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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL

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As the most populous city in the Midwestern United States, Chicago has many assisted living options to suit a variety of senior needs. Chicago assisted living offers an array of personalized care services, as well as access to some of the city’s best social, cultural, and dining options. Unique to Illinois senior living, you’ll find options for supportive living, a type of low-income assisted living designed to accept Illinois Medical Assistance, the state’s Medicaid program.

With over 60 assisted living communities within a 10-mile radius from downtown Chicago, we’ve created this guide to Chicago assisted living communities based on our extensive senior living experience, proprietary data, and access to local senior living experts. Browse Chicago assisted living facilities according to your specific needs — support services, amenities, budget-conscious, social and enrichment offerings, and more. We’ve also compiled information about payment options, health and safety regulations, and other resources for Chicago seniors.

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Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes
Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Senior Apartments
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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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4.9 / 5.0

My father lived here for 2 years and I he was very happy at Brookdale Des Plaines. The staff was always helpful and would notify me if there were any concerns regarding my father. We chose Brookdale Des Plaines because it is a large facility and is located in the downtown area of Des Plaines - Which...

5 / 5.0

Cordia is a great place! My father lived there and loved it. Our only regret is that he did not move there sooner. We transferred him to Cordia from another facility. For people seeking the VA’s Aid and Attendance pension benefit, Cordia is the perfect choice. Other facilities (even very expensive o...

5 / 5.0

From all of the other memory care senior living communities in the area I choose Artis Senior Living Wilmette for my father, and I can’t express how impressed I was with every aspect of it. From the moment I walked in, the warm and welcoming atmosphere immediately put me at ease. The staff demonstra...

