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Finding the best options for assisted living in Marion can be a challenge. With so many choices for seniors, making the right one for your family can seem overwhelming. Working together, we can help you gain peace of mind. Our free service includes a local Senior Living Advisor dedicated to matching you with a tailored list of hand-picked communities that meet your needs. We provide you with full details and pricing, scheduling property tours and move in support. There's no cost to you.


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Senior housing types near Marion, IL

  • Fifth Season Residential

    Fifth Season Residential

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

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

    Villas of Holly Brook - Herrin

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

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  • Fifth Season Residential

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

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  • Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Harrisburg

    Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Harrisburg

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

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  • Brookstone of Harrisburg

    Brookstone of Harrisburg

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

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  • Rivercrest Place

    Rivercrest Place

    2121 New Holt Rd, Paducah, KY 42001
    (6)
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    Exceptional Senior Living at Rivercrest Place It’s time to upgrade your senior living, trading the worries and stress that come with home ownership for the relaxed retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. And we have just the place to do it at Rivercrest Place. We offer assisted living...

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  • Country Place

    Country Place

    28601 US Highway 61, Scott City, MO 63780
    (6)
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    Independent Living Experience carefree living here in the country. The cottages is our community neighbors. Here, you plot out your own course through the day - whether it includes entertaining family, enjoying yourself with a night on the town or simply doing laundry in your own private cottage....

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  • Morningside of Paducah

    Morningside of Paducah

    1700 Elmdale Road, Paducah, KY 42003
    (3)
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    Located in the Lone Oak area of Paducah, Morningside of Paducah offers assisted living services in a gracious home-like setting.  In addition to a variety of apartment styles in assisted living, we offer secure memory support services in apartments specifically built with the needs of our...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Fairfield

    Brookstone Estates of Fairfield

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

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  • Solarbron

    Solarbron

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

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  • Morningside of Mayfield

    Morningside of Mayfield

    1517 West Broadway Street, Mayfield, KY 42066
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    Located in the heart of beautiful western Kentucky, Morningside of Mayfield provides a home-like atmosphere and family feel.  We understand the uniqueness of each resident and promote continued independence through individualized service plans which address the physical, spiritual, intellectual...

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  • Villas at St. James

    Villas at St. James

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

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  • Cedar Trails

    Cedar Trails

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

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  • Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    Cedarhurst of Shiloh

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

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  • Sycamore Village

    Sycamore Village

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

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  • Oasis Dementia Care

    Oasis Dementia Care

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

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  • Morningside of Shiloh

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

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  • Bradford Place

    Bradford Place

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

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  • Oak Ridge Senior Living

    Oak Ridge Senior Living

    750 Dodson Lane, Madisonville, KY 42431
    (1)
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    If you agree that being active and independent are vital to a healthy and productive lifestyle, then we invite you to look at Oak Ridge Senior Living! Located in Madisonville, KY, Oak Ridge is a place where residents enjoy all the amenities of home — comfort, companionship, convenience and...

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  • Atria Newburgh

    Atria Newburgh

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

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  • Brookstone Estates of Olney

    Brookstone Estates of Olney

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

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  • Emerald Glen Olney

    Emerald Glen Olney

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

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  • Aspen Creek of Troy

    Aspen Creek of Troy

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

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  • Bell Oaks Place

    Bell Oaks Place

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

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  • Brookdale Murray

    Brookdale Murray

    905 Glendale Road, Murray, KY 42071
    (2)
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    A Better Senior Living Option If you’re looking to add a little more life into your senior living, we are an award-winning assisted living community serving seniors in Murray, Kentucky. We are located just a few minutes south of downtown, which provides our residents with easy access to shopping and...

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  • Crystal Oaks Assisted Living

    Crystal Oaks Assisted Living

    1500 Calvary Church Road, Festus, MO 63028
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    Crystal Oaks Assisted Living is the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence, yet require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and dispensing medications. Our Assisted Living includes a secured memory care unit. Additionally, Crystal Oaks offers short term...

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  • Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

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

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  • Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    Cedarhurst of Collinsville

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

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  • Morningside of Troy

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

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  • Cambridge House of Maryville

    Cambridge House of Maryville

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

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  • Magnolia Place Assisted Living

    Magnolia Place Assisted Living

    1620 N Clover St, Union City, TN 38261
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    Magnolia Place Assisted Living is a locally owned non-profit organization specializing  in the housing and care of senior adults. We provide assistance with the activities of daily living including dressing and undressing, bathing, grooming plus many other activities. Our all...

