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Senior housing types near Lake Zurich, IL

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eastgate Manor

    Eastgate Manor

    101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (50)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

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

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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    1551 Lake Cook Rd KOSHER, Deerfield, IL 60015
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (32)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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  • 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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  • Oak Hill Supportive Living

    Oak Hill Supportive Living

    76 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
    (6)
    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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Cottages of Fox Lake

    The Cottages of Fox Lake

    16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Alden Courts/Garden Des Plaines

    1227 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Alden Gardens offers older adults the opportunity to live an active life with monitored care in a safe, friendly environment. Alden Gardens is part of the Alden Des Plaines community, which offers Alzheimer/dementia assisted living and a skilled nursing facility with physical therapy, IV therapy,...

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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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  • 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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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

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

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Assisted Living in Lake Zurich, 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 supervision, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing facility where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while as well as offering a wide selection of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with particular medical needs such as cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

For anyone who is unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer all of your inquiries and help you find a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Lake Zurich, IL?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living, there are various points to consider, from the amount of care and support to lifestyle, location and more. Lake Zurich, IL offers many options so you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to 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 older than 55 or 62. Older adults generally 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 now live independently but want to stay in a community setting with various other seniors. This type of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, outings, and sometimes has transitional programs for seniors who ultimately 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, offering people a continuum of health 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 provide respite care for caregivers who remain working while also looking after a loved one. That is a great choice for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain busy and involved 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 personalized care in a home-like setting.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like washing, personal grooming, medication supervision, and more. Amenities and services can range greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to help residents with wants as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is frequently monitored and adapted as necessities change over time.
  • Memory Care: This kind of health care is certainly for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These facilities are generally specifically designed to ensure that residents do not get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree of 24- hour attention, including those 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 make reference to in-home caregiving services used for only a brief period. Family caregivers make use of respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care helps 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 location, but a philosophy of care and attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to assist people meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while supporting their relatives as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

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

Other features often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Lake Zurich has 50 communities in the local area so it is essential to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior loved one. 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 will help you arrange a visit at your most wanted community.

Here are a few of the top questions you should be ready to ask during your visit:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff administer prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly cost? If not, how much are extra services?
  • Will your policy require a preliminary evaluation prior to admission?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what are their costs?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members involved? Friendly?
  • What's your release plan?
  • What kind of education do your workers have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any residents you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they cared for 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 access to 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 facilities are required for legal reasons to:

  • Have a license if housing 17 or 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 requirements such as dressing, eating, and personal hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is certainly one of the most crucial decisions you may make. Throughout your tour, consider the quality of health care that your family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your family, so think about what criteria are ultimately essential to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities or even get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the team members seem to be to be having fun with the entertainment as well? Have a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide excursions and trips from the facility? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about spiritual offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping services are offered in the personal living space. Make sure you get complete information on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for information on what is made available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure you watch some workers communicating with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing routine. How many people are actually involved with residents’ care? Be sure you receive an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the community. It is important that you have confidence in the community’s staff.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining area experience is extremely important to seniors. When touring facilities, it is beneficial to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and policies. Make sure you and your family member try a meal at facility. Not only is it a terrific way to try out the cuisine, but it’s a great possibility to meet other residents. Be sure to go over what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for their honest views about the community. Many communities have a resident council that'll be pleased to reply all of your questions. Check out our website to read a number of the 1241 reviews from family members who've shared their opinions of specific facilities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are very important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if indeed they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other safety features in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure to learn about staffing routines to determine who's on-site at all times to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How will the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you consider yourself or your loved one truly living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling secure? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents amenable, inviting and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lake Zurich, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the Lake Zurich region ranged from $2000 to $13200 per month. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on features, specific location, and services, so looking into close by suburbs and towns might give you more flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some persons, this may not be an choice. Here are three additional strategies that may help you finance 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 could be in a position to liquidate the insurance policy and obtain the funds immediately. Different regulations and restrictions apply depending on the type of coverage you have, so get in touch with a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professional to discover more about your alternatives and to determine what’s best for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home while his or her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, 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 recognize. 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 worth it to learn if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out 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 check out www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about the best way to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the best assisted living community 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 on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help on hand after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular communities can fill up fast. If the one you like is not available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for administering it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here's where doing your homework can actually pay back - plan ahead!
  3. Is there an outdoor space? For most residents making the transition from a personal home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved yard or outdoor area, so having access to a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard can be essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of yard, with features such as BBQ spaces, gardens, and jogging paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your loved one with the support they need? 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 community, so make certain to enquire about the services you are interested in.
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic charge structure and what might incur an extra cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a monthly charge for rent and meals but extra costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different levels of service are charged distinct fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

With so many options to choose from, finding the right 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 communities that will be the best fit for his or her care requirements, personality, and budget.

Here are some things to take into account during your search:

  • Make sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style luxury living. It is easy to end up being swayed by the features and services you might decide for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need support washing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited eye sight or special diet programs? Would they take pleasure in the perks 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 decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having meals 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 choosing the right assisted living facility is often overpowering, but there are solutions that will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you money and time and make it easier for you make a good choice.

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