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  • Springfield Supportive Living Center

    2034 Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, IL 62703
    (1)
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    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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  • Bickford of Springfield

    Bickford of Springfield

    2451 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
    (18)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections Springfield (Now Open)

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections Springfield (Now Open)

    3401 Hedley Rd., Springfield, IL 62711
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  • Cedarhurst of Springfield

    3520 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62711
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  • Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    4817 Oak Hill Rd, Rochester, IL 62563
    (7)
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    We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via Skype, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

    Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham

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

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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

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

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  • Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Lincoln

    Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Lincoln

    201 Stahlhut Dr, Lincoln, IL 62656
    (5)
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    Timber Creek Village of Lincoln is a family-owned assisted living community located in Lincoln, IL. The city of Lincoln is in Logan County and is home to about 14,500 people. Lincoln is a small town with a country feeling and beautiful views. Residents can enjoy spending time shopping with friends,...

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  • Eagle Ridge of Decatur

    Eagle Ridge of Decatur

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

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  • The Glenwood Supportive Living of Mt. Zion

    The Glenwood Supportive Living of Mt. Zion

    1635 Baltimore Ave., Mount Zion, IL 62549
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    The Glenwood of Mount Zion is a assisted living community located in Mount Zion, IL. The city of Mount Zion is located in Macon County and is home to about 5,800 people. Mount Zion is a quiet town with relaxing water views from nearby Ama Park. Residents can enjoy going out with friends, going out...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Pekin

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Pekin

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

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    Villas of Holly Brook - Shelbyville

    2201 West Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565
    (7)
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    The Villas of Holly Brook is an assisted living community. We offer microwaves and full refrigerators in each apartment and our apartments are 1 or 2 bedroom with a large walk-in closet. You do not need to leave your furry friend behind, pets are welcome! We offer transportation to and from in...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington South

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington South

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

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  • Aspen Creek of Sullivan

    411 N. West Street, Sullivan, IL 61951
    (5)
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    Aspen Creek of Sullivan is a senior care home located in community of Sullivan in Moultie County, IL. With a population of 4,400 residents, Sullivan has small-town charm and natural beauty to spare. Besides a significant number of well-kept, historic buildings Sullivan boasts one of the best small...

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  • The Glenwood Supportive Living of Staunton

    The Glenwood Supportive Living of Staunton

    18192 Renken Road, Staunton, IL 62088
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    The Glenwood of Staunton is located in Staunton, Illinois. This is a town that prides itself on history and simple charm. Family members and active residents alike will enjoy the quaint Main Street atmosphere and the bustling feel of all the years tourists, residents, and enthusiasts who have pulled...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook - Morton

    Villas of Holly Brook - Morton

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

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  • Evergreen Place Assisted Living

    Evergreen Place Assisted Living

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

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  • Bickford of Bloomington

    Bickford of Bloomington

    14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (7)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • The Village at Mercy Creek

    The Village at Mercy Creek

    1501 Mercy Creek Dr., Normal, IL 61761
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    In 2018, Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, acquired a 60-acre senior living campus that was originally built and nurtured by 14 area Mennonite churches. Renamed The Village at Mercy Creek, it is now part of the Franciscan Communities, which has been providing...

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  • The Grand Regency

    The Grand Regency

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

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  • St. Francis Woods

    St. Francis Woods

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

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  • Washington Villas of Holly Brook

    Washington Villas of Holly Brook

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

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  • Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    Brookstone Estates of Vandalia

    1607 W Fillmore St, Vandalia, IL 62471
    (1)
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        Brookstone Estates was founded in 1996 because congregate care was hard to find in rural Southern Illinois. The creation of the first Brookstone community and subsequent quest for additional high quality senior care spawned a comfortable yet manageable 46-unit design that has been...

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  • The Glenwood of Greenville

    The Glenwood of Greenville

    605 S. Dewey St., Greenville, IL 62246
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    Glenwood of Greenville is an assisted living community located in Greenville, IL. The city of Greenville is located in Bond County and is home to about 7,000 people. Greenville is a quiet town with picturesque views from nearby Greenville Park. Residents can enjoy going on outings with friends,...

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  • Morningside of Washington

    Morningside of Washington

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

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  • Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    Cedarhurst of Godfrey

    1000 Airport Road, Godfrey, IL 62035
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    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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  • Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington East

    Villas of Holly Brook & Reflections - Bloomington East

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

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  • Asbury Village

    Asbury Village

    5201 Asbury Avenue, Godfrey, IL 62035
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    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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  • Bickford of Peoria

    Bickford of Peoria

    1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Morningside of Godfrey

    Morningside of Godfrey

    1373 D'Adrian Professional Park, Godfrey, IL 62035
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    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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  • Heartis Village of Peoria

    Heartis Village of Peoria

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

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  • Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    312 Mechanical Dr, East Alton, IL 62024
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    The Villas of Hollybrook in Bethalto, IL is a preimere destination for anyone in search of senior living. Opened in June of 2018, the Villas of Hollybrook has both Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments that will blow you away! Upon first visit, our exceptional design and decor will wow you!...

