Supportive Living serving St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois since 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age for a resident at Knollwood?

We only accept residents age 65 and older.


What is supportive living in Illinois?

Illinois developed the Supportive Living Program (SLP) as an alternative to nursing home care for low-income older persons and persons with physical disabilities under Medicaid. By offering personal care and other services, residents can live independently and take part in decision-making.

What is the difference between supportive living and assisted living?

The biggest difference between Assisted Living and Supportive Living is that licensed Supportive Living communities can accept Medicaid Waivers for Residents who qualify and need the related financial assistance. … are interested in ensuring the community can appropriately care for the prospective resident.


Payment Types?

We accept Private Pay, Long-term Care Insurance, Veterans Aid & Attendance, and Illinois Long-term Care Medicaid.

Payments can be made via ACH, Check, Credit or Debit Card.


How Do I Get Started?

We’re glad you are interested in residing at Knollwood Retirement Center.

To begin the process, you must submit a complete application.

The application consists of general information and confidential financial information.



  • Schedule a meeting with a Knollwood representative to discuss an approximate move-in date, type of apartment preferred, services you need, and cost.
  • Complete all three parts of this application form.
  • Knollwood representative will review your application promptly and ask you for any additional information or clarification that is necessary.
  • Complete the universal screening process with an Area Agency on Aging office.
  • This information is required for someone to live at a supported living facility.
  • You may qualify for assistance under the Medicaid and Food Stamp programs. Complete a separate application for these programs.

A Knollwood representative will notify you when your application is approved and schedule another appointment to discuss your move and review legal and financial procedures and requirements.

What is the Illinois Supportive Living Program?

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services has obtained a “waiver” to allow payment for services that are not routinely covered by Medicaid. These include personal care, homemaking, laundry, medication assistance, social and health activities, recreation, and 24-hour staff to meet residents’ scheduled and unscheduled needs. The resident is responsible for paying the cost of room and board at the facility. 


What is the criteria for supportive living?

They’re a combination of suitable accommodation – which can be your own home – with some forms of personal care (like help with washing or cooking). Some supported living homes are shared by 2 or 3 people with a similar health problem, such as a substance misuse problem or a particular disability.


What is Included in the Monthly Fee:

“Private Pay, Medicaid & Long Term Care Insurance Accepted”

  • Apartment Rent
  • 3 delicious meals a day plus snacks
  • All utilities except telephone
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Scheduled medical transportation
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping
  • Scheduled transportation specific social events
  • Wellness Center access and fitness services
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Medication assistance and management
  • Personal care assistance
  • Active social, educational & recreational calendar
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Library Services
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Common areas with fireplaces and televisions
  • Also available at a nominal cost are onsite beauty and barber services, cable television, guest meals and opportunities to participate in community events.
Are you ready for our personalized, compassionate, and affordable senior supportive living?
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