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Senior housing types near Mchenry, IL

  • 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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  • Heritage Woods of McHenry

    Heritage Woods of McHenry

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

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  • The 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 Crystal Lake

    Sunrise of Crystal Lake

    751 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (34)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

    Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

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

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  • The Cottages of Fox Lake

    The Cottages of Fox Lake

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

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  • 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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  • Bickford of Crystal Lake

    Bickford of Crystal Lake

    717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (19)
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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...

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  • Hearthstone Communities

    Hearthstone Communities

    840 N Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
    (11)
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    More than sixty years ago, Orson Welles saw the historic Village Square, walked the cobblestone streets and fell in love with the city of Woodstock. Right in the heart of Woodstock is Hearthstone Village, a retirement community located on a scenic, 17-acre campus. Hearthstone Village understands...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eastgate Manor

    Eastgate Manor

    101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (18)
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    Part of the magic of retirement is that it's time to relax and enjoy all you've worked for through the years. It's time to dream. Time to socialize. Time to take up a new hobby. Because we are a rental community, there is no long term financial commitment or ownership through an endowment fee. Your...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Heritage Woods of Huntley

    Heritage Woods of Huntley

    12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
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    Heritage Woods of Huntley provides you with the opportunity to enjoy apartment home living in a residential community while obtaining the personal services you may need to continue a life of purpose and individuality. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or home maintenance. Invite...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    97 W Phillip Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Vernon Hills community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

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  • Brookdale 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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)
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

    361 N Alfred Ave, Elgin, IL 60123
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    A haven for those in their sunset years of life! Sunset Haven is a small assisted living home, located within an actual residential home and neighborhood. Five 'guests' reside within this 'home', each enjoying their own spacious room as well as the lovely community areas of living room, family room...

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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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  • 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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  • Sage Meadow Lake Geneva

    Sage Meadow Lake Geneva

    6722 Highway 50 E, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
    (12)
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    Come and see all Sage Meadow Lake Geneva has to offer. Located on over 20 acres of beautiful land providing quality care throughout our Assisted Living and Memory Care programs. Quality Care and personalized services are the foundation for our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    1100 Pembridge Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Arbor View

    Arbor View

    34201 Arbor Ln, Burlington, WI 53105
    (9)
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    Assisted Living facilities can provide residents with a number of amenities. Assisted living enables a resident to live independently and enjoy a variety of on site activities. Arbor View Communities is located on 34201 Arbor Lane Burlington, Wisconsin. Arbor View Communities is an assisted living...

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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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  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    700 North Mclean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Adults 65 or better may qualify for Illinois Supportive Living Program, an assisted lifestyle.Seniors of all income levels are welcome, including those on Medicaid or only Social Security. Carefree Living at its finest include: *  Private Apartments *  Restaurant Style Dining * ...

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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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  • Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    708 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

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

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Bartlett community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else,...

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  • 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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Assisted Living in Mchenry, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing that 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 facility where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while also offering a variety of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with specific medical needs such as for example cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

Should you be unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, consult with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer all of your concerns and help you find a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Mchenry, IL?

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

With regards to choosing senior living, there are various points to consider, from the amount of attention and support to lifestyle, location and more. Mchenry, IL has 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 over the age of 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel better in senior apartments and prefer living near persons 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 other seniors. This kind of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, outings, and sometimes has transitional programs for seniors who gradually 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, providing people 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 health care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” though it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who are still working while also looking after a loved one. That is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain busy and involved while living in the home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods which have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living facilities, 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 supervision, and more. Amenities and services can vary greatly but typically there is staff on hand around the clock to aid residents with needs as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as needs change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This type of care is normally for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. These facilities are generally specifically designed so that residents do not get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree 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 means 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 can assist the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the term “hospitality,” hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and looks to to help individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while aiding their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

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

Other services often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

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

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff give medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly price? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Does your policy include an initial assessment prior to move in?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment guidelines and procedures?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members interested? Friendly?
  • What is your release plan?
  • What sort of knowledge do your workers have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any people you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they taken care of well?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

According to Medicare.gov, “Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.”

Medicare covers only short-term, non-custodial care. As a consequence you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet specific conditions.

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

The state of Illinois offers great 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 details 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 necessities such as dressing, eating, and personal hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Finding the right facility for your senior loved one can be one of an important decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the caliber of health care that your family member may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you as well as your family, so think about what criteria are actually important to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour together with community events. Ask the manager if you can look at the entertainment and even get involved. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the personnel seem to be making the most of the activity as well? Have a look at the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they involve outings and trips from the facility? If it's essential to you and your family, don’t forget to inquire about spiritual services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping services are provided in the individual living space. Be sure you get full information on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what is available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure you watch multiple employees mingling with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to get a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are truly involved with residents’ care? Make sure you receive an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It is important that you trust the facility’s personnel.
  • Meals: Much like almost all of us, the dining room experience is extremely important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is important to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at community. It's not only the best way to try out the meals, but it’s a great chance to meet other people. Make sure you go over what goes on 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 thoughts about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be pleased to help answer all of your concerns. Visit our website to read a few of the 1152 reviews from family members who've shared their opinions of individual facilities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are very important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Be sure that bathing rooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient locations. Ask how residents contact the staff if indeed they have an emergency in their living area. Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure you learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site consistently to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ during the night? How will the community assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure to think about yourself or your loved one essentially living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one being relaxed? Do you really feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, welcoming and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Mchenry, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Mchenry region ranged from $2195 to $13200 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely based on amenities, location, and services, as a result looking into surrounding suburbs and towns might give you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a residence or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an choice. Here are three other resources that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are assisting transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to liquidate the insurance policy and receive funds right now. Different policies and limitations apply according to the type of coverage you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare lawyer to determine more about your alternatives and to assess what’s best for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for one person to move into assisted living while another resides at home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners 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 in your area or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may be eligible for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to determine if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” contact the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about how to pay for your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the best assisted living facility is an important decision, both for a senior and for their relatives.

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

  1. How many staff are available to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s plan is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here's where doing all your homework can genuinely pay off - plan in advance!
  3. Is there an outdoor space? For most residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means giving up a beloved garden or outdoor area, so gaining access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is certainly essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ spaces, gardens, and walking paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility provide your cherished one with the support they want? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make sure to enquire about the features you are looking for.
  5. What services are within the monthly cost? Before signing the contract, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost structure and what might incur an additional cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they ask for a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of service are billed different service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

With so many choices 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 are the best fit for their care requirements, personality, and budget.

Here are some things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It might be easy to come to be influenced by the features and amenities you may choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your family member need support washing and getting dressed? Do they have special requirements like limited vision or special diets? Would they take pleasure in the benefits of a larger facility or be more comfortable in a smaller, more personal environment? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with planned 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 options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

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

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