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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chicago, Illinois

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
Average starting price $5,130/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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Museum Residences on Oak

1555 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 | 13.5 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Welcome to the Museum Residences on Oak, a signature senior living community located in the heart of Evanston, Illinois. The Museum Residences on Oak prides itself on individualized programming tailored to each resident allowing empowerment through independence. Discover the Museum Residences on...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
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King Bruwaert House

6101 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 | 13.7 milesfrom Chicago center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

King-Bruwaert House, continuing an 82-year tradition, offers a year-round scenic setting for senior adults seeking independent living, assisted living, memory care and 24-hour skilled nursing. Our community, located in the tranquil community of Burr Ridge, IL about 25 minutes southwest of...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(8 reviews)

My mother suffered a very severe stroke and was unable, to talk, communicate in any way, move, eat or do anything for herself at all. The level of care she received at K-B was extraordinary. She was fed,...

Lexington Square

400 W Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126-4903 | 14.5 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living

5.0(1 review)

When my son, who lives in Elmhurst, strongly recommended me to move to Lexington, I was reluctant. I am sorry that I didn't move here sooner. The staff has been very accommodating in helping the transition....

Three Crowns Park

2323 McDainel, Evanston, IL 60201 | 14.5 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Tucked away in one of Evanston's quiet residential neighborhoods, Three Crowns Park is a continuing care retirement community on a beautiful 7-acre piece of property.  We are a not-for-profit community whose mission is to provide high quality retirement housing and health care options that foster...

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Robbins Supportive Living

13820 S. Utica Ave, Robbins, IL 60472 | 14.6 milesfrom Chicago center

Provides: Assisted Living, Senior Apartments

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Robbins Supportive Living Center invites you to come and tour a unique living environment designed to enrich the lives of Seniors 65 and over. This can be the ideal environment for the senior that can no longer be safe at home but does not require a skilled nursing center.

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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 2,929 to 0, 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.

Research services for seniors in Chicago, Illinois

Financial assistance

Transportation

Health care

Senior activities

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
Complete guide to memory care

Frequently asked questions

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 $2, 929 to $0. 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 $2, 929. 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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