- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
With spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the dramatic Chicago skyline, the independent and assisted living residents at Brookdale Lake Shore Drive enjoy quality care in a laid-back atmosphere that gives them the freedom to pursue their most beloved hobbies and interests. Because we’re here to shoulder the burdens of things like cooking, cleaning and maintaining the property, you can enjoy luxurious retirement living amidst one of the nation’s most active and vibrant cities.
Whether you want to explore the diverse range of arts and culture offerings in the city or you prefer to stay inside, you will have everything you need right at your fingertips. Our fun-filled events calendar, fine dining and resort-style amenities mean you don’t ever have to leave home to enjoy a full and rich retirement. The best part is knowing that our on-campus care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you never have to worry about accidents or emergencies.
Levels of Care
Forget the cliche stories you’ve heard about seniors sitting around falling asleep to sit-com reruns. When you move into a Brookdale assisted living community, you can enjoy a life rich in quality care, genuine friendships and fun activities.
From quality dining to assistance with personal grooming and managing medication, our assisted living communities give you the chance to make the most of your golden years. We welcome and encourage new residents to get involved with activities, which change daily. You’ll also have more time to pursue your passions because we handle the mundane chores, like housekeeping and laundry.
Many of our campuses are conveniently located near restaurants, parks, shopping, hospitals, places of worship and more. Most campuses even offer transportation services so you can enjoy the perfect combination of quality care and independence.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is designed for seniors who need a little more day-to-day assistance than residents in independent living. These communities often have programs and team members in place who can provide support with everything from assistance with daily living and basic care to recreational activities and transportation.
How Much Does It Cost?
Because every community and every senior is a little different, the price can vary depending on factors like the apartment style you choose and how much help you need throughout the day. That’s why we work together before you arrive to create a custom service plan that meets your specific needs. The best part is that you only pay for the services you need, which means you’re likely to find something that fits your needs — and your budget.
You can learn more about how we determine the cost of care
and see an average price range on our Assisted Living Cost page.
When Is It Time for Assisted Living?
With their custom service plans, excellent amenities, and opportunities to meet new and interesting people, assisted living communities sound pretty great. Some locations even have general stores, fitness centers, and on-campus beauty and barber shops.
But how do you know when the time is right?
Everyone’s situation is different, but there are a few things you can think through if you’re considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one.
What Is Life Like at an Assisted Living Community?
Each resident has their own unique passions, hobbies and interests, so life at an assisted living community looks a little different for each person.
You might want to start your day off with a yoga class before meeting your friends for a delicious breakfast in the dining room. From there, you could attend a painting workshop or tend to your favorite plants in the garden before playing a lively round of Wii bowling or going on an excursion to a local restaurant or boutique.
No matter how you want to enjoy your golden years, we will be here to handle things like cooking, cleaning and laundry so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
Do you want to enjoy everything retirement has to offer without the hassle of things like mowing the lawn, cooking every meal and cleaning the house?
As an independent living resident, you can let someone else handle the chores so you can do more of what you love. Maybe you want to spend more time on arts and crafts, learn how to play a musical instrument or attend morning yoga classes. Or you might want to join a book club, meet your friends for a resident social or go on excursions to local museums.
No matter how you want to spend your days, independent living gives you the chance to redefine what it means to be independent while enjoying an active lifestyle and pursuing your passions.
What is Independent Living?
Independent Living communities are perfect for seniors who are looking to make the most of their retirement experience but who can provide for their own needs, including activities of daily living. These communities provide a wonderful place to call home. Many of our communities are pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend. You’ll get to enjoy on-site activities, off-site excursions, amenities such as a salon, fitness center, concierge service, and so much more!
Learn more about what it means to be an independent living resident.
How Much Does It Cost?
Choosing the right independent living community is important. But as you begin exploring your options, you may find yourself wondering, “How much does independent living cost?” It’s a good question, and you should definitely consider your budget as you begin to explore the communities in your area. But keep in mind that prices vary depending on things like geographical location, apartment size and available amenities.
Is Independent Living Right for Me?
Do you want to enjoy life without the burden of home upkeep and lawn maintenance? Do you wish you could spend more time doing the things you love? Do you like surrounding yourself with people who share your passions and interests?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a good chance you’ll thrive in an independent living community. You can still enjoy all the freedom and independence you want, but the hassles of ordinary life are no longer your responsibility.
There’s no better time than right now.
What Is Life Like at an Independent Living Community?
Every day at an independent living community is different.
Because you’re the one in charge of your time.
If you want to fill your day with energy and activity, you can sign up for physical fitness classes, compete in lively board game tournaments, go on excursions to local attractions, attend an educational workshop or join an on-campus club.
If you would rather enjoy a slow and leisurely day, you can savor a warm cup of coffee in your private apartment before meeting your friends for a delicious breakfast in the dining room. You can tend to your favorite plants in the garden, read a few chapters of the latest bestseller and get your hair done at the on-campus salon. And since most of our communities are pet-friendly, your favorite furry friend can tag along!
No matter how you choose to enjoy your retirement, independent living gives you the freedom to do more of the things you love. And because the staff tends to the household chores, you don’t have to waste another minute on things like cooking, cleaning and folding laundry.
Life at an Independent Living Community
Find the Right Independent Living Community
Moving to an independent living community could be the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. Maybe you want to find a new zip code to call home, or maybe you want to live closer to your kids and grandchildren. No matter what part of the country you’re interested in, there’s probably a Brookdale community nearby.
Good Times With Good Company
Retirement should be one of the most rewarding seasons of your life. After all, you’ve put in your time over the last several decades. Now is your chance to sit back and let someone else take handle the responsibilities so you can savor the golden years in peace.
Daily events and programs offer you endless opportunities to rekindle former interests, pursue new hobbies with youthful curiosity and engage with your fellow neighbors as you pursue a life worth living. Enjoy themed parties and celebrations in the common room, explore novels old and new in the library, or enjoy the cool morning air as you tend to your beloved plants in the raised garden bed. No matter how you want to spend your days, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’ll never run out of fun things to do and good company to enjoy.
Designed For You
From our updated wellness and fitness center designed to keep you strong and healthy to the beautiful lounge with an inviting fireplace, everything about Brookdale Lake Shore Drive was designed from the ground up to make you feel at home in your surroundings.
Whether you want to spend your days in the great outdoors amidst the beautifully landscaped grounds, linger in the cozy bistro with a warm cup of coffee and the company of a dear new friend, or savor a morning exercise class in the fitness center, you can enjoy everything the community has to offer without sacrificing any of the familiar and elegant comforts of home.
24 Hour Security System
Courtyard and Garden
Private Dining Room
Arts & Crafts Studio
Fireside Living Room
Community Room (Rental Space)
From 510 sq. ft. panoramic studios to spacious 1,100 sq. ft. two-bedroom apartments, your private retreat can be as large or small as you want it to be. No matter which floor plan you choose, you can rest assured that each residence is designed to feel and function like a home with abundant natural light, wall-to-wall carpet and ample storage space for your treasured family heirlooms and keepsakes.
Quality Care You Can Count On
Whether you join our independent or assisted living community, you can expect to receive quality care—on your own terms. Our personalized care plans offer many benefits, including the opportunity for you to choose how much assistance you want and when you want it. You also get financial peace of mind knowing you’re only paying for the services you actually need instead of a standard list that applies to everyone.
Regardless of the services you want, you can say goodbye to your worries and fears because our care team is available on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need a little extra help throughout the day, or in the event of an emergency, we’re always here to help.