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Dorothy K’s Place for Memory Care

Welcome to Dorothy K’s Place, a neighborhood designed purposefully to care for those living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of The Lamoine, Dorothy K’s place provides a safe and secure environment. Each private studio apartment has large bathroom with a wheel in shower. Residents will love the views of Chandler park, Macomb’s courthouse square, and the train depot. Dorothy K’s Place offers a wide variety of unique amenities and programs designed to meet the needs of both residents and their caregivers.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Everyone

The professionals at The Lamoine will listen to the concerns you have for your loved one. We will work together to detail a care plan specific to your loved one’s individual needs and desires. The Lamoine works with families and caregivers to provide education and resources to help us better understand the disease and how we can best help our loved one.

The Lamoine team members are trained in Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) founded by Teepa Snow. Snow is an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience and one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. Learn more Teepa Snow and PAC.

The Lamoine Means Business

The Lamoine’s Memory Care is licensed by IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health). We are committed to ongoing training to assure we are providing the most comprehensive care possible. Our Registered Nurse will be available 24/7, and our neighborhood will be fully staffed with certified caregivers for medication management and personal assistance all day, and all night.

Our Care is Dignified

An example of our dignified approach is flexible mealtimes. There is a dining room on each floor in Dorothy K’s Place, which will allow for greater flexibility, privacy, and dignity at meal times so a resident can eat when he/she is hungry, as opposed to set meal times. Activities provided in our memory care neighborhood are individual, and specialized to each person.

We all want the best for our loved ones

It has been said that the worst part of Dementia is the guilt that adult children experience. We want to be able to care for them as they age, just as they cared for us when we were small. But sometimes that’s not possible. Caring for an aging adult, and especially one with Dementia is not easy. We understand. We will care for them as you have. Then you can get back to making cherished memories with your loved one.

Cognitive Assessments

Are you worried about the cognitive status of a family member or a love one?  Unsure if their memory loss is dementia or possible medication related?  Let our Team help you!

Sue Bride, Executive Director and Director of Memory Care and Clinical Services would be happy to answer some of your questions.  Sue has been a nurse for 27 years in the Macomb area, with experiences as an Emergency Nurse, Geriatric Nurse and a Nurse Educator.  Whether in the privacy of your home or at The Lamoine, our Certified Dementia Practitioner will meet with you and your Senior and perform a Memory Assessment using tools developed specifically to test their cognitive status.  She will also help you identify hazards that may hamper your efforts to provide care at home and offer suggestions to make your home safer.

Know the different options available to you and your family before making a decision that will affect your future.  This services is available at no charge to you!  We care about area Seniors and their families, and we hope this helps ease some of the stress faced by families.

To take advantage of this free service, contact The Lamoine at 309-575-3018 and ask for Sue.

Memory Care Apartments

The memory care apartments are located on the second and third floors of The Lamoine. The spacious apartments are private.

Contact us for a tour today!

Our private, studio apartments include:

  • 24-hour access to a Nurse
  • 24 Hour medication administration
  • 24 Hour CNA & Health aid assistance
  • Dining Room on each floor
  • Wheel-in shower w/folding seat and hand rails
  • Emergency Call System – 2 in each apartment
  • Customizable closet space
  • Individual heat & air conditioning units
  • Large windows with shades and incomparable views
  • Basic cable television
  • Local phone connection (phone not included)
  • Advanced fire protection system
  • Locally owned & operated