147 Assisted Living Facilities near Arlington Heights, IL
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There are 147 Assisted Living Facilities in the Arlington Heights area, with 3 in Arlington Heights and 144 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Arlington Heights is $4,737 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Prospect Heights with an average starting cost of $4,135.
To help you with your search, browse the 1118 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Arlington Heights. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Arlington Heights 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Prospect Heights with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights is a picturesque village located in Cook County, within Chicago's city limits. Nearly 20% of the village's 75,000 residents are senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older. Seniors in Arlington Heights who require full-time assisted living care can choose from 133 assisted living facilities that are located in the area. Three of those facilities are located within the village while the remaining 130 are nearby in Chicago, Glen Ellyn, Vernon Hills and other surrounding areas. In Arlington Heights and throughout the entire state, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Arlington Heights
- Arlington Heights and Cook County have been assigned a failing grade of F for ozone pollution and a C grade on 24-hour particle pollution by the American Lung Association. Seniors citizens may find that the poor air quality in the area results in adverse health effects, especially if they have underlying lung or heart conditions.
- The Arlington Heights area has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Rolling Meadows Call-n-Ride, which provides inexpensive transportation to seniors living in the village, as well as one senior center.
- The Arlington Heights area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the NCH Northwest Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Some seniors may be concerned about the increasingly high violent crime rate in Arlington Heights and the Chicago area. For every 1,000 residents, 10.96 crimes occur each year, which is more than double the average rate for the state of Illinois.
- Even though the overall cost of living in Arlington Heights is more than 30% above the national average, seniors who need medical attention on a regular or ongoing basis may find the village to be affordable thanks to an average healthcare cost that's 6% below the U.S. average.
- Arlington Heights has cold, snowy winters, which means that seniors may not be able to enjoy time outdoors during several months of the year. The village gets an average of 36 inches of snow per year, which is 8 inches more than in the average U.S. city.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Arlington Heights
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Arlington Heights start around $4,737 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Arlington Heights and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington Heights
In Illinois, Medicaid doesn't cover the cost of assisted living; therefore, seniors are required to find alternative funding sources. Seniors living in Arlington Heights who receive Supplemental Security Income may be eligible to receive an optional state supplement, which can help cover assisted living costs. The state also allows family supplementation.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Arlington Heights, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Arlington Heights
Review of Lutheran Home
This is a wonderful facility. I have visited many friends here and the staff is always very helpful and kind. There are lots of activities and they are always done with great care. Read more
Review of Church Creek
My mother has been at Church Creek in the memory care for six weeks now. She's there on respite program. The place is wonderful. I have nothing but good things to say about them. The nursing staff ... Read more
Review of Church Creek
We took a brief tour of Church Creek. It was very nice, but it was under construction. It's an older building, which they are remodeling. I liked what I saw, though. It is only a block from my house. Read more