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  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

    275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
    (23)
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    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. ...

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  • Presence Fox Knoll

    Presence Fox Knoll

    421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (28)
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    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 in a...

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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (25)
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    In 2014, Sunnymere celebrated 75 years of providing quality, affordable and all-inclusive, care to seniors who are no longer able to live safely on their own. All meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities are included in the monthly cost. There is no 'buy in.' Last year, we upgraded and replaced...

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  • The Gardens of Waterford

    The Gardens of Waterford

    1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    At Alden of Waterford, you become part of a continuum of care community offering the warmth of a friendly village, the amenities of a lively resort and the skilled medical services of a superb health facility all within pleasant, safe surroundings. Should you ever need rehab therapy or treatment for...

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  • Bickford of Aurora

    Bickford of Aurora

    7 South Orchard Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
    (8)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing...

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  • Bright Oaks of Aurora

    Bright Oaks of Aurora

    1340 River St, Aurora, IL 60506
    (11)
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    The Bright Oaks Difference - Life Happens Here! Bright Oaks is a whole new concept in senior living that emphasizes living and takes it to a whole new level. By celebrating what's unique in each one of us, Bright Oaks communities encourage engagement on a very personal level. Our goal is to help you...

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  • Asbury Gardens

    Asbury Gardens

    210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
    (46)
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    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...

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  • Bickford of Oswego

    Bickford of Oswego

    3712 Grove, Oswego, IL 60543
    (9)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little – none met her needs and nothing felt...

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  • The Auberge at Naperville

    The Auberge at Naperville

    1936 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (32)
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    The Auberge at Naperville 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 delivering a...

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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (2)
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    Arbor Terrace Naperville will provide the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Naperville, Illinois area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and personalized...

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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (45)
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    Experience the bounty of a community in bloom at Spring Meadows Naperville. Featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our community flourishes at the individual level, with our professional staff and friendly residents working in tandem to create a warm and welcoming...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (28)
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    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...

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  • Robin's Nest Assisted Living

    Robin's Nest Assisted Living

    1819 Fargo Blvd, Geneva, IL 60134
    (11)
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    Robin's Nest I Robin's Nest 1 is a residential care home located in beautiful Geneva, Illinois, in Kane County. Our picturesque community is situated near Sunset Park and Dryden Park, with stunning golf course views. Enjoy historic downtown Geneva for unique shopping, dining or take in the historic...

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  • HarborChase of Plainfield

    HarborChase of Plainfield

    12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585
    (62)
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    The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N. Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (25)
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    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...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134
    (5)
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    It only takes a moment to see the future in a completely new way at GreenFields of Geneva. GreenFields is offers a full-continuum of care all under one roof, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Independent living here keeps you...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville

    Sunrise of Naperville

    960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (31)
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    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...

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (7)
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    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, they...

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  • Bickford of St. Charles

    Bickford of St. Charles

    2875 Campton Hills Rd., Saint Charles, IL 60175
    (37)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Heritage Woods of Plainfield

    Heritage Woods of Plainfield

    14731 S. Van Dyke Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (8)
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    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 place...

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  • American House Cedarlake

    American House Cedarlake

    14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (30)
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    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...

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  • Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    242 Greenbriar Rd 242 Greenbriar Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560
    (9)
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    The first of its type in Kendall County, Heritage Woods of Yorkville is a wonderful assisted living community that is nestled into the woods of Yorkville, IL close to Fox River. The Chicago suburb offers the proximity of the city to senior residents but the care and affordable living of the...

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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
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    At Delnor Glen, our assisted living services are designed to help maximize independence and add to quality of life. Residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a home-like setting, with the added security of knowing that caring staff is always close-at-hand. Our bright studio, one- and two-bedroom...

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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

    500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (6)
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    Westbridge is located on the Wyndemere Retirement Community campus in Wheaton, Illinois Westbridge 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...

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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    600 Dunham Road, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (51)
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    We stop at nothing to make our residents' experience engaging and inviting, and we've learned that the little things make a big difference! With over 35 years of experience, the Brighton Gardens of St. Charles provides both Assisted Living and Memory Care in a cozy and warm setting that offers the...

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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (3)
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    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...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
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    Good Times, Good People Are 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 and...

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  • Anthology of Wheaton

    Anthology of Wheaton

    219 Parkway Dr, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (9)
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    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 –...

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  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (12)
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    At Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available at...

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  • Belmont Village Geneva Road

    Belmont Village Geneva Road

    545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188
    (55)
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    Belmont Village Geneva Road is located in the greater-Chicago area, on farmland north of Wheaton, in the Village of Carol Stream. So as you might expect, assisted living residents of Belmont Village have easy access to all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city plus the comforts of the warm and...

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  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (100)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas, and...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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    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...

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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (4)
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    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...

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  • Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (47)
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    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...

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  • The Timbers of Shorewood

    The Timbers of Shorewood

    1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL 60431
    (39)
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    The Timbers of Shorewood delivers an unusual blend of secure senior living with elegance and independence! With full-service kitchens in every apartment, supportive services available for Independent living residents and a restaurant on-site, residents enjoy a wide range of choices regarding they...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (76)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. The new Lombard Place Assisted...