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Everything was excellent. Starting with the check-in everything went smoothly and well organized. Food was very good as was the therapy program. The therapists were friendly and knowledgeable and patient....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
A faith-based not-for-profit communityMercy Circle’s residents and staff together create a vibrant, caring community where all people are welcome and our non-profit status is reflected in no entrance fees. Residents pay only a monthly fee, which includes meals, services, amenities and...
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9.6
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We really can't say enough positive things about Autumn Green! We feel lucky to have found such a great spot for my brother in law. He left his house in Oak Lawn and his sister is in Burbank. We never...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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I found friends at Brookdale lake view that have similar interests as me. I like that Brookdale gives me a sense of independence and I can come go and go as a please. But if I ever needed anything they are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave 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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9.5
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Artis is very welcoming and is homey. Staff is approachable. I only looked at 2 places. Artis was picked over the other one because of its size and the atmosphere.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care and assisted living through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts...
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9.5
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Dinner service at the Admiral at the Lake has successfully made it through the pandemic, staff shortages, and inflation that plague us all. Meals are nutritional and appetizing, and always include meat, fish...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing...
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66 Floor plans available
9.4
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Outstanding! Lovely building, great staff, and for once, people who really care about the residents. We are so happy that we found Brookdale for our mother, she is thriving there. The food is also...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Good Times, Good CompanyLocated 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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9.2
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All fives. The aides in particular were outstanding! Kind and compassionate day after day ( I was there almost every day) while dealing with an oftentimes difficult patient population. Their kindness was...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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 for a reason and the best choice for assisted living is also Chicago's most notable and...
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What our family likes the most about the Clarendale Six Corners is their customer service, their response time, and the value for cost. It also is a new building so the cleanliness is very nice.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Clarendale Six Corners is Chicago's most anticipated senior living community now open for you to experience! On a triangular corner of Six Corners in Northwest Chicago, Illinois, you’ll discover 10 floors of casual sophistication, superb hospitality services and great amenities.You'll enjoy...
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We picked this community, because of the location, and amenities. They are very friendly, and inclsuive. They are Immediately responsive to all inquiries and requests They give expert care around the clock...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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8.5
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Staff is and continues to be very exceptional! Housekeeping mirrors a Hilton Hotel stay. Communication with this facility is extraordinary. They keep us informed and answer all questions. The move in process...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a senior living community located in the vibrant metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. This iconic city offers some of the best amenities in the country. Glass towers, luxury boutiques and fine dining can be found amongst the busy downtown core. Visiting family members...
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8.5
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I would rate the first 1 as a 5 the second as a 4 and the last ones as a 5. I would definitely recommend them to a friend. They were very attentive and if ever I had an issue ( which wasn't too often) they...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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 else, this is your life...
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We looked at other places and we chose The Hartwell because when we walked in it instantly resonated with my brother. They have had the same chef over 30 years and the staff have been there a long time. They...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Hartwell PlaceMemory Care Assisted LivingA memory care community where you can feel your best.Serving the neighborhood since 1898, Chicago Methodist Senior Services established Hartwell Place in 2000, an intimate and vintage community, nestled in the heart of Andersonville for adults living with...
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Life has been free of many hassles. No raking leaves, no shoveling snow, etc. Meals have improved greatly in the last months. I also feel very safe. I feel Content. I like to go to a movie, work out area,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Everything You Want, Everything You NeedIf first impressions are everything, we think we make a pretty good one. Nestled between historic Frank Lloyd Wright homes and a vibrant downtown shopping district, the location of our independent and assisted living community is just the start of what...
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9.7
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I recommend Cantata because they have a robust rehab gym staffed with professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, balance, speech/memory therapy. It is located on a quiet tree lined landscaped...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Cantata continuum of care—Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Short-Term Rehab, and Long-Term Care—allows you to live your best life today, tomorrow and into the future. Located in Brookfield, Cantata offers exceptional care in a comfortable environment that feels like home....
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Oak Park Arms is a quiet and safe community that provides me with a homey comfort. I go to all the exercise classes and eat three meals a day at the restaurant where I socialize. My favorite activities are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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I would say it's great but it's new and still has some experience to get under its belt. I picked American House because the facility is gorgeous, the price worked with my family's income and it's close to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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9.2
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My loved one was only here for 8 days, but these were my findings! I would like to add that everybody there from the nurses to the CNAs to the admin staff to the maintenance staff and of course Shannon we...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Grace Point Place is a memory care community in the Chicago metropolitan area for seniors age 60 and over. Our purpose-built campus was designed specifically for residents with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. We offer an innovative, person-centered approach to memory care...
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What we like the most about The Sheridan at River Forest is the quality of care, amenities, flexibility between residents and staff. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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8.6
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My loved one is currently a resident at Victory Centre of River Woods and overall things have been good for him. I think he's in a good place, not great but good. I do recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of River Woods 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, this is your life...
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Since mom became a resident in [date removed] our overall experience has been a very positive one. Mom will turn [age removed] in June and lived in her house for 70 years. She, time and again tells me, "If I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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8.4
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If a friend asked me about my experience with the community, I would say that everything has been good except for the billing experience. I have had to go back and forth over the bill with accounting several...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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7.8
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It a very nice and inviting environment for my mom and also for me when I visit. I feel really good about having my mom there and she really likes it. t's better for people who don't need a ton of extra care...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Aspired Living family is excited to welcome Aspired Living of La Grange to the rapidly growing family of independent living, assisted living and memory support communities. Joining Aspired Living of Westmont and Aspired Living of Prospect Heights, La Grange’s newest state-of-the-art assisted...
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7.2
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When I brought my friend to Belmont Village I knew immediately it was the right place for her. She was surrounded by people who actually cared. After all it's not everyday you are over 100 years old. In...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Belmont Village Lincoln Park, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. Nestled in the new...
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I am very happy and pleased with this facility so far. All of the staff members have been so helpful and very accommodating. I really like the director and she was amazing in getting my cousin set up and...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Montclare Supportive Living Community is the choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At the Montclare, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life...

Costs of assisted living in the Chicago area

The average cost of assisted living in Chicago is $5,308 per month. This rate includes rent, as well as any add-on costs, such as care services, transportation, or pet fees. However, the cost can vary widely depending on the area of the city. Assisted living costs tend to be higher north of downtown, where they can be up to $10,000 per month or more. Further south, assisted living costs tend to be lower.

Many Chicago residents seeking affordable assisted living options for their loved ones find that Wisconsin and northern Indiana are worth exploring. The costs of living and senior care are much lower in these states, and communities in these areas are still relatively close to Chicago.

