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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.

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.

Meet Our Team Member: Tiunca “T” Shoat, CNA - The Selfhelp Home

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.

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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

Take a Look Inside: Life at The Selfhelp Home

Modern, Safe Apartments
An Active, Engaging Lifestyle

Providing Compassionate Care for Every Need

Consorcia Gonzales
Consorcia Gonzales
19:54 22 Dec 23
I’ve been to, and associated with quite a number of facilities for family and friends. There is nothing like this place! It’s truly everything we could have wanted for our mom, and more!
Sharon Rosenbloom
Sharon Rosenbloom
00:10 29 Nov 23
Steven Redict
Steven Redict
04:58 27 Nov 23
Very thoughtful and qualified staff.
Phil Zellner
Phil Zellner
02:42 08 Nov 23
Cristy Amor Yam-oc
Cristy Amor Yam-oc
02:30 07 Nov 23
jean hyland
jean hyland
00:47 05 Nov 23
Helpful service and friendly environment.
Raymond Nelson
Raymond Nelson
19:26 02 Nov 23
Michael Gelder
Michael Gelder
04:23 30 Oct 23
Nice clean place
Elana Cotton
Elana Cotton
00:27 30 Oct 23
The Self Help team looked after my mother recently during her stay there for rehabilitation. I terrific team of caring professionals. If you're looking for a senior living community or rehabilitation treatment I highly recommend Self Help House.
Thomas Grogan
Thomas Grogan
20:40 18 Oct 23
A very caring staff. Everyone is extremely pleasant. There are a variety of activities to engage the residents. Additional programs include family members. The facility is always extremely clean. Good communication between the Self Help Home and family.
JULI OMAHEN
JULI OMAHEN
03:01 12 Oct 23
Kind, helpful, professional help visiting the facility
Kevin Albright
Kevin Albright
02:49 10 Oct 23
Jessica Roote
Jessica Roote
23:03 27 Sep 23
Great working and suitable environment
Samuel Fawole
Samuel Fawole
13:16 26 Sep 23
Nice and clean place
Sharon Kerr
Sharon Kerr
00:05 25 Sep 23
Very neat and okBoth CNA’s and Nurses were cooperative,coordinated,friendly,smart, well dressed,well neat facility, no bad odour and we are all work in unity it’s as if I’m in my own facility as an Agency cna from clipboard.
kellas motors
kellas motors
22:52 21 Sep 23
Friendly and helpful staff at Reception desk. Clean and attractive environment
Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell
22:11 11 Sep 23
Jasmine Fonseca
Jasmine Fonseca
15:29 09 Sep 23
Every one I dealt with was pleasant and helpful.
Claire McKnight
Claire McKnight
00:46 30 Jul 23
Tobby Fried
Tobby Fried
01:29 27 Jul 23
Excellent in all regards.
A S
A S
06:31 10 Jul 23
Rodiath Bolarinwa
Rodiath Bolarinwa
12:21 02 Jul 23
Munirat Ayinde
Munirat Ayinde
18:37 24 Jun 23
I was visiting somebody in the rehab on 6th floor. Found it clean, quiet with friendly and professional and attentive staff.
Zenia Brezden
Zenia Brezden
03:05 24 Jun 23
Never be disappointed, staff are friendly and approachable
Alicia Ballena
Alicia Ballena
16:19 14 Jun 23
Sara Drexler
Sara Drexler
21:05 25 May 23
I lived in Chicago for many years - Familiar with Selfhelp Home. I Was a guest few Friday nights for shabbat service and dinner. Was impressed with the home. This is a place for mom as I see it advertised. Great facility accommodating. Staff is professional. Residents looks happy and all in all a nice remodeled place.
Dalya Dallal
Dalya Dallal
20:12 24 May 23
Wonderful staff! Wonderful atmosphere!
Ellen Stone
Ellen Stone
23:46 23 May 23
The place was very clean, staff was helpful & knowledgeable.
Megan Kanner
Megan Kanner
23:02 12 May 23
Everyone is very friendly and make the residents feel at home.
Susan Hendrickson
Susan Hendrickson
17:22 04 May 23
Magdalena Fedorowicz
Magdalena Fedorowicz
17:20 03 May 23
Super clean and kind staff!
Patricia Tyson
Patricia Tyson
18:14 19 Apr 23
Tina Herpe
Tina Herpe
15:28 19 Apr 23
Nancy Olszewski
Nancy Olszewski
17:06 22 Mar 23
Ayele Balcha
Ayele Balcha
17:28 04 Mar 23
FANTASTIC! They’re bringing my mom back to life, they all sound like they care about their residents so much. They’re extremely helpful, communicative, absolutely wonderful. Can’t say enough great things about them!Mom sounds so happy, she’s more and more herself every day.She deserves nothing but the absolute best care and that’s what she’s getting here.For reference, for anyone considering sending a loved one here:My mom is completely paralyzed and is a VERY hard to please, extremely dignified woman.During her stay here, they’ve held the phone for her so she can talk with family. They’ve managed her pain. They’ve kept her clean. They let her get the sleep she needs. They feed her all of her meals and keep track of how much she eats(it’s less than they give her but I have a feeling that if she wanted/needed more they’d give it to her) They listen