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Senior housing types near Pekin, IL

  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Pekin

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Pekin

    2720 S 14th St, Pekin, IL 61554
    (3)
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    Never before have elegance and value been so perfectly defined in a beautifully master planned community. We are committed to standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, security and affordability. Being faith based and family owned and operated, we assure that our staff...

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  • Autumn Accolade, Inc.

    Autumn Accolade, Inc.

    13516 Townline Rd, Green Valley, IL 61534
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    Autumn Accolade Assisted Living At Autumn Accolade we are beginning our 15th year in business and we hold a Certification (CDP) Certified Dementia Practitioner. Our staff is trained and dedicated to our residents. We are only minutes from shopping, hospital, dining, and parks. We are centrally...

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  • Peoria

    Peoria

    117 N Western Ave, Peoria, IL 61604
    (7)
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    Visit us at www.courtyardestates.net A retirement community to call home. Courtyard Estates provides all the comforts of home as well as health maintenance, state-of-the-art security and a full range of care services. The community offers maintenance and worry-free living that allows you to focus on...

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  • St. Francis Woods

    St. Francis Woods

    3507 N Molleck, Peoria, IL 61604
    (2)
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    Looking for a great place for Mom or Dad? Look no further! St. Francis Woods is a very unique home for seniors. We sit on 10 lovely acres with plenty of trees and wildlife to make you smile. Come sit in our large, inviting sunroom and watch the flurry of adorable activity in our aviary or just visit...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Morton

    Villas of Holly Brook - Morton

    1709 N Main St, Morton, IL 61550
    (6)
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    THE INDEPENDENCE YOU WANT ... THE DAILY ASSISTANCE YOU NEED. The Villas of Holly Brook is an Assisted Living Community that offers residents carefree, retirement living at its finest. We'll do it ALL! We'll cook, clean and do the laundry. We also take care of the lawn and remove snow and ice from...

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  • Washington Villas of Holly Brook

    Washington Villas of Holly Brook

    1285 Independence Ct, Washington, IL 61571
    (4)
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    Never before have elegance and value been so perfectly defined ina beautifully master planned Community. The Villas is committed to standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, security and affordability. We are a place where every resident can live their life to the...

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  • Bickford of Peoria

    Bickford of Peoria

    1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
    (41)
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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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  • Morningside of Washington

    Morningside of Washington

    100 Grand Victorian Place, Washington, IL 61571
    (8)
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    After more than a decade of solid experience as a residential community, The Grand Victorian is recognized as a leader in state-of-the-art senior services. Guided by dedicated staff and management, such a level of competence places The Grand Victorian at the forefront of quality care for older...

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  • Heartis Village of Peoria

    Heartis Village of Peoria

    8201 N IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615
    (12)
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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. Our Heartis Village of Peoria 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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  • Snyder Village a CCRC

    Snyder Village a CCRC

    1200 E Partridge St, Metamora, IL 61548
    (1)
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    Snyder Village is a non-profit, Christian community. We are committed to providing for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of others in a loving, dignified, and Christian atmosphere. Located in a beautiful rural setting in Metamora, Illinois, Snyder Village offers a variety of living...

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  • Evergreen Place and The Legacy Memory Care

    Evergreen Place and The Legacy Memory Care

    404 S. Stillwater, Chillicothe, IL 61523
    (4)
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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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  • Castle Manor

    Castle Manor

    1550 Castle Manor Dr, Lincoln, IL 62656
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    Castle Manor offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and families find peace of mind. Live...

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  • Evergreen Place Assisted Living

    Evergreen Place Assisted Living

    801 W Gregory St, Normal, IL 61761
    (13)
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    Evergreen Place offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely assisted living services. We offer both long term stay options and short-term respite care. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care,...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington South

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington South

    2016 Fox Creek Rd, Bloomington, IL 61701
    (1)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care is a sate-of-the-art licensed assisted living community. We offer our residents the comforts of their own home while providing for their needs with a customized care plan. Each member of our staff is committed to helping our residents live life...

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  • The Village at Mercy Creek

    The Village at Mercy Creek

    1501 Mercy Creek Dr., Normal, IL 61761
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    Since 2012, Village at Mercy Creek has offered compassionate assisted living services in Normal, Illinois. You’ll find everything you need to thrive in a warm, welcoming environment. Residents enjoy plenty of common spaces for visiting with friends, like the theater room, coffee lounge, activity...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington East

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington East

    100 Towanda Barnes Rd, Bloomington, IL 61702
    (1)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care has been exceptionally designed and built to meet the needs, wants and desires of those moving into this grand community. We are the leader in providing compassionate and quality senior care. We focus on unique needs of each of our residents and...