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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (7)
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    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Aspired Living of Westmont

    Aspired Living of Westmont

    407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
    (8)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway 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 one....

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  • Rock Run Place - AL

    Rock Run Place - AL

    3320 Executive Dr, Joliet, IL 60431
    (22)
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    Rock Run Place offers a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Assisted Living and Memory Care levels of care are available on our campus. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

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  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    700 North Mclean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177
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    Adults 65 or better may qualify for Illinois Supportive Living Program, an assisted lifestyle.Seniors of all income levels are welcome, including those on Medicaid or only Social Security. Carefree Living at its finest include: *  Private Apartments *  Restaurant Style Dining * ...

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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

    1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (49)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Bartlett community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else,...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
    (35)
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    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 Alzheimer's...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
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    Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and Terrace...

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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
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    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • Franciscan Village

    Franciscan Village

    1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
    (16)
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    Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (40)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise of Willowbrook

    Sunrise of Willowbrook

    6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (45)
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    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...

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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    204 South State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
    (27)
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    Rich in history, Oak Crest Residence and Atrium Apartments has become home to seniors since 1904. Oak Crest offers an active lifestyle of individual choices and customized service options. Our size provides a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living

    Burr Ridge Senior Living

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we...

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  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

    361 N Alfred Ave, Elgin, IL 60123
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    A haven for those in their sunset years of life! Sunset Haven is a small assisted living home, located within an actual residential home and neighborhood. Five 'guests' reside within this 'home', each enjoying their own spacious room as well as the lovely community areas of living room, family room...

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Assisted Living in Aurora, IL

Assisted living facilities in Aurora, IL provide supervision, community style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL). These communities promote independence among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Aurora is $4,753 for the city proper and $5,185 for the metropolitan area. Meanwhile, the median for the state is $4,900. Seniors who desire an independent setting, but also a strong support system and the comfort of some daily assistance, would enjoy senior living in Aurora.

Cost of Living in Aurora, IL

An outer suburb of Chicago and the second largest city in Illinois, Aurora has a cost of living just slightly lower than the nation overall. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
99 94 $1,440 20.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $170,480 $66,848 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $4 million)

Local Medical Providers

The Aurora region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital - This 255-bed facility is nationally renowned for its Advocate Heart Institute, staffed by 350 specialists who perform more than 20,000 heart procedures annually. The institute treats heart failure, heart rhythm, and four unique types of cardiovascular disease.
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center - This hospital has 77 impatient beds and 139 outpatient accommodations. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the facility encompasses a 25,000 square feet surgical center that undergoes yearly technological updates.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia - This 125-bed hospital specializes in cancer, neurosciences, and senior health. Physicians screen for common age-related conditions and help seniors to customize health and prevention plans.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Aurora, IL is considered hot-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Manchester is 55%. This number peaks in December, with 60% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
72°F 85°F (July) 60°F (July) 24°F 32°F (January) 16°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
40 (Good) 62 in the month of May (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
5” 9” (July) 28”

Demographics and Values

The city leans slightly liberal, as shown by the population of Aurora, IL voting Democrat in three of the last five presidential elections. The area’s industrial roots still play a role today, as manufacturing, construction, and machinery all count among the city’s top industries. Electronics round out the list. Employers like OSI Group, First Alert, and Kelmscott Communications contribute heavily to the city’s economy.

The Aurora community has a strong Hispanic presence. The Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aims to support this population in their business endeavors, representing 25 local establishments run by Latino leaders. Another organization, the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board, acts as a pillar of the community. In addition to more widespread and general events, the group hosts three large celebrations annually: an awards and scholarship breakfast, a Day of the Dead festival, and a parade on the anniversary of Mexican independence.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Kane County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
52.01% 41.51% 6.48%

Population Statistics

Population density Population trend
1,723 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.49% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 35% 7% 3% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
20% 31% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
8.1% 10.3% 42.9% 0.3% 0.1% 56.6% 3.0%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
13 3

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 72% 7% 13% 4% 4%

Aurora is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The Human Rights Campaign granted Aurora a perfect ranking on the non-discriminatory laws section of their Municipal Equality Index. The city has a vibrant LGBTQ+ bar scene and recently established an annual pride festival.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As a Chicago suburb, Aurora teems with natural landscapes and family-friendly outings. Phillips Park Zoo, which welcomes visitors for free, focuses on native animals. Golf lovers will love Aurora, as the gorgeous Cantigny Park has a 27-hole course, and both Orchard Valley Course and Naperbrook Golf Course host tournaments. Tennis players can play a match on one of Vaughan Tennis Center’s nine newly resurfaced courts. An abundance of parks, such as Saw Wee Kee Park, Waubonsie Lake Park, and Hudson Crossing Park, makes for plenty of walking trails and waterfront views. Several nature preserves provide even more ample green space.

Air Classics Museum, a veteran-run aviation museum, showcases historic aircrafts, uniforms, and other memorabilia. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves artifacts and stories related to the Aurora fire department and fire departments in surrounding areas.

Transportation

Public transportation options abound in Aurora. Pace Suburban Bus stands out as one of the largest bus systems in the United States, traversing 3,677 square miles. The bus system serves 284 municipalities, connecting many suburbs near Aurora, IL. Metra train routes also run through the city. Seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans are all eligible for discounts.

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