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Senior housing types near Ringwood, IL

  • Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

    Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Ringwood

    6809 Barnard Mill Rd, Ringwood, IL 60072
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    WELCOME HOME TO SHEPHERD SENIOR LIVING OF RINGWOOD!!! Shepherd Senior Living is the 1st Shared Housing Establishment in McHenry County featuring 7 bed 7.5 bathroom in 4,880 square foot ranch. Your mom or dad will have the choice of private or shared bedroom configurations at Shepherd of Ringwood to...

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  • Heritage Woods of McHenry

    Heritage Woods of McHenry

    4609 West Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050
    (9)
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    Heritage Woods of McHenry opened July 2008 in McHenry — the Heart of the Fox River. Our 100 apartment certified IL Supportive Living Community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd. The emphasis is on operating communities for those over 65 years of age that are warm and welcoming as well as...

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  • Fox Point

    Fox Point

    3300 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050
    (40)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Fox Point Independent & Assisted Living and Fox Point Manor Memory Care is located in the Heart of the Fox River Valley in McHenry, IL. With a quaint downtown district that offers historic buildings and specialty shopping, along with a variety of dining, life at Fox Point in McHenry offers a small...

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  • The Cottages of Fox Lake

    The Cottages of Fox Lake

    16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Cottages of Fox Lake - A Charter Senior Living Community - is a unique, retirement lifestyle which opened in 2005. Located on a beautiful campus, each of the four assisted living homes caters to only 16 residents. Our residents can feel the warmth of home and experience individualized attention....

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  • Hearthstone Communities

    Hearthstone Communities

    840 N Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    More than sixty years ago, Orson Welles saw the historic Village Square, walked the cobblestone streets and fell in love with the city of Woodstock. Right in the heart of Woodstock is Hearthstone Village, a retirement community located on a scenic, 17-acre campus. Hearthstone Village understands...

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  • The Fountains of Crystal Lake

    The Fountains of Crystal Lake

    965 North Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    (67)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Fountains at Crystal Lake Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Fountains a Crystal Lake we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community...

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  • Sunrise of Crystal Lake

    Sunrise of Crystal Lake

    751 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Oak Hill Supportive Living

    Oak Hill Supportive Living

    76 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Oak Hill Supportive Living community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else,...

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  • Bickford of Crystal Lake

    Bickford of Crystal Lake

    717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (19)
    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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  • Three Oaks Assisted Living

    Three Oaks Assisted Living

    1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
    (43)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Three Oaks is the premier assisted living community in Cary, Illinois just north of the Fox River. We offer Assisted Living and Dementia/Memory Care. This newly built retirement community will begin welcoming residents in Spring 2012. We know how difficult change can be, especially for seniors, so...

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  • Sage Meadow Lake Geneva

    Sage Meadow Lake Geneva

    6722 Highway 50 E, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Come and see all Sage Meadow Lake Geneva has to offer. Located on over 20 acres of beautiful land providing quality care throughout our Assisted Living and Memory Care programs. Quality Care and personalized services are the foundation for our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities....

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  • Clarendale of Algonquin

    Clarendale of Algonquin

    2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (59)
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    At Clarendale of Algonquin, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

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  • Arbor View

    Arbor View

    34201 Arbor Ln, Burlington, WI 53105
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Assisted Living facilities can provide residents with a number of amenities. Assisted living enables a resident to live independently and enjoy a variety of on site activities. Arbor View Communities is located on 34201 Arbor Lane Burlington, Wisconsin. Arbor View Communities is an assisted living...

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  • Lake Barrington Woods

    Lake Barrington Woods

    22300 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    (20)
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    Celebrate the freedom, embrace the lifestyle, indulge in the service and cherish each moment of your day. Lake Barrington Woods offers exceptional retirement living with endless opportunities. The essence of our independent lifestyle will come from the serene setting. Beautifully landscaped areas...

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  • Eastgate Manor

    Eastgate Manor

    101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (18)
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    Part of the magic of retirement is that it's time to relax and enjoy all you've worked for through the years. It's time to dream. Time to socialize. Time to take up a new hobby. Because we are a rental community, there is no long term financial commitment or ownership through an endowment fee. Your...

