Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

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1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
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Assisted Living Reviews for Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

October 06, 2014

By theresidentsarehungry

I am a friend or relative of resident

My aunt pays close to $4000 per month for her apartment, which is very nice. It includes one skimpy meal each day. The food has gotten much worse since the purchase of the property by Presence. Sunday dinner used to include prime rib. This Sunday, she received a sad portion of mushy chicken pot pie. It included maybe 2 ounces of dried out chicken in a thick gravy with a side of steamed and unseasoned carrots. The calories are inadequate; she has lost over 40 pounds since living at Bethlehem Woods. I think the management doesn't care about the complaints by the residents; they die at a rate of one per week, so the management assumes they can wait out the troublemakers. Last week, my aunt ate dinner at the "country store", a casual dining spot in the facility. Dinner was being cooked by a very untrained (and, I'll assume, unlicensed) dish washer. It took 45 minutes to receive her 2 slices of overcooked, inedible, and overspiced French Toast with one piece of sausage. That's a dinner? Some of the employees (especially the custodial staff) are very responsive and caring. Management and the miserable human being at the front desk, however, will promise the moon and deliver nothing new. 4 stars for the lovely facility and location. 0 stars for the food and management of Bethlehem Woods; average of 2 stars.

June 01, 2014

By Loves teeth

I am a friend or relative of resident

The food service has changed and it is now terrible. Both mother and in laws have lived here for a few years. It is too bad they are not listening to your residents. Even I won't join they for dinner anymore after hearing how bad it is.

May 22, 2014

By William38

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom has at Bethlehem Woods for about three weeks now, and I am very happy. It’s close to where my sisters and I live, and we are her primary caregivers, so that is really important. It is also a Catholic facility, and my mother is a very devoted Catholic. I appreciate the fact that she can go to church every day and receive communion in her room. This facility came highly recommended, also, by my friends, whose parents were there. The staff is very good. My mother is very fussy, but she likes the food, so I guess that is a good thing. She is able to live independently and have her own apartment. It's a well-maintained building with lots and lots of things for the residents to do.

February 28, 2012

By happy4mom

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The facility is located in a lovely section of LaGrange Park, close to shopping and medical facilities. The staff all seems warm and welcoming, with an emphasis on care and concern. The layout of the building is well organized, offering units as studios, one and two bedrooms.Many activities are offered to the community, including entertainment, bus trips, shopping trips and trips to doctors/hospitals. Also onsite is a beauty parlor/barber shop, and a small convenience store. For retirement residents dinner is served daily in a beautiful dining room with china, nice glassware, and silverware. Food seems to be average, however, seeming a bit on the spicy side.Apartment units seem to be well insulated from extraneous noise. Laundry locations seem to be convenient and adequate. A watchful, yet not intrusive eye is kept on the residents, such as a check if one doesn't show for dinner. Light housekeeping is done every other week, mainly consisting of vacuuming, dusting and surface cleaning.All in all our experience with Bethlehem Woods has been quite satisfactory. Our mother, all though resistant at first is making the adjustment.
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Services and Amenities of Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Condos Townhomes
  • Detached Homes

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Heat And Air Conditioning, Gift Shop

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Technology Extra: Emergency Monitoring System, Internet Access

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Dancing, Shopping, Sing Along

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Aid

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 64
  • Respite Care

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Range Of Services Extra: 24 Hour Caring, Incontinence Care, Garbage Disposal

Types of care

  • Dressing And Grooming
  • Bathing And Toileting
  • Exercise
  • Meal Preparation

Training Areas

  • Family Communication

Payment options

  • Credit Card
  • Check


  • State Licenses: 5100216
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About Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

Ideally located on 42 beautiful acres in La Grange Park, Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers the perfect mix of quiet living with all the conveniences you love. Get ready for theater outings, fitness classes, bingo, patio parties and more. You’ve earned it. We offer assisted living and short-term respite care within our Beechwood Manor Assisted Living community.

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