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Senior housing types near Grayslake, IL

  • Travanse Living at Grayslake

    Travanse Living at Grayslake

    1865 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030
    (10)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Travanse Living at Grayslake 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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  • Oak Hill Supportive Living

    Oak Hill Supportive Living

    76 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
    (6)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Oak Hill Supportive Living 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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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    6455 Cunningham, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (10)
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    Theresa's Home Care LLC is a unique Assisted Living home nestled in a beautiful wooded corner lot off of Hunt Club Road in Gurnee, IL. Due to many different circumstances you or your loved one may need to choose a home that offers assistance with daily living. Here at Theresa's Home Care LLC we...

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  • Bickford of Gurnee

    Bickford of Gurnee

    301 S Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (2)
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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 and nothing...

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  • Sunrise of Gurnee

    Sunrise of Gurnee

    500 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (23)
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    Sunrise of Gurnee has been established in the Gurnee community for providing exceptional care for seniors since 2002. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise of Gurnee affords families peace of mind by providing their loved ones with a range of personalized care services as well as the...

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    5044 Darlene Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (14)
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    Theresa' Home Care, LLC is a unique Residential Group Home located on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot, that boasts Centuries Old oak trees. Located in Gurnee,Il. Just minutes from Gurnee Mills. Due to many different circumstances you or your loved one may need to choose a home that offers assistance with...

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  • Spring Meadows Libertyville

    Spring Meadows Libertyville

    901 Florsheim Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
    (56)
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    Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Libertyville is Spring Meadows Libertyville, a thriving community where residents are our main concern and our professional services ensure a high quality of living. Our residents enjoy Libertyville, IL , Independent Living, Assisted Living and...

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  • Green Oaks Senior Living

    Green Oaks Senior Living

    14595 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
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    Here you'll enjoy a spacious, park-like property with beautiful brick buildings. Walking paths meander through the landscape, leading you to a small, tranquil lake. The community feels warm and welcoming with areas that are alive with activity alongside quiet neighborhoods that provide serenity for...

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  • The Cottages of Fox Lake

    The Cottages of Fox Lake

    16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020
    (13)
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    The Cottages of Fox Lake - A Charter Senior Living Community - is a unique, retirement lifestyle which opened in 2005. Located on a beautiful campus, each of the four assisted living homes caters to only 16 residents. Our residents can feel the warmth of home and experience individualized attention....

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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

    10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (33)
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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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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

    10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (33)
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    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes is a pet-friendly assisted living community located in Vernon Hills, Illinois. We are located near Big and Little Bear Lakes, both are favorite picnic destinations for our residents and their families. Our attentive staff members are available 24 hours a day to provide...

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  • Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    97 W Phillip Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (18)
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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 Vernon Hills 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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  • Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Brookdale Vernon Hills

    145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (85)
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    Resort-Style Senior Living at Its Finest You have options for senior living in the Chicago area. But none of them look like this. We provide a resort-like environment for independent senior living and assisted living. We are known for our indoor rainforest—at more than a football field long and six...

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  • Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    777 Church Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (44)
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    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care is the premier assisted living community located in southwestern Lake County approximately 37 miles from downtown Chicago. We offer Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care, and Dementia/Memory Care. This community is currently under construction and will...

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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"...

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  • Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    1100 Pembridge Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (1)
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    For today’s independent older adults, Presbyterian Homes’ Lake Forest Place is a Life Plan Community with the perfect combination of sophisticated retirement living and total peace of mind. Located on 60 beautifully wooded acres, Lake Forest Place offers apartment and cottage residences just minutes...

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  • Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    180 West Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (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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  • The Wellshire

    The Wellshire

    170 Jamestown Lane, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (14)
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    More than just an assisted living residence, The Wellshire is a real community where residents enjoy activities and friendship, enhanced by a philosophy of care that promotes personal independence. At The Wellshire, couples can stay together as they always have and individuals have the freedom to...

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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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  • Fox Point

    Fox Point

    3300 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050
    (40)
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    Fox Point Independent & Assisted Living and Fox Point Manor Memory Care is located in the Heart of the Fox River Valley in McHenry, IL. With a quaint downtown district that offers historic buildings and specialty shopping, along with a variety of dining, life at Fox Point in McHenry offers a small...

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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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  • Sedgebrook

    Sedgebrook

    800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (5)
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    Sedgebrook, located in Lincolnshire, Lake County, Illinois is a premier assisted living community in the area. The community is designed to fit the lives of each unique individual. With state of the art amenities installed on site, the community has a life of its own, despite it being surrounded by...

