The large village of Bolingbrook has nearly 74,000 residents, about one in 10 of whom are seniors, and is located in the southwest portion of the Chicago metro. Affordability, low crime and senior-friendly income tax laws make the community a great option for those researching retirement options.    

For many older adults, assisted living provides a comfortable balance between privacy and personal care services when they need them. Assisted living facilities provide time-saving services such as meals and snacks served daily, housekeeping and laundry services and transportation, enabling residents to explore hobbies and interests. Some facilities have onsite salons, libraries and fitness centers for added convenience. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, Bolingbrook is one of the more expensive Illinois cities for this type of care, with assisted living residents paying $4,950 per month on average.  

This guide offers an overview of some of the benefits of living in Bolingbrook and things to consider before making the move. It also provides more information on senior care costs, including alternatives to assisted living, and it has a resource table that lists local agencies and programs that support seniors.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bolingbrook, IL

Atria at River Trail

370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440

We liked Atria at River Trail. I really liked the whole area. The lady who showed us around was extremely nice. The place was very clean, organized, and very nice. We didn’t taste the food, but everyt … (read more)
We liked Atria at River Trail. I really liked the whole area. The lady who showed us around was extremely nice. The place was very clean, organized, and very nice. We didn’t taste the food, but everyt … (read more)

Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440


2015, 2016, 2022

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)
Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)

Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL, 60532

Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)
Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N. River Rd, Naperville, IL, 60563

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville, we go out of our way to make sure that our residents get the best retirement experience. Our dedicated team is av … (read more)
Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville, we go out of our way to make sure that our residents get the best retirement experience. Our dedicated team is av … (read more)

2016

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)
Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Willow Falls Senior Living

1681 Willow Circle Dr, Crest Hill, IL, 60403

Willow Falls is situated in Crest Hill, Illinois, near Lincoln Highway, shopping centers and restaurants. The facility has an ice cream shop, swimming pool, general store and reading area with a firep … (read more)
Willow Falls is situated in Crest Hill, Illinois, near Lincoln Highway, shopping centers and restaurants. The facility has an ice cream shop, swimming pool, general store and reading area with a firep … (read more)

Timbers of Shorewood

1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL, 60404

Timbers of Shorewood is located in Shorewood, Illinois, a western suburb of Joliet. The facility is a block away from several shops and restaurants and two blocks from Interstate 55, the Hammel Woods … (read more)
Timbers of Shorewood is located in Shorewood, Illinois, a western suburb of Joliet. The facility is a block away from several shops and restaurants and two blocks from Interstate 55, the Hammel Woods … (read more)

2013

Belmont Village Geneva Road

545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL, 60188

Belmont Village Geneva Road is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Carol Stream, Illinois, about 25 miles outside of Chicago. Room and housing options include studio apartments, one … (read more)
Belmont Village Geneva Road is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Carol Stream, Illinois, about 25 miles outside of Chicago. Room and housing options include studio apartments, one … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Palos Park

12828 South LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL, 60464

Sunrise of Palos Park is located 25 miles south of downtown Chicago on South LaGrange Road in Palos Park, Illinois, near Palos Hospital, shops, restaurants and cultural centers. The community off … (read more)
Sunrise of Palos Park is located 25 miles south of downtown Chicago on South LaGrange Road in Palos Park, Illinois, near Palos Hospital, shops, restaurants and cultural centers. The community off … (read more)

Franciscan Village

1270 Franciscan Dr., Lemont, IL, 60439

Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)
Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL, 60187

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Dr, Lombard, IL, 60148

Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)
Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)

Sunrise of Naperville

960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60540

Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)
Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)

2022

American House Cedarlake

14804 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL, 60544

American House Cedarlake is an assisted living facility located in Joliet, Illinois. Housing options for seniors include 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. This facility allows small pets, so residents can h … (read more)
American House Cedarlake is an assisted living facility located in Joliet, Illinois. Housing options for seniors include 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. This facility allows small pets, so residents can h … (read more)

Sunrise of Naperville North

535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60563

Sunrise of Naperville North is an upscale community in Naperville, Illinois, not far from a range of shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues residents can enjoy on local outings with fr … (read more)
Sunrise of Naperville North is an upscale community in Naperville, Illinois, not far from a range of shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues residents can enjoy on local outings with fr … (read more)

Marian Village

15624 Marian Dr # 1, Homer Glen, IL, 60491

Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)
Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)

Sunnymere

925 6th Avenue, Aurora, IL, 60505

The lovely dining room and delicious food are just two of the appealing benefits of living at Sunnymere in Aurora, Illinois. Sitting at the edge of a golf course, Sunnymere is noted for its well maint … (read more)
The lovely dining room and delicious food are just two of the appealing benefits of living at Sunnymere in Aurora, Illinois. Sitting at the edge of a golf course, Sunnymere is noted for its well maint … (read more)

StoryPoint Romeoville

605 S. Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL, 60446

<p>Welcome to StoryPoint Romeoville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various sen … (read more)
<p>Welcome to StoryPoint Romeoville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various sen … (read more)

Cordia Senior Residence

865 N. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL, 60559

My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)
My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bolingbrook

