Thorek Memorial Hospital and Retirement Home

4950 N Ashland Ave Chicago, Illinois, 60640

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(773) 989-1501

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Type of Senior Living

  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Respite / Short-Term Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • At-Home Care
  • Skilled Nursing / Long Term Care


Bethany Retirement Community is the best-kept secret for retirement living in Chicago

About Our Retirement Community

Welcome to Bethany Retirement Community

With our beautiful setting, traditional furnishings, lovely courtyard gardens, and comprehensive services, many of our families have told us we are Chicago's best-kept secret.

Bethany Retirement Community is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods of Chicago. Celebrating over 125 years of service, our Called to Care mission traces back to the Methodist church; today, we are home to a variety of faith traditions.

Bethany is licensed as a long term sheltered care facility and offers:

* 24-hour security and nursing presence
* on-site social services
* 3 nutritious meals per day
* A convenient location next to Methodist Hospital of Chicago, offering our residents a safety net of round-the-clock medical care when necessary.

Our Community Provides Active Living for Older Adults

Residents of our community enjoy their senior years in different ways that support their individuality and independence. We do this through a robust activities program, as well as supportive services as they are needed. Weekly activities include:

* Scheduled movies
* Card parties
* Bingo
* Non-denominational worship services
* Exercise classes
* Guest entertainers and activity programs that offer diverse opportunities for participation
* Personal fulfillment and spiritual nurture

What's more, we offer scheduled trips to Chicago's famous shopping and events our residents never have to miss a thing!

Our Beautiful Heritage Garden

We also take pride in our beautiful Heritage Garden featuring scenic landscaping, walking paths, and a charming fountain. Minutes away from the stunning Lake Michigan shoreline, we hope that you'll visit us soon and discover Chicago's best-kept secret in retirement living!

Our Rewarding and Supportive Services

Celebrating over 125 years of service, our non-profit community offers an active and rewarding lifestyle to older adults of all faiths, with the peace of mind of supportive services as they are needed. Our ideal location in Chicago's thriving Andersonville/Ravenswood neighborhood only steps away from shops, restaurants, and transportation. Cherish your independence and live maintenance-free at Bethany Retirement Community!

Services and amenities include:

* 3 delicious meals daily (special diets accommodated)
* 24-hour security with security checks
* Housekeeping
* Beauty & barbershop
* 24-hour licensed nursing care
* Emergency call system in each apartment
* Convenient self-serve laundry facilities
* Scheduled transportation
* Diverse activities & outings
* Safety deposit boxes
* Worship services
* Shuttle service to shopping & events
* Movies, card parties & bingo
* Monthly socials with entertainment
* Coffee shop & cafe
* Exercise classes
* Parlor with piano & organ
* Outdoor park
* Arts & crafts studio
* Library with internet access

Responding to the Needs of Our Residents

Bethany Retirement Community has been responding to the needs of residents for more than 125 years. Those with memory impairment can fall into patterns of withdrawal and isolation, which can lead to further cognitive decline.

This is compounded when the resident encounters further limitations such as mobility and hearing impairment. Our innovative memory care programming facilitates engagement and provides the highest quality of life for residents with early to middle-stage dementia-related illness.

Program Details

Our memory support program offers 2 distinct groups in order to tailor daily activities to the needs of all residents: The Savvy Circle and Memory Keepers. Both memory groups offer:

* Brain-stimulating endeavors & discussions
* Music therapy
* Current events discussions
* Art therapy
* Reminiscence
* Storytelling
* Creative movement & exercise
* Pet therapy

The Social Element

Programs place a strong emphasis on the social element that has been shown to be the most effective brain exercise of all! Activities emphasize the building of supportive relationships that become even more essential as memory loss progresses.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: All memory care residents also participate in the regular daily activities enjoyed by both independent and assisted living residents. This can include live entertainment, special classes, and community events!

Highly Trained Staff: All Bethany memory care programs are led by experienced therapists with advanced training in art, music, exercise, and relational therapies. Our memory support staff communicates regularly with residents' families, nursing, and activities for optimal resident care.

Our Vibrant Apartments

Our vibrant Andersonville/Ravenswood community offers apartment homes ranging in size from luxury studio to large 1-bedroom. Each residence features:

* Kitchenettes
* Updated flooring
* Window treatments
* Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
* Spacious closets
* Walk-in shower or bathtub

We Cover Every Aspect of Our Residents Wellness

At Bethany Retirement we cover physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Exercise in the fitness center, enjoy yoga and Qi-Gong or go for a morning stroll in our beautiful Heritage Garden. You can be as busy or relaxed as you choose.

When it comes to active retirement living, our community doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why promoting individual choice is such an important factor. With your interests always in mind, we offer widespread opportunities designed just for you.

A mere sampling of the programs that Bethany Retirement Community has to offer:

* Community Outings
* Cultural and Educational Lectures
* Fitness Classes
* Card and Game Clubs
* Live Musical and Theatrical Performances
* Services for a Variety of Faiths
* Workshops and Art Classes
* Social Mixers and Themed Events

Room Amenities
Multiple Floor Plans
Private Rooms
Meals & Dining
Professional Chef
Dietary Accommodations
Property Amenities
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Transportation Services
  • Medication Management
  • Walking Paths
  • Fitness Center
  • Gathering / Activity Spaces
Social Activities



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