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Senior housing types near Bunker Hill, IL

  • South Lawn Shelter Care Inc

    512 S Franklin St, Bunker Hill, IL 62014
    (1)
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    South Lawn Shelter Care is both an independent and assisted living facility nestled in the community of Bunker Hill, Illinois. Whether our residents choose home ownership or a senior apartment rental, they find they belong to a community that has their best interests at heart. With common spaces...

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  • The United Methodist Village

    The United Methodist Village

    5201 Asbury Avenue, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (3)
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    The United Methodist Village is a 120-acre campus located in Godfrey, Illinois. Opened in late 1997, the community features 44 duplex Patio Homes referred to as Villas, as well as 64 Independent Living apartments, known as the Wiseman-Pollock Residence. There are also 44 Assisted Living apartments...

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  • Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    1000 Airport Road, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (16)
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    Thank you for your interest in Cedarhurst at Godfrey! Cedarhurst at Godfrey is an assisted living community in Godfrey, Illinois. Godfrey offers residents the best of Midwestern living with scenic trails, fine shopping, eclectic dining and warm, welcoming people. Located in the St. Louis metro area,...

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  • Morningside of Godfrey

    Morningside of Godfrey

    1373 D'Adrian Professional Park, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (18)
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    Provision Living at Godfrey, is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Godfrey, Illinois. This world class community serves the surrounding Riverbend area, and strives toward providing residents, as well as their families, with peace of mind through compassionate care and assistance....

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  • Evergreen Place of Alton

    Evergreen Place of Alton

    100 Glenhaven Dr, Alton, IL 62002
    (1)
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    Evergreen Place offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and families find peace of mind. Live...

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  • Stillwater Senior Living

    Stillwater Senior Living

    1111 University Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025
    (5)
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    Stillwater Senior Living is an assisted living community right next door to the campus of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Woodland and freshly cut fields dominate the landscape of Edwardsville, creating a sense of separation from the city life in nearby St. Louis. At Stillwater...

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  • Evergreen Place - Litchfield

    Evergreen Place - Litchfield

    1015 East Tyler Avenue, Litchfield, IL 62056
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    Evergreen Place offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and families find peace of mind. Live...

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  • Cambridge House of Maryville

    Cambridge House of Maryville

    6960 State Rte. 162, Maryville, IL 62062
    (6)
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    Welcome to a gracious and affordable assisted lifestyle! Cambridge House offers 103 private apartments to seniors 65 or older. Our emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, dignity, and independence.We offer a helping hand and personal attention to do the things you may no longer be able to...

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  • Morningside of Troy

    39 Dorothy Dr, Troy, IL 62294
    (15)
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    You or your loved one will find a comfortable, homelike atmosphere at The Fountains of Troy, IL, a modern Good Neighbor Care independent and assisted living community for seniors. Our residents are free from the cares of chores and other daily stresses. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to...

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  • Aperion Care Hidden Lake

    11728 Hidden Lake Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63138
    (5)
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    Hidden Lake, A Lutheran Senior Services Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your'll enjoy priority access to additional levels of care should your needs ever change. Independent Living. A distinctive patio home or a one or...

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  • Cedarhurst of Granite City

    Cedarhurst of Granite City

    3450 Village Lane, Granite City, IL 62040
    (15)
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    Thank you for your interest in Cedarhurst of Granite City! When it comes time for individuals and families to consider relocating to an independent or assisted living environment, the decision can be very emotional and challenging. You are not alone. Each day, more than 5,000 American families find...

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  • Aspen Creek of Troy

    Aspen Creek of Troy

    1924 SR Bradley R Smith Drive, Troy, IL 62294
    (13)
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    At Aspen Creek, we follow a simple rule — if you wouldn't see it in your place, you won't see it in ours. And by following that rule, we've created an inviting experience that welcomes residents and their guests. There's one place like home, and that is Aspen Creek. A house is a roof with...

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  • Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    1207 Vandalia Avenue, Collinsville, IL 62234
    (17)
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    Cedarhurst of Collinsville offers assisted-living apartments in a beautiful residential neighborhood. Families love our wide range of services designed to promote independence, comfort and connections. Our staff devotes themselves to providing exceptional personalized service. Our goal is to work...

