Taking into consideration all of the factors that will determine what assisted living setting you choose is a large undertaking. Perhaps you’re just getting started, or your family finds itself in a more immediate need. Consider location, cost, services available, healthcare reputation, amenities, atmosphere–it all matters. Illinois offers a wide range of progressive, innovative, quality assisted living options. From facilities that meet any financial ability to the most high-end living, options for assisted living in Illinois abound.
Whether independently owned and operated or part of a larger group of assisted living communities, the communities in this Top 20 list provide trustworthy, competent, often award-winning care while fostering the individuality and independence of each resident. Many specialize in memory care, creating specialized programming to ensure that residents feel safe and in control of their every day. From delicious meals to medication reminders to an array of social and intellectual opportunities, the services and amenities are designed to promote active, enjoyable retirement living.
In no particular order, here are the Top 20 Assisted Living facilities in Illinois.
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Brookstone Estates – Fairfield
315 North Market Street
Fairfield, IL 62837
Residents at Brookstone Estates – Fairfield are able to live life their way, with a vast array of services made available. From a variety of room choices to full housekeeping and three meals a day, a private spa and on-site beauty salon to on-call physicians and a comprehensive activities schedule, Brookstone Estates – Fairfield will make you feel at home every day. Services are in place for assisted living, independent living and memory care. Operated by Meridian Senior Living, Brookstone Estates and their other communities across Illinois and the U.S. put their residents’ happiness first.
Learn more at Brookstone Estates – Fairfield.
10300 Village Circle Drive
Palos Park, IL 60464
At Peace Village, their vision is to realize yours, and they do so by fostering a strong sense of community while supporting your individuality. Located in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Palos Park, Peace Village offers both assisted living and independent living options with wellness, memory care, and on-site healthcare services to keep residents safe, healthy and well. In a prime location, residents enjoy the amenities, history, beauty and calm of the neighborhood only 25 miles from downtown Chicago.
Learn more at Peace Village.
Autumn Green at Wright Campus
4239 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
At Autumn Green at Wright Campus, operated by Senior Lifestyle communities, they believe the little things make a difference. Signature Services at Senior Lifestyle bring energy back to each of their residents’ life experiences. Daily wellness programs and specialty programs like their Brain Health University™ focus on the quality of their resident’s mental and emotional life. Services and amenities to help residents enjoy daily living make this a perfect place for peace of mind and enjoyment in the city of Chicago.
Learn more at Autumn Green at Wright Campus.
Heritage Woods of Sterling
2205 Oak Grove Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
Managed by senior living provider BMA Management, Ltd., Heritage Woods of Sterling is an affordable assisted living community located in the Sterling/Rock Falls area of North Central Illinois. Serving adults 65 and older of all incomes needing some help to maintain their independence, Heritage Woods of Sterling assisted living provides a wonderful atmosphere for those who cannot afford private pay assisted living, with a host of amenities and an environment of comfort.
Learn more at Heritage Woods of Sterling.
Lexington Square Senior Living
555 Foxworth Boulevard
Lombard, IL 60148
The folks at Lexington Square Senior Living are so certain that you’ll like their facility that they offer trial stays to prospective visitors. From there, residents may enjoy independent living, assisted living, personal care services, skilled nursing or respite stays. One monthly fee covers a host of amenities and services including a heated swimming pool, whirlpool, 24-hour security and staffing, private storage areas, social and educational opportunities and much more.
Learn more at Lexington Square Senior Living.
Cordia Senior Residence
865 N. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Cordia means “heart” in Latin, and the idea embraces the Cordia Senior Living values of treating their residents with love and respect. Cordia Senior Residence, located in the Chicago suburb of Westmont, offers quality independent and assisted living services to seniors in an attractive, safe and home-like rental community. Monthly fees include a beautifully appointed apartment and a full complement of programs, services and amenities. A variety of apartment types and service packages are available to meet residents’ differing requirements. Take a virtual tour on their website!
Learn more at Cordia Senior Residence.
Crimson Point Senior Living
7130 Crimson Ridge Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
Offering assisted living and rehabilitation, Crimson Pointe Senior Living is nearby shopping and restaurants in Rockford. From spacious common areas with fireplaces and a large-screen TV to a beautiful courtyard, patio and garden, residents thoroughly enjoy both the indoors and outdoors in this community. Operated by Five Star Senior Living, they go above and beyond any government requirements or traditional ideas about retirement living. They offer more special services, flexibility, choices, and a variety of funding options, including a rent-based pricing structure with no up-front buy-in fees required.
Learn more at Crimson Pointe Senior Living.
Alden Estates of Evanston
2520 Gross Point Road
Evanston, IL 60201
For two straight years, Alden Estates of Evanston has been named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes. Their programs and services rival that of any hospital, with orthopedic, cardiac and neurological rehabilitation services; speech, occupational, physical and infusion therapy; pain management, post-operative care, and restorative nursing and more. Top notch care combined with amenities such as a computer room, recreational activities, an ice cream parlor and delicious restaurant-style dining makes Alden Estates of Evanston a not-to-miss as you’re researching assisted living options.
Learn more at Alden Estates of Evanston.
Delnor Glen Assisted Living
975 North Fifth Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
The sprawling, beautiful grounds of Delnor Glen first belonged to a 25-bed hospital in St. Charles back in 1940. Over the years, the facility has only become more beautiful under the skilled hands of nationally-known interior decorators. From townhomes for independent living to memory support programs and assisted living options, Delnor Glen offers a warm and home-like setting. Tour their website’s photo gallery to see happy faces of the residents, attractive homes and the aquatic and fitness center. Within walking distance to parks, a golf course and the St. Charles public library, Delnor Glen is a fulfilling retirement setting.
