The village of Homer Glen, Illinois, is situated 32 miles southwest of metropolitan Chicago. It has over 24,500 residents, and approximately 4,600 of them are ages 65 and older. Homer Glen’s safe, laid-back location offers seniors a welcome respite from big-city hustle and bustle, but it’s not too far away from the Windy City’s exciting attractions and amenities.

Assisted living facilities serve active seniors who need minor assistance with daily tasks such as personal care, chores and transportation. It can be an ideal option for older individuals who can no longer live on their own but don’t require institutional-level care provided by nursing homes. In Homer Glen, seniors pay an average of $4,950 per month for assisted living accommodations. This rate is about 8% higher than the Illinois monthly median of $4,575.

This guide presents valuable information about assisted living in Homer Glen. Find out about average monthly costs, the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here and free local aging-related resources in this area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Homer Glen, IL

Marian Village

15624 Marian Dr # 1, Homer Glen, IL, 60491

Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)
Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)

Victorian Inn

12600 Renaissance Circle, Homer Glen, IL, 60491

Staff takes good care of my father. Long term care facility is nice and staff are very responsive and respectful.
Staff takes good care of my father. Long term care facility is nice and staff are very responsive and respectful.

2015, 2016

Waterford Estates Senior Living

17400 Kedzie Ave, Hazel Crest, IL, 60429

Waterford Estates Senior Living is located in Hazel Crest, Illinois, a short drive away from Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Calumet Country Club and Cherrywood Park. Loved ones are impressed by the … (read more)
Waterford Estates Senior Living is located in Hazel Crest, Illinois, a short drive away from Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Calumet Country Club and Cherrywood Park. Loved ones are impressed by the … (read more)

Brookdale Orland Park

16051 S La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL, 60467

Brookdale Orland Park is located in Orland Park, Illinois, just a short drive from the Silver Lake Country Club, Centennial Park and Orland Square Shopping Center. Loved ones praise the kind and carin … (read more)
Brookdale Orland Park is located in Orland Park, Illinois, just a short drive from the Silver Lake Country Club, Centennial Park and Orland Square Shopping Center. Loved ones praise the kind and carin … (read more)

Sunrise of Flossmoor

19715 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, IL, 60422

I toured Sunrise of Flossmoor for my parents. It was as though the building had been designed just for assisted living like going to a cottage and they’re well laid out. The thing that stood out most … (read more)
I toured Sunrise of Flossmoor for my parents. It was as though the building had been designed just for assisted living like going to a cottage and they’re well laid out. The thing that stood out most … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Willow Falls Senior Living

1681 Willow Circle Dr, Crest Hill, IL, 60403

Willow Falls is situated in Crest Hill, Illinois, near Lincoln Highway, shopping centers and restaurants. The facility has an ice cream shop, swimming pool, general store and reading area with a firep … (read more)
Willow Falls is situated in Crest Hill, Illinois, near Lincoln Highway, shopping centers and restaurants. The facility has an ice cream shop, swimming pool, general store and reading area with a firep … (read more)

Clarendale of Mokena

21536 S. Wolf Road, Mokena, IL, 60448

I thought Clarendale of Mokena was very clean and spacious. They had a lot to offer and a lot of common areas. The rooms were fine. The assisted living was a little smaller than the independent living … (read more)
I thought Clarendale of Mokena was very clean and spacious. They had a lot to offer and a lot of common areas. The rooms were fine. The assisted living was a little smaller than the independent living … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Palos Park

12828 South LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL, 60464

Sunrise of Palos Park is located 25 miles south of downtown Chicago on South LaGrange Road in Palos Park, Illinois, near Palos Hospital, shops, restaurants and cultural centers. The community off … (read more)
Sunrise of Palos Park is located 25 miles south of downtown Chicago on South LaGrange Road in Palos Park, Illinois, near Palos Hospital, shops, restaurants and cultural centers. The community off … (read more)

Franciscan Village

1270 Franciscan Dr., Lemont, IL, 60439

Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)
Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)

Charter Senior Living of Hazel Crest

3701 W 183rd Strert, Hazel Crest, IL, 60429

Charter Senior Living of Hazel Crest was a small facility. My sister’s not very sociable and they had this central area for the residents to come and sit, but we thought she would not even be able to … (read more)
Charter Senior Living of Hazel Crest was a small facility. My sister’s not very sociable and they had this central area for the residents to come and sit, but we thought she would not even be able to … (read more)

