The Abington of Glenview

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

3901 Glenview Road | Glenview, Illinois | 847-729-0000

April 19, 2014  

Special Care

The Abington

We understand the special needs of Alzheimer's care. At the Abington of Glenview we look at residents who are cognitively impaired as individuals with individual needs and wants. The Abington has developed successful strategies for the care of these residents. These strategies require high levels of ability, creativity and insight from our specially trained team members.

Our Dementia Unit is a comfortable and supportive environment that we feel is just the right size to meet resident's individual needs. The small, structured activity programs provide an optimal atmosphere for residents to share and enjoy leisure activities without feeling overwhelmed by outside disruptions. Our caring, clinically trained nurses, social workers and activity assistants provide specially designed programs to promote health, dignity and self-respect.

Our goals when working with residents on the Special Care Unit include:

  • Make every effort to continually provide improvements in care and to provide for the well being of the resident.
  • Involve family as well as staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of the assessment and care plan process.
  • Gear programs to maximize independence while recognizing resident's strengths and abilities.
  • Provide flexibility on the part of the staff and support personnel to help fulfill the residents needs of self sufficiency.
  • Provide respite options for caregivers.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Support Group Meetings

The Abington

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a degenerative brain disorder that has no known cause, treatment or cure. It progressively impairs balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing while the mind remains relatively clear. In March of 2002, actor and musician Dudley Moore died from PSP. the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is dedicated to finding the cause and cure for PSP and providing support and information to families.

The Abington hosts a PSP Support Group on the first Saturday of every other month at 1:30 p.m. The support group is free and open to the public. Please contact the Marketing Department at 847-729-0000 for more details or check out www.psp.org for more information.