Tinley Court Catered Senior Living - Tinley Park, IL

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Podiatrist Available
  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Activities Offsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Available
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Dentist Available

Customer Reviews

Excellent Value. Solid Place.

I've lived here for 3 years. The staff is friendly and competent. The food is pretty good, all things considered.[Removed], the head-honcho, is just superb: dedicated, friendly, and responsive, and very hard working. The new Chef [Removed] has been doing a great job with improved menus and organization. The cleaning crew is good and honest, I believe. This place is not overly fancy, but also quite affordable. Most of the residents are independent living, but services for those needing more help are available at a price above the base rent. Good choice if you're not looking for supreme luxury and the concomitant high cost.

Great place!

My brother [Removed] lived there for 2 1/2 years. I can't say enough good things about this facility. He had a lot of health needs but was able to be there and maintain a good amount of independence. The staff were always attentive to him and responsive to me. They helped us find wonderful aides who were able to assist him with things that he couldn't do and this allowed him to be as independent as possible. The staff are very caring and personable. The food was home cooked and he raved about it all the time. There were a number of activities and the residents always seemed very social with one another. It was very home like and affordable.

A great place for Mom

My 96 year old Mother was there for a year and a half , and she was very pleased with her room, her care, the activities, the food, the friendliness of staff, care givers, and other residence's. She felt right at home in a short time, and fell into a comfortable routine. We are very pleased with all the care and attention that was shown to our Mother, and would recommend Tinley Court to anyone.

Tinley Court

5 stars great place, people, food, and activities, homely great choice for mom and dad's.

Review of Tinley Retirement Community - Tinley Park, IL

For the past two years, my Aunt Harriet was a resident of Tinley Court. It was a very big decision to move her from her condo...but it was the best decision we made. I had visited many senior living facilities...but none of them had the love and kindness that the residence receive at Tinley Court. They really care...all of the staff...I can't thank you enough for everything you did not only for my aunt but for myself and our family. The care is sincere. It is like a big family that looks out for each other. The events are creative and makes the residence feel special. You are always greeted with a smile and sometimes a hug. Again, I thank all of the staff for their kindness and care for my Aunt.

Review of Tinley Retirement Community - Tinley Park, IL

Two of the hardest decisions in my life happened, when my mother, Marion, after 17 years of living alone after my father's passing, could no longer live on her own. First was to tell mom, and second was to find a place for mom to live that would fill all our wants and needs.

After looking at five places, my wife and I chose Tinley Court. The big lobby with fireplace, large dining room, library & tv room, activities room, and friendly caring staff all helped in deciding the right place for her to be.

At first mom wasn't too happy having to move, but after a few months,, she began making friends, talking to many of the residents and socializing. She found a passion in the activities room doing picture puzzles and even helped other residents who had a hard time doing the puzzles. some of her puzzles were framed and hang in the hallway of the building. another was framed and hung in her room, which she was so proud of.

Getting back to Tinley Court, the staff there is incredible. They go out of their way with smiles and always seemed to care to please the residents and their families. In my visits, I saw the staff interact with many of the residents. They handled each and every one, all with different personalities, with care and compassion.

Sadly to say, after three years at Tinley Court, my mom became suddenly ill and passed. The staff was amazing through this tough time, showing so much care and understanding to us and for mom. I believe, by their conversations with us, how much they truly loved and cared for her, and will miss her. They were her family, as she was theirs.

After speaking with one of my mom's friends, a classmate from many many years ago, I found out that my mom told her that these years at Tinley Court were some of the happiest times of her life.

So thank you to Tinley Court for making mom's last 3 years so fantastic. Also a great big thank you from me and my wife for making our tough decision a great one. We always felt very secure and didn't have to worry about her. The staff always cared about her in so many special ways, and to mom, Tinley Court was home.

Review of Tinley Retirement Community - Tinley Park, IL

We would love to reiterate how much we love our mother living at Tinley Court. The past several years were wonderful for our mother and our family; since moving Juanita into Tinley Court, everyone has been happy with her living arrangements.

Everyone at Tinley Court from the office staff to the housekeepers, maintenance & kitchen staff have always been AWESOME!!!

Although there were a couple of bumps along the road on both sides: I again apologize for the bumps I caused. We would certainly allow our mom to live at Tinley Court all over again!

Thanks to everyone for your continued patience and understanding. As I said before I will continue to highly recommend Tinley Court to anyone and everyone.