StoryPoint Romeoville

605 S. Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL, 60446

<p>Welcome to StoryPoint Romeoville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various sen … (read more)
<p>Welcome to StoryPoint Romeoville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various sen … (read more)

Heartis Village Orland Park

7420 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, IL, 60462

Heartis Village Orland Park was a little bit smaller. It didn’t have (I don’t think) as much room for my mom, if she was to go there and get away from anybody. It was not as spacious, but it was very … (read more)
Heartis Village Orland Park was a little bit smaller. It didn’t have (I don’t think) as much room for my mom, if she was to go there and get away from anybody. It was not as spacious, but it was very … (read more)

Sunrise of Willowbrook

6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL, 60527

I visited Sunrise of Willowbrook. It looked identical to the other place, but it’s newer or renovated. It was clean. They showed me a studio, as well as a one-bedroom. They gave me a tour of all thr … (read more)
I visited Sunrise of Willowbrook. It looked identical to the other place, but it’s newer or renovated. It was clean. They showed me a studio, as well as a one-bedroom. They gave me a tour of all thr … (read more)

Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

3633 Breakers Drive, Olympia Fields, IL, 60461

My mother was at Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields for four years. She was there from November 2016 to September of 2020. She moved to assisted living for a week. It was expensive. She’s quite capable of d … (read more)
My mother was at Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields for four years. She was there from November 2016 to September of 2020. She moved to assisted living for a week. It was expensive. She’s quite capable of d … (read more)

2016

Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge

4150 W. Gatling Boulevard, Country Club Hills, IL, 60478

Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge is located near Walmart and Community Park in Country Club Hills, Illinois. Visitors to this facility consistently praise the staff, which they describe as compassionate … (read more)
Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge is located near Walmart and Community Park in Country Club Hills, Illinois. Visitors to this facility consistently praise the staff, which they describe as compassionate … (read more)

The Cottages of New Lenox

1023 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL, 60451

The Cottages of New Lenox is an assisted living, memory care and respite care facility in the heart of New Lenox, Ill. The community is comprised of a fenced-in property with five separate cottages, e … (read more)
The Cottages of New Lenox is an assisted living, memory care and respite care facility in the heart of New Lenox, Ill. The community is comprised of a fenced-in property with five separate cottages, e … (read more)

The Pointe at Kilpatrick

14230 S. Kilpatrick Avenue, Crestwood, IL, 60445

The Pointe at Kilpatrick is located minutes east of Midlothian Country Club and close to Berkot’s Super Foods in Crestwood, Illinois. Visitors praise the quality of the meals and the kind, accommodati … (read more)
The Pointe at Kilpatrick is located minutes east of Midlothian Country Club and close to Berkot’s Super Foods in Crestwood, Illinois. Visitors praise the quality of the meals and the kind, accommodati … (read more)

Bickford of Tinley Park

17301 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL, 60477

Bickford of Tinley Park is an assisted living facility located near Jaycee Grove Park, Volunteer Park and many restaurants. Visitors appreciate the well-maintained facility and its friendly environmen … (read more)
Bickford of Tinley Park is an assisted living facility located near Jaycee Grove Park, Volunteer Park and many restaurants. Visitors appreciate the well-maintained facility and its friendly environmen … (read more)

Evergreen Senior Living – Orland Park

10820 183Rd Street, Orland Park, IL, 60467

Evergreen Senior Living-Orland Park is located next to Parkview Christian Church in the community of Orland Park, Illinois. It’s also a 10-minute drive from the Orland Grassland, which has walking and … (read more)
Evergreen Senior Living-Orland Park is located next to Parkview Christian Church in the community of Orland Park, Illinois. It’s also a 10-minute drive from the Orland Grassland, which has walking and … (read more)

2016

Prairie Green at Fay’s Point

1546 West Water Street, Blue Island, IL, 60406

Prairie Green at Fay’s Point is located just off of I-57 in Blue Island, Illinois, next to the Little Calumet River and close to many stores and restaurants. Visitors comment on this facility’s modern … (read more)
Prairie Green at Fay’s Point is located just off of I-57 in Blue Island, Illinois, next to the Little Calumet River and close to many stores and restaurants. Visitors comment on this facility’s modern … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Homer Glen

