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Senior housing types near Quad Cities, IL

  • 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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  • Heritage Woods of Moline

    Heritage Woods of Moline

    5500 46th Ave Drive, Moline, IL 61265
    (9)
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    The Heritage Woods of Moline assisted lifestyle community is located in beautiful Moline, IL. This area is known for its natural beauty and a never ending list of things to do. The Riverside Park houses a number of outdoor activities to participate in. There is a water park and walking trails that...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookstone of Aledo

    Brookstone of Aledo

    405 SE 13th Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231
    (2)
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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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  • Prairie Hills at Clinton

    Prairie Hills at Clinton

    1701 13th Ave N, Clinton, IA 52732
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    Prairie Hills in Clinton was established in 2006. Professionally Managed by Senior Housing Management, Prairie Hills rolls out the red carpet to our residents and guests. Prairie Hills specializes in dementia care and has a secure Memory Care Program that consists of 20 studio apartments. We are...

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  • SunnyBrook of Muscatine

    SunnyBrook of Muscatine

    3515 Diana Queen Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761
    (14)
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    At Sunnybrook at Muscatine, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Muscatine area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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  • Bickford of Muscatine

    Bickford of Muscatine

    2807 Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
    (5)
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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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  • Heritage Woods of Sterling

    Heritage Woods of Sterling

    2205 Oak Grove Ave, Sterling, IL 61081
    (2)
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    Heritage Woods of Sterling is an assisted living community located in Sterling, IL. Situated along the north bank of the Rock River, Sterling is known for its scenic parks and fertile prairie soil. The city hosts a number of annual events, including the Mexican Fiesta Days, where participants enjoy...

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  • Morningside of Sterling

    Morningside of Sterling

    2705 Avenue E., Sterling, IL 61081
    (8)
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    Good Neighor Care of Sterling~Now Open!

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  • Legacy Pointe

    Legacy Pointe

    1020 S Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52240
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    The Legacy Community is a retirement community that is located in Iowa City, Iowa and opened in 2001. We have three different communities located on our campus Independent Living, Assisted Living, & Memory Care. The retirement home is a beautiful graceful building that is admired by many in the...

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  • Bickford of Iowa City

    Bickford of Iowa City

    3500 Lower West Branch Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245
    (9)
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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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  • Liberty Court

    Liberty Court

    124 Liberty Ct, Dixon, IL 61021
    (4)
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    Experience Award Winning Senior Living with 5-Star Resort Hospitality at the Areas Most Affordable Prices. Liberty Court of Dixon provides all these with a warm and personal touch. Be our guest at one of the Illinois finest Assisted Living communities and enjoy quality food, friends, and atmosphere...

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  • Bickford of Burlington

    Bickford of Burlington

    3301 Sterling Drive, Burlington, IA 52601
    (3)
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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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  • Pinicon Place

    Pinicon Place

    1615 Breca Ridge Dr, Anamosa, IA 52205
    (18)
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    At Pinicon Place, you'll find thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, intimate residential care senior living community. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood with convenient nearby access to Highway 151. We have private residential apartments and inviting communal spaces including a...

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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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  • Keystone Place at Forevergreen

    Keystone Place at Forevergreen

    1275 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty, IA 52317
    (10)
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    Discover Keystone Place at Forevergreen, a new rental independent living and assisted living community: * Monthly rental with no large entrance fee or buy in * Spacious, well-appointed one and two bedroom/two bathroom independent living apartment homes complete with full kitchens * Exceptional...

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  • SunnyBrook of Mt. Pleasant

    SunnyBrook of Mt. Pleasant

    1406 East Linden Drive, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
    (6)
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    SunnyBrook Ashford Park Assisted Living offers 'all the comforts of home without the worry' in a 46 apartment community. Residents enjoy independence and choice, with the availability of personal care services in a social environment. The base rental plan includes three delicious meals daily, weekly...

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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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  • Heartis Village of Peoria

    Heartis Village of Peoria

    8201 N IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615
    (12)
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    At Heartis Village, we have a unique perspective of senior living that not only changes minds. It changes lives! Heartis Village offers apartments for both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Right outside a resident’s door is a world of possibility, with a variety of community amenities. All-day...

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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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  • The Views of Marion (Now Open)

    The Views of Marion (Now Open)

    720 Oakbrook Dr, Marion, IA 52302
    (1)
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    The Views Senior Living of Marion is a locally owned and Iowa managed community. When we open in 2019 we will be the only full continuum of care in Marion, IA. This includes independent and assisted living apartments, our well-known healing design memory care, skilled rehabilitation, and long-term...

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  • Corridor Crossing Place

    Corridor Crossing Place

    136 36th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (25)
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    Our goal is to create an environment that makes you feel at home! We invite you to continue to share experiences and make new memories, while being part of a community that truly cares. Enjoy your private apartment and let us take care of housekeeping, cooking & laundry! Your friends are waiting...

