14 Assisted Living Communities near Chicago

In the Chicago area, we found 14 Assisted Living Properties you might love. Also, there are 19 Independent Living Communities.

Admiral At The Lake

Estimated $5,926/month
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933 W. Foster Ave, Chicago, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
The Admiral at the Lake is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community on the north side of Chicago with 200 units for Assisted Living, Memo

Sunrise Of Lincoln Park

$3,000/month
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2710 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Sunrise of Lincoln Park is a senior community with Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice Care and Respite Care services. It offers accommodations, car

Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Estimated $4,580/month
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2960 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care
Brookdale Lake Shore Drive is an Independent and Assisted Living community located in downtown Chicago that offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan an

Brookdale Lake View

Estimated $4,716/month
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3121 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care
Brookdale Lake View is an Independent and Assisted Living community located within walking distance of Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park. Residents enjoy

The Selfhelp Home

Estimated $4,360/month
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908 W Argyle, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
The Selfhelp Home is a not-for-profit retirement community with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Short-Term Rehabilitation ser

The Breakers At Edgewater Beach

$1,720/month
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5333 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach -- at 5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640 near the shores of Lake Michigan -- offers various amenities for Ind

Autumn Green At Midway Village

$2,795/month
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6700 S. Keating, Chicago, IL
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Autumn Green at Midway Village - opened in 2005 -- is a pet-friendly senior community with Assisted Living and Independent Living options. It offers 1

Terraces At The Clare

Estimated $4,744/month
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55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Montgomery Place

Estimated $5,418/month
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5550 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

St. Joseph Village Of Chicago

Estimated $5,260/month
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4021 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Hartwell Place

Estimated $5,233/month
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5520 N. Paulina St, Chicago, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Oak Park Arms

Estimated $4,709/month
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408 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care

Belmont Village Oak Park

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1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Lincolnwood Place

$3,045/month
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7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, IL
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility  ·  Memory Care
At Lincolnwood Place, we adhere to state-of-the-art standards of senior assisted living while providing a special touch. Our residents receive persona

What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living community can be defined as any residential facility that provides 24-hour non-medical care for seniors. It can range in size from a single residence to a larger apartment or condominium complex. Such facilities provide personal care, meaning help with activities of daily living (ADLs). Other typical services include laundry and housekeeping, wellness programs, social services, planned social events and more.

Services Available in Assisted Living Communities in Chicago

Chicago's assisted living communities are closely regulated. They're required to provide transparent communication with the public about the services they provide and the conditions in their facilities. As a basic standard, an assisted living facility in Chicago must offer:

  • Three daily meals prepared by local staff or an outside contractor
  • Housekeeping that includes cleaning, vacuuming and dusting a resident's unit.
  • Personal laundry and linen services
  • Round-the-clock security that includes locked entrances or security contractors on-site
  • An emergency communication system that allows residents to signal the staff for assistance at any time of day
  • Personal care tailored to each resident's needs

Getting Ready to Move to Assisted Living in Chicago

It's never easy to tackle a move, short-distance or cross-country. Moving into long-term care can be even more challenging for you or your loved one, both emotionally and physically, but there are ways to reduce the stress.

  • Your first step should be a community tour. Seeing a facility at work is worth reading a thousand brochures. Try to tour a community personally before committing.
  • Get a preliminary examination by your doctor and the community's staff. It's best to go into a big life change knowing your needs, both mental and physical.
  • Get ahead of the curve. If you start planning the move at least a month ahead of time, difficult and stressful decisions about what to throw away or how to approach the entire task can be broken down, making it much easier for everyone involved.
  • Rally your friends and family. Don't be shy about asking for help, particularly if it's for heavy lifting.
  • Use a senior move manager if needed. These companies are purpose-designed to help seniors move, providing support and organization.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Chicago?

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Chicago is $4,695 according to the Genworth Cost of Care survey 2017.

The monthly cost of assisted living in Chicago, according to the Genworth Cost of Care survey, is $4,695, putting it considerably higher than the average national monthly cost of about $3,700. However, Chicago provides a class of assisted living under Medicaid called supportive living that's designed specifically to provide quality communities for low-income aging citizens.

Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in.  This is a free service to you.  To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at ask@seniorly.com or call (866) 855-4515.

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Senior Care

When considering assisted living (also called shared home living in Illinois), it's important to consider it alongside other choices for long-term care in order to ensure it's the right choice.

