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Senior housing types near Quincy, IL

  • Bickford of Quincy

    Bickford of Quincy

    4221 Maine, Quincy, IL 62305
    (2)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Bristol Manor of Palmyra

    Bristol Manor of Palmyra

    1815 S Main Street, Palmyra, MO 63461
    (2)
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Monroe City

    Bristol Manor of Monroe City

    1017 E Lawn Street, Monroe City, MO 63456
    (1)
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • The Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care

    The Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care

    2210 Ave H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Grand Prairie of Macomb

    Grand Prairie of Macomb

    1307 Meadowlark Ln, Macomb, IL 61455
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bristol Manor of Macon

    Bristol Manor of Macon

    707 Ranchland Drive, Macon, MO 63552
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Essex of Mexico

    Essex of Mexico

    1109 Old Farm Road West, Mexico, MO 65265
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • SunnyBrook of Burlington

    SunnyBrook of Burlington

    5175 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Bristol Manor of Elsberry

    Bristol Manor of Elsberry

    1402 Riverview Drive, Elsberry, MO 63343
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Centralia

    Bristol Manor of Centralia

    610 N Jefferson Street, Centralia, MO 65240
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Ashbury Heights of Montgomery City

    Ashbury Heights of Montgomery City

    625 W 2nd Street, Montgomery City, MO 63361
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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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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  • Bristol Manor of Warrenton

    Bristol Manor of Warrenton

    815 Woolf Road, Warrenton, MO 63383
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Oak Pointe of Warrenton

    Oak Pointe of Warrenton

    700 Forrest Ave, Warrenton, MO 63383
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oak Pointe of Warrenton is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community offering private rental apartments and a variety of services. The community is located at 700 Forrest Ave in Warrenton, Missouri. Enjoy a private apartment with wall to wall carpeting, kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator...

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  • SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bristol Manor of Fulton

    Bristol Manor of Fulton

    750 Sign Painter Road, Fulton, MO 65251
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Ashbury Heights of Fulton

    Ashbury Heights of Fulton

    704 W Chestnut, Fulton, MO 65251
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe

    Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe

    228 Savannah Terrace, Wentzville, MO 63385
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Beginning... Mary Ann Huber had a vision: to provide an inviting place for residents to enjoy their friends, their families, and their independence. In 1981, Mary Ann's vision became reality with the completion of Twin Oaks Estate in O'Fallon, Missouri. After working together for 19 years,...

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  • Bristol Manor of Wentzville

    Bristol Manor of Wentzville

    840 W Northview Avenue, Wentzville, MO 63385
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Salisbury

    Bristol Manor of Salisbury

    102 N Willie Street /Highway 24 W, Salisbury, MO 65281
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Marceline

    Bristol Manor of Marceline

    102 E Hayden, Marceline, MO 64468
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Twin Oaks Estate

    Twin Oaks Estate

    707 Emge Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Twin Oaks Estate began as a vision, a vision of the way assisted living care should be. Commited, caring people, in a warm and welcoming environment, where seniors would receive superior assisted living care and opportunities for meaningful social interaction and recreation. Founded in 1981, our...

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  • Assisted Living at The Meadowlands

    Assisted Living at The Meadowlands

    135 Meadowlands Estates Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Providing exceptional, loving and healing care to seniors. Our residents are invited to enjoy their days with friends and hobbies instead of filling them with everyday chores and hassles. Our vibrant, charming community offers privacy, comfort and safety with thoughtful amenities and a wide...

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  • Cedarhurst of Columbia

    Cedarhurst of Columbia

    2333 Chapel Hill Road, Columbia, MO 65203
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cedarhurst at Columbia is a premier assisted living and memory care community located just off Chapel Hill Road in a quiet neighborhood with shopping and dining establishments nearby. Our community is nestled on 11 acres of landscaped grounds and is within walking distance of Twin Lakes park, a...

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  • Ashbury Heights of Fayette

    Ashbury Heights of Fayette

    200 Groce Street, Fayette, MO 65233
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Brookfield

    Bristol Manor of Brookfield

    338 Thompson Street, Brookfield, MO 64628
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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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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  • Park Place Senior Living at Winghaven

    Park Place Senior Living at Winghaven

    2002 Boardwalk Place Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63368
    (62)
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    Park Place Senior Living at WingHaven is truly a unique community!  We offer Independent Apartment Homes and a state licensed Assisted Living.  We are nestled in the community of WingHaven, close to shopping, restaurants, and more.  What makes us different is our exceptional service...

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  • Bickford of Springfield

    Bickford of Springfield

    2451 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
    (18)
    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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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

    901 Eastland Dr, Auburn, IL 62615
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

    Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

    825 E. Walnut Street, Chatham, IL 62629
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    1000 Airport Road, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thank you for your interest in Cedarhurst at Godfrey! Cedarhurst at Godfrey is an assisted living community in Godfrey, Illinois. Godfrey offers residents the best of Midwestern living with scenic trails, fine shopping, eclectic dining and warm, welcoming people. Located in the St. Louis metro area,...

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  • The Landing of O'Fallon

    The Landing of O'Fallon

    1000 Landing Circle, Saint Charles, MO 63304
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Landing of O'Fallon opened Summer 2018 and has everything you would expect for a senior care community and more. Yes, we have assisted living, but it's a bit more personalized and flexible. And yes, we have memory care, but it's a bit more comprehensive and thoughtful. But to really see who we...

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  • Bristol Manor of Unionville

    Bristol Manor of Unionville

    715 N 22nd Street/ Highway 5 North, Unionville, MO 63565
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Brookstone of Aledo

    Brookstone of Aledo

    405 SE 13th Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Ottumwa

    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is an assisted living community in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa is a historical city known as the 'City of Bridges'. Established in the mid-1800s Ottumwa respects its strong cultural and historical significance while also providing residents with all the luxuries of modern living...

