The Selfhelp Home

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, and Continuing Care Communities

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908 W Argyle, Chicago, IL 60640
Call (800) 385-2527
The Selfhelp Home (800) 385-2527

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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Selfhelp Home. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The Selfhelp Home is a not for profit home offering a Jewish community for seniors. Our residents enjoy a wide variety of activities, and appreciates the arts, classical music and live music concerts are offered at least once a week. We are a small unique community made up of residents that are life long learners.

What programs or activities does The Selfhelp Home offer to enrich residents' well-being?

SelfHelp offers a full schedule of activities from live music concerts on a weekly basis, engaging discussion groups, news and views, programs with children, films in our state of the art movie theater, outings to the opera and more.

What places are near The Selfhelp Home or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Marrianos, Argyle St. (summer street markets in front of our building) CTA red line stop is Argyle, and the Marine drive bus is a half block. The lake at Foster beach is a half block away and parks are all around.

What transportation services does The Selfhelp Home offer to assisted living residents?

The Selfhelp Home offers free transportation several days a week to stores, banks, shopping, and doctor appointments. The bus is offered for free.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Selfhelp Home exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

The Selfhelp Home offers a Kosher style menu. Selfhelp offers homemade soups and bread, desserts.

What safety features or security measures does The Selfhelp Home offer to assisted living residents?

Every apartment has a call button in every room. The front door is managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The community has cameras throughout the building. Every resident in assisted living is checked on during the night.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

The staff receive ongoing training related to providing the best care.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Selfhelp Home. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of our residents is between 80-90 years old. Residents enjoy live music concerts offered at least once a week, lectures, films and discussions. The home is a culturally Jewish home and residents enjoy celebrating Jewish holidays and Jewish studies.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Grocery Stores, restaurants and shopping on Argyle, the beach and parks, train station and bus stop to downtown.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Selfhelp Home has organized?

Going to the Opera, out to lunch, art galleries.

What transportation services does The Selfhelp Home offer to independent living residents?

Selfhelp Home has a bus and provides transportation to residents several days a week.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Selfhelp Home exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

The Selfhelp Home follows a Kosher menu, the meals are all homemade including two soups a day, and are a combination of traditional Jewish foods and modern recipes.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Social Hall, Library and Media room, Outdoor Deck, Sanctuary, Movie Theater, Solarium (open sun room), beauty salon, laundry room.

What safety features or security measures does The Selfhelp Home offer to independent living residents?

The home has a receptionist 24/7 to monitor the front door and is equipped with cameras throughout the building.

If The Selfhelp Home accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Only small pets that must be cared for by the residents.

Does The Selfhelp Home work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

The Selfhelp Home provides it's own nursing care for assisted living residents. Medical professionals will come to the building to provide convenient health care to residents. SelfHelp has an outpatient clinic onsite.

Costs for The Selfhelp Home

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of The Selfhelp Home


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3480/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2215/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed.


  • State Licenses: 5102261

About The Selfhelp Home

The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit retirement community designed to accommodate the needs of older Jewish adults throughout the Chicago area.

At Selfhelp, you’ll receive the care you need from staff members who are committed to ensuring your comfort. You will also find an inviting atmosphere, a vibrant lifestyle and friendly people with similar likes and interests.

Independent Living

Every resident at Selfhelp is an individual with unique needs and preferences. We encourage retirement living through an active lifestyle and a broad range of physical, intellectual and cultural activities to enhance your quality of life.

Residents may choose from a variety of floor plans for studio and one-bedroom apartments with an extensive range of amenities. Our modern, spacious apartments have individually controlled heat and air conditioning..

We’ve taken care of all the necessities including housekeeping, meals and laundry services, all in one monthly rental fee:

  • Freshly prepared, homemade Kosher meals (non-certified)
  • Daily exercise classes
  • Daily Activities
  • Live weekly musical concerts
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • All utilities, except telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Transportation
  • Emergency call system
  • Parking for residents and guests
  • Escort to meals and activities
  • On-site staff 24/7/365

Assisted Living

At Selfhelp, you can continue to lead an active lifestyle in your one-bedroom or studio apartment and receive just the right amount of care you need, when you need it. We know that each resident is an individual with a unique set of needs and preferences. Our assisted-living services come to you in your apartment, so there is no need to move to a separate unit. Our independent and assisted-living communities are integrated, allowing residents to age in place, without a stressful move.

Our Assisted-Living Program is run by an experienced Nurse Manager and a team of personal aides who provide you the care you need in your own apartment. Residents are also welcome to visit the Nurse in our Wellness Center. We only employ personal aides who are flexible, trained, kind and experienced and who encourage residents to remain active and involved in our community.

We take an active approach to addressing resident healthcare needs by maintaining ongoing communication with each resident’s physician. This commitment to our residents has earned us a solid reputation for quality care throughout the Chicagoland area.

What Makes Us Special

Honoring our Jewish heritage and maintaining an environment where people feel comfortable and well cared for are all hallmarks of Selfhelp. From lighting a Hanukkah menorah with your family or enjoying Friday night services, to spending time in our Sukkah

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