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Naperville, Illinois, is an ideal place for those who are looking for a memory care community for a loved one, as it’s known as one of the safest cities in America. Just a hop, skip, and jump from Chicago, Naperville offers ample dining and entertainment options for outings with visiting family members or caregivers, as well as opportunities to take in the natural beauty of the area.
Naperville offers a multitude of options for people who are in need of a memory care facility. We partner with 31 memory care facilities within 10 miles of downtown Naperville. These memory care facilities provide an essential service for families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory conditions. Our partner memory care facilities in Naperville stand out with their specialized services and therapeutic activities designed to enhance cognitive function and overall quality of life.
This guide will provide a comprehensive look into memory care in Naperville. We’ll touch on costs, payment options, essential resources, and laws and regulations to help you navigate your options for memory care in Naperville.
Types of care available in Naperville, IL
Arden Courts Memory Care Community in Geneva is a wonderful location. My mother was here and it was the best place for her. I looked into 8 other locations and Arden Courts checked all the boxes for our family. Flexibility, concerns, comfort, compassion, going out of their way for your loved one. My mother's stay was during COVID and they all took extra precaution to ensure the safety of my mother and other residents. I could call day or night to see how my mother was. I was able to talk to her and follow up on what she was eating, her moods, sleeping habits and all my concerns were answered. When I was able to visit my mom, she was in good spirits and well-dressed and clean. I know she was getting the best care that she could receive as we could not care for her at home. The staff knew me very well and were kind to me and to all my questions and I cannot say enough, but Thank you for all you did for my mom!! Thank you!
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 !!!
They have completely renovated our loved ones apartment so it is brand new and is quite nice. All of the staff members and the residents are very friendly and the home health care has really worked out great. The meals and dining service always looks very good, and she is enjoying the activities especially the bingo. We would absolutely recommend Ascension Living to other families, it has been a really good experience.
504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
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Love staying here, lots to do, places where I can help people. I set a lot of help here. Everybody here is like family. There is no-one I do not like
Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and respite...
535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
The staff at Sunrise of Naperville North is very friendly. They were quick to include our mom in activities upon our request. They communicate often with updates and/or concerns. The move in process was...
With over 35 years of experience in senior care, Sunrise Senior Living offers elegant environments, in which we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by...
960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
A year ago when my dad moved here he was so hesitant, so afraid of change and something new. His quality of life is so much better than it was when he was living alone and having difficulty caring for...
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
1619 N. Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
My experience was very limited since my Mom was only at Harbor Chase for about four months. It was a nice place;staff seemed very caring but they didn't seem to have enough help after the pandemic. They...
Welcome to HarborChase of Naperville Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, innovative health services and generous amenities, along with a welcome abundance of Midwestern charm. We offer a large variety of spacious and...
60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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We transferred our mom from [name removed] into a studio in Glen Ellyn. At the time my mom was in rehab and we expected her to live her life at the beautiful community near us in Glen Ellyn. We already loved...
If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you.Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...
407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
Basing these responses on what mom says and my observations. Activities rated lower because I think mom needs some help getting to them (not familiar with location). She does enjoy the ones she manages to...
Dedicated to Good LivingPathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Westmont community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved...
370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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My loved one is currently a resident at Atria at River Trail and this facility has been great for her so far! The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The staff, care services and activities are also...
Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville.Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment,...
95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My mother lives at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn. The staff is warm and friendly. The food is fine, smaller portions and less variety than my mom would like. The activities are not always what is stated on the...
Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...
1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
My mom has been there 3 1/2 months and is very happy there. She is in independent living so doesn't require much care. But Nurse [name removed] and the PT department have been great. Food is really good but...
Good Times, Good PeopleAre you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer? At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities...
555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148
The food , as usual was prepared with delicious flavor and also with attention to texture and tenderness (chewability). Good job Lexington Square Lombard And the staff truly like Seniors. That gets a 10. I...
At Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. All...
750 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
The staff at Maple Glen Memory Care are absolutely wonderful, caring, approachable, helpful, and more. I cannot praise them enough. The housekeeping is reliable, our loved ones room is clean and he is always...
