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 five consecutive years including: 2018-2019, 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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Skilled Nursing Healthcare Facility

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.


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
  • Emergency pull-cord notification system in every room
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Based on 17 reviews
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 Simon
Brocha Simon
18:13 04 Jun 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
One of the best senior living communities. Everyone at Selfhelp cares deeply for the residents. Quality of life is high, great cultural programming, community events and food. They go the extra mile and people who volunteer here actually move in later in life.
Jeryl Levin
Jeryl Levin
19:08 07 Mar 19
Amazing home that truly cares for its residents. Very family oriented. Excellent staff.
Matt Holzman
Matt Holzman
17:20 21 Feb 19
Martin Siegal
Martin Siegal
14:08 12 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
Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts
01:36 30 Aug 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
I Wrk Here In 1998
Cindy Pena
Cindy Pena
02:26 22 Aug 15

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