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  • Grand Prairie of Macomb

    Grand Prairie of Macomb

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

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  • Bickford of Macomb

    Bickford of Macomb

    1600 Maple Ave, Macomb, IL 61455
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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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  • Snyder Village a CCRC

    Snyder Village a CCRC

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

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  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    1709 S Division St, Mahomet, IL 61853
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    Experience respectful assisted living in a beautiful space when you choose The Glenwood of Mahomet, assisted living community located in Mahomet, Illinois. Our acres of beautiful landscaping, incredible attention to detail, and modern spaces really make it a home-like location and one that's...

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  • Stillwater Senior Living

    Stillwater Senior Living

    1111 University Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025
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    Stillwater Senior Living is an assisted living community right next door to the campus of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Woodland and freshly cut fields dominate the landscape of Edwardsville, creating a sense of separation from the city life in nearby St. Louis. At Stillwater...

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  • The Waterford at Bridle Brook

    The Waterford at Bridle Brook

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

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  • Brookstone Of Mattoon North

    Brookstone Of Mattoon North

    1920 Brookstone Lane, Mattoon, IL 61938
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    Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their...

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  • Carriage Crossing Arcola

    Carriage Crossing Arcola

    909 Green Mill Road, Arcola, IL 61910
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    Carriage Crossing Senior Living is your premier choice for assisted living in two beautiful locations, Arcola and Champaign, Illinois. We are committed to providing our residents a safe and meaningful lifestyle. Our vibrant assisted living apartments offer you independent living plus the added...

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  • Brookstone Estates Tuscola

    Brookstone Estates Tuscola

    1106 E. Northline Road, Tuscola, IL 61953
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    Good Neighbor Care carries on the Brookstone tradition, providing a senior care program that supports individual freedom and promotes the dignity of each resident. Brookstone communities are all nestled in small Illinois towns of 10,000 to 20,000 residents where families can feel satisfied their...

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  • Bickford of Champaign

    Bickford of Champaign

    1002 S Staley Rd, Champaign, IL 61822
    (11)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Evergreen Place Champaign

    Evergreen Place Champaign

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

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  • San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    241 Magnolia Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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    San Gabriel Memory care is a family owned and operated assisted living residence dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults with Alzheimer's and other memory related illnesses. By becoming part of the family at San Gabriel, residents continue their life journeys in an environment that supports...

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  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Effingham

    The Glenwood Assisted Living of Effingham

    14061 E. 1600th St., Effingham, IL 62401
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    The Glenwood of Effingham is now open! This 39 apartment Licensed Assisted Living Community is located on a spacious piece of property on the North side of Effingham just off interstate 57 and 70. This community features outdoor walking paths, sitting areas, gardens, and a waterfall retreat area....

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  • Brookstone Estates of Effingham

    Brookstone Estates of Effingham

    1101 North Maple Street, Effingham, IL 62401
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    Recently remodeled in the spring of 2014, Brookstone Estates of Effingham provides Independent Living and Supportive Living to the people of beautiful Effingham, Illinois. Our community is designed to promote creativity and independence within a safe and loving environment. We would love for you to...

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  • Bristol Manor of Elsberry

    Bristol Manor of Elsberry

    1402 Riverview Drive, Elsberry, MO 63343
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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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  • Brookstone Suites of Effingham

    Brookstone Suites of Effingham

    505 West Temple Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401
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    All Brookstone independent living communities are modern, attractive and impeccably maintained, offering gracious ambiance while meeting the unique needs of each individual resident. The facilities offer a full range of services and amenities for a single, all-inclusive, yet affordable price. Meals,...

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  • Morningside of Troy

    Morningside of Troy

    39 Dorothy Dr, Troy, IL 62294
    (15)
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    You or your loved one will find a comfortable, homelike atmosphere at The Fountains of Troy, IL, a modern Good Neighbor Care independent and assisted living community for seniors. Our residents are free from the cares of chores and other daily stresses. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to...

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  • Cambridge House of Maryville

    Cambridge House of Maryville

    6960 State Rte. 162, Maryville, IL 62062
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    Welcome to a gracious and affordable assisted lifestyle! Cambridge House offers 103 private apartments to seniors 65 or older. Our emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, dignity, and independence.We offer a helping hand and personal attention to do the things you may no longer be able to...