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  • Travanse Living at Grayslake

    Travanse Living at Grayslake

    1865 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Travanse Living at Grayslake community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else...

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  • Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    777 Church Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care is the premier assisted living community located in southwestern Lake County approximately 37 miles from downtown Chicago. We offer Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care, and Dementia/Memory Care. This community is currently under construction and will...

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  • Sunrise of Gurnee

    Sunrise of Gurnee

    500 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sunrise of Gurnee has been established in the Gurnee community for providing exceptional care for seniors since 2002. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise of Gurnee affords families peace of mind by providing their loved ones with a range of personalized care services as well as the...

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  • Bickford of Gurnee

    Bickford of Gurnee

    301 S Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (2)
    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 and nothing...

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    6455 Cunningham, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Theresa's Home Care LLC is a unique Assisted Living home nestled in a beautiful wooded corner lot off of Hunt Club Road in Gurnee, IL. Due to many different circumstances you or your loved one may need to choose a home that offers assistance with daily living. Here at Theresa's Home Care LLC we...

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  • Heritage Woods of Huntley

    Heritage Woods of Huntley

    12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
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    Heritage Woods of Huntley provides you with the opportunity to enjoy apartment home living in a residential community while obtaining the personal services you may need to continue a life of purpose and individuality. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or home maintenance. Invite...

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  • Calebria House

    Calebria House

    155 Beth Court, Burlington, WI 53105
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We understand the journey of life has many transitions and complexities. Choosing an assisted living facility is a significant decision to make. High Point Assisted Living, LLC has created Calebria House to offer a home-like atmosphere which is engaging, caring, and peaceful. Calebria House is...

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  • Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    795 Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Azpira Place of Lake Zurich 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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  • Arboria of Long Grove

    Arboria of Long Grove

    2300 Illinois Route 53, Long Grove, IL 60047
    (6)
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    Arboria of Long Grove is nestled on 10 beautifully wooded acres with a small pond with two beautiful pet swans in it. Our community will set a new standard for assisted living and memory care, coupled with gracious hospitality and amenities that are second to none. "Convenient Country Living"...

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  • The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

    The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

    1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
    (11)
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    The Garlands is a unique community for people ages 55 and olde r that offers residents an uncompromising lifestyle in a resort setting with unprecedented amenities and services. The Garlands homes offer superb construction, thoughtful interior design and the finest quality. They feature large and...

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    5044 Darlene Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (14)
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    Theresa' Home Care, LLC is a unique Residential Group Home located on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot, that boasts Centuries Old oak trees. Located in Gurnee,Il. Just minutes from Gurnee Mills. Due to many different circumstances you or your loved one may need to choose a home that offers assistance with...

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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

    10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (33)
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    If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

    10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (33)
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    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes is a pet-friendly assisted living community located in Vernon Hills, Illinois. We are located near Big and Little Bear Lakes, both are favorite picnic destinations for our residents and their families. Our attentive staff members are available 24 hours a day to provide...

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  • Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    97 W Phillip Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Vernon Hills community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

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  • Spring Meadows Libertyville

    Spring Meadows Libertyville

    901 Florsheim Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
    (56)
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    Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Libertyville is Spring Meadows Libertyville, a thriving community where residents are our main concern and our professional services ensure a high quality of living. Our residents enjoy Libertyville, IL , Independent Living, Assisted Living and...

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  • The Solana Deer Park

    The Solana Deer Park

    21840 West Lake Cook Road, Deer Park, IL 60010
    (32)
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    Purposefully designed to offer the benefits of a simpler, more flexible lifestyle, The Solana Deer Park is a new senior living community for active older adults. Located in a scenic setting near Deer Grove Forest Preserve, this thoughtfully designed residence offers discreet, 24-hour assistance with...

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  • Tender Reflections of Elkhorn

    Tender Reflections of Elkhorn

    1550 N Country Club Pkwy, Elkhorn, WI 53121
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tender Reflections: Our mission is to be the preferred assisted living provider specializing in memory care, offering value and encouraging independence in a fulfilling, nurturing, safe and supportive environment that exceeds our residents expectations, enrich the lives of those we serve and employ...

