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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Chicago, IL advisors have helped 23023 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 721 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $9750 per month.

Chicago, Illinois in Cook County offers the best of world-class museums, exciting entertainment, delicious food and unbelievable performance venues. There is a constant barrage of outdoor festivals and senior-friendly activities with a budgeted cost. From panoramic views of Lake Michigan to world-class shopping along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago is a captivating place to be. It also has an excellent public transportation system and conveniently located medical facilities. Seniors and their families have trusted independent living in Chicago for an exceptional retirement living experience. Residents have endless opportunities to be active and healthy in a secure environment. If you or your loved one are looking for a retirement community in the Chicago area, we are happy to help.

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Senior housing types near Chicago, IL

  • The Clare

    The Clare

    55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
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    The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await you...

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  • Senior Suites of Central Station

    Senior Suites of Central Station

    1400 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
    (35)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Bridgeport

    Senior Suites of Bridgeport

    2825 S Halstead St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (27)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
    (25)
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    Good Times, Good Company Located in the active and vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, our independent and assisted living community boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, spacious common areas for relaxing and entertaining, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style dining...

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  • Brookdale Lake View

    Brookdale Lake View

    3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    (61)
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    Healthier Life, Healthier You Have you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

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  • Renaissance Saint Luke

    Renaissance Saint Luke

    1501 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (4)
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    Seniors age 55 and better enjoy a vibrant lifestyle at Renaissance Saint Luke. Our convenient Lincoln, Belmont, Ashland location is just across the street from the huge new Whole Foods store, and serviced by Belmont/Ashland bus lines. We're close to all of the attractions of West Lakeview, an...

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  • Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park

    Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park

    3656 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60624
    (3)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of New City

    Senior Suites of New City

    4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
    (7)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Selfhelp Home Of Chicago

    Selfhelp Home Of Chicago

    908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640
    (6)
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    The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area. The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Residents are able to: Live independently Receive...

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  • Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor

    Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor

    2800 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
    (15)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Bethany Retirement Community

    Bethany Retirement Community

    4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
    (30)
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    Bethany Retirement is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago for over 126 years! We were founded in the Methodist tradition; however, we are home to a variety of faiths. We are 'Called to Care' and our desire is to provide active living...

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  • The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

    The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

    5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
    (67)
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    At The Breakers, I have my choice of a quiet evening in my apartment home or spending time with my friends. There is fun and lively entertainment all in one spot. What's really special is that there is always someone to visit and talk with. It's a warm, friendly community where everyone feels...

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  • Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park

    Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park

    2715 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
    (5)
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    Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park is a highly rated pet-friendly Chicago independent living community for seniors 62 and older. For retirees looking for a convenient location that allows them to maintain their lifestyle and socialize with their peers, our senior living community is here to make life easy...

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  • Montgomery Place

    Montgomery Place

    5550 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
    (1)
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    Montgomery Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with a range of living options. Located in Chicago's historic Hyde Park, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, there's something for everyone here! Modern apartments support active lifestyles and Independent Living. Assisted Living...

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  • Senior Suites of Austin

    Senior Suites of Austin

    335 North Menard Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644
    (6)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites Gage Park

    Senior Suites Gage Park

    3244 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (6)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Belmont Cragin

    Senior Suites of Belmont Cragin

    6045 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
    (2)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of South Shore

    Senior Suites of South Shore

    2355 East 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60649
    (21)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites Midway Village

    Senior Suites Midway Village

    6800 S. Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (13)
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    Senior Suites of Midway Village is a welcoming, secure independent living community in Chicago for seniors ages 62 and over. We provide the opportunity for seniors to forego home maintenance chores in favor of private apartments with housekeeping in a convenient location. We want our residents to...

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  • The Montclare Senior Residences

    The Montclare Senior Residences

    6650 West Belden, Chicago, IL 60707
    (9)
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    The Montclare Senior Residences would like to invite you to visit our upscale Senior Apartment community for qualified residents ages 55 or better. Located two blocks east of Oak Park Avenue and two blocks south of Fullerton/Grand Avenue in Chicago. The Montclare Senior Residences will change the...

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  • Jackson Park Supportive Living

    Jackson Park Supportive Living

    1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
    (3)
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    The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence. Our apartments are designed to provide a...

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  • Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    7430 South Rockwell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
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    Senior Suites offers affordable, high quality apartments homes with specially-designed amenities to meet the needs of Chicago's older adults, those 62 years of age and better.

