The village of Northbrook is a suburb of Chicago in the state of Illinois. It has a population of 32,958, and around 27.1% of residents are aged 65 and over. Northbrook is a peaceful community with a low crime rate and mild summers, making it a popular place to retire in the state. It is located just a short train ride away from the conveniences of downtown Chicago, giving seniors that live in Northbrook the best of both worlds. 

Assisted living is best suited to seniors who require help with the basic tasks of daily living such as driving, bathing, dressing and preparing meals. These seniors are no longer capable of living alone, but they don’t require the level of medical care provided by nursing home facilities. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Northbrook is $4,950, which is higher than the Illinois state average of $4,575. 

This guide provides a basic overview of assisted living in Northbrook. It discusses the costs of senior care in the city and nearby cities, the drawbacks and benefits of retiring in Northbrook and lists free resources for seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Northbrook, IL

2016, 2022

Brookdale Northbrook

4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Brookdale Northbrook is located in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, and is close to the Tri-State Tollway, shopping centers, hospitals and Camp Pine Woods. Residents and their loved ones gi … (read more)
Brookdale Northbrook is located in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, and is close to the Tri-State Tollway, shopping centers, hospitals and Camp Pine Woods. Residents and their loved ones gi … (read more)

North Shore Place

1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL, 60062

North Shore Place is older in their setup. I know a couple of people that are there already, and they don’t have any complaints about it. It has a full shuttle service for ten miles, I think in any di … (read more)
North Shore Place is older in their setup. I know a couple of people that are there already, and they don’t have any complaints about it. It has a full shuttle service for ten miles, I think in any di … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2016, 2022

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60016

Brookdale Des Plaines is located in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois, close to major highways, the Algonquin Woods and shopping centers. It’s a short drive from Chicago and all the big city … (read more)
Brookdale Des Plaines is located in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois, close to major highways, the Algonquin Woods and shopping centers. It’s a short drive from Chicago and all the big city … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Park Ridge

1725 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Sunrise of Park Ridge is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, close to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dempster Plaza and CVS. Visitors describe the facility as clean and bright, and they’re impressed … (read more)
Sunrise of Park Ridge is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, close to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dempster Plaza and CVS. Visitors describe the facility as clean and bright, and they’re impressed … (read more)

Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089

Belmont Village Buffalo Grove Senior Living is located near neighborhood parks and the Raupp Memorial Museum in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The facility’s professional staff members are described as warm … (read more)
Belmont Village Buffalo Grove Senior Living is located near neighborhood parks and the Raupp Memorial Museum in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The facility’s professional staff members are described as warm … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Belmont Village Glenview

2200 Golf Road, Glenview, IL, 60025

Belmont Village Glenview is situated in Glenview, Illinois, conveniently close to Northshore University Health System, Valley Lo Golf Club and West Fork Park. This facility receives high praise from r … (read more)
Belmont Village Glenview is situated in Glenview, Illinois, conveniently close to Northshore University Health System, Valley Lo Golf Club and West Fork Park. This facility receives high praise from r … (read more)

Sunrise of Highland Park

1601 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL, 60035

I visited Sunrise of Highland Park, and it was a very beautiful facility. They couldn’t accept my sister because she requires a two person assist. I thought that it was a beautifully equipped facility … (read more)
I visited Sunrise of Highland Park, and it was a very beautiful facility. They couldn’t accept my sister because she requires a two person assist. I thought that it was a beautifully equipped facility … (read more)

Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

708 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL, 60070

We were residents of Aspired Living of Prospect Heights. Overall, we liked the food. The food was really good. They had a problem with not having enough staff. When we called for them to come and push … (read more)
We were residents of Aspired Living of Prospect Heights. Overall, we liked the food. The food was really good. They had a problem with not having enough staff. When we called for them to come and push … (read more)

