The Cottages of New Lenox

1023 S Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451

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About the community

The Cottages of New Lenox is an assisted living and memory care community located in New Lenox, IL, in Will County. The community has been specially created to resemble the type of family home where most residents will have lived all of their lives, helping them to adapt to this next stage of life as quickly and easily as possible. The tranquil campus is located an hour away from Chicago and just eleven miles away from Joliet.

The staff here are all professional, patient and kind, and it is obvious that they are genuinely passionate about making the lives of those in their care as easy, peaceful and relaxing as possible. Every member of the memory care team receives specific dementia training, as well as on going education, so they are fully equipped with all of the best techniques and methods to deal compassionately with the realities of dementia.

As well as providing excellent senior care, the team at The Cottages of New Lenox also offer residents some great amenities:

  • Engaging activities tailored to individual abilities
  • Devotional services on site
  • Beautician
  • Schedule transportation

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at The Cottages of New Lenox

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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$XXXX
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Semi-Private
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$XXXX
/mo

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities

Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Pets

Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Golf course or putting green
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Languages spoken

Spanish

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Catholic services
Art classes

Reviews

3.8

(26 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.0

Care services

3.8

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

2.0

Activities

3.8

Value for cost

3.7

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5.0
May 19, 2021
Rick - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Easy Transition, Caring Staff

It’s just been a wonderful experience. They just rolled out the red carpet. This is our first rodeo. We’ve never done anything like this before. They kind of held our hands through the whole thing. The care that they’re providing is amazing. Their head nurse is amazing. The director is just incredible. We had a family visit recently. I flew in from out of town, and they didn't give me a hard time about the Covid stuff, just followed protocol. I was there for the weekend and they answered any questions. They were very caring. It could all be a schtick, what a privilege it is to care for our loved one. And I’m sure that’s part of the script. But I believe them when they say it. We’ve had a wonderful experience.


5.0
April 5, 2021
anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
Our experience

We chose The Cottages because of the convenient location. It is 5 smaller building instead of just one large facility, so sometimes your family members do not have any interaction with the other residents. They have been excellent with communication with everything that has been going on. They have had a new chef and he is not as good as the last one that they had. Overall I would recommend to others looking.


5.0
July 13, 2020
Nancy - Loved one of resident/client
Staff care at the Cottages of New Lenox

I cannot say enough how much the caregivers and executive staff work to make sure the residents receive not only the best in care, but that they are HAPPY each day. These people work tirelessly to make sure their "family" members receive the best in daily care, meals and personal assistance. I am thankful each day that they care so much for each of residents in their care and there is never a problem too large or small for them to address. It's above and beyond each and every day. You are all my heroes. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.


3.5
June 19, 2019
Linda Bunting - Loved one of resident/client
The Cottages of New Lenox

The staff is very friendly and helpful overall. We've had a few incidences, some which may be attributed to us being new to this type of living situation and some from The Cottages. We've worked together and resolved the issues. We initially had a problem with mom's laundry but that has been addressed and corrected. We really like that there are only 16 rooms in each cottage and that we have 24 hour access.


4.5
January 15, 2019
William Miller - Loved one of resident/client
Very friendly, very caring

My mother-in-law needed a place to live after suffering a fall on her 94th birthday. The Cottages was a wonderfully friendly and caring place for her.


5.0
December 28, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Very unique community

I toured this facility with my family while looking for a place for my Dad. It’s a beautiful community and privately owned, which is something I liked. However, it isn’t just one big facility but rather a lot of little cottages. I could see the potential and positives but I didn’t think it was the right fit for my Dad. There is a common area, like a big courtyard, but everyone eats individually and each cottage comes with its own kitchen. It was a very modern type of cottage where everything was made up of black granite and white cabinets, but Dad was used to living on a farm in a country setting so it felt like too big of a change for him. A few negatives were that they wouldn’t accept his dog and wouldn’t allow him to smoke. Ultimately, it didn’t fit the needs my Dad had, but I’ve already told my own kids to bring me here when it’s time for me to move in somewhere.

Response from The Cottages of New Lenox

January 2, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words and the 5-star review. While some of our activities and policies might not be a match for your Dad now, know we are always here at the Cottages to help if needed.


4.0
September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Residential care

Things were a little rocky when my parents first moved in but they are settling down now. Management here has been very good to work with as are the staff who are attentive to my parents. They are in a very nice cottage with 4-6 other residents. Mom is in a wheel chair and dad uses a walker, and there is plenty of room for them to move around in the room. The staff has been great at keeping me informed about any issues. My parents now use the resident doctor, which is easier to coordinate and monitor their meds. They are working on getting on site PT for them as well. They keep my parents busy and my dad says he even likes the food. I think this home type setting is working well for my parents.

