Franciscan Court

1996 Franciscan Way
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 562-4242


We thank you for your interest in Franciscan court! We are committed to providing an exceptional independent living experience in our beautiful new facility. Our warm, safe environment promotes a feeling of belonging and will help you maintain your independence. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.


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                      william miller

                      2 Reviews
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                      2013

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                        Franciscan Court

                        How about a -5 star? I'm forced to choose something to post this. If you want your loving family members to languish, you've found your place! Notice the doors are not handicap accessible upon your arrival and departure. Ask to see everyone's current licenses - this includes the Administrators. What is their turnover of residents, how many staff members are on duty at all times? If there is an emergency do they just dial 911 for a local ambulance or do they have a private contract with an ambulance service? Do they have handicapped busses to take the residents off campus, if the answer is still no, how do residents shop for their own personal needs - something as simplistic as a lightbulb or toilet paper? The residents are not potted plants, they are thriving individuals and should be treated as such. Please become a sleuth no, matter where you choose. Why the state doesn't regulate the rules they've written is a question that is still a concern. Make sure if you plug in a television (outlet high on the wall necessitating a bracket) you get your deposit back for damages, and if no bracket is utilized, the resident doesn't trip on the cord from a television placed low. What activities do they have planned on a daily basis? Visit at off hours, especially in the evening. Do they have a backup generator should power go out and is their telephone service tied into their electricity? How many thefts have happened to the residents and who's insurance overs it? If your family wants to visit privately, do they have a common area room with doors for privacy? Ask to spend the night to get the true feel and interaction of everything, this includes their meals. Ask where they purchase their food. Don't just go for the aesthetics of the building, look at the residents. Should you family member become romantic with another resident, are they adult enough to have their doors closed or does the administration forbid such human interactions? How often does the administration just open one's door, not out of concern but, because they have a master key? This too startles your family member and they are often in a state of undress. Get back in your and drive away - quickly. They appear to be in a convenient location, that too is not the case. Where are they going to walk to, a hookah restaurant they can't afford but, will help them.

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                        contuc

                        1 Reviews
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                        2012

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                          Franciscan Court

                          Unexpectedly, both of our moms came within the same week. We wanted a place where they could be together and accepted Medicare for one of them. A "Place for Mom" recommended a supportive living home called Fransiscan Court in West Chicago. - It is like supportive living but not so expensive. - It is clean with ample room throughout. - They worked with us financially. - The staff is supportive/caring of us and our moms. - There is a Catholic influence but not pushed. - Great food. My mom complains that the food is too good and too much - she is going to gain weight. We are all thankful we found this home.

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                          bible reader

                          6 Reviews
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                          2012

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                            Franciscan Court

                            Below is our experience with Franciscan Court in West Chicago, Illinois We needed to find a supportive living facility in July of 2009 for my wife's 87 year old mother. We visited and interviewed four organizations in the area with West Chicago as the epicenter of our search. We had a criterion for making a decision based on the positive and negative feedback from friends and relatives who were faced with these same circumstances. Franciscan Court was the smallest facility that we evaluated and the last of the four that we visited. The larger facilities had a more 'institutional' feel as the resident population increased. Franciscan Court had an intimate feel to it with only about 70 residents and we could see that it had a personal touch that appeared to be the rule rather than the exception. The staff seemed to have great attitudes and to really enjoy their jobs interacting with the residents. The building was new and designed by the owners, Zack and Rene Caulkins based on their experience in the field of over 25 years. There was a huge recreational hall in the basement with a large screen TV for movie nights, seasonal celebrations at all points on the calendar, game nights, crafts, library, TV viewing area, centered around a small open air, courtyard with a pond and landscaping. The beauty shop in the basement facilitated keeping residents looking great. This was a first impression and we could have made a mistake. After all you can only investigate and evaluate these things to a certain level without the actual experience of being a resident or care giver. In the end, you do your homework and hope you make the right choice. However, after 2 1/2 years our experience has confirmed our first impressions and has exceeded what we hoped Franciscan Court would be for my mother-in-law. Zack and Rene, who is also a nurse, are hands-on owners and involved in everyday operations. There are no other supervisors or layers of management between them and the residents. Their offices are right in the middle of day-to-day operations right next to the dining area and front desk where they can constantly interact with the residents and where the residents have access to them. Zack and Rene continued to improve their facility and services. They purchased a large backup generator that kicks in automatically during a power failure and instituted Wander Guard so that at risk residents can't go out a door without setting off and alarm. Both of these items were verbal commitments Zack made to us during our initial evaluation process. We were very pleased that they followed through with those promises. Franciscan Court has been a blessing for my mother-in-law and our entire family. They have given us the gift of peace of mind that the grandmother of our children is attended by loving and caring people in the twilight of her life. The Campbells Batavia, IL

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                            bible reader

                            6 Reviews
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                            2012

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                              Franciscan Court

