Our community is exclusively designed to serve low income adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence and provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or struggling alone at home.
With Heritage Woods of Chicago being fully certified through the Illinois Supportive Living Program, older adults on Medicaid or who only receive Social Security can qualify for residency.
Heritage Woods has been managed by leading senior living provider Gardant Management Solutions since January 2008.
Especially Designed for You
Heritage Woods of Chicago combines the benefits of living in a residential apartment with the availability of personal assistance, support services and opportunities for socialization with friends and neighbors and to participate in a variety of activities and special events.
Furnished and unfurnished apartments are available. A variety of community areas are also available, including spacious dining rooms, activity areas, lounges, library, physician office, outdoor patio and landscaped courtyard.
Certified nurses assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide help with medications and assistance with such activities of daily living as bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene and getting to and from dining and activities.
Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity
Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages Heritage Woods, is a mission-driven company based in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The company has made a commitment to Touching Lives by providing Dignified Lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of Love, Compassion & Dignity.
Gardant is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 11th largest provider of assisted living in the nation.
To arrange a visit or to obtain more information about Heritage Woods of Chicago, call 773-722-2900.
HERITAGE WOODS OF CHICAGO offers a variety of services and amenities:
Helpful services arranged to make your days fulfilled & comfortable ~
• Ongoing health monitoring and nursing assessments
• Assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing,
• dressing, personal hygiene, grooming, and getting to and
• from activities and dining
• Medication set-up, reminders and assistance
• Three restaurant-style meals daily, plus snacks
• A range of interesting and varied programs and events
• Assistance with transportation needs
• 24-hour staffing by certified nursing assistants
• Mobile alert buttons
• On-site beauty/barber services
• Secured exterior doors
• Reception desk services
Places to go, things to do, all with convenience in mind for you ~
• Lobby and Lounges
• Spacious Dining Room
• Activity and Community Rooms
• Beauty/Barber Salon
• Library/Computer Room
• Outdoor Patio with Landscaped Courtyard
• Physician Office
• Free Resident Laundry
• Individual Mailboxes
Think of Heritage Woods of Chicago as your home a place where you can leave the worries of homeownership and living alone behind. Our affordable community provides the assistance you need to maintain the independence you desire.
Healthy Aging Month and Combatting Ageism
By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions
With September designated as Healthy Aging Month, the focus of my Blog today is on Ageism in the United States.
I have to admit that when it comes to this issue, I am by no means unbiased.
Professionally, I have been involved in senior living and health care for nearly 45 years. I have had the opportunity to work with hospitals, health care systems, retirement living, assisted living and memory care communities from coast to coast. Our company, Gardant Management Solutions, is especially focused on providing assisted living and memory care that is affordable to individuals of all incomes.
Personally, I celebrated my 69th Birthday last week. This time next year, God-willing, I will be entering my 8th decade of life.
During my lifetime, I have enjoyed a wide variety of experiences and have lived through many major events. They include, just to name a few, the Cold War; assassinations of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Viet Nam War and Anti-War Protests; establishment of Medicare and Medicaid; the space race that led up to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon; Watergate; oil embargoes that resulted in around-the-block lines of cars, with drivers hoping there would be enough gas left at the station to fill up their tank; predictions of a coming Ice Age; tearing down of the Berlin Wall; 9/11; the enactment of the Affordable Care Act; and now the coronavirus pandemic.
Oh, and since I am a die-hard Cubs fan, the 2016 World Series.
Healthy Aging Month was created by Carolyn Worthington, the editor of Healthy Aging Magazine. The purpose is to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older and to dispel myths about aging.
In some other parts of the world, old age is celebrated. Elders are treated with the utmost reverence and respect. Their knowledge, wisdom and expertise gained from years of accumulated experiences are valued. Death is not feared; it is accepted as a part of life.
Here in the United States, our culture has become increasingly youth-centric. It’s All about the Children has become a common rallying cry.
Older adults are often viewed as being senile, incompetent, and a burden on our resources. They are often the brunt of jokes.
Many, as they age, try to cover up the physical signs of aging.
A story by Joe Kita posted on the AARP website on Dec. 30, 2019, noted that age discrimination in the workplace still flourishes here in the United States. A special Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report found that even though Congress outlawed age discrimination in the workplace 50 years ago, it remains a significant and costly problem. Click here to read more from AARP.
Our views on aging impact how we engage with and treat older adults; our social and civic engagements; and political policies and decisions at the national, state and local levels.
With the first waves of the Silver Tsunami already hitting our country, the need to combat ageism is of growing importance.
Focusing on the positive aspects of growing older and dispelling myths about aging are important elements in battle.
We need to emphasize that frailty and memory loss that disrupt daily life are not normal parts of aging and that while the speed in which older adults can process information may slow down with age, the wisdom that comes from all the knowledge and experiences accumulated over the years can more than make up for it.
There are places in the world where the rates of heart disease and cancer are significantly lower than in the United States; places where people are much less likely to develop chronic medical conditions as they age; where people live long, robust, happy and purposeful lives well into their 80s, 90s and 100s before passing away.
As Jeff Rubin points out in the forward to his book: Wisdom of Age: Insights from One Generation to Another, the presumption should be that people of all ages are afforded the opportunity to realize their potential for physical, social, spiritual and mental well-being throughout their lives.
To combat ageism, we need to rethink how we think about growing older, both individually and as a society.