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A Step-by-Step How to Guide to Finding Memory Care Near You

Step 1: To find dementia or Alzheimer’s care near you, browse the best memory care facilities in Chicago.

Step 2: Narrow down your options by considering key memory care features and amenities, like an engaging memory care activities calendar and staff expertise.

Step 3: Understand the costs of memory care and make a plan for how to pay for memory care.

Step 4: Schedule a tour of your top memory care picks, and choose your favorite.

Step 5: Get expert tips on moving a parent to memory care.

Not sure if memory care is right for you? Learn about memory care services and benefits.

Step 1: Browse top rated memory care in Chicago, Illinois

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Memory Care

Average starting price $6,600/month
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Recent reviews of Memory Care in Chicago, IL
Waterford Estates Senior Living in Hazel Crest, IL
5.0

I am happy to be among friendly resident and a caring stuff that has time and compassion for everybody. I feel safe and there are activities for all that want you to take part. The food is healthy. Do come. I'm 99, active, and I like it.

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The Sheridan at Oak Brook
4.8

At this time they are short on staff and they are trying to correct this but having a hard time finding employees. This community is brand new and beautiful. The staff are super friendly, caring, and attentive, just overall I am very pleased with this community.

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Palos Heights Senior Living
4.8

I lived for 26 years in a townhome by Lake Katherine, just 6 blocks away. It's just myself and Giovanni, my 12 year old Italian Greyhound. My 2,050 sq feet home was just too much to keep up. Plus health issues made me want to downsize.i moved in on [date removed]. I just LOVE living here. Food is great, staff is amazing. I feel safe and I've made numerous friends. There are many amenities....I especially like the housekeeping. I would highly recommend Palos Heights Senior Living....it's a great alternative to living on your own. PS: being able to have my Dogson with me is a huge plus !!!

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Prairie Green at Fay's Point

1546 Water Street, Blue Island, IL 60406 | 13.9 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Surround yourself with FriendsLocated in the heart of Chicago’s near south suburbs, the new Prairie Green at Fay’s Point offers resort-style living at an affordable rate. Our community is licensed for Supportive Living, an innovative model designed by the State of Illinois to provide affordable...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(6 reviews)

The staff at Prairie Green is very friendly. They quickly address any situations that may arise along with any concerns that I have had. The administration is also extremely friendly. Overall, I am satisfied...

The Sheridan at Park Ridge

510 N Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL 60068 | 14.5 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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The Sheridan at Park Ridge is a new assisted living and memory care community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. We specialize in helping seniors live their lives to the fullest, no matter what level of specialized care they need. For our assisted living residents, we...

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Beauty Salon
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4.0(9 reviews)

My loved one lived there for a few months, but it was just too expensive. It was a beautiful place though, and the people very nice.

Ascension Living Bethlehem Woods Village

1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 | 11.4 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(44 reviews)

Our sister really seemed to enjoy all the activities they offered and the room itself really stood out to us, it was just very cozy and had everything she would need in it.

Plymouth Place, a CCRC

315 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526 | 10.5 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

A La Grange Park landmark, Plymouth Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that provides independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled care.Plymouth Place's 20-acre campus offers the beauty of private, tree-lined lanes, plus the convenience of being located...

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Beauty Salon
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2.3(3 reviews)

Plymouth Place offers so many options for programs, musical events, educational activities, physical fitness classes, socialization, dining choices, volunteer opportunities, and happy hours in the newly...

Magnolia Senior Living

10 N Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 | 13.8 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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We, at Magnolia Assisted Living, are committed to providing a highly personalized assisted living experience, complete with a full range of services to maintain your mother’s lifestyle preferences. We recognize that striking a balance between community and individuality is as unique as each...

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Beauty Salon
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3.5(33 reviews)

I have lived at Eve for over 3 years. The Staff are wonderful! [name removed], our activity director, [name removed] and the other servers are so helpful and kind. I love that they have a 24 hour...

American House Oak Park

711 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302 | 6.9 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Belmont Village Oak Park

1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 | 7.1 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Belmont Village of Oak Park is located in the heart of historic Oak Park, a western suburb of Chicago. Our senior living residents don't have to go far to enjoy all the 'Windy City' has to offer. Close to the facility are shops, galleries, places of worship, and RUSH Oak Park Hospital. And when...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(36 reviews)

The residents and the overall transitional hospitality of the staff was REALLY good. A lot of people are coming into this situation blind and they were a huge help. They do a great job of not babying the...

Summit of Uptown

10 N Summit Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068 | 13.9 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Summit of Uptown is located in the heart of Park Ridge and offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Our community features spacious studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments within an active lifestyle community.We offer onsite daily activities focused on building deep...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(17 reviews)

It is a nice community. The highlight of the community would be the lower level staffing, everyone that worked for the Director of Nursing was fantastic. It would have been nice to have a check in list to...

