About Assisted LivingAssisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.Complete guide to assisted livingBest of 2024 Assisted Living Winners
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About Nursing HomesNursing 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 ApartmentsSenior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.Complete guide to Senior Apartments
About Care HomesResidential 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.Complete guide to care homes
Veteran ResourcesVA 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
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Senior Living Apartments in Chicago, IL

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Chicago is a city of diversity, with a growing senior population and a vast array of cultural, entertainment, and culinary opportunities. For the independent senior residents of Chicago, A Place for Mom partners with several senior living apartment communities within 10 miles of the city center. In these 55+ communities, retirees can enjoy budget-friendly accommodations, surrounded by neighbors in the same stage of life as they are. The downtown location provides residents with convenient access to the bustling city and is only a stone’s throw from the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

This guide to Chicago senior apartments is designed to help you find the right environment to spend your golden years. A Place for Mom built this guide using 20+ years of senior living experience, proprietary data from 14,000+ partner communities around the country, and reviews from real residents. Browse Chicago senior apartments based on your specific needs — budget-friendly, amenities, pet accommodations, and many other offerings. You will also find payment tips, Illinois apartment regulations, and other resources for seniors seeking senior apartments in Chicago.

Senior apartments facilities near Chicago, IL

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My mom was a resident in this lovely senior community for four years and she loved it. The residents were kind, caring and looked out for one another. The West Loop location can't be beat. She'd often walked...
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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.
Van Buren Place Apartments is a senior citizen independent living community where seniors can experience an enjoyable lifestyle in a convenient, secure, and pleasant setting.
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This is a nice place to live. It is secure. I like my apartment. I enjoy the security of the building. The staff is nice to deal with. There are a lot of activities for the residents to choose...
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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.
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My loved one lives in these apartments, and everything that I've seen of it has been very nice! They always keep it very clean, and the staff have always been very friendly and maintain the building well....
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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.
Within minutes of Wood Glen are a large variety of restaurants, shopping to fill all your needs and a wide assortment of entertainment options. Wood Glen has only 97 apartments making it an intimate community where you really get to know your new neighbor. Wood Glen has on-site management by New...
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My loved one is currently a resident at The Montclare Senior Residences and everything has been great for her so far. The move in process was easy. The staff is very helpful. I would recommend this facility...
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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.
The Montclare Senior Residences would like to invite you to visit our upscale Senior Apartment community for qualified residents ages 55 or better. Located two blocks east of Oak Park Avenue and two blocks south of Fullerton/Grand Avenue in Chicago. The Montclare Senior Residences will change...
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I really have been enjoying my stay at Montclare. I have a beautiful apartment with lots of great amenities and a great view. The staff are always so friendly and have been a big help with making sure I have...
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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.
Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park is located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most vibrant cities of the United States. With a population of over three million, it's a city that is buzzing with life and opportunities. Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for its...
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My dad is doing great here. The apartment community is clean and always taken care of. The staff are friendly and always make sure that everything is taken care of when needed. They do offer my father...
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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.
Highlands Tudor Manor, professionally managed by Related Management, LP is committed to providing an affordable enriching housing residence for low to moderate income adults 55 years & older. Highlands Tudor Manor provides the freedom of independent living, and provides controlled entrances while...
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Lincoln Village Senior Apartments are affordable, luxurious apartments for seniors of 55 years and better. We are steps away from public transportation, shopping and dining. Our community offers seniors a maintenance free lifestyle with an array of support services. The seven story elevator...
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Wrightwood Senior Apartments are located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most exciting cities in the United States. With a population of over three million people, Chicago is buzzing with life and opportunities. Wrightwood Senior Apartments offer convenience and comfort in a healthy...
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It’s clean, safe, and management is very open. They seem to care about the people. They strive to make everything pleasant. There is parking.
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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.
Levy House is a newly renovated, eight-story, apartment building featuring 56 one-bedroom apartments. The building is specifically designed for older adults age 55 and older who are able to care for themselves. All apartments have air-conditioning units and handicapped-accessible kitchens and...
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There were some small difficulties when moving my mom in. The refrigerator was not working properly and her cell phone is not working. A landline looks like will be better. They have gotten her to join a...
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Situated on a beautifully wooded site, Arborwood at Altenheim offers the finest in independent living. Designed for the independent seniors who desires the freedom of a carefree lifestyle, Arborwood apartments feature all the comforts of home within an atmosphere rich in history and charm. Just...
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I have been a resident of Maple Pointe Apts for 9 years...happily. The new (2/2016) management company has allowed the onsite Property Mgr. and her staff to respond quickly to resident concerns where at...
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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.
At Maple Pointe Apartments, life begins at 55! Chances are, if you are age 55 or over, you are ready for more freedom and more fun! Maple Pointe is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping to your hearts content, located in the “Gold Coast” neighborhood of Chicago. Each...
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Located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Hyde Park Apartments is a senior apartment situated in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The state of the art building is surrounded by magnificent views such as Lake Michigan. A lot of amenities surround the apartments such as the Promontory and Harold...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How we identify the top facilities in your location

