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Independent Living

Average starting price $3,035/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Cook County, IL
Brookdale Des Plaines
5.0

I like the food which is very tasty and nourishing. There is always something to do as far as activities from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. games, shows, computers, and conversations with other residents. I feel as you get older there are safety features such as grab bars, pendant, check-in button, etc. Brookdale Des Plaines has a podiatrist on site who is very good and thorough. It is so nice you don't have to leave the building. I recommend Brookdale Des Plaines if you are looking for a retirement community. Brookdale's philosophy likes to keep their residents life as normal as possible such as pets, pool, activities, and friendships.

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Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, IL
4.8

We choose Addollorata Villa because it offered our Mom a continuum of care we believed was best. We have seen firsthand the Addolorata staff show extreme compassion to their patients and residents. They have been extremely attentive to our mother's needs and kept our family updated along the way. The spiritual environment is a comfort for her and our family. We highly recommend the community of Addolorata Villa.

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Oak Trace a CCRC in Downers Grove, IL
4.8

They're short of help, all the way around. That's the main challenge. Sometimes it's hard to find a nurse on the nursing floor. But I really like the assisted living building. They're very good with their activities and keeping their people up to date on things. I had one relative move to the wellness center from assisted living, and I would not do that if you can avoid it. They don't have the activities, and they're kind of isolated in wellness.

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The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 | 12.9 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
5.0(16 reviews)

Dinner service at the Admiral at the Lake has successfully made it through the pandemic, staff shortages, and inflation that plague us all. Meals are nutritional and appetizing, and always include meat, fish...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 | 14.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(92 reviews)

My parents lived at Brookdale Des Plaines for 18 months until their passing. They had the best care from the entire staff. If I ever had an issue or question, someone would respond almost immediately. The...

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 | 22.2 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(90 reviews)

Brookdale Hoffman Estates was fantastic! They were very good to my brother. Unfortunately he progressed to needing more care at a memory care facility.

Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655 | 10.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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A faith-based not-for-profit communityMercy Circle’s residents and staff together create a vibrant, caring community where all people are welcome and our non-profit status is reflected in no entrance fees. Residents pay only a monthly fee, which includes meals, services, amenities and...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(77 reviews)

I was admitted on [date removed]. Food not so good, complain reg chef on vacation, when the chef returned food improved tremendously. Nursing and therapy care excellent. My stay was for rehab after surgery.

Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 | 10.8 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Belmont Village Lincoln Park, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. Nestled in the new...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.7(34 reviews)

This facility is excellent! It's new and very nice. The staff is wonderful. They are a bit short staffed, but that's everywhere right now. The food is good quality and they have a good variety. They do...

Heartis Village Orland Park

7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462 | 16.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Heartis Orland Park is a luxurious senior living community offering you fun and engaging ways to continue a life well lived.The upscale services and amenities create a vibrant atmosphere with new experiences around every corner. Socialize with neighbors and visitors in the courtyards or theatre....

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(30 reviews)

It was a very clean, and friendly community. The care services were excellent. The interaction with the staff was good. They were wonderful. The food was delicious, and we loved it. A lot of good activities...

Brookdale Northbrook

4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062 | 17.8 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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A Meaningful RetirementWhy would you settle for a senior living community that requires you to sacrifice your well-deserved freedom and independence in exchange for quality care? Our residents enjoy both here at our independent and assisted living community in Northbrook, Illinois. You can join...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(64 reviews)

Brookdale Northbrook has been my home for three year. The pain of losing my husband shortly after was eased by our caring staff and residents. My survival after a deadly battle with covid, due in no small...

The Carrington at Lincolnwood

3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712 | 12.8 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(66 reviews)

My loved one likes the food, it was excellent. It's a great place. This community, met all requirements. My loved is doing very well, and they could not have been more responsive and caring afterwards. The...

Victory Centre of River Woods

1800 River Woods Drive, Melrose Park, IL 60160 | 4.9 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(26 reviews)

They were so accommodating and helped us get in here fast. My friend is getting great care and attention from the staff. He raves about the food, it is a posted a menu each week. The assistant director [name...

Westbrook Senior Living

110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107 | 23 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Westbrook Senior Living, part of Spectrum Retirement Communities, is a community which opened in 2016! We are an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(73 reviews)

I was so impressed with Westbrook. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. Friendliness and helpfulness are evident to all. The staff and residents truly care for each other. The facility is beautiful. It...

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Brookdale Oak Park

1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 | 3.7 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Everything You Want, Everything You NeedIf 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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(29 reviews)

We have had a great experience with Brookdale Oak Park. It is a very strong community and all of the residents who are here have been engaging and kind. I would recommend this facility to other families...

North Shore Place

1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 | 20.5 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(40 reviews)

It is pricey, but if you have the money it's well worth it. The room was excellent, very beautiful. They had staff there all the time, and my loved one was constantly seeing the staff even when she...

Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657 | 11.7 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave 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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(102 reviews)

My experience at Brookdale has been very good. The staff is great. They remember your name from the first day. You're never completely alone unless you want to be. The activities are varied and interesting....

