The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Belvidere, IL for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Belvidere, IL

Heritage Woods of Belvidere

Provides: Assisted Living
4730 Squaw Prairie Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008
"We toured Heritage Woods of Belvidere. It was an extremely nice place. I would recommend it. It's just a lovely place. I only met one staff member and she was the marketing director. She took us to..." More

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Bickford of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
960 North Mulford , Rockford, IL 61107
"Bickford of Rockford was very clean and very nice. Dawn, who gave us the tour, was excellent. She was wonderful. The people all seemed happy there. It seemed like it would have been one of the good..." More

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Independence Village of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3655 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61114
"Independence Village of Rockford is very nice. I'm very happy with it. We tried their food, and the food was good. It is the closest in proximity to us. It's clean, very accommodating, and very..." More

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Trustwell Living at Cherryvale Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
"Cherryvale Place was awesome. The staff and food, the whole nine yards there, were spot on. We got a sample of the food and they've got a chef that's been there forever. I was just impressed with..." More

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Grand Victorian of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3495 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
"We chose the Grand Victorian of Rockford for our mom. It is very nice. The people are very nice, and it is clean. So far, the staff has been absolutely wonderful. She has a studio room. There is..." More

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Morningstar Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
"I will be going to Morningstar Village in Rockford assisted living. They're going to take care of me after my surgery for 6 weeks. They're very kind. They're going to let me in, 2 days early with..." More

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Cedarhurst of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
7130 Crimson Ridge Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
"My dad is now in Cedarhurst of Rockford. He has been there for two months now. Their staff is great. They're very attentive to the residents, and they're caring. The facility is nice and updated...." More

Heritage Woods of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
202 N Show Pl Dr, Rockford, IL 61107
"We've chosen Heritage Woods of Rockford for my parents, but they haven't moved in yet. It looked nice, seemed friendly, and clean. They were doing some crafting stuff. It looked very nice. I have..." More

Anam Glen

Provides: Assisted Living
7978 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108
"I like that Anam Glen wasn’t carpeted and that it was all on one floor. There were only 16 people with dementia; it’s only dementia care, and they don’t take care of anything else. The staff is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Belvidere

    Situated about 75 miles northwest of Chicago, the city of Belvidere, Illinois, is a more affordable alternative to its metropolitan neighbor. With a population of just over 25,000, Belvidere also retains much of its small-town charm. For the growing number of senior citizens and families seeking an assisted living community in the Belvidere area, there are at least 13 different options available. The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living, is responsible for regulating all of the state's assisted living and shared housing establishments.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Belvidere

    • The Belvidere area offers a unique blend of arts and culture for seniors to enjoy. Colorful, vibrant paintings are sprinkled throughout this "City of Murals." Bucolic parks dot the landscape, including Belvidere Municipal Park and Spencer Park. The city is also home to the Pettit Memorial Chapel, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 

    • Belvidere's harsh winters may limit seniors' opportunities to enjoy activities in the great outdoors. The city receives about 36 inches of snowfall per year and has an average January low temperature of just 12 degrees Fahrenheit. 

    • Seniors in Belvidere can take advantage of Illinois state's retiree-friendly tax policies. The state doesn't tax Social Security retirement income, pensions or withdrawals from retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans.

    • Belvidere may be an affordable option for many seniors. The city's overall living costs are about 11 percent below the national average. 

    • Seniors who choose to live in Belvidere can rest assured that the city's personal and property crime rates are below average. Belvidere is safer than 52 percent of cities in America.

    • The Belvidere area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the SwedishAmerican Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Belvidere

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,818.00 Crystal Lake
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,979.00 Rockford
    $3,700.00 Beloit
    $3,200.00 Sycamore

    Assisted Living costs in Belvidere start around $0 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 Belvidere 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 Belvidere

    Some seniors may qualify for financial aid through the state's Supportive Living Program (SLP), which is a type of Medicaid waiver. Not all assisted living facilities in the Belvidere area accept state funding. It's a good idea to check with a prospective facility to see if it is on the SLP-approved list. The SLP waiver helps pay for personal care services but does not cover the cost of room and board. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

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    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 Belvidere

    Belvidere 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 Belvidere, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Belvidere

    Belvidere-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 Belvidere

    • Review of Heritage Woods of Belvidere

      We toured Heritage Woods of Belvidere. It was an extremely nice place. I would recommend it. It's just a lovely place. I only met one staff member and she was the marketing director. She took us to... Read more

    • Review of Heritage Woods of Belvidere

      My mother-in-law has moved in at Heritage Woods of Belvidere. We are very happy with the care that she is getting. The staff is very caring, but they've been a little short staffed. Mom's apartment... Read more

    • Review of Heritage Woods of Belvidere

      Heritage Woods of Belvidere was a town away, but it was bigger than the other place we saw. There's a gardening club, an arts club, they have a club for the men, they have physical therapy on site,... Read more

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