2715 N Cicero Ave Chicago, Illinois, 60639
If you're looking for an affordable option for senior living, look no further than Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park. Our community allows seniors to spend more time pursuing their passions and less time worrying about life's daily challenges. Our established community is designed for active, independent seniors who want to spend their retirement years worrying less.
Senior Lifestyle's Senior Suites are a pioneer in Chicago affordable housing and have been since 1995. There are currently 24 communities in the area. With the cooperation of the city, we offer affordable senior living in a variety of neighborhoods to those individuals 62 years and better.
Those interested in our community can reach out to our team to learn more about affordable senior housing. Potential residents need to apply and qualify for rental rates, which are based on availability and applicant income. We also do not require a security deposit or buy-in fee but just a simple 12-month lease. With the application process in mind, we welcome prospective tenants, families, and friends to visit our community to 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.
Our community is full of active seniors who want to pursue their passions, hobbies, and interests, not mundane tasks of daily living. Our Independent Living lifestyle helps our residents get more done in a setting that they love to call home.
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
• All Utilities Except Phone, Cable and Internet Included
• Daily Up and About Checks
• Emergency Pull Cords
• Electronically monitored check-in system
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.
Who is Right For Memory Care?
For many families and caregivers, making the choice to move a loved one in a Memory Care community can be a difficult process. It's important for families to understand their loved ones specific needs and be able to ensure the chosen community can provide appropriate 24/7 care.
Residents who would most benefit from living in these communities would have a memory or cognitive impairment or have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's. Residents needing 24/7 care due to physical limitations would most likely need Assisted Living or skilled nursing care.
A Snapshot of a Memory Care Resident
• Diagnosed with memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia or Alzheimer's
• Requires 24/7 attentive care in a secure environment
• Would benefit from specialized environment and programming
It's crucial for communities and staff to understand a new resident's abilities and limitations as well as any behavioral or medical history. Families and caregivers should coordinate with their loved one's physician to find the right community and lifestyle.
How to Find a Memory Care Community?
Families and caregivers might wonder, How can I find Memory Care near me for my loved one While specialized Memory Care communities are not as prevalent as Assisted Living options, these communities or adapted services are becoming more common. In addition to finding local recommendations through senior centers and senior advocates, research can start with a simple internet search such as Memory Care communities near me or Alzheimer's communities near me. The result may show you what is or is not available in your area and allow you to start making a list of your options.
About Senior Lifestyle
At Senior Lifestyle, we help seniors create more vibrant lifestyles for themselves by promoting a culture of health, wellness, and engagement. We go the extra mile to support the overall wellbeing of our residents. Our diverse communities offer a range of lifestyle options including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Affordable Housing, and Short-Term Housing.
Each community is unique, and our compassionate staff enriches life for our residents each day. In addition to our wonderful staff, our communities offer a variety of personalized care plans, innovative programming, convenient amenities, and more for our residents. We understand that moving to a new home is an important decision, and we're here to answer your questions about individual communities and Senior Lifestyle in general. Whether you're connecting with us through our community map tool or speaking to a friendly specialist, we invite you to learn more about Senior Lifestyle.
Our Mission and Vision
At Senior Lifestyle, each community is dedicated to creating meaningful days for our residents that encourage wellness and joy. We offer vibrant atmospheres, enriching programming, and compassionate staff. By building better lifestyles, we can focus on establishing a true sense of community by helping our residents, family members, and staff thrive.
Our vision at Senior Lifestyle is to become the trusted leader in senior living services by creating great places to work and great places to live.
How do you make that happen Each team member takes personal responsibility to create actions that allow us to be great. Open communication, listening to different perspectives, developing relationships and trust all help to make SLC a great place to work and live.
Our mission statement shapes how we show up for our roles.
Every day Senior Lifestyle's caring team members purposefully brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with dedication to our core values: HEART Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect and Teamwork.
Our Award-Winning Programs
We believe in promoting a culture of health and wellness for our residents and their loved ones. We are proud to offer award-winning programs that help enrich the lives of our seniors each day.
Walk With Me
Easing the transition into our Memory Care communities, Walk With Me matches your family and loved one living with a dedicated memory loss caregiver who guides your family through the move-in process. We understand that memory issues create more barriers during already difficult transitions. Our caregivers focus on maintaining communication with you while creating trust and reducing anxiety for your loved one. We invite families to discover how Walk With Me can improve their first experiences in a Memory Care community. You can live freely knowing your loved one is in the right place, receiving the quality care they deserve.
Brain Health University
Attend our Brain Health University (BHU) to stay connected and engaged in the wider world around you. We create enjoyable, stimulating programming that will spark your love for learning while helping you to flex your memory and retention skills.
Our comprehensive approach is inspired by popular topics and useful information to keep your attention as it provides helpful knowledge. Some of our courses feature Slang 101 and Brain Nutrition Bingo. After completing all of our engaging courses, you will receive a Brain Health University diploma to show yourself, family, and friends all that you have learned!
In embrace Memory Care, your family can reimagine the possibilities available to seniors living with memory issues, Dementia, or Alzheimer's. Joy is all around in the small moments of our days. This program uses our residents senses and long-term recall to enable bright pockets of connection, choice, and fulfillment. From Essence aromatherapy to Bookmarks reading programs, we do more to create meaningful moments for our residents. We also support family and friend connections through innovative programs that help to make visits to our community more meaningful. Through guided communication and memory recall tools, you can realize new pathways to reaffirming lifetime bonds.
Excellence at Every Level of Care
You can live brighter days full of discovery and fulfillment when receiving your right level of care from Senior Lifestyle. All of our senior living communities start each day by enriching the lives of our residents, family members, and staff. Compassion and care abound in bright atmospheres and comfortable settings, helping you to feel cared for and at home from the first day. We provide the personalized care, superior service, and convenient amenities you expect in our communities. In addition, our innovative programming and vibrant lifestyles make every day full of purpose.
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