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Senior housing types near Mount Vernon, IL

  • Heritage Woods of Mt Vernon

    1033 S 42nd St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (5)
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    Heritage Woods is an affordable assisted living community for older adults and senior citizens, located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Here at Heritage Woods we pride ourselves in the ability to provide affordable senior care to those that require the service but can't always afford the high prices. We...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Glenwood of Greenville

    The Glenwood of Greenville

    605 S. Dewey St., Greenville, IL 62246
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    Glenwood of Greenville is an assisted living community located in Greenville, IL. The city of Greenville is located in Bond County and is home to about 7,000 people. Greenville is a quiet town with picturesque views from nearby Greenville Park. Residents can enjoy going on outings with friends,...

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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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  • 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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  • Morningside of Shiloh

    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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  • 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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  • Joe's Place Adult Daycare

    Joe's Place Adult Daycare

    1032 Hartman Ln, O'Fallon, IL 62269
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    Welcome to Joe's Place Caring Cottage, a five star, family owned and operated community specializing and licensed in Memory care. Our cottage is designed and built for the specific needs of Alzheimer's & Dementia patients as well as providing a calm, fun, and safe environment for our residents to...

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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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  • Bradford Place

    Bradford Place

    1463 Benchmark Centre Ct, Swansea, IL 62226
    (16)
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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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  • 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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  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Effingham

    The Glenwood Assisted Living of Effingham

    14061 E. 1600th St., Effingham, IL 62401
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    The Glenwood of Effingham is now open! This 39 apartment Licensed Assisted Living Community is located on a spacious piece of property on the North side of Effingham just off interstate 57 and 70. This community features outdoor walking paths, sitting areas, gardens, and a waterfall retreat area....

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  • Morningside of Troy

    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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  • Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Mt Carmel (Now Open)

    Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care of Mt Carmel (Now Open)

    928 Enterprise Lane, Mount Carmel, IL 62863
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    The Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care will accommodate both your individualized needs and your budget. You will receive customized quality care and service from our dedicated staff and trained professionals. Our communities feature a variety of gathering rooms and communal spaces for...

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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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  • 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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  • San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    241 Magnolia Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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    San Gabriel Memory care is a family owned and operated assisted living residence dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults with Alzheimer's and other memory related illnesses. By becoming part of the family at San Gabriel, residents continue their life journeys in an environment that supports...

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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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  • The Glenwood Supportive Living of Staunton

    The Glenwood Supportive Living of Staunton

    18192 Renken Road, Staunton, IL 62088
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    The Glenwood of Staunton is located in Staunton, Illinois. This is a town that prides itself on history and simple charm. Family members and active residents alike will enjoy the quaint Main Street atmosphere and the bustling feel of all the years tourists, residents, and enthusiasts who have pulled...

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  • Cedarhurst of Granite City

    Cedarhurst of Granite City

    3450 Village Lane, Granite City, IL 62040
    (16)
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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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  • 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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  • Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    312 Mechanical Dr, East Alton, IL 62024
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    The Villas of Hollybrook in Bethalto, IL is a preimere destination for anyone in search of senior living. Opened in June of 2018, the Villas of Hollybrook has both Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments that will blow you away! Upon first visit, our exceptional design and decor will wow you!...

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  • Altenheim St. Louis

    Altenheim St. Louis

    5408 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63111
    (11)
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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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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    2201 West Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565
    (7)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook is an assisted living community. We offer microwaves and full refrigerators in each apartment and our apartments are 1 or 2 bedroom with a large walk-in closet. You do not need to leave your furry friend behind, pets are welcome! We offer transportation to and from in...

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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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  • Sherbrooke Village

    4005 Ripa Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63125
    (25)
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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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  • Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Robinson

    Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Robinson

    1302 W. Highland Ave., Robinson, IL 62454
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    Timber Creek Village of Robinson is a family-owned, assisted living community located in Robinson, IL. The city of Robinson is located in Crawford County and is home to about 7,800 people. Robinson is a quaint town with beautiful views. Residents can enjoy spending time with friends, going out for...

