Extraordinary memory care


Hartwell Place is an intimate assisted living community with engaging programming exclusively for those with memory loss. With only 28 apartments and a high caregiver-to-resident ratio, everyone receives personalized care from our specially-trained memory loss caregivers.

Programs and social interaction

Think of Hartwell Place as a lively household with a very large family. Nestled in a residential neighborhood, this former convent and its residents are very much a part of the surrounding community.

Every hour there are almost always two or three different programs or social activities going on – keeping residents engaged and helping prevent anxiety. Because our caregivers are also trained to lead these programs, you’ll find extremely close relationships between residents and caregivers, who together take daily walks in the neighborhood, shop at the farmer’s market and visit their beloved Art Institute of Chicago.

Family members frequently drop by for breakfast or dinner, and they usually have a hard time leaving because Hartwell Place is that kind of community.

Laughter and love. That’s what makes Hartwell Place so much more than you expect.

Features and amenities

  • A vintage building with a variety of floor plans
  • A secure campus safe for those at risk for wandering
  • Engaging art programming and therapy, including Music and Memory therapy
  • Shared household spaces including a dining room, living rooms, and a beautiful garden
  • Assistance with daily activities as needed
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping, and frequent outings
  • Flexible and personalized meals and snacks, with special consideration given to the dining needs of those with memory loss
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • High caregiver-to-resident ratio to ensure personalized attention
  • Priority access to CMSS services and communities

To learn more about life at Hartwell Place or to schedule a tour, give us a call at 773-596-2215.

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Hartwell Place
5520 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60640

We’re here to help. If you have questions or are ready for a tour of Hartwell Place, give us a call at 773-596-2215.

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“I was constantly amazed at the outstanding quality of care that my Mom received at Hartwell Place. Through the time of her stay, we came to view you as part of our family.”
Daughter of a Hartwell Place resident
“I can hardly put into words the profound relief I feel at having found such an ideal home for Mom. I know that she is well cared for there and safe in every way.”
Daughter of a Hartwell Place resident
“Hartwell feels like a home, not an institution. The staff is friendly and caring. Competency is universal. The nurses keep the family informed. The food is good and varied.”
Family member of Hartwell Place resident