The Birches Assisted Living

215 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL, 60514

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February 12, 2014

By Nancy & Carl

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We received many recommendations to the Birches from friends and professionals. Not a day passes that we are not so happy. Frank, my father-in-law is the resident there. Everyone we encounter couldn't be more pleasant and accommodating. When Frank's mood seemed to decline, they observed and made arrangements to have him moved to a more stress-free environment. The staff has been overwhelmingly helpful and made him extremely comfortable. Jackie, Carol, Tammy are just a few people that have made this transition easier. We would recommend the Birches to everyone.

January 23, 2014

By dlhpt


I am a Home Health Care Physical Therapist at this facility. Working with the staff and the residents is always a positive experience. The staff at the Birches go out of their way to meet the needs of the residents. When additional items are suggested , they are obtained in a expedient manner. The staff provides assistance as needed and follows through with home management activities relating to the resident. The staff always is professional and always makes me feel welcome. The residents I work with state that they feel at home at this facility.

February 09, 2013

By Mike21

I am a past client of this provider

At the time my mom was at The Birches, I was living nearby and a lot of our relatives also were near, so mom had a lot of visitors. It was a very small, quaint facility. They do a lot of activities and they have a lot of field trips that mom enjoyed. They only serve two meals a day, lunch and dinner and the food was very good. Mom was a very outgoing individual and she made a lot of friends there. Although there were some communication problems when she was there. A couple of times she had fallen and I wasn't informed. It was also expensive. They charge you for everything. She loved the staff and when she passed, a lot of them came and paid their respects. She was there for six years.

August 06, 2012

By pms

I am a past client of this provider

Great attenton to the residents. Clean & home like facility. Good food.

July 24, 2012

By LA123

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have a relative at Birches, and they have really done well here. While their condition as expected is declining over time, they are more active and alert than at their previous facility. Am able to always reach my relative with Birches assistance and we're glad we made the change to this facility.

May 18, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

While searching for a place for our aunt to live, we decided to take a look at Birches Assisted Living, since it was conveniently located. Our aunt - and some family members have lived in the vicinity all of their lives. We were really impressed with how well the grounds were kept and how nice and accommodating the staff were. 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. Aside from the many activities scheduled both inside and out of the facility, they also have a salon and chapel. The residents are regularly encouraged to participate in a variety of activities, from exercise classes, to creating artwork, play group games and sign up to take trips into the city for all kinds of fun outings. The facility offers a variety of living arrangements to choose from. For example, there are 2 studio plans and units up to 2 bedrooms. All of the units we saw had nice decors, fresh air and light. They are a full-service assisted living facility - with regular meals, snacks, housekeeping, nursing care with a wellness care program, and personal care, as necessary. The dining room, activity rooms and lounges were all nicely decorated. The menu featured many appetizing food choices. They also offer private room service if desired. We saw residents playing games, watching television and reading, while some were in the computer room or media room watching movies. Based upon what we saw, we consider Birches Assisted Living a very nice place for seniors to reside.
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Features of The Birches Assisted Living


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Is One Month's Rent.

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: All Units Have In Room Kitchenettes


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Personal Trainer

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Satellite Tv In Every Unit.

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Respite Care
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: Licensed Illinois Assisted Living with Memory Care

About The Birches Assisted Living

The Birches offers assisted living and memory care apartments that are cozy, private, and secure, the way a home should be. At The Birches, you have the freedom and flexibility to live your life the way you want with the support you may need. But help and support is there when you need it, which makes everything a whole lot simpler.

You'll have plenty of opportunities to do what you love and discover new hobbies through our meaningful and purposeful programming. You'll be challenged, motivated and fulfilled because The Birches has a unique philosophy about aging. At The Birches, we know that successful aging is determined more by lifestyle choices than genetics, so we provide our residents with opportunities and supportive environment that they need to live a healthy, well-rounded life.

We are not a big chain. We are a standalone, owner-operated rental community that feels like just that-- a community. You can enjoy a homemade meal with your neighbor. Take your dog for a walk in the courtyard. Meet your friends on the terrace for happy hour. Learn how to become a beekeeper. Drive to your weekly club meeting. Or decide to start your own program with your neighbors.

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