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Senior housing types near Calumet City, IL

  • Victory Centre of River Oaks

    Victory Centre of River Oaks

    1370 Ring Road, Calumet City, IL 60409
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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 River Oaks 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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  • St. Anthony of Lansing Supportive Living

    St. Anthony of Lansing Supportive Living

    3025 Spring Lake Drive, Lansing, IL 60438
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    St. Anthony of Lansing is an assisted living community located in the exciting city of Lansing, IL. When people visit Lansing, they are struck by how close the city is to all of the major freeways in the area, and how perfect the weather is throughout the year. This is the type of community where...

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  • Elevate South Holland

    Elevate South Holland

    16300 Louis Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elevate South Holland is a close-knit retirement community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care. As a member of the Elevate Housing Foundation, our philosophy is rooted in effective, resident-centered and life-changing senior living. Being a nonprofit organization, we invest...

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  • Victory Centre of Roseland

    Victory Centre of Roseland

    10450 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
    (2)
    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 Roseland 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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  • Victory Centre of South Chicago

    Victory Centre of South Chicago

    3251 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
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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 South Chicago 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...

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  • Prairie Green at Fay’s Point

    Prairie Green at Fay’s Point

    1546 Water Street, Blue Island, IL 60406
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Surround yourself with Friends Located in the heart of Chicago’s near south suburbs, the new Prairie Green at Fay’s Point offers resort-style living at an affordable rate. Our community is licensed for Supportive Living, an innovative model designed by the State of Illinois to provide affordable...

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  • Waterford Estates

    Waterford Estates

    17400 S Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (69)
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    The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

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  • Prairie Green At Dixie Crossing

    Prairie Green At Dixie Crossing

    1040 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing is a top wheelchair accessible assisted living community for seniors in the Chicago area. We offer tastefully decorated studio and one-bedroom apartments with a full range of amenities, including a microwave and refrigerator, as well as services to accommodate each...

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  • Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge

    Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge

    4150 W. Gatling Blvd., Country Club Hills, IL 60478
    (17)
    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 Sierra Ridge 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...

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  • Citadel Estates - Hazel Crest

    Citadel Estates - Hazel Crest

    3701 W 183rd St, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Citadel Estates is an Assisted Living Community that caters to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia's. 100% of the staff are specially trained to care for individuals with Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Loss. Other features of Citadel Estates is its home-like atmosphere...

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  • Coles Supportive Living

    Coles Supportive Living

    7419 S Exchange, Chicago, IL 60649
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Coles Supportive Living has been selected by the Illinois Department of Aging as one of the few Senior Care Facilities to be included in the State of Illinois Supportive Living Program. Coles Supportive Living Facility strives to promote dignity and independence for Seniors where a state-of-the art...

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  • Sunrise of Flossmoor

    Sunrise of Flossmoor

    19715 Governor Highway, Flossmoor, IL 60422
    (32)
    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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  • Jackson Park Supportive Living

    Jackson Park Supportive Living

    1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
    (3)
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    The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence. Our apartments are designed to provide a...

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  • The Pointe at Kilpatrick

    The Pointe at Kilpatrick

    14230 S Kilpatrick Ave, Crestwood, IL 60445
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Pointe at Kilpatrick is an assisted living community located in picturesque and nature filled Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois. Our beautiful community is located in a central spot, just blocks away from the Little Calumet River and nestled between several forests and nature preserves. The...

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  • Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    3633 Breakers Dr, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
    (32)
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    Just 30 minutes south of Chicago, Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields provides a highly personalized approach to care, including independent and assisted living tailored to resident needs and abilities. Here, you have a choice of unique ranch-style townhome villas with two-car garages, front porches, and...

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  • St. James Manor and Villas

    1251 E . Richton Rd, Crete, IL 60417
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Have you noticed that something doesn't seem right with mom or dad these days?  It could be subtle or it could be something that's pretty obvious. Regardless, you've turned to the Internet in 2008 for a reason and St. James Manor & Villas can get your loved one the help he or she needs within...

