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Senior housing types near Yorkville, IL

  • Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    242 Greenbriar Rd 242 Greenbriar Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Cedarhurst of Yorkville NOW OPEN

    4040 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville, IL 60560
    (5)
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    Cedarhurst of Yorkville is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. For seniors ready to leave home ownership behind and move into a welcoming communal setting where housekeeping and maintenance are taken care of for you,...

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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 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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  • 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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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • The Gardens of Waterford

    The Gardens of Waterford

    1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • American House Cedarlake

    American House Cedarlake

    14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    American House Cedarlake is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. For those who want to enjoy their retirement in the comfort and privacy of their own one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment without the fuss of home ownership and...

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  • HarborChase of Plainfield

    HarborChase of Plainfield

    12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585
    (62)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

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  • Heritage Woods of Plainfield

    Heritage Woods of Plainfield

    14731 S. Van Dyke Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Heritage Woods of Plainfield is an affordable assisted living community serving adults 65 or older, fully certified by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Living. Situated in Northwest Will County, Illinois about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Heritage Woods is a lovely supportive place...

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  • Asbury Gardens

    Asbury Gardens

    210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
    (46)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • The Timbers of Shorewood

    The Timbers of Shorewood

    1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL 60431
    (39)
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    The Timbers of Shorewood delivers an unusual blend of secure senior living with elegance and independence! With full-service kitchens in every apartment, supportive services available for Independent living residents and a restaurant on-site, residents enjoy a wide range of choices regarding they...

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  • Arbor Terrace Naperville

    Arbor Terrace Naperville

    2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Rock Run Place - AL

    Rock Run Place - AL

    3320 Executive Dr, Joliet, IL 60431
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Rock Run Place offers a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Assisted Living and Memory Care levels of care are available on our campus. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

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  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (98)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas, and...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (42)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Naperville North

    Sunrise of Naperville North

    535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Naperville

    Sunrise of Naperville

    960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    (27)
    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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  • 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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  • Bickford of St. Charles

    Bickford of St. Charles

    2875 Campton Hills Rd., Saint Charles, IL 60175
    (37)
    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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  • Victory Centre of Joliet

    Victory Centre of Joliet

    29 N. Broadway St, Joliet, IL 60435
    (5)
    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 Victory Centre of Joliet 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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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    600 Dunham Road, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (51)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Westbridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

    500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    Lacey Creek Supportive Living

    4200 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Franciscan Village

    Franciscan Village

    1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
    (16)
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    Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

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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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  • Robin's Nest Assisted Living

    1819 Fargo Blvd, Geneva, IL 60134
    (11)
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    Robin's Nest I Robin's Nest 1 is a residential care home located in beautiful Geneva, Illinois, in Kane County. Our picturesque community is situated near Sunset Park and Dryden Park, with stunning golf course views. Enjoy historic downtown Geneva for unique shopping, dining or take in the historic...

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  • Franciscan Court

    1996 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL 60185
    (65)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • The Vistas Fox Valley

    The Vistas Fox Valley

    1599 N. Farnsworth, Aurora, IL 60505
    (12)
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  • The Gardens at Park Pointe

    The Gardens at Park Pointe

    1550 DuPont Ave, Morris, IL 60450
    (1)
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  • Cedarhurst of Naperville/Woodridge

    Cedarhurst of Naperville/Woodridge

    3333 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517
    (8)
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  • Heritage Woods of Minooka

    701 Heritage Woods Dr, Minooka, IL 60447
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Assisted Living in Yorkville, 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 administration, 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 a wide variety of activities and services in a community setting. Some assisted living communities provide support for seniors with particular medical necessities such as for example cognitive loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

When you are unsure about what kind of care your loved one needs, consult with a medical professional who can help you select the best kind of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your inquiries and help you discover a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Is Senior Living Like in Yorkville, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and gorgeous Midwest landscapes, Illinois is a lovely spot 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 likewise offering you easy access to world travel.

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are plenty of points to consider, from the level of care and support to way of living, location and more. Yorkville, IL offers many options in order to 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 just like apartments for individuals of all ages, but have an age restriction; typically residents must be more than 55 or 62. Older adults typically feel more secure in senior apartments and prefer living near persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living: Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who still 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 gradually 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 people a continuum of care. A person 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 departing one’s original home.
  • Adult Day Care: Adult day care can provide respite care for caregivers who are still working while also looking after a loved one. That is a great option for caregivers and seniors looking for ways to remain busy and involved while living in the home and getting home care services.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: Care homes are typical homes in residential neighborhoods which have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in providing individualized 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 differ greatly but typically there is staff available around the clock to aid residents with requirements as they arise. Residents also routinely have a care plan that is frequently monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care: This kind of care is definitely for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other varieties of dementia. These facilities are generally especially planned to ensure that residents do not 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 degree of 24- hour health care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation following 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 just a short 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 loved ones make the most of the last days of their lives. Rooted in the word “hospitality,” hospice isn't a place, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to aid people meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the patient psychologically and physically while assisting their family members as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The options and services provided in senior living can vary greatly from facility to facility. However, most communities offer studio, one-room or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other features.