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  • Altenheim St. Louis

    Altenheim St. Louis

    5408 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63111
    (10)
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    Experience elegant, boutique senior living at affordable rates. The charm of the Altenheim begins with its magnificent location on the banks of the scenic Mississippi. From the moment you walk in, you'll feel at home with the most delightful surroundings you could ask for in an independent,...

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  • Stillwater Senior Living

    Stillwater Senior Living

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

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  • Sherbrooke Village

    4005 Ripa Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63125
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    Welcome to….. Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, where we make A Difficult Choice Easier. Nestled on several acres at the foot of Ripa Avenue in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South County, Sherbrooke Village represents Today’s nursing care residence. We share a mission of providing care...

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  • Meadowview Assisted Living at the Woodlands

    Meadowview Assisted Living at the Woodlands

    100 Woodlands Ct, Arnold, MO 63010
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    Meadowview Assisted Living offers private suites surrounding an open floor-plan living area, featuring a large flat-screen TV along with a fireplace and an open view of our gourmet kitchen area. There is a large, screened-in porch with ceiling heaters and fans, for three season comfort.

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  • Cedarhurst of Granite City

    Cedarhurst of Granite City

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

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  • Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    9916 Reavis Road, Affton, MO 63123
    (39)
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    Southview Assisted Living is the premier senior living community in South County near St. Louis, Missouri. We offer, assisted living and Dementia / Memory Care . This newly built senior living community will begin welcoming residents in Summer 2012. We know how difficult change can be, especially...

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  • Tesson Heights

    Tesson Heights

    12335 West Bend Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63128
    (60)
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    Discover that the sky's the limit at Tesson Heights, home to Independent Living and Assisted Living services in St. Louis. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of everything....

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  • Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    6543 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109
    (22)
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    Welcome Aboard Charter Senior Living of St Louis Hills! This community offers private studio apartments and limited one bedroom apartments with discreet assistance. Our community is part of the larger St. Louis Hills community. When you are looking for an apartment that offers discreet...

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  • Mary Ryder Home for Women

    Mary Ryder Home for Women

    4361 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63108
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    Mary Ryder Home is a not-for-profit residential care facility (RCF Level II) located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, focused on assisting low-income senior women who can no longer live independently but who do not yet need the level of care provided by a skilled nursing...

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  • Sunrise of Webster Groves

    Sunrise of Webster Groves

    45 E Lockwood Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119
    (29)
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    Sunrise of Webster Groves is an assisted living and memory care community in St. Louis, Missouri. For more detailed information about amenities, features and services, or to schedule an appointment, please call us. Sunrise Senior Living is the first senior living provider to be recognized in...

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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    1055 Bellevue Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Allegro is now open in Richmond Heights! Allegro is proud to bring our 40 year history and experience to the St. Louis metropolitan area, home of our company headquarters. Allegro strives to reimagine senior living, bringing comfort, convenience and quality care to older adults who want and deserve...

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  • Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory  Care

    Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care

    12777 Village Circle Dr, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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    Fountain View Assisted Living, which is located on the Friendship Village Sunset Hills campus, provides the right level of assistance so that your well-being needs and personal freedoms are met while enjoying the comforts of home. To enhance your well-being, we provide a caring and self-sustaining...

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  • Brookstone Suites of Effingham

    Brookstone Suites of Effingham

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

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  • Sunrise on Clayton

    Sunrise on Clayton

    7920 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    (22)
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    Sunrise on Clayton is located in the Clayton / Richmond Heights area, just minutes from the Galleria Mall. We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homelike. Step into our community and you can't help but feel at home. We...

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  • Stonecrest of Clayton View

    Stonecrest of Clayton View

    8825 Eager Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63144
    (6)
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    Perfectly nestled between Ladue, Frontenac and Clayton, MO, in Richmond Heights, Stonecrest at Clayton View will offer an active and engaged lifestyle with just the right supportive care available when needed. Just a stone's throw from all of the exciting cultural, shopping & dining attractions St....

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  • Brookstone Estates of Effingham

    Brookstone Estates of Effingham

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

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  • Prairie Living at Chautauqua

    955 Villa Court, Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Carbondale, Illinois is known for its community celebrations. Prairie Living at Chautauqua is an assisted living community whose residents have abundant opportunities for activities and community involvement, as well as a variety of religious and spiritual options. Known as 'Town of Poets' due to...

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  • Heritage Woods of Benton

    1305 Bailey Lane, Benton, IL 62812
    (1)
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    Heritage Woods of Benton is an assisted living community located in the town of Benton, IL. The residents of Benton like to keep life simple, and that is one of the big attractions to this area. Family members visiting residents at Heritage Woods can take walks through the nature trails outside of...