The Koelsch family has more than six decades in developing, building and operating senior housing. The tradition began in 1958 when Emmett Koelsch and Alice Koelsch-Schultz founded the company and employed the simple philosophy, 'Treat all people with the respect they deserve and the special...
3333 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517
Overall it is a nice place, food ok could be better, food seems slow. PT in house and excellent. Nurses good but slightly understaffed. RA has a high turnover, apartments and prices match the local market.
2 South 706 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My loved one is a resident at Arden Courts Glen Ellyn and things have been great for him so far. It is not an institutionalized atmosphere, but as homey as possible. There are daytime activities seven days a...
For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...
219 Parkway Dr, Wheaton, IL 60187
All of the staff at Alto Wheaton are friendly and helpful, they go above and beyond and I feel that my mom is safe. I'm happy with the housekeeping, they do a good job. Family communication is excellent....
At Anthology of Wheaton, we see things differently. And it shows. We believe that quality senior living is an ideal balance of care and hospitality. At Anthology of Wheaton, moving here is moving forward. Our communities offer the best of both worlds in assisted living and memory care services –...
831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
I only dealt with the memory care staff, but they were very experienced and caring. Most of the staff have worked at Brighton Gardens for years, which says a lot about the place.
Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Two separate, secured Reminiscence Neighborhoods are available for residents with...
210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
I think that whether it be Asbury or any home, it is important to be active in the care of your loved one. I believe our loved ones get extra attention and care because we are there so often to build...
Asbury Gardens is a retirement community dedicated to assisting seniors with daily activities. Our residents have private apartments, private bathrooms, and community access to our gorgeous courtyard & gardens. Our building's amenities make for a full day every day by including a game room, a...
1340 River St, Aurora, IL 60506
While there have been many challenges during this pandemic, the commitment and care of the team is exceptional. My father is patiently attended to and we are very grateful.
The Whitley - Refined, Personalized Assisted Living and Memory Care About Us: The Whitley is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care in an exceptional setting for seniors in the Aurora area. We offer personalized services that cater and focus on your loved ones physical, emotional and...
14731 S. Van Dyke Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544
We had a great experience at Heritage Woods of Plainfield. It was very homey, kept clean, constant activities going on for those who chose to participate. They decorate for every holiday and occasion, and...
Heritage Woods of Plainfield is an affordable assisted living community serving adults 65 or older, fully certified by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Living. Situated in Northwest Will County, Illinois about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Heritage Woods is a lovely supportive...
14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
From what we have seen of the activities they look great, but our loved one does not participate in them. We gave the value for cost a 4 because it keeps increasing. The reason we gave #5 a lower rating is...
American House Cedarlake is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. For those who want to enjoy their retirement in the comfort and privacy of their own one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment without the fuss of home ownership and...
900 Douglas Road, Oswego, IL 60543
Overall the regular staff at the facility is great! They are caring and patient with my mom and other residents. The activities are increasing and improving. The implementation of family/community...
At The Reserve at Oswego, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Oswego area. Residents have many opportunities to...
421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
My loved one is a resident at Ascension Living Fox Knoll Village and overall the experience at this facility has been very good. All of the staff have been friendly and helpful. The cleanliness and care...
For over 20 years, Presence Fox Knoll has been serving the residents of the Fox Valley area in a tradition of understanding, support, and respect. Our community features a continuum of care in which our professional staff provide a variety of services to compliment our residents needs. Situated...
500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
Our experience at Westbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care was quite a contrast from [facility name removed] which my mother had been with for several prior years. Here they offered a wide variety of...
Westbridge is located on the Wyndemere Retirement Community campus in Wheaton, IllinoisWestbridge residences offer a combination of gracious style and function that enables many to maintain their independence and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Our distinctive one-bedroom suites feature a...
275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
It is not a fancy facility, but the staff are all very dedicated and give individualized attention to their residents. For the price, it is really worth it for the quality of care that they give. I would...
Established in 1943 Jennings Terrace is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of area senior citizens in a home-like setting. Jennings is a provider of affordable high quality services. Our services are responsive and flexible to meet current and changing demands. ...
