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About 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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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About 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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About 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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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About 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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Top 337 Nursing Homes near Chicago, IL. Page 3

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Chicago nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Chicago, IL may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Chicago or another care type is right for you. Browse 337 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Chicago.

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Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532

4.3
(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

4.5
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

4.4
(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

4.6
(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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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Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

4.3
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

Brookdale Orland Park

16051 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467

3.9
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Care—On Your TermsWouldn’t it be nice to trade in a life of fear, worry and isolation for one full of comfortable accommodations, wonderful friends and personalized care designed to meet your exact needs? If so, our assisted and memory care community may just be the place for you. The seniors who...

Franciscan Court

1996 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL 60185

4.2
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Franciscan Court is an assisted living community found in West Chicago, Illinois. West Chicago is an urban city and is found in Dupage County in Illinois State. The city was established on the first rail junction in the state of Illinois. There are lots of sights to see because in this City...

Celebrate Senior Living of Niles

7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714

4.0
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

4.3
(68 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Once upon a time, Buffalo Grove was a small community of homesteaders and land speculators who wanted to establish a 'good place' to live. These pioneers were not unlike the founders of Belmont Village who, following years of careful planning, established a facility that was a 'good place' for...

Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn

2 South 706 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

4.6
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

The Fountains of Crystal Lake

965 N Brighton Circle W, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

4.0
(71 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Fountains at Crystal Lake Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Fountains a Crystal Lake we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community...

The Carrington at Lincolnwood

3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

4.7
(59 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Belmont Village Geneva Road

545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188

4.4
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Belmont Village Geneva Road is located in the greater-Chicago area, on farmland north of Wheaton, in the Village of Carol Stream. So as you might expect, assisted living residents of Belmont Village have easy access to all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city plus the comforts of the warm and...

Revere Court of Crystal Lake

495 Alexandra Blvd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

4.7
(60 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Building on a tradition of excellence, Revere Court Memory Care of Crystal Lake features the highest quality of care, but also an outstanding quality of life.At Revere Court the joy of life is plain to see. For all those in our care, we are dedicated to creating a sensitive, nurturing and...

Revere Court of Bolingbrook

351 Lily Cache Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

4.7
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

You can trust that your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is in good hands at family-owned and operated Revere Courts of Bolingbrook, Illinois, assisted living memory care. We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents...

Lincolnwood Place

7000 North McCormick Boulevard, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

4.4
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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

Westbrook Senior Living

110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107

4.5
(60 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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,...

Sunrise of Park Ridge

1725 West Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068

4.4
(62 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

HarborChase of Plainfield

12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585

3.9
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

777 Church Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

4.6
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care is the premier assisted living community located in southwestern Lake County approximately 37 miles from downtown Chicago. We offer Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care, and Dementia/Memory Care. Cedar Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care will put a...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

 

Nursing Homes Chicago, IL

 

Nursing homes in Chicago are also sometimes known as long term care facilities or as a skilled nursing facility. Chicago has a number of these communities that offer a variety of coordinated services that are designed to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of seniors who have a disability or chronic illness. Nursing Home residents require 24-hour nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). According to Genworth, the median monthly cost of a nursing home in Chicago is $8,200 for a semi-private room and $9,300 for a private room. Long term care facilities in Chicago are an excellent option for you or your loved one because the area already has a lot of infrastructure built for seniors. A Place for Mom can help you or your loved one find the best nursing homes in Chicago and the best skilled nursing facilities in Chicago.

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Cost of Living

 

The overall cost of living is the first thing to consider when selecting Chicago. As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago is also the most expensive. The current cost-of-living index is currently 18 points above the national average of 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
118 94 $1,493 22.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent $234,564 $52,497 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $4 million.

 

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

In total, there are 33 hospitals that service Chicago’s emergency needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include:

  • Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center – This 495-bed community offers primary care, cancer care, behavioral health, orthopedics and rehab, cardiology, imaging, emergency services, and a number of surgical procedures.
  • Rush University Medical Center – This community is a nationally ranked teaching hospital.
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – This hospital is located on the banks of Lake Michigan and is comprised of a emergency and primary care department, the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, and the Diamond Headache Clinic.

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Weather and climate can be a major influence in deciding whether living in Chicago is right for you or your loved one. Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with highly variable weather patterns. The summers are warm to hot with potentially high humidity, and the winters are cold with a high chance for snow and inclement weather. On average, Chicago has a humidity rating of around 70%. Humidity levels peak during the month of December at about 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
75°F 86°F (July) 63°F (June) 29°F 37°F (December) 20°F (January)

 

Air Quality

Average. air quality index rating Average. maximum air quality index rating
62.5 (moderate) 84.6 (moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3″ 5″ (August) 35″

 

Demographics and Values

 

2016 Presidential Election for Cook County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
73.9% 20.8% 5.3%

 

Population statistics

Population city proper Population metro area Population density Population growth
2,700,000 9,533,000 4,612 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.003%

 

Age

Median age 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.5% 8.8% 4.9% 2.9%

 

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
37.4% 22.9% 15.1%

 

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.2% 30.1% 29% 3% <1% 32.8% 2.7%

 

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 residents Violent crimes per 1,000 residents
32.9 11

 

Participate in the labor force Do not have health insurance Live in poverty Widowed Veterans
66.4% 12.8% 20.6% 5.2% 3.5%

Chicago is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago has a big-city vibe set in the middle of the Midwest. Famous for Al Capone and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pizza and architecture. From the festivities of Navy Pier to the masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City has numerous cultural opportunities for the active mind. If sports are your choice, look no further than the city’s numerous championship-winning sports teams: Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), and Chicago White Sox (MLB).

Transportation

For transportation, the iconic “L-train” can take you all over the city on its elevated tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates bus routes between Downtown and O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, as well as north-south routes up and down the city.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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