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  • Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community

    Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community

    6840 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
    (7)
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    Park Plaza Jewish Senior Living Community offers spacious studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with room enough for your grandchildren to visit. Studio apartments are equipped with a modern convenience kitchen, while the one and two bedroom apartments offer a Full amenity kitchen...

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  • Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    1050 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
    (11)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Autumn Green at Midway Village

    Autumn Green at Midway Village

    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (39)
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    Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

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  • Senior Suites of Jefferson Park

    Senior Suites of Jefferson Park

    5400 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60630
    (38)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    2804 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL 60649
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Chatham

    Senior Suites of Chatham

    8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    4239 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
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    Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a senior living community located in the vibrant metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. This iconic city offers some of the best amenities in the country. Glass towers, luxury boutiques and fine dining can be found amongst the busy downtown core. Visiting family members...

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  • The Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    The Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    4255 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
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    Senior Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a lively pet-friendly independent living community in Chicago for seniors age 55 and over. We offer tastefully appointed studio and one-bedroom apartments for total privacy and comfort. Each of our 36 units has an easy to use emergency response...

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  • Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    5839 South Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
    (12)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Norwood Park

    Senior Suites of Norwood Park

    5700 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
    (48)
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    Senior Suites of Norwood Park is a highly rated Chicago independent living community for seniors 62 years of age or older. We offer the comfort of a private apartment with the joys of communal life. Our convenient location allows residents to fully enjoy their retirement as they take in all the...

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  • Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60633
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Hyde Park Apartments

    5330 South Harper, Chicago, IL 60615
    (1)
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    Located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Hyde Park Apartments is a senior apartment situated in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The state of the art building is surrounded by magnificent views such as Lake Michigan. A lot of amenities surround the apartments such as the Promontory and Harold Washington...

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  • Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park

    1200 E. 78th St., Chicago, IL 60619
    (11)
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    Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park is located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most vibrant cities of the United States. With a population of over three million, it's a city that is buzzing with life and opportunities. Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for its stunning...

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  • Wrightwood Senior Apartments

    2815 W. 79th St., Chicago, IL 60652
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    Wrightwood Senior Apartments are located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most exciting cities in the United States. With a population of over three million people, Chicago is buzzing with life and opportunities. Wrightwood Senior Apartments offer convenience and comfort in a healthy...

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  • Presence Resurrection Retirement Community

    7262 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
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    Presence Resurrection Retirement Community is primarily independent living with a 36 room assisted living nestled into 16 acres of walking paths and a garden-like setting in the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Our property is the perfect place for those looking to have the beauty of nature...

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  • The Apartments at 1251 South Michigan

    1251 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Midway Pointe

    5011 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60638
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  • West Pullman School Senior Community

    11917 S. Parnell, Chicago, IL 60628
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  • Pullman Senior Suites

    15 E 112th Pl, Chicago, IL 60619
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  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (24)
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    Built as a luxury hotel in 1922, the Oak Park Arms retained the original charm of the grand hotels of the 20th century. The apartments, Ballroom, Georgian Room Restaurant, Lounge, and meeting rooms have been renovated on an on-going basis. A rental retirement community for 26 years, the Oak Park...

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  • Brookdale Oak Park

    Brookdale Oak Park

    1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (14)
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    Everything You Want, Everything You Need If first impressions are everything, we think we make a pretty good one. Nestled between historic Frank Lloyd Wright homes and a vibrant downtown shopping district, the location of our independent and assisted living community is just the start of what makes...

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  • The Carrington at Lincolnwood

    The Carrington at Lincolnwood

    3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (19)
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    Creating a multi-acre senior living community in the very heart of a highly desirable area like Lincolnwood is a rare opportunity. While only minutes from businesses and shopping, cultural opportunities, houses of worship and medical and professional offices, the landscaped 13-acre,...

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  • Lincolnwood Place

    Lincolnwood Place

    7000 North McCormick Boulevard, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (58)
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    Lincolnwood Place offers independent living and assisted living in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Lincolnwood is a village in Cook County and is most widely known as the home of the Purple Hotel, which has a place in local lore. In addition to the intrigue surrounding this historical site, the village...

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  • Robineau Retirement Living Residence

    Robineau Retirement Living Residence

    7550 Kostner Ave, Skokie, IL 60076
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    Robineau Residence, nestled in a residential neighborhood in Skokie, is home to 24 older adults, who enjoy a family-like setting while maintaining their own independence. With a warm, homey atmosphere, residents enjoy the companionship of others. Four private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom,...