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  • Desmet Retirement Community

    Desmet Retirement Community

    1425 N New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63033
    (21)
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    DeSmet Retirement Community is a non-profit housing community offering assisted care and independent living for seniors. As one of over 160 properties owned and operated by Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), we strive to carry out the RHF mission of providing quality housing at an affordable price...

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  • Mary Ryder Home for Women

    Mary Ryder Home for Women

    4361 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63108
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    Mary Ryder Home is a not-for-profit residential care facility (RCF Level II) located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, focused on assisting low-income senior women who can no longer live independently but who do not yet need the level of care provided by a skilled nursing...

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  • St. Andrew's Assisted Living of Bridgeton

    St. Andrew's Assisted Living of Bridgeton

    11325 Saint Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
    (11)
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    Mizpah Manor is where you'll find: Cozy studio apartments furnished with your favorite furniture and treasured mementos, refrigerator- and microwave-equipped kitchenettes, and easily accessed private bathrooms. Thoughtful staff, on-hand around the clock, provide help with personal care needs,...

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  • Bradford Place

    Bradford Place

    1463 Benchmark Centre Ct, Swansea, IL 62226
    (14)
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    Bradford Place is an assisted living community nestled in the peaceful town of Swansea, St. Clair County, Illinois. Swansea is known for being a quiet community with a nice blend of commerce and farming. Not only is it a great place to live, but it offers a lot of attractions for family members who...

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  • Morningside of Shiloh

    1201 Hartman Ln, Shiloh, IL 62221
    (15)
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    You or your loved one will find a comfortable, homelike atmosphere at The Fountains of Shiloh in Shiloh, IL, a Good Neighbor Care community 'Where neighbors become friends and friends become family.' Our residents enjoy privacy, security, and a quiet lifestyle with all the comforts and conveniences...

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  • Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    429 South Main Street, Shiloh, IL 62269
    (15)
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    Cedarhurst of Shiloh is located at 429 South Main Street Shiloh, IL. We pride ourselves on providing the community with an assisted living service that has your family member's best interests in mind. We give our clients peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in good hands. We're also known for...

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  • Brentmoor

    Brentmoor

    8600 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63124
    (7)
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    Life Begins at Brentmoor! Centrally located in mid-St. Louis County (Delmar and I-70), this high-rise community offers 72 independent living apartments which include studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Senior Living at The Brentmoor includes all the comforts of home, plus scheduled...

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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    1055 Bellevue Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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    Allegro is now open in Richmond Heights! Allegro is proud to bring our 40 year history and experience to the St. Louis metropolitan area, home of our company headquarters. Allegro strives to reimagine senior living, bringing comfort, convenience and quality care to older adults who want and deserve...

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  • Sycamore Village

    Sycamore Village

    217 Castellano Drive, Swansea, IL 62226
    (24)
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    Personalized Assisted Living and Memory Enrichment Community

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  • Sunrise on Clayton

    Sunrise on Clayton

    7920 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    (22)
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    Sunrise on Clayton is located in the Clayton / Richmond Heights area, just minutes from the Galleria Mall. We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homelike. Step into our community and you can't help but feel at home. We...

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  • Autumn View Gardens Creve Coeur

    Autumn View Gardens Creve Coeur

    11210 Schuetz Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63146
    (35)
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    Autumn Gardens provides your loved one with a caring embrace in Creve Coeur. It is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Across all our communities, faith is a cornerstone of how we operate, which means everything we do is in service of our residents. Our assisted living community promotes...

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  • Stonecrest of Clayton View

    Stonecrest of Clayton View

    8825 Eager Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63144
    (6)
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    Perfectly nestled between Ladue, Frontenac and Clayton, MO, in Richmond Heights, Stonecrest at Clayton View will offer an active and engaged lifestyle with just the right supportive care available when needed. Just a stone's throw from all of the exciting cultural, shopping & dining attractions St....

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  • The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

    The Sheridan at Creve Coeur

    450 N Lindbergh Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
    (2)
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    At The Sheridan at Creve Coeur, residents pursue their passions within a lively, social atmosphere. They enjoy chef-prepared meals with friends in the elegant dining room, play games in the living rooms, get creative in the art studio, and exercise in the fitness center and physical therapy spaces....

