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Senior housing types near Vernon Hills, IL

  • Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    Victory Centre of Vernon Hills

    97 W Phillip Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (18)
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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 Vernon Hills community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (IL & AL)

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

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  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes (AL)

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

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  • Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Brookdale Vernon Hills

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

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  • Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

    180 West Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (34)
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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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  • The Wellshire

    The Wellshire

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

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  • Spring Meadows Libertyville

    Spring Meadows Libertyville

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

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  • HarborChase of Long Grove

    HarborChase of Long Grove

    1190 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047
    (4)
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    HarborChase of Long Grove is a highly rated, pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. Our trained caregivers have experience working with seniors who need varying levels of care. They are always available to offer friendly, personalized services...

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  • Sedgebrook

    Sedgebrook

    800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (5)
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    Sedgebrook, located in Lincolnshire, Lake County, Illinois is a premier assisted living community in the area. The community is designed to fit the lives of each unique individual. With state of the art amenities installed on site, the community has a life of its own, despite it being surrounded by...

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  • Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

    Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

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

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  • Green Oaks Senior Living

    Green Oaks Senior Living

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

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  • Arboria of Long Grove

    Arboria of Long Grove

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

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  • Addolorata Villa

    Addolorata Villa

    555 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
    (15)
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    Situated on 17 rolling acres in the northwest suburbs, our community features carefully appointed apartments offering many modern conveniences combined with the everyday comforts of home. Picture a lifestyle where you receive unequaled services and amenities while having a whole new world of...

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  • Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

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

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

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  • Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    Lake Forest Place Independent Living

    1100 Pembridge Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (1)
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    For today’s independent older adults, Presbyterian Homes’ Lake Forest Place is a Life Plan Community with the perfect combination of sophisticated retirement living and total peace of mind. Located on 60 beautifully wooded acres, Lake Forest Place offers apartment and cottage residences just minutes...

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  • The Solana Deer Park

    The Solana Deer Park

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

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  • Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    Azpira Place Lake Zurich

    795 Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (6)
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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. Azpira Place of Lake Zurich community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one....

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  • Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    Weinberg Community for Senior Living

    1551 Lake Cook Rd KOSHER, Deerfield, IL 60015
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Conveniently located in Deerfield, the Weinberg Community for Senior Living is a beautiful campus surrounded by sculptures and lush landscaping. The Weinberg Community features two distinct residences, Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living and The Friend Center for Early Alzheimer's Care. Gidwitz Place...

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  • Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

    708 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Grandbrier of Prospect Heights 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, this...

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  • Travanse Living at Grayslake

    Travanse Living at Grayslake

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

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

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

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

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

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  • The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

    The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

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

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  • Sunrise of Highland Park

    Sunrise of Highland Park

    1601 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Bickford of Gurnee

    Bickford of Gurnee

    301 S Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031
    (2)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing...

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  • Brookdale Prospect Heights

    Brookdale Prospect Heights

    700 East Euclid Avenue, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Care for Now. And Care for Later. With a beautiful location overlooking the Rob Roy golf course, we are an exclusive senior living community in Prospect Heights, Illinois. We’ve been serving the senior community for over 23 years, offering assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing and...

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  • Sunrise of Gurnee

    Sunrise of Gurnee

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

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

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  • Brookdale Northbrook

    Brookdale Northbrook

    4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (24)
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    A Meaningful Retirement Why would you settle for a senior living community that requires you to sacrifice your well-deserved freedom and independence in exchange for quality care? Our residents enjoy both here at our independent and assisted living community in Northbrook, Illinois. You can join...

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  • Theresa's Home Care, LLC

    Theresa's Home Care, LLC

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

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  • Church Creek

    Church Creek

    1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (38)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Church Creek, ideal for seniors who value their independence and appreciate the good life, is an independent full-service community conveniently located next to Northwest Community Hospital. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and...

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  • The Highlands Assisted Living at Moorings of Arlington Heights

    The Highlands Assisted Living at Moorings of Arlington Heights

    1071 Moorings Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For those who cherish their independence but need a little assistance to enjoy life to the fullest, The Highlands Assisted Living at The Moorings of Arlington Heights makes life a little easier and safer. Located within a beautiful 45-acre campus and as a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of...

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  • The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    811 E. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (7)
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    Located on a beautifully landscaped, 45-acre campus in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs, The Mooring of Arlington Heights offers gracious, independent senior living in a country-like setting. This senior living campus combines a quiet country ambiance with a genuine small-town neighborliness...

