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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

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

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  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

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

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  • The Sheridan at Tyler Creek

    The Sheridan at Tyler Creek

    508 North McLean, Elgin, IL 60123
    (40)
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  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

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

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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

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

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

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

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (52)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

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

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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

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

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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

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

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  • Eastgate Manor

    Eastgate Manor

    101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (18)
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    Part of the magic of retirement is that it's time to relax and enjoy all you've worked for through the years. It's time to dream. Time to socialize. Time to take up a new hobby. Because we are a rental community, there is no long term financial commitment or ownership through an endowment fee. Your...

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  • Bickford of St. Charles

    Bickford of St. Charles

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

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  • Clarendale of Algonquin

    Clarendale of Algonquin

    2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (63)
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    At Clarendale of Algonquin, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

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  • Melody Living Lake in the Hills NOW OPEN

    Melody Living Lake in the Hills NOW OPEN

    525 Harvest Gate Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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    OPENING IN SPRING 2020! We’d love to show you what a Life in Harmony is like at Melody Living’s Lake in the Hills community by inviting you to schedule a private tour of our assisted living and memory support neighborhoods! Discover our commitment to care, warm and welcoming hospitality, explore our...

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  • Heritage Woods of Huntley

    Heritage Woods of Huntley

    12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
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    Heritage Woods of Huntley provides you with the opportunity to enjoy apartment home living in a residential community while obtaining the personal services you may need to continue a life of purpose and individuality. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or home maintenance. Invite...

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  • Lake Barrington Woods

    Lake Barrington Woods

    22300 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    (21)
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    Celebrate the freedom, embrace the lifestyle, indulge in the service and cherish each moment of your day. Lake Barrington Woods offers exceptional retirement living with endless opportunities. The essence of our independent lifestyle will come from the serene setting. Beautifully landscaped areas...

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  • Robin's Nest Assisted Living

    Robin's Nest Assisted Living

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

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  • Sunrise of Schaumburg

    Sunrise of Schaumburg

    790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (37)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

    The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

    1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
    (11)
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    The Garlands is a unique community for people ages 55 and olde r that offers residents an uncompromising lifestyle in a resort setting with unprecedented amenities and services. The Garlands homes offer superb construction, thoughtful interior design and the finest quality. They feature large and...

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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (40)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

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

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  • Three Oaks Assisted Living

    Three Oaks Assisted Living

    1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
    (44)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Three Oaks is the premier...

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  • Bickford of Crystal Lake

    Bickford of Crystal Lake

    717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (20)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (29)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Alexian Village at Elk Grove community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else...

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  • Belmont Village Geneva Road

    Belmont Village Geneva Road

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

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  • The Solana Deer Park

    The Solana Deer Park

    21840 West Lake Cook Road, Deer Park, IL 60010
    (32)
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    Purposefully designed to offer the benefits of a simpler, more flexible lifestyle, The Solana Deer Park is a new senior living community for active older adults. Located in a scenic setting near Deer Grove Forest Preserve, this thoughtfully designed residence offers discreet, 24-hour assistance with...

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  • Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    795 Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (6)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Azpira Place of Lake Zurich 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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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

    500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (6)
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    Westbridge is located on the Wyndemere Retirement Community campus in Wheaton, Illinois Westbridge residences offer a combination of gracious style and function that enables many to maintain their independence and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Our distinctive one-bedroom suites feature a...

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  • The Auberge at Lake Zurich

    The Auberge at Lake Zurich

    555 America Ct, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (31)
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    For nearly 20 years The Auberge at Lake Zurich has been a leader in memory care, focused on providing every resident the best quality of life possible through care that addresses mind, body and spirit. Our dedication to compassion and clinical excellence has made us a leader in the care of those...

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  • Sunrise of Crystal Lake

    Sunrise of Crystal Lake

    751 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (34)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Church Creek

    Church Creek

    1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (38)
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    Church Creek, ideal for seniors who value their independence and appreciate the good life, is an independent full-service community conveniently located next to Northwest Community Hospital. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and...

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  • Anthology of Wheaton

    Anthology of Wheaton

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

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  • Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    777 Church Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (48)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Cedar Lake Assisted Living &...

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  • Arboria of Long Grove

    Arboria of Long Grove

    2300 Illinois Route 53, Long Grove, IL 60047
    (6)
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    Arboria of Long Grove is nestled on 10 beautifully wooded acres with a small pond with two beautiful pet swans in it. Our community will set a new standard for assisted living and memory care, coupled with gracious hospitality and amenities that are second to none. "Convenient Country Living" within...

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  • The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    811 E. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (7)
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    Located on a beautifully landscaped, 45-acre campus in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs, The Mooring of Arlington Heights offers gracious, independent senior living in a country-like setting. This senior living campus combines a quiet country ambiance with a genuine small-town neighborliness...

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  • The Highlands Assisted Living at Moorings of Arlington Heights

    The Highlands Assisted Living at Moorings of Arlington Heights

    1071 Moorings Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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    For those who cherish their independence but need a little assistance to enjoy life to the fullest, The Highlands Assisted Living at The Moorings of Arlington Heights makes life a little easier and safer. Located within a beautiful 45-acre campus and as a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of...

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  • Bright Oaks of Aurora

    Bright Oaks of Aurora

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

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  • Clarendale of Addison

    Clarendale of Addison

    1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
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    Clarendale of Addison senior living community offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living, and memory care all under one roof. Service-rich, yet as comfortable and welcoming as a friendly village, Clarendale of Addison keeps you connected to the people and places you love most in...

