What’s Special About Presbyterian Homes?

Since 1904, Presbyterian Homes – an independent, not-for-profit, and faith-based family of communities – has served the Chicago area. Presbyterian Homes serves independent older adults at our retirement communities in Evanston, Lake Forest, and Arlington Heights, Illinois.

We provide peace of mind for all our residents by offering a full continuum of care. You’ll have access to independent and assisted living options, rehabilitation services, memory support, skilled nursing, and more for as long as you live here. That way, you can focus on enjoying life, not worrying about your future care.

We include a range of health care services in return for a one-time entrance fee and ongoing monthly service fee. And even if you experience financial hardship through no fault of your own, you can apply to the Geneva Foundation for financial assistance.

A Reputation for Excellence

Presbyterian Homes earned credit ratings of A- and BBB+ from FITCH and Standard & Poor’s. Out of approximately 2,000 senior living communities like Presbyterian Homes in the U.S., just 49 of those have an “A” category FITCH Rating.

In addition, we’re also proud to hold the exclusive Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) seal of excellence, which we’ve received consistently since 1990. Presbyterian Homes is one of only seven senior living organizations in Illinois and 300 of 2,000 nationwide to earn the CARF seal of excellence.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

As a faith-based not-for-profit, we create vibrant communities for older adults that inspire wellness, independence, joy, and security – enriching the lives of our residents and their families.

The Geneva Foundation transforms lives by enriching Presbyterian Homes’ communities through generous and responsible philanthropy.

Vision Statement

We will reimagine our Life Plan Communities for the future, transforming the organization with innovative thinking, bold leadership, and dynamic strategies that will anticipate the evolving needs of those we serve. We will strive to be a nationally recognized leader among these communities, and we will invest in opportunities for growth to ensure that our communities are secure, strong, and vibrant.

Core Values

Every member of Presbyterian Homes’ communities, including residents, employees, volunteers, families, and visitors, is treated with dignity and respect. We embrace diversity and recognize that our differences can empower us to grow.

We are called to excellence and integrity in our service. We strive to be transparent. We will approach the future with vision, vigor, cooperation, and dedication to each other and those we serve.

We strive for growth which furthers the mission, embraces innovation, and enriches the lives of the individuals we serve.

We commit to sound fiscal management and stewardship of our gifts, assets, and resources.

We welcome all as we embody our Christian heritage by serving one another with compassion, dignity, and respect.

A Note From Presbyterian Homes’ President Todd F. Swortzel

“As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, Presbyterian Homes answers to a high calling – one that recognizes the value of every individual as well as our collective responsibility to each other. Rather than answering to stockholders, we direct our resources for the benefit of the residents we serve and the communities to which we belong.”

“We are committed to developing self-sustaining communities that are creative, innovative, and responsive to the changing needs of residents.”

Todd joined Presbyterian Homes as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. With more than 25 years of experience leading not-for-profit senior living organizations, his professional career is focused on strategic planning.