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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
9.7
Review Score
103 reviews

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Anonymous - Resident/client
4.0
Happy with our choice.

They are very helpful if you have a problem. They are close to our children They are close to the lake The price and the large apartment... 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
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Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

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9.7
Review Score
103 reviews

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A Place for Mom has scored The Breakers at Edgewater Beach with 9.7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 24 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Breakers at Edgewater Beach has 103 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.5 out of 5.

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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.7

Meals & Dining

4.3

Care Services

4.4

Activities

4.5

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.5

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4.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
February 7, 2024
Verified Review
Happy with our choice.

They are very helpful if you have a problem. They are close to our children They are close to the lake The price and the large apartment

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

February 9, 2024

We know making a decision to move here was a big one. But it’s been great right from the start! Thank you for this stellar review.


4.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 20, 2023
Verified Review
Recommended

I would recommend this facility to others. The staff is always upbeat and helpful. The housekeeping is great. My apartment is cleaned once a week and left sparkling. The woman who cleans is wonderful - accommodating and efficient. The meals could be better, the vegetables are over cooked

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

December 21, 2023

We always want to hear from you—what we are doing well and how we can improve. Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review.


5.0
Frances M - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 19, 2023
Very positive experience - friendly staff!

I like all of the activities at The Breakers, like improv class, the presentations, sing alongs, and Scrabble. Also, I appreciate the transportation to groceries, museums and the symphony. I love my beautiful apartment with a view of the lake, great light for my plants, the quiet atmosphere. And I enjoy the oven as well, since I still love to bake! The dining room and front desk staff are also very helpful and kind.

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

December 22, 2023

We’re so glad you enjoy living here. We’ll always do our best to maintain your trust and confidence. Thanks so much for this review.


5.0
James M - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 19, 2023
Variety of trips around town

I like the trips to places like Disney exhibit The Elmhurst History Museum and a brewery recently. And the people, I have many friends here if I were in a regular apartment I wouldn't see as many people.

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

December 22, 2023

Our community is a better place for having you here. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us.


5.0
Karen O - Family/Friend
Independent Living
December 19, 2023
Warm and friendly place

It's such a warm and friendly environment and feels like a community of dear friends. From the perspective of a daughter I like to know my mother and Aunt have so many activities to attend and they are always celebrating something! I know they are safe and well cared for.

Cleanliness

4

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

December 22, 2023

We’re so grateful you noticed all the things we do to make your loved ones feel happy and at home. From great dining to fun events and activities, we really do believe our community is a wonderful place to live. And we’re glad you think so too.


5.0
Maida G - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 19, 2023
Friends!

I like being with people all the time instead of being by myself and that it's pet friendly so I can pet the dogs on the elevator! Also like the variety of exercise classes. We are lucky to have excellent musicians perform here!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

December 22, 2023

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


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
August 24, 2023
Verified Review
Review for The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

It’s a great place for active seniors. We picked this community because of the location and services. The interaction/communication with the staff has been good.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

August 31, 2023

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
Jessie - Resident/client
Independent Living
June 20, 2023
Verified Review
I have found paradise at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

The staff here is awsome and the other tenants are very friendly and interesting !! I would recommend, the Breakers at Edgewater Beach to any one at any time ..you defently get your money worth!!!!!!

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

June 26, 2023

We’re so grateful you feel happy and at home. From great dining to fun events and activities, we hope you’re taking advantage of all our community has to offer. Thank you for your kind review.


4.0
DK - Family/Friend
Independent Living
June 20, 2023
Verified Review

I've been telling lots of people how great The Breakers at Edgewater Beach is for independent living. I especially like the great location and views of the lake.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 26, 2023

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


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
March 17, 2023
Verified Review

Our experience was good. There was good communication. The community could improve their communication regarding extra fees and provide assistance with change of address and utilities.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

March 24, 2023

We always invite the involvement of family and friends. Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review.


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
February 20, 2023
Verified Review
Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. I recommend this place for independent urban living and would live there myself.

When I was looking with my relative for a place to live independently, I worried that the staff at The Breakers were only being nice until the sale closed. Nope! They have been nothing but kind, respectful, and accommodating. The move-in was flawless. The apartment is spacious and clean, with a great view. The weekly housekeeping service is great and the food options are decent. (There is a grocery store just down the street) I feel good about my relative being there. The biggest con is that the elevators are slow and I wish they could solve that problem. It isn't a mechanical problem (there are 4 large elevators). The wait to get on and off can be frustrating. Otherwise, I think it's a great place.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

March 2, 2023

We’re so grateful you noticed all the things we do to make your loved one feel happy and at home. From great dining to fun events and activities, we really do believe our community is a wonderful place to live. And we’re glad you think so too.


5.0
L P - Family/Friend
Independent Living
February 17, 2023
Verified Review
Found Perfect Place for My Loved One

I think this is a great community. I would recommend you check the community out to see if it is a good fit for your loved one. The staff communication with family is great when we have questions

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

February 24, 2023

Our residents love when family and friends come to visit. So do we! Thanks for dropping by and leaving us this great review.


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 - Family/Friend
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 - Family/Friend
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. - Family/Friend
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 - Family/Friend
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.


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