What is Supportive Living?
Supportive Living provides cost-effective, affordable residential living and support services for adults 65 and older who are in need of assistance. Administered through the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Supportive Living program combines apartment-style living with personal care and other services that are covered by the state’s Medicaid program. Thanks to this unique state program, Supportive Living residents can live affordably and independently in an environment where personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality are emphasized.
Supportive Living vs. Assisted Living
Supportive Living and assisted living offer similar services, however, assisted living communities tend to be more costly, and they do not accept payment from Medicaid. Furthermore, when assisted living residents are no longer able to pay privately, they must leave. On the other hand, at Supportive Living Communities such as Maywood, services are provided at a reduced or subsidized cost.
- Supportive Living is an alternative to Assisted Living
- Supportive Living is “Affordable” Assisted Living
- Supportive living accepts Medicaid
What’s included in Supportive Living?
For the convenience of every resident we offer support services such as three restaurant-style meals per day, housekeeping, and laundry which are all included in the monthly fee. Our certified nursing assistants are also on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide assistance with medications and the activities of daily life. Residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing help is never far away. Residents can benefit from a myriad of opportunities for companionship. Every day we offer on-site social, recreational, and educational activities, as well as organized group excursions.