10 Assisted Living Facilities near Normal, IL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Normal, IL

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Village at Mercy Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 Mercy Creek Dr,, Normal, IL 61761
"My mother will be moving into Village at Mercy Creek. It's beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. The dining room and the menus are fantastic. There's a beauty parlor and a beautiful courtyard...." More

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Evergreen Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Gregory St, Normal, IL 61761
"My mom is at Evergreen Place Assisted Living. They're very caring and easy to communicate with, and they provide lots of activities and opportunities for my mom. The staff is very informative and..." More

Evergreen Village Supportive Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1701 Evergreen Boulevard, Normal, IL 61761
"Evergreen Village is top notch for assisted care! The facility is well-maintained! The staff & management are always very courteous & helpful going the "extra mile" to attend to the..." More

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Bickford of Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
14 Heartland Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704
"My mom is moving into Bickford of Bloomington. The house set-up that they have over there is excellent and better than anybody in town. They're well taken care of. Their prices are a little bit..." More

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Carriage Crossing of Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
1402 Leslie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704
"We visited Carriage Crossing of Bloomington which was very nice. It's very well laid out for the residents, it's modernized, and the rooms are nice. It looks newer than some of the other places..." More

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Luther Oaks

Provides: Assisted Living
601 Lutz Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704
"This is a new facility to the community, about five to seven years in service. It is affiliated with my Mother In-Law's church, though anyone can reside there. There are three levels of living,..." More

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Bloomington Towanda Barnes Villas and...

Provides: Assisted Living
1815 Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington, IL 61701
"We chose Bloomington Towanda Barnes Villas and Reflections for my mother. The staff is amazing with their responses. They just were very caring, very responsive, and made us feel very comfortable..." More

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Bloomington Fox Creek Villas and Refl...

Provides: Assisted Living
2016 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington, IL 61701
"Family friendly environment. The staff will treat you like you were their own family . The rooms are amazing and the perfect size with multiple options to choose from . Residents enjoy all the..." More

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Westminster Village

Provides: Assisted Living
2025 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington, IL 61701
"Westminster Village is an example of quality senior citizen living at its finest. All levels of assistance and independence are available. The Willows, which is a group of duplexes for seniors,..." More

Lincoln Towers in Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
202 S Roosevelt Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
"I have lived here since March and it is a wonderful place to live. Staff is very supportive and caring. Everyone I have met is very friendly. My neighbors are courteous and caring. It is quite and..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Normal

    Normal, Illinois, is a college town next to Bloomington that was originally named North Bloomington. The name, however, was changed to Normal eight years after the Illinois State Normal University, which became  Illinois State University, was founded there in 1857. About 9.6 percent of the nearly 54,284 residents are senior citizens, and three assisted living facilities are operating in Normal to support the community with six more in the nearby communities. 

    In Normal, as with all of Illinois, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are expected to meet regulations and provide certain services, including meal service and assistance with cleaning and laundry. These communities are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Normal

    • Overall expenses in Normal are rated 89 against a U.S. median of 100, which may help seniors on a fixed income. Groceries, utilities and health costs are all less expensive than the national average. Housing is remarkably low at 79, which means it could be financially prudent for families to move to Normal to be near loved ones in an ALF.

    • Weather in Normal is generally pleasant during the warmer months, with summer highs in the mid-80s. Winter months, on the other hand, can see lows of 15 degrees. The area receives about 30 inches of snow in an average year, which can complicate visits from relatives.

    • The Normal area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Central Illinois Neuro Health Services and Saint Joseph Medical Center in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The violent crime rate in Normal is far lower than state and national averages. The property crime rate is one point lower than the U.S. average, which makes the town a reasonably safe place to retire.

    • Normal is located in McClean County, which generally has low ozone levels and received a grade of "B" for its air quality from the American Lung Association. Seniors with respiratory health issues may need to beware of occasional heavy particle pollution that could have a negative effect on pre-existing respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD and lung cancer.

    • Seniors may get a healthy dose of art and culture from various plays, exhibits and variety shows that are on or off the university's campus. ALFs usually provide transportation for these field trips to entertain the residents.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Normal

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,296.00 Peoria
    $4,245.00 Normal
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,957.00 Washington
    $3,758.00 Bloomington
    $3,458.00 Lincoln
    $3,065.00 Gibson City
    $2,750.00 East Peoria

    Assisted Living costs in Normal start around $4,245 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 Normal 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 Normal

    Seniors receiving Medicaid may be eligible for the Illinois Supportive Living Program and the Community Care Program, which help cover daily living expenses.

    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 Normal

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Normal

    Normal-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 Normal, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Normal

    • Review of Evergreen Place Assisted Living

      My mom is at Evergreen Place Assisted Living. They're very caring and easy to communicate with, and they provide lots of activities and opportunities for my mom. The staff is very informative and a... Read more

      Jackie
    • Review of Village at Mercy Creek

      My mother will be moving into Village at Mercy Creek. It's beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. The dining room and the menus are fantastic. There's a beauty parlor and a beautiful courtyard. It'... Read more

      S
    • Review of Evergreen Place Assisted Living

      I like the staff at Evergreen Place Assisted Living and the common areas were top-notch. The apartments were very small and the closets were like a coat closet. Everything else was fabulous. The bu... Read more

      Ann
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