A Full Continuum of Care All Under One Roof

The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit retirement community designed to accommodate the needs of older Jewish adults throughout the Chicago area. At our award-winning senior living and senior healthcare facility, you’ll receive the care you need from staff members who are committed to ensuring your comfort!
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Short-Term Rehabilitation

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.

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Independent Living

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.

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Assisted Living

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.

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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 HealthPRO® Heritage, 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.

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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.

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Roof Garden

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.

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Solarium

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.

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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.

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Wellness Center

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.

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Gift Shop

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.

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Media Room

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.

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Sanctuary

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.

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Movie Theater

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.

Apartment Features:

  • 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

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Studio Apartment
One Bedroom Apartment
I am the piano tuner for SelfHelp. This is a fantastic place with a terrific staff.
Carl Chadek
Carl Chadek
21:05 03 Dec 22
Dennis Luxion
Dennis Luxion
15:53 28 Nov 22
Lovely place. Well managed
Ronald Noecker
Ronald Noecker
20:17 27 Nov 22
I attended the wonderful piano concert yesterday, Saturday. I also saw how attentive Tom S was toward the residents.
Stephen Modde
Stephen Modde
16:02 27 Nov 22
So professional and empathy that is felt and obvious when you walk in the door !
Gwendolyn Jones
Gwendolyn Jones
14:57 27 Nov 22
Api Awah
Api Awah
23:32 25 Nov 22
Nice & friendly staffThank you
Michelle Glaser
Michelle Glaser
23:06 24 Nov 22
I would like to thank Selfhelp Home for providing very caring and friendly services.
Alice
Alice
17:00 21 Nov 22
Adriannne W. Rotfeld
Adriannne W. Rotfeld
15:09 20 Nov 22
Happy life adventure
Happy life adventure
15:39 18 Nov 22
Dora Brown
Dora Brown
19:27 17 Nov 22
Lindita Bishqemi
Lindita Bishqemi
17:29 17 Nov 22
Sophia Wrenn
Sophia Wrenn
19:55 15 Nov 22
I am writing this on behalf of myself and my cousin, who is the sister of our family member, now residing at Selfhelp after breaking her hip in May of 2022 and finishing her rehab at Selfhelp during the month of June. After rehab a newly renovated apartment was available. We had looked at several facilities and Selfhelp always seemed to be the best. We have never regretted our choice. We visit every week. We find the staff to be so friendly. The programs at Selfhelp are so many and so varied, and the Sunday concerts are wonderful. We are becoming friends with many of the residents we have met. My cousin has become good acquaintances with Donna at the gift shop and has bought several items already. Selfhelp has truly earned the 5 stars we have given it.
Norm Harelik
Norm Harelik
18:51 14 Nov 22
gertrude parry
gertrude parry
13:58 14 Nov 22
Bernadette Rafio
Bernadette Rafio
15:25 11 Nov 22
Unbelievably supportive and responsive staff from the front desk to the CNAs to the nurses and administrative staff.
Lynn Lillibridge
Lynn Lillibridge
14:07 11 Nov 22
Julie Green
Julie Green
13:27 11 Nov 22
The Selfhelp home has been a great gift to our family! Everybody from Sheila Bogen, the Executive Director, and the rest of the professional staff have been exceptional to our mother. We rest much easier knowing our mom is surrounded by professionals who treat her and the other residents like members of their own families. They handled the Pandemic with award-winning aplomb. The Self help home is over 70 years old, yet is ageless in its dedication to past, present, and future residents. We wish we could name all the staff that have changed our lives for the better, but the list keeps growing every day.May the Self help home and the myriad of residents and families and staff and volunteers and board members all continue to go from strength to strength.
Uri Popper
Uri Popper
01:44 23 Sep 22
About 6.5 years ago my mother had a debilitating stroke that completely made her helpless. The Selfhelp Home handled her every need with kindness and compassion. She could do nothing to take care of herself. Although we tried to bring her back, it was not meant to be. I spent many hours at the Selfhelp Home and they were good not only to my mother but to me also. It was nine months of constant care but my mom just could not get better and passed away. I will always remember the outstanding and loving care my mother received. I high recommend the Self Help Home if you want the best of care for your loved one.Sandra Wilson
Sandra Wilson
Sandra Wilson
20:32 07 Sep 22
I can't say enough good things about Selfhelp! My in-laws lived there during their final years starting in 2002 and my parents moved there 6 years ago. After my dad passed away, my mom has continued to thrive thanks to the incredibly supportive environment. The staff is very caring, the actives varied and stimulating. Some of the staff who took care of my in-laws 20 years ago are still there!
Our family cannot thank The Selfhelp Home enough for the support and care they gave our dad.Our dad suffered a stroke and needed significant rehabilitation after being released from the hospital. From the minute we contacted Sheila Bogen, Selfhelp’s executive director who put us in touch with Elizabeth Sanchez, who heads admissions, the wheels to provide him the care and services he needed were put in motion.Everything was coordinated without delay and with Efrat Dallal’s assistance, our mom was even able to “hotel” in a lovely “Respite Room” to be near to dad during his stay.His care was truly a team effort. From the nurses, Raclyn, Joy, Aaron and their colleagues; Sofia and her dietary team; all the wonderful and caring CNAs; Paul, Elizabeth and the other skilled physical and occupational therapists; his care was unparalleled. We also very much appreciated Tom’s efforts in coordinating many of the details necessary to ensure smooth transitions. And Erica Edwards, Selfhelp’s social worker, ensured that everything was in place not only while dad was at Selfhelp, but for his safe return home. Each and every team involved in his care was outstanding.In a time where many facilities are short-staffed, The Selfhelp Home’s teams were always available with caring, skilled, safe and professional support. Our family would recommend them without hesitation for any loved ones that need rehabilitation assistance.The Nicolay Family
