Victory Centre of River Oaks Assisted Living

1370 Ring Rd, Calumet City, IL, 60409

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June 16, 2014

By Michele17

I visited this facility

Victory Centre of River Oaks is pretty nice. I have no problems with it. The staff is wonderful. The activities are great. They give you more of a variety of things you can do. They have a lot of games. They even have a library. They have outings every week, and they take residents out to places. The rooms are bigger, however the 2-bedrooms are hard to come by because they have a waiting list.

February 27, 2014

By Carolyn34

I visited this facility

I was a little turned off with Victory Center. Mother lived there for two years. But half the time that we were there, she was fighting bed bugs. She moved in February, and by May her back was itching. At first I said it was probably just dry skin. That went on for a couple of weeks. Part of the winter seemed like they were gone, but the second summer they were back again so we were fighting them again, vacuuming constantly, spraying non-stop. I spent a lot of money and we fought them like maybe three times over the 2-year period that she was there. When we came into Victory Center, the people were very warm, inviting, and the atmosphere was just friendly. At the assisted living building there was someone at the desk all the time and the manager over in independent-living was very friendly and helpful. The place seemed nice but one drawback is that they only have a little library. Then they have a community room, a little veranda where you could go out on in the back area with barbecue pits and grassy area. All of that was really nice but there are times if someone was using the community room for an event, there wasn't much other place for the seniors to sit if they wanted to come downstairs. A lot of times, events are going mainly on the weekend. There was a kitchen in the community room, they have a little exercise room, and they had another room where a barber or beautician would come, and another room where the foot doctor comes. If you come at night, there is no security person downstairs. They had the buzzers. They had a little group of people that will sit down in the back in the community room and play cards. But if you came late and no one's around, it was like a ghost town. But if someone where to get in the door, get buzzed in or anything, it was deserted. So it was kind of eerie because you wouldn't see anyone and that part I didn't like. But other than that, the place was pretty decent.

September 26, 2013

By Aileen47

I visited this facility

Victory Center is nearby and dad likes it. The place is new about three years old. The food is pretty good. They have different activities but dad can drive so he can still choose to do his daily activities. The rooms are nice although the laundry is far away on another floor. The people and the nurses are also nice.

December 16, 2011

By commercesd

I visited this facility

While searching for a place for our aunt to live, we decided to take a look at Victory Centre of River Oaks, since it was conveniently located. Our aunt "“ and some family members have lived in the region all of their lives. We were really impressed with how well the grounds were kept and how nice and accommodating the staff were. That's really the most important thing to us; you can tell a lot about a place by how the staff interacts with the residents. The communal areas all seemed to have a nice level of energy and participation. We could see that our aunt would get along well here. The facility offers a variety of living arrangements to choose from. For example, you can choose to live in a studio or share living quarters if you wish, to cut down on costs. The are a full-service assisted living facility "“ with regular meals, snacks, housekeeping, nursing care with a wellness care program, and personal care, if necessary. The residents are regularly encouraged to participate in a variety of activities, from exercise classes, to things such as creating artwork, play group games and sign up to take trips into very nearby Chicago for all kinds of fun outings. Being so close to Chicago, there is really a limitless number of activities to choose from -- on a year-round basis. The dining room, activity rooms and lounges were all nicely decorated. We saw residents playing games, watching television and reading, while some were in the media room watching a movie. Based upon what we saw, we are strongly considering Victory Centre and would recommend that anyone interested check it out.
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    Features of Victory Centre of River Oaks


    • Minimum Rate: $3325/month
    • All Inclusive Rent
    • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

    Room and housing options

    • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
    • Studio Apartments

    Dining options

    • In Room Kitchenette
    • Dining Room Shared Meals
    • Dining Extra: Meals Can Be Delivered To A Resident's Apartment If The Resident Is Ill Or Unable To Attend A Meal.


    • Beauty Barber Shop
    • Computer Room
    • Resident Transportation
    • Party Space
    • Tv Room
    • Resident Parking
    • Spa
    • Features Extra: Library, Emergency Call System

    Cleaning services

    • Laundry For Linens
    • Private Cleaning Services
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry For Clothing

    Technology and entertainment

    • Wifi
    • Technology Extra: Apartments Come Cable & Telephone Ready Should The Resident Choose To Purchase Those Services From An Outside Vendor.

