By Amber Ellis of assisted living provider BMA Management, Ltd.
The resident of McHenry, Illinois was looking for information for her mother when she attended a caregiver’s conference with her sister earlier this year. She found that – and much more- when she discovered Deer Path of Huntley.
Deer Path is an affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 years of age with physical disabilities that is under construction in Huntley, Illinois. The Village of Huntley is located in the northwest suburban area of metropolitan Chicago.
The community, which will be managed by BMA, is being developed and will operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program so it will be able to serve adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. It will combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services.
Marilyn had no idea what Supportive Living was until she spoke with Gail Williams, the Director of Marketing for Deer Path. Within minutes, she knew that Deer Path was the kind of place where her son, Jeffrey, could thrive.
Deer Path “was the answer to my prayers. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Tears actually started rolling down my checks,” Marilyn recalls.
“I went looking for support for my mom and discovered a treasure for my son,” she says.
Marilyn and Jeff (pictured left), who is 48, made an appointment to visit Deer Path a few weeks later. Jeff was impressed. He loved the place and felt that the community was being built “just for him.”
Jeff is planning to be one of the first residents to move into Deer Path when the community opens for occupancy later this summer. Jeff and his family are excited about the opportunities that await him when he arrives in Huntley.
“We are so looking forward to the move,” Marilyn says, and “feel a whole new world is opening up for him.”
Deer Path of Huntley is being developed on property on Regency Parkway, west of Rte. 47, in Huntley, Illinois. It will be the first affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 with physical disabilities to be located in the northwest Chicago suburban area. For more information,
call 847-515-1800 or online at www.deerpath-dslf.com
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