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Senior housing types near Saint Charles, IL

  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
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    At Delnor Glen, our assisted living services are designed to help maximize independence and add to quality of life. Residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a home-like setting, with the added security of knowing that caring staff is always close-at-hand. Our bright studio, one- and two-bedroom...

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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    600 Dunham Road, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (51)
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    We stop at nothing to make our residents' experience engaging and inviting, and we've learned that the little things make a big difference! With over 35 years of experience, the Brighton Gardens of St. Charles provides both Assisted Living and Memory Care in a cozy and warm setting that offers the...

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  • Bickford of St. Charles

    Bickford of St. Charles

    2875 Campton Hills Rd., Saint Charles, IL 60175
    (37)
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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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  • Halina's Home Care

    825 N. 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
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    Halina's Home Care Halina's Home Care is a residential care home that is located in both Kane and DuPage Counties in the city and Chicago Suburb of St. Charles, IL. Halina's believes in providing the seniors the compassionate care that will not only preserve their dignity and quality of life, but...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134
    (5)
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    It only takes a moment to see the future in a completely new way at GreenFields of Geneva. GreenFields is offers a full-continuum of care all under one roof, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Independent living here keeps you...

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  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    700 North Mclean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177
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    Adults 65 or better may qualify for Illinois Supportive Living Program, an assisted lifestyle.Seniors of all income levels are welcome, including those on Medicaid or only Social Security. Carefree Living at its finest include: *  Private Apartments *  Restaurant Style Dining * ...

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  • Bright Oaks of Aurora

    Bright Oaks of Aurora

    1340 River St, Aurora, IL 60506
    (11)
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    The Bright Oaks Difference - Life Happens Here! Bright Oaks is a whole new concept in senior living that emphasizes living and takes it to a whole new level. By celebrating what's unique in each one of us, Bright Oaks communities encourage engagement on a very personal level. Our goal is to help you...

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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

    1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (49)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Bartlett 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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  • Asbury Gardens

    Asbury Gardens

    210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
    (46)
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    Asbury Gardens is a retirement community dedicated to assisting seniors with daily activities. Our residents have private apartments, private bathrooms, and community access to our gorgeous courtyard & gardens. Our building's amenities make for a full day every day by including a game room, a...

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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    204 South State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
    (27)
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    Rich in history, Oak Crest Residence and Atrium Apartments has become home to seniors since 1904. Oak Crest offers an active lifestyle of individual choices and customized service options. Our size provides a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

    361 N Alfred Ave, Elgin, IL 60123
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    A haven for those in their sunset years of life! Sunset Haven is a small assisted living home, located within an actual residential home and neighborhood. Five 'guests' reside within this 'home', each enjoying their own spacious room as well as the lovely community areas of living room, family room...

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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

    500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (6)
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    Westbridge is located on the Wyndemere Retirement Community campus in Wheaton, Illinois Westbridge residences offer a combination of gracious style and function that enables many to maintain their independence and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Our distinctive one-bedroom suites feature a...

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  • Presence Fox Knoll

    Presence Fox Knoll

    421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (27)
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    For over 20 years, Presence Fox Knoll has been serving the residents of the Fox Valley area in a tradition of understanding, support, and respect. Our community features a continuum of care in which our professional staff provide a variety of services to compliment our residents needs. Situated in a...

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (33)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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  • Bickford of Aurora

    Bickford of Aurora

    7 South Orchard Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
    (8)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing...

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  • Belmont Village Geneva Road

    Belmont Village Geneva Road

    545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188
    (55)
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    Belmont Village Geneva Road is located in the greater-Chicago area, on farmland north of Wheaton, in the Village of Carol Stream. So as you might expect, assisted living residents of Belmont Village have easy access to all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city plus the comforts of the warm and...

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  • Travanse Living at Wheaton

    Travanse Living at Wheaton

    219 Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (9)
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    At Travanse Living™, we see things differently. And it shows. We believe that quality senior living is an ideal balance of care and hospitality. At Travanse Living, moving here is moving forward. Our communities offer the best of both worlds in assisted living and memory care services – luxury...