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that ranks communities based on factors
we know are important to seniors and their families:

  • Proximity to your location
  • Recent, high-quality reviews
  • The amount of information available

Where we source our information

14,000+ communities

We’ve collected data from and about our network of more than 14,000 senior living communities in the U.S. for over twenty years, and we update this information at least once a year.

350,000+ reviews

Additionally, we’ve gathered over 350,000 reviews from senior living residents and family members to provide first-hand accounts of what senior living communities are really like.

What families are saying about senior apartments in Chicago

Recent reviews for senior apartments in Chicago

Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park in Chicago, IL

4.7
I love it. It is so clean. It is not only designed perfectly for the older individuals but also the handicap person. The rent is so reasonable.

Emerald Village in Schaumburg, IL

4.4
Everything about Emerald Village has been all good. Depending on the age of the residents we would recommend and refer it to someone 70 and over. The Food offerings very small currently. Maybe Poker instead of bingo with restrictions.

Renaissance Saint Luke in Chicago, IL

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The building my brother is in is very clean and the people are friendly here. The staff helps if he needs it he is in the independent living side. He's meeting friends and is at ease. It is well landscaped on the grounds. There is transportation he can set up if he needs. He is very comfortable ...
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Costs of senior apartments in the Chicago area

Senior apartments are often a more budget-friendly form of independent living. Chicago senior apartments typically average $1,065 per month, including rent and any add-ons, according to A Place for Mom’s 2021-2022 proprietary data. However, senior apartment costs differ the farther one moves from the city center. The northern end of the city tends to have a higher cost of living, while the southern end has a lower cost.

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Chicago, IL vs. nearby cities

Chicago, IL
$1,398/mo
$1,412/mo
$1,412/mo

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Chicago, IL vs. the state and national average

Chicago, IL
$1,398/mo
U.S. national average
$1,336/mo

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Chicago vs. other types of senior living

$5,712/mo
Senior Apartments
$1,398/mo

Median monthly costs of Senior Apartments in Chicago, IL by room type

Studio
$5,200/mo
1 Bedroom
$2,397/mo
2 Bedroom
$915/mo

Methods of paying for senior apartments in Chicago

Rent on senior apartments is not covered by public support options like Medicare and Medicaid, though in-home care services may be. Seniors typically pay rent for senior apartments using personal funds or assets, unless they qualify for low-income housing programs.

Some public insurance benefits may also help to relieve financial burdens associated with home health care costs, if care services are ever needed in the senior’s home.

