Rock Island is a vibrant community with about 37,000 residents, 17% of whom are aged 65 and over. It has a very low cost of living, affordable and reliable public transportation and access to full-service hospitals, making it an attractive retirement option.  

Rock Island seniors who need help with some daily living activities find the care they need in assisted living. These facilities provide comfortable housing, daily meals and dynamic activities programs to help residents enjoy a comfortable, low-maintenance lifestyle. Some facilities accommodate small pets and have resort-style amenities, such as fitness centers, full-service salons and swimming pools. Monthly care costs vary, depending on the facility’s features and the scope of care a resident needs, but on average, seniors in Rock Island pay $4,350 per month for this type of long-term care. 

In this guide, we compare assisted living fees in Rock Island to costs in other cities throughout Illinois and other local care options to help seniors make informed decisions regarding their care plans. The guide also outlines options for paying for services through financial assistance and personal resources, and it highlights agencies and programs that serve seniors in the Rock Island region.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rock Island, IL

Fort Armstrong Senior Residence

1900 3Rd Ave, Rock Island, IL, 61201

Fort Armstrong Senior Residence in Rock Island, Iowa, is a favorite for residents and family members for its great food, full calendar of activities and hands-on staff. Residents enjoy singing, dancin … (read more)
Fort Armstrong Senior Residence in Rock Island, Iowa, is a favorite for residents and family members for its great food, full calendar of activities and hands-on staff. Residents enjoy singing, dancin … (read more)

Friendship Manor

1209 21st Ave, Rock Island, IL, 61201

I’ve been to Friendship Manor. They were very accommodating. They gave me a tour of most of the building and a couple of the units. It was a very nice facility. We basically figured out that my mother … (read more)
I’ve been to Friendship Manor. They were very accommodating. They gave me a tour of most of the building and a couple of the units. It was a very nice facility. We basically figured out that my mother … (read more)

2016, 2017

Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community

1575 W 53rd Street, Davenport, IA, 52806

My friend is now in Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community. It’s very nice. They have nice sized apartments. In fact, they just updated everything. They have bright hallways. They hung up new artwork … (read more)
My friend is now in Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community. It’s very nice. They have nice sized apartments. In fact, they just updated everything. They have bright hallways. They hung up new artwork … (read more)

2019

Senior Star At Elmore Place

4504 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA, 52807

Senior Star at Elmore Place is located in a quiet, cozy area of Davenport, a short distance from Pheasant Creek, medical facilities and a selection of shops. The facility offers independent living, as … (read more)
Senior Star at Elmore Place is located in a quiet, cozy area of Davenport, a short distance from Pheasant Creek, medical facilities and a selection of shops. The facility offers independent living, as … (read more)

Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill

1451 20th Ave, East Moline, IL, 61260

Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill was very nice and very friendly. There were lots of things to do. The guy that does the tours was very nice. I have nothing bad to say about any of it as far … (read more)
Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill was very nice and very friendly. There were lots of things to do. The guy that does the tours was very nice. I have nothing bad to say about any of it as far … (read more)

Heritage Woods of Moline

5500 46th Avenue Drive, Moline, IL, 61265

Very clean building with welcoming staff and the residents all seem very engaged and happy.
Very clean building with welcoming staff and the residents all seem very engaged and happy.

Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline

900 43rd Avenue, Moline, IL, 61265

Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline is just down the road from a large medical center and shopping malls, with quick access to major roadways, making it a top consideration in Moline, Illinois. Resid … (read more)
Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline is just down the road from a large medical center and shopping malls, with quick access to major roadways, making it a top consideration in Moline, Illinois. Resid … (read more)

The Fountains Retirement Community

3726 Thunder Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA, 52722

I’ve been to The Fountains Retirement Community. It was very nice and very beautiful. The staff was very courteous. They had fitness, theaters, cards, puzzles, and a library. The rooms were very nice. … (read more)
I’ve been to The Fountains Retirement Community. It was very nice and very beautiful. The staff was very courteous. They had fitness, theaters, cards, puzzles, and a library. The rooms were very nice. … (read more)

Quartet Senior Living

3150 Glenbrook Circle South, Bettendorf, IA, 52722


Avonlea Cottage #1/Quad Cities

2021 E. 1St St, Milan, IL, 61264

Avonlea Cottage is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Milan, IL, situated just south of Rock Island and Moline. Its location on First Street provides easy access to the shops and restaurants of Mila … (read more)
Avonlea Cottage is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Milan, IL, situated just south of Rock Island and Moline. Its location on First Street provides easy access to the shops and restaurants of Mila … (read more)

Courtyard Estates of Walcott

510 North Main, Walcott, IA, 52773

I am a friend of one of the seniors living in the facility. It seems like a wonderful place to live. The staff is always friendly and helps when needed. I enjoyed coming to the happy hour they have ev … (read more)
I am a friend of one of the seniors living in the facility. It seems like a wonderful place to live. The staff is always friendly and helps when needed. I enjoyed coming to the happy hour they have ev … (read more)