No one knowns how long mom will be at Tinley Court but as long as she wants to be there, we will make sure she stays there!

Thanks again to the entire staff at Tinley Court!!

Tinley Court Retirement Community

On behalf of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, we thank you for all the caring you have given her for all these years and we are sad to take her from a place she knows as home. I know the special care she has received and she always enjoyed playing games and winning...she is really sad to be leaving. Thank you so much for your care and concern for our mother.

Tinley Court

Thank yo uso much...I really appreciated how wonderful Tinley Court and all the staff is there. They sure made us feel welcome whenever I was there to visit my dear friend, Naidene.

Review of Tinley Retirement Community - Tinley Park, IL

I speak for Dorothy and myself when I tell you that the words on this card tells what is in my heart. Mike and I sure made the right decision when mom came to live at Tinley Courts.
Whether her TV couldn't work, or the never-ending phone problems or maybe just being there in the middle of the night - you all were there for her and me! Words can never express how grateful I am for all of you.
Dorothy wasn't the only lucky one. I have made friendships that I plan to continue! I might even bring all those grandkids along too!
I am comforted by knowing she is with her husband and children who went before her, but I miss her. I thank God for all the work you do for all the residents and ask God to keep giving you the spirit to keep on giving ~

Tinley Court

Tinley Court is a very special place with a caring staff and a nice living environment. The residents are generally nice as well. Kathy is the new administrator who took over in August. She has made a tremendous difference. She is kind, gentle, and very competent. She addresses the resident's issues -- physical plant and living issues as quickly as she can. She demonstrates love. The second in command is Cindi who is also of very high caliber. She is ostensibly the marketing director but she wears many hates and is very pleased to roll up her sleeves and attack any problem with fortitude. Among the senior staff is CID the activities director. She is just excellent all around and extremely intelligent and creative. I think she does just a wonderful job. I could list many other staff since so many deserve a pat on the back but there is just not enough space to include everyone. In closing I think Tinley Court is just top notch given its modest price structure.

Tinley Park

Thanks to the staff for making my Dad's move smooth and cheery. My sister and I greatly appreciate all your assistance. I know he will be safe and nourished and can participate in various activities that we are unable to provide. He is a wonderful man and is an excellent father and my sister takes wonderful care of him. It was great meeting you and your director; your facility is top-notch.

Tinley Court

The love and care the staff showed our mom is appreciated more than words can express.

We really appreciated everything that you and the rest of the staff have done for my father as well as my mom and I.

The staff is friendly...

The staff is friendly and the the facility is clean. They have quite a few games for the activities, but they don't have any outings. They only have outings like twice a month. If your relative needs a lot of care, I wouldn't recommend the Tinley Court Retirement. They were suppose to give my loved one showers and more overall care. Their washing machines were broken for two weeks and we had to bring our loved ones clothes home to wash them.

Very old - needs some TLC and not enough amenities offered

The employees are not only friendly and courteous but they are very kind. The employees seem to truly care about the residence.

Loving and Happy Atmosphere

Clean facility, Loving staff and overall beautiful place, I moved my mother hear few weeks ago and i was very impressed.

Great Place for the Money

In a wonderful south-west suburb of Chicago, Tinley Park is the home of a vibrant caring retirement facility known as Tinley Court. The staff is universally kind and caring to the apprx. 100 residents, of which I am one -- a recent addition. For the money, Tinley Court must be at the top of the list for residents as far as cleanliness, organization, activities, and decent quality food are concerned. Are there better places then Tinley Court? Well, yes. But I'm quite sure the really posh retirement homes are perhaps double the cost and that is not an exaggeration. There is a new administrator here who is kind and attentive and listens well. Her name is Kathy Heisey and she seems intent on upholding the traditions of Tinley Court which was opened in the 1970's. Another key player is Cindy Stephens, Director of Community Relations. She handles admissions and other issues. She is also very vivacious and caring. I have read other "reviews" of Tinley Court some of which were real downers. Frankly, I see Tinley Court in a very positive light.

No Changes Needed.... Please....

I would just like to let you know what a great move Tinley Court made when they hired on the new Director over there... the place has done a complete turn around in appearance - pictures up on walls, the place smells WONDERFUL... the residents are cheery, smiling and love living here!!! The change in staff was needed a long time ago, as what a breath of fresh air Debra, the new gal in charge is. as she takes such care with everyone, going table to table visiting all the residents, making sure they are doing okay and asking about them, And Cindy, always having a kind word to say to make everyone feel so special... Then there's all the new activities that we started seeing since last November once Debra came on board, especially down the other wing and all those folks participating at our end too !!! And finally... things are finally being fixed around the place on a regular basis !!! Kudos to Tinley Court and all that you do for all of us that live here... we LOVE everything and don't want you to change a thing!!!

