Lemont is a suburb of Chicago that is known for its cultural diversity and rich history. It’s located in the Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, it was home to 17,629 residents, of which 19.2% were aged 65 or older. Seniors can take advantage of living close to the Amita Health Adventist Center Bolingbrook and about 20 miles from the highly rated Rush University Medical Center, meaning quality health care for a variety of conditions is readily available.

Assisted living communities serve older adults who are mobile and generally healthy but struggle with the day-to-day tasks required to run a household. Seniors receive help with the activities of daily living, laundry, housekeeping, and other services, freeing them to enjoy their retirement. The average cost of assisted living in Lemont is $4,950 per month, slightly above the state average of $4,575.

This guide explores the cost of assisted living in Lemont and other cities, the cost of other types of senior care and the benefits and drawbacks of choosing Lemont as a retirement destination. It also lists some useful resources for seniors who live in the city.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lemont, IL

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)

Alvernia Manor Senior Living

13950 Main Street, Lemont, IL, 60439

The Nuns are pure treasures. There are plenty of activities to choose from, and daily mass and rosary if you are so inclined. Alvernia is kept spotless and the employees are hard workers and treat the … (read more)
The Nuns are pure treasures. There are plenty of activities to choose from, and daily mass and rosary if you are so inclined. Alvernia is kept spotless and the employees are hard workers and treat the … (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Atria at River Trail

370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440

We liked Atria at River Trail. I really liked the whole area. The lady who showed us around was extremely nice. The place was very clean, organized, and very nice. We didn’t taste the food, but everyt … (read more)
We liked Atria at River Trail. I really liked the whole area. The lady who showed us around was extremely nice. The place was very clean, organized, and very nice. We didn’t taste the food, but everyt … (read more)

Golden Age Assisted Living

6441 South Richmond Ave, Willowbrook, IL, 60527

A wonderful concept of providing care. Instead of being an institutional environment, it is a comfortable single-family home that has been designed for this purpose. My grandmother loved the fact … (read more)
A wonderful concept of providing care. Instead of being an institutional environment, it is a comfortable single-family home that has been designed for this purpose. My grandmother loved the fact … (read more)

Aspired Living of Westmont

407 W. 63rd Street, Westmont, IL, 60559

My husband moved into Aspired Living of Westmont. It’s excellent. I really like that they have a keypad, and they can come and go if they want, so they are not bound by the time that somebody is sitti … (read more)
My husband moved into Aspired Living of Westmont. It’s excellent. I really like that they have a keypad, and they can come and go if they want, so they are not bound by the time that somebody is sitti … (read more)

Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440


2015

Dimensions Living Burr Ridge

6801 High Grove Blvd., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527


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)

2022

Villa St. Benedict

1920 Maple Ave., Lisle, IL, 60532

Villa St. Benedict is an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located about 30 miles west of Chicago, near the intersection of Walter Payton Memorial Highway and Lincoln Avenue … (read more)
Villa St. Benedict is an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located about 30 miles west of Chicago, near the intersection of Walter Payton Memorial Highway and Lincoln Avenue … (read more)

Peace Village

10300 Village Circle Dr, Palos Park, IL, 60464

Peace Village sits on 22 acres of land, just north of Orland Lake, south of Papoose Lake Forest Preserve and east of John J. Duffy Preserve in Palos Park, Illinois. Visitors give high marks to the com … (read more)
Peace Village sits on 22 acres of land, just north of Orland Lake, south of Papoose Lake Forest Preserve and east of John J. Duffy Preserve in Palos Park, Illinois. Visitors give high marks to the com … (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.

