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Senior housing types near Sterling, IL

  • Heritage Woods of Sterling

    Heritage Woods of Sterling

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

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  • Morningside of Sterling

    Morningside of Sterling

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

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  • Liberty Court

    Liberty Court

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

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  • Bickford of Clinton

    Bickford of Clinton

    1150 13th Ave N, Clinton, IA 52732
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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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  • Prairie Hills at Clinton

    Prairie Hills at Clinton

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

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  • WinnPrairie Assisted Living and Memory Care

    WinnPrairie Assisted Living and Memory Care

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

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  • Oakley Courts

    Oakley Courts

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

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  • Prairie View Assisted Living

    Prairie View Assisted Living

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

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    1900 10th Street, Silvis, IL 61282
    (20)
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    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis is located just outside the Quad Cities, in Illinois. Creative interior design combines warm, friendly tones with the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. And when the resident comes first, there is no end to the great opportunities for Living Life on Purpose!...

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  • Rockford Supportive Living Center

    Rockford Supportive Living Center

    2114 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61104
    (2)
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    The Apartments Designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment, the spacious studio apartments feel like home. Features include efficient kitchenettes with waist-height refrigerators/freezers and microwaves, full bathrooms, handicap accessible with individual showers. Furnishings are...

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  • Bickford of Davenport

    Bickford of Davenport

    4040 East 55th Street, Davenport, IA 52806
    (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 felt...

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  • Senior Star at Elmore Place

    Senior Star at Elmore Place

    4500 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
    (36)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Elmore Place! Elmore Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Davenport, Iowa. Located south of 53rd street off and west of Elmore Avenue, excellent shopping, entertainment and other destinations are just a short shuttle drive away....

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  • Bickford of Moline

    Bickford of Moline

    3650 41st St., Moline, IL 61265
    (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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  • Wesley Willows a CCRC

    Wesley Willows a CCRC

    4141 N Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103
    (8)
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    Wesley Willows, a not-for-profit organization, has been making a difference in the lives of seniors since 1966. The Rockford area's premier continuing-care retirement community, Wesley Willows, offers a full continuum of housing and services on one campus — duplex homes, independent living and...

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  • Amber Ridge Assisted Living

    Amber Ridge Assisted Living

    900 43rd Ave, Moline, IL 61265
    (5)
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    Amber Ridge is dedicated to providing personal care and services within a home-like environment.  Our comfortable setting gives residents greater independence, offers them more choices and accommodates desired privacy.  Amber Ridge is not only more affordable than most traditional long...

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  • Cherryvale Place

    Cherryvale Place

    1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
    (45)
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    Conveniently located on the outskirts of Rockford, close to I-90, Cherryvale Place offers all the amenities you need within minutes of this well-maintained, beautifully landscaped community. With a full-time licensed nurse available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of...

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  • Heritage Woods of DeKalb

    Heritage Woods of DeKalb

    2626 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    An inviting, beautiful assisted living community located in DeKalb, Illinois, Heritage Woods of DeKalb is a welcoming place to call home. Located conveniently off 1-88 and Highway 64, it is an ideal choice for those who want to be close to family and friends. We're located near Northern Illinois...

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  • Bickford of Rockford

    Bickford of Rockford

    960 North Mulford, Rockford, IL 61107
    (17)
    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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  • Fort Armstrong

    Fort Armstrong

    1900 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
    (8)
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    The Fort Armstrong knows that making this decision can be difficult, which is why we do everything in our power to make that journey as simple as possible. The Fort Armstrong offers services and amenities comparable to other assisted living communities. We believe we go above and beyond the typical...

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  • Crimson Pointe

    Crimson Pointe

    7130 Crimson Ridge Road, Rockford, IL 61107
    (11)
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    Crimson Pointe is an assisted living retirement community in Rockford, Illinois. We are committed to providing a lifestyle for our seniors that emphasizes family, friends and community. We invite you to experience our warm sociable atmosphere where quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand...

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  • Friendship Manor

    Friendship Manor

    1209 21st Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
    (1)
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    Friendship Manor is the Illinois' Quad Cities only “Continuing Care Retirement Community.” Our warm, considerately designed, efficient campus is a safe haven where you can fully explore and celebrate your retirement years. The retirement community at Friendship Manor is a convenient and comfortable...

