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Senior housing types near Lincolnshire, IL

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Brookdale Vernon Hills

    145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (85)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Highland Park

    Sunrise of Highland Park

    1601 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
    (25)
    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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Prospect Heights

    Brookdale Prospect Heights

    700 East Euclid Avenue, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    777 Church Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Northbrook

    Brookdale Northbrook

    4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • North Shore Place

    North Shore Place

    1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Church Creek

    Church Creek

    1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (38)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Travanse Living at Grayslake

    Travanse Living at Grayslake

    1865 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030
    (10)
    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 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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  • Atria Glenview  (Now Open)

    Atria Glenview (Now Open)

    4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the Village of Glenview on the North Shore, Atria Glenview is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with...

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    6455 Cunningham, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Des Plaines

    Brookdale Des Plaines

    800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (48)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It’s good to be home. Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able to...

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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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Park Ridge

    Sunrise of Park Ridge

    1725 West Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (55)
    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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  • Belmont Village Glenview

    Belmont Village Glenview

    2200 Golf Road, Glenview, IL 60025
    (44)
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    Belmont Village of Glenview, Illinois is situated in the heart of a beautiful residential area. Our community is convenient to Old Orchard, the botanical gardens and many places of worship. There are also major medical centers and hospitals in close to the facility, including the new Glenview Senior...

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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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  • 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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  • The Wellshire Morton Grove

    The Wellshire Morton Grove

    8415 North Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, IL 60053
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Wellshire is designed for seniors that require assistance with the activities of daily living. The campus offers a continuum of care with Bella Terra nursing and rehab center connected to The Wellshire. The Wellshire was built in 2011. We are located in Morton Grove, The Wellshire is convenient...

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  • The Sheridan at Park Ridge (NOW OPEN)

    The Sheridan at Park Ridge (NOW OPEN)

    510 N Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Sheridan at Park Ridge is a new assisted living and memory care community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. We specialize in helping seniors live their lives to the fullest, no matter what level of specialized care they need. For our assisted living residents, we...

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  • Lake Barrington Woods

    Lake Barrington Woods

    22300 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Summit of Uptown

    Summit of Uptown

    10 N. Summit Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated in downtown Park Ridge is The Summit of Uptown which provides Assisted Living, Independent Living and Respite Care. The Summit of Uptown offers completely renovated spacious apartments, with full kitchens, upgraded amenities and attentive services. Assisted Living services include...

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  • Westminster Place Independent Living

    Westminster Place Independent Living

    3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located minutes from downtown Evanston, IL., and Northwestern University, Westminster Place is renowned not only for the beauty and livability of the campus, but also for our exceptional continuum of care. You’ll find a wide selection of inviting residences, an extraordinary array of programs and...

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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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  • 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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  • Elevate Glen Saint Andrew

    Elevate Glen Saint Andrew

    7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
    (72)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elevate [Glen] Saint Andrew Living Community is a close-knit continuing care retirement community with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing rehabilitation care. Located in the Village of Niles, Cook County, Illinois, a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. As a...

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  • The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

    The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

    3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place is a community situated within a beautiful 40-acre campus. As a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of care, this assisted living community in Evanston offers levels of personalized care based on an individual’s needs. Residents of assisted living...

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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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  • 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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Assisted Living in Lincolnshire, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

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

If you are unsure about what kind of care your loved one needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your inquiries and help you look for a senior care facility that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Lincolnshire, 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 offers your family and friends a convenient destination to visit, while likewise offering you easy access to world travel.

In terms of deciding on senior living, there are many points to consider, from the amount of health care and support to standard of living, location and more. Lincolnshire, IL provides many possible choices so you can 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 individuals of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be more than 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel more secure 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 live in a community setting with other seniors. This kind of senior housing typically has community events, activities, excursions, and oftentimes has transitional programs for seniors who eventually 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, offering residents a continuum of health care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” though it does require departing one’s original residence.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who are still working while also caring for a loved one. That is a great option for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain busy and engaged while living in the home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are common homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to care for a small number of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing personalized health care in a home-like setting.
  • 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 range greatly but typically there is staff available around the clock to help residents with wants as they arise. Residents also typically have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This sort of care is usually for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These facilities are usually specifically planned so that residents don't get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that encourage engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree of 24- hour attention, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving services used for only a short period. Family caregivers use respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care benefits 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 attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and looks to to support patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the individual on an emotional level and physically while aiding their relatives as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The options and services offered in senior living can vary substantially from community to community. However, most communities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other experiences.

Other features often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Lincolnshire has 50 facilities in the area so it is essential to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior family member. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we will help you put together a tour at your preferred facility.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and nice looking?
  • Can your staff provide medicine?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly fee? If not, how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy require a preliminary assessment prior to move in?
  • Is there 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 invoicing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel involved? Friendly?
  • What is your release policy?
  • What kind of education do your staff members have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any people you meet or pass 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. This means 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 information through its Department of Social Services website. Data available 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 facilities are required by law to:

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

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Finding the right facility for your senior family member is usually one of an important decisions you can make. During your tour, consider the standard of health care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your loved one, so consider what factors are truly beneficial to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities and even participate. 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 occasions. Do they meet your loved one’s pursuits? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include excursions and trips away from the facility? If it's essential to you and your family, don’t forget to inquire about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure you look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping services are offered in the individual living area. Be sure you get full 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's made available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure that you witness some staff members communicating with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. How many people are truly involved with 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 personnel.
  • Meals: As with most of us, the dining area experience is important to seniors. When touring communities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and policies. Be sure you and your loved one try a meal at community. It's not only a great way to try the cooking, but it’s a great possibility to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for their honest opinions about the facility. Many communities have a resident council that will be pleased to help answer all of your questions. Go to our website to see some of the 1148 reviews from family members who have shared their thoughts of individual communities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are extremely important and provide peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if indeed they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other basic safety features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How will the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure to think about yourself or your loved one actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents amenable, welcoming and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lincolnshire, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the typical cost of assisted living in the Lincolnshire region ranged from $1500 to $13200 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities can vary widely based on amenities, neighborhood, and services, so looking into nearby suburbs and towns may offer you more flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this might not be an choice. Listed below are three other methods that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be able to liquidate the insurance policy and obtain the funds right away. Different regulations and constraints apply depending on the kind of insurance policy you have, so contact a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your options and to assess what’s recommended for your situation.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for just one person to move into assisted living while another resides at home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped 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 1 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 family member may be eligible for benefits. To learn 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 check out www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, call 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 a significant decision, both for a senior and for their family members.

Here are five points 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 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 facility’s policy is for managing it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can genuinely pay off - plan in advance!
  3. Is there a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved lawn or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard can be essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ areas, gardens, and taking walks paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility give your loved one with the support they need? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care associates for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the features you are interested in.
  5. What services are within the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost 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 supplemental charges for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of service are charged different service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

With so many choices to choose from, choosing the best assisted living community can seem like an intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help - they are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that are the best fit for their care requirements, personality, and budget.

Below are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style five star living. It might be easy to come to be swayed by the features and services you might choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need help washing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited vision or special diet plans? Would they like the benefits of a larger facility or be more contented in a smaller, more intimate environment? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • Arrange to tour at least three to five communities, when you can. Start with scheduled visits 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 alternatives. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility can be overpowering, but there are services which will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you time and money and help you make a good choice.

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