The Village of Bensenville borders O’Hare Airport in DuPage County just northwest of Chicago. The 2020 Census lists the population at almost 19,000, with the 65 and older age group accounting for a below-average 13.1%. With intersecting rows of relatively peaceful tree-lined streets, Bensenville has a strong sense of community. The area has a low crime rate and is situated near some of the finest hospitals in the country.

Assisted living facilities provide safe and comfortable living for seniors who need regular assistance with daily tasks, such as bathing, but don’t require the type of medical services provided in nursing homes. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly fee for assisted living in Bensenville is $4,825, which is approximately 7% more than the state and national averages.

This guide covers the cost of assisted living and other types of senior care in Bensenville, Illinois. It also lists some resources dedicated to helping the city’s seniors overcome challenges, such as mobility issues.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bensenville, IL

Bridgeway of Bensenville

303 E Washington Street, Bensenville, IL, 60106

We toured the assisted living at Bridgeway of Bensenville. It was very nice. The staff showed us everything. We saw where to sign up first, the beauty shop, the floor that the assisted living folks … (read more)
We toured the assisted living at Bridgeway of Bensenville. It was very nice. The staff showed us everything. We saw where to sign up first, the beauty shop, the floor that the assisted living folks … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2016, 2022

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016

Brookdale Des Plaines is located in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois, close to major highways, the Algonquin Woods and shopping centers. It’s a short drive from Chicago and all the big city … (read more)
Brookdale Des Plaines is located in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois, close to major highways, the Algonquin Woods and shopping centers. It’s a short drive from Chicago and all the big city … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Park Ridge

1725 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Sunrise of Park Ridge is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, close to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dempster Plaza and CVS. Visitors describe the facility as clean and bright, and they’re impressed … (read more)
Sunrise of Park Ridge is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, close to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dempster Plaza and CVS. Visitors describe the facility as clean and bright, and they’re impressed … (read more)

Sunrise of Bloomingdale

129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)
Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)

Park Place of Elmhurst

1050 S. Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)
<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Alexian Village of Elk Grove

975 Martha St, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

Alexian Village of Elk Grove is located near I-53, across the street from the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and only minutes from several recreational parks and shopping venues. Residents commend t … (read more)
Alexian Village of Elk Grove is located near I-53, across the street from the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and only minutes from several recreational parks and shopping venues. Residents commend t … (read more)

Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale

285 E. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)
The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)

Victory Centre of River Woods

1800 Riverwoods Dr, Melrose Park, IL, 60160

Victory Center of River Woods is an assisted living facility located in Melrose Park, Illinois. This community is nestled in a bend in the Des Plaines River, just off North Avenue. The facility’s staf … (read more)
Victory Center of River Woods is an assisted living facility located in Melrose Park, Illinois. This community is nestled in a bend in the Des Plaines River, just off North Avenue. The facility’s staf … (read more)

Clarendale of Addison

1651 West Lake Street, Addison, IL, 60101

My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)
My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)

Mount Prospect Senior Living

1111 S. Linneman Road, , Mount Prospect, IL, 60056


Amazing Grace Senior Living

7432 West Talcott Ave , Chicago, IL, 60631

The Amazing Grace Senior Living seemed like a nice place to take care of the medical needs that my mother-in-law would need. It’s assisted living and there are nurses there 24/7. It’s close to home an … (read more)
The Amazing Grace Senior Living seemed like a nice place to take care of the medical needs that my mother-in-law would need. It’s assisted living and there are nurses there 24/7. It’s close to home an … (read more)

Norwood Crossing

6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60631

Norwood Crossing is located in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, near Presence Resurrection Medical Center and the Roden Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Visitors compliment the … (read more)
Norwood Crossing is located in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, near Presence Resurrection Medical Center and the Roden Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Visitors compliment the … (read more)

Alden Gardens of Des Plaines

1227 East Golf Road , Des Plaines, IL, 60016

This is a small facility with a consistent and caring staff. I am a retired RN and so my standards for my mom’s care are quite high. I am very pleased with the medical oversight of the residents and t … (read more)
This is a small facility with a consistent and caring staff. I am a retired RN and so my standards for my mom’s care are quite high. I am very pleased with the medical oversight of the residents and t … (read more)

Generations at Oakton Arms

1660-1665 Oakton, Des Plaines, IL, 60018


The Sheridan at Park Ridge

510 N. Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

I went to The Sheridan at Park Ridge. The staff was very, very good, very friendly, and very helpful. I watched them in the dining room with the residents in both the residence and in memory care. I d … (read more)
I went to The Sheridan at Park Ridge. The staff was very, very good, very friendly, and very helpful. I watched them in the dining room with the residents in both the residence and in memory care. I d … (read more)

The Sheridan at Oak Brook

2055 Clearwater Drive, Oak Brook, IL, 60523


Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

2833 N Nordica Ave, Chicago, IL, 60634


Maywood Supportive Living

316 Randolph Street, Maywood, IL, 60153


2016

Autumn Green at Wright Campus

4239 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL, 60634

Autumn Green at Wright Campus is located in a peaceful area of Chicago, Illinois, a few minutes away from Edgebrook Golf Course, Harlem Irving Plaza and the Kennedy Expressway. Residents note the frie … (read more)
Autumn Green at Wright Campus is located in a peaceful area of Chicago, Illinois, a few minutes away from Edgebrook Golf Course, Harlem Irving Plaza and the Kennedy Expressway. Residents note the frie … (read more)