4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
The staff seems like they go out of their way to know all the residents and their family. They are all quick to ask if anything is needed. The staff have a lot of responsibilities each day but they have a...
Lacey Creek is a highly rated assisted living community in the greater Chicago area for seniors 65 and over. We offer a wide range of amenities and services so our residents feel right at home as they make new friends and engage in social and wellness programs. They can enjoy a maintenance-free...
1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
It has been an extremely positive experience. [name removed] at VSB did a fantastic job of coordinating all aspects of the move from the room updates, required forms/shots and moving day. My Dad feels very...
Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...
The average monthly cost of memory care in Naperville is $5,609, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This cost includes all associated fees and service add-ons so you can get a full picture of the average total cost for your loved one.
To give you an even broader picture of memory care costs in Naperville, the following graphic shows the average baseline price, not including add-on fees.
While the costs associated with memory care can be significant, numerous options are available to help families finance these essential services. From private payment methods and VA benefits to Medicaid and Medicare, a wide range of resources can be leveraged to pay for memory care.
In this section, we will dive into the specifics of each payment method to help you understand and navigate these resources. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools to make an informed decision about financing memory care for your loved one.
One of the most straightforward options for paying for memory care is through private pay methods such as savings, pensions, and Social Security benefits. Additionally, many families consider alternative ways to privately fund memory care. Some consider selling a property or tapping into its equity through a reverse mortgage. Others turn to health savings accounts, life insurance policies, or long-term care insurance as funding sources.
Regardless of the chosen method, private pay gives families the flexibility and control to find and finance the memory care facility that best meets their loved one’s needs.
Memory care facilities are governed by a specific set of laws and regulations to ensure residents’ well-being and safety. It’s crucial for you to be aware of these regulations when considering memory care facilities for your loved one. In Illinois, memory care facilities fall under the broader scope of assisted living, but there are some additional regulations due to the specialized nature of memory care.
Assisted living facilities, including memory care facilities, in Illinois must be licensed. These facilities undergo Life Safety Code/physical environment inspections that are conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Design and Construction Section as a part of the licensing process. IDPH also performs regular unannounced visits to verify compliance with the requirements and standards associated with licensure.
While direct online access to inspection reports and licenses isn’t available, you may file a Freedom of Information Act Request to procure these records. This process grants individuals legal access to inspect government records.
Memory care facilities follow the general regulations for assisted living in addition to more specific guidelines tailored to residents with memory impairments. These regulations address staffing, training, and care plan development. Regulations include the following:
Illinois Department of Public Health
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Chicago, IL 60603
69 W. Washington St., 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Although there are no COVID-19 rules and regulations specifically for memory care facilities in Naperville, it’s crucial to stay informed by reaching out to individual facilities for any updated guidelines. In DuPage County, adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines is recommended.
The CDC strongly recommends keeping vaccinations and boosters current to protect personal health and prevent transmission.
Facilities must take necessary steps to guarantee proper ventilation and consistent sanitization of high-touch surfaces and common areas.
Wearing masks in public is recommended by the CDC, but it is not mandatory.
To protect the health and safety of residents, it may be necessary to implement regular COVID-19 testing and provide access to personal protective equipment.
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Memory care in Naperville offers a high standard of care that’s tailored to meet the unique needs of each resident with memory loss. With 31 memory care facilities in A Place for Mom’s partner network, Naperville provides a wide range of options to meet a variety of budgets and care needs.
In Naperville, memory care is often incorporated within assisted living communities, though there are nine standalone partner memory care facilities. These communities prioritize the safety and well-being of residents, with dedicated care provided around the clock — meaning someone is always on hand for those who may experience disorientation or confusion. Additionally, many of our partner communities have advanced safety features, such as wander management systems, to ensure residents’ safety and families’ peace of mind. With these resources readily available, individuals and their families can have confidence in their choice of care provider.
Memory care facilities in Naperville are committed to delivering specialized health care and support. Most staff members are trained specifically for memory care and provide services to manage anxiety, aggression, and agitation. Several facilities also offer care for exit-seeking behaviors, restlessness, pacing, and wandering.