Addolorata Villa

555 McHenry Road, Wheeling, IL, 60090

The visit at Addolorata Villa was very nice. The staff was very friendly and open. The dining room was a little darker than I would like. The woman who took us around knew everything that you needed t … (read more)
The visit at Addolorata Villa was very nice. The staff was very friendly and open. The dining room was a little darker than I would like. The woman who took us around knew everything that you needed t … (read more)

The Landing on Dundee Senior Living

156 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL, 60090

I visited The Landing in Wheeling. None of the staff were that knowledgeable. I was with the saleswoman, and we talked about the pricing. That was three weeks ago, and they’ve never even called me bac … (read more)
I visited The Landing in Wheeling. None of the staff were that knowledgeable. I was with the saleswoman, and we talked about the pricing. That was three weeks ago, and they’ve never even called me bac … (read more)

The Wellshire Lincolnshire

150 Jamestown Lane, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069

My greatest regret about Wellshire is that we didn’t find it sooner. If my mother had been able to start her assisted living years in the arms of Wellshire, I believe that she would still be the bri … (read more)
My greatest regret about Wellshire is that we didn’t find it sooner. If my mother had been able to start her assisted living years in the arms of Wellshire, I believe that she would still be the bri … (read more)

Alden Gardens of Des Plaines

1227 East Golf Road , Des Plaines, IL, 60016

This is a small facility with a consistent and caring staff. I am a retired RN and so my standards for my mom’s care are quite high. I am very pleased with the medical oversight of the residents and t … (read more)
This is a small facility with a consistent and caring staff. I am a retired RN and so my standards for my mom’s care are quite high. I am very pleased with the medical oversight of the residents and t … (read more)

Dimensions Living Prospect Heights

700 E Euclid Ave, Prospect Heights, IL, 60070

What I like about Dimensions Living Prospect Heights is that it’s a smaller community. They have it broken down into 3 different neighborhoods, memory, skilled nursing, and assisted living. They seem … (read more)
What I like about Dimensions Living Prospect Heights is that it’s a smaller community. They have it broken down into 3 different neighborhoods, memory, skilled nursing, and assisted living. They seem … (read more)

The Wellshire Morton Grove

8415 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, IL, 60053

We chose The Wellshire Morton Grove. It has everything my mom needs, like three meals a day, checks on her every day, and laundry service. They have a beauty shop and everything is inclusive. They wil … (read more)
We chose The Wellshire Morton Grove. It has everything my mom needs, like three meals a day, checks on her every day, and laundry service. They have a beauty shop and everything is inclusive. They wil … (read more)

The Sheridan at Park Ridge

510 N. Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

I went to The Sheridan at Park Ridge. The staff was very, very good, very friendly, and very helpful. I watched them in the dining room with the residents in both the residence and in memory care. I d … (read more)
I went to The Sheridan at Park Ridge. The staff was very, very good, very friendly, and very helpful. I watched them in the dining room with the residents in both the residence and in memory care. I d … (read more)

Auberge at Highland Park

1651 Richfield Ave., Highland Park, IL, 60035


700 on Sheridan

700 Sheridan Rd., Highland, IL, 60040


Summit of Uptown

10 North Summit Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Summit of Uptown is located in the heart of Parksville, Illinois, a short drive from Chicago and close to restaurants, shopping centers and the Pickwick Theatre. Residents and their loved ones describ … (read more)
Summit of Uptown is located in the heart of Parksville, Illinois, a short drive from Chicago and close to restaurants, shopping centers and the Pickwick Theatre. Residents and their loved ones describ … (read more)

Westminster Place

3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL, 60201

We’ve toured Westminster Place, and the experience was all positive. They just opened, that was the first open house that they did so a lot of their services were not in place yet. During the open hou … (read more)
We’ve toured Westminster Place, and the experience was all positive. They just opened, that was the first open house that they did so a lot of their services were not in place yet. During the open hou … (read more)

2022

Sedgebrook

800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Northbrook

The Division of Assisted Living is the section of the Illinois Department of Health that issues licenses to assisted living facilities in Northbrook and across the state of Illinois. It conducts regular unannounced inspections of assisted living facilities to ensure they are following all state rules and regulations. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Northbrook