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  • Morningside of Godfrey

    Morningside of Godfrey

    1373 D'Adrian Professional Park, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Provision Living at Godfrey, is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Godfrey, Illinois. This world class community serves the surrounding Riverbend area, and strives toward providing residents, as well as their families, with peace of mind through compassionate care and assistance....

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  • 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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  • The United Methodist Village

    The United Methodist Village

    5201 Asbury Avenue, Godfrey, IL 62035
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Evergreen Place of Alton

    Evergreen Place of Alton

    100 Glenhaven Dr, Alton, IL 62002
    (1)
    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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  • Desmet Retirement Community

    Desmet Retirement Community

    1425 N New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63033
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    DeSmet Retirement Community is a non-profit housing community offering assisted care and independent living for seniors. As one of over 160 properties owned and operated by Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), we strive to carry out the RHF mission of providing quality housing at an affordable price...

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  • Bristol Manor of Washington

    Bristol Manor of Washington

    100 W 12th Street, Washington, MO 63090
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • St. Andrew's Assisted Living of Bridgeton

    St. Andrew's Assisted Living of Bridgeton

    11325 Saint Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Mizpah Manor is where you'll find: Cozy studio apartments furnished with your favorite furniture and treasured mementos, refrigerator- and microwave-equipped kitchenettes, and easily accessed private bathrooms. Thoughtful staff, on-hand around the clock, provide help with personal care needs,...

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  • Autumn Accolade, Inc.

    Autumn Accolade, Inc.

    13516 Townline Rd, Green Valley, IL 61534
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bristol Manor of Boonville

    Bristol Manor of Boonville

    1290 W Ashley Road, Boonville, MO 65233
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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Assisted Living in Quincy, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing which 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 communities give residents access to care while also offering a wide range of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with specific medical necessities such as for example cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Quincy, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and gorgeous Midwest landscapes, Illinois is a beautiful location to retire. Home to one of the world’s largest airports, retiring in Illinois provides 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 various points to consider, from the amount of attention and support to standard of living, location and more. Quincy, IL provides many possible choices in order to make a confident and informed 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 have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be older than 55 or 62. Older adults often feel better in senior apartments and prefer living around persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to live in a community setting with other seniors. This kind of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, outings, 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, offering seniors a continuum of care. An individual 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 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 involved while living at home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are regular homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering solutions 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 bathing, personal grooming, medication supervision, and more. Amenities and services can differ greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to support residents with requirements as they arise. Residents likewise typically have a care plan that is regularly monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This type of health care is certainly 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 enhance engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree of 24- hour care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care may also make reference to in-home caregiving services used for only a short period. Family caregivers utilize respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care helps the terminally ill and their loved ones make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the word “hospitality,” hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to support individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while assisting 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, entertainment, meal plans, transportation, and other amenities.

Other services often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

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

Here are a few of the best questions you should be ready to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that occupants can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and nice looking?
  • Can your staff administer medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly rate? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Will your policy require an initial assessment prior to move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what exactly are their costs?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel involved? Friendly?
  • What is your release plan?
  • What sort of knowledge do your employees have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any residents 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 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 records through its Department of Social Services website. Info available to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated often, and info on 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 that includes a doctor’s analysis and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours a day with personnel assisting with personal requirements such as dressing, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Finding the right facility for your senior family member is one of the most crucial decisions you can make. During your tour, consider the caliber of care that your loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you as well as your loved one, so consider what factors are truly beneficial to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with facility events. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities or even participate. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the staff appear to be taking pleasure in the activity as well? Have a look at the facility calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide outings and trips away from the community? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to ask about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look beyond the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping services are offered in the private living space. Be sure to get complete information on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what's available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you witness multiple staff members interacting with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good understanding 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 of the community. It's important that you have confidence in the community’s team members.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is extremely important to seniors. When touring communities, it is beneficial to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, choices, and policies. Be sure to and your loved one try a meal at facility. It's not only a great way to try the food, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the community. Many facilities have a resident council which will be happy to reply all of your questions. Check out our website to read some of the 317 reviews from family members who've shared their perceptions of specific communities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are very important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an emergency within their living area. Learn about other security features available in living quarters and throughout the facility. Be sure you learn about staffing patterns to determine who's on-site consistently to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How will the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, be sure you consider yourself or your family member actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling relaxed? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, inviting and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Quincy, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the Quincy area ranged from $1730 to $7350 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on amenities, location, and services, so looking into surrounding suburbs and towns could give you further versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some persons, this won't be an option. Here are three other methods that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be able to cash out the insurance plan and obtain the funds today. Different policies and restrictions apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professional to learn more about your alternatives and to assess what’s most useful for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home while his or her partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, 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 be eligible for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. One benefit, specifically, 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out more about 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 more ideas about 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 Facility

Finding the right assisted living community is an important 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 at night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular communities can fill up fast. If the main one you like is not available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s policy is for administering it. Many facilities will require a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here's where doing your homework can actually pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Is there a patio space? For many residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means giving up a beloved garden or outdoor area, so gaining access to a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard can be beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and strolling paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your loved one with the support they want? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make certain to enquire about the features you are searching for.
  5. What services are within the monthly price? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur an extra cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they ask for a monthly charge for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are billed distinct fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

With so many options to choose from, choosing the best assisted living community can seem like an intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help - they are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Make sure you look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It might be easy to be swayed by the features and services you might decide for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need help bathing and getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diets? Would they take pleasure in the benefits of a larger community or be more relaxed in a smaller, more personal environment? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

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

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