Health care services are well-rounded, with almost all facilities offering full medication management. Also, most facilities have a doctor on call; on-site nursing; and a visiting physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech therapist. This robust team of medical support ensures residents receive the care they need within the comfort of a familiar environment.
Memory care facilities in Naperville offer a range of living options — from luxury amenities to more budget-conscious choices — ensuring there’s something for everyone. Many of Naperville’s memory care communities offer a variety of life-enriching amenities, such as arts-and-crafts centers, game rooms, and cafes or bistros, providing opportunities for residents to engage in enjoyable and stimulating activities.
Many of our partner senior living establishments provide a range of exclusive amenities to improve residents’ quality of life. Private dining rooms allow family and friends to share meals more intimately. Libraries provide a comfortable, quiet environment for the avid reader to explore their favorite books. Additionally, TV lounges offer residents a welcoming place to watch their favorite shows or films with others. All of these amenities promote a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for residents — without requiring them to travel.
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Edward Hines Junior Hospital is the closest VA hospital to Naperville. This facility specializes in providing exceptional mental health care. Its emphasis on PTSD treatment and women’s health makes the hospital a great destination for those seeking high-quality health care.
While Naperville is largely a car-reliant city, there are various transportation options available. Recognizing that seniors in memory care require special assistance when it comes to mobility, these services prioritize the safety and well-being of residents.
Sixty-six percent of our partner facilities offer complimentary transportation, while 58% provide at-cost transportation services, ensuring residents have access to the transportation services they need.
Aside from on-site transportation options, seniors in Naperville can utilize Ride Assist Naperville (RAN). RAN is a private transportation option for seniors 60+ to get to medical appointments. RAN is operated under a 501(c)(3), Naperville Seniors in Action, so riders are not required to pay, though donations are accepted. Volunteer drivers can assist your loved one throughout the entire process, from pickup to drop-off. This personalized service fosters an environment of empathy and positivity and encourages peace of mind for seniors and their loved ones.
Ride DuPage is another option for those 65 and older in Naperville, as well as people with qualifying disabilities who are in need of budget-friendly transportation. Once registered, riders have the flexibility to schedule trips in advance with rates starting at just $2 within specific mileage (and then an additional $1 per mile beyond that). The first companion rider is free, which is critical for those in memory care who might require the assistance of a family member or caregiver.
Pace’s paratransit services provide discounted travel for riders and a companion. What truly sets these services apart for those in memory care is the highly trained staff members equipped to handle medical emergencies. A reservation-based service, Pace ensures seniors and their caregivers can easily plan their outings with reliable transportation.
Engaging in enjoyable and meaningful activities is an important part of maintaining cognitive health and overall well-being for seniors, particularly those with memory care needs. Naperville offers a variety of activities, ranging from social gatherings to physical exercises and cognitive stimulation, specifically designed for seniors. These activities are perfect for spending quality time with visiting family and friends.
Memory Cafe is a wonderful opportunity for seniors living with dementia and their care partners to socialize and connect with others. This social gathering often includes music, dancing, art, and educational activities, providing a supportive and friendly atmosphere for all attendees.
Singing for Seniors provides easy access for seniors and those with physical disabilities to watch shows. For those facing transportation challenges, event volunteers are available to provide pickup and return services.
The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (ARRCC) and Naperville Senior Center offer a variety of activities, daytime outings, and social services. These include card games, singing, pet therapy, movies, dancing, and more. The ARRCC also hosts dance programs, providing an additional avenue for physical and social activity.
For seniors who enjoy the bustle of city life, downtown Naperville offers a variety of shops, events, and riverfront walks, perfect for a day out with family and friends. Whether it’s strolling through a wine walk, admiring the displays at car shows, or simply enjoying the beautiful river views, these outings provide enjoyable and accessible experiences for seniors with memory care needs and their families.
Encore at South Barrington, Prairie Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care and Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Elk Grove are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Naperville, IL. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Memory Care in Naperville is 7,003 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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