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Senior housing types near Palos Park, IL

  • Sunrise of Palos Park

    Sunrise of Palos Park

    12828 South LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL 60464
    (50)
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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 Orland Park

    Brookdale Orland Park

    16051 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467
    (61)
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    Care—On Your Terms Wouldn’t it be nice to trade in a life of fear, worry and isolation for one full of comfortable accommodations, wonderful friends and personalized care designed to meet your exact needs? If so, our assisted and memory care community may just be the place for you. The seniors who...

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  • Heartis Village of Orland Park

    Heartis Village of Orland Park

    7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Heartis Village Orland Park 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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  • Moraine Court

    8080 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455
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    Moraine Court Supportive Living supports and encourages our residents to enjoy and active-lifestyle in a safe community. Let us show you how Moraine Court can combine the best of private living and assistance with daily living needs. Our supportive Living program is designed to promote independence,...

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  • The Pointe at Kilpatrick

    The Pointe at Kilpatrick

    14230 S Kilpatrick Ave, Crestwood, IL 60445
    (23)
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    The Pointe at Kilpatrick is an assisted living community located in picturesque and nature filled Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois. Our beautiful community is located in a central spot, just blocks away from the Little Calumet River and nestled between several forests and nature preserves. The...

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  • Bickford of Tinley Park

    Bickford of Tinley Park

    17301 80th Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (20)
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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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  • Franciscan Village

    Franciscan Village

    1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
    (16)
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    Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

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  • Marian Village

    Marian Village

    15624 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, IL 60491
    (4)
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    Looking for senior housing near you? Situated on 80 sprawling acres in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois offers easy living that is enriching and inspiring. Our Catholic senior living community welcomes people of all faiths as our focus is truly on your...

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  • Evergreen Senior Living - Orland Park

    Evergreen Senior Living - Orland Park

    10820 183rd St, Orland Park, IL 60467
    (35)
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    Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely assisted living options and unmatched memory support. We offer both long-term care and short-term respite care. We welcome you to learn more and...

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  • Prairie Green at Fay’s Point

    Prairie Green at Fay’s Point

    1546 Water Street, Blue Island, IL 60406
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Surround yourself with Friends Located in the heart of Chicago’s near south suburbs, the new Prairie Green at Fay’s Point offers resort-style living at an affordable rate. Our community is licensed for Supportive Living, an innovative model designed by the State of Illinois to provide affordable...

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  • Brookdale Burr Ridge

    Brookdale Burr Ridge

    6801 High Grove Boulevard, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (38)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, located just outside of Chicago, you can redefine your independence. You’ll have the care you need when you need it with assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing all on one campus. You’ll have assistance with medications...

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  • Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge

    Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge

    4150 W. Gatling Blvd., Country Club Hills, IL 60478
    (17)
    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 Sierra Ridge 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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  • Autumn Green at Midway Village

    Autumn Green at Midway Village

    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (39)
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    Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

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  • Marley Oaks

    Marley Oaks

    12631 W 187th St, Mokena, IL 60448
    (8)
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    We are a unique property, in a park-like setting offering personalized assistance for you or your loved one. Our facility is truly a home with 10 private resident rooms with bathroom, a TV room with a fireplace, resident dining room and private dining room for family affairs, sun room overlooking...

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  • Clarendale of Mokena

    Clarendale of Mokena

    21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
    (77)
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    Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

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  • Sunrise of Willowbrook

    Sunrise of Willowbrook

    6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (42)
    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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  • Waterford Estates

    Waterford Estates

    17400 S Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

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  • Citadel Estates - Hazel Crest

    Citadel Estates - Hazel Crest

    3701 W 183rd St, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Citadel Estates is an Assisted Living Community that caters to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia's. 100% of the staff are specially trained to care for individuals with Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Loss. Other features of Citadel Estates is its home-like atmosphere...

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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (6)
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    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Eve Assisted Living

    Eve Assisted Living

    10 N Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    EVE Assisted Living & Memory Center offers a continuum of care across the spectrum of assisted living, from those who need minimum care to the more intensive care required for the memory impaired. EVE is located in downtown Hinsdale in a specialty designed modified Edwardian style building that...