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  • Clarendale of Schererville

    Clarendale of Schererville

    7770 Burr St, Schererville, IN 46375
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Clarendale of Schererville is a top pet-friendly senior community in the Chicago metro area, providing independent living assisted living and memory care for our residents. Our convenient and comfortable suburban location features 177 units and is designed with seniors’ comfort and well-being in...

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  • Victory Centre of Park Forest

    Victory Centre of Park Forest

    101 Main Street, Park Forest, IL 60466
    (5)
    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 Park Forest 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...

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  • Towne Centre

    Towne Centre

    7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Be the center of attention at Towne Centre, where weekly socials, exercise programs, clubs and games let residents get the most out of life while experiencing the best in Independent Living and Assisted Living services in Merrillville, Indiana. We also boast Special Care services to promote a...

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  • Heartis Village of Orland Park

    Heartis Village of Orland Park

    7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Heartis Village Orland Park 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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  • Churchview Supportive Living

    Churchview Supportive Living

    2626 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Churchview Supportive Living is an assisted living community located in Chicago, IL. The city of Chicago is located in Cook County and home to over 2.7 million people. It's an exciting city with lots of great restaurants and shops. Residents can enjoy going on outings when the weather is warm and...

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  • Virginia Place

    Virginia Place

    8253 Virginia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Virginia Place is located just south of Forest Hill Park in the small town of Merrillville Indiana. Merrillville is located just 15 minutes south of Lake Michigan which is a popular recreational destination for our residents and their families. Our beautiful community is a single story building with...

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  • Bickford of Tinley Park

    Bickford of Tinley Park

    17301 80th Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Spring Mill Health Campus

    Spring Mill Health Campus

    101 W 87th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Merrillville, Indiana is a town that caters to a friendly population with a variety of hobbies, interests, and passions. At Spring Mill Health Campus, we're the same. When it comes to deciding how to spend their days, residents can choose from a variety of activities and excursions, including...

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  • Autumn Green at Midway Village

    Autumn Green at Midway Village

    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (39)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

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  • Brentwood at Hobart

    Brentwood at Hobart

    1420 Saint Mary's Cir, Hobart, IN 46342
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brentwood at Hobart is an assisted living and memory care community in Hobart, Indiana. Our historic city exudes small town Midwestern charm with unmatched vibrancy. We have a thriving downtown area with shopping and dining as well as an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Home to Lake...

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  • Moraine Court

    8080 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Moraine Court Supportive Living supports and encourages our residents to enjoy and active-lifestyle in a safe community. Let us show you how Moraine Court can combine the best of private living and assistance with daily living needs. Our supportive Living program is designed to promote independence,...

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  • Brookdale Orland Park

    Brookdale Orland Park

    16051 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467
    (61)
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    Care—On Your Terms Wouldn’t it be nice to trade in a life of fear, worry and isolation for one full of comfortable accommodations, wonderful friends and personalized care designed to meet your exact needs? If so, our assisted and memory care community may just be the place for you. The seniors who...

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  • Bickford of Crown Point

    Bickford of Crown Point

    140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Palos Park

    Sunrise of Palos Park

    12828 South LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL 60464
    (50)
    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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  • St. Anthony Home

    203 W Franciscan Dr, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (7)
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    Recognizing the need for a quality health care facility for northwest Indiana's elderly, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago purchased a sturdy old farmhouse in Crown Point in 1939. After a few months of cleaning, they opened their doors and St. Anthony Home rapidly filled to its capacity of 19...

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  • Wyndmoor of Portage

    Wyndmoor of Portage

    3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN 46368
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Wyndmoor of Portage is an independent and assisted living community in Portage, Indiana. With the quintessential charm of the Midwest, Portage is a small town just a short drive from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes. Yet, Portage is also only an hour away from Chicago and all it has to offer....

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  • Evergreen Senior Living - Orland Park

    Evergreen Senior Living - Orland Park

    10820 183rd St, Orland Park, IL 60467
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely assisted living options and unmatched memory support. We offer both long-term care and short-term respite care. We welcome you to learn more and...