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  • Higley Mansion Care Center

    Higley Mansion Care Center

    860 17th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (7)
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    Higley Mansion Care Center is a remarkably, beautiful senior citizen facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our highly trained staff are available to assist those living in our facility. Our monthly fees include many services to our residents. These services would include furnished bedrooms with...

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  • Cottage Grove Place

    Cottage Grove Place

    2115 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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    Cottage Grove Place is a continuing care retirement community dedicated to providing the highest-quality care to our residents. Our community offers independent living, assisted living, assisted living memory care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and low stimulus care; the right kind of care...

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  • The Villages of Marion

    The Villages of Marion

    365 Marion Blvd, Marion, IA 52302
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    The Villages at Marion offer a peaceful atmosphere for residents. Village Place, the Independent Living Facility, provides carefree living and a community of friends. While at Village Ridge, the Assisted Living Facility, you will be able to maintain an independent lifestyle with the individual...

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  • Garnett Place

    Garnett Place

    202 35th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (25)
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    Garnett Place Retirement Community offers the best of both worlds! While close to shopping, medical services and entertainment, the community sits in a quiet, wooded area with natural surroundings and wildlife to view. Friendly, compassionate, and dedicated staff make Garnett Place easy to call home...

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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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  • WinnPrairie Assisted Living and Memory Care

    WinnPrairie Assisted Living and Memory Care

    1545 S Forest Rd, Freeport, IL 61032
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    An innovative collaboration between Swift Hospitality Group and Monroe Clinic, The Meadows at WinnPrairie™ offers quality care and a structured environment for residents with memory or cognitive impairments. The focus of The Meadows programs is to build on residents’ strengths and skills through a...

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  • Oakley Courts

    Oakley Courts

    3117 Kunkle Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032
    (3)
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    Oakley Courts is an assisted living community located in the city of Freeport, Illinois in the county of Stephenson. Oakley Courts is less than half a mile from two different full golf courses. For the many seniors that live in Oakley Courts that unsurprisingly enjoy the game of golf, the greens at...

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  • Oak Park Place - Dubuque

    Oak Park Place - Dubuque

    1381 Oak Park Place, Dubuque, IA 52002
    (14)
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    Here in Dubuque, Iowa lies a gem in senior living communities. Oak Park Place not only offers assisted living, but independent living, and memory care as well. Our goal here is to better the lives of our residents. Striving to keep them active, we offer countless opportunities to enhance and enrich...

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  • The Views of Cedar Rapids

    The Views of Cedar Rapids

    3005 F Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (24)
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    The Views Senior Living is proud to be locally owned! For the last 14 years, The Views has built a reputation of trusted quality care as the premier assisted living provider in Cedar Rapids and innovative leaders in a one-of-a-kind healing design memory care program. Their current locations,...

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  • The Grand Regency

    The Grand Regency

    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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  • 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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  • Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    901 South Mentzer Rd, Robins, IA 52328
    (39)
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    Emery Place Assisted Living and Memory Care is certified by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The Robins based community features private assisted living and memory care apartments as well as common areas, including a central dining room with restaurant style dining, exercise room,...

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  • Eagle Pointe Place

    Eagle Pointe Place

    2700 Matthew John Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
    (27)
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    Eagle Pointe Place is an Senior Living Community located in Dubuque, Iowa. We are on the end of a residential street in the northwest corner of town just south of the Dubuque Soccer Complex. We are minutes away from Dubuque's beautiful parks, accessible fishing piers and the Mississippi Riverwalk. ...

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  • Bickford of Macomb

    Bickford of Macomb

    1600 Maple Ave, Macomb, IL 61455
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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 Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care at Fort Madison

    The Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care at Fort Madison

    2210 Ave H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
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    First built in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital quickly became an important member of the Fort Madison community; a place families counted on for service and caring. Today, that spirit of community service has been preserved as The Kensington, a proud landmark in southeast Iowa. Centrally...

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  • SunnyBrook of Ft. Madison

    SunnyBrook of Ft. Madison

    5025 River Valley Road, Fort Madison, IA 52627
    (8)
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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 activities of daily living, but still maintaining a sense of independence and autonomy. The...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prairie View Assisted Living

    Prairie View Assisted Living

    500 E. McNair Street, Winnebago, IL 61088
    (3)
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    Prairie View Assisted living is located in picturesque Winnebago, Illinois. It is a village located in Winnebago County. It is a very small town, with a population of only over 3,000. The village has a total area of only 1.9 square miles. The beautiful green grass fields and the small town...

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  • SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

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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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  • Our House Senior Living Assisted Care - Platteville

    Our House Senior Living Assisted Care - Platteville

    1735 North Water Street, Platteville, WI 53818
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    For residents who cherish their independence but also need assistance with daily activities, Our House Senior Living in Platteville is the optimal lifestyle choice for assisted care. We provide a comfortable, caring and family-like atmosphere with three home-cooked meals a day (plus snacks), a...