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  • Aspired Living of Westmont

    Aspired Living of Westmont

    407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Westmont 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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  • Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    (17)
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    Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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  • Churchview Supportive Living

    Churchview Supportive Living

    2626 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Churchview Supportive Living is an assisted living community located in Chicago, IL. The city of Chicago is located in Cook County and home to over 2.7 million people. It's an exciting city with lots of great restaurants and shops. Residents can enjoy going on outings when the weather is warm and...

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  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (12)
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    At Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available at...

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  • Victory Centre of Roseland

    Victory Centre of Roseland

    10450 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
    (2)
    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 Roseland 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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  • Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    3633 Breakers Dr, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Just 30 minutes south of Chicago, Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields provides a highly personalized approach to care, including independent and assisted living tailored to resident needs and abilities. Here, you have a choice of unique ranch-style townhome villas with two-car garages, front porches, and...

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  • Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    8700 W 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cantata Adult Life Services is committed to enabling older adults to achieve the greatest possible level of self-sufficiency and independence. The overarching goal of our not-for-profit organization is to facilitate active living and the continuation of healthy relationships with and among people of...

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  • Sunrise of Flossmoor

    Sunrise of Flossmoor

    19715 Governor Highway, Flossmoor, IL 60422
    (32)
    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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  • Caledonia Senior Living

    2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, IL 60546
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Caledonia Senior Living is a small, private home providing both assisted living and 24-hour nursing care in a beautiful, intimate setting. Our home is nestled on five wooded acres, and offers a wide range of services and activities to meet all of your needs. We are a non-profit organization,...

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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • Elevate South Holland

    Elevate South Holland

    16300 Louis Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elevate South Holland is a close-knit retirement community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care. As a member of the Elevate Housing Foundation, our philosophy is rooted in effective, resident-centered and life-changing senior living. Being a nonprofit organization, we invest...

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  • The Cottages of New Lenox

    The Cottages of New Lenox

    1023 S Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Cottages of New Lenox is an assisted living and memory care community located in New Lenox, IL, in Will County. The community has been specially created to resemble the type of family home where most residents will have lived all of their lives, helping them to adapt to this next stage of life...

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live with Dignity At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we live by our core values of integrity, respect, leadership, personal growth, excellence, and stewardship. Our commitment to service and dedication to compassionate senior care can be felt throughout our community. From our empathetic staff to the many...

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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lacey Creek is a highly rated assisted living community in the greater Chicago area for seniors 65 and over. We offer a wide range of amenities and services so our residents feel right at home as they make new friends and engage in social and wellness programs. They can enjoy a maintenance-free...

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  • Montclare Supportive Living Community

    Montclare Supportive Living Community

    4339 W 18th Place, Chicago, IL 60623
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Montclare Supportive Living Community of Lawndale is an ideal alternative to a nursing home for older adults who need a helping hand but do not require skilled nursing care as well as for older adults who are struggling alone at home. The community is open to seniors 65 and older of all incomes,...

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  • Jackson Park Supportive Living

    Jackson Park Supportive Living

    1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
    (3)
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    The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence. Our apartments are designed to provide a...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Two separate, secured Reminiscence Neighborhoods are available for residents with Alzheimer's...

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  • Park Place of Elmhurst

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    1150 Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find peace...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    J.D. Power winner for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities" Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers...

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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (8)
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    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Prairie Green At Dixie Crossing

    Prairie Green At Dixie Crossing

    1040 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing is a top wheelchair accessible assisted living community for seniors in the Chicago area. We offer tastefully decorated studio and one-bedroom apartments with a full range of amenities, including a microwave and refrigerator, as well as services to accommodate each...

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  • Belmont Village Oak Park

    Belmont Village Oak Park

    1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Belmont Village of Oak Park is located in the heart of historic Oak Park, a western suburb of Chicago. Our senior living residents don't have to go far to enjoy all the 'Windy City' has to offer. Close to the facility are shops, galleries, places of worship, and RUSH Oak Park Hospital. And when...

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (24)
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    Built as a luxury hotel in 1922, the Oak Park Arms retained the original charm of the grand hotels of the 20th century. The apartments, Ballroom, Georgian Room Restaurant, Lounge, and meeting rooms have been renovated on an on-going basis. A rental retirement community for 26 years, the Oak Park...

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  • Victory Centre of River Oaks

    Victory Centre of River Oaks

    1370 Ring Road, Calumet City, IL 60409
    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 River Oaks 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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  • Victory Centre of Park Forest

    Victory Centre of Park Forest

    101 Main Street, Park Forest, IL 60466
    (5)
    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 Park Forest 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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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
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    Good Times, Good People Are you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer?  At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities and...