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  • Asbury Gardens

    Asbury Gardens

    210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
    (46)
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    Asbury Gardens is a retirement community dedicated to assisting seniors with daily activities. Our residents have private apartments, private bathrooms, and community access to our gorgeous courtyard & gardens. Our building's amenities make for a full day every day by including a game room, a...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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    If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

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  • Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (47)
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    Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

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  • Asbury Court Retirement Community

    Asbury Court Retirement Community

    1750 South Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (39)
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    Welcome to Asbury Court! It is our commitment to meet you at your point of need! Our Senior Living Community Provides- Assisted living Supportive Living Memory Care: Coming in 2017 Skilled Nursing and Rehab: Coming in 2017 At Asbury Court, It's about the Care. Imagine a stress free transition from...

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  • The Auberge at Naperville

    The Auberge at Naperville

    1936 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (32)
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    The Auberge at Naperville is a neighborhood specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Every day we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. The staff is committed to delivering a...

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  • HarborChase of Long Grove

    HarborChase of Long Grove

    1190 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047
    (4)
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    HarborChase of Long Grove is a highly rated, pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. Our trained caregivers have experience working with seniors who need varying levels of care. They are always available to offer friendly, personalized services...

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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N. Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (25)
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    Welcome to HarborChase of Naperville Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, innovative health services and generous amenities, along with a welcome abundance of Midwestern charm. We offer a large variety of spacious and...

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  • Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    708 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (8)
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    Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Grandbrier of Prospect Heights 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...

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  • Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (63)
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    Once upon a time, Buffalo Grove was a small community of homesteaders and land speculators who wanted to establish a 'good place' to live. These pioneers were not unlike the founders of Belmont Village who, following years of careful planning, established a facility that was a 'good place' for...

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  • Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville

    Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville

    504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
    (45)
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    Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville, we go out of our way to make sure that our residents get the best retirement experience. Our dedicated team is available to assist residents with any of their needs or just to enjoy each other’s company. Our...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (28)
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    With over 35 years of experience in senior care, Sunrise Senior Living offers elegant environments, in which we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

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

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Assisted Living in Elgin, IL

Assisted living facilities in Elgin, IL provide supervision, community-style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These communities are designed to promote independence and social interaction among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Elgin is around $5,300 within the city proper, and $5,100 in the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of assisted living in the state of Illinois is about $4,900. When it comes to assisted living, South Elgin, Illinois has many different options. Let A Place for Mom’s local senior living advisors help you find the best community for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Elgin, IL

The cost of living in Elgin is cheaper than the national average. Both the cost-of-living index and the grocery index are rated below average costs. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
99 94 $1,386 21.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $170,777 $63,655 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $4 million.

Local Medical Providers

The highest-rated hospitals in Elgin include:

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital - This 255-bed acute care facility has one of the leading heart institutes in the region with over 350 specialists on staff. This hospital also offers emergency and intensive care services.
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin - A 184-bed, full service hospital, AMITA Health Saint Joseph is nationally ranked in both cardiac and cancer care. The hospital maintains a certified cancer center, an intensive care unit, and an emergency department.
  • Elgin Mental Health Center - This 383-bed psychiatric hospital provides psychiatric services to the surrounding area. These services include therapy, medication management, and rehabilitation services.

Climate and Weather

The city of Elgin has a hot-summer/humid continental according to the Koppen Climate Classification Index. This means that the city experiences four distinct sessions. The summers tend to be hot and muggy while the winters are often cold and snowy. On average, the humidity level for Elgin is roughly 55%. The humidity levels tend to be highest during the month of December at about 60%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
72°F 85°F (July) 59°F (July) 26°F 36°F (December) 16°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
62 (Moderate) 85 in December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 5” (May) 33”

Demographics and Values

Like most of the other suburbs of Chicago, politics in the city of Elgin tend to lean notably liberal. The city is home to many young families and is considered to be very diverse, boasting one of the regions largest Laotian communities as well as a sizable Mexican community.

2016 Presidential Election for Kane County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
52.0% 41.5% 6.5%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
9,533,040 112,456 1,157 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.44%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22% 9% 5% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
25% 25% 8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.3% 6% 45.2% 1% <1% 40.9% 3.3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
1,822 14 2

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 70% 9% 13% 5% 4%

Elgin is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Located 30 miles outside of Chicago, Elgin is a midwest riverboat town just a stone’s throw outside of Chicago. The city even has its own riverboat casino, The Grand Victoria Casino, where patrons can eat, play slots, or try their hand at black jack or Texas hold ‘em. It was because of this casino that Elgin had an economic renaissance. Many businesses have capitalized on this, opening swanky clubs and bars that cater to the riverboat’s patrons.

The city is also a hub of classical and choral music, boasting a number of successful ensembles including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Master Chorale, and the Elgin Children's Chorus. These groups often play outdoor concerts at the Wing Park Bandshell during the summer months. There are also a number of theater companies in the city that put on performances throughout the year. These include Janus Theatre Company, Elgin Theatre Company, the Independent Players, Children's Theatre of Elgin, Fox Valley Youth Theatre, and Nothing Special Productions. Many of these performances are held at the Hemmens Cultural Center and the Elgin Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center.

For those who are more interested in outdoor recreation, the city is home to a number of parks, including two that are over 100 acres. The 112-acre Lords Park includes the Elgin Public Museum and a small zoo with a herd of American bison. The 121-acre Wing Park has a golf course and an outdoor swimming pool. There are also two large nature preserves in the city where you can learn more about the biodiversity of the region.

Transportation

Daily rail service is available between Elgin and Chicago via one of the city's three Metra stops. Local bus services are provided by Pace, which operates 12 bus routes throughout the city. All of these routes can be accessed at the Elgin Transportation Center.

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