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908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

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Margie - Resident/client
5.0
Review of Selfhelp Home in Chicago, IL

Everything is very nice, very clean, very beautiful. The food is perfect, always tasty, well prepared and served. The dietary staff is very helpful and accommodating.... Read more

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About the facility The Selfhelp Home

Near Lake Michigan, The Selfhelp Home has housed Chicago’s retiring, Jewish seniors since 1951. The non-profit retirement community offers a continuum of care services within a historic, multi-story building that originally housed Holocaust refugees. Close by, residents can enjoy lakeside activities — hit the putting greens, play a game of tennis, explore the gardens, or simply relax at the beach on sunny days.

With a variety of care options, this expansive community enables seniors to gracefully age in place. Whether residents want a safe place to lead an active, independent lifestyle or require rehabilitative services after a hospital visit, The Selfhelp Home has you covered. Care options include independent living, assisted living, long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and respite care.

This community was designed to help residents lead satisfying lives filled with friendships and hobbies. In their leisure time, residents can enjoy amenities including a gorgeous rooftop garden, solarium, gift shop, media room, movie theater, wellness center, and sanctuary. Plus, regularly hosted events like musical concerts, news briefs, art shows, clubs, tai chi classes, and holiday celebrations keep residents active and thriving.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Pricing for The Selfhelp Home

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

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Amenities at The Selfhelp Home

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
International Cuisine
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Weight limit 16-20lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Movie or Theater Room
Piano or Organ

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi
Jewish Services

Reviews

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3.7(6 reviews)
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Cleanliness

3.7

Friendliness

3.7

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3.7

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Natalie
Independent Living
January 7, 2018
Not a good place

Worst place the dining room is freezing in the winter time, the food is absolutely terrible and the kitchen manager will not even listen to resident complaints. I am shocked this is considered a five star it deserves not even 1 star. They only care about filling rooms and after that the service is down right terrible. They lie and lie about everything. Half of the apartments don't even have adequate heat they give a small heater to plug in that barely works. They have one nurse who is lazy and barely checks on the residents.

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0.5

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5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 15, 2015
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Review of Selfhelp Home in Chicago, IL

Many years of excellent care. Both Husband and Wife. Enjoyed all of the entertainment, services and care.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Margie - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 14, 2015
Verified Review
Review of Selfhelp Home in Chicago, IL

Everything is very nice, very clean, very beautiful. The food is perfect, always tasty, well prepared and served. The dietary staff is very helpful and accommodating.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Alice Fink - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 14, 2015
Verified Review
Review of Selfhelp Home in Chicago, IL

This is a wonderful retire community. Everyone gets the proper individual care. Caregivers are doing a good job and specific wishes are mostly attended to. Thank you to the Selfhelp staff who always try do their best.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


2.0
Daughter - Toured community
Independent Living
January 24, 2014
Verified Review
When I toured I found it to ve very i...

When I toured I found it to ve very institutional. It wasn't nearly as convenient for me to get there as the place we chose. My friend who has a loved one that lives here, feels that the quality of help they get is superb. They care for him very well. I found it depressing, the lighting was not good, and the rooms were like hospital rooms. I did speak at length with the director there and he was wonderful, but I just found it to be unappetizing for our needs.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Care Services

4

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2


4.5
Dovid - Industry reviewer
Independent Living
July 16, 2013
Kosher Downtown

I've been to Self Help a few times to visit residents on the Jewish holidays. This community has been around for a long time and is one of the few that has Kosher kitchens. Regular Shabbat services are available and they mulitple care levels from independent retirement to assisted living and more.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5


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The Selfhelp Home offers Studio and 1 Bedroom. Learn more.

The Selfhelp Home has received an average review rating of 3.7 based on 6 reviews. See all reviews.

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