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  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (98)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas, and...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (67)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

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Assisted Living in Palos Park, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of senior care and housing that offers residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents typically receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Not the same as a skilled nursing community where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while also offering an array of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with specific medical requirements such as for example cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence health care.

If you are unsure about what sort of care your family member needs, consult with a medical expert who can help you select the best sort of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your questions and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Palos Park, IL?

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

When it comes to choosing senior living, there are many things to consider, from the amount of health care and support to way of living, location and more. Palos Park, IL has many choices so you can make a confident and educated 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 people of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be more than 55 or 62. Older adults often 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 still live independently but want to stay in a community setting with other seniors. This type of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, excursions, and sometimes has transitional programs for seniors who ultimately need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving people a continuum of health care. An individual can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who remain working while also looking after a loved one. This is a great solution for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain active and engaged while living in the home and receiving home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are typical homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to look after a small group of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized health care in a home-like setting.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like washing, personal grooming, medication supervision, and more. Amenities and services can vary greatly but commonly there is staff available around the clock to assist residents with wants as they arise. Residents likewise typically have a care plan that is regularly monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This type of attention can be for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. These facilities are generally specifically designed so that residents don't get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that enhance engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree of 24- hour health care, including those 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 community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving services used for just a brief period. Family caregivers make use of respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care can help the terminally ill and their loved ones 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 that embraces death as a natural part of life, and seeks to support individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient psychologically and physically while aiding their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

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

Other features often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Palos Park has 50 communities in the area so it is essential to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior loved one. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or email A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your most wanted facility.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff dispense prescription 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?
  • Will your policy include an initial evaluation before move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what exactly are their costs?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel interested? Friendly?
  • What is your release policy?
  • What sort of education do your staff members have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any residents you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they 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. 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 records through its Department of Social Services website. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living facilities are required for legal reasons to:

  • Have a license if housing 17 or 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 staff assisting with personal needs such as showering, eating, and personal hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

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

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with community events. Ask the manager if you can watch the entertainment as well as get involved. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the personnel seem to be to be appreciating the entertainment as well? Have a look at the community calendar of events. Do they match your loved one’s pursuits? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they involve outings and trips away from the community? If it's important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are made available in the personal living space. Be sure to get complete information on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for information on what's made available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure you witness multiple personnel mingling with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing routine. How many people are in fact involved with residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It is important that you trust the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining area experience is extremely important to seniors. When visiting facilities, it is valuable to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one try a meal at facility. Not only is it a great way to sample the meals, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other residents. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident cannot make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for his or her honest opinions about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that'll be happy to reply all of your questions. Go to our website to read over some of the 1103 reviews from family members who've shared their impressions of specific facilities.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are extremely important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Find out about other basic safety features in living quarters and throughout the community. Make sure you learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site at all times to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, make sure you consider yourself or your family member truly living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one being relaxed? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents amenable, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Palos Park, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the typical cost of assisted living in the Palos Park region ranged from $1500 to $10880 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities may differ widely depending on amenities, location, and services, so looking into near by suburbs and towns could offer you further flexibility.

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 option. Here are three additional resources that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to liquidate the plan and obtain the funds today. Different policies and restrictions apply according to the kind of coverage you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to determine 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 needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home while his or her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. One benefit, specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped countless families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to learn if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more about 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 the best way to pay for your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the best assisted living community is a major decision, both for a senior and for his or her family members.

Listed below are five things to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. How many staff are available to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others 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 plan is for administering it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Is there an outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means giving up a beloved lawn or back yard, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is certainly valuable. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and taking walks paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your cherished one with the help and support they want? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care associates for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the facility, so be sure to enquire about the features you are interested in.
  5. What services are within the monthly rate? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic charge structure and what might incur an extra fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but extra charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are billed different fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

With so many choices to choose from, choosing the best assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help - they are experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for their 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 communities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It can be easy to end up being swayed by the features and services you might decide for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will function best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need help washing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Would they take pleasure in the perks of a larger facility or be more contented in a smaller, more personal environment? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to see at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the best assisted living facility can be overwhelming, but there are resources which can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you time and money and make it easier for you make the right choice.

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