The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit retirement community designed to accommodate the needs of older Jewish adults throughout the Chicago area.

At Selfhelp, you’ll receive the care you need from staff members who are committed to ensuring your comfort. You will also find an inviting atmosphere, a vibrant lifestyle and friendly people with similar likes and interests.

How can we help you?

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What's New at Selfhelp

Staff Longevity Contributes to High Quality Care

As you walk into The Selfhelp Home, you’re greeted by a welcoming “hello” from Linda Peek, a 16- year employee. On other days, that friendly welcome comes from Marlene Younan, a 24-year employee. In an industry that has a significantly high turnover rate of approximately 70 percent, in other words, two out of three nursing [Read more..]

The Big Hearts Behind the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation

Since 2007, The Selfhelp Home has been a recipient of a program funded by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation. This program highlights the importance of giving while providing life changing access to a vibrant Jewish life for many Chicago Jewish residents. Who Was Bernard Heerey? Bernard Heerey (“Bud”) has been best described as a quite [Read more..]

The 12 Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

The benefits of Tai Chi for seniors are incredible. A low-impact, relaxing form of exercise that only requires about 20 minutes a day and rewards your efforts. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art in the sense that it focuses on mental and spiritual aspects integrated into movement. This meditative form of exercise consists [Read more..]

Hotel like suites are the new nursing home

Luxury. It’s the word frequently being used today to describe the environment skilled nursing facilities are providing for post- acute short-term rehabilitation stays. “We are making the experience resemble a hotel stay. Meeting the demands of a new generation of seniors’ means redefining the future of traditional nursing homes,” said Austin Hirsch, President of The [Read more..]