335 N Menard Ave Chicago, Illinois, 60644
Our community offers the relaxed senior lifestyle you deserve in a warm, welcoming neighborhood. We are happy to provide the finest affordable care options for seniors living in or around Chicago, Illinois. We pride ourselves on achieving the best service-oriented care for residents and their loved ones.
Senior Lifestyle's Senior Suites has been a pioneer in Chicago's affordable living space since 1995. We provide housing and enrichment for those 62 years and better. We now maintain 24 communities in the greater Chicago area.
Those interested in our community can reach out to our team to learn more about affordable senior housing. Our plans are based around an affordable and simple 12-month lease for each senior. Potential residents need to apply and qualify for rental rates, which are based on availability and applicant income. With the application process in mind, we welcome anyone considering our community, including prospective tenants, families, and friends to visit and learn more.
If you're not ready to make the move to our affordable community just yet, we encourage you to join our waiting list to get the best rates when you're ready.
A more meaningful lifestyle starts at Senior Suites of Austin! Our Independent Living enables seniors to spend their days as they choose with added assistance from our highly trained staff. Our professional team helps with transportation and planned social activities. We also provide on-site support in our community 24/7, ensuring that you are in good hands.
Affordable Senior Living
Our Independent Living lifestyle offers a vibrant atmosphere with opportunities to pursue your passions, make social connections, and embrace interests you've never had time to explore. Enjoy a quality of lifestyle in warm and welcoming community.
• Monthly Housekeeping
• Weekly Grocery Transportation
• Utilities Included (except phone, cable, and internet)
• Daily Up and About Checks
• Emergency Pull Cords
• Electronically monitored check-in system
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living helps seniors live each day to the fullest with professional daily assistance, tailored to their specific health or personal care needs. Assisted Living communities offer service and care options such as housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene, medication management, transportation, and more. Families and their loved ones will find Assisted Living communities are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, but also understand the personal value of maintaining independence and choice. Many Assisted Living options offer upscale amenities, engaging events, and diverse programming for residents to enjoy. In fact, today's families and seniors can expect a bright, fulfilling lifestyle and have a variety of senior living apartments, communities, and properties to choose from in order to find just the right fit.
The Assisted Living Experience
Today's seniors can expect an active, vibrant lifestyle in their Assisted Living community with the events and activities tailored to their preferences and abilities. While you will still find opportunities to play perennial favorites like bingo and bridge, the communities of today truly think outside the box when creating ambiances and programming for their residents.
Our Assisted Living communities place a priority on enjoyment and relaxation. Many include well-manicured outdoor spaces with lush surroundings and daily opportunities to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Inside, spacious community rooms are designed for socialization with plenty of cozy nooks and niches for those wanting a little rest and relaxation for the day. These vibrant atmospheres are complemented by a wide array of planned social events, activities, and education opportunities. Everything is perfectly catered and adapted to residents to create days full of enjoyment.
More Enjoyment Every Day
At Senior Lifestyle, our Assisted Living communities place a high-priority on the daily enjoyment of their residents. They provide daily programming and unique activities for seniors that make each day brighter. From card games and crafts to cooking activities, community gardening, and daily trivia, there is always a way for residents to join in.
Learning and Discovery
There are many ways for today's active seniors to expand their world from inside their communities. Art and education classes have become a staple on monthly calendars, along with seminars on topics such as historical figures and wellness. Book, poetry, and writing clubs have also become popular, providing another way for seniors to grow and express themselves in the new community.
Active and On-the-Go
Staying active can keep seniors enjoying the hobbies and lifestyle they love, longer. Physical activities for seniors in Assisted Living have become an important part of the daily routine. From walking clubs, tai chi, and water aerobics to adapted exercises such as balance classes and chair yoga, seniors of all ability levels can find a structured exercise class or activity that keeps them healthy and on the go.
Friends and Fun
Part of the appeal of Assisted Living is that it provides a natural, comfortable setting to meet other seniors and build friendships. Communities focus on planning social events that encourage interaction including happy hours, movie nights, and trips to local eateries, making it simple to make connections and form friendships.
Places for Pets
Pets can be an important source of love and companionship for seniors. Today's senior living communities understand that connection and welcome these special friends. Many events and activities are pet-friendly too, making it easy for pets to feel equally at home and at ease in the community from the start.
