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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

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anonymous - Resident/client
5.0
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach review

The Breakers is an older building but they are in the process on working to get some things remolded. The most important thing to us is the staff team - they are very friendly and are more then willing to please us which is super.... Read more

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About the facility The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

Start the next chapter of life in an elegant, high-rise building along Chicago’s waterfront in The Breakers at Edgewater Beach. This elegant, upscale senior living community offers independent living for active seniors in the metropolitan area. This conveniently located community provides residents with cityscape views and easy access to nearby amenities and attractions.

Feel confident living in a community designed specifically for active older adults! Have peace of mind knowing this community features an indoor parking garage and an emergency call system. The dedicated team at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach handles building maintenance and housekeeping, giving you more time to do what you love. Best of all, this community is pet friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend along with you for added companionship.

At The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, you choose how to spend your time. Enjoy well-balanced menu items offered at the continental breakfast and restaurant-style lunch and dinner, or play bridge with friends in the cards room. Stay active by exercising on the modern fitness equipment or by creating a unique craft in the art center. Physical and mental activity helps promote wellness in older adults throughout the aging journey, which is why the dedicated care...

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Amenities at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

Health Care Services

Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Guest Meals
Meals Provided
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Full kitchen
Kitchenette
Air Conditioned
Cable or Satellite TV

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available

Pets

Weight limit 31-40lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

English
Filipino
Norwegian
Spanish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

Reviews

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4.5(91 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

4.4

Care Services

4.4

Activities

4.5

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.5

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5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 11, 2023
Verified Review
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach review

The Breakers is an older building but they are in the process on working to get some things remolded. The most important thing to us is the staff team - they are very friendly and are more then willing to please us which is super.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 21, 2023

It’s our pleasure having you as part of the family. Thank you for your feedback.


5.0
WM - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
November 28, 2022
Verified Review

Very helpful.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

November 30, 2022

Thanks for leaving us this stellar review. You really made our day.


3.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 19, 2022
Verified Review
Wonderful views and dining for the value, but concerns about care services.

We have some concerns about the system to check on residents. Also the elevators take forever & are regularly having at least one out-of-service, so it can be very frustrating. Everything is clean & staff is generally okay & friendly.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

3.5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

September 23, 2022

We’re committed to the highest level of care for your loved one. The comments of family members help us find areas for improvement. Thank you for your honesty and your insight.


5.0
Jessie - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 2, 2022
Verified Review
As a whole not only does it feel like I'm on vacation but they make me feel safe

This community is in a really good location, I love it because we have parks nearby and the beach less then 50 feet away. Every time I walk out the door it feels like I am on vacation. The staff here really make me feel comfortable and safe, if they don't see you for more then a day they call to check in and make sure everything is okay. I have a check list of things I need and want and The Breakers checks off all my boxes - it really is a dream come true. I order a lot online and they hand deliver the packages to my apartment so they are very attentive. Security is also always on top of their business.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

August 5, 2022

Making you smile makes us smile too. We’re so glad you’re here. Thanks for all your positive comments.


5.0
J.R. - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
July 21, 2022
Verified Review
Very happy and definitely made the right decision

The meals overall are very good but there are always room for improvement. The activities our loved one has participate in she really enjoys. She loves her apartment and she has a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The value for the money is just beyond stars - it is well worth it. They are priced under what other communities were asking for the exact same thing. We would recommend this community to other families based on our experience

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 27, 2022

Your kind words go a long way to brighten our day. We’ll be sure to share your review with our team members. Thanks so much.


5.0
Annie R - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
July 12, 2022
Verified Review
Happy with the Next Phase of Life

She loves the activities. My mom loves it and found a community of friends right away. It feels safe and people care about her. As her child, I don't have to worry about her.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 19, 2022

Making your loved one smile makes us smile too. We’re so glad they’re here. Thanks for all your positive comments.


4.0
sherry C - Resident/client
Independent Living
July 7, 2022
Friendly folks

When I moved in three months ago, I found the other residents were friendly and willing opened their arms to greet new folks. Ii have made so many new friends. There are a wide range of activities to participate in including bridge, chess and checkers, gardens to plant, and assorted social events and outings—definitely a place called home.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 8, 2022

It’s our pleasure having you as part of the family. Thank you for your feedback.


5.0
Mary Ellen Dienes - Resident/client
Independent Living
June 23, 2022
I highly recommend The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

I have lived at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach for over four years and every day I am thankful for my decision to move here. I am thrilled with the stunning view from my apartment of Lake Michigan. I like the diversity of the residents and the many activities offered. There is a well-equipped fitness center, a game room, a video room with films shown daily, a swimming pool enjoyed by residents and visiting grandchildren, an impressive showroom, a library, and a dining room with a beautiful view of the outdoors. Pets (dogs and cats) are welcome here, and the building has an outdoor dog park. Rent includes use of laundry facilities and weekly housekeeping. The Breakers bus takes residents to local business and excursions to museums, concerts and gardens. Perhaps the best feature of The Breakers is the caring and helpful staff. A downside is the slowness of the elevators. I have made many friends here and strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a senior living community.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 1, 2022

Your kind words go a long way to brighten our day. We’ll be sure to share your review with our team members. Thanks so much.


