Bethany Retirement Community

4950 North Ashland Avenue Chicago IL 60640

866-465-5993

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Description of Bethany Retirement Community located in Chicago, Illinois

At Bethany Retirement Community, we have a myriad of community amenities. Regularly scheduled off-site adventures and day trips are very popular with our residents. Dogs and cats are welcome in resident quarters. Our facility is conveniently located nearby public transit. We offer free wi-fi. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to occupants. We love to entertain visiting company, meals included. Dining options include restaurant-style dining and private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors. We offer specified dining options such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time activities director. Included in our exercise curriculum are Qi Gong, a combination of meditation and physical health activities that has many health benefits for seniors, chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and stretching classes. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents may participate in community service programs. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities roster includes trivia nights and dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds is comprised of an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a computer room, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, a movie room, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, and a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties.

Location Attributes at Bethany Retirement Community

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident rooms featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Units featuring full bathtubs are available.

Featured Services at Bethany Retirement Community

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well.

Religious Services

We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic and Protestant religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. We have a Nurse Practitioner on staff who serves as a Medical Director, responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site home care to our residents to ensure all healthcare needs are engaged. A visiting optometrist is available to provide comprehensive eye care. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, insulin injections, and medication administration. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 35 lbs. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours.

Find your home at Bethany Retirement Community

Community Certifications

The building was built in 1957. Our community is home to residents age 55 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Bethany Retirement Community

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Bethany Retirement Community

3.9 of 5 Average rating
30 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(15) A Place For Mom
(15) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Good activities

    Good social programs with several activities and outings- definitely the highlight. Residents complain about food (processed/pre made.) but this is improving gradually. Residents are nice and tend to welcome diversity. Nice facility. Look for increases in rent/care costs over your original quote. Our fees increased nearly 50% over the first two years.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Good activities

    Good social programs with several activities and outings- definitely the highlight. Residents complain about food (processed/pre made.) but this is improving gradually. Residents are nice and tend to welcome diversity. Nice facility. Look for increases in rent/care costs over your original quote. Our fees increased nearly 50% over the first two years.

  • Good community for my dad

    I moved our father in about 5 months ago. He likes the food a lot and the variety they have. We both think the staff are respectful, caring and really try to meet my fathers needs where needed. My father needs a little bit of support with his memory. He currently really likes the memory care staff and classes he takes. I like how Bethany offers a variety of activities for the residents. The staff are diverse. One thing that would be good to offer are excercise classes. And Overall it’s hard to find a place with residents of diverse backgrounds. But overall my father feels really good about Bethany.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Good community for my dad

    I moved our father in about 5 months ago. He likes the food a lot and the variety they have. We both think the staff are respectful, caring and really try to meet my fathers needs where needed. My father needs a little bit of support with his memory. He currently really likes the memory care staff and classes he takes. I like how Bethany offers a variety of activities for the residents. The staff are diverse. One thing that would be good to offer are excercise classes. And Overall it’s hard to find a place with residents of diverse backgrounds. But overall my father feels really good about Bethany.

  • Great Active Community!!!

    I have been a resident here for almost a month. I moved here because a neighbor of mine moved here and said great things about it. There are so many things to do! It would be hard to just sit in your apartment....nor would you want to. There are plenty of activities and outings and the staff and residents are wonderful and fun. The food is delicious and the gardens are beautiful! I would encourage everyone to give Bethany Retirement Community a try!

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Great Active Community!!!

    I have been a resident here for almost a month. I moved here because a neighbor of mine moved here and said great things about it. There are so many things to do! It would be hard to just sit in your apartment....nor would you want to. There are plenty of activities and outings and the staff and residents are wonderful and fun. The food is delicious and the gardens are beautiful! I would encourage everyone to give Bethany Retirement Community a try!

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Community Details at Bethany Retirement Community

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    • Bethany Retirement Community Amenities

      • Activities Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Activities Onsite
      • Meals Provided
      • Devotional Services Offsite

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Bethany Retirement Community

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      • Assisted Living
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      • Memory Care
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