42 Assisted Living Facilities near Chicago, IL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL

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Caring Star 2015

Brookdale Lake View

Provides: Assisted Living
3121 North Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60657
"We were impressed from my first visit. The apartments are roomy and well-designed, the common areas are spacious and comfortable, the staff is professional and friendly, the meals are tasty,..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Autumn Green at Midway Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6700 S. Keating, Chicago, IL 60629
"The person I spoke to at Autumn Green of Midway Village was pretty knowledgeable. It seemed like a very nice facility, and they have 1- and 2-bedrooms. There are a lot of amenities. They have..." More

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Provides: Assisted Living
2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
"My mother will be moving into Brookdale Lake Shore Drive. The person who gave us the tour, Bryan, was fabulous, very open to all the questions, answered everything, volunteered information, and..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Autumn Green at Wright Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
4239 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60634
"We visited Autumn Green at Wright Campus. They were very positive, open to questions, and they had some brochures to look at. It was really a positive, beautiful, and clean facility. The residents..." More

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Provides: Assisted Living
2710 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
"I have to confess that I am a pretty squeaky wheel at this place. My uncle has been here since 2015, and as he gets older, he just needs more help, so I ask for it. Happily, the staff at Sunrise..." More
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Coles Supportive Living Senior Housing

Provides: Assisted Living
7419 S Exchange Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649
"My aunt moved in a while ago. She took some time to adjust to the new environment, but Coles' staff also helped by making her comfortable and introducing her to her new neighbors/friend. She also..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Victory Centre of South Chicago

Provides: Assisted Living
3251 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
"This place is just wonderful My dad is so happy and I feel so much better knowing that my dad is safe and In good hands This place is safe all around and extra clean The food is also just..." More

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Caring Star 2012

St. Joseph Village of Chicago

Provides: Assisted Living
4021 West Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
"My best friend's mom was here for rehab; it was a great experience, wonderful staff, very clean and it had everything she needed. The staff really cared. The other patience along with those that..." More

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Colfax Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
8200 South Colfax Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
"Colfax Manor Assisted Living is fine. They do coloring because the place focuses on dementia and Alzheimer's. It's a small place, and it's really a home. They go out, go to movies, put shows on the..." More

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Norwood Crossing

Provides: Assisted Living
6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
"My mother was at Norwood Crossing. She went in sort of in the lowest level of care, she was living pretty independently, and they did medication checks, and then as time went on she became very ill..." More

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Caring Star 2013

The Selfhelp Home

Provides: Assisted Living
908 W Argyle, Chicago, IL 60640
"I have briefly visited other nursing homes and assisted living facilities and I think this is one of the best. My mother visits almost every day, though, and I know that's one way to make sure that..." More

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Victory Centre of Roseland

Provides: Assisted Living
10450 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
"The way Victory Centre of Roseland was laid out was very nice. The apartments are beautiful and everybody seemed to be interested in what was going on with the residents. It was very nice, and the..." More

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Victory Centre of Galewood

Provides: Assisted Living
2370 North Newcastle Ave, Chicago, IL 60707
"We visited Victory Centre, and I liked everything about it. It was really nice, clean, and well put together. The personnel were very assistive. Overall, it was a 5-star for me. We didn't talk to..." More

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Covenant Home of Chicago

Provides: Assisted Living
2720 W. Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
"Covenant Home of Chicago was not overwhelmingly big, very nice, and well maintained. The rooms were spacious. The kitchen area in the room was a little small but open. I would give it a 5 because..." More

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Mercy Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
3659 West 99Th Street, Chicago, IL 60655
" Mercy Circle is a CCRC Mercy Circle offers independent living with dining options, Assisted living with care services, a specialized memory care Program, and high quality rehabilitation..." More

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Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

Provides: Assisted Living
2833 N Nordica Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
"Residents of Bethesda's Long-Term Care program maintain their independence while benefiting from high-quality nursing care that is available when needed. These long-term care options offer the..." More

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Belmont Village Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
700 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
"Belmont Village Lincoln Park provides the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Smith Village

