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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2010

State Announces Approval of 18 New Supportive Living Facilities in Illinois
Facilities Allow Seniors, People with Disabilities Independence

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) today announced the approval of 18 new Supportive Living Facilities (SLFs) in Illinois. The state’s Supportive Living Program offers an alternative to nursing home care for low income seniors, and people with physical disabilities.

“The expansion of the Supportive Living Program will result in additional high quality housing options for people who need long-term care, as well as economic development opportunities throughout the state,” said HFS Director Barry S. Maram. “The development of new SLFs will mean additional jobs – construction, facility staff – not to mention the potential for increased revenue for local businesses while supporting the states’ efforts to reform its long term care system.”

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services operates the Supportive Living Program for low-income seniors age 65 and older, and persons age 22 and older who have physical disabilities under Medicaid. SLFs offer residents apartment style housing combined with personal care, medication management and other health and wellness services. Residents can live independently and take part in decision making. Personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality are all emphasized through the program.

“SLFs make a critical range of services available while providing individuals with more choices for care,” said Theresa Eagleson, Administrator of the state’s Medicaid program. “The quality of applications received in this solicitation was outstanding. Clearly, the market and consumer demand for this type of affordable housing with services model is strong.” 

The state’s Medicaid program pays for a portion or all of the medical care for eligible residents.  Residents are responsible for paying for their housing with Social Security or other personal funds. 

Since Governor Quinn took office in Jan. 2009, 11 new SLFs have opened.  There are currently 119 operational SLFs containing nearly 9,400 apartments located throughout the state.

For more information about the Supportive Living Program, please visit: www.slfillinois.com.
 
The following applications have been selected for participation in the SLF program:

Bethany Square

4950 North Ashland

Chicago, IL 60640

Silver Creek Farm

Route 14 & Irving Avenue

Woodstock, IL 60098

Covenant Home

2720 West Foster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625-3510

South Suburban of Blue Island

1725 Vermont

Blue Island, IL 60406-6756

Eden South Shore

7200 South Dorchester

Chicago, IL 60619

South Suburban of Chicago Heights

1040 Dixie Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Victory Centre of Lake Zurich

Midlothian Road and Oakwood Lane

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

(The) St. Anthony of Lansing

177th & Oakley Avenue

Lansing, IL 60438

Goldblatt’s Senior Living

4700 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60609

Uptown Supportive Living

5019-35 North Winthrop Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640

Glenhaven Gardens of Belleville

Belleville, IL 62223-4802

The Renaissance at Prairie Crossing

Grayslake, IL 60030

Grand Prairie Supportive Living

Goldfinch Bow

Macomb, IL  61455

Oak Hill Supportive Living Facility

76 East Rollins Road

Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Heritage Woods of Gurnee

3775 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

The Oasis of Avondale Square

2000 North Whipple Street

Chicago, IL 60647-3809

Montclare Senior Residences at Lawndale

4635 West Gladys Avenue

Chicago, IL 60644

Oakwood Estates of Stronghurst

Logan Street

Stronghurst, IL 61480



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