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  • Rittenhouse Village At Portage

    Rittenhouse Village At Portage

    6235 Sterling Creek Road, Portage, IN 46368
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It's A Wonderful Senior Life At Rittenhouse Village, Our Philosophy is Different We're creating a resident-focused senior living community with you and your well-being in mind. At Rittenhouse Village At Portage, we've designed the very best in senior living by blending wonderful amenities with...

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  • Clarendale of Mokena

    Clarendale of Mokena

    21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
    (77)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

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  • Montclare Supportive Living Community

    Montclare Supportive Living Community

    4339 W 18th Place, Chicago, IL 60623
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Montclare Supportive Living Community of Lawndale is an ideal alternative to a nursing home for older adults who need a helping hand but do not require skilled nursing care as well as for older adults who are struggling alone at home. The community is open to seniors 65 and older of all incomes,...

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  • The Clare

    The Clare

    55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await...

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  • Heritage Woods of Chicago

    Heritage Woods of Chicago

    2800 West Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Heritage Woods of Chicago is an affordable assisted living community exclusively designed for low income seniors 65 or older. Fully certified by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Living, Heritage Woods is located on the west side of Chicago. Heritage Woods is a lovely place to call...

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  • Marley Oaks

    Marley Oaks

    12631 W 187th St, Mokena, IL 60448
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are a unique property, in a park-like setting offering personalized assistance for you or your loved one. Our facility is truly a home with 10 private resident rooms with bathroom, a TV room with a fireplace, resident dining room and private dining room for family affairs, sun room overlooking...

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  • Caledonia Senior Living

    2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, IL 60546
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Caledonia Senior Living is a small, private home providing both assisted living and 24-hour nursing care in a beautiful, intimate setting. Our home is nestled on five wooded acres, and offers a wide range of services and activities to meet all of your needs. We are a non-profit organization,...

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  • Marian Village

    Marian Village

    15624 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, IL 60491
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Looking for senior housing near you? Situated on 80 sprawling acres in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois offers easy living that is enriching and inspiring. Our Catholic senior living community welcomes people of all faiths as our focus is truly on your...

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  • Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    8700 W 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
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    Cantata Adult Life Services is committed to enabling older adults to achieve the greatest possible level of self-sufficiency and independence. The overarching goal of our not-for-profit organization is to facilitate active living and the continuation of healthy relationships with and among people of...

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  • Sunrise of Lincoln Park

    Sunrise of Lincoln Park

    2710 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    (35)
    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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  • Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Good Times, Good Company Located in the active and vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, our independent and assisted living community boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, spacious common areas for relaxing and entertaining, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style dining...

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  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (24)
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    Built as a luxury hotel in 1922, the Oak Park Arms retained the original charm of the grand hotels of the 20th century. The apartments, Ballroom, Georgian Room Restaurant, Lounge, and meeting rooms have been renovated on an on-going basis. A rental retirement community for 26 years, the Oak Park...

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  • Belmont Village Oak Park

    Belmont Village Oak Park

    1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (44)
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    Belmont Village of Oak Park is located in the heart of historic Oak Park, a western suburb of Chicago. Our senior living residents don't have to go far to enjoy all the 'Windy City' has to offer. Close to the facility are shops, galleries, places of worship, and RUSH Oak Park Hospital. And when...

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  • Brookdale Lake View

    Brookdale Lake View

    3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    (60)
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    Healthier Life, Healthier You Have you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

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  • Brookdale Burr Ridge

    Brookdale Burr Ridge

    6801 High Grove Boulevard, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (38)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, located just outside of Chicago, you can redefine your independence. You’ll have the care you need when you need it with assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing all on one campus. You’ll have assistance with medications...

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  • Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    (17)
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    Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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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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Assisted Living in Calumet City, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

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

For anyone who is unsure about what kind of care your loved one needs, speak with a medical professional who can help you select the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your queries and help you find a senior care facility that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Calumet City, IL?

