Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated

(877) 306-0051

7848 Ogden Ave, Lyons, IL

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Lyons, IL
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02/17/2014 An Interested Visitor Writes: Activities? There are none. Pool table in basement a few people use. ‘Library’ with donated books in no particular order. Computer (no internet service) used only for a few games loaded on it.
Decor? Hideous. Furnishings are all second-hand; filthy, worn, disgusting.
Price? Insanely expensive for what is offered. Monthly basis.
Rooms? Size of small motel room. Some are shared. Shower stalls only. Carpets worn, filthy. Plaster cracking, paint peeling. Window in rooms either doesn't open or won't close. Not all closets in rooms have doors. Beds nasty (one resident found a dead mouse in his mattress) Broken lamps. Dirty furniture.
Amenities? None. Beauty Parlor & shop where residents could buy soda, candy, toiletries, etc. closed for years.
Food? Dreadful. Breakfast (7:30) Cornflakes or oatmeal & 1/2 a banana twice a week. Rest of week eggs or french toast or pancakes. No juice, only orange drink. Hard to get milk served. Lunch (11:30): nothing prepared on-site. All frozen, pre-made & re-heated. Frozen vegetables, except when a boiled carrot & stalk of celery appear next to the instant mashed potatoes. Never salad, rarely fruit. Jello, instant pudding for dessert. If resident doesn’t like what is served, they can opt for a peanut butter sandwich (white bread only) or cottage cheese with canned peaches. Dinner (4:30): hot dog, spoonful of canned baked beans or spoonful of potato salad or potato chips. Frozen cheeseburger. Tuna salad/egg salad on a bun. Small croissant with 1 slice of American cheese & 1 slice of turkey, sometimes ham. Sloppy joes or beef sandwich occasionally. Canned soup (watered down) once in a while. Food is never hot. Residents complain of stomach issues. Weekends there is no cook for dinner; a lunch bag is given with a small sandwich (see croissant), can of soda, bag of chips & a nutty buddy bar. No attempt is made to accommodate special dietary needs. Restrooms off of dining room are locked because they were too much trouble keeping clean. Only toilet available to resident is the one up in his/her room.
Care? Minimal. One LPN during the day, one evenings, none overnight. Unqualified staff members distribute medications.
Staff? Untrained in geriatric care. Work long shifts. Responsible for housekeeping, serving meals, kitchen duties, laundry. Also help residents with personal care (bathing, diaper change). Paid less than minimum wage, possibly because some might be undocumented workers.
Management? Uncaring & confrontational. Married couple; she, not there much, has other properties she manages. Hides from residents when she is on property. He, bullies residents, tells them what they can & cannot do & if they don’t like it, they can leave. Intimidates everyone, controls their visitors, doesn’t like them going off the property (there’s a McDonalds next door—he doesn’t want anybody bringing food back for someone else). This includes grocery shopping—everyone is supposed to go get their own stuff (a lot of these folks are over 80) Nobody can bring anything in for a resident. Sells cigarettes to smokers (2/$1). Demands TV & lights in communal TV room be off at 10:30pm everyone go to bed. Has a network of tattle-tales among residents and staff. He also likes to watch his security cameras to catch anyone stepping out of line. No guidelines or house rules are provided to residents, probably so he can change them at will.
There is not much sense of community here.
Do not put a loved one here unless you hate them and want them to die quickly.


Description of Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated in Lyons, IL

Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated, located in Lyons, Illinois provides the following services: Assisted Living. Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated has an average user review rating of 1 star. Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated has a very good hospital, Macneal Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated's nearest hospital is 2 miles away. The zipcode (00000) in Illinois, where Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated can be found here.

Golden Years Retirement Home Incorporated is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.


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Demographic Profile for Lyons, IL,00000

Annual Crime
00000 Avg.
Violent Crimes 4
Property Crimes 4
Weather Conditions
Average High Temperature ° F
Average Low Temperature ° F
Rainy Days 0%
Average Rainfall 0 inches
Average Snowfall 0 inches
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
Air Quality / 100
Water Quality / 100
Superfund Sites / 100
Physicians per 100k
Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average
Overall 100% Below
Cost of Food 100% Below
Utilities 100% Below
Miscellaneous 100% Below
High School Graduate
Associate Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree
Male Population
Female Population
Median Age Years
Average Individual Income
Average Household Income
Population Change
Breakdown of ethnicities in Lyons IL
White 74.5
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.1
Black or African American 12.4
Some other race 5.6
Asian 4.4
Two or more races 2.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1

Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

Nearby Hospitals

Macneal Hospital

3249 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn IL 60402
Distance: 2 miles
Tel: 708-783-9100
Average Rating: 87%

Hines Va Medical Center

5 Th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Hines IL 60141
Distance: 3 miles
Tel: 708-202-8387
Average Rating: 98%

Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S 1 St Avenue
Maywood IL 60153
Distance: 3 miles
Tel: 708-216-9000
Average Rating: 92%

La Grange Memorial Hospital

5101 S Willow Springs Rd
La Grange IL 60525
Distance: 4 miles
Tel: 708-352-1200
Average Rating: 88%
Nearby Drug Stores

Walgreen Co

4101 1 St Ave
Distance: 0.6 miles
(708) 447-6851

American Drug Stores Llc

7201 W 24 Th St
Distance: 1.1 miles
(708) 447-5170

Safeway Inc

7401 W 25 Th St
Distance: 1.1 miles
(708) 442-7990
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  • Assisted Living
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No