The main feature of Assisted Living communities is the availability of personal care services from a team of professionals, including a nursing staff. While the breadth of these services varies from community to community, they are often able to assist residents with daily personal care such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication reminders, and daily health checks.
Housekeeping and Laundry
Residents living in Assisted Living can worry less about household chores such as dusting, vacuuming, and laundry. Assisted Living communities and their professional staff provide services like daily tidying-up, weekly housekeeping, laundry, and linen services to make each day easier.
Assisted Living communities often provide three daily meals to their residents, eliminating the time and effort of grocery shopping, meal prep, and dirty dishes for seniors living in their community. Restaurant-style service has become the standard in senior living, offering residents a variety of meals that cater to personal taste preferences and nutritional needs from a professional staff.
Assisted Living communities provide individual and group transportation to help their residents safely complete their errands, attend appointments, or get out and about for shopping and fun. Residents can ride safely with a professional driver and receive any needed assistance while at their destination.
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care communities tailor their environment, programming, and personal care to people living with dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis. These communities provide a safe, secure, and calming atmosphere that helps residents feel more comfortable and at ease. A team of professional nursing staff are trained in the cognitive, behavioral, and physical symptoms that often accompany dementia. This helps them adapt their care and interactions to create a helpful and restful home for residents. Memory Care communities have security measures such as enclosed outdoor spaces and secure entries and exits to safeguard against wandering. Families can feel confident knowing their loved one is being cared for in a conscientious community built specifically to cater to their needs.
The Memory Care Experience
At Senior Lifestyle, our modern Memory Care communities focus on making each day more vibrant for their residents, no matter their current abilities and cognition. Our Memory Care communities create atmospheres that allow residents and their families to live with confidence, knowing they are well-cared for, safe, and secure.
Environment and Atmosphere
Residents living with memory impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer's thrive best in calm atmospheres and familiar settings that minimize distraction and confusion. Our Memory Care communities provide this type of atmosphere inside and out, with beautiful, enclosed outdoor spaces. Families can feel more confident because their loved one is surrounded by 24/7 attentive care, security systems, and alarmed community entrances and exits.
Memory Care communities tailor their social interactions, daily programs, and stimulating activities to fit with the abilities of their Memory Care residents. These changes can include adaptation for sound and distraction, calming activities, and gentle encouragement. Many communities provide programming that encourages brain health and socialization centered around long-term recall.
embrace Memory Care
Senior Lifestyle has created embrace Memory Care to help residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's find more joy and connection in their lives. This program is based on the latest memory research and engages residents by creating moments that stimulate the senses and call on engrained activities to encourage interaction with the world around them. This program takes personalized care one step further by forming daily rhythms for residents that allow more choice and independence in their days, such as choosing activities and menu items through visual cues. Finally, embrace Memory Care supports family members and friends in creating more meaning and connection in their visits through innovative programs and guided interactions.
Memory Care Services
Memory Care communities provide all the services and amenities offered in other senior lifestyles but adapt their approach to service to help those living with dementia and Alzheimer's feel more safe and secure. Professionally-trained staff members provide daily activities to create a more fulfilling lifestyle for their residents, while clinical and nursing teams ensure residents personal care, nutritional, and medical needs are being met.
Seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's often need help completing the activities of daily living, including dressing and personal hygiene. While families often wrestle with the question of when to move from Assisted Living to Memory Care, in the early stages of adapted Memory Care, a caregiver may only provide gentle reminders or cues to help residents complete a task, maintaining independence longer. In later stages, help can be adapted to include full daily assistance to help residents prepare for their day. Memory Care communities should tailor personal care plans to the individual, addressing their care needs at each stage of progression.
Cleaning and Laundry
For many seniors, not just those with dementia, household chores often become more difficult as they age. Memory Care communities take these daily to-dos off their residents lists and provide services such as daily tidying-up, weekly housekeeping, laundry services, and more. These services create a manageable lifestyle, leaving more time for relaxation and enjoyment.
Meals and Nutrition
Many family caregivers struggle with getting their loved ones to eat a balanced diet. In Memory Care communities, our staff communicates with the residents and family members to understand their taste preferences, nutritional needs, and medical limitations. The communities can provide tailored diets, pureed meals, and meal assistance to ensure residents are getting the nutrition they need.
While dementia and Alzheimer's can often change relationships, many residents still find comfort and companionship with their beloved pets. Many Memory Care communities embrace these relationships and provide pet-friendly apartments and spaces where owners and furry-friends can enjoy their days together.
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