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Very friendly and very concerned about my care. The caring is not just to get you to move here, they continually care day in and day out. Safety is a big feature, rails in halls an floors unobstructed, plus...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Fairhaven's mission statement is to provide a comfortable lifestyle and exceptional care which enhances quality of life in a manner that glorifies God. Fairhaven is a faith-based, non-for-profit continuum of care, that offer maintenance free living through independent options and also...
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9.5
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24 reviews
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Great value. Nice and clean conditions and warm friendly staff. We’re glad we found it for our father . He is settling in well. The home is very responsive when we have questions. They genuinely care...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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 Grand Victorian of Rockford is located in an all-American city of 150,000 with all the attractions and services of a large metropolis but with the pace and lifestyle of a smaller town. Nicknamed 'The Forest City,' Rockford is a city of tree-lined streets and quiet, friendly neighborhoods. The...
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9.4
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25 reviews
9.4
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25 reviews
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My mother is a musician, in the early mid stages of dementia. Playing the piano is an essential part of her therapy to maintain the memory that she still has. It is so heartwarming to hear her tell us on the...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Morning Star Village is the friendliest and only locally-owned Assisted Living community in the Rockford area. We offer a wide range of services to residents who are happy to call Morning Star Village home. Presence Life Connections manages our community and they have a long history of serving...
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9.0
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I would recommend it. The staff is helpful. Overall, it's a nice place. Safe, activities, nice people. We picked this community, because of the price, atmosphere, size of the unit, and 24 hour staff.
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.
Peterson Meadows is an independent living community that is located in Rockford, IL. This community provides seniors with a great place to live in a location that offers much to do and see. Rockford is a part of Winnebago County, and it provides opportunities to get out and have fun. Residents of...
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8.2
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9 reviews
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There have been a few things that needed to be addressed, but The Grand Regency is receptive and responsive to concerns. I believe there's an adjustment period with any long term facility, where they need...
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 Apartments Designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment, the spacious studio apartments feel like home. Features include efficient kitchenettes with waist-height refrigerators/freezers and microwaves, full bathrooms, handicap accessible with individual showers. Furnishings are...
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9.9
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56 reviews
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Loved the building layout & color scheme. The nurses aides were wonderful- very friendly & always remembered my dad's name. Loved who they had happy hour every Wednesday & had singers come in & especially...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
TLC Living Community Where it feels like home, because it is home. TLC Living Community is a newly constructed, 92 apartment assisted living community, Phase 1 completed in March 2020. Located on six acres in Machesney Park, Illinois, it offers an ideal location close to retail, shopping,...
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9.5
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78 reviews
9.5
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We chose Cherryvale Place because it was bright and cheery! They decorate for all of the holidays and have lots of activities. Everyone at this facility is nice and ready to help when needed.
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.
Conveniently located on the outskirts of Rockford, close to I-90, Cherryvale Place offers all the amenities you need within minutes of this well-maintained, beautifully landscaped community. With a full-time licensed nurse available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of...
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7.7
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28 reviews
7.7
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28 reviews
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My Mom did not avail herself of any activities, though she was invited and encouraged to both by family and staff. She didn't care for the food and she is NOT at all picky. That would be her biggest...
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.
Cedarhurst of Rockford in Rockford, Illinois provides truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they are. In Assisted Living, our caring, compassionate staff, first-rate amenities, new...
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12 reviews
7.5
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They are very willing to make changes to care when requested or as necessary. Their activities person, [name removed], is very creative at coming up with ideas for keeping everyone active, especially for the...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Wesley Willows, a not-for-profit organization, has been making a difference in the lives of seniors since 1966. The Rockford area's premier continuing-care retirement community, Wesley Willows, offers a full continuum of housing and services on one campus — duplex homes, independent living...
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The community is small, well staffed. They really understand of the needs of residents with memory issues. When I visit my loved one it is just like coming to nice homey living room.
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.
Anam Care, which is part of the Anam Campus in Rockford, is designed to meet, in the most loving way possible, the specialized needs of all who are affected with a dementia, including Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Parkinson's and Frontal-temporal dementias, memory loss and cognitive impairment. ...
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we have my father here and could not be happier with his care.
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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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When I started looking for a place for my mother-in-law, I wanted a place that would give her good care, but also felt more like a family. That is what I found at Bickford.
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Why settle for the ordinary in senior living when Bickford offers so much more? Freshly crafted meals, a dedicated caregiver always within reach, and a world of exciting activities await your loved one. Our commitment? Making sure they’re able to embrace life to the fullest, every single day....
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Heritage Woods of Rockford has made the transition as smooth and painless as possible. My mother was a little hesitant and they did everything they could to ensure the transition went smoothly. They made...
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 offers an Assisted Living Lifestyle for seniors over age 65. Newly opened in 2008, this gracious community offers beautifully decorated common areas such as Library, Private Dining Room, Lobby, TV Lounge, and Fitness Room & Patio. Nestled against a creek and tree line we are...
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Great maintenance and management. I love the activities and the way everyone always seems so willing to help. They genuinely seems to care. Just remodeled and everything is beautiful and always clean. It's...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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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The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful by answering all questions and inquiries about the facility. Was willing and able to show us what their clients had available for a full day at the facility. All...
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.
Prairie View Assisted living is located in picturesque Winnebago, Illinois. It is a village located in Winnebago County. It is a very small town, with a population of only over 3,000. The village has a total area of only 1.9 square miles. The beautiful green grass fields and the small town...
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9.6
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9.6
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It's fine. It's big. There's a lot of room. I like the food. The company I have I like real well. People who want to live in a place like this- It's a darn good place to live.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independence Village was established with the intent to provide seniors with an opportunity to enjoy their retirement years to the fullest. We included all the comforts of home and replaced the worries of homeownership with a carefree lifestyle full of activities and new friends. Seniors who call...
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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.
Welcome to Valkommen Plaza Apartments, independent living for people 55 and older or disabled. Valkommen Plaza is privately owned but HUD subsidized under the Section 8 Elderly Program. Rents are based on your income adjusted by out of pocket medical expenses. We are located in Rockford,...
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Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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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.
Faust Landmark, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a high-rise affordable senior housing apartment community for independent-minded seniors, and those with physical limitations, on a fixed or low income. Faust Landmark is a beautifully renovated and remodeled historical building. At the Faust,...
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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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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.
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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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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.