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  • Brookdale Creve Coeur

    Brookdale Creve Coeur

    One New Ballas Place, Creve Coeur, MO 63146
    (25)
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    A Life Well Lived Who wants to spend their golden years sitting around and twiddling their thumbs? Or drowning under the weight of household chores? Instead of wasting your time or feeling lonely and isolated, you can enjoy a retirement rich in exciting activities, delicious dining, quality care and...

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  • Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    6543 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109
    (22)
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    Welcome Aboard Charter Senior Living of St Louis Hills! This community offers private studio apartments and limited one bedroom apartments with discreet assistance. Our community is part of the larger St. Louis Hills community. When you are looking for an apartment that offers discreet...

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  • Villas at St. James

    Villas at St. James

    14335 Jamestown Road, Breese, IL 62230
    (7)
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    WELCOME HOME. Located in rural, serene Breese, Illinois, The Villas at St. James is an independent & assisted-living community for seniors that has been serving Clinton County since 2004. We provide the ideal living arrangement for independent, active seniors who want to be healthy and happy and...

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  • Altenheim St. Louis

    Altenheim St. Louis

    5408 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63111
    (10)
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    Experience elegant, boutique senior living at affordable rates. The charm of the Altenheim begins with its magnificent location on the banks of the scenic Mississippi. From the moment you walk in, you'll feel at home with the most delightful surroundings you could ask for in an independent,...

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  • Creve Coeur Assisted Living

    Creve Coeur Assisted Living

    693 Decker Lane, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
    (33)
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    Welcome to Creve Coeur Assisted Living, a socially active retirement community! Conveniently located near Olive and Highway 270, our community is within minutes of everything the city of Creve Coeur has to offer-seven parks, a golf course, more than a dozen churches, plus chic specialty stores,...

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  • Sunrise of Webster Groves

    Sunrise of Webster Groves

    45 E Lockwood Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119
    (29)
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    Sunrise of Webster Groves is an assisted living and memory care community in St. Louis, Missouri. For more detailed information about amenities, features and services, or to schedule an appointment, please call us. Sunrise Senior Living is the first senior living provider to be recognized in...

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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

    901 Eastland Dr, Auburn, IL 62615
    (1)
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    Eastland is owned and operated by the Moose family of Auburn Illinois. Eastland Retirement Community provides the best of both worlds – the independence residents want with the support they need. Eastland offers a clean and comfortable atmosphere with a caring and friendly staff. Our quiet,...

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  • Sherbrooke Village

    4005 Ripa Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63125
    (24)
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    Welcome to….. Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, where we make A Difficult Choice Easier. Nestled on several acres at the foot of Ripa Avenue in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South County, Sherbrooke Village represents Today’s nursing care residence. We share a mission of providing care...

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  • Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    9916 Reavis Road, Affton, MO 63123
    (39)
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    Southview Assisted Living is the premier senior living community in South County near St. Louis, Missouri. We offer, assisted living and Dementia / Memory Care . This newly built senior living community will begin welcoming residents in Summer 2012. We know how difficult change can be, especially...

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  • Provision Living at West County

    Provision Living at West County

    12826 Daylight Circle, Saint Louis, MO 63131
    (3)
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    Located at the intersection of Des Peres Road and Manchester Road, Provision Living at West County is raising the bar of memory care. Our team members serve our elders as Care Partners and are educated and trained around the belief that care means to help someone to grow. Care is based on a...

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  • Sunrise of Des Peres

    Sunrise of Des Peres

    13460 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131
    (53)
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    If you're looking for an assisted living option other than the traditional nursing home, Sunrise of Des Peres is a great choice. We offer a range of individualized assistance and care—from light support to care that addresses more complex needs—in a setting that feels like home. Guided by our...

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  • The Landing of O'Fallon

    The Landing of O'Fallon

    1000 Landing Circle, Saint Charles, MO 63304
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    The Landing of O'Fallon opened Summer 2018 and has everything you would expect for a senior care community and more. Yes, we have assisted living, but it's a bit more personalized and flexible. And yes, we have memory care, but it's a bit more comprehensive and thoughtful. But to really see who we...