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  • Heritage Woods of McHenry

    Heritage Woods of McHenry

    4609 West Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050
    (9)
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    Heritage Woods of McHenry opened July 2008 in McHenry — the Heart of the Fox River. Our 100 apartment certified IL Supportive Living Community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd. The emphasis is on operating communities for those over 65 years of age that are warm and welcoming as well as...

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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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  • Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (62)
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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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  • The Fountains of Crystal Lake

    The Fountains of Crystal Lake

    965 North Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (67)
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    The Fountains at Crystal Lake Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Fountains a Crystal Lake we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community...

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  • Lake Barrington Woods

    Lake Barrington Woods

    22300 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    (20)
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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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  • 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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  • Three Oaks Assisted Living

    Three Oaks Assisted Living

    1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
    (43)
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    Three Oaks is the premier assisted living community in Cary, Illinois just north of the Fox River. We offer Assisted Living and Dementia/Memory Care. This newly built retirement community will begin welcoming residents in Spring 2012. We know how difficult change can be, especially for seniors, so...

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  • Addolorata Villa

    Addolorata Villa

    555 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
    (15)
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    Situated on 17 rolling acres in the northwest suburbs, our community features carefully appointed apartments offering many modern conveniences combined with the everyday comforts of home. Picture a lifestyle where you receive unequaled services and amenities while having a whole new world of...

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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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  • Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

    Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

    6809 Barnard Mill Rd, Ringwood, IL 60072
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    WELCOME HOME TO SHEPHERD SENIOR LIVING OF RINGWOOD!!! Shepherd Senior Living is the 1st Shared Housing Establishment in McHenry County featuring 7 bed 7.5 bathroom in 4,880 square foot ranch. Your mom or dad will have the choice of private or shared bedroom configurations at Shepherd of Ringwood to...

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  • Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    1551 Lake Cook Rd KOSHER, Deerfield, IL 60015
    (7)
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    Conveniently located in Deerfield, the Weinberg Community for Senior Living is a beautiful campus surrounded by sculptures and lush landscaping. The Weinberg Community features two distinct residences, Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living and The Friend Center for Early Alzheimer's Care. Gidwitz Place...

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  • An Innovated Care

    An Innovated Care

    10628 22nd Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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    Our goal is to provide exceptional care and top notch services to our residents in a family-like environment that does not feel like an institution. We take pride in making sure each resident’s day is made brighter and easier. An Innovative Care, is an Assisted Living provider located in Pleasant...

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  • The Addison of Pleasant Prairie

    The Addison of Pleasant Prairie

    9651 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    (15)
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    Welcome to The Addison of Pleasant Prairie, the premier senior living community in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care. Pleasant Prairie families are always welcome to visit their loved ones at The Addison, which is conveniently located at Prairie Ridge Blvd. and...

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  • Sunrise of Highland Park

    Sunrise of Highland Park

    1601 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
    (25)
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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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  • Robin Way

    Robin Way

    7377 88th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142
    (26)
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    Brookdale Pleasant Prairie is an assisted living community in Kenosha Wisconsin. Our apartments are available for either single or double occupancy. All apartments have private bathrooms that are wheelchair and walker accessible. Apartments are carpeted and include individual climate controls 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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  • Bickford of Crystal Lake

    Bickford of Crystal Lake

    717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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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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  • Library Terrace Assisted Living

    Library Terrace Assisted Living

    7905 36th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142
    (12)
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    Small enough to be home-like yet large enough to offer the amenities and services one might expect in larger senior communities. Library Terrace offers a continuum of care in a long-established, single-family home neighborhood. Located adjacent to the Kenosha Southwest Neighborhood Library, the...

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  • Meadowmere Southport

    Meadowmere Southport

    8351 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143
    (13)
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    We are conveniently located on the south side of Kenosha, with easy access to Interstate 94 and five minutes from downtown. Meadowmere residents enjoy 24-hour assistance with day-to-day tasks in a setting that fosters independence. We recognize that a person's optimum health and well being are the...

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  • Brookdale Prospect Heights

    Brookdale Prospect Heights

    700 East Euclid Avenue, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (30)
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    Care for Now. And Care for Later. With a beautiful location overlooking the Rob Roy golf course, we are an exclusive senior living community in Prospect Heights, Illinois. We’ve been serving the senior community for over 23 years, offering assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing and...

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  • Clarendale of Algonquin

    Clarendale of Algonquin

    2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (59)
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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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  • 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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  • North Shore Place

    North Shore Place

    1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (25)
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    North Shore Place located in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois provides seniors with a caring assisted living community that is supportive and safe. Our community offers its residents a peaceful place to call home. Northbrook is a great city to visit, and guests of our residents will enjoy checking...

