17 Assisted Living Facilities near Crystal Lake, IL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Crystal Lake, IL

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Caring Star 2018

Bickford of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"I had a nice tour of Bickford of Crystal Lake. I enjoyed the information that was provided, and Kathleen was very professional and very detailed. Everything was great. The rooms were different..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
751 Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"I like the Sunrise of Crystal Lake. They seem to have everything all in one stop. The assisted living, independent living, and memory care were all pretty much in one building. They were really..." More
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Shepherd Premier of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
5430 E. Hillside Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
"Dad moved into Shepherd Premier of Crystal Lake. The reason that I went with Shepherd Premier was because it's family oriented and it's a house -- he's actually living at a house -- and the size of..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Fountains at Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
965 North Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake, I...
"The Fountains at Crystal Lake had a lot of amenities and very nice, large rooms. We wanted my dad in a nice, larger room so he'd be more comfortable. It's like a hotel with a bed and a little..." More

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Caring Star 2019

Lake Barrington Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
"We did a tour of Lake Barrington Woods. The facility is very nice with some luxury accommodations. I like the staff. The facility grounds are very well taken care of. They have nice size apartments..." More

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Randall Residence of McHenry

Provides: Assisted Living
3300 Charles J Miller Road, Mchenry, IL 60050
"Randall Residence of McHenry was excellent. The director of sales was amazing, caring, compassionate, and thorough. It had a great physical appearance and many things to do. I was able to see..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Clarendale of Algonquin

Provides: Assisted Living
2001 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
"I toured Clarendale of Algonquin. It's awesome, it has a resort feel and the people are fabulous. I talked to the residents and they were happy. I liked the place a lot. They have a lot of options..." More

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Melody Living Lake in the Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
525 Harvest Gate Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
"Melody Living Lake in the Hills was new and had the right assisted living component to it. They had very friendly and personable staff. It's also very clean. They had daily specials but you could..." More

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Heritage Woods of Huntley

Provides: Assisted Living
12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
"Everyone seemed like a family at Heritage Woods of Huntley. All the residents, the people that work there, even the cleaning people gave us a very good feeling about the place. Megan showed us..." More

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Shepherd of Bull Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
1001 Cherry Valley Rd, Bull Valley, IL 60050
"I toured Shepherd of Bull Valley and it was beautiful. It was extremely nice, very well kept, with beautiful grounds. The house was very organized and had a really good flow. There were a lot of..." More

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The Pointe at Eastgate

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
"Our experience was good. The apartments were good. They have crafts, field trips, and games like bingo. They offer three meals a day. The staff is excellent and very good." More

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Deer Path of Huntley

Provides: Assisted Living
12500 Regency Parkway, Huntley, IL 60142
"Affordable Assisted Living community for adults, ages 22-64 with physical disabilities. " More

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Caring Star 2018

Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
"Three Oaks Assisted Living is among the best that we visited in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The apartments are spacious and the dining room is bright. Decor is updated regularly, and the..." More

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Heritage Woods of McHenry

Provides: Assisted Living
4609 W Crystal Lake Rd, Mchenry, IL 60050
"Heritage Woods of McHenry is close by, it's very well taken care of, and they seem to care about their people. They have staff on hand to help as needed. There are plenty of different choices for..." More

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Hearthstone Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
920 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
"I like the staff at Hearthstone Village. The rooms were nice, had nice, big windows, and was decent sized. They had a nice and well-maintained eating area. There's a bus that they go on, and they..." More

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Shepherd Premier Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1307 N Green St, Mchenry, IL 60050
"Shepherd Premier Senior Living and it's affiliates have been caring for seniors since 1994 serving over 400+ families in Illinois and Florida. Founded with single purpose to provide the most..." More

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The Heathers Senior Homes

Provides: Assisted Living
4570 Princeton Lane, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
"Opening September 22, 2020, The Heather Senior Homes is a magnificent family owned and operated community located in Lake in the Hills, IL. Designed for up to 20 residents to live in a casual,..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake, population 40,448, is the largest city in McHenry County, Illinois, in the northernmost part of the state. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area, giving residents both the comfort of a smaller town and the chance for city adventures whenever they choose. Assisted living facilities in Crystal Lake are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Healthcare Regulation. IDPH states that an assisted living establishment must provide single-occupancy apartments for residents that include a private bathroom and space to accommodate small kitchen appliances. There are 47 assisted living facilities near Crystal Lake.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Crystal Lake

    • The cost of living in Crystal Lake is very high. With a cost of living index of 108.3, it is much higher than the national average and that of the state of Illinois. A city with a high COL index can greatly impact retirement options.

    • Seniors in Crystal Lake should feel safe in the city. It has a violent crime rate of 11.1, only one-third of the U.S. and state average. For comparison, the Chicago metro area has a violent crime rate of 37.9. Property crime in Crystal Lake is 29.8, considerably less than that of the Chicago metro area and the national average. 

    • Crystal Lake is not the place for seniors looking for a warm climate. Each year, the city gets about 34 inches of snow and has a January low temperature of 13 degrees Fahrenheit. 

    • The air quality in Crystal Lake is 72. on a scale of 1, being the worst, to 100. This is good news for seniors who suffer from respiratory issues, such as asthma and COPD.
    • The sales tax rate in Crystal Lake is high. At 7.8 percent, it is higher than the national average. The income tax rate, however, is slightly lower than the U.S. average. The state of Illinois exempts almost all retirement income from taxation, including Social Security retirement benefits and income from retirement savings accounts. 

    • The Crystal Lake area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MercyHealth Crystal Lake South and Centegra Hospital in nearby Woodstock.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Crystal Lake

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $6,721.00 Barrington
    $5,150.00 Algonquin
    $4,601.00 Crystal Lake
    $4,575.00 Huntley
    $4,503.00 Lake Zurich
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,700.00 Lake In The Hills
    $3,350.00 Mchenry

    Assisted Living costs in Crystal Lake start around $4,601 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 Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake

    In Illinois, Medicaid does not pay for services in assisted living facilities. There are two Medicaid waiver programs available for financial help. The Medicaid 1915(b) Waiver Program, known as the Supported Living Program, and the Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver Program, called the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Program, provide assistance with the cost of assisted living for those who qualify.

    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 Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake-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 Crystal Lake, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Crystal Lake

    • Review of Shepherd Premier of Crystal Lake

      Dad moved into Shepherd Premier of Crystal Lake. The reason that I went with Shepherd Premier was because it's family oriented and it's a house -- he's actually living at a house -- and the size of... Read more

      Gina
    • Review of Bickford of Crystal Lake

      I had a nice tour of Bickford of Crystal Lake. I enjoyed the information that was provided, and Kathleen was very professional and very detailed. Everything was great. The rooms were different size... Read more

      Shalonda
    • Review of Sunrise of Crystal Lake

      I like the Sunrise of Crystal Lake. They seem to have everything all in one stop. The assisted living, independent living, and memory care were all pretty much in one building. They were really hel... Read more

      Mike
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