Respite Care / Temporary Stay
Selfhelp Respite Options and Fees
Skilled Nursing Respite
$450 daily rate | Maximum 2 week/14-day stay
Respite room location is not guaranteed and will be determined by availability
Included in the Daily Fee
- Access to therapy during your respite stay through insurance benefits or private pay
- All private suites
- Hospice Respite Available
What is a Short-Term Therapy Respite?
- A private pay option offered for hospital patients who need short-term rehabilitation but have been discharged to their home and Medicare does not cover short-term rehabilitation
- An option to extend a current stay at Selfhelp for Short-term rehabilitation when insurance coverage has ended
- State-of-the-art therapy gym
- All private suites with private bathrooms
- In-room dining
- Complimentary WIFI
- Rooftop deck and beauty salon
- Selfhelp maintains a kosher kitchen but is not under supervision (Glatt Kosher meals available upon request)
Independent Living Respite
$250 daily rate for a 5-60- day stay
Included in the Daily Fee
- A furnished, modern apartment with all the amenities of home
- Three meals a day
- Daily exercise/activities
Assisted Living Respite
$350 daily rate for a 5-60 day stay | Assessment required
- A furnished, modern apartment with all the amenities of home with just the right amount of support
- Three meals a day
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Daily exercise/activities
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All prices listed are effective as of July 2022 and are subject to change.
- Signed respite contract and full payment must be completed prior to admission
- Credit cards are accepted
- *Selfhelp maintains a kosher kitchen but is not under supervision.
Learn more about our community, see our Amenities!
Our response to COVID-19
Although our process looks different, our commitment to guiding and motivating you to heal and regain your abilities remains the same. Our goal is to work with you and your family to achieve your rehabilitation goals and make the transition from rehab to home simple and smooth and… ensuring you have a positive experience along the way.
As of September 30, 2021
Residents and their families are welcome to come to The Selfhelp Home in person to tour our rehab unit and community. A scheduled tour in advance is required. You can request a tour here. You may also view the short-term rehab unit and the rest of the Selfhelp community through a virtual tour. Click here to take the virtual tour.
Negative COVID-19 Test Prior to Admission
A negative COVID-19 test is required within three days of admission from a hospital.
A 14-day quarantine is ONLY required for unvaccinated individuals arriving to Selfhelp for Short-term rehabilitation.
Therapy will be conducted in our therapy gym unless a 14 -day precautionary isolation period is required. In this case, therapy will take place in the resident’s room for the first 14 days. We will limit the number of people in the gym at one time to ensure proper physical distancing. More information about the various types of specialized rehabilitation programs offered is available on our website.
Care Plan Meetings
Care plan meetings will be arranged with our care team members by phone call to review treatment and review the rehabilitation goals.
Individuals coming to Selfhelp for short-term rehabilitation may have a private caregiver. The private caregivers must have a COVID-19 test three days prior to admission. Private caregivers must be properly registered with The Selfhelp Home.
Click here to read our visitor guidelines.
Our top priority is keeping our community safe from COVID-19 and maintaining a healthy environment.
Selfhelp takes a person centered approach to meet the needs of residents and provide the highest quality of life while also taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We are following guidelines from the CDC, The Illinois Department of Public Health and The Chicago Department of Public Health and closely monitoring changes to the guidelines.
Our safety protocols are developed to ensure the overall health, life style and wellbeing of the residents, staff and members of our community while using the guidelines from the CDC for Nursing Homes, The Illinois Department of Public Health and The Chicago Department of Public Health.
At Selfhelp everyone is required to use PPE. While in the building, masks are required to be worn, covering the mouth and nose. In some cases residents and visitors that are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks. These rules are spelled out in our visitor guidelines. In some areas of the building and instances when appropriate PPE is required, gowns, gloves and shields are used. Residents are not required to wear a mask inside their own apartment. Staff that are entering an apartment will be wearing a mask, shield and gloves if necessary.
Screening takes place for everyone who enters the building including temperature checks, signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Every person entering the building will first have a health screening that includes temperature taking and screening questions.
Resident and Staff Wellness Checks
Our nursing team is monitoring every resident once a day for symptoms and checking temperature, pulse oxygen levels. Staff also have symptom and temperature checks once a day.
COVID-19 testing at Selfhelp is conducted as required for residents, staff, private caregivers and other Essential Healthcare Workers and visitors as when necessary. We are currently testing once a week.
Although we encourage socializing we are doing so with physical distancing in place. In some instances during communal dining and activities, when all residents are vaccinated, physical distancing is not required. Furniture in the common areas ensures we maintain proper distance from each other.
Cleaning / Sanitizing
Our environmental team cleans and disinfects high frequency touched surfaces, and common areas of the home frequently. Designated visit areas are cleaned between each visit. Selfhelp uses air filtration systems in common areas and uses an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer to ensure we are keeping the Home clean and safe.
Residents that test positive for COVID -19 may be moved to a designated area in the home to be cared for or will be quarantined in their apartment.
Selfhelp offers a full menu of activities for residents that can take place both in person and remotely. In some cases where all the residents are vaccinated masks do not need to be worn. Selfhelp also has an internal television channel where scheduled content is broadcast including exercise, films, live lectures and discussions, religious services and other digital content.
We have resumed communal dining at Selfhelp. Residents may enjoy all three meals in person in our dining room. Meals may also be served in resident rooms if desired. Communal dining will take place when permitted while taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Meals may be served in resident rooms during phases when communal dining is not permitted.
A reputation of excellence in short-term rehabilitation
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 eight consecutive years including: 2021-2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014.
If someone you know is looking for a senior residence, take a look at The Selfhelp Home. It is truly one of a kind.