Testimonial: "Our family has been blessed to have found Silverado Lake Zurich..."

11/19/2015
Location : Lake Zurich

"Three years ago this month, my Mom became a resident in this facility ... she was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia.  My Mom had a pet cat that meant everything to her ... it's what got her up each morning.  I had gone to various memory-care facilities, looking not only for a good facility, but also for one that would allow her pet to stay with her.  At the time, the cat was 17 years old.  I found two places.  I asked the same question to both:  "What would happen if the cat had an accident on the carpet?"  One told me the cat would have to go; the other (Silverado) said they would just clean it up.  This was the deciding factor as to which facility would be best for my Mom ... her cat lived another 2 years and passed at the age of 19.  The staff were wonderful about caring not only for my Mom, but her beloved pet as well.


Almost two years ago, I brought my uncle to Silverado Lake Zurich.  He had resided at an assisted-living facility for 23 years, he seemed so depressed, stayed in his room most of the time just lying on the bed staring at the ceiling.  He is now 91 and having the time of his life.  He is always smiling and enjoying life to the fullest.  He said he just loves it there!

Part of Silverado's philosophy is to have pets and children around ... something that naturally perks the residents up, so you will always see various pets around the facility.  You can even bring in pets to visit.  Caregivers will frequently bring their children in, the nearby high school sends students to visit, and of course if you have children in your family, you can bring them along to visit anytime.  Families are encouraged to visit as much as they like and to stay for meals with their loved ones.  

Silverado Lake Zurich is a great place; there are four 1-story buildings (no stairs or elevators for the residents to deal with).  Residents are designated to a specific house, depending on the degree of their needs.  They have a ton of wonderful activities to aid in keeping the mind strong and functioning as long as possible, and there are lots of fun outings for those able to leave the premises.  There is a constant flow of entertainment being brought in for the residents' enjoyment.  But the best thing about Silverado Lake Zurich is the wonderful staff ... from the chefs (who make fresh, healthy meals daily); to the housekeepers and maintenance staff (who keep the facility nice and clean and in working order); to the 24-hour nursing staff (who are always on top of things regarding your loved one's health); to the wonderful engagement staff (who are always playing games, cooking things, painting, or just visiting with the residents); to the extraordinary loving care the residents receive from the caregivers (who are well-trained, compassionate, and understanding).  The management staff is always on top of any issues that arise, and are always looking for ways to make even more improvements at this facility.

Our family has been blessed to have found Silverado Lake Zurich, and I continually thank God for their services.”

 - Pamela P.

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