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Senior housing types near Flora, IL

  • Heritage Woods of Flora

    1003 W. 4th Street, Flora, IL 62839
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    Heritage Woods of Flora is a large and active community of seniors located in Flora, Illinois that sits on a large lot of land, giving residents ample opportunities to explore the great outdoors. We believe that residents deserve options when it comes to where they live and what they do, and you'll...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Fairfield

    Brookstone Estates of Fairfield

    315 North Market Street, Fairfield, IL 62837
    (1)
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    Opened in 2001 and recently remodeled in 2013, Brookstone Estates of Fairfield represents the finest in Independent Living and Supportive Living. Located in Fairfield, Illinois, our community is designed to promote creativity and independence within a safe and loving environment. We would love for...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Olney

    Brookstone Estates of Olney

    1110 North East Street, Olney, IL 62450
    (1)
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    Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their loved ones are receiving high quality care in a stress-free environment. Brookstone Estates independent living communities are modern, attractive and impeccably...

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  • Emerald Glen Olney

    Emerald Glen Olney

    1301 North East Street, Olney, IL 62450
    (1)
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        Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel...

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  • Brookstone Suites of Effingham

    Brookstone Suites of Effingham

    505 West Temple Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401
    (4)
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    All Brookstone independent living communities are modern, attractive and impeccably maintained, offering gracious ambiance while meeting the unique needs of each individual resident. The facilities offer a full range of services and amenities for a single, all-inclusive, yet affordable price. Meals,...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Effingham

    Brookstone Estates of Effingham

    1101 North Maple Street, Effingham, IL 62401
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    Recently remodeled in the spring of 2014, Brookstone Estates of Effingham provides Independent Living and Supportive Living to the people of beautiful Effingham, Illinois. Our community is designed to promote creativity and independence within a safe and loving environment. We would love for you to...

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  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Effingham

    14061 E. 1600th St., Effingham, IL 62401
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    The Glenwood of Effingham is now open! This 39 apartment Licensed Assisted Living Community is located on a spacious piece of property on the North side of Effingham just off interstate 57 and 70. This community features outdoor walking paths, sitting areas, gardens, and a waterfall retreat area....

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  • Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

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

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  • Brookstone Estates Robinson

    Brookstone Estates Robinson

    1101 North Monroe Street, Robinson, IL 62454
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        Located in Robinson, Illinois, home of the venerable Heath Bar and less than 200 miles south of Chicago along the Indiana border, this Brookstone Estates community offers 'independent living with caring support' in a relaxed, small-town environment with a low crime rate and...

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  • Fifth Season Residential

    401 N. DuQuoin Street, Benton, IL 62812
    (1)
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    Fifth Season Residential is an assisted living community located in Benton, Illinois in Franklin county. Benton may be a city hiding far away from most of the rest of the population of Illinois, but that doesn't mean it is a city devoid of culture. Quite the opposite. Benton has an excellent...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    2201 West Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565
    (7)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook is an assisted living community. We offer microwaves and full refrigerators in each apartment and our apartments are 1 or 2 bedroom with a large walk-in closet. You do not need to leave your furry friend behind, pets are welcome! We offer transportation to and from in...

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  • Fox Ridge Manor

    Fox Ridge Manor

    150 Fox Ridge Drive, Vincennes, IN 47591
    (2)
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    Since opening in December 1999, Fox Ridge Manor has become The Choice for Retirement Living in Vincennes. Apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, and each has its own private entrance and its own thermostat to control. Fox Ridge Manor is full of friendly, active residents who enjoy...

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  • Brookstone Of Mattoon North

    Brookstone Of Mattoon North

    1920 Brookstone Lane, Mattoon, IL 61938
    (7)
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    Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their...

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  • Villas at St. James

    Villas at St. James

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

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  • Heritage Woods of Charleston

    Heritage Woods of Charleston

    480 W. Polk Ave, Charleston, IL 61920
    (7)
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    Heritage Woods of Charleston is a quaint set of senior living apartments located in the heart of Charleston, Illinois.It offers a home for aging loved ones who want to maintain their independence with just a little help. At Heritage Woods of Charleston, we pride ourselves in providing a safe...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Charleston

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Charleston

    738 N 18th St, Charleston, IL 61920
    (2)
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    At the Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care, you will have the perfect balance of independence and living the standard you need, want and deserve. We ca do it ALL! We cook! We clean! We do the laundry! We also take care of the yard. We are here to serve our residents 24 hours a...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Harrisburg

    Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Harrisburg

    220 Ron Crank Dr, Harrisburg, IL 62946
    (4)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook is a leader in the development marketing and management of premiere assisted living communities, our award-winning team offers seniors independent living, assisted living and dementia specialty care services. Resident enjoy unparalleled luxury amenities including: gourmet...

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  • Aspen Creek of Sullivan

    411 N. West Street, Sullivan, IL 61951
    (4)
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    Aspen Creek of Sullivan is a senior care home located in community of Sullivan in Moultie County, IL. With a population of 4,400 residents, Sullivan has small-town charm and natural beauty to spare. Besides a significant number of well-kept, historic buildings Sullivan boasts one of the best small...

