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The Selfhelp Home

908 W Argyle, Chicago, IL 60640

(855) 798-2040

Verified Partner

4.5

(4 reviews)

Offers Continuing Care Communities, Nursing Homes, Independent Living, and Assisted Living
Top rated on Caring.com

2013

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Costs for The Selfhelp Home in Chicago, Illinois

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$3,860

Starting Price

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$5,735

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Reviews of The Selfhelp Home in Chicago, Illinois

4.5

(4 reviews)

    Top rated on Caring.com

    2013

    Dr3rdeye

    4

    November 7, 2012

    I visited this facility

    Founded by holocaust survivors, Selfhelp Home is one of the better-known nonprofit Jewish assisted living/retirement communities in Chicago. The food is kosher, the residents are almost all Jewish and the staff/resident ratios are high. Despite rather high monthly costs, the facilities are not plush: they're clean, functional, safe, and well-maintained but not luxurious. Well-run Medicaid nursing homes look pretty similar. The money goes largely for staff and there are a lot of them: residents can and do get help at any point of the day with just about any task. The home also offers a wide range of activities ranging from book clubs to field trips. Generally, residents seem to like it.

    serenity11

    5

    June 23, 2012

    I am a friend or relative of a resident

    I have briefly visited other nursing homes and assisted living facilities and I think this is one of the best. My mother visits almost every day, though, and I know that's one way to make sure that your relatives are well taken care of...The staff is always friendly and willing to make accommodations in the residents' schedules for visitors. For all residents, both those on the 8th floor (mainly dementia patients, some rehab) and on the lower floors (mainly in their own apartments with mini-kitchens), there are daily activities. For those who are mobile, there are frequent outings. Book club, story groups, bingo, exercise, ice cream socials...there's also a beautiful roof deck and indoor sitting area on the top floor with many couches and large windows overlooking Lake Michigan. Most residents dine together and food seems decent downstairs from what I've seen. The food on the 8th floor is pretty basic cafeteria style food, not so good.

    Caring201973

    5

    February 3, 2012

    I visited this facility

    In general, I think that this is a beautiful facility, obviously upscale, but in extremely good taste. There is a library and a little shopping area with candy and jewelry. There is a very nice dining area. The lobby is spacious and comfortable. The receptionist is friendly and helpful. The one draw back is the parking in the back of the building, which is often full and it is hard to find parking on the street. This is definately an urban setting. Many of the patients are Holocaust survivors. The staff are very helpful and will work with the patient and the family if there are financial or other problems. The facility offers an array of activities -- opera programs, ice cream socials, current events, etc. The facility also provides religious programming and services for the mainly Jewish population. There are individual apartments where residents can live in an independent living situation. There is also continued care and nursing home facility on other floors. On the top floor is a lovely activity room with glass windows. Sometimes there is a pianist who plays music. Patients can go up and get an icecream cone or can go out on the roof patio when the weather is nice. I would highly recommend this facility. The patients that I talked to seemed happy because there are many activities that are offered.

    chocolateedl

    4

    August 1, 2011

    I am a friend or relative of a resident

    My mother has severe Alzheimers and has been residing at the Self Help home for the past 4 years.She entered with only mild dementia and living independently until she became more and more impaired. Her 85th birthday is in a few weeks , and although she doesnt appear to know who we are anymore. at least shes around to celebrate it. Self Help home has made us,her family, feel safe .My mom has had excellent care there all these years , and the administration and staff there have been very warm and nurturing throughout these very difficult years. Mom cant do anything for herself anymore , but is well-taken care of, and we know this excellent standard of care will continue as long as she is there.

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    Costs for The Selfhelp Home in Chicago, Illinois

    Independent Living

    Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

    $3,860

    Starting Price

    Assisted Living

    This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

    $5,735

    Starting Price

    Services and Amenities of The Selfhelp Home in Chicago, Illinois

    On-Site Services

    • Religious Services

    Inside Amenities

    • Computer Room
    • Cable/Satellite TV in Common Area

    Pets

    • Pets

    Diet & Nutrition

    • Kosher

    Personal Care

    • Meal Preparation

    Dining

    • Communal Dining

    Housekeeping & Maintenance

    • Laundry Services
    • Housekeeping Services
    • Linen Services

    Additional Amenity Information

    • Features: Emergency call system, rooftop garden, gift shop, library
    • Activities: Poetry Readings, Play Readings, movies
    • Special Comment: 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
    • Range Of Services: linen service
    • State Licenses: 5102261

    Games Hobbies & Recreation

    • Tabletop & Other Games/Programs
    • Horticultural Activities
    • Educational Activities/Programs
    • Facilitated Field Trips/Outings
    • Arts & Crafts Activities/Programs
    • Literary Activities/Programs
    • Music Activities/Programs

    Guests

    • Overnight Guests
    • Guest Parking

    Specialized Staff

    • Nurse on Staff (Part time)

    Financing & Payment Options

    • All Inclusive Rent

    Outside Amenities

    • Garden

    Health Services

    • Medication Reminders

    Parking Options

    • Parking Lot

    Resident Requirements

    • Allows Patient Transfers

    Fitness & Wellness Programs

    • Yoga/Stretching opportunities
    • Tai Chi
    • Fitness & wellness facilities/equipment

    Room Amenities

    • Kitchen Appliances In Unit
    • Wifi/Internet In Unit
    • Cable/Satellite In Unit

    Therapies

    • Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

    Transportation & Shopping

    • General Transportation Services

    Languages

    • English spoken

    Staff Training & Qualifications

    • Staff trained in Medication Management

    About The Selfhelp Home in Chicago, Illinois

    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.

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