By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions

Are you 65 and older or an adult 22 to 64 with physical disabilities?

Do you need some help to maintain your independence?

You may qualify for the Illinois Supportive Living program.

The program combines apartment-style living with the availability of personal assistance; help with medications; and support services such as three meals a day plus snacks, housekeeping and laundry. It provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home.

Group of Seniors Laughing

Providing the Love, Compassion and Dignity our residents deserve

The emphasis of the program is on personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality.

There are nearly 150 Supportive Living communities in operation in more than 70 Counties in Illinois. Most serve adults 65 and older. Several serve adults 22 to 64 years of age with physical disabilities.

Individuals of virtually all incomes, including those who are on or would qualify for Medicaid and those who only receive Social Security benefits, can qualify for residency. Residents pay for room and board. Depending on a resident’s financial means, the resident also may pay for some or all of the services that are provided.

Gardant Management Solutions operates 40 Supportive Living communities. They are located in the City of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, the St. Louis Metro East area and in mid-sized cities and small towns of northern, central and southern Illinois.

Our communities enable residents to . . .

  • Live in a private apartment, which they can furnish and decorate to their taste. The apartments feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars and emergency alert system.
  • Receive the personal assistance and help with medications needed to maintain independence. Certified nursing assistants are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide the assistance that is needed and to respond to emergencies.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and opportunities to participate in      social, recreational, educational, fitness programs and special events.

We opened two new Supportive Living communities this past fall. Gateway at River City is located in Peoria and serves adults with physical disabilities. We operate a similar community in Huntley. Lacey Creek Supportive Living is located in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove and serves adults 65 and older.

We are taking applications for two Supportive Living communities that are scheduled to open this spring. The Montclare at Lawndale is under construction on property located at 18th and Kostner in Chicago. Heritage Woods of Minooka is being developed on property on the west side of Waters Edge Dr., near the intersection of Rte. 6 and Ridge Road in Minooka, Illinois.

Montclare-Minooka

Expected to open in spring 2017, these supportive living communities will be managed by Gardant.

Our emphasis at each of the communities we operate is to provide residents with the Love, Compassion and Dignity they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need. Our goal is to help each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Through the Illinois Supportive Living program, the need for assistance doesn’t have to mean giving up your dignity, your privacy or your independence.

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