                              My wife and I wanted to take the time to review our experiences with Franciscan Court Supportive Living in West Chicago, IL. We needed to find a supportive living facility in July of 2009 for my wife's 87 year old mother. We visited and interviewed four organizations in the area with West Chicago as the epicenter of our search. We had a criterion for making a decision based on the positive and negative feedback from friends and relatives who were faced with these same circumstances. Franciscan Court was the smallest facility that we evaluated and the last of the four that we visited. The larger facilities had a more 'institutional' feel as the resident population increased. Franciscan Court had an intimate feel to it with only about 70 residents and we could see that it had a personal touch that appeared to be the rule rather than the exception. The staff seemed to have great attitudes and to really enjoy their jobs interacting with the residents. The building was new and designed by the owners, Zack and Rene Caulkins based on their experience in the field of over 25 years. There was a huge recreational hall in the basement with a large screen TV for movie nights, seasonal celebrations at all points on the calendar, game nights, crafts, library, TV viewing area, centered around a small open air, courtyard with a pond and landscaping. The beauty shop in the basement facilitated keeping residents looking great. This was a first impression and we could have made a mistake. After all you can only investigate and evaluate these things to a certain level without the actual experience of being a resident or care giver. In the end, you do your homework and hope you make the right choice. However, after 2 1/2 years our experience has confirmed our first impressions and has exceeded what we hoped Franciscan Court would be for my mother-in-law. Zack and Rene, who is also a nurse, are hands-on owners and involved in everyday operations. There are no other supervisors or layers of management between them and the residents. Their offices are right in the middle of day-to-day operations right next to the dining area and front desk where they can constantly interact with the residents and where the residents have access to them. Zack and Rene continued to improve their facility and services. They purchased a large backup generator that kicks in automatically during a power failure and instituted Wander Guard so that at risk residents can't go out a door without setting off and alarm. Both of these items were verbal commitments Zack made to us during our initial evaluation process. We were very pleased that they followed through with those promises. Franciscan Court has been a blessing for my mother-in-law and our entire family. They have given us the gift of peace of mind that the grandmother of our children is attended by loving and caring people in the twilight of her life. The Campbells

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                              bible reader

                              6 Reviews
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                              2012

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                                Franciscan Court

                                My wife and I wanted to take the time to review our experiences with Franciscan Court Supportive Living in West Chicago, IL. We needed to find a supportive living facility in July of 2009 for my wife's 87 year old mother. We visited and interviewed four organizations in the area with West Chicago as the epicenter of our search. We had a criterion for making a decision based on the positive and negative feedback from friends and relatives who were faced with these same circumstances. Franciscan Court was the smallest facility that we evaluated and the last of the four that we visited. The larger facilities had a more 'institutional' feel as the resident population increased. Franciscan Court had an intimate feel to it with only about 70 residents and we could see that it had a personal touch that appeared to be the rule rather than the exception. The staff seemed to have great attitudes and to really enjoy their jobs interacting with the residents. The building was new and designed by the owners, Zack and Rene Caulkins based on their experience in the field of over 25 years. There was a huge recreational hall in the basement with a large screen TV for movie nights, seasonal celebrations at all points on the calendar, game nights, crafts, library, TV viewing area, centered around a small open air, courtyard with a pond and landscaping. The beauty shop in the basement facilitated keeping residents looking great. This was a first impression and we could have made a mistake. After all you can only investigate and evaluate these things to a certain level without the actual experience of being a resident or care giver. In the end, you do your homework and hope you make the right choice. However, after 2 1/2 years our experience has confirmed our first impressions and has exceeded what we hoped Franciscan Court would be for my mother-in-law. Zack and Rene, who is also a nurse, are hands-on owners and involved in everyday operations. There are no other supervisors or layers of management between them and the residents. Their offices are right in the middle of day-to-day operations right next to the dining area and front desk where they can constantly interact with the residents and where the residents have access to them. Zack and Rene continued to improve their facility and services. They purchased a large backup generator that kicks in automatically during a power failure and instituted Wander Guard so that at risk residents can't go out a door without setting off and alarm. Both of these items were verbal commitments Zack made to us during our initial evaluation process. We were very pleased that they followed through with those promises. Franciscan Court has been a blessing for my mother-in-law and our entire family. They have given us the gift of peace of mind that the grandmother of our children is attended by loving and caring people in the twilight of her life.

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                                bible reader

                                6 Reviews
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                                2012

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                                  Franciscan Court

                                  My wife and I wanted to take the time to review our experiences with Franciscan Court Supportive Living in West Chicago, IL. We needed to find a supportive living facility in July of 2009 for my wife's 87 year old mother. We visited and interviewed four organizations in the area with West Chicago as the epicenter of our search. We had a criterion for making a decision based on the positive and negative feedback from friends and relatives who were faced with these same circumstances. Franciscan Court was the smallest facility that we evaluated and the last of the four that we visited. The larger facilities had a more 'institutional' feel as the resident population increased. Franciscan Court had an intimate feel to it with only about 70 residents and we could see that it had a personal touch that appeared to be the rule rather than the exception. The staff seemed to have great attitudes and to really enjoy their jobs interacting with the residents. The building was new and designed by the owners, Zack and Rene Caulkins based on their experience in the field of over 25 years. There was a huge recreational hall in the basement with a large screen TV for movie nights, seasonal celebrations at all points on the calendar, game nights, crafts, library, TV viewing area, centered around a small open air, courtyard with a pond and landscaping. The beauty shop in the basement facilitated keeping residents looking great. This was a first impression and we could have made a mistake. After all you can only investigate and evaluate these things to a certain level without the actual experience of being a resident or care giver. In the end, you do your homework and hope you make the right choice. However, after 2 1/2 years our experience has confirmed our first impressions and has exceeded what we hoped Franciscan Court would be for my mother-in-law. Zack and Rene, who is also a nurse, are hands-on owners and involved in everyday operations. There are no other supervisors or layers of management between them and the residents. Their offices are right in the middle of day-to-day operations right next to the dining area and front desk where they can constantly interact with the residents and where the residents have access to them. Zack and Rene continued to improve their facility and services. They purchased a large backup generator that kicks in automatically during a power failure and instituted Wander Guard so that at risk residents can't go out a door without setting off and alarm. Both of these items were verbal commitments Zack made to us during our initial evaluation process. We were very pleased that they followed through with those promises. Franciscan Court has been a blessing for my mother-in-law and our entire family. They have given us the gift of peace of mind that the grandmother of our children is attended by loving and caring people in the twilight of her life.

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