What I love most about this assisted living facility, is their understanding that the need for assistance—does not mean that seniors want to be confined inside the building.
Aside from the modern selection of daily in-house activities, the group outings are quite exceptional. Residents can sign up for “summer camp” or “winter camp” and enjoy outings such as boating, hiking, fishing, paddle boating, camping, and other favorite outdoor activities.
There are also many outings to nearby attractions and events.
Residents can even join the onsite gardening club. Larger units can be shared to help reduce costs.
This independent and assisted living facility features affordable studio apartments, and is designed specifically as low-income senior housing. Many of the residents have health conditions that make living completely independent a risk, but who are not yet in need of full-fledged nursing care.
I would say that everything from the quality of care, to the activities, and amenities is acceptable—but not outstanding. Seniors who are still fairly mobile, will enjoy the many nearby restaurants and shopping areas.
The location is good, and public transportation is close.
This senior facility consists mostly of local southside seniors. It is an excellent place for seniors who prefer to remain near their family and friends, but increase their level of safety and security.
That being said, this is not for seniors who are on the decline. While assisted living is available, this community is best suited for seniors who require minimal daily and weekly assistance. Once memory or mobility begins to decline, it is probably best to find a new place to call home.
The staff and administration are outstanding individually and collectively. From the first moment of inception while making the decision for my parent, I have experienced true care and well-being from everyone I have had the pleasure to encounter.
I thank you for making the environment one that will make anyone comfortable when making a decision as to where the best care of the residents is the highest priority on their list.
Victory Centre of Vernon Hills is a supportive living community catering to seniors including those with limited financial resources. It's a newer, modern residence where residents are encouraged to stay active, make new friends and enjoy all that Victory Centre has to offer. Full service dining, wellness staff and a wide array of activities make for a life full of social and recreational possibilities. The residence is conveniently located within a short drive to the mall in Vernon Hills and a variety of dining, banking and shopping venues.
Oak Hill Supportive Living is a premier senior residence serving individuals and couples of all socio-economic backgrounds. The management is top notch and the staff in general are very friendly and helpful. The two meals I had there were better than what you might expect in a retirement community and the common spaces are modern, comfortable and well maintained. There always seems to be something going on at Oak Hill. Residents enjoy use of a dedicated movie theatre, full service dining room, spacious activity center with a greenhouse. Best of all, the staff treat the residents like family.
My mom lived at the Victory Center for over 2 years. We moved her in because she had become despondent and reclusive. She had stopped caring for herself and was depressed and confused. Within 2 months of livin there, I watched my mom come alive. She started socializing, made friends, started wearing makeup and her jewelry again. She was less confused and more outgoing.When I would pick her up and take her out, she couldn't wait to get back to what she now referred to as her home. She say, "let's get going, the girls are waiting for me. We have a card game tonight and I don't want to be late." Sadly, she passed away in January, but I will always be grateful to the Staff and the residents of the Victory Centre of Bartlett for making the last few years of her life happy and for giving me back the mom that I had missed.