- The Birches
215 55th Street, Clarendon Hills, IL, 60514
Community InformationThe Birches is an assisted living facility in Clarendon Hills, IL. The Birches offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and The Birches offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so The Birches provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help.
Unique FeaturesConservative elegance, feels like country club
The minimum age that a resident may be is 40 years old.
StaffingNurses on Staff24-Hour Awake StaffVisiting NurseVisiting PodiatristVisiting DentistVisiting Physical TherapistVisiting Occupational TherapistVisiting Speech Therapist
Facility Care Level
Care Level Percentage Light Care 16% Medium Care 83% Heavy Care 0%
The Birches prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care
Additional ServicesDiabetic Care
This community offers diabetes care and can offer insulin injections, including sliding scale therapy.
Memory Care Offered
The memory care area of this community is secured to protect the safety of residents who wander. This community's memory care section can accept residents with major behavior issues. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. The community's memory care section is in its own building.
Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.
Non Ambulatory Care
This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.
This community can accept residents who are an elopement risk. This community provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
TransportationResident Parking AvailableComplimentary Transportation
Additional AmenitiesActivities OnsiteActivities OffsiteDevotional Services OnsiteDevotional Services OffsiteOutdoor Common AreasIndoor Common AreasBeautician Onsite
Other ServicesWheelchair Accessible ShowersHospice AvailableRespite OfferedAging in Place
Activities ProvidedNone specified at this time.
Average Room Pricing at The Birches
Room Type Assisted Living Studio Averages $3,700 - $4,600 Monthly 1 Bedroom Averages $3,900 - $4,800 Monthly Semi-Private 2 Bedrooms Averages $5,700 - $7,000 MonthlyDisclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.
Estimated Fees at The Birches
Fee Type Assisted Living Community Fee Averages $3,700 - $4,600 One-time Respite Fee Buy-In Fee High Care Needs Fee Medium Care Needs Fee Low Care Needs Fee 2nd Person Fee Averages $600 - $700 MonthlyDisclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.
Paying for careCommercial InsurancePrivate paySocial SecuritySeparate pricing structure for careVeteran's benefits
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|Clarendon Hills||0 miles||1||$4,300|
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Just like home!reviewed on: 01/26/2017 by Alice
The Birches is a wonderful place to live. They have so many interesting activities and the food is outstanding. The staff really cares. When you become part of the family, everyone knows your name.
Review of The Birches Assisted Living Alzheimer's / Memory Care in Clarendon Hills, ILreviewed on: 10/24/2014 by Anonymous
Small and cozy, but again geared towards assisted living and folks were very elderly.
Our Friends, Our Familyreviewed on: 12/28/2019 by Anonymous
What makes the Birches stand out against other communities? The Residents and their Families. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, we get to meet so many residents and their families. Everyone is no nice. We share stories, good and bad, we laugh and we cry. It is a shame that these family gatherings (holiday lunch or brunch) are so few and far between, and to put it mildly, so expensive given what we’re paying in rent. So, we've come up with an idea. For Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day have a FREE barbecue for families. All you need is burgers, brats, hot dogs, and chicken. A BIG SHOUTOUT to the FRONT DESK staff and the DINING ROOM and KITCHEN staff. Everyone agreed the brunch was GREAT and they are GREAT. Additionally most families agreed, we don’t know management. Management is not here on weekends or evenings or on the holidays. We'd like management to know us and for us to know management.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmasreviewed on: 11/23/2020 by Anonymous
Wordsmithed for my mother and her friends. As Thanksgiving is coming, we reflect on the past and think of our family and our friends. Those that are still here and those that have left our community. Spending nine months in a building with the same people creates a special bond. We depend on each other and thank each other for looking after everyone in our new family. As Christmas is coming, we think of ways to thank those who have meant much to us during the year. To the front desk: THANK YOU You are the heart of The Birches. We pester you day and night with our happiness and our sorrows, we request things of you that you cannot do, and we blame you when they are not done. You see us every day, you know when we are doing well and when we are doing poorly. Most importantly, when we are doing poorly, you get us help. THANK YOU. To Katie and the Activities Team: THANK YOU We experienced the worst in the first few months of the pandemic. The paper on the back of our doors, said DO NOT LEAVE. Unless you are in that room, unable to come and go, you do not know what it is like. One learns what the term stir crazy really means. When the restrictions were lifted, the Activities Team continuously tried to offer things to keep us busy. They did a great job. Our favorite was Concerts in the Parking Lot. It sounds silly, but they were FANTASTIC. Thank you. The Birches Bus Road Trips were a nice, safe way to get out of the building. Thank you. To Chef Danny and the Kitchen and Dining Room Team: THANK YOU Talk about a person who brings fun and caring to the Birches, that would be Chef Danny. Whether Chef Danny is barbequing something special on the outside grill or serving us breakfast early on a Sunday morning, he puts a smile on our faces. THANK YOU. Despite all the turnover to his staff, from losing long term servers who knew what we wanted before we sat down and having them replaced with high schoolers, he made us feel special. If you have a special need or a special request, he does his best to make it happen. Since his arrival he was always trying new things on us and we were so happy when he finally re-vamped the whole menu. Plus, we now have many al a carte items we can order, like the fish of the day, all day breakfast, hamburgers, and more. And do not forget the dining room staff and the cooks. We are a hard group to please and not always the nicest. Thank you for your patience and effort in doing all you do.
Nurses Keep us on our Feetreviewed on: 12/10/2019 by Birches Residents
My previous review had the nurses names as ‘Name Removed’. So here is a rewrite of my review. The full time assisted living nurses are wonderful. It is as if they are a member of our families looking after us. They make sure we’re ok and they can tell when something is off. We hope they stay at the Birches forever. The Birches needs to make sure they stay for a long time.