Cost of independent living in Rockford, IL

The average cost of senior living in Rockford is $3,121 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Machesney Park, IL with an average of $2,984 per month.

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

Rockford, IL
$3,121/mo

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

Rockford, IL
$3,121/mo
U.S. national average
$4,090/mo

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

$4,152/mo
Independent Living
$3,121/mo

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

Semi-Private
$4,264/mo
Studio
$4,110/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,657/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,920/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Rockford over time

Rockford, ILIL stateNational

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What families are saying about independent living in Rockford

Recent reviews for independent living in Rockford

Heritage Woods of Belvidere

5.0
I am very content living at Heritage Woods. My apartment is very comfortable and convenient. The nurses and CNAs are very attentive and convenient. The food is good and I may also eat in my room if I so desire. There are activities every day. Also a small store 2 days a week.

TLC Living Community in Machesney Park, IL

4.5
I gave the staff of four because in his monthly fee he supposed to get two showers a week and there have been times where on his shower day nobody showed up. Also, on more than one occasion, the wait staff has told myself and my sister that we have to make reservations 24 hours in advance to ...
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Charter Senior Living of Rockford

4.8
I would say the staff is amazing- very nice and accommodating. The move in experience for my mom was good. She says the food is decent, she likes that they have choices at each meal. Housekeeping hasn't been consistent, which is the only drawback. I would recommend Cedarhurst of Rockford to ...
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Rockford independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Rockford independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Rockford, 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 Rockford 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 Rockford partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Rockford, ILNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
34.5%
19.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
24.1%
32.5%
No sugar
No sugar
24.1%
30%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
31%
31.8%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
10.3%
7.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Rockford 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 Rockford communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Rockford, ILNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
20.7%
34.6%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
37.9%
41.5%
Room service
Room service
24.1%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
6.9%
16.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Rockford 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 Rockford offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Rockford, ILNational
Activity director
Activity director
41.4%
43.3%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
27.6%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
34.5%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
51.7%
47.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
51.7%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
55.2%
52.9%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
44.8%
41.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
34.5%
36%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
37.9%
39.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
48.3%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
48.3%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
17.2%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
24.1%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
44.8%
45.1%
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