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Senior housing types near West Chicago, IL

  • Franciscan Court

    1996 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL 60185
    (65)
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    The Franciscan Court is an assisted living community found in West Chicago, Illinois. West Chicago is an urban city and is found in Dupage County in Illinois State. The city was established on the first rail junction in the state of Illinois. There are lots of sights to see because in this City...

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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

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

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  • Travanse Living at Wheaton

    Travanse Living at Wheaton

    219 Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Belmont Village Geneva Road

    Belmont Village Geneva Road

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

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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

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

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  • HarborChase of Naperville

    HarborChase of Naperville

    1619 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • 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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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (42)
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    Experience the bounty of a community in bloom at Spring Meadows Naperville. Featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our community flourishes at the individual level, with our professional staff and friendly residents working in tandem to create a warm and welcoming...

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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
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    With over 35 years of experience in senior care, Sunrise Senior Living offers elegant environments, in which we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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    If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

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  • Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

    95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (46)
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    Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

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  • Victory Centre of Bartlett

    Victory Centre of Bartlett

    1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (48)
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    Dedicated to Good Living Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Bartlett community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else,...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    Sunrise of Bloomingdale

    129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (39)
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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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  • Sunrise of Naperville

    Sunrise of Naperville

    960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

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

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  • 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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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (2)
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    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148
    (67)
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    The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

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

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (30)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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  • 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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  • The Gardens of Waterford

    The Gardens of Waterford

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

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  • 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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  • Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

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

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  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

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

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
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    J.D. Power winner for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities" Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers...

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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

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

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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (1)
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    Arbor Terrace Naperville will provide the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Naperville, Illinois area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and personalized...

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  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

    Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek

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

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (50)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • 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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  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

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

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  • 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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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

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

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (6)
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    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (8)
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    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    Burr Ridge Senior Living NOW OPEN

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • 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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  • Aspired Living of Westmont

    Aspired Living of Westmont

    407 W 63rd St, Westmont, IL 60559
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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

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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Park Place of Elmhurst

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    1150 Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find peace...

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  • Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

    Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

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

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  • Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
    (65)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in Bensenville, Illinois, the Bridgeway of Bensenville is an assisted living community set on a large, green landscape. We're easy to get to from I-294 and I-290 and close to everything from ten White Pines Country Club and River Forest Golf Club to various shopping areas. As a spacious,...

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  • Concord Place

    Concord Place

    401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164
    (99)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts on...

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  • Sunrise of Willowbrook

    Sunrise of Willowbrook

    6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (42)
    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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  • Eve Assisted Living

    Eve Assisted Living

    10 N Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    EVE Assisted Living & Memory Center offers a continuum of care across the spectrum of assisted living, from those who need minimum care to the more intensive care required for the memory impaired. EVE is located in downtown Hinsdale in a specialty designed modified Edwardian style building that...

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Assisted Living in West Chicago, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

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

Should you be unsure about what sort of care your family member needs, speak with a medical expert who can help you decide on the best sort of care. Also, our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to answer all of your questions and help you discover a senior care facility that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in West Chicago, IL?

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

When it comes to selecting senior living, there are several things to consider, from the level of health care and support to life style, location and more. West Chicago, IL has many choices so you can make a confident and educated decision for your loved ones.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Generally known 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 older than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living around persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a kind of senior housing for seniors who still live independently but want to stay in a community setting with other seniors. This sort of senior housing commonly has community events, activities, outings, and in some cases has transitional programs for seniors who eventually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement facilities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving people a continuum of health care. A person can spend the remainder 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,” though it does require departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who remain working while also caring for a loved one. This is a great option for caregivers and seniors searching for ways to remain active and engaged while living in the home and getting home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are ordinary homes in residential neighborhoods that have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized care and attention in a home-like setting.
  • 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 differ greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to support residents with necessities as they arise. Residents likewise routinely have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Memory Care: This sort of care is for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. These facilities are generally especially designed to ensure that residents do not get lost or wander. They offer dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that promote engagement and personal interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour attention, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also utilized by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite: This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care can also refer to in-home caregiving services used for only a short period. Family caregivers make use of respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care: Hospice care benefits 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 place, but a philosophy of care and attention that embraces death as a natural part of life, and looks to to aid patients meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient emotionally and physically while supporting their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The amenities and services offered in senior living may differ greatly from facility to facility. However, most communities offer studio, one-room or two-bedroom apartments, entertainment, meal plans, transportation, and other experiences.