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  • Bickford of Bloomington

    Bickford of Bloomington

    14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (7)
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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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  • Springfield Supportive Living Center

    2034 Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, IL 62703
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Springfield Supportive Living opened in August of 2005. Our highly qualified staff are here to serve you 24 hours a day. Their backgrounds in health care enable them to provide quality care as well as outstanding customer service. We can be found near Historic downtown Springfield and only minutes...

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  • Grand Prairie of Macomb

    Grand Prairie of Macomb

    1307 Meadowlark Ln, Macomb, IL 61455
    (3)
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    Grand Prairie is your affordable assisted living community in Macomb, Illinois. Macomb is located along Hwy. 67 in western Illinois, south of Monmouth and east of Carthage. Grand Prairie is the only affordable assisted living community in McDonough County. The community serves as a wonderful...

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  • Bickford of Macomb

    Bickford of Macomb

    1600 Maple Ave, Macomb, IL 61455
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bickford of Springfield

    Bickford of Springfield

    2451 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
    (18)
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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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  • The Pointe at Pontiac

    The Pointe at Pontiac

    120 N Deerfield Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Woodridge Supportive Living Residence is a supportive living residence for seniors located in Illinois. There are three convenient locations in Galesburg, Geneseo, and Pontiac. Each facility is beautifully landscaped and has many common areas to encourage a community-like atmosphere. Woodridge...

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  • River Birch Senior Living #2

    River Birch Senior Living #2

    4012 Cockrell Lane, Springfield, IL 62711
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    River Birch Senior Living is a residential like community of 3 homes overlooking hole #6 of Panther Creek Golf Club in Springfield, IL. This location gives you the feeling of living in the country for peace and quiet yet still close to restaurants, shopping and major highways. Our caregiver to...

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  • River Birch Senior Living #1

    River Birch Senior Living #1

    4008 Cockrell Lane, Springfield, IL 62711
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    River Birch Senior Living is a residential like community of 3 homes overlooking hole #6 of Panther Creek Golf Club in Springfield, IL. This location gives you the feeling of living in the country for peace and quiet yet still close to restaurants, shopping and major highways. Our caregiver to...

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  • River Birch Senior Living #3

    River Birch Senior Living #3

    4016 Cockrell Lane, Springfield, IL 62711
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    River Birch Senior Living is a residential like community of 3 homes overlooking hole #6 of Panther Creek Golf Club in Springfield, IL. This location gives you the feeling of living in the country for peace and quiet yet still close to restaurants, shopping and major highways. Our caregiver to...

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  • Evergreen Place - Streator

    Evergreen Place - Streator

    1525 East Main Street, Streator, IL 61364
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Evergreen Place offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and families find peace of mind. Live...

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  • Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    4817 Oak Hill Rd, Rochester, IL 62563
    (7)
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    Wyndcrest Assisted Living is an assisted living community situated in beautiful Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois. Located within minutes of the historic Illinois capital of Springfield, Rochester boasts the best of both worlds. Rochester still maintains that small town feel while providing all...

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  • Eagle Ridge of Decatur

    Eagle Ridge of Decatur

    875 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur, IL 62526
    (4)
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    Eagle Ridge is an affordable assisted living community that is offered to 65 and older adults. The emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, and independence at Eagle Ridge.  A full array of amenities and helpfull services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

    Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

    825 E. Walnut Street, Chatham, IL 62629
    (6)
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    We are Chatham's only ALL INCLUSIVE community. We are pet friendly as well. Tours and admissions accepted 7 days per week.

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  • Evergreen Senior Living

    Evergreen Senior Living

    4828 E. Evergreen Court, Decatur, IL 62521
    (10)
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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 supportive living options and unmatched memory support. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish...

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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

    901 Eastland Dr, Auburn, IL 62615
    (1)
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    Eastland is owned and operated by the Moose family of Auburn Illinois. Eastland Retirement Community provides the best of both worlds – the independence residents want with the support they need. Eastland offers a clean and comfortable atmosphere with a caring and friendly staff. Our quiet,...

