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My mom was previously a resident at The Cottages of Fox Lake and I was pleased with her care there. While we had a few concerns, she was a difficult patient and had to be moved to memory care about 2 months...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Cottages of Fox Lake - A Charter Senior Living Community - is a unique, retirement lifestyle which opened in 2005. Located on a beautiful campus, each of the four assisted living homes caters to only 16 residents. Our residents can feel the warmth of home and experience individualized...
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We have highly recommended sunrise to several friends. The staff is excellent. The value amazing. My favorite thing is it offers independence in a safe environment. When a residents needs change the staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Our mother has been living at Oak Hill for 2 years and we are very happy with the care she receives. The staff is very attentive and friendly with her and us. The residents are all very friendly and...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Oak Hill Supportive Living 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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Highly recommend it. Because the care is excellent and they don't kick you out just because you are not Hospice eligible or go on Medicaid.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Burr Oak Manor in Genoa City, WI is a 33 bed State Licensed Assisted Living Home with a very comfortable environment. We have a unique license to care for independent individuals as well as those requiring total care at an affordable cost. We provide escorted transportation to and from physician...
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It is a lovely place! Facility is stunning, staff is truly amazing! Activities to fit all needs and a place that those who need extra assistance all varied levels can really enjoy! Everyone that worked there...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Cedarhurst of McHenry offers assisted living and memory care services, programs and amenities which allow residents to live the life they want to live.With spacious apartments, cozy community lounges, and areas designated for a variety of activities, Cedarhurst of McHenry offers each resident the...
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My mom is currently a resident at Riverside Residence and everything has been very good. I would recommend this facility to others. We have been very happy with them and mom has been, too!
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
WHAT WE ARE AND WHAT WE DORIVERSIDE RESIDENCE is an Independent Senior Living Community located in downtown McHenry amidst restaurants, bar, coffee shops and retail. The Fox River is our neighbor with its joyful boating life. RIVERSIDE RESIDENCE is “Senior Living at its Very Best”, a haven of...
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What we love about The Village at Victory Lakes is the staff team - they are so friendly, workable and were very understanding of our families situation. During the beginning transitions and while we were...
Provides: Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Village at Victory Lakes, located in Lindenhurst, Illinois on a 38-acre campus with a picturesque, lush prairie setting, offers an active, enriching lifestyle with everything you need now and in the future, including: *Independent Living *Assisted Living *Skilled Nursing Care and...
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The staff members that work here are very helpful, the community is kept very clean and I have very friendly neighbors. The quality of care does not apply as this is independent living. There is not a dining...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Lakewood Tower Apartments where you will find a beautiful new apartment home for active adults 62 and better, at an affordable price. We offer senior living at its best; where our residents come first!Beautiful Lake Villa is the perfect location for your new apartment home. We are just...
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All are 5's. Courtyard is the best! Everyone who works here is caring and professional. I would absolutely recommend the Courtyard at McHenry community to other families based on the experience I have had...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Courtyard at McHenry is an Independent, Assisted Living Campus with Memory Care located on 13 acres of gorgeous wooded property in the Heart of the Fox River Valley in McHenry, IL. With a quaint downtown district that offers historic buildings and specialty shopping, along with a variety of...
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Our experience with Shepard premiere senior living was different than traditional nursing/assisted living homes. This place was super clean and home cooked meals were awesome. Shepard was more like real home...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
WELCOME TO THE HEATHERS SENIOR HOMES IN RINGWOOD, ILLINOISThe Personalized and Personal Care we provide in the beautiful 7 bedroom ranch home is the new Assisted Living and Memory Care of serving the residents with dedication and love. Your can choose Private or Shared setting at affordable...
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We are happy that our in-laws are happy at Heritage Woods because that was a big concern for us. The are starting to make friends and join in all the activities which helps get them out of their room. They...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Heritage Woods of McHenry opened July 2008 in McHenry — the Heart of the Fox River. Our 100 apartment certified IL Supportive Living Community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd. The emphasis is on operating communities for those over 65 years of age that are warm and welcoming as well as...
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We think this is a really good community and every time we come to visit things look clean and well taken care of. The outside of the building and everything around it is well maintained. The property...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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My name is [name removed] & I'm writing this review on behalf of my sister-in-law. She is happy with all the benefits of Lilac Apts. The elevators, the laundry facilities & the friendliness of everyone in...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We are a five story building with 105 apartments. 66-one bedroom and 39 two bedroom. We have five distinctive floor plans from 665 to 959 Square Feet of living space. Entire building conforms to ADA standards. We are conveniently located within easy walking distance to Shopping, Banking,...
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I became familiar with this building when active with the Chamber of Commerce - and was totally impressed with the facility. When looking to move from single family home to "senior living", I searched...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Our mission is to serve all the area's seniors in a first class development with the goal of maintaining a dignified quality of life for the residents in their new environment.Thomas Place has been specifically designed for seniors aged 55 and older. The mix of large, one and two bedroom units...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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The staff are pretty good. They are a little short in the maintenance department, however they do still get things done in a reasonable amount of time. They do not offer a meal plan for this independent...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Lakefront Residences Lakefront Residences is a senior housing community that is located in Grayslake, Lake County, Illinois, about 50 miles north of Chicago. This apartment community is located near many lakes and parks, as well as shopping centers and entertainment. Plus, the beauty of Lake...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We are located in a lovely quiet wooded setting just outside the Village of Genoa City, Wisconsin, away from the noise of factories, businesses and schools. Our grounds offer much opportunity for safe walking, activities and relaxation.Our primary goal is to offer our residents a home-like...

Cost of independent living in Fox Lake, IL

The average cost of senior living in Fox Lake is $4,245 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Greenwood, IL with an average of $4,055 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Fox Lake, IL vs. nearby cities

Fox Lake, IL
$4,245/mo
$4,383/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Fox Lake, IL vs. the state and national average

Fox Lake, IL
$4,245/mo
U.S. national average
$3,979/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Fox Lake vs. other types of senior living

$5,467/mo
Independent Living
$4,245/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Fox Lake, IL by room type

Semi-Private
$5,315/mo
Studio
$5,582/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,846/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,498/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$2,720/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Fox Lake over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Fox Lake

Recent reviews for independent living in Fox Lake

Gurnee Meadows

5.0
I’m living here currently and it’s going really, really well. I’m very pleased. When I moved in, my apartment was perfect. I had new carpet and new paint and it was really a pleasure to be able to move in. I was on the waiting list for a few months but they were able to give me exactly what I ...
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The Garlands of Barrington a CCRC

5.0
I couldn't be happier with The Garlands of Barrington! The whole process went impeccably smoothly -- from (short) waiting list, to admission paperwork, to move-in. I can't believe how kind, attentive, and caring the personnel are! Now, after just a couple of weeks, my loved one looks and sounds ...
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Shepherd of Harvard

5.0
Great facility! Cozy and clean. Nurses keep family up date

Fox Lake independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Fox Lake independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Fox Lake, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Fox Lake independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Fox Lake partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
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Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
23.5%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
35.3%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
29.4%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
29.4%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
11.8%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Fox Lake independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Fox Lake communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
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Professional chef
Professional chef
41.2%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
47.1%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
41.2%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
11.8%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Fox Lake independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Fox Lake offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
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Activity director
Activity director
52.9%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
41.2%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
47.1%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
58.8%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
58.8%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
70.6%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
35.3%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
52.9%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
41.2%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
58.8%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
47.1%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
41.2%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
35.3%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
58.8%
45.3%
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