Other services often found in assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

West Chicago has 50 facilities in the local area so it is important to tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best one for your senior family member. That way you'll discover what options are available and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we'll help you create a tour at your most wanted community.

Here are a few of some of the best questions you need to be prepared to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and nice looking?
  • Can your staff administer prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly cost? If not, just how much are additional services?
  • Will your policy require an initial evaluation prior to move in?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how many people are currently on it?
  • What apartment types can be found and what are their price ranges?
  • What are the current residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members interested? Friendly?
  • What is your release policy?
  • What sort of knowledge do your employees have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any residents you meet or pass while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they treated 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 want 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 data through its Department of Social Services website. Data available to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

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

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the best community for your senior family member is one of an important decisions you can make. Throughout your tour, consider the caliber of health care that your family member may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides specifically with you as well as your family, so consider what criteria are ultimately essential 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 events well attended? Does the staff seem to be to be taking pleasure in the activity as well? Have a look at the facility calendar of occasions. Do they meet your loved one’s pursuits? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they feature excursions and trips from the facility? If it's important to you and your family, don’t forget to ask about religious services.
  • Cleanliness: Does the facility feel clean and fresh? Make sure to look beyond the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how frequently housekeeping services are provided in the private living space. Make sure you get full details on the types of repair provided and the approximated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for particulars on what's available and at what price.
  • Friendliness: The demeanor and friendliness of the personnel are of the most importance. Make sure you witness some employees communicating with current residents. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to get a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are in fact involved in residents’ care? Make sure you get an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals and objectives of the facility. It is important that you have confidence in the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When touring communities, it is valuable to discuss entree choices and learn about dining hours, options, and policies. Make sure you and your loved one try a meal at facility. It's not only a terrific way to try the meals, but it’s an excellent opportunity to meet other folks. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation: Ask people and families, past and present, for their honest views about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be pleased to reply any of your questions. Go to our website to read a number of the 1476 reviews from families who've shared their opinions of individual communities.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are incredibly important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that restrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents call the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation within their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the facility. Be sure you learn about staffing routines to determine who is on-site at all times to help residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? How does the facility assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: When you are visiting, be sure you think about yourself or your loved one essentially living at the facility. Can you imagine your loved one being secure? Do you feel at ease? Are the team members and residents receptive, welcoming and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in West Chicago, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the West Chicago region ranged from $1500 to $9540 per month. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on features, area, and services, consequently looking into surrounding suburbs and towns may offer you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a residence or personal savings, but for some persons, this won't be an option. Here are three other strategies that may help you pay for assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the parent or senior loved one you are helping move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you could be in a position to cash out the plan and obtain money right away. Different policies and limitations apply based on the kind of insurance policy you have, so contact a monetary advisor or eldercare lawyer to learn more about your options and to determine what’s best for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different health care needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good approach for just one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home while his or her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage enables homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t recognize. One benefit, in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one 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 worthwhile to find out if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” contact the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

For more ideas about how 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 facility is a significant decision, both for a senior and for their relatives.

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living communities 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 main one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for administering it. Many facilities will require a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here's where doing your homework can seriously pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Is there a patio space? For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved garden or back yard, so having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is definitely essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ places, gardens, and walking paths for community events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community give your cherished one with the help and support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistants for each and every 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely depending on the size of the facility, so make sure to ask about the features you are looking for.
  5. What services are within the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic fee structure and what might incur an extra charge. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly rate for rent and meals but supplemental costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of service are charged distinct service fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Community?

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

Below are a few things to take into account during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style five star living. It can be easy to come to be tempted by the features and services you might choose for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will work best for your family member.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Will your loved one need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger facility or be more happy in a smaller, more intimate environment? 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 communities, when you can. Start with scheduled visits and consider having meals with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility can be difficult, but there are solutions which can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you time and money and help you make the right choice.

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