12 Assisted Living Facilities near Crystal Lake, IL

4 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
"Bickford of Crystal Lake was excellent. They showed me three different sizes of rooms. The whole place was very clean and very well maintained. The staff was very nice. The memory care part was a..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
751 Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"Sunrise of Crystal Lake was very good. The administrator I talked to took her time and gave me a tour of the place and introduced me to the staff. It was an overall good impression. The staff was..." 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

Shepherd Premier Senior Living – Crys...

Provides: Assisted Living
5430 E. Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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8 Assisted Living Facilities near Crystal Lake, IL

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Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
3350 Charles Miller Rd., Mchenry, IL 60050
"Fox Point Manor was a wonderful caring facility. My MIL needed a place to spend the last few weeks of her life and I am so grateful to this wonderful place. The staff, nurses, kitchen, janitorial..." More

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Caring Star 2019

Lake Barrington

Provides: Assisted Living
22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
"Lake Barrington was very nice, but it's out of my mother-in-law's price range. The place itself was lovely. The person who showed us around was so nice, kind, knowledgeable, and she listened. The..." More

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Clarendale of Algonquin

Provides: Assisted Living
2001 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
"We have found a place for my mother, and it is called Clarendale of Algonquin. She is not there yet, but she will be within a week. She will be there for assisted living with memory care. The room..." More

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Eastgate Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL 60102
"Our experience at Eastgate Manor 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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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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Heritage Woods of Huntley

Provides: Assisted Living
12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL 60142
"Heritage Woods of Huntley was a very nice place, but it was very expensive. It was a modern facility. It was nice from my point of view. The rooms and the dining room were all very nice. It was all..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
"A place I highly recommend! Three Oaks is a wonderful residence for a loved one. The building is bright and shining clean, with a lovely charm and very pleasant atmosphere. A very warm and..." More

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White Oaks at McHenry

Provides: Assisted Living
4609 W Crystal Lake Rd, Mchenry, IL 60050
"White Oaks at McHenry was very nice. The rooms were very nice. The dining area looked institutional, but it was still nice, roomy, and very clean. The staff was helpful, and you could see them..." 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

    $6,356.00 Barrington
    $4,625.00 Elgin
    $4,512.00 Lake Zurich
    $4,350.00 Huntley
    $4,225.00 Mchenry
    $4,126.00 Algonquin
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,504.00 Crystal Lake

    Assisted Living costs in Crystal Lake start around $3,504 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 Bickford of Crystal Lake

      Bickford of Crystal Lake was excellent. They showed me three different sizes of rooms. The whole place was very clean and very well maintained. The staff was very nice. The memory care part was a s... Read more

      Kevin
    • Review of Bickford of Crystal Lake

      Bickford of Crystal Lake was very nice. The woman and the nurse that we had our interview with were so nice. The apartments, the outside, and everything was nice. It just felt a little smaller. It ... Read more

      Dyan K
    • Review of Sunrise of Crystal Lake

      Sunrise of Crystal Lake was very good. The administrator I talked to took her time and gave me a tour of the place and introduced me to the staff. It was an overall good impression. The staff was e... Read more

      Melody
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