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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bloomington, IL for 2024

There are 11 Assisted Living Facilities in the Bloomington area, with 8 in Bloomington and 3 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Bloomington is $4,029 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895.

To help you with your search, browse the 61 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Bloomington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Bloomington 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Normal with an average rating of 4.41 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bloomington

Bloomington, population 78,292, is located in central Illinois and is the county seat of McLean County, Illinois. The city has a vibrant arts and cultural scene and offers many types of entertainment options. Assisted living establishments in Bloomington are defined as residences that provides services for at least three unrelated residents. These facilities are to provide single-occupancy housing for their residents, unless they choose to share accomodations. The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living regulates and licenses assisted living facilities in Bloomington. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bloomington

  • Seniors should be aware that Bloomington has a higher violent crime rate than the national average. However, the city's property crime rate is lower than the U.S. average. Bloomington crime rates, for both violent crime and property crime, are considerably higher than the averages of the state of Illinois.

  • Summers in Bloomington are great for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities, but its winters can be harsh. With a January low of 17 degrees Fahrenheit, it is not the place for seniors who prefer warm weather.

  • The air quality in Bloomington is 63, on a scale of 1, being the worst, to 100. This is important to note, especially for seniors who suffer from respiratory ailments, such as asthma and COPD.

  • Bloomington has a higher sales tax rate than the U.S. average but a slightly lower income tax rate than the nation. The state of Illinois exempts almost all retirement income from taxation, including Social Security retirement benefits, pension income and retirement savings account income.
  • Bloomington has an array of community resources of seniors, including the Miller Park Adult Center is an organization that provides a gathering place for seniors to socialize and enjoy classes designed for them, as well the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC) in nearby Normal, Illinois. 

  • The Bloomington area is home to world-class medical facilities, such as OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Bloomington

Assisted Living costs in Bloomington start around $4,029 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 Bloomington 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.

Cities in Illinois

Washington

$4,550

Normal

$4,245

Bloomington

$4,029

US

$4,000

Gibson City

$3,065

East Peoria

$2,750

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bloomington

In Illinois, Medicaid does not pay for resident services in assisted living establishments. The Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver, called the Supported Living Program, and the 1915(b) Waiver, called the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Program, are available for residents who qualify.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Bloomington

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bloomington

Bloomington-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.

Laws and Regulations in Illinois

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Kathleen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Westminster Village

My mom moved into Westminster Village. We like the staff. My mom likes the food. Her apartment is very comfortable. The staff members are friendly, helpful, and respond quickly. We're happy with...

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Itchy67

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Bickford of Bloomington

My loved one lives at Bickford currently. They are severely understaffed. Days where the have no Caregivers at all and the floor nurse must help. Director us incompetent and couldn't care less...

Provider response

We’re sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your loved one’s experience. Please feel free to call us. Have a good day.

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Alison

I visited this facility

Review of Carriage Crossing of Bloomington

Mom has chosen Carriage Crossing of Bloomington for herself and she will be moving in. The place was not institutional, it had a homey environment. It was very bright. People were extremely...

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