The following rates represent a baseline of Chicago assisted living costs, before add-on fees.

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Average monthly costs

Chicago, IL

$5,565

How to pay for assisted living in Chicago

There are many private and public assistance options available to help pay for Chicago assisted living. Look at your senior loved one’s financial situation to determine the best ways for them to pay for assisted living.

If private pay methods are used, make sure to also apply for any aid or benefits seniors may be eligible for in your area. There may be assistance available that will help private pay options go further.

Private pay methods

Private pay options for Chicago senior living include sources like the following:

  • Income: This includes any earnings that your loved one receives, such as Social Security benefits, pensions, investments, or any savings they’ve accumulated.
  • Sale of a house: It’s quite common for aging adults to use equity from selling their home to cover the cost of a senior living community.
  • Reverse mortgage: If selling a home isn’t a good option for you, a reverse mortgage can enable you to take a loan from your home’s current equity.
  • Health savings accounts: Health savings account funds can be used to pay for medical care services in Chicago. While health savings account funds can be used for memory care or some skilled nursing care, it will not cover all senior living community expenses.
  • Life insurance: Some life insurance policies can be used in advance for covering the cost of senior care. Ask your own or your loved one’s insurance provider what options there are.
  • Long-term care insurance: For those who have planned in advance, long-term care insurance policies are designed to help pay for costs associated with senior care. If your loved one has a long-term care insurance policy, it may cover a significant portion of their senior living costs.
VA benefits for assisted living in Chicago

Chicago senior veterans may be eligible for long-term care through veterans benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some VA benefits, such as the Aid and Attendance benefit, can help pay for long-term senior care.

VA Aid and Attendance benefit may be added to a veteran’s pension specifically to help cover the cost of long-term care services in the veteran’s home or residential senior living facility. A veteran’s surviving spouse may also qualify for eligibility for this benefit. In order to qualify for this benefit, the veteran or their spouse must already be established in a senior living facility or have an in-home caregiver. They must also already be receiving a VA pension or apply for one at the same time they apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit. The Aid and Attendance allowance can cover some costs associated with assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care.

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has offices all over the state of Illinois where Veteran Service Officers are available to help you make sense of the services and benefits available. VA Services and Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Compensation and pension
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • Education and training
  • Burial and survivor

Related: Visit our complete guide to VA benefits.

60159

Number of veteran residents living in Chicago

Percentage of Chicago veterans age 65 and over 

Additional resources for Chicago veterans

2102 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-743-0720

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Services/Benefits
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran Service Officers for benefits assistance
VSO Directory for field offices

2122 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)

1141 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612-9998
Phone: 312-569-5750
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 312-569-7959

Vet Centers of Illinois
Chicago Vet Center

3348 W. 87th St., Suite 2
Chicago, IL 60652-3767
Phone: 773-962-3740
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Evanston Vet Center

1901 Howard St.
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 847-332-1019
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicaid

Medicaid is federal- and state-funded medical insurance for those with low incomes or disabilities. While each state’s program is a little different, all Medicaid programs must follow federal guidelines. Illinois Medicaid is also called Illinois Medical Assistance.

Under Illinois Medical Assistance, Illinois low-income residents who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled can qualify for medical coverage through the Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD) program. To find out if you or your loved one qualifies to receive Illinois Medical Assistance for health care costs, you can check eligibility online or call 1-800-843-6154.

Medicaid in Chicago covers some long-term care through its Supportive Living Program (SLP) Medicaid waiver. This waiver enables eligible seniors to receive health care services not usually covered by Medicaid, such as:

While Medicaid in Chicago covers some long-term care and health services, it does not cover room and board at an assisted living facility. However, Medicaid will cover care in an approved supportive living community or in a skilled nursing facility.

Reach out to your nearest Chicago Medicaid office to find out whether you or your loved one is eligible for Medicaid.

Related: Visit our complete guide to public pay options.

