The Village of Glen Ellyn, IL, is located in the heart of DuPage County and is 27 miles from Chicago. It’s home to over 28,800 people, and more than 4,800 are aged 65 and older. Glen Ellyn is a safe, idyllic showcase for every season, and it’s located near some of the top medical care available in Illinois. Retirees will appreciate the state’s tax treatment of retirement income, as well.

Assisted living facilities are set up to foster independence and socialization while accommodating the personal care needs of seniors. Assisted living may be an ideal option for older individuals who can no longer remain at home but don’t require the level of support that nursing homes provide. In Glen Ellyn, this arrangement costs an average of $4,950 monthly, which is about 8% higher than the Illinois median of $4,575.

This guide explores assisted living in Glen Ellyn. You’ll find average monthly care costs along with benefits and drawbacks of retiring here. You’ll also see a listing of free or low-cost local resources for seniors and their families.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Glen Ellyn, IL

2015, 2016, 2022

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)
Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)

2016

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)
Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)

Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL, 60532

Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)
Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)

2013

Belmont Village Geneva Road

545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL, 60188

Belmont Village Geneva Road is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Carol Stream, Illinois, about 25 miles outside of Chicago. Room and housing options include studio apartments, one … (read more)
Belmont Village Geneva Road is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Carol Stream, Illinois, about 25 miles outside of Chicago. Room and housing options include studio apartments, one … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL, 60187

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)

Sunrise of Bloomingdale

129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)
Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Dr, Lombard, IL, 60148

Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)
Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)

Sunrise of Naperville

960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60540

Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)
Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)

Park Place of Elmhurst

1050 S. Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)
<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)

Sunrise of Naperville North

535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60563

Sunrise of Naperville North is an upscale community in Naperville, Illinois, not far from a range of shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues residents can enjoy on local outings with fr … (read more)
Sunrise of Naperville North is an upscale community in Naperville, Illinois, not far from a range of shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues residents can enjoy on local outings with fr … (read more)

Cordia Senior Residence

865 N. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL, 60559

My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)
My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)

Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale

285 E. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)
The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)

Lexington Square of Lombard

555 Foxworth Blvd., Lombard, IL, 60148

Lexington Square of Lombard is conveniently located close to Interstate 395 in Lombard Illinois, just blocks from Four Seasons Park and less than 2 miles from Yorktown Center shopping mall and adjacen … (read more)
Lexington Square of Lombard is conveniently located close to Interstate 395 in Lombard Illinois, just blocks from Four Seasons Park and less than 2 miles from Yorktown Center shopping mall and adjacen … (read more)

Lexington of Elmhurst

420 West Butterfield, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

Lexington of Elmhurst is a huge complex that’s very nicely done. We saw a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, which was available. They made the pricing very enticing to us. We are really c … (read more)
Lexington of Elmhurst is a huge complex that’s very nicely done. We saw a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, which was available. They made the pricing very enticing to us. We are really c … (read more)

HarborChase of Naperville

1619 N Mill Street, Naperville, IL, 60563

HarborChase is located in Naperville, Illinois, near Interstate 88, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Century Farms Park, restaurants and stores. Visitors appreciate the friendly staff and … (read more)
HarborChase is located in Naperville, Illinois, near Interstate 88, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Century Farms Park, restaurants and stores. Visitors appreciate the friendly staff and … (read more)

Clarendale of Addison

1651 West Lake Street, Addison, IL, 60101

My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)
My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)

Franciscan Court

1996 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL, 60185

Franciscan Court, in West Chicago, Illinois, is close to the St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, West Chicago Metro stop and several forest preserves. Visitors note the facility is well run and commend … (read more)
Franciscan Court, in West Chicago, Illinois, is close to the St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, West Chicago Metro stop and several forest preserves. Visitors note the facility is well run and commend … (read more)

Anthology of Wheaton

219 East Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL, 60187

My father spent some time here while dealing with an illness. I looked at many places, and took into consideration the amenities, cleanliness, and most importantly – the people. From every aspect I … (read more)
My father spent some time here while dealing with an illness. I looked at many places, and took into consideration the amenities, cleanliness, and most importantly – the people. From every aspect I … (read more)

The Sheridan at Oak Brook

2055 Clearwater Drive, Oak Brook, IL, 60523


Lacey Creek Supportive Living

4200 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL, 60515

We have chosen Lacey Creek Supportive Living. We looked at it, and it was nice. It’s like assisted living, except for they will take Medicaid to help pay for it. It was nice. It’s a newer building. A … (read more)
We have chosen Lacey Creek Supportive Living. We looked at it, and it was nice. It’s like assisted living, except for they will take Medicaid to help pay for it. It was nice. It’s a newer building. A … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Glen Ellyn