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  • Solarbron

    Solarbron

    1501 McDowell Road, Evansville, IN 47712
    (3)
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    Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on the west side of Evansville, Solarbron offers a variety of attractive and affordable senior living options. Our 64-acre campus invites residents and guests to stroll the grounds and enjoy rolling hills, natural woodlands, stocked fishing lakes and...

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  • Brookstone of Harrisburg

    Brookstone of Harrisburg

    165 Ron Morse Drive, Harrisburg, IL 62946
    (4)
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    Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their...

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  • Fifth Season Residential

    Fifth Season Residential

    915 Radcliffe Street, Marion, IL 62959
    (1)
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    At Fifth Season, our facility design is smaller, in order to provide unique Personal Lifestyle Programs that are intended to instill a feeling of self worth and value to our residents. Specifically, our programming is designed to provide quality of life and slow the aging process. Alzheimer's care,...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

    Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

    505 Rushing Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
    (6)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook is the premier assisted living community in Southern Illinois. We are managed by Meridian Senior Living, a national leader in providing quality care for seniors. The community offers 1BR, 2BR, and 2BR deluxe apartment floor plans. Our staffing includes a 40-hour /week RN on...

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  • Carriage Crossing Arcola

    Carriage Crossing Arcola

    909 Green Mill Road, Arcola, IL 61910
    (3)
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    Carriage Crossing Senior Living is your premier choice for assisted living in two beautiful locations, Arcola and Champaign, Illinois. We are committed to providing our residents a safe and meaningful lifestyle. Our vibrant assisted living apartments offer you independent living plus the added...

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  • Emerald Place

    Emerald Place

    297 S. 100 E., Washington, IN 47501
    (19)
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    Emerald Place is located in the small community of Washington, Indiana. We offer all of the comforts of home and enjoyable country living. We are one mile south of East Side Park, which is a favorite spot for our resident picnics. We also provide transportation into town for dining, shopping and...

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  • Evergreen Place - Litchfield

    Evergreen Place - Litchfield

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

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  • Oasis Dementia Care

    Oasis Dementia Care

    4301 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
    (6)
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    At Oasis, we begin with the firm belief that individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia deserve, and in fact, require more than what is provided in a general nursing care facility to achieve the fullest quality of life. Oasis is a specialized facility, and from the moment you enter you...

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  • Atria Newburgh

    Atria Newburgh

    5311 Rosebud Lane, Newburgh, IN 47630
    (15)
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    Atria Newburgh is a welcoming senior community located just outside Evansville. Residents enjoy nearby cultural attractions, museums, scenic parks and a variety of places to shop. When older people come to Atria, they step out of isolation into a vibrant community of peers. At Atria, every...

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  • Aspen Creek of Troy

    Aspen Creek of Troy

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

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  • Bell Oaks Place

    Bell Oaks Place

    4200 Wyntree Dr, Newburgh, IN 47630
    (16)
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    Bell Oaks Place is a smaller senior living community that fosters a sense of family among residents. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our residents...

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  • Morningside of Troy

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

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  • Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    Cedarhurst of Shiloh

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

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  • Bethesda Gardens

    Bethesda Gardens

    1450 E Crossing Blvd, Terre Haute, IN 47802
    (4)
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    At Bethesda Gardens, we understand a new phase of life can be daunting. But our vibrant, engaging community makes the transition seamless—and fun. Our devoted team is committed to you and your family, offering around-the-clock care in a comfortable, intimate atmosphere that engages, enriches,...

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  • Cedar Trails

    Cedar Trails

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

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  • Westminster Village Terre Haute

    Westminster Village Terre Haute

    1120 E Davis Dr, Terre Haute, IN 47802
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    Westminster Village is a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community inspiring residents and team members to maximize their lives and the lives of others. Our campus includes Independent Living, Licensed Assisted Living and Short-term Rehabilitation as well as Long-term Nursing Care. Westminster Village...

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  • Cambridge House of Maryville

    Cambridge House of Maryville

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

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  • Morningside of Shiloh

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

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  • Brookstone Estates Paris

    Brookstone Estates Paris

    146 Brookstone Lane, Paris, IL 61944
    (1)
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    Brookstone Estates independent living communities are modern, attractive and impeccably maintained, offering gracious ambience while meeting the unique needs of each individual resident. The facilities offer a full range of services and amenities for a single, all-inclusive, yet affordable price....

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  • Brookstone Estates Tuscola

    Brookstone Estates Tuscola

    1106 E. Northline Road, Tuscola, IL 61953
    (4)
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    Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their...

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  • Bradford Place

    Bradford Place

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

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  • Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    Cedarhurst of Collinsville

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

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  • Stillwater Senior Living

    Stillwater Senior Living

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

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  • Sycamore Village

    Sycamore Village

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

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  • Sycamore Manor

    Sycamore Manor

    222 South 25th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803
    (6)
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    Since opening in December 1999, Sycamore Manor has become The Choice for Retirement Living in Terre Haute. Apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, and each has its own private entrance and its own thermostat to control. Sycamore Manor is full of friendly, active residents who enjoy...

