Bickford of Crystal Lake

717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

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based on 7 Reviews

Lorine1 August 14, 2012

I visited this facility

Bickford has a beautiful building, only about 4 years old. It has very attractive grounds. The residents maintain it themselves. The rooms are very nice and have a kitchenette inside. The meal that we ate there was good. I only ate there once but we enjoyed the food. I see the staff were joking around with the residents there and interacting with them, which is good. They seem to have a very positive atmosphere there.

Right now, we're getting a lot of resistance from my parents-in-law. They don't feel like they needed any help. We actually pursued with my mother-in-law. She has homecare insurance and she was evaluated by a nurse from her insurance company. The nurse said that she does not have enough memory loss to put herself in danger. What we're doing now is that we're kind of a holding pattern waiting for some precipitating event to help them realize that they really need some help.

JML June 17, 2009

I visited this facility

This facility is beautiful, and the staff are wonderful. The philosophy is one that is unmatched in the industry. The facility is clean, quiet, with professional, caring staff. The administration is hands on.

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From Bickford of Crystal Lake

Welcome to Bickford Of Crystal Lake, one of Illinois's premier assisted living and memory care communities! Bickford Of Crystal Lake is conveniently located on 717 McHenry Ave., so please, stop on by any time. We invite you in and welcome you home to our Illinois senior living community.

At Bickford Of Crystal Lake, we offer premier memory care and assisted living services. The fullest expression of assistance comes with an intimate understanding of our residents at Bickford Of Crystal Lake. Each resident of our Illinois assisted living home is unique, as are the services they require, and the manner in which they wish for them to be met. At our Crystal Lake senior community, we also know firsthand the confusion that memory loss creates in relationships with loved ones. That's why our Alzheimer's care community strives to make every activity intentional and personally driven by each individual's life story.

Nothing can replace home - this we know at Bickford Of Crystal Lake. The smells that waft through the open door, the tattered edges of the overstuffed chair in the living room, the faded photographs on the mantle, the memories...lifetimes are built on these things; happiness dwells in them. At Bickford Of Crystal Lake assisted living in Illinois, we don't ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into our Illinois assisted living and memory care community and make it yours.

Features of Bickford of Crystal Lake

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency call system
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We offer companion suites


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Wii sports competition
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services


  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • We charge an entry fee
  • Minimum rate: $3,503/month
  • Minimum memory care rate: $3,782/month


  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: 55

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living


  • State License(s): 5102956

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