Aspired Living of La Grange

35 Shawmut Ave, La Grange, IL 60525 | 10.5 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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The Aspired Living family is excited to welcome Aspired Living of La Grange to the rapidly growing family of independent living, assisted living and memory support communities. Joining Aspired Living of Westmont and Aspired Living of Prospect Heights, La Grange’s newest state-of-the-art assisted...

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Beauty Salon
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4.4(6 reviews)

They are doing a beautiful job. The interaction with the staff has been excellent. My loved one loves the food. The food is good. They offer wonderful opportunities to do things, for the activities. It's...

The Sheridan at River Forest

800 N Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL 60305 | 8.2 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Beauty Salon
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4.6(5 reviews)

This has been a wonderful experience. I cannot say enough about it, it is wonderful. The staff have been helpful, thoughtful, and caring towards my loved one. My loved one is thriving since being in the...

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Moraine Court

8080 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 10.1 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Moraine Court Supportive Living supports and encourages our residents to enjoy and active-lifestyle in a safe community. Let us show you how Moraine Court can combine the best of private living and assistance with daily living needs. Our supportive Living program is designed to promote...

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Beauty Salon
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Maywood Supportive Living (Fall 2022)

316 Randolph St, Maywood, IL 60153 | 8.9 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Maywood Supportive Living is an affordable, caring, all-inclusive assisted living community. It features the adaptive re-use of the former Baptist Retirement Homes. The Maywood community serves low-income older adults, including those on Medicaid or those who receive monthly Social Security...

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The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201 | 14.3 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place is a community situated within a beautiful 40-acre campus. As a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of care, this assisted living community in Evanston offers levels of personalized care based on an individual’s needs. Residents of assisted...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(3 reviews)

It's a very nice place for my mother. Not sure if there is anything that they need to improve on from what my mom tells me. Most of the staff is very friendly and she seems to be happy there.

Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 | 6.7 milesfrom Chicago center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Built as a luxury hotel in 1922, the Oak Park Arms retained the original charm of the grand hotels of the 20th century. The apartments, Ballroom, Georgian Room Restaurant, Lounge, and meeting rooms have been renovated on an on-going basis. A rental retirement community for 26 years, the Oak Park...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(17 reviews)

Our special friend lived at The Arms, first in independent living and then in assisted living. Her care was excellent in both parts of the facility. It seemed to us that the staff--top to bottom--had a...

Covenant Home of Chicago

2720 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 | 8.7 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

A gracious 55-unit assisted living residence rebuilt in a great Chicago neighborhood in 1997, Covenant Home brings a new style of assisted living to its urban Chicago neighborhood. Our building wraps a floor-to-ceiling central atrium, making the interior bright and cheerful. Studio, one- and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(8 reviews)

From the first visit a great experience. Friendly, knowledgeable, caring staff. The place was always spotless The food was very good My cousin received excellent care. Would recommend it to everyone...

Smith Village a CCRC

2320 W. 113th Place, Chicago, IL 60643 | 11.3 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Smith Village Continuing Care Retirement Community - Chicago, IL Smith Village, one of two Smith Senior Living communities, located in Chicago, IL, in the Beverly neighborhood, is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that’s backed by the strength and experience of Smith Senior Living.Since...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
(0 review)

I toured this community while looking into care options for a loved one. The facility was well kept and clean, and all of the staff I met seemed friendly and professional. The only thing I didn't like here...

Pioneer Gardens

3800 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 | 3.2 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living

Pioneer Gardens senior residents in the windy city access to a great assisted living community within the grand city of Chicago, IL. Located just a few blocks from Lake Shore Drive, residents can enjoy the lush green park areas next to the lake during spring and summer days and enjoy the many...

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Symphony Residences of Lincoln Park

2437 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60614 | 5.2 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

The Ivy Apartments, nestled in the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul University area, provides both independent & supportive living options for its residents. Our 24 hour supportive living staff provides personal care assistance with activities of daily living for our seniors, in the privacy of...

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1.5(1 review)

Very nice accommodations, planning to revisit.

Greenview Place

1501 W Melrose St, Chicago, IL 60657 | 6.1 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living

Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.3(2 reviews)

Hello my name is [removed] I'm a resident in Greenview Place.If you looking for a place that is interested in your health and your happiness,this is the place.Each one of the staff at Greenview Place has...

Eden Supportive Living

940 West Gordon Terrace, Chicago, IL 60613 | 7.4 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

(0 review)

I like this "supportive living". This is for people with disabilities not only seniors.

Friedman Place for the Blind and Visually Imp

5527 N Maplewood, Chicago, IL 60625 | 9.1 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living

(0 review)

Tour was presented well, site was well maintained; residents co-habitated well with each other.

Washington & Jane Smith Home

2315 W 112th Pl, Chicago, IL 60643 | 11.3 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes

Danish Home of Chicago

5656 N Newcastle Ave, Chicago, IL 60631 | 11.3 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

Central Baptist Village

4747 North Canfield Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706 | 11.3 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

We invite you to join us at Central Baptist Village, where we are inspired by faith, family, and friendship. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel at home at this community that's been at the heart of Chicago's near north suburbs for more than a century. Here, friends await you, ready to chat...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.7(23 reviews)

My mother who recently passed away spent about 7 years as a resident of Central Baptist Village. First in the Terrace for those with mid stage Alzheimer’s and then in the Skilled Nursing Pavilion for those...