Medicare assisted living coverage in Chicago

Unlike Medicaid, Medicare is entirely federally funded and extends health coverage to Americans 65 or older and to some individuals with disabilities. Medicare has multiple parts that cover different aspects of health care and may include:

  • Inpatient hospital stays or skilled nursing care
  • Doctors’ services, medical services, and medical supplies
  • Prescription medications

While Medicare in Chicago will not cover room and board at an assisted living or other senior living community, it will cover many of the costs associated with medical treatment, such as dementia care. You can find more information on Medicare costs and coverage in Cook County by dialing 2-1-1, visiting the federal Medicare website, or reaching out to one of your local Chicago Social Security Administration offices.

Qualified seniors may get help paying for Medicare deductibles and premiums through Medicare Savings Programs. In Illinois, call 1-800-252-8966 or get help through the Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program, a counseling service known as SHIP.

Illinois Medicaid also may help pay your Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance by applying with Form 2378M: Application for Payment of Medicare Premiums, Deductibles and Coinsurance.

Related: To understand more, visit our guide to Medicare, Medicaid, and other public pay options.

Understand Illinois laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

Illinois assisted living communities must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) — Division of Assisted Living. According to Illinois state law, assisted living communities must offer mandatory services such as the following:

  • Three daily meals
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Housekeeping services
  • Security
  • Emergency response systems
  • At least one awake staff member 24 hours per day

The IDPH Division of Assisted Living also regulates shared housing establishments. The same regulations apply to both assisted living and shared housing, except for their distinct capacity requirements.

  • Assisted living communities provide residential care for at least three unrelated individuals, a minimum 80% of whom are 55+ in age.
  • Shared housing communities provide residential care for no more than 16 unrelated individuals, a minimum 80% of whom are 55+ in age.

The IDPH Division of Assisted Living performs an unannounced annual review on each Illinois assisted living community and shared housing community.

Illinois law requires seniors to be mobile with no more than one person assisting them in order to qualify for assisted living. Those in need of two-person assists or a Hoyer lift will need to seek more advanced care, such as skilled nursing.[02]

View the full list of licensed Illinois assisted living and shared housing establishments.

View the Illinois handbook of long-term care residents’ rights.

Illinois Department of Health contact information

  • IDPH Chicago Headquarters Offices:
    • 122 S. Michigan Ave., 7th and 20th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60603
      Phone: 312-814-2793
    • 69 W. Washington St., 35th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Phone: 312-814-5278

COVID-19 regulations for Chicago assisted living facilities

Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. However, assisted living communities have guidelines in place for residents’ health and safety:

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines are available to all assisted living residents. Staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly, unless they are up to date with vaccinations.

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Masking. All visitors and staff in assisted living facilities must wear masks. More protective equipment will be required for staff if COVID-19 rates go up in the area.

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Testing and contact tracing. The IDPH highly recommends COVID-19 testing and exposure tracing.

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Staff safety. Staff are required to practice hand hygiene, carry out appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and disinfect high-touch surfaces in the facility.

Get to know assisted living in Chicago

380Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.6/5.0 average in-network rating
71% of these assisted living communities welcome pets
34% of these assisted living communities also offer memory care
15% of Chicago assisted living communities have Hoyer lifts

4469

Number of people referred to partner assisted living facilities in Chicago, Illinois, in 2022

80

Average age of Chicago residents referred to assisted living by A Place for Mom

What to expect from assisted living in Chicago

Chicago’s diversity extends to its senior living communities as well. There are communities to suit an abundance of support needs, lifestyles, and interests. Many of Chicago’s assisted living communities offer restaurant-style dining, so residents can enjoy excellent culinary experiences. You’ll also find that many assisted living communities in Chicago are pet-friendly. Chicago assisted living communities are known for the following features:

Multiple levels of care

Chicago has many senior living communities with multiple types of care all on one site. Many of these communities offer some combination of independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care, so that if a resident’s care needs ever change they can easily transition to a support level that fits them — ideal for aging in place.

Supportive living

Supportive living communities are a unique feature of Illinois senior living. These communities provide the same support as other assisted living communities, but they are designed to accept Medicaid. Supportive living is an excellent care option for Chicago seniors with limited funds for long-term care. Note that while Medicaid will cover costs of care services in supportive living, residents are still responsible for the cost of room and board.