The Illinois Department of Public Health regulates assisted living facilities in Homer Glen and throughout the state. The Division of Assisted Living oversees all state licensure and survey procedures for these establishments.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Homer Glen

  • Homer Glen’s seniors may appreciate the low humidity and comfortable summers with highs around 84 degrees. They need to prepare for slightly more rain and snow than in many other areas around the country, though. The most comfortable months here are June, August and September.
  • Illinois does not tax distributions from most retirement income, including IRAs, 401(k) plans, railroad retirement or retirement payments to retired partners. Combined with a lower sales tax than in neighboring communities, this benefit can help Homer Glen’s seniors keep more money in their pockets.
  • Seniors in Homer Glen reside in one of the safest places to live in Illinois. The property crime rate here is 13.0, compared to the national average of 35.4. This town’s violent crime rate is 7.7, while the U.S. average is 22.7.
  • The cost of living in Homer Glen exceeds national norms by up to 42%, primarily due to housing expenses. Fortunately, health care is only 1% higher than the national average. The state may be able to help cover long-term care costs for some seniors through the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).
  • Water quality in Homer Glen’s Long Run watershed meets EPA standards. However, the EPA lists Tampier Lake’s overall waterbody condition as impaired. Seniors here can enjoy good air quality, though.
  • World-class medical care is within easy access to this town’s seniors at facilities including Loyola Medicine Homer Glen. Silver Cross Hospital, less than 9 miles away in New Lenox, offers a wide range of emergency and primary care, outpatient testing, surgery and support group services.

Paying for Assisted Living in Homer Glen

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living care in Homer Glen is $4,950 per month. The average statewide rate in Illinois is $4,575, while the national median cost is $4,300 per month.

At $4,950 per month, Homer Glen is one of the priciest cities for assisted living in Illinois. Only Rockford has higher average costs at $5,113. Kankakee’s seniors pay $109 less, and Champaign area seniors save $787 compared to residents here. Costs in Homer Glen are $961 higher than in Danville as well.

$4950

Homer Glen

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$5113

Rockford

$4841

Kankakee

$3989

Danville

$4163

Champaign

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Homer Glen can choose among several long-term care arrangements in addition to assisted living. For those who only need weekday-only supervision, adult day health care is an economical option at $1,614 per month. The monthly cost of homemaker services runs about the same as assisted living here with an average rate of $4,957, and home health aide services cost $5,053. Seniors in need of the extensive support of a nursing home can expect to pay $8,076 for a semiprivate room or $8,532 for a private room.

$1614

Homemaker Services

$4950

Home Health Aide

$4957

Adult Day Health Care

$5053

Assisted Living Facility

$8076

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Homer Glen was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Homer Glen

In Illinois, the HCBS Medicaid Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities helps pay for services in some assisted living communities, but it does not pay for room and board.

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 Homer Glen

A variety of resources are available for seniors living in or considering moving into assisted living communities in Homer Glen. Government programs and nonprofits offer free supports such as benefits counseling, social activities and wellness programs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(815) 723-9713

Senior Services of Will County’s Life Enrichment Action Network (LEAN) holds health screenings for older residents at various community centers. LEAN also teaches seniors about chronic disease management, balance, nutrition, social media and financial literacy. Free tax preparation assistance is available as well. This agency represents the Illinois Department of Aging to assess needs and connect seniors with appropriate resources.

(708) 301-0522

Homer Township Senior Services loans a limited selection of gently used medical equipment to residents at no cost. Items may include but are not limited to wheelchairs, shower seats, walkers and canes. Loans are made on a temporary basis. This office can also help older residents access free and low-cost transportation options.

(815) 933-7791

Catholic Charities offers information and assistance with accessing aging-related services and benefit programs. Options counseling provides objective advice regarding long-term support options. The Community Connection Collaborative hosts discussions on health promotion and educational opportunities. Telephone Reassurance calls provide social connection, informal assistance and a security check. This organization administers programs for money management and senior companionship as well. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program supports and advocates for assisted living facility residents.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Homer Glen

Homer Glen-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