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You want the best for your loved ones.

You want those you love to enjoy a fulfilling retirement lifestyle — now, and for years to come. GreenFields of Geneva has the information you need about retirement community options to help your loved ones make the right choice. Or, depending on circumstances, help you make the right choice on their behalf.

Finding the Right Living Option

Independent living

For older adults who can live independently and have no exceptional medical needs requiring care, there are several options for a maintenance-free lifestyle. Unlike an active adult community or residential community, however, independent living at a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) like GreenFields includes:

  • comprehensive services and amenities
  • a wide range of educational and social activities
  • Life Care, the most comprehensive plan available for future health care

This makes GreenFields a flexible, long-term choice for both active independent living and aging in place.

Continuing care retirement communities

CCRCs like GreenFields offer a wide range of residences for independent living, as well as a continuum of care including assisted living and skilled nursing. While many communities don’t include additional care services like memory support or rehabilitation, the complete continuum of care is available on the GreenFields campus.

Assisted Living

For people who need assistance with the tasks of daily living, GreenFields is here to help with daily activities such as dressing, showering, medication and moving about. Comprehensive assisted living services are available at Willows Assisted Living at GreenFields, including:

  • Customized care in a private apartment
  • Three daily meals
  • Access to all campus services and amenities
  • Access to greater levels of care, if ever needed, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation, plus memory support

Skilled Nursing Care

Unlike the “nursing home” atmosphere your loved ones may expect, GreenFields’ Briarwood Healthcare Center offers private rooms with rehabilitation therapies — physical, occupational and speech — and specialized care to aid recovery from surgery or illness.

Memory Support

Memory support, sometimes called memory or dementia care, is specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. At Reflections Memory Support at GreenFields, this customized care includes:

  • Private suites
  • Three daily meals
  • Supportive services and activities encouraging independence

Contact GreenFields to find out more about how we can help you find the right level of care for your loved one.

Independent Living

The allure of maintenance-free living.

For many older adults, the time comes when the burdens of maintaining a private home become overwhelming and the idea of maintenance-free living is increasingly attractive.

If health care is not an immediate or near-term concern, an active adult community or age-restricted residential community might seem like the right choice. However, the need for health care often arises sooner than we think. With Life Care at GreenFields, residents not only enjoy a richer independent lifestyle now but have a plan in place for the future, if ever needed.

Why choose a CCRC for independent living?

It makes sense to choose an option that suits your loved ones now – and also offers care services they may need in the future. Experts say 70 percent* of Americans who reach the age of 65 will need long-term care at some point. With its full range of living and care options, GreenFields offers the most flexible, long-term choice for both active independent living and future quality health care, if ever needed


What does a CCRC offer?

Communities vary in many ways, but all CCRCs offer a full range of living options, including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Additional care services are available at GreenFields, including memory support, and rehabilitation.

How can I tell if independent living is right for my loved ones?

If they've been living independently, they’re healthy and are managing minor medical concerns on their own, independent living is probably the right choice. If you have any doubts, there are signs to look for that can help you assess the situation before calling on expert help to determine the level of care needed.

What does it cost to live at a CCRC?

Costs vary from one CCRC to another, and among various contract options at a single CCRC. Where available, contract options are designed to fit different situations and desires, so it’s a good idea to sit down with a GreenFields counselor for an explanation and cost comparison.

Residents who join at the independent level pay an upfront entrance fee, based on choice of residence, and a predictable monthly fee that covers services and amenities.

At GreenFields, Life Care helps offset future health care costs if residents need assisted living, skilled nursing or some other level of care in the future. When your loved ones become a resident of a Life Care retirement community like GreenFields, they can age in place with security and peace of mind, knowing they won’t have to move to receive higher levels of care. If they ever need assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing, they have guaranteed priority access to right here at GreenFields, at predictable monthly fees well below the market rates. They’ll never lose their residence or their access to health care, even if their financial resources are depleted. It’s care for life – hence, Life Care.

For more information on residential options at GreenFields, call us today.

Health Services

When additional health care may be needed.

Are you noticing changes in your loved one that seem to indicate a decline in their health? Are you helping your loved one more often, taking on more responsibility and worrying more? When someone’s health declines, often the family member who lives closest takes on caregiving or care-coordinating responsibility. If that’s your situation, it’s important to realize you’re not alone. You don’t have to do it all. You have resources you can count on.

Signs to look for

If you’re noticing two or more of the following changes, it’s time to talk with your loved one about your concerns. It may also be time to get some help from family members or experts.

  • No longer taking medication as directed
  • Not eating properly and regularly
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Missing appointments
  • Increase in accidents or bruises
  • Frequent emergency room visits
  • Neglecting the bills
  • Increased clutter around the house
  • Change in personal hygiene
  • Loss of interest in social activities
  • Changes in mood or confusion

Work together as a family

Siblings or other family members who can help make a transition easier. Make sure they know your concerns. Set up a family meeting or conference call if necessary. Discuss the situation, divide responsibilities and agree on an action plan where everyone has a role. Schedule a time to regroup and make sure everything is being accomplished.

Talk to your loved one

Share your concerns about his or her well-being and the plan you’ve developed with other family members. It may be a difficult conversation, or he or she may be relieved you care. Most importantly, you’ll be doing something now that could well be heading off an emergency situation in the future.

Ask the experts

There are many experts available to help, from your loved one’s physicians, to mediators who can help families at odds, geriatric care managers and dozens of other resources. GreenFields also invites you to rely on our expertise. Contact us online now to schedule a private consultation with one of our health care experts. We’re here when you need us.


GreenFields of Geneva

GreenFields provides a full continuum of care, which includes assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. We’re sponsored by Friendship Senior Options, which has been delivering a rewarding lifestyle for more than 35 years at our sister community, Friendship Village of Schaumburg so you’ll know you can count on us, too.

Helpful resources:

About Senior Living


American Geriatrics Society

National Institute of Health Senior Health

Social Security Administration

Health care resources for the help you need.

Is your loved one thriving on his or her own, or just getting by? Are you seeing changes that raise concerns? Is it time to consider long-term care? What are the options? The costs? Where can you get the help you need? This list of resources is an excellent starting point.

The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.

Administration for Community Living
Site provides an overview on a variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.

Alzheimer's Association
The world leader in Alzheimer's research and support. The first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

American Geriatrics Society
The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

American Health Assistance Foundation
A charitable organization dedicated to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

American Heart Association
Offers information on heart attacks, strokes and family health.

Arthritis Foundation
Provides information on arthritis: types, treatments, coping tips and research information.

Care Central
Site helps family members manage loved ones’ calendars and documents remotely.

Care Managers
Referral sites to locate geriatric care managers who assess needs, identify and coordinate care resources.

Care Pathways
Site created and maintained by RNs to provide older adults and their families access to quality health care information, products and services.

FDA Information for Older People
Articles, brochures and other publications with information on a wide range of health issues.

Generations Unite
Site helps family members manage loved ones’ calendars
and documents remotely.

Health and Age
The Novartis Foundation for Gerontology supports education and innovation in healthy aging, geriatrics and the care of elderly people.

A government website with links to health-related information resources on the Internet.

An association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations working together to enable and empower people to live fully as they age.

Official U.S. government Medicare site.

Medicare Rights Center
The largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care
Site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging to extend the healthy, active years of life.

The Internet’s most visited and most comprehensive senior living resource for retirement communities, as well as assisted living, senior housing, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.

Senior Health
Senior-friendly website featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health.

WebMD is the leading provider of online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.


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