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Assisted Living in Northern Illinois

The Basics.

According to webMD, Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident’s independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living.

The Shepherd Difference.

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living, our Assisted Living program provides more than just essential care; our Assisted Living program provides the highest quality care while nurturing a loved one’s body, mind, and emotional peace of mind. We are a faith-based, family owned company that ensures every resident departs knowing their

We do this through industry-leading caretaker ratios and small, intimate communities that foster real relationships and bonding as seniors rehabilitate or age gracefully. Our caregivers and nurses become an extension of your family, a fact we hear repeated often by the families we work with every day. It is deeply meaningful work, and thanks to our model of ‘quality over quantity’ we attract some of the finest caregivers. The results have been clear: 

Best of the Fox 6 years running
"Brandon and the rest of the team were so compassionate and caring and took the time to listen to our hearts desire for our Dad. Karen the admin has been a blessing in putting our hearts to rest assuring us our dad would be in good hands with their skilled CNA's and other skilled staff employees."
Testimonial for Assisted Living
Kerri Creutz

Our Communities

Live guilt-free knowing you've chosen a loving environment for mom or dad

When a loved one comes home to live in a Shepherd Premier Senior Living residence they join an intimate community of 10 to 16 residents. We believe “smaller is better” when it comes to senior care — an opinion informed by our own experience with the other guys. Rather than a sense of guilt, you can know that mom or dad is enjoying life in an environment similar to home, with a small group of people that will fill their days with engagement, laughter and the joy of belonging. We create an atmosphere that is engaging, supportive, safe and secure. By choosing Shepherd Premier the story doesn’t end, a new chapter begins!

group picture of senior living residents at shepherd

Is it time for Assisted Living?

The question everyone asks is: when is the ‘right‘ time to consider Assisted Living for mom or dad? It can be helpful to evaluate your loved one’s needs using an Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) framework:

Continence Control: the ability to get on and off the toilet in time, and clean up after using the toilet

Dressing: the ability to dress, undress and to make appropriate wardrobe choices

Eating: The ability to feed oneself (this doesn’t necessarily include food preparation)

Personal Hygiene: this includes bathing, showering, oral care, and grooming

Transferring and Mobility: this is the ability to move oneself in and out of bed, into and out of a seated position, and the ability to walk independently

Cognition: Clarity in basic decision making related to self-care

When someone is unable to perform these activities on their own, they need some assistance.

Assisted Living at Shepherd Premier Senior Living includes:

senior independent living resident relaxing in chair