2014, 2015

Church Creek

1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

Church Creek is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, just minutes from the business district and easily accessible from Route 53. Residents love features like the buffet-style breakfast in the eleg … (read more)
Church Creek is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, just minutes from the business district and easily accessible from Route 53. Residents love features like the buffet-style breakfast in the eleg … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Bensenville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Illinois. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What To Consider About Assisted Living in Bensenville

The Division of Assisted Living, a branch of the Illinois Department of Public Health, is responsible for monitoring licensed facilities throughout the state. It also regulates assisted living facility owners and administrators, which includes ensuring they receive licenses to operate only after passing the state’s competence test.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bensenville

  • Although crime statistics can never be called good, Bensenville’s exceptionally low property and violent crime rates are enviable. The chances of becoming a victim of property crime are half the national average and significantly below the norm for Illinois. Violent crime figures are even more impressive, with the chances of being a victim at 1 in 1,107, compared to the state average of 1 in 239.
  • The Ride DuPage Transportation Program provides affordable transportation for adults aged 65 and older. There’s a $2 flag pull and then $1 per mile, with no fee for the senior’s first companion. Although distances are technically unlimited, they’re at the discretion of the individual provider. The service is only available to Bensenville residents whose submitted application forms have been approved.
  • The average cost of living index in Bensenville is high compared to the Illinois median, primarily due to the cost of housing and health care. 
  • Bensenville seniors only need to travel a few minutes to find excellent health care facilities, such as the Wood Dale Medical Center and VNA Health Care. Nearby Chicago is also home to several world-class facilities, including the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.
  • Bensenville’s climate can be cold and snowy in the winter, and summers can be humid, with temperatures averaging 84 degrees. Although May to August is a rainy season, Bensenville averages 3.7 inches of rain per month. In contrast, the summer months also see a significant amount of sun — over 15 hours per day in the height of the season.
  • Sales tax is high when compared to other states, but Illinois doesn’t tax retirement income, including Social Security benefits and income from retirement savings accounts.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bensenville

The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey findings shows that the average fee for assisted living in Bensenville is $4,825 per month. When compared to the state and national averages of $4,488 and $4,500, respectively, Bensenville seniors should budget an additional $337 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although above average at $4,825, Bensenville isn’t the costliest location in Illinois for assisted living. Cities such as Rockford at $5,250 per month and Springfield at $5,110 per month have significantly higher fees. However, Kankakee seniors typically pay $4,623, and in Peoria, $4,131 per month is the norm.

$4825

Bensenville

$4488

Illinois

$4500

United States

$5250

Rockford

$4623

Kankakee

$4131

Peoria

$5110

Springfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living costs compare favorably with almost all other types of senior care, particularly nursing homes, where a semiprivate room typically costs $6,996. In-home care and home health care are also costlier, at $5,672 and $5,720, respectively. Only adult day health care is more affordable, averaging $1,842 per month. The savings reflect fewer service options during the day.

$5672

In-Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$4825

Assisted Living Facility

$6996

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bensenville

Residents of assisted living facilities in Bensenville may be able to access financial assistance through the Illinois Supportive Living Program. Additional help is also available to eligible Social Security recipients through the Optional State Supplement (OSS).

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois

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 Bensenville

Bensenville’s seniors can get help from a range of government agencies and nonprofit organizations that administer programs designed to support older citizens. Those listed here can help vets access benefits, in addition to helping all seniors get free loans of medical equipment and advice from attorneys. There’s also help for assisted living residents unhappy with aspects of their care and support for those who want to volunteer their time to help their communities.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 252-8966

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program's purpose is to advocate for seniors in residential care facilities. The program's trained volunteers regularly visit facilities to educate seniors about their rights and investigate complaints made by them, their families and third parties. The source of the complaint is kept confidential when solutions are negotiated with care providers. The ombudsman can also supply copies of inspection reports for facilities seniors may be considering for their long-term care. 

(630) 293-5990

AgeGuide is the Area Agency on Aging for Bensenville. It manages many programs designed to support seniors in the community. These include training seniors on digital technologies to help them connect with family and friends, referring older citizens to legal advisers who can assist with civil law matters and educating Medicare beneficiaries about fraud. 

(800) 827-1000

The Chicago Regional Office administers an array of services for U.S. military veterans, in addition to referring them to local veteran services offices that can help them apply for the state and federal benefits they're entitled to. The office can also help vets access their health care services, including social services.

(630) 628-3100

Addison Fire Protection District operates a Health Equipment Loan Program, which provides free loans of assistive technologies to seniors in Bensenville and surrounding areas. Since the program relies on donations, availability may be limited, although common equipment, such as wheelchairs and canes, is generally easier to obtain.

(847) 228-1006

HandsOn Suburban Chicago, a local nonprofit, administers the RSVP program in DuPage County. It connects volunteers to other nonprofits, government agencies and hospitals that rely on help to fulfill their purposes. Seniors choose the time they can spare to help their communities and the program links them to organizations looking for people with their skills and expertise. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bensenville

Bensenville Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Illinois