Other services often within assisted living include:

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

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

Yorkville has 41 facilities in the area so it is important to tour several assisted living facilities before finding the right one for your senior loved one. That way you will discover what options can be found and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or email A Place for Mom and we will help you put together a visit at your preferred community.

Here are some of the top questions you need to be prepared to ask during your visit:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and tidy?
  • Can your staff dispense medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include your services in the monthly fee? 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 persons are currently on it?
  • What apartment types can be found and what exactly are their costs?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What are your billing and payment guidelines and methods?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members engaged? Friendly?
  • What's your release policy?
  • What kind of know-how do your staff members have?
  • You should also pay close attention to any residents you meet or move 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. As a consequence 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 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 records through its Department of Social Services website. Data available to review includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

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

  • Have a license if housing 17 or more unrelated individuals
  • Have over 80% of residents be 55 years old or older
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor’s assessment 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 Right Assisted Living Community?

Finding the right facility for your senior family member can be one of the most crucial decisions you may make. During your tour, consider the quality of care that your loved one may receive. Your choice of “if, when and where to move” resides solely with you as well as your family member, so consider what criteria are actually essential to you and your family member.

  • Activities: It’s a good idea to try and schedule your tour in conjunction with facility get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the entertainment and even get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the staff seem to be having fun with the activity as well? Have a look at the community 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 feature excursions and trips away from the facility? If it's important to yourself, don’t forget to inquire about spiritual 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 private living space. Be sure to get total information on the types of maintenance provided and the estimated response times. Don’t forget to enquire about laundry procedures. Ask for details on what's made available and at what expense.
  • Friendliness: The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the most importance. Make sure that you witness multiple workers communicating with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Be sure to get a good understanding of the staffing pattern. Just how many people are truly involved in residents’ care? Be sure to get an introduction to the management team. This will help you understand the goals of the facility. It's important that you trust the facility’s staff.
  • Meals: Much like most of us, the dining area experience is very important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is valuable to go over entree choices and learn about dining hours, choices, and procedures. Be sure to and your loved one enjoy a meal at facility. It's not only a great way to try out the food, but it’s an excellent possibility to meet other folks. Make sure to discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Reputation: Ask residents and families, past and present, for his or her honest thoughts about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be happy to reply all of your questions. Check out our website to see a few of the 956 reviews from family members who have shared their opinions of specific facilities.
  • Safety and security: Security and safety features are incredibly important and provide reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that bathrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient spots. Ask how residents call the staff if indeed they have an an urgent situation in their living area. Learn about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the facility. Be sure you find out about staffing schedules to determine who's on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing schedules differ during the night? How will the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?
  • Trust your gut: As you are visiting, be sure you consider yourself or your family member actually living at the facility. Can you imagine your family member feeling comfortable? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents available, welcoming and friendly?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Yorkville, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the typical cost of assisted living in the Yorkville area ranged from $1500 to $8530 per month. Charges for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on features, neighborhood, and services, consequently looking into surrounding suburbs and towns may offer you further flexibility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many people finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a home or personal savings, but for some persons, this won't be an option. 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 move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be able to liquidate the plan and get the funds right away. Different regulations and restrictions apply according to the kind of plan you have, so call a financial advisor or eldercare legal professional to determine more about your options and to determine what’s recommended for your needs.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who may have different care needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to go into assisted living while another resides in the home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, get in touch with 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 qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit, specifically, 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to learn if your loved one may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our “Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care,” get in touch with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or visit www.va.gov.

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

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

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

  1. How many staff are available to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Popular facilities can fill fast. If the one you like is not available, inquire about the waitlist and what the facility’s plan is for administering it. Many facilities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can genuinely pay off - plan ahead!
  3. Is there a patio space? For most residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means giving up a beloved back garden or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is valuable. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a selection of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and taking walks paths for community events.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community give your cherished one with the help and support they want? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care associates for each and every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so make sure to ask about the features you are looking for.
  5. What services are within the monthly charge? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur an additional fee. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a monthly rate for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are billed distinct charges.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Facility?

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

Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style five star living. It might be easy to be tempted by the features and creature comforts you may decide for yourself, but finally it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past. Does your family member need support washing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diets? Would they like the benefits of a larger facility or be more relaxed in a smaller, more intimate environment? Take into account the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Arrange to tour at least three to five communities, when you can. Start with planned 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 selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility can be difficult, but there are solutions which will help. Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help save you money and time and help you make a good choice.

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