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

When it comes to selecting senior living, there are numerous things to consider, from the level of attention and support to way of living, location and more. Calumet City, IL provides many options to help you make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

  • 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 more than 55 or 62. Older adults typically feel better in senior apartments and prefer living around people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to stay in a community setting with additional seniors. This sort of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, outings, and sometimes has transitional programs for seniors who eventually 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, providing residents a continuum of care. An individual can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of health care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” though it does require departing one’s original residence.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can offer respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. That is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain active and involved while living in the home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to look after a small group of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized health care in a home-like setting.
  • 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 typically there is staff available around the clock to assist residents with necessities as they arise. Residents likewise typically have a care plan that is regularly monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This sort of care is certainly for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These communities are usually especially designed so that residents don't get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that encourage engagement and social 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 utilized by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care may also make reference to in-home caregiving services used for only a short period. Family caregivers utilize respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care can help the terminally ill and their loved ones make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the word “hospitality,” hospice is not a location, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to assist people meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient psychologically and physically while aiding their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Calumet City has 50 communities in the region so it is essential to tour several assisted living communities before finding the right one for your senior loved one. That way you'll discover what options can be found and will have a less complicated time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a tour at your most wanted community.

Here are a few of some of the best questions you should be ready to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff administer prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly rate? If not, how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy include a preliminary evaluation prior to admission?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel involved? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What sort of know-how do your workers have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any people you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they cared for 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. This means 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 records through its Department of Social Services website. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated regularly, and info on 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 that includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours a day with personnel assisting with personal requirements such as showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

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

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities or even get involved. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the staff seem to be enjoying the entertainment as well? Take a look at the facility calendar of events. Do they match your loved one’s pursuits? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they involve outings and trips away from the facility? If it's important to yourself, don’t forget to ask about religious offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look beyond the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are made available in the private living area. Be sure to get total details on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what is available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you witness multiple employees interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are in fact involved in residents’ care? Be sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It is important that you have confidence in the facility’s team members.
  • Meals: As with most of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When touring facilities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and policies. Make sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. Not only is it a great way to sample the cooking, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other folks. Make sure to go over what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the facility. Many communities have a resident council that'll be pleased to help answer all of your questions. Check out our website to see a number of the 973 reviews from family members who've shared their thoughts of individual facilities.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that washrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient places. 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 safety features in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure to find out about staffing routines to determine who's on-site at all times to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your loved one truly living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling relaxed? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Calumet City, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the average cost of assisted living in the Calumet City location ranged from $1500 to $10880 per month. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on features, specific location, and services, as a result looking into nearby suburbs and towns could possibly give you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families pay for a move to assisted living through the sales of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an choice. Here are three other strategies that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are helping transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be in a position to cash out the plan and receive money now. Different policies and constraints apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so get in touch with an economic advisor or eldercare attorney to discover more about your options and to determine what’s ideal for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for one person to move into assisted living while another resides at home while his or her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on 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 near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. 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 learn more 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 check out www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Finding the right assisted living facility is an important decision, both for a senior and for their relatives.

Here are five things to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help on hand after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular communities 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 administering it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here is where doing all your homework can actually pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Is there an outdoor space? For most residents making the transition from a personal home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved garden or outdoor area, so having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard can be beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ areas, gardens, and walking paths for community events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility give your cherished one with the support they need? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care associates for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the features you are searching for.
  5. What services are within the monthly rate? Before signing the agreement, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic cost arrangement and what might incur an extra fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they ask for a monthly charge for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things such as medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of service are billed different 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 a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Make sure you look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It could be easy to end up being swayed by the features and creature comforts you might decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will function best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need support bathing and getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eye-sight or special diets? Would they like the perks of a larger community or be more contented in a smaller, more intimate setting? Think about the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, when you can. Start with planned tours 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 notes while you’re there.

The process of deciding on the best assisted living community is often 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 the right choice.

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