A person recovering from knee-replacement surgery would receive both physical and occupational therapy to learn how to walk and climb stairs with a new joint. Other patients can practice opening doors and drawers, using the bathroom and other daily living activities.

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Alden Estates of Evanston, 2520 Gross Point Road, has undergone a remodeling that is patient-centered, said Victoria Wolpoff, vice president of marketing, communications and public relations.

Tours of the Evanston facility were offered to the more than 100 guests at a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 14.

Many of the two-bedroom units have been converted to one-bedroom, the occupational and physical therapy rooms upgraded and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the 54-unit building.

Dining is restaurant-style, with soup and salad bars. An ice-cream parlor, afternoon tea and a hair salon are among the amenities offered there.

Alden Estates of Evanston, twin to Alden Estates of Skokie, close around the corner at 4626 Old Orchard Road, offers a range of therapeutic and palliative services: orthopedic cardiac and neurological rehabilitation; physical, occupational and speech therapy; infusion therapy, pain management; post-operative care; long-term care and skilled and restorative nursing; and respite and hospice care.

The Skokie facility offers post-acute and transitional care.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Alden Estates of Evanston as one of its s 2014 “best” facilities in the nation. Alden received this ranking for
the third consecutive year.