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  • Rockford Supportive Living Center

    Rockford Supportive Living Center

    2114 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61104
    (3)
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    The Apartments Designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment, the spacious studio apartments feel like home. Features include efficient kitchenettes with waist-height refrigerators/freezers and microwaves, full bathrooms, handicap accessible with individual showers. Furnishings are...

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Assisted Living in Quad Cities, 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 supervision, 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 also offering a broad range of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with particular medical requirements such as cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

In case you are unsure about what sort of care your loved one needs, speak with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer all of your concerns and help you discover a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Quad Cities, IL?

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

With regards to selecting senior living, there are plenty of points to consider, from the level of attention and support to standard of living, location and more. Quad Cities, IL has many possible choices in order to make a confident and informed decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for folks of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be older than 55 or 62. Older adults typically feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living near people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to live in a community setting with various other seniors. This type of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, excursions, and in some cases has transitional programs for seniors who gradually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement facilities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving 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 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 alternative for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain busy and involved while living at home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are standard homes in residential neighborhoods which have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized care in a home-like setting.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, personal grooming, medication supervision, and more. Amenities and services can range greatly but typically there is staff available around the clock to support residents with necessities as they arise. Residents also typically have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as needs change over time.
  • Memory Care: This kind of care is definitely for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These communities are usually especially designed so that residents do not get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour health care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care may also make reference to in-home caregiving services used for just a brief period. Family caregivers use respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care assists the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the term “hospitality,” hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to assist patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient emotionally and physically while supporting their loved ones as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The amenities and services provided in senior living can vary substantially from community to facility. However, most facilities offer studio, one-room 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 services
  • Medication management

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Quad Cities has 50 facilities in the area so it is essential to tour several assisted living communities before finding the right one for your senior family member. That way you will discover what options can be found and will have an easier time narrowing down the options. Call or email A Place for Mom and we will help you arrange a visit at your preferred community.

Below are a few of the best questions you need to 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 dispense medicine?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly cost? If not, how much are additional services?
  • Does your policy require an initial evaluation prior to move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your invoicing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel interested? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • What kind of know-how do your workers have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any people you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they cared for well?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

Medicare covers only short-term, non-custodial care. 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 specific 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. Info available to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated often, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living communities are required by law to:

  • Have a license if housing 17 or even more unrelated individuals
  • Have over 80% of residents be 55 years old or older
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s assessment and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours per day with personnel assisting with personal needs such as showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best facility for your senior loved one can be one of an important decisions you can make. During your visit, consider the standard of care that your loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you and your loved one, so think about what factors are actually beneficial to you and your loved one.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with facility events. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities and even get involved. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff appear to be having fun with the activity as well? Take a look at the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide outings and trips away from the facility? If it is essential to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look beyond the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are made available in the private living area. Make sure you get total information on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for details on what's made available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Make sure you watch some personnel communicating with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing pattern. How many people are in fact involved with residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It's important that you have confidence in the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: As with almost all of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When touring communities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Be sure you and your loved one try a meal at facility. It's not only a great way to sample the meals, but it’s a great possibility to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for their honest thoughts about the facility. Many communities have a resident council which will be pleased to help answer any of your questions. Go to our website to see a few of the 438 reviews from families who have shared their impressions of individual facilities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are very important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Find out about other basic safety features in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure you find out about staffing schedules to determine who is on-site consistently to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, make sure you think about yourself or your loved one truly living at the community. Can you imagine your loved one being relaxed? Do you really feel at ease? Are the staff and residents amenable, inviting and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Quad Cities, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Quad Cities region ranged from $1500 to $9500 per month. Charges for assisted living communities may differ widely based on features, specific location, and services, so looking into nearby suburbs and towns may offer you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a house or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an choice. Here are three additional strategies that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are helping transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to cash out the plan and receive money today. Different policies and limitations apply based on the type of plan you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your options and to determine what’s best 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 go into assisted living while another resides in the home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, call 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 qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 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 worth it to determine if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” call 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 facility is an important decision, both for a senior and for his or her relatives.

Listed below 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 facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here is where doing all your homework can seriously pay off - plan in advance!
  3. Is there an outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means giving up a beloved back garden or back yard, so having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yard, with features such as for example BBQ areas, gardens, and strolling paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility provide your cherished one with the help and support they need? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care associates for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to ask about the services you are looking for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic cost structure and what might incur an extra cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they bill a monthly rate for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different degrees 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 facility can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help - they are specialists in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for their care requirements, personality, and budget.

Below are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Make sure you search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style high end living. It could be easy to end up being influenced by the features and creature comforts you may choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited eyesight or special diet programs? Would they like the perks of a larger facility or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Plan to see at least three to five facilities, 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 alternatives. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the best assisted living facility is often complicated, but there are solutions which will 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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