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  • Brookdale Northbrook

    Brookdale Northbrook

    4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (24)
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    A Meaningful Retirement Why would you settle for a senior living community that requires you to sacrifice your well-deserved freedom and independence in exchange for quality care? Our residents enjoy both here at our independent and assisted living community in Northbrook, Illinois. You can join...

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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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  • 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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Assisted Living in Grayslake, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

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

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Grayslake, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and gorgeous Midwest landscapes, Illinois is a lovely spot to retire. Home to one of the world’s largest airports, retiring in Illinois provides your friends and relations a convenient location to visit, while also providing you easy access to world travel.

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are numerous things to consider, from the amount of attention and support to lifestyle, location and more. Grayslake, IL has many choices so that you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Generally known as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are simply like apartments for individuals of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents must be more than 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel better in senior apartments and prefer living around people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to stay in a community setting with other seniors. This sort of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, outings, and in some cases has transitional programs for seniors who eventually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving residents a continuum of care. An individual 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 leaving one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can offer respite care for caregivers who are still working while also looking after a loved one. That is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain active and engaged while living at home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions 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 bathing, personal grooming, medication administration, and more. Amenities and services can differ greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to assist residents with requirements as they arise. Residents also routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This type of attention is normally for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These communities are usually especially designed to ensure that residents don't get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour health care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care can also refer to in-home caregiving services used for simply a brief period. Family caregivers utilize 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. Originated in the word “hospitality,” hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care and attention that embraces death as a natural part of life, and looks to to help patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while assisting their friends and family as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other services often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Grayslake has 50 communities in the area so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before choosing the best one for your senior family member. That way you will discover what options are available and will have a less complicated time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or email A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your most wanted facility.

Here are a few of the best questions you need to be prepared to ask throughout your visit:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept clean and nice looking?
  • Can your staff dispense medicine?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly charge? If not, how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy require an initial evaluation before move in?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many persons 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 billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members involved? Friendly?
  • What is your release plan?
  • What kind of knowledge do your workers have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any occupants you meet or pass while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they treated 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. Therefore 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. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and information 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 that includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours per day with personnel assisting with personal requirements such as showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best facility for your senior family member is usually one of the most crucial decisions you may make. Throughout your tour, consider the standard of care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your family member, so think about what criteria are actually beneficial to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour together with facility get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can watch the activities as well as participate. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the personnel seem to be having fun with the entertainment as well? Have a look at the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide excursions and trips from the community? If it is essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure you look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are offered in the personal living space. Be sure to get full information on the types of maintenance 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 personnel are of the most importance. Make sure you witness multiple personnel interacting with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. How many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals of the community. It's important that you trust the community’s team members.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining room experience is essential to seniors. When touring facilities, it is beneficial to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and policies. Make sure you and your family member try a meal at facility. It's not only a terrific way to try out the food, but it’s an excellent opportunity to meet other folks. Be sure to discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for their honest opinions about the community. Many facilities have a resident council which will be happy to answer all of your questions. Check out our website to read a few of the 1076 reviews from family members who've shared their thoughts of specific facilities.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are extremely important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents contact the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation within their living area. Learn about other basic safety features in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site at all times to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How will the facility assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your family member essentially living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling secure? Do you really feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, inviting and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Grayslake, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the Grayslake location ranged from $1760 to $13200 per month. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on features, neighborhood, and services, as a result looking into nearby suburbs and towns could possibly offer you further flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this won't be an choice. Here are three additional strategies that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are helping transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to cash out the plan and receive the funds right now. Different regulations and restrictions apply based on the type of coverage you have, so contact an economic advisor or eldercare lawyer to find out more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s ideal for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for one person to move into assisted living while another resides at home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped 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 existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to find out if your loved one 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 check out www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with 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 facility is an important decision, both for a senior and for their family.

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

  1. How many staff are available to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some 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 facilities will require a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here's where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Will there be a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a personal residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved garden or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is usually valuable. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ spaces, gardens, and taking walks paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community give your loved one with the help and support they want? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care associates for each and every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to ask about the services you are looking for.
  5. What services are within the monthly price? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic charge arrangement and what might incur an additional cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly cost for rent and meals but extra costs for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are charged different fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

With so many options to choose from, choosing the best assisted living facility can seem like an intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are a few things to bear in mind 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 high end living. It might be easy to end up being swayed by the features and amenities you might decide for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need help bathing and getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more personal setting? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Plan to tour at least 3 to 5 facilities, if you can. Start with planned visits and consider having meals with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the right assisted living facility is often difficult, but there are services which can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and make it easier for you make the right choice.

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