The Selfhelp Home

908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

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About the community

The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area.

The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Selfhelp offers a full continium of care. We are a CCCRC offering indpendant and assisted living apartments, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and outpatient rehabilitation. Residents are able to:

Live independently
Receive assisted living services in the comfort of your own apartment
Obtain comprehensive skilled nursing & rehabilitative care on site.
Access a full continuum of state-of-the-art health care services onsite including outpatient therapy.

When you live at Selfhelp, you'll find an inviting atmosphere, a vibrant lifestyle and friendly people with similar likes and interests. Most importantly, you will receive the care you need from staff members who are committed to ensuring your comfort and residents who help each other move through the various passages in life.

The Selfhelp Home has been in existence for over 70 years. Our Nursing Home maintains the highest possible rating from the US Government. The Selfhelp Home of Chicago ranks at the top nationwide and is among the Best Nursing...

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at The Selfhelp Home

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

Base fees by room type

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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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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
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

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


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


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi
Jewish services



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January 7, 2018
Natalie - Other
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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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.

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January 14, 2015
Alice Fink - Resident/client
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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.

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