Supportive Living provides a highly satisfactory, sensible & cost-effective solution to the growing need for affordable residential living and support service options for senior citizens and persons with disabilities who are in need.
Established in 2001 and administered through the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, the Supportive Living Program combines apartment style living with personal care and other services that are covered by the State's Medicaid program.
Thanks to this unique State program, Supportive Living residents can live affordably & independently in an environment where personal choice, dignity, privacy & individuality are honored and emphasized.
Supportive Living Residents vary in their needs for support services.
Some may require help with meals, housekeeping or doing laundry. Others may need reminders to take their medications or appreciate help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing & grooming.
All Supportive Living residents must be able to participate in their care & do not have health needs that require skilled, 24-hour nursing care.
Supportive Living is intended for individuals who cannot live completely independently at home or in a retirement community, but don't have the medical/health needs that would warrant 24 hour skilled nursing care typically found in a nursing home.
Our residents are highly independent in many areas but may need assistance with certain tasks or activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, grooming).
Supportive Living offers apartments, with a kitchenette, refrigerator & microwave, that residents can furnish & decorate according to their own personal taste.
Residents have access to services including 3 meals a day, housekeeping, social, educational & wellness activities, help with bathing & dressing, medication reminder & scheduled transportation.
Supportive Living residents also enjoy the convenience of various on-site amenities such as beauty & barber salons and community dining rooms.
In addition, residents who qualify are offered a Medicaid funded financial assistance program that makes the cost of these assisted living-type services affordable to those with limited means.
Beyond the tangible aspects of offering shelter & services, Supportive Living offers residents an opportunity to act independently & preserve their autonomy as much as possible.
In addition, Supportive Living residents benefit from a sense of community & feeling of camaraderie that living among peers and having the option to socialize on a regular basis offers.
Supportive Living also offers residents & their loved ones the peace of mind that comes with knowing that a helping hand is available should they need it.