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Pinnacle Place is a Supportive Living program certified by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. More information about supportive living can be found at Illinois Supportive Living or Affordable Assisted Living Coalition.

What is Supportive Living?

A Supportive Living program combines apartment-style living with personal care and other services that are covered by Illinois' Medicaid program. It is a cost-effective solution to the growing need for affordable, residential living and support service options for seniors.

Pinnacle Place accepts both Medicaid and private pay. We assist residents in accessing Medicaid benefits.

Who Does Supportive Living Serve?

Supportive Living residents are typically 65 or older and in need of support care. Some may require help with meals, housekeeping or laundry. Others may need reminders to take their medications or appreciate help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing and grooming. All Supportive Living residents must be able to participate in their care and do not have health needs that require skilled, 24-hour nursing care.

Visit Pinnacle Place and talk to our Manager to see if you or your loved one would benefit from our Supportive Living services.

What Services Do Supportive Living Residents Receive?

Supportive Living offers a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment that residents can furnish and decorate according to their own personal taste. Residents have access to services including three meals a day, housekeeping, social/educational/wellness activities, help with bathing and dressing, medication management and scheduled transportation. Supportive Living residents also enjoy the convenience of various on-site amenities such as beauty and barber salons and community dining rooms.

Pinnacle Place goes above and beyond just the basic services that all Supportive Living facilities provide. At no additional cost, Pinnacle Place provides Cable TV and High-Speed Wireless Internet Access.

What Are the Benefits of Supportive Living?

Beyond the tangibles of a private apartment and services, Supportive Living offers residents the opportunity to preserve their independence as much as possible. Residents benefit from a sense of community and a feeling of comaraderie that comes from the opportunity to socialize on a regular basis. Supportive Living offers residents and their loved ones the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a helping hand is at the ready should they need it.

How is Supportive Living Different from Nursing Home Care?

Supportive Living provides a much more residential and independent lifestyle. Supportive Living is designed for those who don't need the 24-hour skilled nursing care delivered in nursing homes.

How is Supportive Living Different from Assisted Living?

Supportive Living and Assisted Living offer similar services, however, assisted living communities tend to be more costly, and they do not accept payment from Medicaid. Furthermore, when assisted living residents are no longer able to pay privately, they must leave. Supportive Living, on the other hand, offers residents who qualify the opportunity to access Medicaid benefits so they can continue living at the supportive living community without worrying about payment.

At Pinnacle Place, the transition from private pay to Medicaid is seamless and our staff will assist you every step of the way.

When Can I Move In?

Call Pinnacle Place at 815-273-2105 to schedule a tour with our Manager, JoEllen McCaskey. She will outline the application process and assist you with the completion of the necessary forms. We look forward to seeing you at Pinnacle Place!