26 Assisted Living Facilities near Kankakee, IL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kankakee, IL

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Riverside Senior Life Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
1485 Butterfield Trail, Kankakee, IL 60901
"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. " More

Presence Heritage Lodge Assisted Livi...

Provides: Assisted Living
995 North Entrance Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
"I've been here for three years now. We're in individual apartments, the rooms are good-sized. We don't have any staff, there's no recreation or anything like that, it's just a place to live. I can..." More

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Clarendale of Mokena

Provides: Assisted Living
21536 S. Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
"Wonderful place! Gorgeous on the inside and out. Caring staff, and great care! " More

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Sunrise of Flossmoor

Provides: Assisted Living
19715 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, IL 60422
"I have resided at Sunrise for almost 3 years and have never regretted my choice. Due to the effects of a severe stroke, my husband and I decided that my move to an assisted living facility should..." More
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The Cottages of New Lenox

Provides: Assisted Living
1023 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL 60451
"We chose The Cottages of New Lenox, and so far, it’s great for my grandmother. The size is perfect for her because it’s a small facility. The caregivers are wonderful. Any minor problems they have,..." More

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Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." More
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Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing

Provides: Assisted Living
1040 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
"I visited one assisted living called Prairie Green. It was very nice. The rooms were small but they were very clean. The residents seemed happy and full of energy. The staff was very friendly,..." More

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Two Hearts Homes for Seniors

Provides: Assisted Living
18220 Clark Street, Lowell, IN 46356
"I'm in Two Hearts Homes For Seniors. It's great, the room is big, and it's the biggest room they have. The staff is great, and the food is good. For each holiday, they make stuff. We make hearts..." More

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Bickford of Bourbonnais

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Jones Dr., Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"Bickford was a family owned business. It was not as big as the other place I visited, but it seemed very homey. They had activities there. I would recommend them. The people working there were very..." More

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Alexi Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
6301 Lincoln Highway, Matteson, IL 60443
"We found a place where they care for my Mom as much as we do. My wife and I see this in their attention to detail in all aspects of the operation. We couldn't be happier and either can Mom...." More
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Victory Centre of Park Forest

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Main St, Park Forest, IL 60466
"Victory Centre of Park Forest was absolutely fantastic. One building was for the assisted living and the other was for the independent living. The rent was based on your income. They gave me a tour..." More

Cedarhurst of Frankfort - Opening Fal...

Provides: Assisted Living
21507 S. Wolf Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423
"We started Cedarhurst of Frankfort to provide truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they..." More

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Village Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
2681 South Route 394, Crete, IL 60417
"I have found that Village Woods has been very helpful with caring for my elderly parents. The staff is always cheerful, kind and willing to help in anywhere that they can. ..." More

Heritage Woods of Manteno

Provides: Assisted Living
355 Diversatech Dr, Manteno, IL 60950
"We chose Heritage Woods of Manteno because they accepted Medicaid and they had a two-bedroom for my parents. Because of COVID, we couldn't see some of the facilities, and the activities they offer..." More

Prairieview Lutheran Home

Provides: Assisted Living
403 N 4th St, Danforth, IL 60930
"Luther Place is a small, assisted living facility that is part of Prairieview Lutheran Home. This facility also has a nursing home and Alzheimer's and Dementia unit in a nearby facility for..." More

Manteno Springs

Provides: Assisted Living
600 N Birch St, Manteno, IL 60950
"My family member has lived at Manteno springs assisted liveing fo three years .Manteno Springs is a small facility with big hearts it is a warm, and careing ,family oriented group, of providers..." More

Joshua Arms Senior Residences

Provides: Assisted Living
1315 South Rowell Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433
"We looked all over town to find a place for my aunt. There are a lot of fancier places (for a lot of money), but none were as friendly as Joshua Arms. Right away, we felt the warmth of residents..." More

Marley Oaks Assisted Living Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
12631 187Th St, Mokena, IL 60448
"Marley Oaks Assisted Living is a very small private facility co-founded by a church group. There are only 12 residents, and it’s like walking into someone’s home. The staff is wonderful, very..." More

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Riverside Senior Life at Bourbonnais

Provides: Assisted Living
85 E. Burns Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"We chose Riverside for my mother because it is the only place that was built and designed by a hospital, so they have the full continuum of care. They have a very different approach to their care...." More

Kelly Home Healthcare, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
3235 Vollmer Road, Suite 104 , Charleston, IL 6...
"Kelly was used for home care for my mother in 2005. At the time we did not know that she was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. At first we had the Aides come in to be with here during the day...." More

St James Manor & Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
1251 E. Richton Rd., Crete, IL 60417
"My aunt, Cousin , and other relatives have been here. The place is very well organized, clean and a very helpful staff.. The staff was very kind and caring especially when I walked in and my..." More

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Cedar Creek Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
18275 S. Burr Street, Lowell, IN 46356
"My husband has been there for a few years now. He was in and out for a year or so and then we agreed he needed to stay. The staff is kind and caring. The rooms lovely and I feel blessed he is in..." More

Harvest View Living

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Harvest View Ln, Herscher, IL 60941
"Harvest View Living was a nice place. It had really very spacious rooms, more so than I would have expected. They were large rooms. It has a lot of activities, and they let people from the small..." More

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Heritage Woods of Dwight

Provides: Assisted Living
701 East Mazon, Dwight, IL 60420
"I thought Heritage Woods was a neat place. It was close to my sister, and dad liked it. The staff is very friendly and the facility is clean. " More

Stonecrest Manor Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Harvard Street, Momence, IL 60954

Heritage Woods of Watseka

Provides: Assisted Living
577 E Martin Ave, Watseka, IL 60970

    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

    • 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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $5,050.00 Mokena
    $4,255.00 Lowell
    $4,062.00 Bourbonnais
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,875.00 Kankakee

    Assisted Living costs in Kankakee start around $3,875 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.

    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.

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    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.

    The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Kankakee Area


    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.

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    Assisted Living near Kankakee, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kankakee

    • 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. Read more

      Beth533367
    • Review of Riverside Senior Life Communities

      Riverside Senior Life at Kankakee is a very nice place. The people are very nice. I have not met a crabby person here. The meals and the dining area are very good. The room is okay. We have exercis... Read more

      Happy Resident18
    • Review of Presence Heritage Lodge Assisted Living - Kankakee

      I've been here for three years now. We're in individual apartments, the rooms are good-sized. We don't have any staff, there's no recreation or anything like that, it's just a place to live. I can ... Read more

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