5.0
Ruth K - Resident/client
Independent Living
March 18, 2022
The Breakers-Resident Review (great)

Best senior community programming in Chicago. Located directly next to Lincoln Park and the lakefront with miles of paths and great views. Dining room light-filled glass-enclosed; a daily uplifting space to gather with friends. Doesn't feel or look like an institution. Skilled caring staff led by an exceptional director who listens and delivers on this 5-star senior living. Many residents call this place home. It is THAT GOOD.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
June H - Resident/client
Independent Living
March 9, 2022
A Lot to Enjoy Here

I have been at the Breakers for a year and a half and the things that drew me here are still the things I like best. The atrium dining room gets light out of the most cloudy Chicago day. I've always wanted to live by the lake and now I can take walks along the beach. I'm a quick half-hour from downtown by el or by bus along the lakeshore. I have my own spot for a little herb garden on the third-floor terrace. All in all, the things I left behind have some pretty wonderful replacements here.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

March 16, 2022

It’s such a pleasure to know you’re enjoying our community. We know how diverse your retirement options are, and we’re honored you felt most comfortable here. The transition to a community like ours is a significant decision, and we’re happy to hear our team helped make this an informative and manageable process. Thank you for the positive review and top rating of our community.


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
March 8, 2022
Verified Review
My Tour

I like the atmosphere, next to the lake, doctors, indoor parking. The room is bigger is what I currently have for less money.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

March 14, 2022

Thank you for the great review and feedback!


5.0
Jeffrey L. - Resident/client
Independent Living
March 7, 2022
Verified Review
Highly Recommend

It's just a great place. It really is amazing what they are providing for the price. I had a meeting with the director of marketing and was told all of the manager where going to get with me to talk about what my needs and wants for my stay. The next day I spoke with the kitchen manager to review any dietary needs. I came with nothing, they provided a fully furnished place. This place is a God send. They do a door check every night and then check on the door tag in the morning to make sure you are ok. They have 2 pull chains for assistance in the apartment, 1 in the bathroom and 1 in the bedroom. They have water aerobics and a weight room. The dining room is absolutely stunning and the gym as well. The ceilings are glass and it's so bright and nice.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

March 8, 2022

It’s such a pleasure to know you’re enjoying our community. We know how diverse your retirement options are, and we’re honored you felt most comfortable here. The transition to a community like ours is a significant decision, and we’re happy to hear our team helped make this an informative and manageable process. Thank you for the positive review and top rating of our community.


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 28, 2022
Verified Review
Happy Day

I love this community and it would be a good place for your loved one. They have activities like work outs, crafts, gardening, games, shows, theater videos, live shows that come in, bingo and more to keep the residents busy.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

February 4, 2022

Thank you for the great review and feedback! We’re so happy you are loving your experience at our community.


5.0
Maura Goodman - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
January 7, 2022
Senior Lifestyle is Incredible!!!

Honestly, it doesn't surprise me that my Mom -- now in her 80's but still thinking she's somewhere around age 35 -- is telling me that she's been meeting fellow residents who moved into the Breakers at Edgewater Beach beyond Illinois borders! These are folks from OTHER STATES who are coming to the Breakers at Edgewater Beach. That being said, based upon what I see at the Breakers, I'd like to move myself (but am far too young at this point)!!! Thus far, the Breakers has been just fabulous and has exceeded our family's expectations. The food is marvelous, the property site is in pristine condition and continually cleaned to the highest standards, the location of the property site is simply incredible, and the staff is just as upbeat and friendly as can be!!! [name removed] is the property's lead Leasing Agent/Manager and [name removed] operates successful move-ins and he's amazing. In fact, the entire staff is just incredible.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 10, 2022

Wow, you made our day! Thank you for your kind words and for recommending our services. We strive to create great places to live for our residents and love hearing that we are achieving our goal!


4.5
MH - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
November 9, 2021
Verified Review
Would Recommend

Its definitely a good place with a nice, friendly atmosphere. The staff is great. The amenities are good. It's kind of pricey, but the service is good.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

November 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We’re glad to be of service.


2.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
October 20, 2021
Verified Review

It felt crowded, and wasn't impressed with the food.


4.0
Roger R - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 4, 2021
Verified Review
My experience with The Breakers

I chose The Breakers because I liked the apartment and it was an opportunity to get into a senior community rather than being forced into it. They do have studios, 1 bedrooms, and a couple of 2 bedroom apartments. A lot of people try to make suggestions for the food and it seems like they do not take those into consideration at all. Overall I would recommend to others who are looking.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

3

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
June 8, 2021
Verified Review
Tour of The Breakers

I toured The Breakers and everything was fine, it was just not as new of a facility or as open of a concept as I would have liked.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
May 26, 2021
Verified Review
If you want to be apart of God world, you able to see the lake, trees and park, come here

Everything has been very positive, it is a wonderful place and they are doing a beautiful job. They have a wonderful gym, a wonderful patio where all the flowers people have planted are blooming and growing. It is just gorgeous. Very positive experience.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We love our beautiful community and are so glad you are enjoying it as well!


5.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
December 18, 2020
My review

If you have someone who is independent this is a good place. They have a library and a really nice dining area. The food is really good, served restaurant-style, and has a good variety. I would recommend this community to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

5


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