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Senior housing types near Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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
    (46)
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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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  • 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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  • Travanse Living at Wheaton

    Travanse Living at Wheaton

    219 Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Travanse Living™, we see things differently. And it shows. We believe that quality senior living is an ideal balance of care and hospitality. At Travanse Living, moving here is moving forward. Our communities offer the best of both worlds in assisted living and memory care services – luxury...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (67)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

    500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Two separate, secured Reminiscence Neighborhoods are available for residents with Alzheimer's...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    J.D. Power winner for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities" Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers...

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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lacey Creek is a highly rated assisted living community in the greater Chicago area for seniors 65 and over. We offer a wide range of amenities and services so our residents feel right at home as they make new friends and engage in social and wellness programs. They can enjoy a maintenance-free...

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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (39)
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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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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Good Times, Good People Are you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer?  At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities and...

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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live with Dignity At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we live by our core values of integrity, respect, leadership, personal growth, excellence, and stewardship. Our commitment to service and dedication to compassionate senior care can be felt throughout our community. From our empathetic staff to the many...

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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (2)
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    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Park Place of Elmhurst

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    1150 Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find peace...

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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Concord Place

    Concord Place

    401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164
    (99)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts on...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville

    Sunrise of Naperville

    960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Aspired Living of Westmont

    Aspired Living of Westmont

    407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Westmont 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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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
    (65)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in Bensenville, Illinois, the Bridgeway of Bensenville is an assisted living community set on a large, green landscape. We're easy to get to from I-294 and I-290 and close to everything from ten White Pines Country Club and River Forest Golf Club to various shopping areas. As a spacious,...

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  • Eve Assisted Living

    Eve Assisted Living

    10 N Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    EVE Assisted Living & Memory Center offers a continuum of care across the spectrum of assisted living, from those who need minimum care to the more intensive care required for the memory impaired. EVE is located in downtown Hinsdale in a specialty designed modified Edwardian style building that...

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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (42)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Experience the bounty of a community in bloom at Spring Meadows Naperville. Featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our community flourishes at the individual level, with our professional staff and friendly residents working in tandem to create a warm and welcoming...

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  • Sunrise of Willowbrook

    Sunrise of Willowbrook

    6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (42)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our 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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  • Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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  • Brookdale Burr Ridge

    Brookdale Burr Ridge

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

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

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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

    1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (48)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of 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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  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (12)
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    At Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available at...

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  • Sunrise of Schaumburg

    Sunrise of Schaumburg

    790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    600 Dunham Road, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (51)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    8700 W 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • Victory Centre of River Woods

    Victory Centre of River Woods

    1800 River Woods Drive, Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of 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...

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    2150 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Asbury Court Retirement Community

    Asbury Court Retirement Community

    1750 South Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (39)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Caledonia Senior Living

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

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

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (50)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Arbor Terrace Naperville will provide the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Naperville, Illinois area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and personalized...

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  • Brookdale Oak Park

    Brookdale Oak Park

    1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Everything You Want, Everything You Need If 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 makes...

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  • Belmont Village Oak Park

    Belmont Village Oak Park

    1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

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

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  • Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

    Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

    2833 N Nordica Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For over 100 years, Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care has had a presence in the community that has empowered residents to live independent and full lives. As the premier post-acute and long-term care provider in Chicago with a 5 STAR CMS RATING, our mission is to provide a place of comfort and security...

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Assisted Living in Glen Ellyn, 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 residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while also offering an array of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with specific medical needs such as for example cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

When you are unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, consult with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer any of your queries and help you locate a senior care facility that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Glen Ellyn, IL?

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

With regards to selecting senior living, there are various things to consider, from the level of health care and support to way of living, location and more. Glen Ellyn, IL provides many choices in order to make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for people of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents must be older than 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel better in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to live in a community setting with other seniors. This type of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, excursions, 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, providing residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between degrees of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” though it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. That is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain active and involved while living in the home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are typical homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized good 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 typically there is staff on hand around the clock to support residents with wants as they arise. Residents also routinely have a care plan that is regularly monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This type of care 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 promote engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest level of 24- hour care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care can also refer to in-home caregiving services used for only a brief period. Family caregivers use respite services when 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. Rooted in the word “hospitality,” hospice isn't a location, but a philosophy of care and attention that embraces loss of life as a natural part of life, and looks to to support people meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the patient emotionally and physically while assisting their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other services often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Glen Ellyn has 50 facilities in the local area so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before finding the right one for your senior family member. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have a less complicated time narrowing down the options. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we'll help you put together a visit at your preferred community.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and nice looking?
  • Can your staff dispense medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly charge? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Does your policy include a preliminary assessment before move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what are their costs?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members interested? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What kind of knowledge do your employees 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 specific conditions.

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

The state of Illinois offers great access to its assisted living facility information through its Department of Social Services website. Data available to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated often, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living communities are required for legal reasons to:

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

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is certainly one of the most important decisions you can 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 family member, so think about what criteria are ultimately beneficial to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with facility events. Ask the manager if you can watch the entertainment as well as participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the team members appear to be appreciating the activity as well? Take a look at the facility calendar of occasions. Do they meet your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they feature outings and trips away from the community? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to ask about spiritual services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are made available in the personal living area. Be sure you get total information on the types of repair provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for information on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you witness several staff members interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Be sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you trust the community’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like the majority of us, the dining room experience is extremely important to seniors. When touring communities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at community. Not only is it the best way to try out the cuisine, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be happy to help answer any of your questions. Check out our website to read some of the 1404 reviews from families who have shared their perceptions of individual communities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are very important and provide peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that bathing rooms 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. Find out about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you learn about staffing routines to determine who's on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your family member essentially living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling secure? Do you really feel at ease? Are the team members and residents amenable, welcoming and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Glen Ellyn, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Glen Ellyn region ranged from $1500 to $11490 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on features, location, and services, so looking into near by suburbs and towns could offer you further flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a house or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an option. Here are three additional methods that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are assisting transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to cash out the plan and obtain funds now. Different regulations and constraints apply based on the kind of policy you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your options and to determine what’s ideal for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may be eligible for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped countless 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 may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to discover if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more about benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Finding the right assisted living facility is a major decision, both for a senior and for their family.

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

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here is where doing your homework can actually pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? For most residents making the transition from a personal residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved garden or back yard, so having access to a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is normally essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of yard, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and taking walks paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community give your cherished one with the support they want? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the facility, so make certain to enquire about the features you are looking for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly cost? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic charge arrangement and what might incur an extra fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly rate for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of service are charged different fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

With so many options to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help - they are experts 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 keep in mind during your search:

  • Make sure to look for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style luxury living. It can be easy to come to be swayed by the features and amenities you may choose for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will function best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need support washing and getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eye sight or special diet programs? Would they like the perks of a larger community or be more contented in a smaller, more personal setting? Think about the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • Arrange to see at least three to five communities, when you can. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more choices. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living community is often difficult, but there are services that can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you time and money and make it easier for you make a good choice.

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