What People are Saying

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Adult Child Dan on his mother’s happiness at Friendship Village
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Resident Judy Weber talks about moving to Friendship Village
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Carol Ventura Talks about Friendship Village

Accreditation & Accolades

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An award-winning community commited to your future security​

  • “Best of the Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities” and “The Best Place to Work” by the Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards! Read more.
  • 2017 NuStep Silver Pinnacle Award for excellence in whole-person wellness activities. Read more.
  • CARF Accredited Life Plan Community Read More.
  • SeniorAdvisor.com's Best of 2018 Award for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing home and Alzheimer's Care

What’s so great about being CARF-accredited?

Friendship Village ranks among the best choices in senior living communities nationally. Our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in the quality and delivery of our services have earned us accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the only independent accrediting body in our field. A survey team visits our community every five years to evaluate our performance against more than 1,200 quality standards. CARF, along with an outside auditor and actuarial firm, measure Friendship Village annually against standards for financial integrity.

We were the first Life Plan Community in Illinois to receive accreditation and are among just 16 percent of Life Plan Communities nationally that submit to CARF’s independent review.
We are also the only Life Plan Community in the state to have received the five-year accreditation five times.