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  • Assisted Living at The Meadowlands

    Assisted Living at The Meadowlands

    135 Meadowlands Estates Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366
    (29)
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    Providing exceptional, loving and healing care to seniors. Our residents are invited to enjoy their days with friends and hobbies instead of filling them with everyday chores and hassles. Our vibrant, charming community offers privacy, comfort and safety with thoughtful amenities and a wide...

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  • Stonecrest of Town & Country

    Stonecrest of Town & Country

    1020 Woods Mill Rd, Town and Country, MO 63017
    (9)
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    Stonecrest Senior Living strives to offer a flexible and thoughtful approach to care. No matter the level of care needed, residents at Stonecrest receive attention and support that is unparalleled. Our communities all offer two neighborhoods: Assisted Living and Memory Care. Once you choose...

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  • Brookdale West County

    Brookdale West County

    785 Henry Avenue, Ballwin, MO 63011
    (23)
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    Embrace Freedom What would you do if you woke up each morning in your own private retreat knowing the only thing you were responsible for was cultivating the retirement of your dreams? Here at our assisted living and memory care community in Ballwin, Missouri, you can make that your reality....

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  • Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory  Care

    Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care

    12777 Village Circle Dr, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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    Fountain View Assisted Living, which is located on the Friendship Village Sunset Hills campus, provides the right level of assistance so that your well-being needs and personal freedoms are met while enjoying the comforts of home. To enhance your well-being, we provide a caring and self-sustaining...

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  • Tesson Heights

    Tesson Heights

    12335 West Bend Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63128
    (60)
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    Discover that the sky's the limit at Tesson Heights, home to Independent Living and Assisted Living services in St. Louis. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of everything....

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  • Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living and Memory Care

    2929 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Valley Park, MO 63122
    (36)
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    Welcome to Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care, a luxurious senior living community just outside St. Louis, Missouri. Here you can enjoy a full lifestyle that balances independence with personal assistance. The community offers 95 comfortable, maintenance-free apartments, along with...

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  • Cedar Trails

    Cedar Trails

    490 Urbanna Dr, Freeburg, IL 62243
    (8)
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    Cedar Trails Senior Living Community located in Belleville Illinois provides superior support for independent and assisted living needs. We offer a warm, safe family like environment for your aging parents. Our friendly professional staff, numerous services and activities or designed to provide a...

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  • Sunrise of Chesterfield

    Sunrise of Chesterfield

    1880 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (40)
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    If you're looking for an assisted living option other than the traditional nursing home, Sunrise on Chesterfield is a great choice. We offer a range of individualized assistance and care—from light support to care that addresses more complex needs—in a setting that feels like home. Guided by our...

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  • Twin Oaks Estate

    Twin Oaks Estate

    707 Emge Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366
    (20)
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    Twin Oaks Estate began as a vision, a vision of the way assisted living care should be. Commited, caring people, in a warm and welcoming environment, where seniors would receive superior assisted living care and opportunities for meaningful social interaction and recreation. Founded in 1981, our...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    1607 W Fillmore St, Vandalia, IL 62471
    (1)
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        Brookstone Estates was founded in 1996 because congregate care was hard to find in rural Southern Illinois. The creation of the first Brookstone community and subsequent quest for additional high quality senior care spawned a comfortable yet manageable 46-unit design that has been...

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  • The Fountains of West County

    The Fountains of West County

    15826 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
    (30)
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    The Fountains of West County is a wonderful place to live!  We offer one and two bedroom senior living apartment homes.  Located at the intersection of Clayton and Clarkson, we are minutes from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more.  We've designed this community with you in...

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  • Westview at Ellisville Assisted Living

    Westview at Ellisville Assisted Living

    27 Reinke Road, Ellisville, MO 63021
    (43)
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    Westview at Ellisville is the premier senior living community in Ellisville, Missouri. We offer, assisted living and Dementia / Memory Care. Opened in the summer of 2012. We know how difficult change can be, especially for seniors, so we'll do whatever we can to make the transition to your new home...

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Assisted Living in Bunker Hill, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing that provides residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents commonly receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing community where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while as well as offering an array of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with specific medical needs such as for example cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

If you are unsure about what sort of care your family member needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you select the best sort of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer any of your inquiries and help you find a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Bunker Hill, IL?