Caring kids

Everything was nice while mom was there, but once she passed, that was another story. The administrator was rude, condescending & a liar. It was like pulling teeth to get our deposit back - had to call to get the money & was told things must have fallen thru the cracks - that is not acceptable to us.

The staff at Tinley Court are all ver...

The staff at Tinley Court are all very friendly. It is not a stuffy environment at all. The inside of the facility is immaculate. They seem to be doing a lot of updating indoors. My uncle seems to be enjoying the food. I can't say much about the activities because he hasn't participated too much due to trying to get settled. So far so good!

Loving place for mom

Very happy

What a beautiful place to live...

I recently visited a friend who just raves about Tinley Court and all the welcoming changes that started taking place since the end of last year...!!! From the new pictures on the walls and things finally being fixed to the updated food on the menu and even to all the new staff that have come on board. What a great move on the part of management... Kudos to you! He just can't believe how things are finally looking up in the place he calls his home ! He just loves the cheery atmosphere, from the administrator bringing in her dog (really makes him feel at home again) to how activities are happening all over the facility (Poker in the Reception Lounge, sing-a-longs in the Fireside Lounge) and even being invited down to the Carefree Suites to watch movies and participate in activities with some of his friends that have moved down there ! Thank you Tinley Court... Mr. Lerner, Deb Scinto, Cindy, Cid, Joe, Ruth and Sharon for making my friend so happy again... He just loves everything you are doing there... Keep it up !

Don't Always Believe What You Read

They say you can't always believe what you read... and boy am I glad I checked it out for myself ! We recently toured this facility with my Mother and we were all very impressed to say the least. The Administrator herself showed us around, taking time out of what I can only assume is a very busy schedule. She, like all of the staff I met that day, took such care in finding out things about my Mother, her previous home, some of her likes and dislikes.. and she really helped us all picture Mom living in this beautiful, homey community; especially after seeing the two Model rooms they have set up. We especially liked meeting some of the Residents and being allowed to walk around by ourselves without that hardcore sales pitch. Deb Scinto even offered for Mom to come back to participate in some of the activities and enjoy lunch with some of the ladies to help her make a decision on moving into her new home !

Great experience!

My mom and Aunt live there. The best part is the staff. They are terrific ! The medical service, Best Care, does great!


just go there and walk into the building, the odder of human waste is what greets you. They have had "bed bugs" for over a year now and will not take steps to protect the people. A rear door was being held closed by a snow shovel. When I tried to talk to this so called administrator Debra Scinto was condescending and rude! not a place for my mother.

We were promised so much...

We were promised so much, but they were ripping people off, it's under a whole new staff. the people that told us they would do all of the different things that made us choose it are gone. Sharon at the front desk is always very very nice, she is unbelievable. I have only spoken to the person who is in charge now, once. They are still trying to settle in. It's an older place. It looks a little happier now that they took over. It looks clean on the inside. She doesn't like the food. She didn't have anyone to take her and show her around in the begining she just had to wing it. We know she is safe.


I came in unannounced. The administrator who an employee told me was new was the most ignorant, uncaring person I have ever seen. I heard her interact with employees as well as the loved ones of "somebody". She was rude, condescending, down right mean and disrespectful. I spoke with residents at the facility as well and what I heard was frightening. There have many outbreaks of BED BUGS...that resulted in bites on residents and lack of concern. I observed residents just sitting with no companionship. Most need to be in a nursing home where they are cared for. This is a place that will take your loved one and your money and then they are forgotten. The smell of urine reeked throughout the building. Very sad that whomever owns this place is allowed to as well as shame on the woman who is not in charge but in control.
The smell of cigarette smoke was throughout the building. Residents smoke in their rooms, as I witnessed as I walked the building. Employees disgruntled.
I also spoke with family members of loved ones and they are searching for other a new place for mom/dad.

Tinley Court is a nursing home


this is the most God awful onsite home health company. the building smells of urine, and the residents do not engage in anything..just sit in the dining area alone, with out any interaction with anyone. this is a nursing home

Not sure this environment is best for...

Not sure this environment is best for mom. More geared toward independent living. Did not see much activity/interaction among residence on a Saturday afternoon during our visit/