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  • Heritage Woods of McLeansboro

    605 S Marshall, McLeansboro, IL 62859
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    At Heritage Woods of McLeansboro IL, we boast ourselves as the affordable assisted living offering a really wonderful environment for any senior citizen that is in need. At Heritage Woods we offer a great deal of care for your loved one that you have found needs an assisted living community....

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Assisted Living in Marion, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of senior care and housing that provides residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents typically receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing facility where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while also offering a wide variety of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with certain medical requirements such as cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence health care.

Should you be unsure about what sort of care your cherished one needs, consult with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer all of your queries and help you find a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Marion, IL?

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

When it comes to deciding on senior living, there are various things to consider, from the level of care and support to way of living, location and more. Marion, IL offers many choices so that you can make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

  • 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 have an age restriction; typically residents must be more than 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel better in senior apartments and prefer living near people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to reside in a community setting with various other seniors. This kind of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, excursions, and often 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, giving people a continuum of health care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between degrees of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require leaving one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who are still working while also caring for a loved one. This is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain busy and engaged while living in the home and receiving home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized good care in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like washing, personal grooming, medication management, and more. Amenities and services can differ greatly but typically there is staff available around the clock to assist residents with wants as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This sort of attention is usually for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These communities are usually especially planned to ensure that residents don't 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 called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest level of 24- hour care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care may also make reference to in-home caregiving services used for simply a short period. Family caregivers utilize respite services when they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care benefits the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the term “hospitality,” hospice isn't a location, but a philosophy of care and attention that embraces loss of life as a natural part of life, and seeks to support people meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the individual emotionally and physically while aiding their friends and family as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other features often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Marion has 50 communities in the region so it is important to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior family member. That way you'll discover what options can be found and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you arrange a tour at your most wanted facility.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and tidy?
  • Can your staff administer prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly cost? If not, just how much are extra services?
  • Will your policy include an initial assessment prior to admission?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many people 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 guidelines and procedures?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel involved? Friendly?
  • What's your release plan?
  • What sort of knowledge do your workers have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any residents you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they 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 need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

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

The state of Illinois offers great usage of its assisted living facility information through its Department of Social Services website. Info available to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated often, and information regarding 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 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 showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is certainly one of the most important decisions you can make. During your tour, consider the standard of care that your family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your family, so think about what factors are truly essential to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour together with facility get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities as well as get involved. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the personnel seem to be enjoying the entertainment as well? Check out the facility calendar of occasions. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide excursions and trips away from the community? If it is important to yourself, don’t forget to ask about religious offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the furniture and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping services are offered in the private living space. Make sure you get full information on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for information on what is available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure you witness many staff members communicating with current residents. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just 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 is important that you have confidence in the community’s personnel.
  • Meals: Much like the majority of us, the dining area experience is extremely important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is important to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and policies. Be sure to and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. Not only is it a great way to try out the cooking, but it’s a great chance to meet other folks. Make sure you go over what goes on if a resident cannot make it to the dining room for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for their honest opinions about the community. Many communities have a resident council that'll be pleased to help answer any of your questions. Go to our website to see some of the 455 reviews from families who've shared their perceptions of specific communities.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are very important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are accessible and also 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. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the facility. Be sure to 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 during the night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure to consider yourself or your loved one actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one being relaxed? Do you really feel at ease? Are the staff and residents available, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Marion, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Marion region ranged from $1500 to $20000 per month. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on features, location, and services, so looking into close by suburbs and towns could possibly give you further flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some persons, this may not be an choice. Listed below are three additional strategies that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be able to cash out the policy and get the funds now. Different regulations and limitations apply based on the kind of plan you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professional to discover more about your options and to evaluate what’s most effective for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to 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 many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to find out if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about how 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 Facility

Choosing the best assisted living facility is a significant decision, both for a senior and for their family.

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 communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular communities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can genuinely pay off - plan in advance!
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a personal residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved yard or outdoor area, so gaining access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ areas, gardens, and strolling paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community give your loved one with the help and support they need? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care associates for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the features you are searching for.
  5. What services are within the monthly cost? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost arrangement and what might incur an additional charge. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional costs for things such as medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged distinct charges.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

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

Below are a few things to keep in mind 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 might be easy to be tempted by the features and services you might choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your family member need help washing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited eyesight or special diets? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger community or be more relaxed in a smaller, more personal environment? Think about the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to tour at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

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

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