Response from The Cottages of New Lenox

September 19, 2017

Thank you for your 4-star review and the kind words about The Cottages of New Lenox. As you know we apologize for any issues we had at the start and are glad that we have a place for Mom and Dad that they enjoy. Overall, as our mission states, we want to preserve our residents legacies one resident at a time. We work hard to make sure each resident feels like they are home in our community. Thank you again for the kind word, we do appreciate it!


5.0
July 10, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Care and Communication

This is an outstanding community for good care. The staff is very caring. We like the menu of the healthy meals. They offer her a lot of nice activities for her to participate indoors. The community is clean and well maintained. We would highly recommend this community. We like the nurses and they communicate with me very well.


4.0
March 13, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Care for family

We toured this community. We found the community to be older than what we were looking for. The room was not what we wanted for my dad. The rooms were separate and outdoor setting. This is a closer location, but not what we wanted at this time. We would recommend this community highly to other families for good care and the value of a loved one.


3.0
February 2, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Pretty Good Tour of This Community

I had a pretty good tour of this community. The community appeared to be neat, and clean. The staff was friendly to my family, and myself. The experience was a good one, but this wasn't the place for my father, and his needs.


5.0
December 1, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Starting Out Good

I liked the size of the community and felt it has more of a homey feeling than the other larger facilities and easier to maneuver through. All the staff are very nice and pleasant with me and dad. He was cooking for himself and likes that someone else is making his meals. He says it is good and had to get accustomed to the large meals for lunch. They do a nice job keeping the community and rooms clean. My dad participates in some of the many activities they offer. It's been 2 month and in the beginning he had minor complaints but he is happy and wanted to move in.


3.0
October 28, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Needs Improvement!!

I was not very impressed with this community during my tour. The staff was very knowledgeable and kind, however the cleanliness of this place is seriously lacking. The bedrooms did not seem like housekeeping has been in there in a while and it was very messy throughout the entire building. They could use some updating and lots of improvement in there facility.


1.5
June 30, 2016
daughter of dementia - Loved one of resident/client
memory and mom

Mom was a resident of the cottages until recently. The place is clean and the grounds well cared for and attractive. What is of great concern is the administration changing four times in a year. You never knew who was in charge. Each one had their own way of following the guidelines. The help inadequate and changed so often there was no consistency. The few we could get to know were caring individuals but others changed every time we visited. We were told that if mom needed more help they would move her to a cottage with more care. That is not true. They asked her to leave as she needed more care. Of course, they kept her initial one time only fee of $2,500.00 entry fee.


3.0
June 24, 2016
BAB - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
91 and counting

I find it to be clean, and most staff is friendly (however the change over is incredible, including the management. It has changed 4 times in 3 years). The value is probably about the same as other places like this. They have an activities schedule and it seems good, but I have no point of reference because my mother has no interest in any activities, of course she is 91. I do like the grounds and the fact that the five buildings are all stand alone ranch style. There are 16 rooms in each building and they all have their own dining room/activities center, kitchen and frontroom. No place is going to be 100% great however, my mother seems to be quite content here.


5.0
March 11, 2015
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Great

I get treated very well. Overall, I love it.


4.5
December 15, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
wonderful people

The process that we went through to get dad in there was very straight-forward and with no issues. Dad has stage four dementia, and for someone at that stage of dementia going into a new place is frightening, but the people at The Cottages of New Lenox were very understanding and did everything possible to accomidate.


3.0
November 21, 2014
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
NIce memory care facility

This Memory Care facility seems to be very good for the senior who has only memory issues. Unfortunatly Dad has Parkinsons and low blood pressure issues that they were not really equiped to handle so we had to find another facility with more medical staff for his long term chare.


3.0
October 10, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
beware of complications

Unfortunately this was not the right place for Dad since his Parkinsons and low blood pressure have caused complications - for a memory care only resident it is great but they are not equipped to handle more complicated issues


0.5
September 13, 2014
Anonymous
No activities not enough food, unsanitary bathrooms

The memory care residents sat all day doing nothing. There were no activities or social outings. The bathrooms never got cleaned. There was feces and urine on the bathroom walls, toilets, sinks, floors, and the carpets were all stained. The residents did not get enough to eat. Soup and salad for dinner is not enough.


1.0
September 1, 2014
Anonymous
dirty place... dirty rooms, carpets and baths

dirty, dirty, dirty the resident rooms and bathrooms are filthy The food is awful


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