Private pay methods

When considering ways to pay for a senior apartment in Chicago think about the following options:

  • Income: If you are no longer bringing in a paycheck, your income could still include Social Security benefits, savings, pensions, or investments.
  • Proceeds from the sale of a house: Especially if you’re looking to downsize to avoid worrying about home ownership and maintenance in your retirement years, selling your home can free up some equity to fund your senior apartment.
  • Reverse mortgage: If selling your home isn’t feasible, a reverse mortgage can enable you to take out a loan against your current equity in the home.
  • Life insurance: Some life insurance policies can be sold to a third party or surrendered for cash, so the funds can then be used to pay for senior living during your retirement. Talk to your insurance provider to see what your options are.
  • Long-term care insurance: Long-term care insurance cannot be used to pay rent on an apartment. However, it can be used for some in-home care services, which some seniors choose rather than move to an assisted living community. Planned in advance, long-term care insurance policies may help pay the costs associated with senior in-home care services. Talk to your policy provider to see what these options look like.
Public housing options

Some senior apartment communities accept HUD 202 waivers, which are a form of housing assistance offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Seniors may also be able to offset the costs of their rent by using Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). The difference between SSI and SSDI, and which a person will apply for, has to do with work history. For a senior to qualify for either, they must meet strict medical as well as financial requirements.

You may be eligible for SSI if you are considered very low-income and are over 65, blind, or disabled. To qualify for SSDI, you must have eligibility for SSI as well as work history credits as defined by the Social Security’s specific parameters. These may assist you in paying for rent on a senior apartment, depending on your eligibility and the community itself.

In-home care resources

Medicare and Medicaid will not cover living expenses of a senior apartment, but they may cover in-home care services for seniors who meet medical and financial requirements. If you need help at home and you think you may be eligible, the following Chicago resident resources can help.

  • Supportive Living Program Fact Sheet. Illinois’ Supportive Living Program is designed as an alternative to nursing care for lower-income individuals 65 and older or individuals with disabilities age 22 and older. Explore supportive living eligibility requirements, available service options, payment methods, and more.
  • Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled. Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled, or AABD Cash, is a program under the Illinois Department of Human Services designed to offer financial assistance to Illinois residents who are blind, disabled, or meet age requirements and need help paying for care. Learn about eligibility for AABD Cash — Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled — as well as how to apply.
  • Illinois Application for Benefits Eligibility. The state of Illinois offers several benefit programs for lower-income residents who may need help affording food, health care, child care, Medicare premiums, and other living costs. Explore and manage your Illinois benefits, including Medicaid; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD Cash); and more.
  • Contact the Illinois Department of Human Services. The Illinois Department of Human Services, or IDHS, was established to offer support services to Illinois residents, especially those who are not able to be financially independent. These resources will help you find Illinois Department of Human Services offices or get in contact with the correct department for your specific questions.
  • Illinois Healthcare Portal for Seniors. Use this portal to find information on health care assistance for Illinois seniors.
  • Chicago benefits check service. Look here to determine your eligibility for over 70 state and federal benefits programs.

Additional Medicaid contacts for Chicago residents

Chicago Senior Services

Chicago Senior Services Hotline: 312-744-4016
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Email: Aging@CityofChicago.org
Facebook.com/ChiSeniorServices

 

Medicare resources for Chicago residents

Social Security Administration. Explore the Medicare benefit options offered by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The SSA offers multiple methods of receiving medical coverage.

Online Medicare application. Use this page to apply for Medicare through the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. This program is designed to offer Illinois seniors advocacy to protect their rights and improve their quality of life, particularly in long-term care facilities. If you or your loved one are being mistreated or receiving poor care in a senior living community, this program can help you receive the proper support.

Illinois Department on Aging Long-Term Care. Explore information on long-term care insurance and other resources to help cover the costs of Illinois senior care.

Veterans benefit resources for Chicago residents

Veterans and their surviving spouses can use their Veterans Affairs, or VA, pension to help pay rent on a senior apartment. Additionally, if the veteran or their spouse is disabled, they may qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which is an additional pension stipend that can be used for anything to improve a senior’s quality of life. To qualify, a veteran or their spouse must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have limited eyesight
  • Need a caregiver for assistance with activities of daily living
  • Spend a large portion of the day in bed due to illness
  • Live in a nursing home due to physical or mental disability

For disabled seniors in need of home care services, they may be eligible to have such services paid for by applying for the Housebound allowance. Note that you cannot receive both the Aid and Attendance benefit and the Housebound allowance at the same time.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Services/Benefits page, where you can explore local programs to aid veterans and their families with education, employment, senior care, and more.

