A Full Continuum of Care All Under One Roof
The Selfhelp Home Health & Rehabilitation Center opened in 2015, offering a boutique rehabilitation experience with the highest quality of care. Here, clients can recover and regain strength and mobility after surgery or illness.
The Selfhelp Home is a 5-star Medicare-licensed facility maintaining the highest possible ratings by CMS and recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes for ten consecutive years including: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014.
We encourage retirement living through an active lifestyle and a broad range of physical, intellectual and cultural activities to enhance your quality of life.
Residents may choose from a variety of floor plans for studio and one-bedroom apartments with an extensive range of amenities. Our modern, spacious apartments have individually controlled heat and air conditioning. If you need a little more help down the line, we understand. There is no need to move to different part of our building. Our assisted living services come to you in your apartment.
At Selfhelp, you can continue to lead an active lifestyle in your one-bedroom or studio apartment and receive just the right amount of care you need, when you need it. We know that each resident is an individual with a unique set of needs and preferences. Our assisted-living services come to you in your apartment, so there is no need to move to a separate unit. Our independent and assisted-living communities are integrated, allowing residents to age in place, without a stressful move.
Long Term Skilled Care
We offer residents and their families compassionate, high quality, long-term skilled nursing care for all levels of support. The Selfhelp Home maintains the highest 5-star ranking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The quality of our skilled care has earned us the designation of U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home.
Outpatient Therapy Services
The Selfhelp Home has partnered with Renewal Rehab, a leading provider of therapy services, to offer comprehensive rehab services & health education. Outpatient therapy and wellness are key components to help you remain active and functioning at your highest capacity.
Respite Care / Temporary Stay
Our respite packages are designed to be a temporary solution that meet your needs with just the right amount of support with no added or hidden fees. Our respite stays offer a welcoming Jewish community in a furnished, modern and spacious one-bedroom apartment. Everything you need, all under one roof.
Our award-winning rooftop garden is one of the city’s finest. Not only is there an incredible view of Chicago, but you can also relax with an ice cream bar while visiting with friends or reading a magazine. The wood floors and plentiful container gardens add to the ambiance and the expansive pergola provides a shady place to relax. With a view beyond compare, residents and guests alike spend time on the rooftop watching the seasons change.
Large floor to ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the city and this penthouse, better known as the Solarium, is a great place to play cards with friends or challenge your grandchild to a game of chess or checkers. The Solarium is the gateway to the rooftop garden and is designed to be calming, warm and inviting, with earth tone colors and plenty of lush, tropical plants. There is a convenience kitchen area perfect for hosting socials during the summer months, a birthday party or just a place to gather for dessert and coffee at the end of the day. Whatever the weather, the Solarium offers the best view in the house for stargazing or enjoying the breathtaking Chicago skyline.
Gerald E. Franks Center for Culture & Community
We’re grateful to have successfully completed the renovation of the Social Hall and opened the Gerald E. Franks Center for Culture & Community. We received a lead gift from the family of Selfhelp founder, Gerry Franks, to create a modernized social hall including updated technology and a new look that extends from wall to wall and floor to ceiling.
Residents at Selfhelp can visit our Wellness Center for a quick blood pressure check with a nurse or just ask questions to stay on top of living a healthy life. Having our own medical office gives visiting physicians, dentists, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals a place to meet with residents right at home.
You’ll find an array of products on our gift shop shelves, perfect for an upcoming visit with friends or grandchildren. In addition to colorful books for young children, delicious cookies and imported candies, we also offer handmade items such as baby quilts and crafts made by residents and volunteers. A wonderful assortment of jewelry and greeting cards are also available. The gift shop is staffed by volunteers, some of whom are now residents of Selfhelp and convenient hours make it easy to stop by to pick up a quick gift or card for someone special.
Send an email to a friend, grab a book from the library and get comfortable, or just catch up with a visitor in the media room. The newly remodeled space offers two large screen computers designed with older adults in mind. One-on-one lessons will have you on Facebook or connecting with family on Skpe. The media room is fully equipped with the latest technology in vision and hearing devices that will enhance your reading experience and offer you a quiet space to relax and escape.
Join in a feeling of community during Friday night or holiday services led by Rabbinical and lay volunteers in our Sanctuary. The Sanctuary also offers a quiet place for private worship or meditation.
Catch a Saturday night movie, a current film or one of the oldies. Whatever the film, our private theater will take you on a journey while you sink into the plush and roomy seating and enjoy the surround sound, a true state-of-the-art experience to remember.
Enjoy Life in Our Modern and Stylish Apartments
Your personal residence at Selfhelp Home is designed for a maintenance- free lifestyle. We have new look at Selfhelp that offers renovated one bedroom and one bedroom deluxe apartments or convertible studios. Assisted living services are available in any style apartment throughout our community, so there is no need to move when you need more help.
- Open-concept kitchens with quartz countertops and solid wood kitchen cabinetry
- Kitchen appliances including microwave and electric range
- Spacious closets with storage systems installed
- Thermostats for personal control of heating and cooling
- WIFI in every apartment
- Satellite Television
- LED lighting throughout the apartment
- Emergency pull-cord notification system in every room
Take a Look Inside: Life at The Selfhelp Home
Modern, Safe Apartments
An Active, Engaging Lifestyle
Providing Compassionate Care for Every Need
If someone you know is looking for a senior residence, take a look at The Selfhelp Home. It is truly one of a kind.
Not only does Selfhelp only hire the best nurses, doctors and caregivers with years of experience in healthcare..... they are NICE and genuinely caring people. I know I'm putting people in the best hands.