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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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  • Aperion Care Hidden Lake

    11728 Hidden Lake Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63138
    (5)
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    Hidden Lake, A Lutheran Senior Services Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your'll enjoy priority access to additional levels of care should your needs ever change. Independent Living. A distinctive patio home or a one or...

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  • Brookstone Estates Robinson

    Brookstone Estates Robinson

    1101 North Monroe Street, Robinson, IL 62454
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        Located in Robinson, Illinois, home of the venerable Heath Bar and less than 200 miles south of Chicago along the Indiana border, this Brookstone Estates community offers 'independent living with caring support' in a relaxed, small-town environment with a low crime rate and...

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  • Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    9916 Reavis Road, Affton, MO 63123
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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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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    1055 Bellevue Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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    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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  • 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.

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  • Asbury Village

    Asbury Village

    5201 Asbury Avenue, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (4)
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    The United Methodist Village is a 120-acre campus located in Godfrey, Illinois. Opened in late 1997, the community features 44 duplex Patio Homes referred to as Villas, as well as 64 Independent Living apartments, known as the Wiseman-Pollock Residence. There are also 44 Assisted Living apartments...

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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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Morningside of Godfrey

    Morningside of Godfrey

    1373 D'Adrian Professional Park, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (18)
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    Provision Living at Godfrey, is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Godfrey, Illinois. This world class community serves the surrounding Riverbend area, and strives toward providing residents, as well as their families, with peace of mind through compassionate care and assistance....

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  • Brentmoor

    Brentmoor

    8600 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63124
    (7)
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    Life Begins at Brentmoor! Centrally located in mid-St. Louis County (Delmar and I-70), this high-rise community offers 72 independent living apartments which include studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Senior Living at The Brentmoor includes all the comforts of home, plus scheduled...

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Mount Vernon, Illinois

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities arrange residential living communities and assistance to people who need support with everyday activities such as bathing or dressing. Assisted living facilities often offer outings for recreational activity, assistance with the activities of daily life, and supervision of care. In some cases, facilities may offer hospice, continuing care, or respite. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $50,040 . Illinois maintains specific standards related to this type of facility. The Illinois Department of Public Health supervises this facility type. Public assistance is available through A Medicaid 1915(c) waiver called the Supported Living Program and a 1915(b) waiver called the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports program. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as A comprehensive assessment, provider must ensure that the resident and the resident's representative, if any, are informed of the potential consequences of activities that the provider considers to pose risks to health and/or safety, assessment must be updated by a physician annually or upon a significant change in condition, and evaluation of a prospective resident's cognitive condition. This facility has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include facilities must provide three daily meals. This type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include housekeeping, medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living, and medication reminders. Staff members receive education in a number of areas. These areas include confidentiality, independence, abuse, and self-determination. There must be one bath or shower for every residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. The maximum occupancy is 1 residents per room. This type of facility is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this facility type is 3. This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include supervision of self-administered medications, medication reminders, and medication administration.

Demographics and Values

In Mount Vernon, 24.3% have some form of disability, 6.5% do not have health insurance, 9.1% consider themselves widows, and 25.4% live in poverty. In terms of education, 17.6% have a college degree, 8.3% have a graduate degree, and 30.6% have a high-school diploma. In Mount Vernon, 10.4% of the population are veterans. Racially, the population of Mount Vernon is 78.1% white, 3.7% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 15.2% black, 2.3% Asian, and 0.5% other or not specified. Based on gender, 54.1% are female and 45.9% are male. The median age of Mount Vernon is 40 years old. Mount Vernon has a population density of 396 people per square mile.

Cost of Living

The community where a senior care community is based will have a significant influence on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a major factor in determining which community is the best fit for you or your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median price for rent in Mount Vernon is about $682 and the median price for a home for Mount Vernon is around $72,342. The rent burden for Mount Vernon is around 17.2% of the average person's monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by healthcare standards. The state of Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 94.2 and a housing index rating of 87.2. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. Sherman Hospital, Ssm Health St. Mary¢’s Hospital ¢–Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

In Illinois, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28°F. The average high winter temperature is around 49°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Illinois

The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Blazing Star, Viola Pedata, Aromatic Aster, and Bee Balm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American Black Bear, the Cougar, the American Pygmy Shrew, or the Coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the White-tailed Deer.