Independent Senior Living in the Chicago Suburbs
Independence your way.
When you start exploring independent senior living in our Evanston community, you won’t see empty rooms where things could happen. You’ll see a vibrant place where things are happening. You’ll meet remarkable people who are still doing fascinating things on campus, in the Chicago suburbs and in the city itself. In fact, you may just find yourself having to redefine what independent living really means.
Indulging in your love of music, art, history, current events or model trains. Sharing your expertise by volunteering, teaching or leading others. Keeping your mind stimulated by taking classes at Northwestern, learning how to weave or make glass jewelry, or trying out your improv skills. Relishing new opportunities to develop the kind of friendships that make life sweet. View a sample calendar to see what programs and events are waiting for you.
Sample Program Calendar
“There are so many opportunities to find your own niche.”
The Value of a Smart Plan
Westminster Place is a Life Plan Community, which means you can have the kind of Evanston independent living you want right now and have a smart plan for your future. If your health needs ever change, you’ll have access to a full continuum of high-quality, on-site health care. You’ll get the support you need without the hassle of searching for it or making a big move. And it will come from people who already have your best interests at heart.
We offer assisted living, memory care, short- and long-term skilled nursing, and rehabilitation, all in a lovely, welcoming environment, and all at significant savings. Because you take the worry about tomorrow out of the equation, being part of a Life Plan Community is a gift to your family — and to yourself. Learn more about the benefits of choosing a Life Plan Community with our guide.
Costs and Benefits Guide
A Residence as Unique as You Are
Your maintenance-free independent senior living residence should reflect who you are and support how you want to live. If you want a customizable place with unique features and distinctive appeal, you’ve come to the right place. Entrance fees starting at $115,400.
One- and two-bedroom apartments have spacious open floor plans and are convenient to the Westminster Commons and the Kimble Fitness Center. They all include a kitchen and major appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, spacious closets, large windows with lovely views, adjustable heat and air conditioning, and more. Patios are available with first-floor residences. Westminster Place has 14 apartment styles, ranging from 585 sq. ft. to 2,377 sq. ft.
The only independent senior living patio homes in the Evanston area are nestled in the midst of our beautiful campus. Enjoy a one- or two-bedroom floor plan with a gourmet eat-in kitchen featuring granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, large bedrooms with walk-in closets, a master bathroom with a walk-in shower, full sized washer and dryer, and attached garage. Patios are available. Westminster Place has 9 patio home styles to choose from, ranging from 710 sq. ft. to 2,200 sq ft.
What is an entrance fee?
It’s an upfront sum to help cover community operating expenses and help us offer access to continuing care for life at predictable rates. It also ensures priority access to higher levels of health care in case you ever need it. Your entrance fee is based on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants.
What’s included in the monthly fee?
The independent living monthly service fees vary based on the size of your residence and the number of occupants. This comprehensive fee covers a variety of services and amenities, including your meal plan, maintenance, housekeeping, utilities, scheduled transportation, concierge services, fitness center, programs and events, and much more.
What is your pet policy?
Pets are permitted in all independent living residences at Westminster Place. When you visit, please speak with a team member to find out more.
What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community or a Life Plan Community?
Continuing Care or Life Plan refers to the fact that in addition to independent living, all levels of care are available to residents on the same campus. This would include assisted living, nursing care and specialized memory care. In addition, all levels of care can be accessed directly by those living outside the retirement community.
What is the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing care?
Independent living is designed for those who can live safely without any assistance or supervision. The services provided are primarily for convenience and lifestyle benefits.
Assisted living is designed for individuals who need regular support but do not need a nurse on a daily basis. Assistance can be provided with activities such as meals, laundry, bathing, dressing and medication reminders.
Nursing care provides the necessary care for those who need a nurse or certified nursing assistant on a daily basis. Individuals might have chronic conditions that require a skilled caregiver in our nursing care center.
What if I am independent but my spouse needs to be in assisted living or nursing care? Can we still move in? Where would we live?
A number of couples living at Presbyterian Homes do not share the same good health. On an individual basis, we can create a program that may include one spouse in assisted living or nursing care, and the other in a nearby independent apartment.
Do you have to be a resident of independent living first before you can take advantage of assisted living, nursing care, or other services?
No. In fact, last year more than 700 “non-residents” recuperated from surgery or benefitted from Rebab in our Health Care Center. Our rehabilitative services include physical and occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology.
Are meals included?
Our communities offer flexible dining options. Three meals are available each day, however most residents will still cook many of their meals in their beautiful kitchens. Each resident is provided a monthly Discretionary dollar allowance to spend as they choose, for dining, salon services or in our on-site stores.
How much does it cost to live at Presbyterian Homes?
It’s surprisingly affordable. Each community has its own selection of residences with corresponding prices. Residences range in size from 500 square feet to over 4,000 square feet.
Each community offers both refundable and non-refundable entrance fee, combined with an ongoing monthly service fee. More specific information about each campus is part of the Guide to Costs and Benefits.
Is there a rental option?
Some Presbyterian Homes retirement communities offer a rental option for select apartments. In addition, those who move directly into assisted living or nursing care can rent from month to month, and do not pay an entrance fee.
I’ve heard that there is a long waiting list.
Not always. Many of our communities do maintain a Future Resident List. But, since the lists are residence-specific, some residences become available with nobody showing immediate interest. The key to our Future Resident Lists is to join early and use the time to plan a successful move.
What else would you like to know about Westminster Place and independent living in Evanston, IL? Use the contact form on this page to reach out about a call or to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.