Situated opposite Missouri on the east bank of the Mississippi River is the city of Quincy. According to the 2020 census, 20.9% of its 39,463 residents are in the 65+ age group, above the national average of 16.5%, which suggests Quincy holds above-average appeal for seniors. Its affordability is a likely factor, as is the excellent air quality, low-cost transportation and medical services. It’s also home to a large number of parks suitable for strolling, hiking, picnicking and walking the dog. 

Assisted living communities offer a compromise to seniors who want to retain their autonomy but need help with daily tasks, such as cooking and cleaning. They provide secure accommodation tended to by housekeeping staff, meals prepared by chefs and social activities that can improve physical fitness while also enriching the lives of residents. The typical fee for assisted living in Quincy is $2,900 per month, saving seniors around $1,675 per month when compared to the state average.

This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Quincy and the costs of different types of senior care in the area. There’s also a list of free and subsidized resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Quincy, IL

Bickford of Quincy

4221 Maine, Quincy, IL, 62305

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Bradford Villa

1122 Koch’s Ln, Quincy, IL, 62305

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After placing a loved one here,I am so thankful and blessed for the outstanding performance of the staff and all they do for him.He really enjoys the place and along with him we both agree it is a bea … (read more)

Adams Pointe

213 N. 48th Street , Quincy, IL, 62305

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201 North 48Th Street, Quincy, IL, 62305


Casita Catherine Al

1510 N 10Th St, Quincy, IL, 62301


Bristol Manor of Palmyra

1815 South Main, Palmyra, MO, 63461

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HRT Lodge

3700 PALMYRA ROAD, Hannibal, MO, 63401


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Quincy

The Office of Health Care Regulation’s Division of Assisted Living, a part of the Illinois Department of Public Health, monitors, regulates and licenses assisted living facilities within the state. It can conduct unannounced inspections, force underperforming facilities to implement improvements and revoke licenses from those who fail to raise their standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Quincy

  • Quincy is a very affordable place to live. According to Sperling’s Best Places, which uses a U.S. average of 100 as a cost of living indicator, Quincy rates a 75.5. Although health care costs are above average, these can be offset by significantly lower costs for transportation and groceries. 
  • Instances of property and violent crime are more common in Quincy than the average city in Illinois. However, crime is often location-specific. Quincy’s safer neighborhoods are primarily those further away from the city’s center. Also, many assisted living communities have security measures in place to ensure the safety of residents as well as staff on hand 24/7.
  • Quincy Transit Lines is a curb-to-curb low-cost transportation service for the city’s seniors. It can take them anywhere within Adams County for any purpose, charging $2.50 per trip within Quincy and $6 for further destinations. The program operates a small fleet of minivans and wheelchair-accessible buses and operates on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • The primary medical facility in Quincy is Blessing Hospital, ranked #26 in the state and rated as high-performing in multiple treatments by U.S. News & World Report. There are also many physicians registered to treat Medicare beneficiaries, and the Illinois Veterans Home provides extensive medical services for vets and their spouses.
  • For most of the year, Quincy provides seniors with a comfortable climate. Although winter temperatures average at 18 degrees, snowfall is below average, and in summer the dial often touches a comfortable 86 degrees. 
  • Quincy could do better in decontaminating polluted land. It scores 11 points below the U.S. average of 87 on the EPA’s Superfund index. On a positive note, the city’s water quality equals the U.S. average. Also, Quincy’s seniors, particularly those with respiratory issues, will be pleased to know that its air quality is rated at 70, significantly above the national average of 58.

Paying for Assisted Living in Quincy

Seniors thinking of moving into an assisted living facility in Quincy can expect to pay around $2,900 per month. Data published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey also shows the city to be significantly more affordable than most in the state and the country. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Averaging at $3,750, St. Louis, Missouri, is the closest city with fees near those of Quincy. The closest large cities in Illinois are even less affordable. Decatur’s average costs are $4,269, while Springfield’s seniors typically pay $4,860 per month.

$2900

Quincy

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$4860

Springfield

$4269

Decatur

$3750

St. Louis, MO

$4163

Champaign

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

The survey doesn’t reveal adult day care costs in Quincy. The nearest approximation is the state average of $1,636. Assisted living is the next most affordable option, at $2,900, followed by home care and home health care, both of which average at $4,576, despite the latter also providing basic medical services. Due to their much higher levels of support, nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care. A private room in a Quincy nursing home costs around $5,870, while a semiprivate room is more affordable at $4,940.

$4576

Home care

$4576

Home health care

$

Adult Day Health Care

$2900

Assisted Living Facility

$4940

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$5870

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Quincy was not available, so data for the closest city, Columbia, Missouri, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Quincy

Eligible senior residents of Quincy, Illinois will find a number of state and federal assistance programs to help them with the cost of assisted living. These include Choices for Carethe Illinois Supportive Living Program and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Quincy

Seniors in Quincy have access to a range of free and subsidized resources provided by the State of Illinois, Veterans Services and nonprofit organizations. The following list is a few of what’s available.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 252-9027

The West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging provides multiple resources in the community. It can help seniors access low-cost transportation services in Quincy, compare various assisted living facilities to find the one best suited to their needs and refer them to specialist resources, such as Addicts Victorious and Triad, which works to prevent elder abuse. The agency also operates the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center, a community hub that provides a base for several clubs as well as arranging frequent trips for the city's seniors.

(217) 641-4961

RSVP offers seniors a way to make their days more productive and help their communities at the same time. Seniors can offer their skills and experience to help others in many ways. These can include tutoring others on subjects in which they have expertise, doing clerical work that enables first responders to devote more time to their duties and transporting other seniors to their medical appointments. There are also opportunities to counsel seniors new to Medicare and acting as a tour guide at local attractions.

(217) 224-3366

An extension of the Iowa City Healthcare system, the Quincy VA Clinic provides primary care and mental health services to vets and their spouses. The clinic can also provide individual dietary counseling for seniors concerned about their weight and social work services for those who need advice and support with legal issues, such as drafting a will and nominating someone for Power of Attorney.

(800) 842-8538

Seniors residing in assisted living who believe their rights have been violated can call on the support of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The ombudsman will investigate their complaints and attempt to resolve them with the facility's managers. At all times, the ombudsman works on behalf of the senior making the complaint. Families of assisted living residents and third parties can also register their concerns with the ombudsman.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Quincy

Quincy-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