Assisted living facilities in Bolingbrook are officially called residential care facilities, and they comply with regulations set by the Ohio Department of Health. The department has rules and regulations for how many residents a facility must have, the scope of care they must provide, public funding and how they report incidents of abuse.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bolingbrook

  • Seniors in Bolingbrook obtain public transportation services through Pace. This agency operates fixed bus routes throughout the region, as well as a Dial-a-Ride service for those who can’t use the public bus service. It also has a paratransit service for those who use mobility aids.  
  • Bolingbrook has relatively comfortable weather, which may appeal to those who enjoy relaxing outdoors. Year-round high temperatures range between 31 and 84 degrees, making it one of the cooler cities in Illinois, and residents see about 39 inches of rain and 30 inches of snow annually.  
  • Health care costs in Bolingbrook are consistent with the national average, but within the village, residents have limited health care provider options. There are only about 116 doctors per 100,000 residents compared to 210 nationally. Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook is within the city limits, and there are nearly a dozen hospitals within a 15-mile radius.  
  • Bolingbrook is one of the safest places to live in Illinois. According to the most recent available data, violent crime occurs at a rate of about 163 occurrences per 100,000 people compared to respective state and national rates of 407 and 379. Property crime is more common with a rate of 862 but rates are still low compared to state and national averages of 1,847 and 2,110.  
  • The overall cost of living in Bolingbrook is about 3% lower than the national average, which may benefit those relocating to the city. Seniors living here may spend less money on groceries, utilities and miscellaneous expenses such as restaurant meals and clothing compared to residents in other communities. Housing costs are about 20% higher than in Illinois as a whole, but seniors may avoid high mortgage and rent payments by living in assisted living.  
  • Bolingbrook seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, pension income or withdrawals from retirement savings accounts, which may help their retirement dollars stretch further. Property taxes are very high, which may make residential community care more financially feasible.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Bolingbrook

In Bolingbrook, assisted living facilities charge approximately $4,950 per month for care. This is about 85 higher than the state median of $4,575 and 15% higher than the rate of $4,300 for the nation as a whole.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Bolingbrook seniors pay $4,950 per month on average for assisted living, making this among the most expensive communities in the state for this type of care. The only surveyed city with higher monthly fees is Rockford, where facilities charge $5,113. In Springfield, rates are about $100 less per month than in Bolingbrook at $4,860. Care costs in Decatur are consistent with the national average at $4,269, and in Carbondale, fees are among the lowest in the state at $3,750.  

$4950

Bolingbrook

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$3750

Carbondale

$5113

Rockford

$4860

Springfield

$4269

Decatur

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

At $4,950 per month, assisted living is among the more economical senior care options in Bolingbrook. Homemaker services, which include meal preparation, housekeeping and companionship, are similarly priced at $4,957 per month for 44 hours of weekly care. Home health aides provide limited skilled nursing services and charge slightly higher monthly rates of $5,053. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,614, and nursing homes charge the highest monthly rates of $8,076 for semiprivate accommodations and $8,532 for private rooms.  

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home health aide

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$4950

Assisted Living Facility

$8076

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Bolingbrook was not available, so data for the closest city, Chicago, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bolingbrook

Eligible senior residents of Bolingbrook, Illinois will find a number of state and federal assistance programs to help them with the cost of assisted living. These include Choices for Carethe Illinois Supportive Living Program and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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 Bolingbrook

There are several agencies and programs in Bolingbrook that provide advice, information and referrals for seniors, helping them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care plans. The following resources offer options and benefits counseling, legal and financial advice and connections with recreational and social activities. 

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(630) 759-3411 

The Levy Senior Center is open to Bolingbrook residents aged 55 and over. The center has a computer lab where members can access the internet and take technology classes, and it has a large fitness room with age-friendly exercise equipment and classes for all ages. It hosts daily congregate meals with entrees such as roast beef, Texas chili and baked pollock with lemon butter sauce, and it offers a range of one-on-one services such as income tax assistance.

(815) 724-1120 (Will County) 

(800) 942-9412 (DuPage County)

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is staffed with state-licensed representatives who advocate on behalf of older adults in assisted living. The ombudsman can help seniors identify options for covering services, understand their rights and obtain the services in their care plans. The ombudsman can also mediate disagreements among family members or assisted living residents and resolve issues related to abuse or neglect.

(630) 293-5990 

Bolingbrook seniors can access a range of services and programs through AgeGuide, a local nonprofit agency that serves those aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors can participate in free online virtual classes with live instructors providing fitness classes, information on current events, new technology and special interests. The agency administers the state’s Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program, which provides free, unbiased health insurance options counseling for Medicare beneficiaries, and it offers access to the Free Transit Ride program.

(800) 827-1000 

The Chicago Regional Office is situated about 25 miles northeast of Bolingbrook and offers in-person and over-the-phone assistance to veterans and their qualifying dependents. Through this office, individuals get one-on-one assistance with determining eligibility for programs that may help cover assisted living services, including Aid and Attendance and veterans’ and survivors’ pension benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Illinois