Home Sweet Home
Meet Jackie. About the same time Jackie started showing signs of aging, her husband passed away. Lonely, she moved in with one of her children.
Within a short time, Jackie and her children agreed she needed more socializing opportunities than living with one of her daughters could provide. However, they were not convinced that living in a senior apartment complex would provide the environment that Jackie needed or wanted. She never desired to move into a senior apartment building or other large senior housing facility.
So they turned to an affordable Senior Home Sharing option – Jackie has lived at Chase Place in Lombard since March 2011. It has been the perfect fit — her children, who live in nearby suburbs, frequently visit and often stay for meals, gardening and interaction with other residents at Chase Place.
Perhaps most importantly, Jackie is able to retain as much independence as possible because of the routine and stability offered by Senior Home Sharing, including dining on three meals every day, medication reminders, frequent opportunities to socialize, and the security offered by full-time housing staff.
So while Jackie thrives in an independent setting, Senior Home Sharing’s affordable, small scale, neighborhood home provides her family the peace of mind knowing she is eating well, enjoying the company of elderly friends her age, and having the chance to laugh often in an environment much like the homes she lived in all her life!
IN THE NEWS: Chicago Tribune reporter Vikki Ortiz Healy wrote a FRONT SECTION, FRONT PAGE ARTICLE about Senior Home Sharing that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Click to read it here!
Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune video coverage: Seniors share house is suburban neighborhood