The Auberge at Orchard Park

5520 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053 | 13.6 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Memory Care

The Auberge at Orchard Park is a neighborhood specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Every day we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. The staff is committed to...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(31 reviews)

I feel assured that my partner is being cared for with the best methods and experience at The Auberge (formerly Silverado) Orchard Park. I, as most of the other families, have concerns over the new...

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Step 2: Identify the best memory care options in Chicago, Illinois for your needs

To help you narrow your options and choose the best memory care facility near you, some factors to consider include:

  • Memory care ratings and reviews. Our community reviews are submitted by people who have direct experience with the community. As you find memory care communities that interest you, read through the reviews: Do people have positive things to say about the community and their loved one’s experience there?
  • State licensing and regulations. Memory care communities are regulated by the state. Many states make information about community licensing, inspections, and violations available to the public. Is the community accredited? How long has it held this designation? Has the facility passed an inspection recently?
  • Specialized design. Does the community have wayfinding features, like signage and clearly marked doorways? If your loved one likes the outdoors, does the community have a healing garden or secure outdoor space?
  • Staff trained in dementia care. What specialized training do employees have? What’s the staff-to-resident ratio? Is the community staffed 24/7?
  • Memory care facility features and amenities. Does the community fit your loved one’s interests? For example, if they’re religious, is there an on-site chapel? If they value pampering and self-care, is there a beauty salon or barbershop?
  • Memory care activities. While cognitive therapies – like pet therapy and music therapy – can’t cure dementia, they can help stave off its progression and keep seniors alert and entertained. Consider asking communities if you can view a memory care activities calendar to see if there are singalongs, game nights, and supervised outings to keep your loved one socially involved.

Step 3: Compare the costs of memory care near Chicago, Illinois

How much does memory care cost in Chicago, Illinois? The answer varies based on location, floorplan options, amenities, and the level of care your loved one needs. Memory care facility costs in your area typically range between 3,668 to 8,558, with an average monthly cost for memory care of 6,600.

Families who need less expensive care and are flexible as far as location is concerned may consider nearby Oak Lawn, IL, where the average cost of a memory care facility is 6,568.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

More on paying for memory care

When determining how to pay for long-term care, most families end up using a variety of funding sources and strategies, such as:

Related: Visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care
All our payment advice in one place. This comprehensive resource contains detailed tips on how to plan and pay for senior living.

Step 4: Tour your top memory care communities in Chicago, Illinois

Taking a tour is a crucial step in choosing a memory care facility. In fact, 97% percent of families took a tour before moving a parent to memory care, according to A Place for Mom’s family survey. Whether you tour in-person or virtually, this experience allows you to meet community staff, see the unit your family member would live in, and ask important questions.

Related: Feel confident and prepared with our memory care touring checklist

This downloadable guide helps you identify what to look for in a community and key questions to ask when you visit.

Step 5: Plan for how to move to memory care

The process of moving a parent to memory care typically starts with an empathetic conversation. Talking to a parent about memory care should happen at the right time and place, prioritizing your loved one’s comfort and privacy.

Related: Reference our complete senior living conversation guide

This detailed resource offers tips for starting a productive dialogue, getting your family on the same page, and considering next steps.

Prepare for a move to memory care

As it gets closer to move-in day, ease the transition to memory care by packing for your family member and beginning to personalize their space. The day of, acknowledge your loved one’s questions, encourage them to get involved in memory care activities, and have conversations with staff about what communication will be like moving forward.

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In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

When it comes to transportation, the iconic “L-train” can take you all over the city of Chicago on its elevated tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates bus routes between downtown, O’Hare International Airport, and Midway Airport, as well as north-south routes up and down the region.

Health care

In total, there are 33 hospitals that service Chicago’s emergency needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

Senior activities

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the Windy City is the largest population center in the Midwest and the heart of its arts and cultural scene. Although the city might be rightfully famous for its cuisines and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pizza and architecture. From the festivities of Navy Pier to the masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City has numerous cultural opportunities for the active mind. If sports are your choice for entertainment, look no further than the city’s numerous championship-winning sports teams: the Chicago Bears (NFL), the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), the Chicago Bulls (NBA), the Chicago Cubs (MLB), and the Chicago White Sox (MLB).

What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Frequently asked questions

The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC, Encore at Crystal Lake and Arden Courts of Elk Grove are the top rated memory care facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See full list of communities.

There are 80 memory care facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See the full list.

The 80 memory care facilities near you in Chicago, Illinois typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Chicago, Illinois, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Chicago, Illinois, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Chicago, Illinois ranges from $3, 668 to $8, 558. The average Memory Care cost in Chicago, Illinois is $6, 600. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Chicago, Illinois typically starts at $3, 668. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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