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  • North Shore Place

    North Shore Place

    1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    North Shore Place located in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois provides seniors with a caring assisted living community that is supportive and safe. Our community offers its residents a peaceful place to call home. Northbrook is a great city to visit, and guests of our residents will enjoy checking...

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  • Lake Barrington Woods

    Lake Barrington Woods

    22300 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Alden Courts/Garden Des Plaines

    1227 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Alden Gardens offers older adults the opportunity to live an active life with monitored care in a safe, friendly environment. Alden Gardens is part of the Alden Des Plaines community, which offers Alzheimer/dementia assisted living and a skilled nursing facility with physical therapy, IV therapy,...

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  • Oak Hill Supportive Living

    Oak Hill Supportive Living

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

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

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  • Atria Glenview  (Now Open)

    Atria Glenview (Now Open)

    4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the Village of Glenview on the North Shore, Atria Glenview is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with...

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  • Sunrise of Schaumburg

    Sunrise of Schaumburg

    790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Asbury Court Retirement Community

    Asbury Court Retirement Community

    1750 South Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (39)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Asbury Court! It is our commitment to meet you at your point of need! Our Senior Living Community Provides- Assisted living Supportive Living Memory Care: Coming in 2017 Skilled Nursing and Rehab: Coming in 2017 At Asbury Court, It's about the Care. Imagine a stress free transition from...

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  • Brookdale Des Plaines

    Brookdale Des Plaines

    800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (48)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It’s good to be home. Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able to...

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  • Sunrise of Park Ridge

    Sunrise of Park Ridge

    1725 West Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (55)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Belmont Village Glenview

    Belmont Village Glenview

    2200 Golf Road, Glenview, IL 60025
    (44)
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    Belmont Village of Glenview, Illinois is situated in the heart of a beautiful residential area. Our community is convenient to Old Orchard, the botanical gardens and many places of worship. There are also major medical centers and hospitals in close to the facility, including the new Glenview Senior...

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  • Three Oaks Assisted Living

    Three Oaks Assisted Living

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

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

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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    2150 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (50)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    Alexian Village of Elk Grove

    975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our 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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  • The Wellshire Morton Grove

    The Wellshire Morton Grove

    8415 North Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, IL 60053
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Wellshire is designed for seniors that require assistance with the activities of daily living. The campus offers a continuum of care with Bella Terra nursing and rehab center connected to The Wellshire. The Wellshire was built in 2011. We are located in Morton Grove, The Wellshire is convenient...

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  • The Sheridan at Park Ridge (NOW OPEN)

    The Sheridan at Park Ridge (NOW OPEN)

    510 N Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Sheridan at Park Ridge is a new assisted living and memory care community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. We specialize in helping seniors live their lives to the fullest, no matter what level of specialized care they need. For our assisted living residents, we...

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  • The Cottages of Fox Lake

    The Cottages of Fox Lake

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

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

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  • The Fountains of Crystal Lake

    The Fountains of Crystal Lake

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

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

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  • Summit of Uptown

    Summit of Uptown

    10 N. Summit Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated in downtown Park Ridge is The Summit of Uptown which provides Assisted Living, Independent Living and Respite Care. The Summit of Uptown offers completely renovated spacious apartments, with full kitchens, upgraded amenities and attentive services. Assisted Living services include...

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Assisted Living in Vernon Hills, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of senior care and housing which offers residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents commonly receive support for bathing, dressing, medication management, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing facility where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while as well as offering a wide variety of activities and features 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 health care.

If you are unsure about what sort of care your loved one needs, speak with a medical expert who can help you select the best kind of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer all of your questions and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Vernon Hills, IL?

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

When it comes to deciding on senior living, there are many things to consider, from the amount of attention and support to life style, location and more. Vernon Hills, IL offers many options to help you make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Also referred to as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are simply like apartments for individuals of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents are required to be over the age of 55 or 62. Older adults sometimes feel better in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to people from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to reside in a community setting with various other seniors. This type of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, excursions, and often has transitional programs for seniors who ultimately need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, providing residents a continuum of health care. An individual can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between degrees 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 offer respite care for caregivers who remain working while also looking after a loved one. This is a great option for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain busy and involved while living at home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are ordinary homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing personalized good care in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, personal grooming, medication management, and more. Amenities and services can vary greatly but typically there is staff on hand around the clock to aid residents with needs as they arise. Residents also routinely have a care plan that is frequently monitored and adapted as necessities change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This kind of attention is usually for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These facilities are generally especially planned to ensure that residents don't get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that enhance engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest level of 24- hour care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically refers to a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care can also refer to in-home caregiving services used for just a brief period. Family caregivers utilize respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care helps the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the term “hospitality,” hospice isn't a location, but a philosophy of care that embraces death as a natural part of life, and looks to to assist patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient on an emotional level and physically while assisting their friends and family as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The amenities and services offered in senior living may differ greatly from community to facility. However, most facilities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other features.