    Health services

    • Skilled Nursing
    • Hospice Care
    • Medication Management
    • Physical Therapy


    • Offsite Activities
    • Music
    • Games
    • Stories
    • Religious Services
    • Lectures Discussions
    • Book Clubs
    • Wii Sports
    • Tai Chi
    • Fitness Room
    • Yoga
    • Gardening
    • Cooking
    • Arts And Crafts
    • Activities Extra: Our Award Winning Viva! Life Enrichment Program Earns Praises From Residents, Staff, And The Senior Housing Industry For Its Innovative, Resident Centered Approach To Caring. Viva! Offers Something For Everyone!

    Financial guidance

    • Va Benefits Consultation
    • Financing Advice
    • Financial Aid

    Guest services

    • Guest Parking
    • Guests At Mealtime


    • Staff Patient Ratio: Our Care Staff To Resident Ratio Exceeds State Regulations
    • Minimum Age: 65
    • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

    Range of services

    • Physical Therapy

    About Victory Centre of River Oaks

    Pathway to Living's longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of River Oaks community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else, this is your life and we hope you'll let us join you on your path.

    Live Well, Age Well, Be Well

    Serving adults in the Calumet City and surrounding areas, our community is an extension of Pathway to Living, a program and a promise to celebrate life by fostering a stimulating, comfortable and openhearted environment.

    The lifestyle at Victory Centre of River Oaks supports residents in the next phase of life. People are choosing Victory Centre of River Oaks as home because they would like to have someone walk with them on their path, not stand in the way. Life enrichment is our priority. Through Pathway to Living's award-winning VIVA! philosophy, residents are growing - physically, mentally and spiritually.

    At Victory Centre of River Oaks, we offer Pathway to Living's signature, award-winning VIVA! lifestyle - an approach that offers an entirely new way of aging healthfully and happily, encouraging and inviting residents to live each day with purpose, fulfillment, and meaning. VIVA offers a combination of programs, including a number of proven Pathway to Living's signature programs that have been perfected over time, as well as customized programs developed specifically for individual residents.

    Signature programs include:


    Inspire the artist within! We offer regular and ongoing instruction in various art mediums for both beginning and experienced artists.

    Lifelong Learning:

    Every month, our residents engage in programs from college level courses on various topics to adult educational series on photography, literature and other resident interests.

    Victory Gardens:

    Residents have the opportunity to maintain their own vegetable garden and curate seasonal ingredients. It's not uncommon for a summer dish to be topped with our own homegrown vegetables.

    Viva! World Tour:

    Viva! World Tour invites residents to see the world, experience exotic cultures and practice foreign languages, all without ever leaving home. Viva! World Tour expands the mind while satisfying the travel bug.

    Good Vibrations:

    During Pathway's Drumming and Vibrations circles, residents tap into their creative spirit. Using a variety of rhythmic instruments, residents exercise self-expression and socialization with friends. Plus, it's an effective full-body workout!

    See Spot Retire:

    Adopt, don't shop! At Pathway, we're committed to rescuing dogs who need a loving and forever home. Every Pathway community you visit will have a four-legged resident!

    Wellness Care You Can Trust!

    • Routine health and wellness programs, including weight monitoring, blood pressure checks, nurse consultations and coordination of licensed medical services
    • Medication management and review of possible drug interactions by a pharmacist
    • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
    • Routine follow-up coordination with physicians and ancillary medical service providers such as therapy, home health and hospice
    • Resident and family education and support
    • Disease prevention counseling and education on self-care
    • VIVA! Legacy, an award-winning program honoring residents' living and end-of-life wishes to create a personalized lifestyle
    • 24 hour care staff

    You simply have to visit and meet some of our residents to learn for yourself what makes living at Victory Centre of River Oaks so special.

    What Makes Us Special

    At Pathway Senior Living, we think about aging differently. We value elderhood as a viable and productive period of human life. We focus on providing WELL care, not sick care. We take a holistic and proactive approach to enhancing our residents' lives. Our approach is so unique and so deeply engrained in our culture that we even have our own name for it - we call it "VIVA!" VIVA! is an enthusiastic celebration of life! It is far-reaching and all-encompassing. VIVA! sets the tone for the personalized way we care for our residents...our individualized approach to supporting their overall well being. VIVA! offers a whole new way of living life to the fullest!

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