specialized Dementia Program
Northwestern Medicine offers a secure and specialized dementia program, where personal independence and safety are our primary concerns. Our security system, special low beds, and a variety of mobility aids create a safe and secure environment for our guests. Regulating stimulation, mitigating disruptive behaviors, and creating opportunities to connect with others helps to maximize independence and cognitive health, while also offering families peace of mind.
Extended Care Program
Our extended care program is a Medicare-certified skilled nursing unit within Westmoreland Nursing Center that provides 24-hour care every day of the year to primarily and older adult population. Individuals staying here may have mobility problems that require use of a walker or wheelchair, may need help with activities of daily living such as dressing or eating, may require pain medication or other nutrients through intravenous treatment.
Some of the services provided by nursing clinical and medical specialists include:
Geriatric Concerns for Women
As women age, they typically face a number of social and psychological as well as medical issues. Women tend to outlive their male counterparts and often live alone in their senior years; they also comprise two-thirds of the nursing home patient population.
Whether these issues affect the mind or the body, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has the experts on staff to treat your loved one with compassion, care and the latest in medical advancements. Whether she requires an orthopedic surgeon, rehabilitation specialist or cardiologist, we have the top-level physicians you need, and the compassion and care you’ve come to expect.
Geriatric Concerns for Men
As men age, many will face a growing number of medical issues. Whether these issues affect the mind or the body, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has the experts on staff to treat each person with compassion, care, dignity and the latest in medical advancements. Physicians, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, rehabilitation specialists, urologists, audiologists, neurologists, podiatrists and others experienced in the needs of older adults are available to address issues such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, foot problems, incontinence, impotence, hearing loss, stroke or other concerns that become more common as our years advance. Our resources provide a full continuum of care, from outpatient doctor appointments, to a stay in the hospital, to short-term rehabilitation or long-term nursing care.