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Assisted Living in Springfield, IL

Assisted living facilities in Springfield, IL provide supervision, community style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL). These communities promote independence among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Springfield is $5,406 for the city proper and $4,935 for the metropolitan area. Meanwhile, the median for the state of Illinois is $4,900. Seniors who desire an independent setting, but also a strong support system and the comfort of some daily assistance, would transition well to Springfield senior care.

Cost of Living in Springfield, IL

The cost of living in Springfield, IL, a riverside city and the Illinois state capitol, is comparatively low. Overall, residents pay less on common expenses like rent and groceries. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
81 90 $889 14.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent $124,800 $51,789 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $4 million

Local Medical Providers

The Springfield region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Sherman Hospital - This 255-bed facility is Magnet-recognized, and was named the fifth most beautiful hospital by Soliant Health in 2009. The hospital touts its open design and on-site, 15-acre lake, in addition to its award-winning health centers for cancer, chest pain, and primary stroke care.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia - For the past six years, this 125-bed hospital earned the Outstanding Patient Experience and Critical Care Excellence award from Healthgrades. The facility lists 33 specialties, including cardiovascular disease, orthopedic surgery, and optometry.
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center - This facility houses the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, an expert cancer care provider with 114 specialists. It contains a 25,000 square foot surgical center equipped with advanced medical technology.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Springfield, IL is considered hot-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Springfield is 71%. This number peaks in December, with 76% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 88°F (July) 64°F (July) 31°F 41°F (February) 20°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
45 (Good) 65 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (June) 18”

Demographics and Values

The city leans conservative. The Springfield, IL population voted for Republican candidates in four of the last five presidential elections. Agriculture, healthcare, government, and manufacturing define Springfield’s economy. The State of Illinois stands out as the city’s largest employer, creating jobs for 17,800 residents. In the private sector, companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Memorial Health System, and Wells Fargo top the list. Springfield Regional Stockyards, a livestock market and cattle facility, is located within the city.

Once the site of tumultuous race riots, Springfield now celebrates its significant Black community. A group known as the Springfield, Illinois African-American History Foundation (SAAHF) conducts interviews with Black families, residents, and figures, tracing pivotal moments like the civil rights movement and the integration of Springfield schools. The organization, founded in 2003, hopes to encapsulate an honest portrait of the region’s Black history and contributions. Similarly, the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum strives to promote authentic Black stories and experiences through wide-ranging exhibits. Past exhibits have focused on Doc Helm, an influential Black photographer, President Barack Obama, and the history of African women on U.S. postage stamps. The museum also hosts events to pay tribute to the Black community, as well as to educate area citizens.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Sangamon County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
41.58% 50.77% 7.65%

Population Statistics

Population Population density Population trend
114,000 727 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.86% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
39 30% 12% 6% 5%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
26% 36% 13.7%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.9% 19.9% 2.7% 0.1% 0.0% 73.2% 3.2%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
6,400 48 11

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
8% 63% 15% 20% 6% 9%

Springfield is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are typically accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry on a daily basis. The Phoenix Center stands out as the area’s most prominent LGBTQ+ community center, hosting a number of social groups and events. Since 2011, the organization has put on a pride festival for the city. Each year, Springfield PrideFest welcomes vendors, entertainers, and anyone who wants to celebrate diversity and acceptance.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the former residence of President Abraham Lincoln, most of Springfield’s tourist attractions emphasize history. Springfield residents and visitors can tour the Lincoln Home, where Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861. The city is also home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which preserves and promotes the story of Lincoln’s presidency. Those wanting to travel further back in time can visit the Illinois State Museum, which prioritizes natural history, archeological artifacts, and Native American life. Architecture aficionados flock to the Dana-Thomas House, a Frank Llyod Wright construction with organic, celebrated style.

Those wanting to spend a day in nature will find peace at Lake Springfield, a large reservoir beloved by fishers and boaters. Bordered by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, the Washington Park Botanical Garden, and the Henson Robinson Zoo, visitors won’t have to wander far for more lush, natural landscapes.

Transportation

The city’s public transportation, managed by Sangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD), maintains 17 fixed daytime routes and five night routes. All buses have ramps or lifts for accessibility, and residents can travel to most major tourist attractions, retail centers, and medical facilities on the bus. Additionally, people with disabilities can apply for and utilize the Access Sangamon, a paratransit service that takes eligible passengers directly to their desired destinations. This service runs Monday through Saturday. Seniors and those with disabilities pay reduced fares through the SMTD system.

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