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  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    801 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
    (4)
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    Heritage Woods of Ottawa is an Assisted Living Community convienently located near several interstates and state routes for easy traveling. Heritage Woods is nestled near a residential area close to shopping, grocery and governmental services.

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  • Brookstone of Aledo

    Brookstone of Aledo

    405 SE 13th Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231
    (1)
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    A gracious affordable assisted lifestyle community for the older adult. At Brookstone of Aledo, you'll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. In the privacy of your own apartment which has been conveniently designed for senior living, you...

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  • The Waterford at Bridle Brook

    The Waterford at Bridle Brook

    1505 Patton Drive, Mahomet, IL 61853
    (14)
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    Since 1990, Capital Senior Living has grown to become one of the largest senior living providers in the United States. With a goal of offering affordable housing and an enriched lifestyle to thousands of seniors, our dedicated team of professionals succeeds in providing quality care in each of our...

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  • Heritage Woods of Dwight

    Heritage Woods of Dwight

    701 East Mazon Avenue, Dwight, IL 60420
    (7)
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    Heritage Woods of Dwight is an assisted living community located in Dwight, IL. Dwight, which contains a stretch of the original famous U.S. Route 66, lies 80 miles southwest of Chicago. The town boasts a rich history, and is home to numerous landmarks and monuments. With well-preserved...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    1900 10th Street, Silvis, IL 61282
    (20)
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    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis is located just outside the Quad Cities, in Illinois. Creative interior design combines warm, friendly tones with the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. And when the resident comes first, there is no end to the great opportunities for Living Life on Purpose!...

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  • Bickford of Moline

    Bickford of Moline

    3650 41st St., Moline, IL 61265
    (11)
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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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  • Evergreen Place Champaign

    Evergreen Place Champaign

    4114 W Springfield, Champaign, IL 61822
    (18)
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    Evergreen Place Assisted Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus also offers Traditional and Road to Home Respite Care. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and...

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  • Bickford of Champaign

    Bickford of Champaign

    1002 S Staley Rd, Champaign, IL 61822
    (11)
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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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  • Amber Ridge Assisted Living

    Amber Ridge Assisted Living

    900 43rd Ave, Moline, IL 61265
    (5)
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    Amber Ridge is dedicated to providing personal care and services within a home-like environment.  Our comfortable setting gives residents greater independence, offers them more choices and accommodates desired privacy.  Amber Ridge is not only more affordable than most traditional long...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Rantoul

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Rantoul

    722 Stone Bridge Center Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866
    (2)
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    Never before have elegance and value been so perfectly defined in a beautifully master-planned community. the Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living is committed to standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, security and affordability. Our experienced, warm and caring...

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  • Bickford of Burlington

    Bickford of Burlington

    3301 Sterling Drive, Burlington, IA 52601
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Friendship Manor

    Friendship Manor

    1209 21st Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
    (1)
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    Friendship Manor is the Illinois' Quad Cities only “Continuing Care Retirement Community.” Our warm, considerately designed, efficient campus is a safe haven where you can fully explore and celebrate your retirement years. The retirement community at Friendship Manor is a convenient and comfortable...

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  • Eagle's View Supportive Living

    Eagle's View Supportive Living

    200 W International Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866
    (12)
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    Eagle's View Supportive Living and Memory Care provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home. We are a community that promotes independence while providing additional assistance as needed with dignity and respect. Our focus is on providing residents with...

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  • Fort Armstrong

    Fort Armstrong

    1900 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
    (8)
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    The Fort Armstrong knows that making this decision can be difficult, which is why we do everything in our power to make that journey as simple as possible. The Fort Armstrong offers services and amenities comparable to other assisted living communities. We believe we go above and beyond the typical...

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  • Brookstone Estates Rantoul

    Brookstone Estates Rantoul

    300 Twin Lakes, Rantoul, IL 61866
    (2)
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    All Brookstone Estates 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...

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  • SunnyBrook of Burlington

    SunnyBrook of Burlington

    5175 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601
    (5)
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living was established in 1995 by founder's David and Betty Howell of Fairfield, Iowa who recognized a need to provide a safe home environment for seniors requiring assistance in the acitivites of daily living, but still maintaining a sense of independence...

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  • Senior Star at Elmore Place

    Senior Star at Elmore Place

    4500 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
    (36)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Elmore Place! Elmore Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Davenport, Iowa. Located south of 53rd street off and west of Elmore Avenue, excellent shopping, entertainment and other destinations are just a short shuttle drive away....