The Division of Assisted Living in the Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for state licensure and survey processes for assisted living facilities in Glen Ellyn and throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Glen Ellyn

  • Glen Ellyn’s seniors have easy access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, listed by S. News & World Report as the top-ranking medical center in Illinois. AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, another high-performing facility, is less than 3 miles away in Glendale Heights. The city also holds a remarkably high number of geriatric medicine specialists.
  • Seniors in Glen Ellyn can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons with average precipitation levels, mild summers and cold, snowy winters. Temperatures range from 17°F to 84°F throughout the year.
  • The overall cost of living in this city is 25.5% higher than the U.S. average. However, seniors here can access financial counseling and learn about financial assistance options through DuPage County’s Senior Services.
  • When it comes to crime Glen Ellyn is safer than 60% of U.S. cities. Its violent crime rate is 0.83 per 1,000 residents, and its property crime rate is 9.2 per 1,000, compared to the Illinois average of 4.07 and 18.46, respectively.
  • Illinois imposes some of the country’s highest sales and property taxes, which can eat away at the limited resources of some seniors in Glen Ellyn. Fortunately, though, the state doesn’t tax income from pensions, Social Security retirement benefits, IRAs or 401(k)s.
  • Seniors in this city can be assured that their drinking water is safe, as Glen Ellyn’s water meets or surpasses the EPA’s standards. The area has good air quality as well.

Paying for Assisted Living in Glen Ellyn

According to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living care in Glen Ellyn costs an average of $4,950 per month. The statewide median in Illinois is $4,575 per month, and the national average is $4,300 per month.

Glen Ellyn’s assisted living rates are higher than in most nearby cities in Illinois. Only Rockford, with an average monthly cost of $5,113, is more expensive. Kankakee’s seniors pay $100 less than those here. However, Danville’s residents save $960 with an average cost of $3,989 compared to Glen Ellyn’s average.

$4950

Glen Ellyn

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$5113

Rockford

$4841

Kankakee

$3989

Danville

Seniors in Glen Ellyn can choose among several options for long-term care in addition to assisted living. Those who can manage with weekday-only supervision may find suitable care with adult day health care, an economical choice with an average rate of $1,614 per month. Homemaker services and home health aide services cost slightly more than assisted living at $4,957 and $5,053 per month respectively, but they can enable seniors to remain in their residence. Nursing homes can accommodate adults who need 24-hour medical and personal support. Semiprivate rooms cost an average of $8,076 per month here, and private rooms cost an average of $8,532.

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$4950

Assisted Living Facility

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

$8076

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Glen Ellyn was not available, so data for the closest city, Chicago Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Glen Ellyn

Seniors in Glen Ellyn who are looking for financial aid to offset costs can apply through HealthChoice Illinois, a program which helps pay for services like personal care and transportation. Eligible seniors with Medicaid and Medicare may also apply for the Illinois Medicaid-Medicare Alignment Initiative, a managed care program that provides medical and personal care services.

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 Glen Ellyn

Seniors who are exploring or living in assisted living communities have access to multiple resources in Glen Ellyn. Local agencies and nonprofits provide and coordinate a host of free programs such as health and wellness programs, social activities and benefits counseling.

Resource

Contact

Service

(630) 858-6343

The Glen Ellyn Senior Center serves adults 60 and older and their families. Here, seniors can obtain information and referrals to a variety of local aging-related resources, including flu shots and subsidized transportation. The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides free, confidential counseling on Medicare, supplemental insurance and other health insurance concerns.

(630) 407-6500

DuPage County Senior Services provides information and support for residents 60 and older. It offers assessments to devise care plans and advocacy for each client. Seniors can connect with community resources for care choices, money management, medical care and supplies, caregiver support, transportation and home safety modifications. An ombudsman is available to represent and mediate for long-term care facility residents, and Adult Protective Services investigates reports of neglect, abuse and financial exploitation.

(800) 690-2130

Prairie State Legal Services offers and arranges free civil legal assistance for seniors 60 and older. It can offer counsel regarding Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care issues. This service also assists with advance directives, elder abuse and adult guardianships.

(630) 784-4800

Metropolitan’s Senior Services helps elders and their families meet the challenges of aging. It offers caregiver support, resources for grandparents raising grandchildren and a home modification program. Senior Counseling includes case management, individual and family sessions, support groups and referrals to appropriate resources.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn-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 Laws and Regulations in Illinois