For advocacy, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) for benefits assistance. Veteran Service Officers can help you get the most out of the VA benefits available to you and your family. Check out the VSO directory to find the local VSO office in your county. After a senior is enrolled in their benefits and is receiving care, VA patient advocates at VA Chicago health care can help patients navigate their care services.

Related: Visit our complete guide to VA benefits.

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Number of Chicago veterans

Percentage of Chicago veterans age 75+, according to the United States Census Bureau

2122 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)
1141 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612-9998
Phone: 312-569-5750
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vet Centers of Illinois

Chicago Vet Center
3348 W. 87th St., Suite 2
Chicago, IL 60652-3767
Phone: 773-962-3740
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Evanston Vet Center
1901 Howard St.
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 847-332-1019
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand Chicago, Illinois, laws and regulations for senior apartment communities

According to the Illinois Administrative Code, Illinois senior apartments are required to enforce a 55 year age minimum.[02] Families and children of seniors are able to live in senior apartments, but residents will need to verify that at least one member of their household is 55 or over.

While Illinois does not have many requirements unique to senior apartments, these living spaces need to uphold the legal standards of any type of housing. Building codes vary across the state of Illinois, but Chicago living spaces are required to maintain standards such as the following:

  • Fire retardant building materials
  • Minimum space requirements for specific numbers of people
  • Bathrooms accessible to each bedroom without requiring passage through another bedroom
  • Proper and accessible building exits [03]

Living spaces also must adhere to ADA requirements, which means that reasonable accommodations and modifications must be made for individuals with disabilities. Federal law prohibits owners of housing facilities to deny residency to individuals who have disabilities.

Reasonable accommodations are defined as adjustments to rules or policies so that tenants with disabilities are not excluded from the activities or benefits offered to the rest of the tenants. Accommodations may require property managers to do the following:

  • Provide convenient parking
  • Accept rent payment on a date that corresponds to tenant’s disability payments
  • Enable tenants with disabilities equal access to the complex’s shared spaces or activities

Modifications involve construction changes to the complex and unit that make it more accessible to those with disabilities, such as adding a wheelchair ramp or hands-free entrance or simply installing handrails in bathrooms. The costs of these modifications are to be covered by the homeowner, rather than the tenant with the disability.[04]

Department of Health contact information and other resources

To report a building code violation in Chicago, you can call 3-1-1 or fill out an online service request.

Seniors can find resources and contact information for tenant rights advocacy, eviction assistance, housing-related legal aid, housing discrimination, and more by reading Tenant Rights, Laws and Regulations: Illinois.

Illinois Department of Public Health — Chicago headquarters offices

122 S. Michigan Ave., 7th and 20th Floors
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-814-2793

69 W. Washington St., 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-814-5278

COVID-19 regulations for Chicago senior apartment communities

There are currently no COVID-19 regulations in place for senior apartments in Chicago.

Types of senior apartments in Chicago

Chicago senior apartments are typically a more affordable senior living option than an independent living or assisted living community, and the amenities are often more basic in order to offer convenience while keeping costs comparatively low. Common Chicago senior apartment on-site amenities include the following:

  • Balcony or patio
  • High-speed internet
  • Fitness center
  • Social lounge
  • Planned social activities
  • Storage units
  • Pool
  • Maintenance
  • Management staff
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Chicago senior apartments offer the active senior a convenient locale where they can get right near the action in terms of entertainment, dining, parks, and lake shore access. Maintenance services foster a more worry-free environment than home ownership. Senior apartments also enable seniors more social opportunities, as they’re surrounded by empty-nesters like themselves.

Senior apartments in the surrounding Chicago suburbs

There are a number of senior apartment options available outside the Chicago city center, extending into the surrounding suburbs. While costs can vary, north of downtown is typically more expensive than south of downtown.

