31 Assisted Living Facilities near Crete, IL
There are 31 Assisted Living Facilities in the Crete area, with 2 in Crete and 29 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Crete is $3,300 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 270 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Crete. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Crete 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Crete, IL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Crete
Despite being located just 35 miles south of Chicago, the village of Crete, Illinois, is home to forest preserves, golf courses and equestrian facilities that give it a semi-rural feel. About 8,000 people call Crete home, and nearly 19 percent of them are seniors. There are 23 assisted living facilities located in and around Crete to accommodate the population.
Assisted living facilities in Crete must follow Illinois law, which mandates certain staffing requirements and other health and safety measures. The Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for licensing and overseeing these facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Crete
- Crete is generally an affordable place to live. Seniors who move there can expect to pay less in grocery costs than average, with Crete's prices ranking at about 94 compared to the Illinois average of 97 and the U.S. average of 100. Health spending is right at the national average of 100, and transportation costs are slightly higher at 106.
- Seniors on a fixed budget may also benefit from the state's retirement-friendly tax policies. Social Security, pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts are generally tax-exempt in the state.
- Crete's crime rate is fairly average for the state of Illinois. Residents have about a 1 in 59 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime, while citizens across the state have a 1 in 50 chance. Crete is safer than 33 percent of cities across the United States.
- The weather in Crete tends to be moderate, although winters can be cold with lows in the mid-teens. It gets about 26 inches of snow a year, which may make it difficult for seniors to walk or enjoy outdoor activities during the winter. Summer highs tend to be in the 80s.
- Crete has no/few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospitals located in Flossmoor and Olympia Fields.
- The American Lung Association has given Will County, which includes Crete, a "B" rating. Seniors with respiratory issues may need to occasionally stay indoors on high ozone days, but the air is generally safe.
Paying for Assisted Living in Crete
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Crete start around $3,300 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 Crete 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 Crete
Seniors in Crete who are eligible for Medicaid may qualify for the Illinois Supportive Living Program, which pays for some expenses related to assisted living. Other low-income seniors may qualify for the Illinois Community Care Program for similar assistance.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
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 Crete
Crete 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 Crete, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Crete
Crete-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 near Crete, IL
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Crete
Review of Village Woods
My Mom has lived at Village Woods for a going on 6 years. She loves it there. All the staff is so friendly and nice to her. She has been in Assisted Living for almost 4 years. She loves the activ... Read more
Review of Village Woods
I have had many opportunities to experience the Village Woods community which includes staff and residents. My husband, a retired pastor, led the Vesper service on a number of occasions. It was su... Read more
Review of Village Woods
I have found that Village Woods has been very helpful with caring for my elderly parents. The staff is always cheerful, kind and willing to help in anywhere that they can. ... Read more