Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

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About the community Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

Experience a vibrant social life and never-ending activities in a swanky, stylish and well-kept 1920’s hotel turned senior apartments. We are just booming with history and sophistication at Oak Park Arms senior living in Oak Park, Illinois. From parties and dances in our elegant ballroom to theatrical performances and social clubs, you will never miss out on life here. Exciting lifestyles meet assisted living and adult day services at Oak Park Arms, with professional staff always available to those who require a little more help with their day to day. Independent living apartments are also available, so you can live as independent as you want. Your pets are welcome too! Contact a senior living advisor at A Place for Mom to join our landmark community today!

Community Services

Caring and certified staff is available around the clock for any immediate needs of residents. Personal care plans are tailored to fit your personal and medical needs and are overseen by registered nurses and visiting doctors. Two, visiting doctors are on-site twice a week to tend to the medical care needs of residents. Three meals a day plus snacks are served in our regal “Georgian Room” restaurant featuring a full menu designed by a...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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.

Amenities at Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Kitchenette

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Services

Beautician
Grocery shopping and errands
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken

Polish
Spanish
American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Ballroom
Billiards lounge
Fitness center

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews for Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

4.2

(25 reviews)

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4.4

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4.0

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4.2

Value for cost

4.3

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5.0
April 16, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

This was my favorite place, it was nice, welcoming, a good location and accomodating to the individual needs. [name removed] offered much in the price, my only setback again was my income.


5.0
January 22, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Great place!

Our special friend lived at The Arms, first in independent living and then in assisted living. Her care was excellent in both parts of the facility. It seemed to us that the staff--top to bottom--had a special place in their hearts for her, and I know other families who felt the same. They must all have big hearts! The assisted living staff was especially caring and lovely, and I know our friend was often trying and difficult as she declined before passing away. They were saints!!


5.0
January 16, 2019
Kimberly A Davis - Loved one of resident/client
Happy Mom

[Name removed] and her team were amazing and responsive during the touring and decision making process. My mom loves her apartment and I love the daily courtesy checks...I live on the other side of the country and I feel at ease knowing the staff at Oak Park Arms is there for her if needed


5.0
November 12, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Good for not only mom

My 80-year-old sister fell and hit her head. She then had short term memory loss and could not live by herself. Oak Park Arms was recommended, and she is very happy there and so am I. She is still in her neighborhood and has friends there that she can see often. Also her doctor is there so it was a great fit for her. She gets everything taken care of, from 3 meals a day to room cleaning. I am very happy with this choice and would recommend it.


3.0
April 28, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

We were warmly welcomed by [Name removed] at this clean, historic hotel reconfigured for senior living. It is architecturally interesting, well located, and has an outstanding calendar of activities for the residents. We, however, were not comfortable using the stair lifts which we found complicated to operate and loud.


4.0
December 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Clean Community, Wonderful Activities

Overall, I feel that our experience with Oak Park Arms has been very good. Communication between staff seems a bit lacking at times, but overall, they are excellent people. I appreciate that the community is kept very clean, and that there is a full schedule of activities going on to keep everyone busy. I would recommend Oak Park to others.


5.0
September 29, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
As Good As Can Be

Everything is going well for my parents. My mother-in-law is doing well and right now it's a day by day experience for us. I'm there almost everyday and I get to talk with the staff and they give me any updates. The community itself is really, really nice and clean.


5.0
August 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review

We toured this community for my wife and me to move into for a nice. The staff was nice and we like the list of meals that are available. We wanted a bigger community. I feel that others might like what is offered. A tour is recommended for the options for a new place to live


5.0
August 16, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
My new home

I am happy that I moved into this great community. The staff is helpful and the community is clean. I am happy that I can cook for myself and that they have activities that I do enjoy. I like having family nearby. I would recommend others to this community for a great place to call home for a good value.


4.5
May 18, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A great place

Dad is doing pretty good since moving into Oak Park. The staff are great. They check on him often, assist him and they work with us. They seem to really care about the residents. He enjoys the foods. The community is clean and they clean his apartment. They do his laundry and linens. They offer a ton of activities and he has started to participate in a few of them. This community is around the corner from the hospital and I would recommend it.


3.0
March 31, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Lovely staff but the age of the building is hard to ignore

Oak Park had a very nice staff and they were friendly during our tour. I didn't like that it was an older building with dark, long hallways. It was clean but the building needs to be updated or rebuilt.


