12 Assisted Living Facilities near Mchenry, IL

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Mchenry, IL

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Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
3350 Charles Miller Rd., Mchenry, IL 60050
"Fox Point Manor was a wonderful caring facility. My MIL needed a place to spend the last few weeks of her life and I am so grateful to this wonderful place. The staff, nurses, kitchen, janitorial..." More

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Shepherd Premier Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1330 N Riverdale Drive, Mchenry, IL 60050
"Shepherd Premier Senior Living was founded with the vision to provide alternative senior housing to Illinois residents at a competitive price. Our homes will feature caregiver to resident ratios..." More

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White Oaks at McHenry

Provides: Assisted Living
4609 W Crystal Lake Rd, Mchenry, IL 60050
"I have been a resident of Heritage Woods of McHenry for two months. It is a wonderful place to live with wonderful staff and outstanding residents. From the moment i arrived I felt that I have..." More

9 Assisted Living Facilities near Mchenry, IL

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Caring Star 2019

Lake Barrington

Provides: Assisted Living
22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
"Lake Barrington was very nice, but it's out of my mother-in-law's price range. The place itself was lovely. The person who showed us around was so nice, kind, knowledgeable, and she listened. The..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Bickford of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"Bickford of Crystal Lake was very nice. The woman and the nurse that we had our interview with were so nice. The apartments, the outside, and everything was nice. It just felt a little smaller. It..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Oak Hill Supportive Living

Provides: Assisted Living
76 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
"My Mother was Resident for 4 years. She was very social person and took part in many of the wonderful activities offered. She camped, went fishing, visited the racetrack, participated in local..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
751 Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"Sunrise of Crystal Lake was very good. The administrator I talked to took her time and gave me a tour of the place and introduced me to the staff. It was an overall good impression. The staff was..." More

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Hearthstone Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
920 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
"My father-in-law was at Hearthstone. It was a good one. The place was older. It needed to be re-done, but it was still very clean. They did lots of activities. They will take the residents to any..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Fountains at Crystal Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
965 North Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake, I...
"The Fountains at Crystal Lake had a lot of amenities and very nice, large rooms. We wanted my dad in a nice, larger room so he'd be more comfortable. It's like a hotel with a bed and a little..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
"My mom moved in three weeks ago to Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care. They're very caring, professional, helpful, and have really gone out of their way to make my mom feel at home...." More

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Caring Star 2016

Paradise Park Assisted Living & Memor...

Provides: Assisted Living
16 Lilac Avenue, Fox Lake, IL 60020
"I chose to move in at Paradise Park. The place was clean, and the people were friendly. It's open and sunny. It has a comfortable feeling when you walk in there. The grounds are beautiful. The..." More

Shepherd Premier Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
6809 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, IL 60072
"We ended up choosing Shepherd Premier Senior Living. It’s a 7-bedroom home -- a shared housing on 2 acres -- and the land is absolutely amazing. What stood out was the pure compassion on the CNAs’..." More

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mchenry

  • Review of Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

    My mother-in-law moved into Fox Point & Fox Point Manor. The facility was nice, clean, fresh, and new. The people were very nice to us. They have a balcony available which my mother-in-law want... Read more

    Brian
  • Review of Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

    We really liked Fox Point. They had little trips out. However, I was not as impressed with it. It wasn't as nice. Also, because it was older, it wasn't quite as open and vibrant as the other commun... Read more

    Diane
  • Review of Fox Point & Fox Point Manor

    Fox Point Manor was a wonderful caring facility. My MIL needed a place to spend the last few weeks of her life and I am so grateful to this wonderful place. The staff, nurses, kitchen, janitorial... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mchenry

McHenry, Illinois has a population of 26,657, and 18.9 percent of it consists of seniors ages 60 and older. Assisted living establishments in McHenry are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. These facilities are required to have private, single-occupancy units for residents, unlike shared housing establishments. At least 80 percent of residents must be 55 years of age or older, and there must be three or more unrelated residents for whom age-in-place services and housing are provided. Units at assisted living establishments must have private bathrooms and enough space for small appliances. There are approximately 12 assisted living facilities in the McHenry area, with several in surrounding areas such as Crystal Lake and Algonquin.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mchenry

  • Seniors can feel safe in McHenry because the crime rate is lower than the national average. Property crime in McHenry ranks 28.7 as compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. The violent crime ranking in McHenry is 28.3; the national average is higher at 38.1.

  • It’s convenient and cost-efficient for seniors to travel McHenry via public transportation. The Pace bus system has routes all over the area, with discounted fares for seniors and Medicare cardholders.

  • The McHenry area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Centegra Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • McHenry, like the rest of Illinois, is tax-friendly for seniors. Social Security benefits, retirement income and pension income are all tax-exempt.

  • McHenry ranks 76 out of 100 on an air quality scale based on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment, while the U.S. on average only ranks 58. This may make it difficult for seniors with respiratory illness to spend a lot of time outside.

  • The climate in McHenry can be harsh for seniors, with 37 inches of snow per year on average and January lows around 13 degrees Fahrenheit. McHenry ranks 41 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, which is a lower rating than the U.S. average of 54.


Paying for Assisted Living in Mchenry

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$6,356.00 Barrington
$4,512.00 Lake Zurich
$4,225.00 Mchenry
$4,170.00 Libertyville
$4,126.00 Algonquin
$4,125.00 Grayslake
$4,000.00 US
$3,504.00 Crystal Lake

Assisted Living costs in Mchenry start around $4,225 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 Mchenry 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 Mchenry

Seniors in McHenry who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may qualify for an Optional State Supplement (OSS) to help offset assisted living costs. Illinois Medicaid offers a waiver program that may also help seniors on a limited income to cover their expenses.

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

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 Mchenry

Mchenry 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mchenry

Mchenry-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.