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Senior housing types near Batavia, IL

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Presence Fox Knoll

    Presence Fox Knoll

    421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (27)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (24)
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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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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (42)
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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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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (23)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Travanse Living at Wheaton

    Travanse Living at Wheaton

    219 Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (9)
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    At Travanse Living™, we see things differently. And it shows. We believe that quality senior living is an ideal balance of care and hospitality. At Travanse Living, moving here is moving forward. Our communities offer the best of both worlds in assisted living and memory care services – luxury...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (1)
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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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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

    1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (49)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (39)
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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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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (33)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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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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  • 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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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (76)
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    The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

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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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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (51)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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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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  • 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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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    2150 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (35)
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    Go do the things you love to do, and let us help with rest. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be the right fit for you and your family...

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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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  • Clarendale of Addison (Now Open!)

    Clarendale of Addison (Now Open!)

    1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Clarendale of Addison is managed by managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff;...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Alexian Village at Elk Grove 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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  • Sunrise of Schaumburg

    Sunrise of Schaumburg

    790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live with Dignity At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we live by our core values of integrity, respect, leadership, personal growth, excellence, and stewardship. Our commitment to service and dedication to compassionate senior care can be felt throughout our community. From our empathetic staff to the many...

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Assisted Living in Batavia, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing that gives residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents commonly receive support for bathing, dressing, medication management, and meals. Not the same as a skilled nursing community where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while also offering a wide range of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with specific medical necessities such as cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence health care.

In case you are unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, speak with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer all of your inquiries and help you find a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Batavia, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and lovely Midwest scenery, Illinois is a lovely destination to retire. Home to one of the world’s largest airports, retiring in Illinois gives your family and friends a convenient location to visit, while likewise giving you easy access to world travel.

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are numerous points to consider, from the amount of health care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Batavia, IL provides many options in order to make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Generally known as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for individuals of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents must be older than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living near people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to live in a community setting with additional seniors. This type of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, outings, and sometimes has transitional programs for seniors who gradually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement facilities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving people a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” though it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can offer respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. This is a great option for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain busy and involved while living at home and receiving home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are regular homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing individualized care and attention in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like washing, personal grooming, medication administration, and more. Amenities and services can differ greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to aid residents with needs as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This type of care is certainly for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These communities are generally especially designed so that residents do not get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that enhance engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour attention, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving services used for simply a short period. Family caregivers utilize respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care can assist the terminally ill and their loved ones make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the term “hospitality,” hospice isn't a place, but a philosophy of care and attention that sees loss of life as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while aiding their relatives as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

The amenities and services offered in senior living can vary greatly from community to community. However, most facilities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other amenities.

Other amenities often within assisted living include:

  • Access to medical services
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Fitness and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication management

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Batavia has 50 communities in the area so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before choosing the best one for your senior family member. That way you will discover what options are available and will have a less complicated time narrowing down the options. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a tour at your preferred community.

Here are some of the best questions you need to be prepared to ask throughout your visit:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff provide prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly charge? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Will your policy include a preliminary evaluation prior to admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members involved? Friendly?
  • What's your release plan?
  • What sort of education do your personnel have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any people you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they treated well?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

According to Medicare.gov, “Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.”

Medicare covers only short-term, non-custodial care. As a consequence you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you want short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

How Can I View Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Illinois?

The state of Illinois offers great access to its assisted living facility information through its Department of Social Services website. Data open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated often, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living facilities are required by law to:

  • Have a license if housing 17 or even more unrelated individuals
  • Have over 80% of residents be 55 years old or older
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan that includes a doctor’s analysis and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours a day with personnel assisting with personal requirements such as dressing, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior family member is one of the most important decisions you may make. During your visit, consider the quality of health care that your loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you and your family member, so consider what factors are ultimately essential to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour together with community get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities as well as get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the personnel appear to be having fun with the entertainment as well? Take a look at the community calendar of occasions. Do they match your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the facility? If it's important to yourself, don’t forget to ask about spiritual offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping services are offered in the private living space. Make sure you get complete information on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what's available and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Make sure that you watch some staff members communicating with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing routine. Just how many people are in fact involved in residents’ care? Make sure you receive an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the facility. It's important that you have confidence in the facility’s personnel.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is valuable to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and procedures. Be sure to and your family member enjoy a meal at facility. Not only is it a terrific way to try the cuisine, but it’s a great chance to meet other folks. Make sure to go over what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be happy to answer any of your concerns. Go to our website to read some of the 1302 reviews from family members who've shared their perceptions of individual communities.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are very important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation in their living area. Learn about other security features in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure to learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site at all times to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are visiting, be sure to think about yourself or your family member essentially living at the facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling relaxed? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, welcoming and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Batavia, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Batavia area ranged from $1500 to $9540 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on features, location, and services, as a result looking into near by suburbs and towns could possibly offer you more flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some persons, this might not be an choice. Listed below are three additional methods that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are helping move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to liquidate the insurance plan and receive the funds today. Different policies and constraints apply according to the kind of plan you have, so call an economic advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s best for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another resides at home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To find out more, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For even more ideas regarding how to pay for your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the best assisted living facility is an important decision, both for a senior and for their family.

Listed below are five points to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here's where doing your homework can actually pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Is there a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved back garden or back yard, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard can be beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yard, with features such as BBQ areas, gardens, and jogging paths for community events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your cherished one with the support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the facility, so be certain to ask about the services you are searching for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost arrangement and what might incur an additional cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly charge for rent and meals but extra charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are charged different fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

With so many options to choose from, choosing the best assisted living facility can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are specialists in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Below are a few things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It might be easy to come to be influenced by the features and creature comforts you might decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your family member need help bathing and getting dressed? Do they have special requirements like limited eye sight or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more personal setting? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, when you can. Start with planned visits and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more choices. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility can be difficult, but there are services that can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and make it easier for you make a good choice.

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