Assisted Living in Crystal Lake

11 Communities

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Bickford of Crystal Lake

717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL
$$$$
12 reviews
Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Bickford of Crystal Lake is near Hill Farm Park and The Commons of Crystal Lake shopping mall. Visitors describe this facility as charming and note its homey, welcoming feel. According to reviews, it has attractive grounds and convenient access to nature preserves and walking paths. Relatives consistently point out the helpful, friendly staff. Guests say that the dining area is open, inviting and the food is enjoyable. They also mention that... (read more)
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Sunrise of Crystal Lake

751 Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL
$$$$
15 reviews
Sunrise of Crystal Lake is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, close to the Crystal Lake Park District, Centegra Hospital Woodstock and Crystal Lake Antique Mall. Visitors give high marks to this facility for its friendly and caring atmosphere, excellent staff and spacious rooms. They say Sunrise offers residents a full activity schedule, which includes religious services and card games. Residents can also attend exercise classes in the fitness room and visit with each other i... (read more)
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The Fountains at Crystal Lake

965 North Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake, IL
$$$$
34 reviews
The Fountains at Crystal Lake is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, near North Illinois Route 31 and Prairie Isle Golf Course. Relatives appreciate this facility's wooded location and ski-lodge ambiance. According to family members, the community has large, clean rooms and plentiful amenities, which include a country store, beauty salon and a full-service bank. Loved ones also note the variety of available activities, such as yoga, mini-concerts and outings to local stores. V... (read more)
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Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

3350 Charles Miller Rd., Mchenry, IL
$$$$
28 reviews
Fox Point & Fox Point Manor is located in McHenry, Illinois, near State Highways 31 and 120 and Moraine Hills State Park. Visitors praise this facility's cleanliness and homey atmosphere, as well as its well-kept grounds. Reviewers say the staff provide excellent care, calling them gracious and fantastic. According to family members, the dining area is pleasant and the food is spectacular, with large portions and a variety of dishes. Amenities include a salon and library. Res... (read more)
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Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL
$$$$
21 reviews
Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care is in Gary, Illinois, close to U.S. Route 14, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Lions Park. This facility is praised by visitors for having a welcoming, friendly environment as well as a caring, professional staff. According to residents' relatives, the dining room is clean and spacious, and the appetizing meals are nutritious. Amenities include a beauty and barber shop, computer room, fitness center and movie theater. Residents can ... (read more)
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Lake Barrington

22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL
$$$$
20 reviews
Lake Barrington is located near W. Northwest Highway, Foxmoor Park and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, Illinois. This facility is praised by relatives for its beautiful grounds, cleanliness and lovely dining room, which provides fresh, made-to-order meals. According to visitors, the staff is upbeat, caring and professional. Residents have access to several recreational amenities, including a billiards room, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Reviewers... (read more)
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Clarendale of Algonquin

2001 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL
$$$$
6 reviews
Clarendale of Algonquin is in the northern part of Algonquin, Illinois, a few blocks from River Pointe Shopping Center and near other commercial amenities in the village and neighboring Lake in the Hills. Residents rave about the community's friendly people, excellent food and many activities, including exercises, games, movies and trips to restaurants. Loved ones like the facility’s convenient location, cleanliness and adequately sized accommodations, and they appreciate tha... (read more)
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Eastgate Manor

101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL
$$$$
7 reviews
Eastgate Manor is located in Algonquin, Illinois, conveniently close to Route 62 and within easy access of local restaurants, stores and parks. Relatives of residents appreciate the friendly, helpful staff and various activities offered, which include crafts, games, social events and field trips. Visitors note the beautiful, clean facility has spacious rooms and a great layout. Eastgate Manor has plenty of amenities for socializing and enjoyment, such as a lounge, craft room,... (read more)
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Heritage Woods of Huntley

12450 Regency Pkwy, Huntley, IL
$$$$
5 reviews
Heritage Woods of Huntley is located just north of Interstate 90 in Huntley, Illinois, and provides convenient access to local restaurants and stores, and nearby Whisper Creek Golf Course. Visitors to the facility say that it's immaculate and modern with a very nice dining room and living quarters. Relatives of residents comment that the community has the greatest, caring staff, who treat everyone like family. Relatives also remark that the facility decorates beautifully for ... (read more)
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Hearthstone Communities

920 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL
$$$$
5 reviews
Kelly110680: "I was very disappointed with Hearthstone Communities. It felt institutional to me. I didn’t see any residents around. There was a long hallway of rooms without carpeting, so it felt like a hospital. The staff members I met were friendly. I only met with one person, although I spoke to the woman at the desk, who was very nice. They didn’t show me quite as much as other places did, like I don’t recall seeing a social room or dining room. I did not walk away interested in it at... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 11 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Crystal Lake is $3,504 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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

$6,246.00 Barrington
$4,625.00 Elgin
$4,512.00 Lake Zurich
$4,225.00 Mchenry
$4,126.00 Algonquin
$4,065.00 Hoffman Estates
$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.

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.


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.