Situated just southeast of Peoria in Tazewell County along the banks of the Illinois river, East Peoria is home to 22,484 residents. One in five people living in this suburb of Peoria are seniors aged 65 and older, and the city is part of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Assisted living is designed for seniors who want to reside in a community that offers room and board, 24/7 staffing and non-medical help with everyday activities, such as housekeeping and personal hygiene. In East Peoria, the average monthly cost of assisted living care is $4,131, while the Illinois statewide average is $4,488. 

This guide compares assisted living costs in East Peoria to rates charged in nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also includes information on the pros and cons of retiring to East Peoria and a list of free and low-cost resources that serve area seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in East Peoria, Illinois

Saxony Court Senior Living

500 Centennial Drive, East Peoria, IL, 61611

Saxony Court Senior Living seems to be an open area, airy place, very inviting, and has a nice display of everything. The staff members were very cordial and showed us around. The rooms were very acco … (read more)
Saxony Court Senior Living seems to be an open area, airy place, very inviting, and has a nice display of everything. The staff members were very cordial and showed us around. The rooms were very acco … (read more)

Serenity Assisted Living and Memory Care

4000 North Main St., East Peoria, IL, 61611

My overall tour at Serenity Assisted Living and Memory Care is excellent. The staff who gave the tour was also excellent. The facility is relatively new, very modern, and tastefully decorated. It has … (read more)
My overall tour at Serenity Assisted Living and Memory Care is excellent. The staff who gave the tour was also excellent. The facility is relatively new, very modern, and tastefully decorated. It has … (read more)

Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections East Peoria

1000 Centennial Dr, East Peoria, IL, 61611

My first choice is Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections East. The food was ok, but we were there right towards the end of lunch and we were not offered an alternative. It was buffet-style. The staff … (read more)
My first choice is Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections East. The food was ok, but we were there right towards the end of lunch and we were not offered an alternative. It was buffet-style. The staff … (read more)

2016, 2018

Bickford of Peoria

1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL, 61614

Located in Peoria, Illinois, Bickford of Peoria exudes a vibe of friendliness and joy. The apartment living spaces are large with modern appointments, while the common areas are decorated in different … (read more)
Located in Peoria, Illinois, Bickford of Peoria exudes a vibe of friendliness and joy. The apartment living spaces are large with modern appointments, while the common areas are decorated in different … (read more)

Supportive Living of Washington

1150 Newcastle Rd., Washington, IL, 61571

We toured Supportive Living of Washington. We weren’t too impressed at first because when we got there, they didn’t even know we were supposed to be there and there was nobody to give us a tour. We ha … (read more)
We toured Supportive Living of Washington. We weren’t too impressed at first because when we got there, they didn’t even know we were supposed to be there and there was nobody to give us a tour. We ha … (read more)

Washington Villas of Hollybrook

1285 Independence Drive Ct., Washington, IL, 61571

Washington Villas of Hollybrook was very updated, nice, clean, has friendly staff, and is very knowledgeable. The rooms were very spacious and well taken care of; they were private. The dining room ha … (read more)
Washington Villas of Hollybrook was very updated, nice, clean, has friendly staff, and is very knowledgeable. The rooms were very spacious and well taken care of; they were private. The dining room ha … (read more)

Morton Villas of Holly Brook

1709 N Main St, Morton, IL, 61550

Morton Villas of Holly Brook is located in Morton, Illinois, which is known for pumpkins, the annual Pumpkin Festival and Libby’s Pumpkin Cannery. Visitors describe the facility as a very nice, clea … (read more)
Morton Villas of Holly Brook is located in Morton, Illinois, which is known for pumpkins, the annual Pumpkin Festival and Libby’s Pumpkin Cannery. Visitors describe the facility as a very nice, clea … (read more)

Heartis Village of Peoria

8201 Route 91, Peoria, IL, 61615

Management is very unprofessional. Not easy to approach or speak with. Director is very rude towards residents. Would not recommend. Activities Director very young, naive and rude. Glad family friend … (read more)
Management is very unprofessional. Not easy to approach or speak with. Director is very rude towards residents. Would not recommend. Activities Director very young, naive and rude. Glad family friend … (read more)