Provides: Assisted Living
2320 West 113Th Place, Chicago, IL 60643
"I liked the atmosphere at Smith Village. The staff seemed to know their residents by first names. The place was very well maintained, and the dining place was excellent because they seemed to have..." More

The Admiral at the Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
"The Admiral at the Lake is very upscale. I am going to be 75, and I have money, but I don’t have the money to get into the Admiral. A 1-bedroom is half a million, and it is spacious and everything...." More

The Clare

Provides: Assisted Living
55 East Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611
"The Clare was very nice but a little expensive. The facility was excellent, like a 5-star hotel. They had the medical facilities, a wellness center, and an emergency team that can take you to the..." More

Buckingham Pavilion

Provides: Assisted Living
2625 WEST TOUHY AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60645
"Buckingham is What a Nursing Home is Supposed to Be! When it came time to find a nursing home for my father, I was deeply worried that my Dad’s new home wouldn’t be sufficiently caring, clean,..." More

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Friedman Place

Provides: Assisted Living
5527 North Maplewood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
"Amazing place for those with significant vision loss. Everything is set up enable residents to be as independent as possible. Color contrasts around doors, talking elevators, assistive technology..." More

Presence Resurrection Retirement Comm...

Provides: Assisted Living
7262 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
"Are you looking for affordable retirement living in a beautiful setting? Presence Resurrection Retirement Community is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in northwest Chicago, with easy..." More

Churchview Supportive Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2626 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60629
"Churchview Supportive Living is exactly what we're looking for. They take them out for walks, they play games, and they visit each other. The rooms were pretty good. They serve breakfast, lunch and..." More

Bethany Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
"My brother was in Bethany Retirement Community for five years. That was very nice, but as his memory got worse, they were no longer equipped to take care of him. They told us he needs to leave..." More

Friendly Towers

Provides: Assisted Living
920 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640
"It's a 5 stars to me, I lived there for 14 years and it was a warm cozy place to live. " More

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St Pauls House & Hlth Cr Center

Provides: Assisted Living
"St Paul's House was just fine. It was too close to a busy street; it worried me. From what I saw, it seemed clean. The rooms were fine, too. They each had a bathroom. The dining room looked fine. I..." More

Greenview Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 West Melrose Street, Chicago, IL 60657
"Greeneview place is a very active and friendly "home". You are able to go on planned activiites or have your hair and nails done on site or just talk and see a movie with your friends you made..." More

Eden Supportive Living

Provides: Assisted Living
940 West Gordon Terrace, Chicago, IL 60613
"This is such a beautiful facility! A friend and I were looking for a place for her mom for the future. Not only was Lori Cantway (the director of the facility) such a friendly and welcoming person,..." More

Heritage Woods of Chicago

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
"My brother have been living at Herritage Woods for over two years. He is very happy, safe and content to live there. He has his own apartment which they furnished because he had nothing when he..." More

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Barton Senior Residences of Chicago

Provides: Assisted Living
1245 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608
"I really liked Barton Senior Residences of Chicago. It's brand new, they have a lot of activities for seniors, and they have a doctor and nurses that check on the residents daily, which right now..." More

Foster Integrated Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7034 S Normal Blvd, Chicago, IL 60621
"My family decided to try this place out after receiving a recommendation from a friend. My cousin who has now been a resident for about a year seems pretty content. I visited him last week and..." More

Grasmere Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
4621 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
"I had a chance to visit this facility a while back with my family when we were visiting a friend who had just got out of physical therapy treatment. I toured the facility with the staff who was..." More

Harmony Health Care and Rehabilitatio...