  • In-home care allows seniors to remain in their homes and be visited by family or professional caregivers. It's designed for those who are active enough to be able to perform most ADLs independently, but still need some personal care and medical support.
  • Independent living is built around communities that satisfy the need for independence and dignity among aging citizens who don't want the burden of maintaining their own home.
  • Nursing homes are what the state of Illinois refers to as intermediate care. They provide care for residents who need nursing, but don't require a hospital. A doctor supervises this type of care.
  • Continuing care retirement communities are effectively several kinds of communities in one, combining everything from independent living through nursing home living for the convenience of residents who may need to evolve from one level of care to another as time passes.

Helpful Apps and Websites for Assisted Living in Chicago

Those considering assisted living should also think about ways to get goods and services to come to them, instead of the reverse. After all, the point is to make life easier. Fortunately, there are several solutions for this in the Chicago region. Here are three companies we’ve heard are very popular and useful:

  • Smart Paws Chicago provides access to pet sitters and dog-walkers pre-screened to rigorous standards.
  • Via is a ride-share app that lets you book rides and carpool at affordable rates from virtually anywhere in Chicago.
  • Orunje provides on-demand urgent care house calls with flat rates for both nurses and doctors.

Resources for Caregivers in Chicago

While being a caregiver for a loved one isn't always easy, you never have to face the challenges alone. There are several caregiver support options aimed at making things easier:

Government Resources for Seniors in Chicago

A number of Chicago-area organizations and offices are dedicated to helping seniors. Some of the key resources are:

Chicago Demographics

Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S. It is home to nearly 3-million residents, 237 square miles of land and 77 community areas that contain more than 100 neighborhoods.

Despite a recent population decline unusual among America's metropolitan centers, Chicago remains one of the largest and most economically significant cities. Like other such cities, Chicago shows trends toward an aging population. More than 12 percent of Chicago's population is aged 65 and over.

Chicago Weather

Chicago has what's called a humid continental climate, with warm and humid summers and cold winters. The Windy City (though that nickname is not because of the weather) gets a lot of variation in rainfall from year to year. Temperatures can average as low as 18 degrees in winter (without wind chill off Lake Michigan) and as high as 81 degrees in the summer months.

Transportation in and Around Chicago

Chicago is served by two international airports, several long-haul bus lines and a pair of railway lines. It boasts the world's second-largest public transit infrastructure, serving the city and 40 surrounding communities by bus and rail. Any number of taxi, ride-sharing and car rental services are available, and the city website hosts a trip-planning app that can help locate the best options. Specific services include:

Further information can be found here.

Fun Facts About Chicago

Chicago is one of America's most storied cities, hosting a wealth of famous neighborhoods and sights. A detailed guide to those neighborhoods can be found here. Chicago's main regions are:

  • Downtown, home to the city's biggest attractions
  • North Chicago, an eclectic mix of entertainments, ethnicities and cultures
  • West Chicago, a Puerto Rican, Greek and Mexican melting pot
  • South Chicago, rich with the African-American history and general diversity

More facts about Chicago:

  • Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the last free zoos in the world. It's highly accessible and senior-friendly.
  • Taste of Chicago is America's premier food festival, and admission is free.
  • The Skydeck in Willis Tower is a tourist destination in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, providing museum exhibits, theater presentations and a view of four states.

Chicago Hospital Information

Chicago's Department of Public Health runs a vast range of services, a system of public clinics and primary and specialist care centers, and much more. The city is served by dozens of major hospitals, including multiple locations run by the University of Chicago.

Assisted Living Community Ratings, Inspection Reports and User Reviews for Chicago

The Illinois Department of Health has detailed regulations for assisted living communities in the state, covering everything from food service to mandatory services to resident rights, staff training, licensing, assessments and more. The full range of regulations can be found here.

You can access licensing records, customer complaint histories and other useful information about any prospective community through the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.

Get a sense of how a community is performing in the eyes of residents and their families by checking out feedback on Yelp and Google, or by consulting authoritative online reviews on Seniorly.

Top 10 Questions to Ask While Touring Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago

When it comes to taking a tour, asking the right questions can make all the difference. Here are 74 questions to ask on your assisted living community tour. Some important ones to ask include:

  1. How many meals are provided per day?
  2. Does the menu vary from day to day?
  3. Does the community have any special amenities?
  4. Is there any live entertainment provided? If so, what kind, and how often?
  5. Is transportation provided to doctor's and dentist appointments?
  6. What is the staff turnover rate?
  7. Is there a registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, or certified nursing assistant on staff? If so, how often?
  8. Are residents required to have renter’s insurance?
  9. Is it possible to view all of the types of rooms available?
  10. Are barber and beauty services offered? If so, is there an extra cost?

Chicago is an amazing city in which to live and has no shortage of excellent assisted living communities at all price levels. Review all of the assisted living properties featured above or continue using our powerful search engine.