Since opening its doors in 2004, Smith Crossing has been a premier leader in Orland Park senior living. Today, our 32-acre campus, surrounded by a pristine prairie, is home to a community of more than 250 residents.
Known for our outstanding care and service excellence, Smith Crossing, along with our sister community Smith Village in Beverly, is backed by the strength and experience of Smith Senior Living, which has been serving Chicago-area seniors since 1924.
Smith Crossing is the first Life Plan Community in the Orland Park, Illinois, area, and provides the long-term peace of mind so many Chicago seniors trust. Residents enjoy access to a full continuum of comprehensive senior health care services if they should ever need them, right on our beautiful Smith Crossing campus.
Our mission and primary purpose as a not-for-profit organization is to enrich lives through the highest quality of services and thoughtful innovations. In doing so, we’ve created an environment in which individuals thrive and make the most of every day.
Smith Crossing is backed by the strength of Smith Senior Living, which has been caring for and enriching the lives of Chicago seniors for nearly 100 years.
Benefits of a not-for-profit organization
Because Smith Crossing is a not-for-profit organization, you have the assurance that everything we do and every decision we make is based on one goal: improving the lives of those we serve.
Rather than answering to an anonymous group of investors, we hold ourselves accountable to our residents, their families, to the community, and to each other. That means revenue is invested directly back into services and management of Smith Senior Living communities.
We believe it’s this higher standard that has created and supports a resident-centered culture.
Thanks to philanthropic support and a well-managed endowment that sustain its superior quality of services, Smith Senior Living remains vital, even during lean financial years. This financial security further enhances peace of mind for residents and their families.
Honored with CARF accreditation
Since 2008, Smith Crossing has earned the distinct honor of CARF accreditation, a prestigious accomplishment that less than 10% of Life Plan Communities achieve internationally.
But what does that mean for you? Well, for starters, no matter where you reside within the Smith Crossing campus, you have the assurance that the board of trustees and management staff continually provide and improve the highest quality of care, services, programs and facilities possible. This recognition also shows that we’ve made a specific commitment to put the needs of our residents and their families at the center of everything we do and present opportunities for improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.
Achieving the distinguished CARF accreditation
Founded in 1966, CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is a worldwide, independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of health, human services and financial stability for service providers. In 1985, CARF expanded its expertise to other disciplines that impact seniors, which includes continuing care retirement communities (Life Plan Communities) such as Smith Crossing. CARF accreditation is the official industry designation that an organization is guided by rigorous internationally recognized service standards and best practices.
“I truly believe in the process of CARF accreditation at Smith Crossing. It makes us a better and stronger organization,” says Amanda Mauceri, Smith Crossing executive director. “The accreditation process gives us an opportunity to continually evaluate our policies and procedures and look at how we deliver our person-centered services to keep improving the quality of life we offer residents at Smith Crossing.”
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