John M. Evans Supportive Living

1320 Executive Court, Pekin, IL, 61554


GateWay at River City

518 W. Romeo B Garrett, GateWay, Peoria, IL, 61605


Lutheran Hillside Village

6901 N. Galena Road, Peoria, IL, 61614

Located in Peoria, Illinois, Lutheran Hillside Village is a Life Plan Community and member of the Lutheran Senior Services. With its team of friendly and highly trained personnel, this facility caters … (read more)
Located in Peoria, Illinois, Lutheran Hillside Village is a Life Plan Community and member of the Lutheran Senior Services. With its team of friendly and highly trained personnel, this facility caters … (read more)

Pekin Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

2720 S 14th Street, Pekin, IL, 61554

Pekin Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care is located just minutes from UnityPoint Health Hospital in downtown Pekin, Illinois. The spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments, diligent hous … (read more)
Pekin Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care is located just minutes from UnityPoint Health Hospital in downtown Pekin, Illinois. The spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments, diligent hous … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Pekin

2700 South 14th Street, Pekin, IL, 61554

Cedarhurst of Pekin is located in Pekin, Illinois, near the Illinois River and U.S. Route 24. Residents and visitors describe the pet-friendly senior community as a wonderful facility with a caring, c … (read more)
Cedarhurst of Pekin is located in Pekin, Illinois, near the Illinois River and U.S. Route 24. Residents and visitors describe the pet-friendly senior community as a wonderful facility with a caring, c … (read more)

St. Francis Woods

3507 N Molleck Drive, Peoria, IL, 61604

St. Francis Woods is a state-certified Supportive Living Facility. A member of the Illinois Supportive Living Program, it caters to low-income residents by offering alternatives to private pay. In add … (read more)
St. Francis Woods is a state-certified Supportive Living Facility. A member of the Illinois Supportive Living Program, it caters to low-income residents by offering alternatives to private pay. In add … (read more)

Apostolic Christian Skylines

7023 NE Skyline Dr., Peoria, IL, 61614

Apostolic Christian Skylines is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Peoria, where residents can appreciate the beauty of nature while living close to the Illinois River. The facili … (read more)
Apostolic Christian Skylines is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Peoria, where residents can appreciate the beauty of nature while living close to the Illinois River. The facili … (read more)

Grande Regency of Peoria

117 North Western Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61604

Courtyard Estates of Peoria is a supportive living community set in a grand Tudor-style building. The impressive woodwork and staircase are often noted by visitors. Residents have plenty of activities … (read more)
Courtyard Estates of Peoria is a supportive living community set in a grand Tudor-style building. The impressive woodwork and staircase are often noted by visitors. Residents have plenty of activities … (read more)

Sharon Health Care Pines

3614 N. Rochelle Lane, Peoria, IL, 61604

Sharon Health Care Facilities is situated in Peoria, Illinois, and offers long-term, short-term, hospice, respite and dementia care. Set on beautiful scenic grounds, this community offers a warm and h … (read more)
Sharon Health Care Facilities is situated in Peoria, Illinois, and offers long-term, short-term, hospice, respite and dementia care. Set on beautiful scenic grounds, this community offers a warm and h … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Washington

100 Grand Victorian Pl., Washington, IL, 61571

Cedarhurst of Washington is my second choice. I liked the friendliness of the help, the quality of the food, and the cleanliness. We had lunch there and I like the fact that they have a menu for what … (read more)
Cedarhurst of Washington is my second choice. I liked the friendliness of the help, the quality of the food, and the cleanliness. We had lunch there and I like the fact that they have a menu for what … (read more)

Amy’s Country Manor

2949 S 14th St, Pekin, IL, 61554

I count my blessings every day for Amys Manor. My mother is treated like family which puts my mind,at ease. Amy has great meals always clean and never smells.tge rooms are clean mopped every night. Th … (read more)
I count my blessings every day for Amys Manor. My mother is treated like family which puts my mind,at ease. Amy has great meals always clean and never smells.tge rooms are clean mopped every night. Th … (read more)

Liberty Village of Peoria

6900 N. Stalworth Drive, Peoria, IL, 61615

Residents of Liberty Village of Peoria love the convenient location of this multi-faceted residential community. An assisted living facility within Liberty Village, Hawthorne Inn, offers services for … (read more)
Residents of Liberty Village of Peoria love the convenient location of this multi-faceted residential community. An assisted living facility within Liberty Village, Hawthorne Inn, offers services for … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in East Peoria