Elizabeth Bensinger
Elizabeth Bensinger
18:49 14 Jun 22
This place truly cares about their customers!I am 45 years old and from Tennessee. I have dealt with knee issues for years and finally found a doctor in Chicago that could help me. The only problem was that this doctor had to do surgery and he insisted I had to stay in a skilled nursing facility for 4 weeks after surgery. I visited 3 skilled facilities including this one before my surgery. I found this one to be more professional and clean!From the first day I arrived my nurse Aaron and his CNA's treated me like I was family. They explained everything to me upfront and made sure I had everything I needed to enjoy my stay there. My first impressions was that this is short-lived. Give it two weeks and the customer service would fade. 4 weeks later I had no complaints. They treated me with the same respect and customer service from the first day to the last. I also appreciated their physical therapy department. Paul worked with me with patients but also pushed me in order to get the results my doctor wanted to see. Paul is a true professional and has experience in his field.I will always recommend this facility to anyone who needs a short-term therapy or long-term stay.
Charles McLain
Charles McLain
00:20 02 May 22
Very Clean; helpful attentive staff; nice physical spaces. Like a hotel with nurses and great activities. It is quite expensive, but if you can show you have enough for 3-4 years of funds, it's worth it. My dad is so happy and comfortable there.
Stephanie K
Stephanie K
17:11 08 Dec 21
ludovic loisel
ludovic loisel
19:10 06 Dec 21
Kitsune Chan
Kitsune Chan
18:14 24 Nov 21
My mom has been a resident at SelfHelp for 3 years. She speaks often about the wonderful staff, their kindness and willingness to go the extra mile in helping with any problem the resident faces. She also enjoys many of the activities. The staff has done an excellent job during the pandemic, setting and revising policies to protect a very vulnerable population.
lise devine
lise devine
18:18 24 Aug 21
They are awesome and their service to the residents is impeccable. My aunt absolutely loves it there and wishes she would have come sooner.
Alan K
Alan K
01:27 24 Aug 21
I highly recommend The Selfhelp Home. My mother loves the people, loves her apartment, loves the activities and loves the food. Her happiness there makes us very happy. We were fortunate to find such a safe and nurturing environment in which our mother can continue to thrive.
Dan Greenberger
Dan Greenberger
18:11 23 Aug 21
Selam
Selam
17:21 23 Aug 21
Self Help Home has been a wonderful place for my 94-year-old mother-in-law. She's been there about 4 years now and is involved with all the activities. The staff really cares and checks in with her often. I like the fact that when she went from Independent to Assisted, she stayed in her own apartment. She didn't have to move. The residents and the staff are almost completely vaccinated and they had very few issues even before vaccinations. Staff turn-over is low because they are a mensch-y place. I would recommend Self Help Home for yourself or loved one.
Judy Mendel
Judy Mendel
15:31 23 Aug 21
Each time I've called I'm greeted with friendly voices & patient staff members. Raclyn seems pretty sweet & professional as well. May God bless all the resident's & staff at Self help home!
April Moore
April Moore
19:44 20 Jun 21
The Self Help Home Organization is a wonderful Organization with wonderful, caring people.I considered and researched many Long Term Care Facilities in the area and chose the Self Help Home for a Parent.I was very fortunate in doing so.They really are one of the very best at comprehensively caring for the needs of loved ones on their journey across the Rainbow.Thank You Self Hell Home.You are all God’s Wingmen & Wingwomen.
Colt Lending
Colt Lending
17:09 18 May 20
I recommend SelfHelp as it is a great place to live, socialize, interact,to learn, to participate in activities, to assist and for giving back to others. The staff is wonderful! There is a variety of activities, movies, concerts, news and views, etc. for those living here!
Anne Leighty
Anne Leighty
22:28 16 Feb 20
Here, one can find warm friendships around people that care about you, lovely dining with these friends, amazing concerts, interesting activities and discussions, nice caring staff.
Susan Sarasota
Susan Sarasota
16:59 30 Jul 19
We appreciate the care and attention the staff provide to our mother every day. It eases the burden to know that she's so well cared for
Rachel Mather
Rachel Mather
20:10 06 Jun 19
My mother has been happier here than I ever could have imagined. It feels like a warm family more than an elder care facility. Staff all know her by name and treat her with great care. I don't know anyone who is as happy with parents' elder care as we are.
Alison Toback
Alison Toback
21:37 04 Jun 19
My mom was a resident for many years and had wonderful staff care for her and supported me as well. You can’t go wrong with the self help home!Mark
Mark Pfeffer
Mark Pfeffer
19:18 04 Jun 19
This facility treats its residents with dignity & respect, providing them a heimisch environment without religious pressure, in a well kept, up-to-date friendly facility, providing wonderful programs, helpful experienced staff & administration, healthy meals, welcoming family & friends, & making residence a memorable & warm memory.Having been in many senior citizen facilities professionally in the 6 County area of Chicago over 11+ years, I can say that The SelfHelp Home was one of the 5 best I have visited.
Daniel Azulay
Daniel Azulay
18:55 04 Jun 19
Wonderful staff!!
Brocha Zweig
Brocha Zweig
18:13 04 Jun 19
I had the privilege of attending an open Shabbat with The Selfhelp Home and ChiTribe. It was great to meet the residents and I enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer with a local Jewish senior living organization!
Nate Ruben
Nate Ruben
18:21 22 May 19
My mom spent her final 11 years at the Selfhelp Home. We were so happy for her to be in this enriched environment with caring staff, truly home-cooked meals (including home baked challah on Friday evenings), and amazing musical performances by award-winning musicians from around the globe.

