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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kankakee, IL for 2024

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There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Kankakee area, with 3 in Kankakee and 23 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Kankakee is $4,187 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895. Cheaper rated regions include Bourbonnais with an average starting cost of 4,062.

To help you with your search, browse the 59 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Kankakee. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Kankakee 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bourbonnais with an average rating of 4.58 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kankakee

Kankakee, Illinois, is home to the Kankakee Valley Park District, a collection of 37 parks that amount to around 600 acres of green space. With around 14 percent of the city's residents aged 65 and over, there's may be a need for assisted living communities in the area. There are two of these facilities in the Kankakee city limits and over 20 in nearby communities such as New Lenox and Chicago Heights.

In Kankakee and in all of Illinois, these facilities are regulated by The Division of Assisted Living and exist to support local seniors with things such as medication management and personal care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kankakee

  • The Kankakee area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Presence St. Mary's Hospital and Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Kankakee has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Kanakee County Senior Citizens Inc., an organization that helps seniors stay connected with each other and take part in various activities, as well as three other senior centers.
  • Kankakee may present an ideal location for seniors looking for an assisted living facility on a tight budget. The cost of living in the city is around 24 percent less expensive than the national average. Although, the price of healthcare is closer to the national average at only four percent cheaper. This could be something to consider for seniors with health conditions. 
  • If crime is a concern, Kankakee might not be a desirable location. On a scale of one to 100, with one being the lowest and 100 being the highest crime rates, violent crime in Kankakee is rated 39.9 and property crime is rated 58.3. When compared to the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively, it would suggest that Kankakee has rather high crime rates. 
  • In Kankakee, like the rest of Illinois, the state government doesn't tax the federal portion of Social Security as well as retirement accounts, like IRAs and 401Ks.
  • The weather in the Kankakee area is generally mild and sits in line with the national averages. The city's average annual rainfall is the same as the national average of 39 inches, and, on average, there are 24 inches of snow annually, two less than the national average of 26.

Paying for Assisted Living in Kankakee

Assisted Living costs in Kankakee start around $4,187 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 Kankakee 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.

Cities in Illinois

Manteno

$5,460

Mokena

$5,390

Chicago Heights

$4,200

Kankakee

$4,187

US

$4,000

Bourbonnais

$3,986

Lowell

$3,905

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kankakee

Residents of Kankakee, Illinois, can apply for financial support from the state's Medicaid program to help subsidize the cost of their place in an assisted living facility.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Kankakee

Kankakee 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 Kankakee, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kankakee

Kankakee-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.

Laws and Regulations in Illinois

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Cynthia

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Riverside Senior Life Communities

My mother-in-law moved into Riverside Senior Life Communities. It is a very clean, neat, and attentive assisted living place. They give you exactly what you need. The staff has been wonderful, and...

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Assisted Living

Shelly

I visited this facility

Review of Asbury of Kankakee

I visited Asbury of Kankakee but I didn't like the place. The rooms looked fine, they were to be old hotel rooms because it used to be an old hotel. I had no problems with that. The problem I had...

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Assisted Living

Beth533367

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Riverside Senior Life Communities

We chose Riverside Senior Life at Kankakee because it was bright and they check on the residents every 2 hours. It was definitely the best one we looked at. It was very clean and well kept up.

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