Artis Senior Living of Lakeview

3535 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 | 10.9 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care and assisted living through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(23 reviews)

My mom who's in their memory care has been very happy here. They have always been very accommodating to things she needs and helpful in suggestions on how to help make her more comfortable. I feel very...

Palos Heights Senior Living

7100 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 11.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Nestled in the trees next to the Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, this community offers the best of both worlds for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors and have creature comforts close to home. Nearby, Olde Palos Shopping Centre and Orland Square shopping mall should take care of your shopping...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(33 reviews)

They are having some personnel issues within management and they have staffing shortages just like everyone else, it is nothing too severe though. Overall it has been a positive experience and we would...

Sunrise of Palos Park

12828 South LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL 60464 | 12.6 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(65 reviews)

I’ve lived here for a few years. They are very friendly here, activities are okay, wish they had a little more for winter time. I like the people here, residents and staff. I like everybody. Very friendly...

Autumn Green at Wright Campus

4239 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 | 8.4 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(39 reviews)

We chose Autumn Green because of the proximity to family, the overall value for the dollar spent, I also thought the cleanliness of the facility was attractive. The location is also near a lot of shopping....

Solstice Senior Living at Palatine

55 South Greeley Street, Palatine, IL 60067 | 22.1 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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Solstice Senior Living at Palatine is situated in the heart of downtown Palatine, where our residents enjoy easy access to adventure, entertainment and community – all less than an hour from the excitement of Chicago. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(68 reviews)

I can't say enough about how happy I am with Solstice at Palatine as home for my brother. My brother really enjoys the delicious meals he eats every day at Solstice. He also likes the senior services such...

The Oaks at Bartlett, a CCRC

825 Carillon Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103 | 22.2 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Imagine a warm and friendly community with a small-town feel, where making friends is easy, and people care about and help each other. Located in Bartlett, Illinois on 41 acres of wetlands and rolling woodlands we offer the ideal location to appreciate the calm beauty of nature while still...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(164 reviews)

Everyone here, staff and residents are kind. Everyone says hello, even if they don't know you. The staff will help you with whatever you say you need help with. They go out of their way to help you.

Sunrise of Willowbrook

6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527 | 8.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(59 reviews)

I do overall think Sunrise of Willowbrook is a very good facility. This was the first assisted living place that my loved one ever lived in. We did have one issue where she was moved into a 2 bedroom suite....

Alexian Village of Elk Grove

975 Martha Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 | 15.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Dedicated to Good LivingOur 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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.9(40 reviews)

Even with being understaffed we do believe they are doing the best they can with our loved one. It is expensive but they are doing a lot of our loved one. The personnel has been great to work with.

Mather Place

2801 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 | 16.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

Why Mather Place? •We’re an independent living rental community for those age 62 and better.•We’re in the heart of the North Shore in Wilmette, Illinois. Moving to a boutique rental community like Mather Place means your finances are easier to manage, providing more control over your budget....

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(17 reviews)

I lost my wife of 65 happy years and was comforted by the demons of loneliness. That's when I decided to make a move and seek a place where I could again return to a social environment. I looked at various...

Celebrate Senior Living of Niles

7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714 | 12 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Elevate Saint Andrew is a close-knit continuing care senior retirement community with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing rehabilitation care. Located in the Village of Niles, Cook County, Illinois, a peaceful suburb ten minutes from Chicago.As a member of the...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.0(79 reviews)

We didn't really check out anywhere else. This was the most affordable and my aunt was ok with it when we visited. They have been very attentive to my aunt. They worked with me to help step up her level of...

The Pointe at Kilpatrick

14230 S Kilpatrick Ave, Crestwood, IL 60418 | 14.8 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Pointe at Kilpatrick is an assisted living community located in picturesque and nature filled Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois. Our beautiful community is located in a central spot, just blocks away from the Little Calumet River and nestled between several forests and nature preserves. The...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(37 reviews)

We love it, and my sister who lives there loves it too! We were very pleased by the entire process from beginning to end. I want to make special note of mentioning [name removed], the Marketing Director....

Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

3633 Breakers Dr, Olympia Fields, IL 60461 | 22.3 milesfrom Cook County center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Just 30 minutes south of Chicago, Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields provides a highly personalized approach to care, including independent and assisted living tailored to resident needs and abilities. Here, you have a choice of unique ranch-style townhome villas with two-car garages, front porches,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.0(48 reviews)

The community is very friendly, The staff seems to care about each resident. The facility is very clean and provides a lot of activities like movie nights, card games, board games, puzzles, arts and crafts,...

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Cost of independent living in Cook County, IL

The average cost of senior living in Cook County is 3,035 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Cicero, IL with an average of 750 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

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  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC, Crown Point Christian Village and Two Hearts Homes for Seniors are the top rated independent living facilities near Cook County, Illinois. See full list of communities.

There are 463 independent living facilities near Cook County, Illinois. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Cook County, Illinois are The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC, Brookdale Des Plaines, and Brookdale Hoffman Estates. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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