1.5
September 10, 2016
Mary D - Loved one of resident/client
Beware of the Lease

Be careful before signing the lease. The management has you sign an addendum about medical care. If it is so important, put it in the lease. They conveniently left it out of the docs they copied for me, so I was operating without all the pertinent documents for six months. If you or your loved one have a medical emergency that requires you to leave Oak Park Arms, they will charge you for two more months of rent. It doesn't matter that they can't provide adequate care, or if you have three medical professionals and all the 24/7 caregivers they required, who say the facility is not adequate for needed care. They even had the audacity to say that if my mother had died, they wouldn't have required the two extra months rent. I would have been better off under the lease, if my mother had DIED, in other words. Furthermore, they will keep your security deposit without giving any itemized receipts of damage caused. They refused to return the deposit based on their guestimates of damage, and refused to work with the renter's insurance agent. Lastly, they were unjustly enriched, because they rented the apartment while collecting rent from my mother. They are nothing but moneygrubbers, always looking out for ways to get more from the tenants. They now require renters to do an automatic account withdrawal to get their rent more quickly and without the renter having control. This review is about the management staff, not the people who actually do the work. They were very nice, sensitive people.


4.5
March 9, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Highly professional staff at Oak Park Arms

This an older facility with an unexpected high level of maintenance and service. From the front desk and to the professional service staff to housekeeping staff, our family was warmly welcomed by people who bothered to remember our names. My sister was in immediate need of an opening. The staff worked diligently with other social services to assure that she was transferred with most of her needs met or planned for. Thank you to Oak Park Arms.


2.0
December 3, 2015
TM

My mother was at the Oak Park Arms for over a year. Having lived in that area for a major part of her life she was very excited to be able to go in that facility that she felt she was familiar with. She was in a beautiful nursing home in the western suburbs but wanted to transfer here. When she first got there the staff was friendly, but over time my mother would complain about a couple of the staffers that were rude and mean to her. There were times she would be in tears. My family originally dealt with a manager there but shortly thereafter, we found out she was fired because of internal office politics and after that we were forced to deal with a very rude manager. My mother became ill and needed more care in which she was transferred to another nursing home. My mother was at Oak Park arms for one day of a month before she was rushed to the hospital and Oak park arms demanded the full month payment. Not to mention even after the month was paid we needed to move her things out and they were trying to rush us. I let them know we had 30 days left to move. My family also paid an extra month prior to knowing my mother would have to move, and even after my mother passed away it took us over six months to get a refund. It took several calls and letters to finally receive the money that was owed her family. We felt it was very unfair for this nursing home to sit on money needed to pay for many things for my mother and the length of time it took to get the refund was ridiculous. I realize nursing homes are a business but my family and I felt this one was all about the money.


4.5
October 23, 2015
ClaraSue
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Ruby's Respite Residence

My mother was well pleased with her stay at Oak Park Arms. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Plan to use their services again in the near future


5.0
August 21, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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a lot of activities

Oak Park Arms Retirement Community has a lot of activities and a lot to do to keep people busy. I really appreciate that about this facility. My mother-in-law can get physical therapy and whatever care she needs there. It's a lot more reasonably priced than any other facility around. I am really pleased with everything here.


5.0
August 14, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
No Criticisms

I do not really have any criticisms at this point. The only thing I would say is if they could keep in touch maybe a little bit more. Otherwise the place is gorgeous and the people are wonderful and the food is good.


4.0
October 11, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Homey, lots of activities and exercise, accommodating, personal level of care

I think that what stood out there was the personal level of care, where everything is based on personal needs. It isn't that you get certain standard things per level of care. The staffing were very friendly and very welcoming. They were very accomodating, as for instance when we moved our friend in at 6:00 on a Friday night. The atmosphere is very welcoming and inviting, and homey. Some places we looked at were beautiful and looked like like five star hotels, and that isn't homey. They have all sorts of activities, such as yoga, tai chi, board games, wii, movie nights, yoga. I don't have enough experience to rate them on care.


5.0
January 5, 2014
Maryann L - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A warm, wonderful, caring place...

...with lots to do for EVERYONE! It is more than the rooms, facilities and decor that make up a wonderful place for seniors...it is about the staff and leadership. Oak Park Arms has all of this and more. Everyone on the staff--from the waitresses in the restaurant to the senior management staff--is caring and loving without being intrusive. They know all the residents by name and even remember their family members' names and their likes and dislikes. They are encouraging without being pushy. There are activities for every interest. Most of all, you feel the family atmosphere from the moment you walk in. Nurses, laundry, entertainment, a beauty shop and a barber are all within the building. And the Arms is part of the Oak Park community, often inviting groups--from kids dance recitals to professional performers-- to use its ballroom for events. This brings the "outside in" for the residents to enjoy. They also offer many bus trips around the area or for personal trips to the doctor, stores or banks. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful place!


5.0
September 15, 2013
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
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We toured the facility on S...

We toured the facility on Saturday this is in the running at the moment.


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