Other services often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Vernon Hills has 50 facilities in the area so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before choosing the best one for your senior loved one. That way you'll discover what options can be found and will have a less complicated time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a tour at your most wanted community.

Below are a few of the best questions you should be prepared to ask during your visit:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that people can enjoy? If so, are they kept orderly and nice looking?
  • Can your staff administer medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly cost? If not, just how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy require a preliminary assessment before admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What accommodation types are available and what are their costs?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel engaged? Friendly?
  • What's your release plan?
  • What kind of know-how do your workers have?
  • It's also advisable to 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. Data open to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated regularly, and details about 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 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 per day with staff assisting with personal necessities such as showering, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best community for your senior family member is usually one of an important decisions you may make. Throughout your tour, consider the standard of health care that your loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you and your loved one, so think about what factors are actually beneficial to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try to schedule your tour together with community events. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities or even participate. Are the activities and get-togethers well attended? Does the personnel appear to be making the most of the entertainment as well? Check out the facility calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies and interests? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips from the facility? If it's essential to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about faith based offerings.
  • Cleanliness: Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look beyond the fixtures and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently house cleaning services are made available in the private living space. Be sure to get total details on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for specifics on what's available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure you observe multiple personnel communicating with current occupants. Do they pay attention and make eye contact? Make sure to receive a good knowledge of the staffing routine. How many people are in fact involved in residents’ care? Be sure you get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the facility. It is important that you trust the facility’s team members.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When touring communities, it is beneficial to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be sure to and your family member try a meal at community. It's not only a great way to try out the cooking, but it’s a great possibility to meet other people. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is not able to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for his or her honest views about the facility. Many communities have a resident council which will be happy to help answer all of your concerns. Visit our website to read some of the 1217 reviews from families who have shared their impressions of specific facilities.
  • Safety and security: Safety and security features are extremely important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver. Be sure that washrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation in their living area. Learn about other basic safety features in living quarters and throughout the facility. Make sure you find out about staffing routines to determine who's on-site at all times to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ at night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut: As you are touring, be sure to consider yourself or your family member actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one being secure? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents available, inviting and cheerful?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Vernon Hills, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index shows that the typical cost of assisted living in the Vernon Hills location ranged from $2000 to $13200 per month. Charges for assisted living facilities can vary widely based on amenities, location, and services, consequently looking into close by suburbs and towns could give you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a residence or personal savings, but for some people, this might not be an choice. Here are three other solutions that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior family member you are helping transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be able to liquidate the insurance plan and obtain the funds right now. Different policies and restrictions apply according to the kind of policy you have, so call a financial advisor or eldercare lawyer to learn more about your alternatives and to determine what’s most useful for your situation.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for one person to move into assisted living while another remains in the home while his or her 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, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find 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 recognize. One benefit, in particular, 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worthwhile to discover if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more about benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” call the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For more ideas about the best way to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Finding the right assisted living community is a significant decision, both for a senior and for their family members.

Listed below are five points 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 available after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community’s plan is for managing it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can actually pay off - plan in advance!
  3. Will there be a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a personal residence to assisted living means giving up a beloved lawn or back yard, so gaining access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is usually beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yard, with features such as BBQ spaces, gardens, and strolling paths for facility events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility give your loved one with the help and support they need? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so make certain to enquire about the features you are searching for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly rate? Before signing the contract, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic charge structure and what might incur an additional fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they bill a monthly fee for rent and meals but extra charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are charged different fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

With so many choices to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are specialists in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality, and budget.

Here are some things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style five star living. It can be easy to be influenced by the features and creature comforts you may decide for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need support washing and dressing? Do they have special requirements like limited eyesight or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger facility or be more happy in a smaller, more personal setting? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their decision ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to see at least 3 to 5 communities, when you can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of deciding on the best assisted living facility is often complicated, but there are solutions that will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you time and money and help you make a good choice.

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