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  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

    275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
    (23)
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    Established in 1943 Jennings Terrace is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of area senior citizens in a home-like setting. Jennings is a provider of affordable high quality services. Our services are responsive and flexible to meet current and changing demands. ...

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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (24)
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    Welcome to HarborChase of Naperville Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, innovative health services and generous amenities, along with a welcome abundance of Midwestern charm. We offer a large variety of spacious and...

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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (45)
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    Experience the bounty of a community in bloom at Spring Meadows Naperville. Featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our community flourishes at the individual level, with our professional staff and friendly residents working in tandem to create a warm and welcoming...

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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (24)
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    In 2014, Sunnymere celebrated 75 years of providing quality, affordable and all-inclusive, care to seniors who are no longer able to live safely on their own. All meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities are included in the monthly cost. There is no 'buy in.' Last year, we upgraded and replaced...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (28)
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    With over 35 years of experience in senior care, Sunrise Senior Living offers elegant environments, in which 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...

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  • The Gardens of Waterford

    The Gardens of Waterford

    1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    At Alden of Waterford, you become part of a continuum of care community offering the warmth of a friendly village, the amenities of a lively resort and the skilled medical services of a superb health facility all within pleasant, safe surroundings. Should you ever need rehab therapy or treatment for...

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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (40)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (52)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    2150 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (35)
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    Go do the things you love to do, and let us help with rest. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be the right fit for you and your family...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville

    Sunrise of Naperville

    960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (31)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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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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  • Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (47)
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    Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

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

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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (3)
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    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (2)
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    Arbor Terrace Naperville will provide the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Naperville, Illinois area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and personalized...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (76)
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    The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

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  • Sunrise of Schaumburg

    Sunrise of Schaumburg

    790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (37)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Clarendale of Addison

    Clarendale of Addison

    1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
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    Clarendale of Addison is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and...

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  • Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (29)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Alexian Village at Elk Grove 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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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (4)
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    Lacey Creek is a highly rated assisted living community in the greater Chicago area for seniors 65 and over. We offer a wide range of amenities and services so our residents feel right at home as they make new friends and engage in social and wellness programs. They can enjoy a maintenance-free...

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  • Bickford of Oswego

    Bickford of Oswego

    3712 Grove, Oswego, IL 60543
    (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 and nothing felt...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
    (35)
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    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Two separate, secured Reminiscence Neighborhoods are available for residents with Alzheimer's...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
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    Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and Terrace...

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (7)
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    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clarendale of Algonquin

    Clarendale of Algonquin

    2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
    (61)
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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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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
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    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • HarborChase of Plainfield

    HarborChase of Plainfield

    12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585
    (62)
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    The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (9)
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    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living

    Burr Ridge Senior Living

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
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    Live with Dignity At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we live by our core values of integrity, respect, leadership, personal growth, excellence, and stewardship. Our commitment to service and dedication to compassionate senior care can be felt throughout our community. From our empathetic staff to the many...

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  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

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

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  • Aspired Living of Westmont

    Aspired Living of Westmont

    407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
    (8)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Westmont community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one....

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Assisted Living in Saint Charles, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing that provides residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents typically receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Not the same as a skilled nursing facility where residents receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living facilities give residents access to care while as well as offering a variety of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with certain medical necessities such as for example cognitive loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence health care.

When you are unsure about what kind of care your family member needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you select the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer all of your concerns and help you locate a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Saint Charles, IL?

