Assisted Living in Oak Park

41 Communities

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Oak Park Arms

408 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL
$$$$
31 reviews
Oak Park Arms in Oak Park, Illinois, offers residents and their visitors a quiet suburban setting on the west side of Chicago. This facility's location is conveniently accessible to O'Hare International Airport and several major travel routes. Reviewers appreciate that the hotel-like setup offers bedrooms with private bathrooms. Family members are pleased with the facility's focus on safety and the staff's friendly approach to serving the needs of their residents. The on-site... (read more)
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Brookdale Oak Park

1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL
$$$$
21 reviews
Located in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois, only nine miles from Chicago, Brookdale Oak Park is situated near the historic Frank Lloyd Wright homes and the downtown shopping district. The facility is described by residents and visitors as clean and pretty with patient, friendly staff. Family members give high marks for the lounge area that provides space for residents to engage in card and board games, and residents enjoy bingo, movie nights and guest speakers. Some of the am... (read more)
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Belmont Village Oak Park

1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL
$$$$
19 reviews
Located in Oak Park, Illinois, Belmont Village Oak Park is conveniently located near Rush Oak Park Hospital and the River Forest Town Center mall and many other sites in Chicago. Family members consistently highlight the excellent care their loved ones receive in this community. They also describe the facility as beautiful, with lots of windows, plants, pictures and many comfy chairs and couches to relax. The daily activities are also appreciated by reviewers, and the communi... (read more)
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Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan, Chicago, IL
$$$$
35 reviews
Iris: "I was impressed with Brookdale. I thought the rooms were OK. Some studios face the lake and others face the street. All the rooms were small and clean. I was treated well by the director who took us around. The dining setup was fine, and they had a library. The employees I came in contact with were fine and very friendly."
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Autumn Green at Midway Village

6700 S. Keating, Chicago, IL
$$$$
33 reviews
Mark: "The person I spoke to at Autumn Green of Midway Village was pretty knowledgeable. It seemed like a very nice facility, and they have 1- and 2-bedrooms. There are a lot of amenities. They have little activities like movie days and movie nights, they go on outings, and you can paint your room a different color if you want. It was conveniently located to public transportation. The washer and dryer was down the hall on each floor. The staff was knowledgeable and seemed very frie... (read more)
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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
$$$$
31 reviews
Lauren: "My father stayed at Brookdale Lake Shore Drive, and it is very nice and mostly for people who are independent and needing little assistance, but my father needed so much more. The place was beautiful, like a 5-star hotel. The dining room was immaculate, and the food was wonderful. The activities were constant and there was always something to do. They had doctors in the building, a bank, and a workout room, a general store, snack bar, liquor bar, two dining rooms, all the st... (read more)
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Sunrise of Lincoln Park

2710 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
$$$$
27 reviews
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Sunrise of Lincoln Park is less than a mile from the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Residents and their loved ones agree that this facility has a resort-like ambiance. Guests compliment the cordial, informative staff and the bright, clean and spacious accommodations. Residents enjoy participating in trivia games, Tai Chi classes and picnic lunches. The community gets plenty of praise for serving coffee and tea ... (read more)
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Autumn Green at Wright Campus

4239 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL
$$$$
28 reviews
Autumn Green at Wright Campus is located in a peaceful area of Chicago, Illinois, a few minutes away from Edgebrook Golf Course, Harlem Irving Plaza and the Kennedy Expressway. Residents note the friendly, helpful staff, who care about the well-being of every resident. Autumn Green at Wright Campus receives excellent reviews for its range of activities, including book clubs, gardening, Zumba and regular outings to shops and cultural events. Families are impressed by the ameni... (read more)
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Bridgeway of Bensenville

303 E Washington Street, Bensenville, IL
$$$$
15 reviews
Bridgeway of Bensenville is located in the heart of Bensenville, Illinois, close to the Bensenville Theatre, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Elmhurst and shopping venues. Residents and visitors give high marks to the facility for its friendly, helpful staff and spacious apartments. The community also receives praise for its cleanliness and the good, healthy food served in the dining room. Bridgeway of Bensenville residents play bingo and board games in the community room,... (read more)
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Lexington of Elmhurst

420 West Butterfield, Elmhurst, IL
$$$$
6 reviews
James: "Lexington of Elmhurst has the best value. It is also convenient to our kids who live in the Chicago area. The room is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath. It is larger than most of the other places that we looked at. The food was very good; we ate dinner there once. The place is clean. I am very happy with it. It has all the amenities we want. The only thing that we didn't get that we would like to have was a balcony. They don't have any at that location, but we feel that everything else th... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 41 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Oak Park is $3,818 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oak Park

In Oak Park, Illinois 12 percent of the 51,989 people living there are 65 and older with access to three assisted living facilities in Oak Park, along with an additional 54 in surrounding communities.  In Illinois, assisted living facilities are both licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Assisted living facilities are required to have caregivers available 24 hours a day to help seniors with daily tasks, personal care, and social activities. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oak Park

  • Oak Park is a very easy city to navigate without a car due to its numerous public transportation options. Pace buses provide routes throughout the town and connect to other suburbs. Oak Park is also connected directly to Chicago via Chicago Transit Authority bus routes and two elevated rail lines. In addition, the Metra commuter rail line runs through Oak Park. Seniors qualify for reduced fares on all of these options.

  • Oak Park's cost of living is 37.3% higher than the national average. Much of this is due to housing costs, but groceries, utilities and transportation are all a bit more expensive than average.

  • Since it is part of the Chicago metro area, Oak Park is close to world-class museums, arts and entertainment. Many assisted living communities arrange outings to see performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. The town itself also offers interesting things to do, such as the Oak Park Conservatory and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

  • The average January low in Oak Park is a chilly 18 degrees, and the area sees about 36 inches of snow every year. Summers are generally fairly mild with an average July high of 84 degrees, but high humidity can make it feel hotter than that at times.

  • The crime rate in Oak Park is fairly high. Only 17% of cities in the US have more crime per capita. The majority is property crime, particularly burglaries and vehicle theft.

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


Paying for Assisted Living in Oak Park

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$5,321.00 Elmhurst
$5,187.00 Lincolnwood
$4,750.00 Hinsdale
$4,025.00 Park Ridge
$4,000.00 US
$3,882.00 Chicago
$3,818.00 Oak Park

Assisted Living costs in Oak Park start around $3,818 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 Oak Park 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 Oak Park

There are several financial assistance options for eligible seniors in the Oak Park area, including HealthChoice Illinois and the Supportive Living Program (SLP), as well as Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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 Oak Park

Oak Park 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 Oak Park

Oak Park-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.