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  • Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC

    8700 W 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
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    Cantata Adult Life Services is committed to enabling older adults to achieve the greatest possible level of self-sufficiency and independence. The overarching goal of our not-for-profit organization is to facilitate active living and the continuation of healthy relationships with and among people of...

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  • The Merion

    The Merion

    1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
    (12)
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    WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITY Discover an active senior living lifestyle at the heart of bustling, downtown Evanston, IL. Our beautifully restored historic property is minutes from Chicago, a few blocks from the lakeshore and North Shore neighborhoods, and steps away from...

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  • Senior Suites of Bellwood

    Senior Suites of Bellwood

    3201 Randolph Street, Bellwood, IL 60104
    (2)
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    Senior Suites of Bellwood is an elegant Chicago area independent living community for seniors 62 and over. We know that there comes an age when seniors want to leave behind the maintenance of home ownership in favor of a worry-free lifestyle. That’s exactly what our community provides, with private...

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Chicago, Illinois

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities provide individuals with a convenient balance between an opportunity to live an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about the maintenance of basic tasks and chores. Frequent needs such as housekeeping and the scheduling of social activities are accounted for, which provides residents more free time to live active lives as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a companion if they choose. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing support is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private caregivers. There are a number of expenses and benefits to keep in mind when choosing an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are covered in the care plan: initial assessment fee, meals, Waiting list deposit, move-in fee, utilities, laundry, transportation, and private phone. The amenities that pertain to independent living include restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, private rental hall, beauty salon & barber shop, concierge services, healthcare center, game/TV room, and laundry service.

Demographics and Values

In Chicago, 3.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Chicago is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Demographically, Chicago is 30.5% black, 11.2% other or not specified, 0.3% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 49.1% white, 2.6% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 29.0% Hispanic. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Chicago 38.7% practice Catholicism, 5.1% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 3.5% are Baptists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Chicago, out of the total population 1.1% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 3.9% practice Islam. In Chicago, 40.1% are nonbelievers. Out of the total population of Chicago, 12.8% do not have health insurance, 5.2% are widowed, 20.6% live in poverty, and 66.4% participate in the labor force. In the previous presidential election, 20.8% voted Republican, 73.9% voted Democrat, and 5.3% voted for a third party candidate in Cook county. The current population of Chicago is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. Chicago has a population density of 4,612 people per square mile. In terms of crime, Chicago has 11.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 32.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 48.5% are male and 51.5% are female. In Chicago, 22.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.8% are over the age of 60, 4.9% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Chicago is 34 years old. Of the population of Chicago 15.1% have a graduate degree, 37.4% have a college degree, and 22.9% have a high-school diploma.

Cost of Living

The community where a care facility is located will have a large impact on the cost of care. Cost of living is a motivating factor when deciding which destination meets the needs of your family. Chicago has a sales tax of 6.25%. The rent burden for Chicago is about 22.5% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Chicago is about $1,493 per month and the median price of a home in Chicago is around $234,564.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Weather, in particular air quality and moisture, can be a major factor in choosing which city is the right fit for your loved one. On average, Chicago has a humidity rating of around 70%. Humidity ratings peak during the month of December at around 75%. The average air quality index rating in Chicago is approximately 62.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score is at its maximum score in the month of December at approximately 84.6. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Chicago measures around 3 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically falls in August with an average of 5 inches during the month. For snowfall, Chicago experiences an average of 35.10 inches of snow. During the summer, Chicago is approximately 75°F. The low summer temperature drops to around 63°F during the month of June. The summer high temperature is at around 86°F during July. Over the winter, the average temperature in Chicago dips to about 29°F. The peak winter temperature is approximately 37°F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 20 °F in the month of January. Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, primarily those who live with chronic diseases or those needing treatment, access to medical facilities may be a motivating determinant while choosing what type of care best meets you or your loved ones needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago. In total, there are 33 hospitals located in Chicago which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Ssm Health St. Maryâ's Hospital â–Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. In terms of personal well-being, Illinois ranks 22nd in healthcare and 35th in quality of life compared to other states.

Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Illinois, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 12,453 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10°F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Illinois

The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of angelica, blazing star, viola pedata, and aromatic aster. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern red bat, the american black bear, the coyote, or the cougar. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.