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

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are lots of points to consider, from the level of health care and support to life style, location and more. Saint Charles, IL offers many possible choices so you can make a confident and informed decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Generally known as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for individuals of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be more than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to stay in a community setting with additional seniors. This type of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, 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, providing residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the remainder of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of health care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can offer 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 active and engaged while living in the home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are regular homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing individualized care in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, personal grooming, medication administration, and more. Amenities and services can range greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to help residents with requirements as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is frequently monitored and adapted as necessities change over time.
  • Memory Care: This type of health care is normally for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. These communities are generally specifically planned to ensure that residents don't get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care facility. Respite care may also make reference to in-home caregiving services used for simply a short period. Family caregivers utilize 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. Originated in the word “hospitality,” hospice isn't a location, but a philosophy of care that embraces loss of life as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid individuals meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the individual emotionally and physically while aiding 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 facility to community. However, most facilities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other amenities.

Other amenities often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Saint Charles has 50 facilities in the area so it is essential to tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best one for your senior loved one. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have an easier time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we will help you arrange a tour at your most wanted facility.

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and nice looking?
  • Can your staff administer medicine?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly charge? If not, just how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy require a preliminary assessment before move in?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what exactly are their costs?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What exactly are your invoicing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel interested? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What kind of knowledge do your personnel have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any occupants 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. This means you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

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

The state of Illinois offers great access to its assisted living facility records through its Department of Social Services website. Info available to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living facilities are required 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 analysis and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours a day with staff assisting with personal necessities such as showering, eating, and personal hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Finding the right community for your senior loved one is one of the most 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 as well as your family, so think about what factors are actually essential to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s smart to try and schedule your tour together with facility get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can watch the entertainment or even get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the team members seem to be making the most of the activity as well? Check out the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they match your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they provide excursions and trips away from the community? If it's important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look beyond the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently house cleaning services are offered in the private living area. Make sure you get full information on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what's available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you observe some employees communicating with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Be sure to acquire a good understanding of the staffing routine. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Be sure to receive an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals and objectives of the community. It's important that you trust the facility’s personnel.
  • Meals: As with the majority of us, the dining area experience is essential to seniors. When visiting communities, it is important to discuss entree choices and find out about dining hours, alternatives, and procedures. Make sure you and your family member enjoy a meal at community. It's not only the best way to try the food, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other folks. Make sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and family members, past and present, for his or her honest opinions about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that'll be happy to help answer any of your concerns. Visit our website to see a number of the 1335 reviews from family members who've shared their impressions of specific communities.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are very important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that bathing rooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents contact the staff if they have an an urgent situation in their living area. Find out about other security features in living quarters and throughout the community. Be sure to learn about staffing patterns to determine who is on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How will the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure you consider yourself or your family member truly living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling comfortable? Do you really feel at ease? Are the team members and residents open, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Saint Charles, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the Saint Charles region ranged from $1500 to $8545 per month. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, area, and services, as a result looking into surrounding suburbs and towns may offer you more flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an choice. Listed below are three additional strategies that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are helping move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the insurance plan and receive the funds immediately. Different policies and constraints apply according to the type of coverage you have, so contact a financial advisor or eldercare legal professional to find out more about your options and to evaluate what’s ideal for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home while his or her spouse 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 near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. One benefit, 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to learn if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” call the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

For even more ideas about 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 a major decision, both for a senior and for his or her relatives.

Listed below are five points to consider when considering making the move to assisted living:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities 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 one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for administering it. Many communities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special health care needs. Here is where doing your homework can seriously pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a private home to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved lawn or back yard, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is certainly important. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a range of yard, with features such as BBQ areas, gardens, and taking walks paths for community events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community offer your cherished one with the support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care associates for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make certain to enquire about the features you are interested in.
  5. What services are within the monthly fee? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic cost structure and what might incur an extra fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they bill a monthly charge for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things such as medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of service are billed distinct service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

With so many choices to choose from, finding the right assisted living facility can seem like 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 his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Make sure you look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style luxury living. It is easy to be swayed by the features and amenities you may decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will function best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need help bathing and getting dressed? Do they have special requirements like limited vision or special diets? Would they take pleasure in the benefits of a larger community or be more relaxed in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to tour at least 3 to 5 communities, when you can. Start with planned visits 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 most appropriate assisted living facility is often difficult, but there are solutions which can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and help you make a good choice.

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