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

In terms of choosing senior living, there are plenty of things to consider, from the level of health care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Bunker Hill, IL offers many options so that you can make a confident and informed decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for people of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents must be over the age of 55 or 62. Older adults generally feel better in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to live in a community setting with additional seniors. This kind of senior housing commonly has community events, entertainment, excursions, and often has transitional programs for seniors who ultimately 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 residents a continuum of health care. An individual can spend the remainder of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between degrees of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who are still working while also caring for a loved one. That is a great option for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain busy and engaged while living in the home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are standard homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized care in a home-like setting.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, personal grooming, medication supervision, and more. Amenities and services can vary greatly but typically there is staff available around the clock to help residents with requirements as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is frequently monitored and adapted as necessities change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This type of care can be for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These communities are usually specifically designed to ensure that residents don't get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest level of 24- hour care, 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 make reference to in-home caregiving services used for simply a brief period. Family caregivers make use of respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care will help 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 embraces loss of life as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the individual psychologically and physically while supporting their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

The options and services provided in senior living can vary greatly from facility to community. However, most communities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other experiences.

Other features often found in assisted living include:

  • Access to medical services
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activity and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping assistance
  • Medication administration

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Bunker Hill has 50 communities in the region so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before choosing the best one for your senior loved one. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have an easier time narrowing down the options. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you arrange a visit at your preferred facility.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that occupants can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and tidy?
  • Can your staff provide medicine?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly price? If not, how much are additional services?
  • Does your policy require a preliminary evaluation prior to move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What apartment types are available and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members interested? Friendly?
  • What is your release plan?
  • What kind of education do your staff members have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any occupants you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they taken care of 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. Therefore 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 need 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 data through its Department of Social Services website. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living facilities are required for legal reasons 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 which includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours per day with staff assisting with personal needs such as showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is certainly one of an important decisions you may make. Throughout your tour, consider the caliber 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 criteria are truly beneficial to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with community get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the entertainment and even get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the team members seem to be appreciating the activity as well? Have a look at the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide outings and trips from the facility? If it's essential to you and your family, don’t forget to inquire about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently house cleaning services are made available in the personal living area. Make sure you get total information on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what's made available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure you witness multiple workers interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good understanding of the staffing routine. How many people are truly involved in residents’ care? Be sure you receive an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the facility. It's important that you trust the facility’s team members.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and policies. Be sure to and your family member try a meal at facility. Not only is it the best way to try the food, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for their honest opinions about the community. Many facilities have a resident council which will be happy to answer all of your questions. Check out our website to read some of the 832 reviews from family members who have shared their perceptions of individual communities.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are very important and provide peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that washrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation within their living area. Find out about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you 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 at night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your loved one essentially living at the facility. Can you imagine your family member being comfortable? Do you really feel at ease? Are the staff and residents available, inviting and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Bunker Hill, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the typical cost of assisted living in the Bunker Hill region ranged from $1500 to $20000 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities may differ widely based on features, area, and services, consequently looking into nearby suburbs and towns could offer you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this won't be an choice. Listed below are three additional methods that may help you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are assisting transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be in a position to cash out the insurance policy and obtain funds immediately. Different regulations and restrictions apply based on the kind of insurance plan you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s ideal for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home while his or her partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may be eligible 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 find out if your loved one may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the best assisted living facility is a major decision, both for a senior and for his or her family.

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for administering it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here's where doing your homework can actually pay back - plan ahead!
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved backyard or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ areas, gardens, and walking paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community offer your loved one with the help and 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 can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make sure to ask about the services you are searching for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic cost structure and what might incur an extra charge. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they ask for a monthly charge for rent and meals but supplemental costs for things such as medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of service are billed distinct service 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 an intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for his or her care requirements, personality, and budget.

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

  • Make sure you look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style high end living. It is easy to come to be influenced by the features and creature comforts you may decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eye sight or special diets? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to tour at least three to five communities, if you can. Start with scheduled visits and consider having meals 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 notes while you’re there.

The process of choosing the right assisted living community can be overpowering, but there are services which will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and help you make a good choice.

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