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updated: 12/19/2012 7:02 PM

Plans to build first assisted living center in South Barrington

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  • Bird's Eye View of Autumn Leaves of South Barrington

    Bird's Eye View of Autumn Leaves of South Barrington
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Autumn Leaves of South Barrington

The LaSalle Group is announcing its plan to build a cutting-edge 29,000 square foot, $11.1 million memory care community that will exclusively care for residents with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory impairment. Autumn Leaves of South Barrington (215 Bartlett Road in South Barrington) will provide a home-like environment that includes a family approach and dedicated staff with highly specialized training. The project is the result of a partnership with The LaSalle Group and Silverado Interest.

"We are excited about bringing our services to South Barrington," said Brenda Brantley, chief financial officer, The LaSalle Group. "We want to help as many people as possible, and we will continue to look for opportunities to grow and make a difference in people's lives."

Autumn Leaves of South Barrington will use a brand new interior design model where every detail is hand-selected with the residents in mind. From the light fixtures, to the number of windows, to the type of artwork, carpet, paint and furniture, the design team uses the most recent Alzheimer's and dementia research to choose every detail. The community will also have aquariums in the dining rooms, which according to scientific research, will create a calming effect and increase appetites--priorities for families living with Alzheimer's or dementia.

"Autumn Leaves of South Barrington will be a fantastic addition to the community," said Kay Adkins, director of development, The LaSalle Group. "We look forward to helping families and their loved ones. We truly enjoyed working with the Village of South Barrington, and we appreciate the support we have received from the village officials."

Autumn Leaves of South Barrington will have its own culinary director who will freshly prepare food from scratch while working with a nutritionist and dietician to create meals enjoyed by residents in private dining rooms. The residents will also experience life enrichment programs that use touch, laughter, music, and dance to engage senses and personality.

"We believe in keeping our residents active and engaged. They have access to our entire building and the outdoor courtyards," said Chad Anderson, president, Constant Care Family Management. "We are memory care experts, and we know how to design a community that meets the needs of our residents."

Autumn Leaves of South Barrington will also offer free programs to the public including seminars, support groups, memory testing, and free respite care for five hours on Wednesdays to give caregivers a break. Autumn Leaves of South Barrington is expected to open first quarter of 2014.

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