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  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    Heritage Woods of Rockford

    202 N Showplace Dr, Rockford, IL 61107
    (5)
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    Heritage Woods offers an Assisted Living Lifestyle for seniors over age 65. Newly opened in 2008, this gracious community offers beautifully decorated common areas such as Library, Private Dining Room, Lobby, TV Lounge, and Fitness Room & Patio. Nestled against a creek and tree line we are...

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  • Grand Victorian of Rockford Independent & Assisted Living

    Grand Victorian of Rockford Independent & Assisted Living

    3495 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL 61114
    (13)
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    The Grand Victorian of Rockford is located in an all-American city of 150,000 with all the attractions and services of a large metropolis but with the pace and lifestyle of a smaller town. Nicknamed 'The Forest City,' Rockford is a city of tree-lined streets and quiet, friendly neighborhoods. The...

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  • Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    1440 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
    (10)
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    The Grand Victorian of Sycamore is located in the county seat of DeKalb County, an ideal community in the heart of some of America's most productive farmland. Tree-lined streets and stately 19th century architecture offer picturesque small-town surroundings and a comfortable lifestyle. Incorporated...

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  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    801 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
    (4)
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    Heritage Woods of Ottawa is an Assisted Living Community convienently located near several interstates and state routes for easy traveling. Heritage Woods is nestled near a residential area close to shopping, grocery and governmental services.

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  • Heritage Woods of Belvidere

    Heritage Woods of Belvidere

    4730 Squaw Prairie Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
    (11)
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    Heritage Woods of Belvidere is the only Assisted Lifestyle Community in Boone County, Illinois. Our emphasis is on maintaining health, wellness, dignity and independence. We encourage our residents to be as independent as possible but provide assistance in areas that are needed. We opened on April...

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  • Beloit Senior Living

    Beloit Senior Living

    2250 W Hart Rd, Beloit, WI 53511
    (1)
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    Beloit Senior Living is a brand new Assisted Living facility that opened August 2016 in Beloit, WI. The company has been providing quality assisted living and memory care to seniors for over 15 years at our other locations in Milton, WI and Waterford, WI. We are very excited to provide quality...

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  • Evergreen Place and The Legacy Memory Care

    Evergreen Place and The Legacy Memory Care

    404 S. Stillwater, Chillicothe, IL 61523
    (4)
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    Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely assisted living options and unmatched memory support. We offer both long-term care and short-term respite care. We welcome you to learn more and...

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  • Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    242 Greenbriar Rd 242 Greenbriar Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560
    (8)
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    The first of its type in Kendall County, Heritage Woods of Yorkville is a wonderful assisted living community that is nestled into the woods of Yorkville, IL close to Fox River. The Chicago suburb offers the proximity of the city to senior residents but the care and affordable living of the...

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  • Evergreen Place - Streator

    Evergreen Place - Streator

    1525 East Main Street, Streator, IL 61364
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    Evergreen Place offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus offers lovely supportive living options. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and families find peace of mind. Live...

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  • Brookstone of Aledo

    Brookstone of Aledo

    405 SE 13th Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231
    (1)
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    A gracious affordable assisted lifestyle community for the older adult. At Brookstone of Aledo, you'll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. In the privacy of your own apartment which has been conveniently designed for senior living, you...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Willowick Assisted Living Clinton

    Willowick Assisted Living Clinton

    306 Ogden Ave, Clinton, WI 53548
    (2)
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    Welcome to Willowick - A vibrant, new assisted living community nestled in the charming town of Clinton, Wisconsin The team at Willowick is dedicated to fulfilling what we like to call 'Everyday Wows.' An everyday wow is that extra something special. Though it is not clearly defined through words...

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  • Heritage Woods of Huntley

    Heritage Woods of Huntley

    12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Heartis Village of Peoria

    Heartis Village of Peoria

    8201 N IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615
    (12)
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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 Heartis Village of Peoria 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bickford of Peoria

    Bickford of Peoria

    1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
    (41)
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

    275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Hawthorne Home

    Hawthorne Home

    719 Hawthorne Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hawthorne Home is a small facility located in a quiet neighborhood in Janesville. We are excited to open with new management and staff to provide you with the best possible care and respect. Our small 8 bed home is perfect for allowing personalized care for each individual. We offer a homelike...