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Illinois. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in East Peoria

Assisted living facilities in East Peoria are licensed and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living. The Division ensures that assisted living facilities operate in compliance with state regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in East Peoria

  • East Peoria is known for its low cost of living, making it an attractive retirement destination for seniors who want to make the most of their retirement savings. The cost of living in the area is 25.4% below the nationwide median. 
  • Violent and property crime rates in the region are well above the U.S. average, which may be a concern for seniors who wish to live independently. Assisted living communities often have enhanced security features to keep their residents safe, such as electronic access control and video surveillance systems, 24/7 on-site staffing and gated courtyards and gardens.  
  • In terms of weather, East Peoria’s summers are relatively warm, with average July highs of just over 76 degrees. Average temperatures are just below freezing in December, January and February, and the area’s annual snowfall averages 23 inches
  • The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is a nationwide program designed to promote age-inclusive municipal infrastructure, policies and programs. Although East Peoria isn’t currently a member of this network, neighboring Peoria is
  • Seniors in East Peoria enjoy access to regional low-cost public transit services through CityLink, provided by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District. The entire CityLink fleet is wheelchair-accessible, and there’s a para-transit service for those who can’t use the regular fixed-route bus service due to disability. 

Paying for Assisted Living in East Peoria

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living care costs an average of $4,131 per month in East Peoria. For comparison, the statewide average is $4,488, and the national median is $4,500 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

At a monthly average rate of $4,131, assisted living care in East Peoria is quite affordable compared to other nearby cities. In Decatur, assisted living costs an average of $4,382, while in Springfield, the same type of care costs around $5,110. Bloomington has some of the highest rates in Illinois at $5,160 per month. 

$4131

East Peoria

$4488

Kentucky

$4500

The United States

$5160

Bloomington

$4382

Decatur

$5110

Springfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in East Peoria have a wide range of long-term care options to choose from. Average monthly pricing starts at $1,950 per month for adult day health care, followed by assisted living care at $4,131. In-home care from either a homemaker or a home health aide costs an average of $5,053 per month. Nursing home care is the costliest option, with a semiprivate room costing about $6,540 per month, while rates for a private room average $7,604 per month.

$5053

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$4131

Assisted Living Facility

$6540

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for East Peoria was not available, so data for the closest city, Peoria, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in East Peoria

Seniors who qualify for Medicaid in Illinois may be eligible for the Supportive Living Program, which helps pay for daily care that Medicaid usually does not cover. Illinois residents may also qualify for the Community Care Program, which also pays for assistance with daily living.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois

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 East Peoria

East Peoria seniors can take advantage of the area’s many free and low-cost resources that are geared toward older adults who may be considering a move into an assisted living community.

Resource

Contact

Service

(309) 477-2271

Operated by veterans, the Tazewell County Veterans Assistance Commission provides free assistance to veterans and their spouses who need help applying for county, state and federal benefits, such as widow's pension benefits, burial benefits and service-connected compensation. Veterans Service Officers can also refer veterans to local food pantries, counseling programs and transportation services to and from VA health care clinics and hospitals. 

(877) 777-2422

(309) 674-2071

The Central Illinois Agency on Aging is a nonprofit organization that plans, coordinates and delivers a number of services designed to help seniors remain active and engaged. Seniors, family caregivers and community members can contact the CIAA for referrals to mental health screening programs, care management services and information on long-term care options. 

(309) 699-3923

The Fon du Lac Park District's Senior Programs provide seniors with low-cost social and recreational activities designed to encourage social connections, community involvement and fun. Programming includes escorted day trips to local historic sites and attractions, as well as classes held at the District's Administration Center. 

(309) 346-5210

The Miller Center is located in nearby Pekin. It offers fitness classes, drop-in social programs, woodcarving and crafting lessons and escorted day trips to Tazewell County seniors aged 50 and older. 

(309) 674-9831

Low-income seniors aged 60 and older who need help with civil legal matters, such as access to public benefits, foreclosure and advanced planning, can contact Prairie State Legal Services for free legal advice and representation. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in East Peoria

East Peoria Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Illinois