Deer Path of Huntley offering assisted living for disabled
By Jeanie Mayer For Sun-Times Media August 30, 2013 12:52PM
Updated: October 2, 2013 6:34AM
HUNTLEY — An alternative to nursing care just opened in the village that will provide adults with disabilities safe and affordable housing options.
Deer Path of Huntley, which is managed by BMA Properties Ltd., and operates through the Illinois Supportive Living program, hosted a grand opening recently. The brand new facility opened its doors to residents on Aug. 23.
The community is comprised of a 128-unit, three-story building with 44 studio apartments and 84 one-bedroom apartments and is geared toward serving physically disabled adults age 22 to 64 at all incomes, including Medicaid recipients.
Among the services offered are health monitoring and assistance with daily living activities such as dressing and bathing. Medication reminders, housekeeping and laundry service, transportation and all meals and snacks are included.
The groundbreaking for the $21.1 million project took place in August of 2012. The community is located at 12500 Regency Parkway on 5.4 acres of land adjacent to Heritage Woods of Huntley. The community is intended to serve as an alternative to a nursing home and to help an individual who may be struggling alone in their homes.
Margo Griffin, business development coordinator for Huntley, said the development adds 50 to 60 new jobs to the village and ads to the quality of life in the village.
“We are extremely happy to see this unique residential community open their doors in Huntley,” Griffin said. “As this is the first supportive living facility in the Chicago area built specifically for persons with physical disabilities aged 22 to 64, their presence adds another positive layer to our quality of life spectrum.”
BMA Properties operates 35 senior living communities in Illinois, but this is the only community of its type in the northwest suburbs.
In addition to the private apartments, there are a variety of community areas within the building. An activity room, beauty salon/barber shop, computer lab, convenience store, theater, pub and billiards room, a therapy room, a weight room and an outdoor patio are among the amenities of the facility.
According to staffers at the facility, residents must have a disability to apply and will go through a financial process to determine they qualify for state-level assistance. Potential residents are given a nursing assessment prior to acceptance as well.
Individuals and their families can schedule a visit to the facility by calling (847) 515-1800 or visit the website at www.bma-mgmt.com/deerpathhuntleyto set up an appointment.