  • The majority of retirement income sources are not taxed in the state of Illinois. This includes almost all pensions, IRAs, 401ks, social security benefits and retired veterans benefits. These tax benefits make Northbrook a good option for budget-conscious seniors. However, Illinois does have one of the highest rates of tax on other sources of income in the country. 
  • The village of Northbrook is rated number 1 in Illinois and 39th in the United States on a list of the safest small cities in America. This relatively low crime rate means that seniors can feel safe living here and enjoying all that the area has to offer. Those seniors still a bit worried about crime can rest assured that most assisted living facilities have 24/7 security systems for the safety of residents.
  • As a suburb of Chicago, Northbrook provides seniors with all the benefits of living in a small city and enables easy access to all the conveniences of a big city just a short train ride away. 
  • The cost of living in Northbrook is 65% higher than the national average, and seniors will have to take this into account if they are planning to retire in the village. However, several assisted living facilities include transport, meals, activities, utilities and accommodation, making it easier to plan out a budget every month.
  • Northbrook has an average of 188 days of sunshine per year, which is less than the US average of 205, but it is still enough days for seniors to spend time outdoors enjoying the mild summer weather.  
  • Seniors living in Northbrook have no shortage of activities to enjoy. The city features over 500 acres of parkland where seniors can walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Northbrook Court is a luxury shopping center home to over 125 stores and a 14 screen movie theater. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Northbrook

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Northbrook is $4,950, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is higher than the Illinois state average of $4,575 and the nationwide median of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,950 per month, Northbrook is one of the most expensive options in Illinois, with only Rockford costing more at $5,113 per month. Nearby Kankakee has a similar monthly cost to Northbrook at $4,841. The cheapest city in the state is Carbondale, with a monthly cost of $3,750.

$4950

Northbrook

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$5113

Rockford

$4841

Kankakee

$3750

Carbondale

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Northbrook offers a variety of care options to suit the different care requirements of its seniors. Adult day care is generally the cheapest option; data for this type of care in Northbrook was not available, but the state average is $1,636. Home care and home health care are good options for seniors who wish to remain in their own homes, and both of them have an average monthly cost of $4,767. Seniors who require constant care should look at nursing home facilities which have an average monthly cost of $6,540 for a semiprivate room and $7,224 for a private room.

$4950

Assisted living

$4767

Home care

$4767

Home health care

$6540

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7224

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Northbrook was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Northbrook

In Illinois, the HCBS Medicaid Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities helps pay for services in some assisted living communities, but it does not pay for room and board.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Northbrook

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 Northbrook

Northbrook is home to several non-profit organizations and government departments that provide free information and resources to seniors living in the city. These services may be of interest to seniors currently living in an assisted living facility in the city and those planning to make the move soon. 

Resource
Contact
Service
(847) 291-2988
The Northbrook Park Senior Center is run by the Parks and Recreation Department of Northbrook. The senior center provides a variety of free activities for seniors aged 65 and over. Free activities at the center include fitness classes, computer classes, arts and crafts, book clubs, current events discussions, themed holiday parties and sewing clubs. There is a small annual membership fee. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford to contribute.
(847) 564-9558
The Northbrook Veterans Center is a place where veterans and their families can find support and assistance. The center can assist veterans and their spouses with applying for benefits they are eligible for. In addition, the center hosts several social events and memorial events for veterans and their families, as well as running regular support groups for those who need help. 
1-800-252-8966
The Illinois Department on Aging provides many services to assist seniors in the state. Counselors can help seniors apply for benefit programs such as free transport, tax credits and license plate discounts. The long-term care ombudsman advocates for the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and investigates any reports of elder abuse in care facilities.  Additional programs include a nutrition program, assistance in finding the right long-term care facility for each senior, automated medication dispensation programs, senior health assistance programs and community care programs. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Northbrook

Northbrook-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