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

Naperville is situated near the West Branch of the Du Page River, about 30 miles west of Chicago. With a population of approximately 149,500, including about 18,200 seniors, the thriving picturesque suburb offers older adults the charm of small-town quality of life. Naperville offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene as well as a significant historic district, museums and voluminous parks and forest preserves.

Assisted living facilities provide seniors personalized care in a residential setting. Common services include bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing and ambulation. Housekeeping, laundry and meal services are also available. Assisted living may be the best alternative for older adults who can no longer live on their own but don’t need the 24-hour medical care provided by nursing homes. Naperville’s area seniors pay approximately $4,825 per month for assisted living care, which is $337 more than the Illinois average of $4,488.

This guide provides information about assisted living, the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in the city and free and low-cost resources available to help older adults living in Naperville.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Naperville

Assisted living facilities in Naperville are governed by the Division of Assisted Living, a branch of the Illinois Department of Health, located in Springfield. This office is responsible for the licensing of assisted living facilities throughout the state. Regular and unannounced inspections are administered to make sure facilities abide by state rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Naperville

  • Naperville is home to exceptional medical facilities, including Edward-Elmhurst Health Center and Immediate Care, for primary and emergency care.
  • The city of Naperville is ranked 7th as one of the best cities for a good night’s sleep and 8th as one of the most energetic cities. This in turn helps seniors enjoy an outstanding quality of life.
  • According to recent data, Naperville has an overall cost of living index of 129.6, which is well above the state and national averages. However, the overall costs for health care and utilities are lower than the national average, and these savings can help seniors afford a more comfortable retirement.
  • Several public transportation options are available to help Naperville seniors get around. Commuter rail services are provided by Metra and Amtrak, and the Pace Bus system provides service to and from both train stations, as well as other areas of the city. Ride DuPage is a transportation program available to seniors and disabled individuals at a reduced fee. Additionally, most assisted living communities offer transportation services for their residents.
  • Naperville seniors have plenty of things to do to keep them busy during their golden years. Downtown Naperville offers hundreds of stores, spas and dining opportunities. Recreational activities include sightseeing, historical walking tours and landmarks, numerous parks and taking a stroll down the Riverwalk.

Paying for Assisted Living in Naperville

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Naperville costs an average of $4,825 per month. The approximate cost in Illinois is $4,488 per month and the national monthly median is about $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,825 per month, assisted living in Naperville costs more than the state average of $4,488 and the national median of $4,500. Decatur is the least expensive option with an average monthly rate of $4,382. Kankakee’s average is $4,623 per month. The most expensive city in Illinois is Rockford, at about $5,250 per month.

Naperville

$4,825

Illinois

$4,488

The United States

$4,500

Decatur

$4,382

Kankakee

$4,623

Rockford

$5,250

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Naperville have access to other long-term care options. Older adults who wish to receive care in their homes can pay $5,720 for home health aide services or a lower rate of $5,672 for homemaker services. At $1,842 per month, adult day health care is the most affordable option for those who only need weekday supervision. Seniors who require the higher level of care provided by nursing homes pay the highest monthly rate at $6,996 for a semiprivate room and $8,060 for a private room.

Homemaker Services

$5,672

Home Health Aide

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,842

Assisted Living Facility

$4,825

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,996

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$8,060

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Naperville

Naperville seniors who meet eligibility requirements may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for assisted living care in Illinois. The Supportive Living Program (SLP) is a Medicaid waiver program that may be used to pay for the type of care available in an assisted living facility. Additionally, the Illinois Medicaid-Medicare Alignment Initiative (MMAI) is available to eligible seniors and disabled individuals in DuPage County. 

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 Naperville

Naperville seniors have access to many resources to help them pay for long-term care. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer free or low-cost services that include information about assisted living facilities, recreational activities, benefits counseling and wellness programs.

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Illinois Department on Aging(800) 252-8966The Illinois Department on Aging serves and advocates for older adults and those who care for them. It provides information and referrals regarding Community Care programs, legal assistance, health insurance, benefits access and other older adult services.
Senior Services and Resources(630) 848-3613 The City of Naperville's Senior Services and Resources program provides information about senior care options, elder rights and health benefits. It also helps seniors connect with assistance programs that help with finances, taxes, legal, food, VA benefits, housing and household maintenance, as well as recreational opportunities and transportation services.
HealthChoice Illinois(800) 843-6154 HealthChoice Illinois is available to Medicaid-eligible seniors. Long-term care services available through this program include financial assistance with activities of daily living, home health care and adult day care.
Veterans Administration(800) 698-2411 The Veterans Administration helps qualifying veterans and their spouses receive financial support with senior care, including the Aid & Attendance benefit, which may be available to veterans in assisted living. VA representatives provide seniors with available residential options.
Illinois Senior HelpLine(800) 252-8966The Illinois Senior HelpLine is offered through the Illinois Department on Aging. Representatives assess individual cases to provide appropriate resources and literature so older adults can have access to care, programs and services. Elder abuse can also be reported through the hotline.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Naperville

Naperville Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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Review of Arbor Terrace Naperville

staff went above and beyond and friendly. food was excellent. welcoming, friendly environment.

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We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with our staff and the quality of our food. It's our top priority to create a welcoming and friendly environment for everyone who walks through...

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Elizabeth

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Review of StoryPoint Naperville

When I walked into StoryPoint Naperville, there was a big group of people engaging in a social activity and they were having fun, and they were expressing themselves. It just seemed like a place...

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Qunol

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

Review of StoryPoint Naperville

It was a whirlwind of activity between mom's Alzheimers diagnosis and getting her into Storypoint. Staff were caring and instrumental in making it happen. Storypoint was recommended by the...

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