Provides: Assisted Living
3919 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
"I loved Harmony. The atmosphere was great. The staff chipped in for everybody else. They covered for each other. They didn't say, "That's not my job. I'll find you somebody." It wasn't just the..." More

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Glen Elston Nursing & Rehab

Provides: Assisted Living
4340 N Keystone Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
"My father is a resident here and I am very happy with the facility. He has been at two other places in Chicago that take Medicaid patients and that have a Spanish speaking staff and Glen Elston..." More

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Continental Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
5336 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
"This past April my uncle in terminal condition due to Prostate Cancer was in nursing care counting down the days until death. At first a week out from him expiring, he was left bedridden fast..." More

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Pioneer Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
3800 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, I...
"The place seemed clean, and everything was tidy when we toured Pioneer Gardens. There was no odor or anything pleasant about that we can see. The staff is friendly; we got a nice tour from the..." More

Arbour Health Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1512 West Fargo Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
"My old neighbor's brother is a resident. Since my old neighbor and I kept in touch over the years and became very good friends, I thought it'd be nice to pay her brother a visit. I knew him quite..." More

Winfield Moody Health Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1276 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610

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Brookdale Oak Park

Provides: Assisted Living
1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
"I moved both my parents into assisted living in 2016 after visiting many facilities. First off, it's clean and well kept. Beautiful interior, and my parents apartment is bright thanks to floor to..." More

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Belmont Village Oak Park

Provides: Assisted Living
1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
"We liked Belmont Village Oak Park. The room was nice and everything was something that my sister would like. The staff was very helpful, very knowledgeable, and very friendly. The facility was..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Oak Park Arms

Provides: Assisted Living
408 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
"My friend was in Oak Park Arms for respite care. The care she got was very good. The place was clean, the care was very personal, and the staff was very helpful. It was overall a very pleasant..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chicago

    Between the many parks, beaches, art galleries, parades, theatres, music festivals and food festivals, Chicago, Illinois, offers plenty of entertainment for all of its residents including the 277,932 seniors who reside there. Seniors who need some help with daily tasks like grooming and housekeeping can choose from the 39 assisted living facilities in the city. 

    In Chicago, as in the rest of Illinois, assisted living communities may be classified as supportive living facilities, sheltered care facilities, assisted living establishments or shared housing establishments. All of these facilities are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chicago

    • Chicago has a great public transportation system, the CTA, which includes a large network of city buses, an 11-line commuter rail system and a bus and paratransit system. Chicago is also one of the largest passenger rail service hubs in the country.
    • Chicago has violent crime rates of 49.5 and property crime rates of 46.3, both higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. While most assisted living facilities have 24-hour security to provide residents with peace of mind, the city's crime rates may be a consideration for seniors interested in relocating to the area.
    • Social Security benefits, pensions and retirement savings account income are not taxed in Illinois. Chicago seniors may find that Illinois tax laws leave them with more money to spend on entertainment.
    • Chicago's cost of living is 117.8, higher than the national average of 100. Seniors can expect to pay less for groceries and healthcare expenses as both are lower than the national average; however, they will need to budget more money for transportation, which ranks 60 points higher than the average.
    • Chicago has a wet climate with 38 inches of rain and 37 inches of snow annually. The city only gets 189 sunny days per year, 16 less than the national average of 205, which may be of concern to seniors who enjoy spending lots of time outdoors.
    • The Chicago area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mount Sinai Hospital and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Chicago

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $5,547.00 Evanston
    $5,287.00 Lincolnwood
    $4,455.00 Park Ridge
    $4,266.00 Chicago
    $4,195.00 Crestwood
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,726.00 Oak Park

    Assisted Living costs in Chicago start around $4,266 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 Chicago 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 Chicago

    Eligible seniors who reside in Chicago can apply for Supplemental Security Income - Category G (SSI-G) to receive financial assistance for covering the cost of assisted living.

    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 Chicago

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chicago

    Chicago-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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    Assisted Living near Chicago, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chicago

    • Review of Victory Centre of South Chicago

      This place is just wonderful My dad is so happy and I feel so much better knowing that my dad is safe and In good hands This place is safe all around and extra clean The food is also just delic... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Lake View

      We were impressed from my first visit. The apartments are roomy and well-designed, the common areas are spacious and comfortable, the staff is professional and friendly, the meals are tasty, health... Read more

    • Review of Norwood Crossing

      My mother was at Norwood Crossing. She went in sort of in the lowest level of care, she was living pretty independently, and they did medication checks, and then as time went on she became very ill... Read more

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