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Facts and Frequently Asked Questions
About Supportive Living

What Is Supportive Living?

  • A sensible solution to the growing need for affordable housing with services
  • Available to seniors aged 65 and older
  • Combines apartment-style housing with personal care, support services and opportunities for socialization
  • Administered through the Illinois Department of Healthcare andFamily Services (IDHFS)

Supportive Living Offers…

  • Apartment homes
  • An optional financial assistance program
  • Rates that are typically lower than assisted living
  • Services including:
    • Three meals a day
    • Housekeeping
    • Social, educational and wellness activities
    • Help with bathing, dressing and medications
    • Scheduled transportation
    • Access to various on-site amenities

Who Qualifies For Supportive Living?

Illinois’ Supportive Living program is open to any resident who:

  • Undergoes pre-admission screening.
  • Is without diagnosis of development disability or serious and persistent mental illness
  • Has had a negative TB test
  • Does not participate in another federal home or community-based waiver program

A Supportive Living Resident’s Profile…

  • Supportive living residents are typically 65 or older
  • All must be able to participate in their own care
  • Their health needs do not require 24-hour care
  • Their needs for support services vary:
    • Some may require help with meals and housekeeping
    • Others need medication assistance or help with daily activities
    • Some benefit from the social and wellness aspects
    • Or any combination thereof

Supportive Living Vs. Assisted Living…

  • They both offer similar services
  • Assisted living tends to be more costly
  • Assisted living does not accept payment from Medicaid
  • Assisted living residents generally must leave if they cannot pay
  • Supportive Living residents who qualify have access to Medicaid benefits
  • Supportive Living residents who qualify can stay in Supportive Living without worry about payment

Supportive Living Vs. Nursing Home

  • Supportive Living residents do not require 24-hour nursing care
  • Supportive Living residences are apartments, not private or semi-private rooms
  • Supportive Living typically provides a more residential and independent lifestyle than a nursing home

To Become A Resident Of Pioneer Gardens…

  • Discuss individual needs with the Sales & Marketing team of Pioneer Gardens
  • Visit with the staff
  • Tour the facility
  • Review service

Pioneer Gardens Mission Statment

Pioneer Gardens is a community of choice for our mothers and fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, and all who seek fun-filled, secure, service-oriented, health-conscious senior supportive living.

Contact Information
3800 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60653

(773) 420.4100
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