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Evanston Independent Living Facilities | 1023 Reviews

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Independent Living

Average starting price $3,023/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Evanston, 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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Trulee Evanston

1815 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 | (< 1 mile)from Evanston center

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

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When you find a community that delivers all that matters most to you with sophistication, excellence and flair; you want to make it your own. Trulee Evanston offers a fresh, contemporary senior living experience with the highest caliber of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care....

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

Everybody has gone above and beyond not only for our loved one but for our family. There are a lot of different activities going on. The staff are very accommodating, friendly and polite. Overall we are very...

The Merion

1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 | (< 1 mile)from Evanston center

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

WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITYDiscover 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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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.3(17 reviews)

A "must-see" for anyone seeking a new residence for a loved one (or themselves!). The facilities are immaculate and well maintained. The food is incredible, and the F&B staff friendly and always...

Westminster Place Independent Living

3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201 | 1.5 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Located minutes from downtown Evanston, IL., and Northwestern University, Westminster Place is renowned not only for the beauty and livability of the campus, but also for our exceptional continuum of care. You’ll find a wide selection of inviting residences, an extraordinary array of programs and...

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THe facility was very impressive and would be appropriate if my mother's rehab progresses to a point where she is relatively mobil. Still waiting to hear from the orthoepedist about the healing of her...

The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201 | 1.1 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place is a community situated within a beautiful 40-acre campus. As a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of care, this assisted living community in Evanston offers levels of personalized care based on an individual’s needs. Residents of assisted...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(3 reviews)

It's a very nice place for my mother. Not sure if there is anything that they need to improve on from what my mom tells me. Most of the staff is very friendly and she seems to be happy there.

The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 | 5.8 milesfrom Evanston 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 | 9.8 milesfrom Evanston 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
4.6(70 reviews)

My father lived here for 2 years and I he was very happy at Brookdale Des Plaines. The staff was always helpful and would notify me if there were any concerns regarding my father. We chose Brookdale Des...

StoryPoint Chesterton

700 Dickinson Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304 | 45.7 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Welcome to StoryPoint Chesterton! Our community is the perfect place to call home, offering both independent and enhanced living options. With a plethora of exciting activities, delicious chef-prepared meals and a devoted team of employees, StoryPoint provides the retirement experience you have...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.9(55 reviews)

I have been a resident for 9 years and have really loved every moment. Out of a very dark place - into the light! The transition from wife to widow was made so much easier by a staff that genuinely cares....

Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes in Vernon Hills Independent Living

10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 | 19 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(36 reviews)

My mom lives here and is treated very well. There are fun activities often. The bus takes them to events and shopping. She has physical therapy and exercise classes. There is great companionship and...

Brookdale Northbrook

4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062 | 9.4 milesfrom Evanston 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
4.7(49 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...

Westbrook Senior Living

110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107 | 25.2 milesfrom Evanston 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(48 reviews)

They have really great caregivers and some have been there since the community opened. I would highly recommend the community to others. The staff keep the family updated on our loved one's evaluations. ...

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Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 | 23.1 milesfrom Evanston 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
4.6(58 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.

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563 | 31.2 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and respite...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(77 reviews)

When I was moving from my home I prayed for guidance and found a home of love, faith and hope. It is called StoryPoint. StoryPoint has a caring staff whose 'joy' is found in listening to and honoring our...

Green Oaks Senior Living

14595 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 | 19.2 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Here you'll enjoy a spacious, park-like property with beautiful brick buildings. Walking paths meander through the landscape, leading you to a small, tranquil lake. The community feels warm and welcoming with areas that are alive with activity alongside quiet neighborhoods that provide serenity...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(47 reviews)

This is a caring community and my dad is very happy there. Meal service has some staffing issues and need up their budget for better entertainment but overall this is a great place. Clean, well maintained...

Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106 | 14.4 milesfrom Evanston center

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

Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities.Lifestyle Amenities:Choice of large...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.4(94 reviews)

The food is the best. It's a restaurant style. Everyone is just friendly. The care services is great. The staff are really nice. Good activities, entertainers every month. I try to join as much as I can

Rittenhouse of Michigan City

4300 Cleveland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360 | 48.9 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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VOTED THE BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY FOR 12 YEARS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE LOCAL READER'S CHOICE AWARD!!!! (2021)

Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(18 reviews)

Rittenhouse in Michigan City has been a wonderful experience right from the beginning. The admissions person was very knowledgeable and welcoming throughout the process. The atmosphere is so welcoming and...

Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532 | 27.2 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Good Times, Good PeopleAre 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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(54 reviews)

This has been an excellent experience for my loved one and family. Everything is promptly available, and the service has been very good. The food, activities, and training equipment have been readily...

Victory Centre of River Woods

1800 River Woods Drive, Melrose Park, IL 60160 | 12.3 milesfrom Evanston 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
4.6(17 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...

The Carrington at Lincolnwood

3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712 | 3.5 milesfrom Evanston 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(54 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...

Clarendale of Schererville

7770 Burr St, Schererville, IN 46375 | 42.6 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Clarendale of Schererville is a top pet-friendly senior community in the Chicago metro area, providing independent living assisted living and memory care for our residents. Our convenient and comfortable suburban location features 177 units and is designed with seniors’ comfort and well-being in...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(51 reviews)

There are lot of different activities, covid just kind of changed how things worked with the activities. I feel like I can trust this community with my loved one. This is a very nice place and they go out...

Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148 | 22.2 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(65 reviews)

The rooms are very nice. The staff is very accommodating. The person at the front desk is very involved and a very hard worker. The dining room staff are very nice and are dealing with a shortage of staff....

Melody Living Lake in the Hills

525 Harvest Gate Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 | 33.8 milesfrom Evanston center

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

OPENING IN SPRING 2020!We’d love to show you what a Life in Harmony is like at Melody Living’s Lake in the Hills community by inviting you to schedule a private tour of our assisted living and memory support neighborhoods! Discover our commitment to care, warm and welcoming hospitality, explore...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(12 reviews)

Too much curn as far as the staffing goes, typical of these facilities. All of these facilities are too expensive. Nominally $100K per year. You can basically hire 24/7 care for that if you are so inclined.

StoryPoint Libertyville

901 Florsheim Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 | 19 milesfrom Evanston center

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

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Welcome to StoryPoint Libertyville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(55 reviews)

I've seen so many places that were absolutely disgusting. But this place has exceeded all of our expectations. I like everything overall, including how friendly and accommodating the staff are. There are...

Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655 | 23.7 milesfrom Evanston 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
4.9(75 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.

Heartis Village Orland Park

7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462 | 31.7 milesfrom Evanston center

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

See all Integral Senior Living Management Group communities

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
4.5(19 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...

Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 | 9.2 milesfrom Evanston 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(32 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...

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Cost of independent living in Evanston, IL

The average cost of senior living in Evanston is 3,023 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Niles, IL with an average of 2,604 per month.

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In Evanston, Illinois, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Evanston, Illinois, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Evanston, Illinois, is not car dependent. Seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Evanston include bus routes and rail service. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Evanston has robust biking infrastructure and is walkable.

Health care

Evanston offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Evanston Hospital and Presence Saint Francis Hospital.

Senior activities

Evanston is a charming university town located just outside of Chicago on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Popular museums in the city include the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Halim Time and Glass Museum, and the American Toby Jug Museum. Seniors with interest in local history can take tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House and the Frances Willard House Museum. Evanston also has a number of great parks and public beaches that dot the shore of Lake Michigan.

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:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Frequently asked questions

The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC, Carriage Oaks and Huntley Springs Retirement Resort are the top rated independent living facilities near Evanston, Illinois. See full list of communities.

There are 470 independent living facilities near Evanston, Illinois. See the full list.

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

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