Gidwitz Place-Assisted Living is a retirement home, located in Deerfield, Illinois at 1601 Lake Cook Rd. It offers senior residents independent living options as well as a variety of amenities and services. to learn more!
Gidwitz Place also differs from unlicensed retirement communities, which generally offer more freedoms than nursing homes. Those facilities can offer personal care--such as bathing residents--only if they bring in an outside contractor with a special license. That can be costly and cumbersome, Gidwitz's operators said.
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Gidwitz Place is the first facility in the state to be granted a waiver that allows it to operate free of state nursing-home requirements, such as 24-hour nursing care on site.
In July, Auerbach moved into a facility that many advocates for the elderly say represents the future of senior housing: Gidwitz Place, an assisted-living center in north suburban Deerfield.