to her telling them stories about her life and on the phone, they sounded more than happy to do all of these things.We are all very pleased with her level of care here.They keep us updated, remind us that we can call any time, and they speak to her with respect and care.She’s speaking very slowly right now due to her condition and they are very patient with her while she gets her thoughts, needs, and wishes out.We’ve also dropped off a few snack/treat foods for her and they’ve made sure to give them to her.To all the staff- thank you so much!UPDATE: Unfortunately, my mom passed while she was here. Selfhelp treated her so kindly even after death, they were very nice to us too. We're forever grateful for all the love they showed her and their amazing care that made her last few weeks of life less miserable.
Marie
Marie
09:50 01 Mar 23
Joseph Wieder
Joseph Wieder
02:20 28 Feb 23
irenea gantalao
irenea gantalao
21:56 21 Feb 23
All of the staff members are kind and helpful.
Carol McGury
Carol McGury
04:25 19 Feb 23
Front desk staff are always so helpful and pleasant. 8th floor nursing people also very helpful and friendly.
kathy3274
kathy3274
22:52 16 Feb 23
My father lived there for a number of years, as did a cousin. I recently visited a friend's mother. What comes up time and time again is that the staff are there long-term and care about the residents. Once I chatted with the young person at the front desk and she mentioned that her mother worked there as well and that as a young girl while her mother worked she would hang out in Mrs. Schwartz's apartment on the 4th floor. The place was like a second home to her and it affected her relationships. This is a tremendous contrast to the staff in similar facilities.
Leo Schlosberg
Leo Schlosberg
21:18 13 Feb 23
I luks to work at selfhelp; its like a family we communicate like we do with my family
freweini gebre
freweini gebre
20:12 03 Feb 23
Stacey Ashlund
Stacey Ashlund
20:02 30 Jan 23
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
18:29 30 Jan 23
Esther Okuweh
Esther Okuweh
15:22 28 Jan 23
A very nice place to work will come back again when need.staff very friendly
Paula Jones
Paula Jones
03:15 17 Jan 23
Great place with great caring staff. The best part about the stay was our physical therapist, Paul.An amazing person. Very knowledgeable and compassionate.
H H
H H
15:46 16 Jan 23
Tom the Concierge is amazing! Health and safety protocols for Covid are wonderful - very safe and caring atmosphere!
Molly Hayes
Molly Hayes
17:52 10 Jan 23
Absolutely wonderful facility & most importantly Staff! From Tom at the front desk to the staff/nurses that came in and helped! Would give 10 stars!!!!Thank you!D.
Daina Kaleja
Daina Kaleja
15:34 05 Jan 23
Paul
Paul
16:16 01 Jan 23
Staff was very personable and attentive. Made sure that my Father was comfortable .
Vicki Liebman
Vicki Liebman
14:14 31 Dec 22
Very clean place. CNA’s lacked work ethic but other staff was very pleasant and easy to work with. Management helped throughout shift. Clients was a bit demanding and some family members came off abrasive and rude. Beside the small things self help was a welcoming environment.
Jemel Wright
Jemel Wright
03:19 31 Dec 22
Selfhelp Home was a warm welcoming experience for me, the piano and violin. concert was well played and well attended and the attendees were friendly to me. Bernard Conroy
Bernard Conway
Bernard Conway
14:12 29 Dec 22
We were treated with the utmost rey. Thank U.
Ronald Blue
Ronald Blue
18:16 28 Dec 22
Based on its very positive reputation, we moved our 95-year-old father from Arizona to the Selfhelp Home, where he lived until the age of 101. The care and overall environment at Selfhelp undoubtedly gave us the gift of many more years with Dad than we would otherwise have had. Selfhelp felt to us like a place where people were caring for people, much more than just staff caring for residents. From our point of view, the five-star ratings earned by Selfhelp are very well deserved and reflect the hard work and dedication of the excellent staff. We were very grateful for Dad and us to be the beneficiaries of this wonderful organization.
Jo Reizner
Jo Reizner
20:47 27 Dec 22
Bria Holbert
Bria Holbert
17:19 23 Dec 22
taruna patel
taruna patel
03:37 22 Dec 22
I feel like my work place is my family place, always when I go work I am happy. Very comfortable to work …
EMEBET WELDEMARIAM
EMEBET WELDEMARIAM
03:51 21 Dec 22
Loved visiting Mrs Heuberger!
Debbie Copley
Debbie Copley
16:50 14 Dec 22
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
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
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
ludovic loisel
ludovic loisel
19:10 06 Dec 21
Jourdan M
Jourdan M
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
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
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
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