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  • Bickford of Davenport

    Bickford of Davenport

    4040 East 55th Street, Davenport, IA 52806
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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 felt...

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Assisted Living in Pekin, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of senior care and housing that gives residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents typically receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing community where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living facilities give residents access to care while as well as offering an array of activities and services in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical necessities such as cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

When you are unsure about what sort of care your loved one needs, speak with a medical professional who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your queries and help you look for a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Pekin, IL?

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

In terms of choosing senior living, there are plenty of things to consider, from the amount of attention and support to lifestyle, location and more. Pekin, IL provides many possible choices so you can make a confident and educated decision for your loved ones.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Generally known as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are simply like apartments for folks of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be older than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to live in a community setting with additional seniors. This sort of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, outings, and often has transitional programs for seniors who eventually 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, offering people a continuum of health care. A person can spend the remainder 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 leaving one’s original residence.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who are still working while also looking after a loved one. This is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain busy and engaged while living at home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are standard homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small group of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized good 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 typically there is staff on hand around the clock to assist residents with needs as they arise. Residents also routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as needs change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This kind of care can be for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. These communities are generally especially planned so that residents don't get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that encourage engagement and interpersonal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest level of 24- hour care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to 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 utilize respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care will help 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 care and attention that sees loss of life as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient psychologically and physically while aiding their loved ones as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

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

Other features often within assisted living include:

  • Access to medical services
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Fitness and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping assistance
  • Medication management

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Pekin has 50 facilities in the local area so it is important to tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best one for your senior loved one. That way you will discover what options can be found and will have an easier time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a visit at your most wanted community.

Here are a few of the best questions you should be prepared to ask during your walk through:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept clean and tidy?
  • Can your staff give medicine?
  • 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 extra services?
  • Does your policy require an initial assessment before move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What apartment types are available and what exactly are their costs?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel involved? Friendly?
  • What's your release policy?
  • What kind of know-how do your staff members 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 treated 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. Therefore 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 access to its assisted living facility data through its Department of Social Services website. Data available 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 that includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours a day with staff assisting with personal necessities such as dressing, eating, and personal hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior family member can be one of the most important decisions you can 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 specifically with you as well as your family, so consider what criteria are truly essential to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with facility events. Ask the manager if you can watch the entertainment or even get involved. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the team members seem to be having fun with the activity as well? Take 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 include outings and trips away from the community? If it is essential to you and your family, don’t forget to inquire about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look past the furniture and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently house cleaning services are provided in the individual living space. Be sure you get full details on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for details on what's made available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the personnel are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe some staff members communicating with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good knowledge of the staffing routine. Just how many people are truly involved with residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the facility. It is important that you trust the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is extremely important to seniors. When touring communities, it is valuable to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. It's not only the best way to try the cooking, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining room for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be pleased to reply any of your concerns. Check out our website to read over a few of the 336 reviews from families who've shared their thoughts of specific communities.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are extremely important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents call the staff if indeed they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other safety features in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure to learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure to consider yourself or your family member actually living at the community. Can you imagine your family member being relaxed? Do you really feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Pekin, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Pekin area ranged from $1500 to $6275 per month. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on features, specific location, and services, so looking into surrounding suburbs and towns could possibly offer you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a residence or personal savings, but for some persons, this won't be an choice. Listed below are three additional resources that may help you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be able to liquidate the plan and get funds today. Different policies and constraints apply according to the kind of insurance policy you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your options and to determine what’s recommended for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home while his or her partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To find out more, get in touch with 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 recognize. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to determine if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” call the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For even more ideas regarding how to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

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

Here are five points 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 facilities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s plan is for managing it. Many facilities will require a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing all your homework can actually pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Will there be a patio space? For many residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved back garden or outdoor area, so gaining access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of yard, with features such as BBQ areas, gardens, and strolling paths for community events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community offer your loved 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 each and every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make sure to ask about the services you are looking for.
  5. What services are within the monthly charge? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic charge structure and what might incur an additional fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they ask for a monthly cost for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of service are charged distinct service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

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

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Make sure you look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style luxury living. It is easy to come to be tempted by the features and amenities you may choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your family member need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited eye sight or special diets? Would they like the benefits of a larger facility or be more happy in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to see at least 3 to 5 facilities, 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 choices. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living community can be difficult, but there are solutions which can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you money and time and make it easier for you make a good choice.

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