Skilled nursing care

Many Chicago assisted living communities offer skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing typically includes 24-hour, on-site medical care. This can be a good senior living option for individuals who require more advanced care than regular assisted living can provide and for persons who are immobile without more than one person to help them.

Assisted living in the surrounding Chicago suburbs

Chicago has many assisted living options both in and outside the downtown area. The Chicago suburbs have several communities with more spacious campuses than those nearer to the city center. Assisted living communities north of the city tend to cost more than communities to the south, based on the cost of living of each area.

Chicago seniors have even more assisted living options just beyond the nearby borders of Wisconsin and Indiana. Both of these neighboring states have lower costs of living, so senior communities in these areas can be more affordable while still remaining close to the Chicago area.

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12%

Percentage of seniors in Chicago’s population

342400

Number of seniors 65+ living in Chicago

60159

Approximate number of Chicago residents who are U.S. military veterans

72%

Percentage of older adults who self-report being in overall good health

Health care for seniors in Chicago

Chicago seniors have access to a number of high-ranking medical centers, many of which are leaders in geriatric care and medical innovation.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the highest ranking hospital in the state of Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report. With physicians and surgeons representing nearly every medical specialty, Northwestern Memorial is nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties.

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Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is ranked No. 2 out of all Chicago hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. Rush is highly acclaimed for its outstanding patient care, education, and medical research.

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University of Chicago Medical Center

University of Chicago Medical Center is the third-highest ranked hospital in Chicago and in the state of Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report. Established in 1927, University of Chicago Medical Center is a nonprofit academic hospital. It is highly rated, especially for its quality geriatric care services.

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NorthShore University Health System

NorthShore University System is the fourth-highest ranking Chicago hospital, according to U.S. News and World Report. NorthShore includes over 140 medical centers and six hospitals covering the Illinois area.

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Transportation for seniors in Chicago

Chicago is known for its excellent public transportation options. In fact, many Chicago residents choose to use public transportation instead due to the city’s heavy traffic and limited parking. The Chicago Transit Authority “L” train is the most convenient and cost effective way of getting around in the city.

While Chicago is relatively walkable, it’s quite big, so it’s worthwhile to know what other options are available. Chicago’s Divvy bike-share system can be a fun way for active individuals to get around. Chicago also has over 100 bus routes, as well as the Metra Rail train for commuting to the Chicago suburbs.

Chicago also features AC Med Tran, which is designed for seniors and individuals who require a wheelchair.

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Senior activities in Chicago

Chicago has much to offer in dining, entertainment, and the arts. Enjoy an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or an afternoon of marine wildlife and animal preservation at Shedd Aquarium. Many Chicago senior community outings include regular scenic strolls along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail or through one of its many sprawling parks. Browse the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art, or take the grandkids to explore the wonders of the Chicago Children’s Museum. Many of Chicago’s attractions also offer senior discounts and free-admission days — so take advantage!

Wine tasting is another popular activity for senior living community social outings, combining fresh air, beautiful views, and, of course, wine. Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery, The Fromagerie and Tasting Room, and City Winery Riverwalk Wine Garden are just a few wonderful, local options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The average cost of Assisted Living in Chicago is 5564.97 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Chicago [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  2. Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, Illinois General Assembly Health Facilities and Regulation § 210 ILCS 9 (2001).

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Chicago [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  4. Laflamme, E., Harper-Jemison, D., Jorgensen, E., Reina, M., Rushovich, T., Weaver, K., Prachand, N., Shah, R., Lange-Maia, B., & De Maio, F. (2019, August). Healthy Chicago databook: Older Adult Health. Center for Community Health Equity.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Chicago [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, Illinois General Assembly Health Facilities and Regulation § 210 ILCS 9 (2001).

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United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Chicago [Data set]. QuickFacts.

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Laflamme, E., Harper-Jemison, D., Jorgensen, E., Reina, M., Rushovich, T., Weaver, K., Prachand, N., Shah, R., Lange-Maia, B., & De Maio, F. (2019, August). Healthy Chicago databook: Older Adult Health. Center for Community Health Equity.