Supportive Living

What is supportive living?

Supportive living is an affordable option developed by the State of Illinois for seniors to receive the assistance they need in a residential environment that promotes a lifestyle of independence with personal choice, dignity, privacy, and individuality.

How does supportive living work?

A Medicaid-eligible resident must have income equal to or greater than the current SSI amount (currently $674 for a single person; $1,011 for a couple) and must contribute all but $90 each month to the facility for room and board, meals, and services. The $90 is to be kept by the resident as a personal allowance to use as the resident wishes. One of the many benefits of the supportive living program and the reason why many of our residents choose our facility over a traditional independent or assisted living facility is because if a resident runs out of funds to pay privately, you may meet criteria that can make you eligible for supportive living. If so, your apartment, services and amenities will not change.

Additional Resources

AARP
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
Illinois Department on Aging
Illinois Health & Wellness
Illinois Healthcare & Family Services
Illinois Supportive Living Program
National Council On Aging
Social Security
Senior Corps