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  • Green Oaks Senior Living

    Green Oaks Senior Living

    14595 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
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    Here you'll enjoy a spacious, park-like property with beautiful brick buildings. Walking paths meander through the landscape, leading you to a small, tranquil lake. The community feels warm and welcoming with areas that are alive with activity alongside quiet neighborhoods that provide serenity for...

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  • The Addison of Pleasant Prairie

    The Addison of Pleasant Prairie

    9651 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to The Addison of Pleasant Prairie, the premier senior living community in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care. Pleasant Prairie families are always welcome to visit their loved ones at The Addison, which is conveniently located at Prairie Ridge Blvd. and...

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  • Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Brookdale Vernon Hills

    145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (85)
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    Resort-Style Senior Living at Its Finest You have options for senior living in the Chicago area. But none of them look like this. We provide a resort-like environment for independent senior living and assisted living. We are known for our indoor rainforest—at more than a football field long and six...

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  • HarborChase of Long Grove

    HarborChase of Long Grove

    1190 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    HarborChase of Long Grove is a highly rated, pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. Our trained caregivers have experience working with seniors who need varying levels of care. They are always available to offer friendly, personalized services...

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  • Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    180 West Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Robin Way

    Robin Way

    7377 88th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142
    (26)
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    Brookdale Pleasant Prairie is an assisted living community in Kenosha Wisconsin. Our apartments are available for either single or double occupancy. All apartments have private bathrooms that are wheelchair and walker accessible. Apartments are carpeted and include individual climate controls and...

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  • The Wellshire

    The Wellshire

    170 Jamestown Lane, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (14)
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    More than just an assisted living residence, The Wellshire is a real community where residents enjoy activities and friendship, enhanced by a philosophy of care that promotes personal independence. At The Wellshire, couples can stay together as they always have and individuals have the freedom to...

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  • Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (62)
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    Once upon a time, Buffalo Grove was a small community of homesteaders and land speculators who wanted to establish a 'good place' to live. These pioneers were not unlike the founders of Belmont Village who, following years of careful planning, established a facility that was a 'good place' for...

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  • Burr Oak Manor

    264 Walworth St., Genoa City, WI 53128
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Burr Oak Manor in Genoa City, WI is a 33 bed State Licensed Assisted Living Home with a very comfortable environment. We have a unique license to care for independent individuals as well as those requiring total care at an affordable cost. We provide escorted transportation to and from physician...

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  • Inspiration Ministries

    N2270 Hwy 67, Walworth, WI 53184
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Inspiration Ministries is an assisted living community for people with disability. Located in Walworth, WI, the village of Walworth is in Walworth County and home to about 2,800 people. Walworth is a small town that's on Lake Geneva with 40-acres of beautiful trails and paths. Residents can go out...

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  • Rosewood Manor

    2220 Borg Road, Delavan, WI 53115
    (6)
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    Rosewood Manor in Delavan, WI is a State licensed 8bed Assisted Living Home with a very comfortable environment. Our unique license and VA Certification encompasses care for independent individuals as well as those requiring total care at an affordable cost. We provide escorted transportation to and...

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  • Heritage Woods of Gurnee

    3775 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Heritage Woods of Gurnee assisted living facility is located in the gorgeous city of Gurnee, IL. For many years now, this city has been known for its astonishing natural beauty located near the banks of the Des Plaines River. There are also a number of places where residents can shop and dine in...

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  • Deer Path of Huntley (For Ages 22-64)

    Deer Path of Huntley (For Ages 22-64)

    12500 Regency Parkway, Huntley, IL 60142
    (2)
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  • The Sheridan at Green Oaks

    The Sheridan at Green Oaks

    29330 N Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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  • Shepherd Premier Living of Bull Valley (Opening Early 2020)

    1001 Cherry Valley Rd, Bull Valley, IL 60050
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  • Shepherd Premier Living of Crystal Lake (Opening Early 2020)

    5430 Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Assisted Living in Ringwood, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind 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 facility where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living facilities give residents access to care while as well as offering an array of activities and features in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical requirements such as cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

In case you are unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you select the best kind of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your concerns and help you look for a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Ringwood, IL?