Learn more at Delnor Glen Assisted Living.
1307 Meadowlark Lane
Macomb, IL 61455
The only affordable assisted living community in McDonough County, Grand Prairie is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of affordable assisted living in the state. The community, for those 65 and older of all incomes, serves as a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home who need some help to maintain their independence. Residents enjoy the personal assistance, support services and the many social and recreational opportunities in a community setting. Shoot a game of pool or browse the selection of books in their library at this facility where people are happy to call home.
Learn more at Grand Prairie.
Silverado Senior Living-Lake Zurich
555 America Court
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Silverado’s assisted living communities specialize in dementia care, offering personalized support for your loved one experiencing memory problems or other types of dementia. Lake Zurich now offers 128 memory-care licensed beds within an attractive four-cottage property design. The property is secure and safe for your loved one to wander the grounds on his or her own and there are many social and stimulating activities to keep the daily routine interesting. They welcome residential pets and intergenerational activities, as team members are encouraged to bring their children to work. There’s truly a family focus.
Learn more at Silverado Senior Living-Lake Zurich.
The Claire at Water Tower
55 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
It’s the first and only upscale, high-rise retirement community in Chicago. The Claire at Water Tower promises to offer world-class senior living–spectacular views, a vibrant downtown culture, steps away from the Magnificent Mile, maximum independence and privacy–with all of the amenities and services you need in an assisted living setting. Earning a five-star rating, the Claire is built on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University, offering lifelong learning opportunities. It is one of the most innovative retirement communities in the country.
Learn more at The Claire at Water Tower.
North Grove Manor
5520 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Offering assisted living, Alzheimer’s, memory care and respite care in a refined and comfortable setting. Their innovative clinical services focus on the total wellness of the residents, merging physical, mental, spiritual and financial needs. From housekeeping to meals, transportation and healthcare, as well as a full list of activities to stimulate and engage their residents, the team at North Grove Manor set a new standard for senior care. Operated by CRL Senior Living, founded in 2000, their vision is to provide a therapeutic environment for stimulation, socialization and spirituality.
Learn more at North Grove Manor.
Friedman Place for the Blind and Visually Impaired
5527 North Maplewood
Chicago, IL 60625
An assisted living facility designed specifically for older adults who are visually impaired, Friedman Place is a vibrant community in the heart of Chicago. Allowing guide dogs and providing medical and social services, residents at Friedman Place enjoy either a private studio or one-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom. In a building designed with the needs of the blind and visually impaired and a full range of services and activities, residents’ lives are healthy, dignified and stimulating.
Learn more at Friedman Place.
Cedarhurst of Collinsville
1207 Vandalia Ave
Collinsville, IL 62234
With a mission to serve their community and residents with unconditional support, every hour of every day, the staff at Cedarhurst of Collinsville is dedicated, respectful and friendly. Their 68 assisted living units are cheery and well accommodated with services that help their residents deal with day-to-day living. Operated by Provision Living Senior Living Communities, their goal is to get to know every resident beyond what’s in the folder. From occupation to interests and hobbies to life experiences, the details are what make each of Cedarhurst’s residents special.
Learn more at Cedarhurst of Collinsville.
Sunrise of Naperville North
535 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
The most unique feature of Sunrise of Naperville North is the Nature Center, with its running waterfall and peaceful nature sights and sounds. Located on the edge of a residential area, the facility is still easily accessed from the East-West Tollway, near an Arboretum and hospital. Operated by Sunrise Senior Living, their amenities and services are created to keep residents active, as independent as possible, healthy, socialized and safe. From weekly personal laundry services to daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, Sunrise of Naperville North offers assisted living, Alzheimer’s and memory care and short-term stays.
Learn more at Sunrise of Naperville North.
17400 S. Kedzie Road
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
The caring staff at Waterford Estates understands that moving to assisted living is a transition, and that it’s not always the easy choice. In addition to answering all of your questions, they offer a signature Home-to-Home™ concierge move-in service, helping residents feel comfortable and happy after the move. Services range from independent to assisted living, with amenities that support both the residents and their families. They even offer guest units for family visits!
Learn more at Waterford Estates.
7000 North McCormick Boulevard
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
The programs and opportunities to engage in new and stimulating experiences at Lincolnwood Place have earned the independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facility awards for innovation and success. From their Brain Health University, which received an Industry Innovator Award to their Wellness Everyday™ program that supports physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and vocational wellness through daily engaging opportunities.
Learn more at Lincolnwood Place.
Garden Place of Red Bud
351 Lockwood Drive
Red Bud, IL 62278
Offering 35 senior-friendly state-of-the-art apartments–either studio or one-bedroom–Garden Place of Red Bud is a cozy community for those looking for independent or assisted living accommodations. Small pets are welcome; residents have a personal mailbox, laundry facilities, transportation, social common areas for watching TV, doing crafts or exercising and all of the services one might need with everyday tasks that are becoming more challenging. Seniors are sure to enjoy retirement years in this vibrant community operated by Garden Place Senior Living.
Learn more at Garden Place of Red Bud.
124 Liberty Court
Dixon, IL 61021
In beautiful historic Dixon, Il., Liberty Court is nestled near the Rock River, offering beautiful views, hometown charm and a peaceful setting. Programs and services cater to independent living, assisted living, memory care and individuals looking for short-term care. The professionals at Liberty Court, operated by LifeHOUSE take pride in providing life enriching social experiences, balanced nutritious meals, compassionate care and personalized services. Residents experience a sense of stability, fulfillment and well-being in their lives every day.
Learn more at Liberty Court.
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