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aleida1004 October 27, 2014
I am a friend or relative of resident
My father is a resident here and I am very happy with the facility. He has been at two other places in Chicago that take Medicaid patients and that have a Spanish speaking staff and Glen Elston is by far the best facility he has been at. The staff is attentive and patient with my father who has Alzheimers and has had several strokes. They allow me to bring my dog to entertain my dad, they take him for wheelchair walks and do not keep him confined to a bed. The place is clean and does not smell unlike the other two nursing homes he was at previously.
none of your business July 11, 2013
I am/was a resident of this facility
This facility is one of the worst alleged care facilities I have every visited. My Mother was a resident there at no request of her own. Each visit I made 2-3 times weekly the atmosphere got no better. I would not suggest this facility for anyone who truly loves there love one. And for the people who work there as in any job location there is the worker bees and lazy bees.
Debra Chiaro December 06, 2011
As an LPN who has worked doing In-Home Care and in charge of two different Assisted Living/Care Faciities, I know how greatful family members and friends are. Most all of the residents are very thankful as well. The Chgo Glenn facility was beautiful, clean and appeared well organzied by the employees that I met. My take on these faciities is that they are very useful and the residents seem to enjoy the activities and food.
arjayeph June 27, 2011
I visited this facility
The first thing to note about this facility is that while it appears in the "Assisted Living" category, it is not directly comparable to most other facilities in this category. More accurately, this is a facility designed to accommodate those on the most dependent end of the "assisted living" continuum (their first floor) and on those requiring even more consistent care due to significant mental and physical impairments (their second and third floors).
This is a relatively small facility in a distinctly urban environment readily accessible to the North/Northwest/West sides of Chicago, and reasoanbly convenient to the Southwest side and most near west/northwest suburbs. The building is an unassuming structure that reflects its age appropriately, though the management has maintained a consistent schedule of improvements to the building and the interior components. While there are few frills, the building is very evidently well cared-for. The overall setting here is rather intimate, with a very strong communal aspect to the environment.
Like most facilities, they have a full calender of activities suited to the competency levels of the residents, and meals are served in the common dining area. The accommodations feature 2, 4, or 6 residents to a room. The small size of the facility and trained staff make for meals that are a notch above mere institutional food.
The strength of this facility is their ability to deal with impairments comprehensively as this is, in essence, a rehabilitation facility. Their therapy programs are individually tailored for the needs and expectations of each resident. In reflection of its urban neighborhood, the facility maintains a staff including native Spanish and Polish-speaking individuals; for many residents, this is a very comforting element of their care. Some residents are there temporarily, with expectation to move to a less restrictive facility or a private home, whereas others will require the higher level of care provided here indefinitely; their care is adjusted accordingly.
The environment here is intimate, and the staff is clearly dedicated and professional, many of them having been here for well over ten years. For individuals requiring this kind of care, it is clearly an effectively-run facility. However, two issues are primarily responsible for our "neutral" designation as opposed to a higher rating. First, the lack of any grounds clearly restricts a resident's exposure to the outdoors, as well as providing decidely uninspiring views from most windows; combined with the limited common areas, one might find this place a bit restrictive. More important, though, is the pricing schedule; though the level of care available here is decidedly above what is available at most assisted living facilities, this alone does not quite justify the rates here, which START at roughly $5000/month. For similar rates, it is possible to find facilities that offer this level of care with considerably nicer furnishings and amenities. This is a very competent facility, ideal for those requiring a definitive period of rehabilitation, and well-suited for those who will continuously need a high degree of care for the balance of their lives. For those still having a distinct awareness of their environment, and/or for those who have adapted to their(stabilized) physical limitations, there are many better values available.
BevDivision June 22, 2011
I am a friend or relative of resident
I remember visiting this facility with my mother a few years back. We were visiting an old friend of my mother's and decided to pay her a visit. She was extremely happy to see us and surprisingly, so was the staff. Apparently, my mother had been visiting her for some time. It was my first time. One of the staff members gladly offered me a tour of the facility. The place was very active with several nurses, physical therapists, and a couple of doctors on site. I met with a couple of volunteers who seemed eager to help in any way. I was refreshingly pleased with the general vibe. The environment seemed safe, upbeat and motivating.
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