55 S Greeley St, Palatine, IL, 60067

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Bonnie685528 December 06, 2016

I visited this facility

We were not impressed at all with Tamarack. The building was much older, and the room wasn't something we wanted to think about. The staff who assisted us was fine; she presented everything they had, but we just did not care for the facility. They did have some activities, there was an activity room where they could do crafts, and there were ladies in the beauty shop. The dining area was clean, neat, and bright.

Jean758301 September 11, 2016

I visited this facility

I visited Tamarack, which was in my neighborhood. It was an older building, but it was clean and convenient, and they have their own bus for transportation if you needed to visit your doctor. I found the units to be very small with no washer and dryer inside. It was reasonable and not exceptionally expensive. The associate who showed me around was very informative. There were big rooms for activities, like entertainment, to play games, or to have a speaker. I also saw the dining area which looked very nice.

Robert124524050 May 11, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I was impressed with Tamarack. The rooms were very nice. They have activities like outings but my sister did not participate too much in their activities. The dining area has ample space with nice arrangement of the tables and a pleasant entry, clean and sociable, not cafeteria-style. The people there all seemed to be pleased with the facility.

Theresa40 December 22, 2015

I visited this facility

Tamarack is a very nice facility. I like its location. The patients seemed to be very well cared for. The facility was clean, and the staff were fantastic. I had lunch with them, and everything was very good. They have exercise programs, entertainment programs, especially on Saturdays, (when) entertainers coming in. They have games, like bingo, too.

Carol116866550 December 10, 2015

I visited this facility

We visited Tamarack. It was nice and clean but a little old. The rooms weren't bad. We would be downsizing, but that's OK. They were nice and kept clean.

Anonymous114907950 November 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Tamarack was a very nice place. Everyone was friendly and accepting of the new person. I enjoyed the people there. The thing that I was unhappy about personally was that the laundry was only on the floor and not in the apartment. They also do not provide parking, and that was important to me at that time. They have noisy air conditioning and also lack storage units; those were the negative things.

Anonymous114200750 October 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Tamarack was fine, but I can't afford what they have. The food was very good, the rooms were fine, and the cleanliness was good. The staff seemed friendly and helpful.

Marc R. October 28, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My friend has already been placed at Tamarack. The rooms are nice. The staff is good. The dining room does leave a little bit to be desired. They should have a wider variety of food. Sometimes at night, they just order pizzas out for everybody, and it is not really a treat when it is done a couple of times a week.

Sherie2 July 21, 2015

I visited this facility

One of my favorite ones that I visited was a Holiday retirement called Tamarack Palatine. Had mom opted to stay in Illinois, this is exactly where she would have moved. I absolutely loved it. I just liked the whole concept. It is in an urban setting, it is like a high-rise apartment building, it was clean, and the atmosphere was comfortable. You could tell that the people who lived there enjoyed being there, liked being there, and all of that. Every staff person I met was just wonderful. It was a good feeling when I walked in. I was there for probably a couple of hours, and I was impressed.

Jori June 30, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We placed my grandmother at the Tamarack in Palatine, and she is actually moving in next week. I was very impressed with it. I thought they had a lot of very nice amenities for the seniors. Safety was a big concern of mine, and I was very pleased with their safety system. I think she is going to love it there. I thought it was very homey, and it was not too big, which is what I like. I like it a lot. It makes you feel that you are moving into someone's home. We just felt that the Tamarack was the best choice for her.

Caring8846 January 29, 2015

I visited this facility

At Tamarack, everyone was very friendly -- the workers and the residents. I did have lunch with a couple of staff, and they were pleasant. They have miniature ponies that come and visit.

Dan29 November 14, 2014

I visited this facility

The one I like the most of the facilities I've visited is Tamarack, but it just didn’t suit our needs. The only issue that we thought it wouldn’t work for us is the security issue. I don’t want my dad to wander off and they don’t have security. As far as the facility itself, we love it. Everything was clean and they offer a lot of activities. The rooms were of nice size and the price was OK.

Caring97156450 November 05, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother stayed at Tamarack. It was not bad. It really was a matter of the people working there at that time and turnover seemed to be high in that industry. So, it was really what you were working with that made the difference. In Tamarack, there were good and bad, but there were mostly good. They had apartments. My mother had a one-bedroom apartment. It had good size bedroom with a queen bed in it. It had room for dresser, a chair and a closet. The living room was also in a good size. She had a both a couch and a love seat combination in there with room for her TV and her kitchen table as well. The food was OK. I ate there a few times. It tended to be overcooked -- perhaps that's because most people there would prefer that way. It was easier to digest and swallow. They had a fruit table and had some seasonal fruits that were there 24/7. They had tables with tablecloths. Sometimes they had entertainment like a piano player or games or whatever. They tried to make it much fun as possible. I would say it was worth looking at. It was fine. It was a four-story building with about 300 units over all. It had different things on the different floors.

Tom94707150 September 23, 2014

I visited this facility

Everything at the Tamarack looked fine. The staff was very accommodating. We had lunch there and then I went a second time and I brought my daughter with us and she also thought it was nice. The food was good and they had a nice selection too. The dining area wasn't really that big, but there was enough room for the people and it had good service because of their waiters and everything. It was pretty good. The residents that we saw and came in contact with seemed to be happy and satisfied.

Caring91409350 August 30, 2014

I visited this facility

We took a brief tour at Tamarack and I liked it a lot. I think it would be perfect for her because it’s independent. The rooms were very nice as well as the staff. They have a bus that takes the residents to their doctor's appointments. They also watch movies and have all kinds of clubs, like crocheting club.

Bill48 May 30, 2014

I visited this facility

I visited Tamarack, and I liked it very much. It was very nice. The staff was absolutely excellent. The rooms were very nice and absolutely spacious. They have activities, from your average, everyday reading, to church, to piano, and all sorts of nice things.

Elaine8 May 14, 2013

I visited this facility

Tamarack was nicely done although it was not brand new. They had all the services you needed like assisted living if you need to transfer. The location was also convenient for me. The staff were really friendly and nice, but the price was very expensive.

Grandma's girl1 November 08, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Tamarack is a wonderful community for people you love and care about to live. The staff was cheerful, kind and considerate. They developed a sense of community amongst their residents by always having many different activities. My Grams is a foodie, I was delighted to find the food they served was restaurant quality, served on china in a beautiful dining room. Of course they could take their meals in their apartments, but my Grams really looked forward to meeting her new friends for meals. They also had rooms our family could use to have parties, We had a Christmas Party with over 50 people. My Grandmother's apartment was charming, cozy, but spacious. It has beautiful, built-in bookshelves in the living room, lots of windows, a dining room big enough for Gram's dining room furniture. A kitchen, with all the amenities a cook needs. Her bedroom was spacious and conducive for resting. Her bathroom was outfitted with all the necessary equipment, even her shower was special in that it had a chair, and a hand nozzle that was easy for her to use. They have amenities such as a beauty parlor, exercise machines, a chapel, and lots of caring staff. My grandmother could not be in better care.

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From Tamarack

Tamarack is located in Palatine, IL, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Tamarack for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

Features of Tamarack


  • Minimum Rate: $2349/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55

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