Cedarhurst of Naperville/Woodridge

3333 75th Street, Woodridge, IL, 60517

When I walked into Cedarhurst of Naperville, I felt the lobby was very sterile and cold. It didn’t look inviting, although it was clean and new. Maybe it was because there weren’t any people there. I’ … (read more)
When I walked into Cedarhurst of Naperville, I felt the lobby was very sterile and cold. It didn’t look inviting, although it was clean and new. Maybe it was because there weren’t any people there. I’ … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lemont

Assisted living facilities in Lemont are regulated by the Illinois Division of Assisted Living, which is a part of the Department of Public Health. The Division of Assisted Living sets rules and requirements related to staff training, medication administration, accommodation standards and health and safety. Facilities are inspected regularly to ensure these requirements are being met.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lemont

  • The state of Illinois has tax-friendly policies for seniors. Social Security income and withdrawals from retirement accounts are not taxed. Wages are taxed at the normal rate. This makes Lemont an appealing retirement destination for financially savvy seniors.
  • Lemont usually sees long, hot and humid summers. Winters are freezing, with some snow and wind. While temperatures can be extreme during the peak of the summer and winter, the weather is usually comfortable enough for outdoor activities between July and September, giving active seniors a chance to enjoy the area’s attractions.
  • The cost of living in Lemont is far higher than the Illinois average. However, health care costs are typically lower than average. Assisted living facilities offer room and board, and most day-to-day costs are factored into the monthly fee. Health care is one of the few extra expenses seniors are likely to have, so lower prices for common health services could benefit many seniors.
  • There are several senior centers in or close to Lemont. These centers offer social and educational activities, support and information services. Seniors should find it easy to connect with their peers and enjoy a variety of social activities.
  • Lemont is a relatively safe city, with property and crime rates that are far lower than the national average. Seniors can feel safe while out running errands or socializing. Assisted living facilities are staffed 24 hours a day, which offers an additional layer of peace of mind.
  • The quality of drinking water in Lemont is very good, and air pollution levels are low too. These metrics may be important to seniors who have allergies or pre-existing health conditions that may be aggravated by pollution.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lemont

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Lemont is $4,950, making it one of the more expensive cities in Illinois, where the average cost is $4,575. The national median cost of assisted living is $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living communities in Lemont charge almost 10% more than the Illinois average. Carbondale, in the far south, is one of Illinois’ cheapest cities for assisted living, with fees of $3,750 per month. Kankakee and Springfield have typical fees of $4,841 and $4,860, respectively. Bloomington has some of the highest fees, at $4,968 per month.

$4950

Lemont

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$3750

Carbondale

$4841

Kankakee

$4860

Springfield

$4968

Bloomington

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are several types of long-term care for seniors to choose from. Adult day care services cost just $1,614 for daytime care in the community. Homemaker services are similar to assisted living but provided in the senior’s own home for $4,957, or $5,053 if some health care is included. Nursing home facilities offer 24-hour skilled nursing care, with semiprivate rooms costing $8,076 and private rooms costing $8,532.

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$4950

Assisted Living Facility

$8076

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing Home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lemont

Eligible seniors in Lemont may qualify for the Illinois Supportive Living Program or Community Care Program, both of which help pay for daily care assistance that is not typically covered by Medicaid or Medicare.

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 Lemont

Seniors living in Lemont can take advantage of advice and support services from a variety of local government and nonprofit organizations. These groups offer community services, benefits counseling, wellness sessions and other forms of support for free or for a nominal fee.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(708) 361-0219

Pathlights runs several services for older adults, including home-delivered meals, weatherization and home repairs and energy assistance programs. It also offers options counseling, benefits assistance and help for seniors who are considering transitioning to a long-term care facility. In addition to running its own programs, Pathlights can offer signposting and referrals to other organizations such as SHIP or the Long Term Care Ombudsman.

(708) 383-0258

Age Options is a nonprofit organization that helps older adults retain their independence and enjoy a higher quality of life in their retirement years. It runs a variety of programs and services including options and health counseling, benefits assistance and educational classes. It also runs the Senior Medicaid Patrol.

(773) 963-3740

The Chicago Vet Center helps veterans and their families understand the benefits and support that is available to them from the VA. It helps with applications for Aid and Attendance benefits, disability payments and access to health services. It can also assist with benefit appeals and recommend other support services that veterans and their families may qualify for help from. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lemont

Lemont-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