If someone you know is looking for a senior residence, take a look at The Selfhelp Home. It is truly one of a kind.
Tina Herpe
Tina Herpe
01:32 17 Apr 19
My mom spent her final 11 years at the Selfhelp Home. We were so happy for her to be in this enriched environment with caring staff, truly home cooked meals (including home baked challah on Friday evenings), and amazing musical performances by award-winning musicians from around the globe.If someone you know is looking for a senior residence, take a look at The Selfhelp Home. It is truly one of a kind.
Tina Herpe
Tina Herpe
01:27 17 Apr 19
So glad I moved my dad here. Wonderful programming, caring staff, lovely apartment.
Elizabeth Cohen
Elizabeth Cohen
21:15 07 Apr 19
Amazing home that truly cares for its residents. Very family oriented. Excellent staff.
Matt Holzman
Matt Holzman
17:20 21 Feb 19
Oh yes, I highly recommend ShelfHelp Home especially for rehab. I credit my time there with my final recovery from a very horrendous postoperative experience. The the care, physical and occupational therapy, comfort, support, and food was superb! One experience I had was the occupational therapist knew that I paint, and she arranged part of one therapy session so that the therapy included me painting! I thought that was terrific! The facility is super clean with no odors and constant cleaning, many caregivers, and the support and care could not have been better! I really did not want to leave there! I was impressed with the arrangements and preparations made to send me home, and the social workers follow-up once I was at home. I also found that having a private room was very much to my liking as the room was huge with a huge private bathroom, the dining room was like being in a hotel, and there were many activities to participate in!
Anne Leighty
Anne Leighty
10:09 13 Dec 18
Martin Siegal
Martin Siegal
14:08 12 Dec 18
A truly wonderful group of people who support and care for all those who belong to the home - there is just so much love there
Punit Jasuja
Punit Jasuja
10:34 10 Dec 18
Absolutely amazing!!! I didn’t know places like this actually exists in this wretched city.RN-BSN
Twinkle The Star
Twinkle The Star
20:12 18 Aug 18
BTS Bias
BTS Bias
22:57 02 Mar 17
Julius Tan
Julius Tan
18:26 14 Dec 16
Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts
01:36 30 Aug 16
As an employee, this is where my friends and family are when they need care.
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.
Efrat Dallal Stein
Efrat Dallal Stein
15:52 28 Jul 16
A great place to feel safe and cared for by all. Very warm welcoming atmosphere, a multi generational home that has respect for what was once and what is at this moment
Sofia Bardic-Metovic
Sofia Bardic-Metovic
02:50 01 Jul 16
I work at the Selfhelp Home. From the moment I walked through the front doors, I could feel what makes this place so special. Lots of love and life here. And if your loved one is in need, you could not find a better place. They will be well taken care of by an incredible, committed staff who genuinely care about, respect and treasure older adults.
Jeryl Levin
Jeryl Levin
17:45 06 Jun 16
Fabiana Glazer
Fabiana Glazer
00:38 28 May 16
A wonderful place with outstanding staff and a very caring environment.
Arnold Davis
Arnold Davis
03:27 19 May 16
I went with two friends to bring some food to the residents in honor of Purim. The residents said they were happy. The staff was caring and friendly.
Chaya Mish
Chaya Mish
01:31 03 Apr 16
Paula Perlstein
Paula Perlstein
05:55 12 Feb 16
Craig Tuber
Craig Tuber
18:29 11 Feb 16
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Cindy Pena
Cindy Pena
02:26 22 Aug 15
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