What to Look for in a Retirement Community

Looking for a retirement community for yourself or a loved one is a very emotional process. You’re looking for a new home, social opportunities and support. You’re looking for a place that meets all your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.

We at Bethany Retirement Community in Chicago want to do what we can to support you through that process so we’ve put together a guide to help know what to look for in a retirement community.

What Kind of Care & Support are Included?

Retirement communities like ours are geared towards seniors who are still active and able to live independently for the most part but want to live maintenance-free. Residents of Bethany Retirement Community in Chicago enjoy their senior years in different ways that support their individuality and independence. We offer a robust social calendar and a full range of amenities from 3 meals a day and laundry facilities to security and transportation. View the full list here.

When daily activities become difficult for older adults, we extend a helping hand by offering more assistance in our supportive service floors (for an additional fee). Residents with additional needs always have available care-giving professionals to assist with life’s necessities.

And we also offer a Memory Care Program. Our innovative memory care programming facilitates engagement and provides the highest quality of life for residents with early to middle stage dementia-related illness.

Is there Access to Healthcare?

At Bethany Retirement Community in Chicago, we offer access to good healthcare and clinical support, with licensed nursing care and a well-trained staff on-site around the clock. It also means having healthy lifestyle options available to residents from fitness classes to a nutritional dietary program. We provide:

  • 24 hour licensed nursing care
  • Emergency call system for each apartment
  • Push pendent available to residents for emergency use
  • Convenient location next door to Thorek Memorial Hospital Andersonville in case of emergencies
  • Access to the clinic at Thorek Memorial Hospital Andersonville available for appointments with specialists

What is the Culture Like?

Perhaps the things that are most difficult to measure are some of the most important such as the food, social opportunities, events, etc. Which is why it’s so important to tour more than one community and experience as much as you can while you are there. Ask if you can try the food or sit in on one of the scheduled activities for the day so you can get a feel for the place, the people and the culture.

At Bethany Retirement we cover physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs. Exercise in the fitness center, enjoy yoga and Qi-Gong, or go for a morning stroll in our beautiful Heritage Garden. You can be as busy or relaxed as you choose. When it comes to active retirement living, our community doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why promoting individual choice is such an important factor. With your interests always in mind, we offer widespread opportunities designed just for you. Learn more and view our monthly events calendar here.

Can You Take a Tour?

YES! We would love to show you around our Chicago Retirement Community and answer all your questions. Please call us at (773) 989-1501 today to schedule a tour of our facility.