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  • Evergreen Senior Living

    Evergreen Senior Living

    4828 E. Evergreen Court, Decatur, IL 62521
    (10)
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    Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options and unmatched memory support. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish...

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  • Eagle Ridge of Decatur

    Eagle Ridge of Decatur

    875 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur, IL 62526
    (4)
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    Eagle Ridge is an affordable assisted living community that is offered to 65 and older adults. The emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, and independence at Eagle Ridge.  A full array of amenities and helpfull services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your...

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  • Cedarhurst of Granite City

    Cedarhurst of Granite City

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

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  • Brookside Village Senior Living

    Brookside Village Senior Living

    1111 Church Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
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    Brookside Village welcomes residents to an elegant “boutique” community. Nestled in the German community of Jasper, Brookside Village combines a distinctive and intimate ambience with spacious residential rooms, giving each resident a special feeling of community and home. Brookside Village...

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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

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

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Brazil

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Brazil

    1941 US Hwy 40 W, Brazil, IN 47834
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    Our unique community offer spacious living where quality is second to none. Every detail from the architecture, floor plans, décor and landscaping to the extensive list of amenities reflects the commitment to creating a lifestyle that will exceed your expectations. We want to continue to be the...

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  • The United Methodist Village

    The United Methodist Village

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

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Assisted Living in Flora, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type 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. Different from a skilled nursing community where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while as well as offering a variety of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with specific medical needs such as cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Should you be unsure about what sort of care your family member needs, speak with a medical professional who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer any of your concerns and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Flora, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and beautiful Midwest scenery, Illinois is a beautiful destination to retire. Home to one of the world’s largest airports, retiring in Illinois offers your family and friends a convenient place to visit, while as well as offering you easy access to world travel.

When it comes to deciding on senior living, there are numerous things to consider, from the amount of care and support to standard of living, location and more. Flora, IL offers many possible choices to help you make a confident and educated 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 people of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be more than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to live in a community setting with various other seniors. This kind of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, outings, and often has transitional programs for seniors who gradually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement facilities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving seniors a continuum of health care. An individual can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. That is a great option for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain active and engaged while living in the home and receiving home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are regular homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to care for a small number of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized care in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like washing, personal grooming, medication administration, and more. Amenities and services can vary greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to assist residents with requirements as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This sort of attention is usually for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. These facilities are usually specifically planned so that residents do not get lost or wander. They provide 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 need the highest level of 24- hour care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving services used for just a short period. Family caregivers utilize respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care assists the terminally ill and their loved ones make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the word “hospitality,” hospice isn't a place, but a philosophy of attention that embraces death as a natural part of life, and looks to to assist individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient emotionally and physically while assisting their loved ones as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

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

Other features often within assisted living include:

  • Access to medical support
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activity and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication supervision

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Flora has 50 communities in the region so it is essential to tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best 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 choices. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a visit at your preferred facility.

Below are a few of the best questions you need to be ready to ask during your walk through:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that occupants can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and tidy?
  • Can your staff give prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly price? If not, how much are extra services?
  • Will your policy require an initial evaluation prior to admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your invoicing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel interested? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What sort of know-how do your staff members have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any residents you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they taken care of well?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is usually one of an important decisions you may make. During your tour, consider the quality of health care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you and your loved one, 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 watch the entertainment as well as participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the personnel seem to be enjoying the activity as well? Take a look at the community calendar of occasions. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include excursions and trips from the facility? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about religious offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look beyond the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are offered in the private living area. Be sure to get complete details on the types of repair provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure you watch several personnel communicating with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. Just how many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Be sure to get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It's important that you trust the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining area experience is essential to seniors. When visiting facilities, it is important to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Be sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. It's not only a great way to sample the food, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what goes on if a resident cannot make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for their honest views about the community. Many facilities have a resident council which will be pleased to help answer any of your concerns. Check out our website to see a few of the 302 reviews from families who have shared their impressions of individual communities.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are incredibly important and provide peace of mind for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if they have an an urgent situation within their living area. Learn about other basic safety features in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you find out about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site at all times to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? How will the community assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you think about yourself or your family member actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the personnel and residents amenable, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Flora, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Flora area ranged from $1851 to $20000 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on features, area, and services, so looking into surrounding suburbs and towns could give you further versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this won't be an option. Here are three other solutions that may help you pay for assisted living:

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

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Finding the right assisted living community is a major decision, both for a senior and for his or her family.

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

  1. How many staff are on hand 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 is not available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for managing it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here's where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Will there be a patio space? For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved backyard or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely beneficial. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a range of yard, with features such as for example BBQ places, gardens, and going for walks paths for community events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your loved one with the help and support they need? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to ask about the services you are searching for.
  5. What services are within the monthly fee? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost structure and what might incur an extra charge. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

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

Here are a few things to take into account during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style luxury living. It could be easy to end up being influenced by the features and services you may choose for yourself, but eventually it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your family member need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special meal plans? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more intimate environment? Think about the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to tour at least three to five communities, when you can. Start with scheduled 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 options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The process of deciding on the best assisted living facility is often complicated, but there are services that can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and help you make the right choice.

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