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  • Snyder Village a CCRC

    Snyder Village a CCRC

    1200 E Partridge St, Metamora, IL 61548
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Oak Park Place - Dubuque

    Oak Park Place - Dubuque

    1381 Oak Park Place, Dubuque, IA 52002
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • 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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  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    700 North Mclean Boulevard, South Elgin, IL 60177
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Eagle Pointe Place

    Eagle Pointe Place

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

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Assisted Living in Sterling, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

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

If you are unsure about what sort of care your loved one needs, consult with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your inquiries and help you locate a senior care facility that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Sterling, IL?

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

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are numerous points to consider, from the amount of attention and support to lifestyle, location and more. Sterling, IL provides many options so that you can make a confident and educated decision for your loved ones.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to 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 older than 55 or 62. Older adults generally feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living near people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to live in a community setting with other seniors. This type of senior housing commonly has community events, entertainment, outings, and in some cases 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, giving seniors a continuum of health care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called “aging in place,” although it does require leaving one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. This is a great solution for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain busy and engaged while living in the home and receiving home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are normal homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small group of residents. Offering services similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized care and attention 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 vary greatly but commonly there is staff available around the clock to aid residents with wants as they arise. Residents likewise typically have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as needs change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This sort of attention is normally for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These facilities are usually specifically designed so that residents don't get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who need the highest level of 24- hour health care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospital stay.
  • 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 refer to in-home caregiving services used for simply a brief period. Family caregivers use respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care helps the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the word “hospitality,” hospice is not a location, but a philosophy of care and attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid people meet this end with dignity and grace. This implies comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while aiding their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Solutions Are Available?

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

Other features often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

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

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

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that occupants can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and in good appearance?
  • Can your staff administer medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly rate? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Will your policy include a preliminary evaluation before admission?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types can be found and what are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your invoicing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel engaged? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge plan?
  • What kind of know-how 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. Therefore you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you need short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet specific conditions.

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

The state of Illinois offers great usage of its assisted living facility information through its Department of Social Services website. Data available to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated regularly, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

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

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

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is usually one of the most important decisions you may make. During your tour, consider the quality of health care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your family, so think about what criteria are ultimately essential to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with community events. Ask the manager if you can watch the entertainment and 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 occasions. Do they match your loved one’s interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they involve excursions and trips from the facility? If it is essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Be sure you look past the furniture and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping services are made available in the individual living area. Be sure to get full details on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what is made available and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure you observe several employees communicating with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing routine. How many people are truly involved with residents’ care? Be sure to get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It's important that you trust the community’s team members.
  • Meals: As with most of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When touring facilities, it is valuable to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and policies. Make sure you and your loved one try a meal at community. Not only is it a great way to try out the cooking, but it’s a great opportunity to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what goes on if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many communities have a resident council that will be pleased to help answer any of your questions. Go to our website to read a few of the 569 reviews from families who've shared their perceptions of specific facilities.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathing rooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents contact the staff if indeed they have an emergency within their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and through the entire facility. Make sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site consistently to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How will the facility assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: When you are touring, be sure you think about yourself or your loved one truly living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling relaxed? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents receptive, inviting and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Sterling, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the average cost of assisted living in the Sterling location ranged from $1500 to $7860 per month. Costs for assisted living facilities can vary widely based on amenities, specific location, and services, as a result looking into surrounding suburbs and towns could possibly give you more flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a residence or personal savings, but for some persons, this won't be an option. Listed below are three other resources that will assist you finance 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 well be able to liquidate the plan and receive the funds today. Different policies and restrictions apply based on the kind of plan you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare lawyer to learn more about your options and to assess what’s most useful for your situation.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care requirements, a reverse mortgage could be a good method for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you 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, specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped countless families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your loved one may qualify for benefits. To learn more 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 go to www.va.gov.

For 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

Choosing the best assisted living community is a major decision, both for a senior and for their family.

Listed below are five things to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

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

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

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 assist - they are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Make sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style high end living. It is easy to end up being influenced by the features and services you might decide for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will function best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your family member need help washing and getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet programs? Would they take pleasure in the perks of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more personal setting? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Plan to see at least 3 to 5 facilities, when you can. Start with scheduled visits and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of deciding on the best assisted living facility can be difficult, but there are resources that will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and help you make the right choice.

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