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

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are numerous things to consider, from the amount of care and support to life style, location and more. Ringwood, IL provides many possible choices so that you can make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to 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 must be over the age of 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel better in senior apartments and prefer living near persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to reside in a community setting with various other seniors. This kind of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, outings, and often 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, providing people a continuum of care. An individual can spend the rest 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 departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who remain working while also looking after a loved one. This is a great option for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain active and involved while living in the home and receiving home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing individualized 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 necessities as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as needs change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This sort of health care is definitely for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. These facilities are usually specifically designed to ensure that residents do not get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that encourage engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest degree of 24- hour health care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used 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 community. Respite care can 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 can help the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the term “hospitality,” hospice isn't a location, but a philosophy of care that sees death as a natural part of life, and looks to to support individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the individual on an emotional level and physically while aiding their loved ones as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The options and services provided in senior living can vary substantially from community to facility. However, most communities offer studio, one-room or two-bedroom apartments, entertainment, meal plans, transportation, and other features.

Other amenities often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Ringwood has 50 facilities in the region so it is important to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior family member. That way you'll discover what options can be found and will have a less complicated time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we will help you put together a tour at your most wanted community.

Below are a few of the best questions you need to be prepared to ask throughout your walk through:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept clean and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff provide prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly cost? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Does your policy require an initial assessment prior to move in?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What apartment types are available and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What are your invoicing and payment policies and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members interested? Friendly?
  • What's your release policy?
  • What kind of know-how do your employees have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any residents you meet or move while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they 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. As a consequence you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

How Can I View Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Illinois?

The state of Illinois offers great usage of its assisted living facility records through its Department of Social Services website. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Have a license if housing 17 or 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 necessities such as dressing, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best facility for your senior family member is usually one of an important decisions you can make. Throughout your tour, consider the caliber of care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you and your family, so think about what factors are actually beneficial to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with community get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the entertainment or even get involved. Are the activities and events well attended? Does the staff appear to be enjoying the entertainment as well? Check out the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the community? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are made available in the individual living space. Be sure you get full information on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what's available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure you observe some personnel mingling with current residents. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to receive a good understanding of the staffing routine. 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 community’s team members.
  • Meals: Much like the majority of us, the dining room experience is important to seniors. When touring facilities, it is beneficial to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and procedures. Make sure you and your loved one try a meal at facility. It's not only a terrific way to sample the meals, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other folks. Make sure to go over what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for their honest views about the community. Many communities have a resident council that will be happy to help answer all of your questions. Check out our website to read a few of the 957 reviews from family members who have shared their perceptions of individual facilities.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that restrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents call the staff if they have an emergency in their living area. Find out about other security features in living quarters and through the entire facility. Be sure to learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site at all times to aid residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How does the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure to consider yourself or your loved one truly living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one feeling comfortable? Do you really feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, inviting and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Ringwood, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the average cost of assisted living in the Ringwood location ranged from $1500 to $10950 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely depending on features, location, and services, as a result looking into nearby suburbs and towns could give you further flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this won't be an choice. Listed below are three other solutions that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are assisting transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to liquidate the policy and get the funds right now. Different policies and limitations apply according to the kind of coverage you have, so call an economic advisor or eldercare attorney to determine more about your alternatives and to determine what’s best for your situation.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to go into assisted living while another resides in the home while his or her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find 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 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 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 find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Finding the right assisted living community is an important decision, both for a senior and for their relatives.

Listed below are five points to consider when considering 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 on hand after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like is not available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for administering it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here's where doing your homework can genuinely pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Is there a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a personal residence to assisted living means giving up a beloved backyard or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ places, gardens, and strolling paths for facility events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility give your cherished one with the support they want? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the community, so make sure to ask about the services you are searching for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic fee structure and what might incur an additional fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they ask for a monthly cost for rent and meals but extra charges for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of service 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 experts in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for their care requirements, personality, and budget.

Below are a few things to bear in mind during your search:

  • Make sure you look for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It can be easy to be swayed by the features and amenities you may decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your family member.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need support washing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet programs? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years ago.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

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

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