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Unfamiliar with Chicago? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors 55+ currently living in Chicago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

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Percentage of seniors 65+ currently living in Chicago

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Number of veterans 55+ living in Chicago

72%

Percentage of older adults who report being in overall good health in Chicago, according to the Center for Community Health Equity

Health care for seniors in Chicago

Chicago residents have many high-ranking and innovative medical centers within reach, many of which offer specialty geriatric care.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the highest-ranking hospital in the state of Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report. Nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties, the hospital partners with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to foster world-class medical innovation and patient care.

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Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is ranked No. 2 out of all Chicago hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. Rush is known for outstanding patient care, education, and medical research, with roots going back almost 200 years.

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University of Chicago Medical Center

University of Chicago Medical Center is the third-highest ranked hospital in Chicago and in the state of Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report. As a nonprofit academic hospital established in 1927, it’s also known for exceptional geriatric care services.

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NorthShore University Health System

NorthShore University Health System is the fourth-highest ranking Chicago hospital, according to U.S. News and World Report. NorthShore includes six hospitals and over 140 medical centers all over the Illinois area.

Transportation for seniors in Chicago

While driving in Chicago is always an option, many residents choose to primarily use public transportation due to the city’s heavy traffic and limited parking. The Chicago Transit Authority “L” train is the most convenient and cost effective mode of transportation in the city. For seniors and individuals who require a wheelchair or special assistance, the AC Med Tran provides affordable transportation options to those with special needs.

For the active individual, Chicago’s Divvy bike-share system can be a fun way to get around. Chicago also has over 100 bus routes, as well as the Metra Rail train for commuting to the Chicago suburbs.

Some Chicago neighborhoods are pretty walkable. In fact, based on Chicago’s population, transportation options, walking paths, biking trails, and other city data, Chicago has received the following WalkScore ratings, each out of a total of 100:

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Senior activities in Chicago

Senior apartments near the city center of Chicago put residents right at the core of the city’s arts, entertainment, dining, and leisure. Seniors can take in a show at the Chicago Theatre, spend an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or enjoy a scenic stroll along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail or the Chicago Riverwalk. Chicago’s cultural diversity makes it an excellent city for foodies, with restaurants for any type of culinary experience and, of course, famous Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

After a day of shopping at North Bridge or golfing at Robert A. Black, venture out to Elgin to try your luck at the gorgeous Grand Victoria Casino on the Fox River. Many of Chicago’s attractions also offer senior discounts and free-admission days, so you can enjoy the best of the city without breaking the bank.

Chicago attractions with senior discounts and specials:

Frequently Asked Questions

Liberty Village, Renaissance Saint Luke and Prairie Green at Fay's Point are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Chicago, IL. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Chicago is $1,398 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Chicago [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  2. Public Buildings, Facilities, & Real Property, 71 IL Admin Code § 2300.35 (2008 & rev. 2022).

  3. International Code Council. (2019, December 1). 2019 Chicago building code with revised April 2022 supplement.

  4. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

  5. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  6. Laflamme, E., Harper-Jemison, D., Jorgensen, E., Reina, M., Rushovich, T., Weaver, K., Prachand, N., Shah, R., Lange-Maia, B., & De Maio, F. (2019, August). Healthy Chicago databook: Older adult health. Center for Community Health Equity.

  7. Walk Score. (2022). Living in Chicago.

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1.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Chicago [Data set]. American Community Survey.

2.

Public Buildings, Facilities, & Real Property, 71 IL Admin Code § 2300.35 (2008 & rev. 2022).

3.

International Code Council. (2019, December 1). 2019 Chicago building code with revised April 2022 supplement.

4.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

5.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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Laflamme, E., Harper-Jemison, D., Jorgensen, E., Reina, M., Rushovich, T., Weaver, K., Prachand, N., Shah, R., Lange-Maia, B., & De Maio, F. (2019, August). Healthy Chicago databook: Older adult health. Center for Community Health Equity.

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Walk Score. (2022). Living in Chicago.