Pioneer Gardens

3800 S King Dr

Chicago Illinois 60653

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  • On-Site Medical Staff
  • Chef Prepared Meals
  • Dietary Accommodations
  • Transportation Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Medication Management
  • Security
  • Planned Activities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Multiple Floor Plans
  • Private Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Activity Space
  • Theater Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Walking Paths
  • Free Wi-Fi

Living Types

  • Senior Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • At-Home Care
  • Respite Care


Welcome To Pioneer Gardens

Our Mission
Pioneer Gardens is a community of Choice for our Mother and Fathers, grandmother’s grandfathers, and all who seek a fun-filled, secure, service-oriented, health-conscious senior supportive living.Our goal is to provide a better quality of life for our seniors with dignity & independence.


Pioneer Gardens (opened April, 2006) represents the culmination of a three and half year quest on the part of the South Park Baptist Church at 3722 South King Drive, Chicago, to fill a critical, affordable housing gap in Senior Housing that has developed in our community. In observing the elderly age in place in Pioneer Village, our independent living facility, there was a need for an affordable housing alternative that would provide vital supportive services to allow seniors to retain independence in their living and not be faced with moving to a nursing home.

Consistent with the Church’s Outreach Ministry and now a central part of that ministry, Pioneer Gardens meets and exceeds this identified need. We therefore, welcome all to come, experience and take advantage of this exciting housing alternative, which is indeed the “Miracle on 38th Street.

Pioneer Gardens Affordable Supportive Living is what we call “A Miracle on 38th Street” located in the heart of the Bronzeville Community at 3800 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. This 8-story building offers a community setting for mature adults age 65 and older needing some assistance with daily living activities.

Pioneer Gardens Supportive Living meets the need for affordable housing and support services for seniors. Supportive Living allows residents a chance to live independently and self-sufficient for as long as possible. Each resident may vary in his or her needs for supportive services. One may require help with meals, housekeeping for doing laundry. Others may need reminders to take their medication or benefit from help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing and grooming. All residents must be able to participate in their care and may not have health needs that require 24-hour skilled nursing care. Pioneer Gardens offers each person a private apartment rather than a shared private or semi-private room found in nursing homes. Supportive Living is the alternative for the nursing home setting.

We offer spacious studio and one bedroom apartments that you furnish and decorate according to your personal taste. In addition, one will receive three meals a day plus snacks, weekly housekeeping and laundry, social, and educational activities at Pioneer Gardens Supportive Living Facility. Residents also enjoy the convenience of various on-site amenities such as beauty/barber salon, community store and physical therapy center.

Residents at Pioneer Gardens benefit emotionally from living in a community among peers where daily opportunities for socialization exist. We are proud to offer residents and their loved ones, the reassurance of knowing that the staff of Pioneer Gardens cares and loves them and are true professionals.

Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

About Supportive Living

What Is Supportive Living?

A sensible solution to the growing need for affordable housing with services
Available to seniors aged 65 and older
Combines apartment-style housing with personal care, support services and opportunities for socialization
Administered through the Illinois Department of Healthcare andFamily Services (IDHFS)

Supportive Living Offers…

Apartment homes
An optional financial assistance program
Rates that are typically lower than assisted living
Services including:
Three meals a day
Social, educational and wellness activities
Help with bathing, dressing and medications
Scheduled transportation
Access to various on-site amenities

Who Qualifies For Supportive Living?

Illinois’ Supportive Living program is open to any resident who:

Undergoes pre-admission screening.
Is without diagnosis of development disability or serious and persistent mental illness
Has had a negative TB test
Does not participate in another federal home or community-based waiver program

A Supportive Living Resident’s Profile…

Supportive living residents are typically 65 or older
All must be able to participate in their own care
Their health needs do not require 24-hour care
Their needs for support services vary:
Some may require help with meals and housekeeping
Others need medication assistance or help with daily activities
Some benefit from the social and wellness aspects
Or any combination thereof

Supportive Living Vs. Assisted Living…

They both offer similar services
Assisted living tends to be more costly
Assisted living does not accept payment from Medicaid
Assisted living residents generally must leave if they cannot pay
Supportive Living residents who qualify have access to Medicaid benefits
Supportive Living residents who qualify can stay in Supportive Living without worry about payment

Supportive Living Vs. Nursing Home

Supportive Living residents do not require 24-hour nursing care
Supportive Living residences are apartments, not private or semi-private rooms
Supportive Living typically provides a more residential and independent lifestyle than a nursing home

To Become A Resident Of Pioneer Gardens…

Discuss individual needs with the Sales & Marketing team of Pioneer Gardens
Visit with the staff
Tour the facility
Review service

Apartments Include:

Balconies in most apartments
Stove, Refrigerator & Microwave in each unit
Full bathroom with walk in Shower
Individually controlled thermostat
Emergency call-buttons in bathroom and common living area
Free COMCAST Service ( Basic Cable TV)
Reasonably-priced telephone service ( Free Installation)

Personal Services

Two Staff Licensed Practical Nurses
24- Hour Certified Nursing Assistants
Doctor’s exam room available for visits by doctors and other medical professionals
Medications reminders
Weekly housekeeping & laundry assistance
Fine dining room which leads out to a patio surrounding the building
Assistance with schedule transportation needs
Three meals daily and snacks

Community Amenities

Barber & Beauty Shop
Nail Technician
24 Hour Security
Patio & Circular Exercise Path that wraps around the building
Private Room to Schedule Private Parties
Ongoing Fun Activities Inside and Outside the Facility


Fun Activities Programs
Religious Services
Health & Fitness Seminars
On site physical, speech and occupational therapists
On site exercise professional – twice monthly

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