Supportive Living

If money has the potential to be an issue sometime down the road, a Supportive Living Facility (SLF) may be a practical choice for your loved one. These communities can provide the care and support that they need, and they accept Medicaid (Illinois only).

What is a Supportive Living Community?

A supportive living community is very similar to an assisted living community. The only main difference is that supportive living is subsidized by the state of Illinois, giving seniors assistance financially so that running out of money won’t be an issue.

Once funds reach $2,000, the chosen supportive living community will help the resident with a Medicaid application. You may also get referrals for elder law attorneys who can help. They can assist with implementing the Spousal Impoverishment Act as well if it’s applicable.

There will be no changes to the resident’s experience. They stay in their current home, and there are no downgrades in care. The only difference is the payment structure, which results in the individual’s Social Security check going to the community, but they will still be allocated $90 per month.

Who Needs Supportive Living?

Supportive living is meant for those who cannot be fully independent and require care. These communities are different than the typical nursing home, making residents feel comforted and at home. On top of being able to participate in fun activities with other residents, supportive living communities assist with daily tasks such as:

  • Dressing
  • Medication management
  • Bathing
  • Incontinence assistance
  • Escorting
  • Housekeeping

With three meals per day and a 24/7 staff, your loved one will be well cared for at all times.

Looking for the Best Supportive Living Community in Chicagoland?

At Senior Living Experts, it’s always our goal to help families understand senior living, including the financial qualification process. Supportive living can give seniors safe and fulfilling days while not having to worry about finding new living arrangements if funds run low.

What Senior Living Experts Can Do for Your Family

We understand choosing a community can feel overwhelming. That is why we specialize in guiding you toward making the best possible decision for your loved ones–completely free of charge.

What Happens Next?

  • Discovery

    Your expert advisor will accumulate information necessary for proper placement, such as your needs, location, and budget.


    We provide numerous recommendations based on the details provided. Our goal is to combine your needs with our knowledge of senior communities.


    Your advisor will accompany you on tours so your search can be as thorough as possible. We want what’s best for your loved ones just as much as you do.


    After a choice has been made and your loved one has moved into their new home, we will continuously check in to make sure everything is going well.

Together, let’s begin the journey to finding the home that will enhance the life of your family.

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