Grand Haven

201 East Franklin, Eldridge, IA, 52748

Grand Haven is situated in the community of Eldridge, Iowa, near to U.S. Route 61. This facility is close to Centennial and Sheridan Meadows Parks, as well as the local branch of the Scott County Libr … (read more)
Grand Haven is situated in the community of Eldridge, Iowa, near to U.S. Route 61. This facility is close to Centennial and Sheridan Meadows Parks, as well as the local branch of the Scott County Libr … (read more)

New Perspective | Silvis

1900 10th St, Silvis, IL, 61282

New Perspective is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Silvis, Illinois, minutes away from TPC Deere Run golf course and Twin Oaks Shopping Center. Residents and loved ones describe the facility as h … (read more)
New Perspective is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Silvis, Illinois, minutes away from TPC Deere Run golf course and Twin Oaks Shopping Center. Residents and loved ones describe the facility as h … (read more)

Ridgecrest Village

4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA, 52806

Ridgecrest Village is located in the heart of Davenport, Iowa, sitting less than a mile from Kimberly Road. The facility is directly across the street from NorthPark Mall, giving residents easy shoppi … (read more)
Ridgecrest Village is located in the heart of Davenport, Iowa, sitting less than a mile from Kimberly Road. The facility is directly across the street from NorthPark Mall, giving residents easy shoppi … (read more)

Bickford of Moline

3650 41st Street, Moline, IL, 61265

Bickford of Moline is located in a quiet area of Moline, Illinois, a short distance from the main street that offers a selection of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. This facility offers pe … (read more)
Bickford of Moline is located in a quiet area of Moline, Illinois, a short distance from the main street that offers a selection of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. This facility offers pe … (read more)

Bickford of Davenport

4040 East 55th, Davenport, IA, 52807

Located between a shopping center and a residential community, Bickford of Davenport is an assisted living and memory care facility in Davenport, Iowa. Visitors often comment on the cleanliness, the f … (read more)
Located between a shopping center and a residential community, Bickford of Davenport is an assisted living and memory care facility in Davenport, Iowa. Visitors often comment on the cleanliness, the f … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Davenport

700 Waverly Road, Davenport, IA, 52804

Good Samaritan Society-Davenport is located in southwestern Davenport, Iowa, and sits adjacent to Schuetzen Park, offering residents ample opportunity to get active outdoors. The forests of the park s … (read more)
Good Samaritan Society-Davenport is located in southwestern Davenport, Iowa, and sits adjacent to Schuetzen Park, offering residents ample opportunity to get active outdoors. The forests of the park s … (read more)

Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House

2546 Tech Drive, , Bettendorf, IA, 52722


Petersen Commons

1607 W 12th St # 2205, Davenport, IA, 52804


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Rock Island

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Illinois. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rock Island

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living, is responsible for licensing assisted living facilities in Rock Island and the rest of the state. This division ensures compliance with minimum standards by requiring facilities to submit annual renewal applications. It also conducts regular inspections to ensure safe, clean environments for residents.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rock Island

  • The air quality in Rock Island is fair, which may impact the quality of life of those sensitive to environmental pollutants. The American Lung Association gives the region a C for ozone pollution and a B for short-term particle pollution. To accommodate the needs of seniors with cardiovascular or respiratory issues that may be exacerbated by pollution, assisted living facilities offer plenty of indoor recreational activities year-round.
  • MetroLink provides public transportation services in the Rock Island region. It operates a dozen fixed routes seven days per week and has para-transit services for those who are unable to use the regular bus service due to age or disability. Seniors aged 65 and over can ride buses on the fixed route for free with the IL Benefit Access Program.
  • Seniors in Rock Island don’t pay state income taxes on nearly any type of retirement income, including Social Security benefits, income from public and private pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts. Illinois has high property and sales tax rates, but residing in assisted living may help older adults avoid these additional living expenses. 
  • One hospital, Trinity Rock Island, is located within the city proper, providing older adults with access to 24-hour emergency care and a range of inpatient and outpatient services. On average, people spend about 12% more on health care services here than in other U.S. cities, but fortunately, there are several programs and public benefits available to help qualifying individuals afford necessary care. 
  • The overall cost of living in Rock Island is about 25% below the national average, making the city a good option for those with restrictive retirement budgets. Real estate is especially affordable in this city and may result in more competitive assisted living rates. 
  • Rock Island has mild summers and chilly winters, which may appeal to those who enjoy seasonal weather. Summer high temperatures are in the mid-80s and winter lows are in the teens, and the city gets 28 inches of snow and 37 inches of rain annually. Assisted living facilities typically equip residents’ apartments with individual climate controls, helping residents stay comfortable year-round. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Rock Island

In Rock Island, assisted living rates are estimated at $4,350 per month, making the city an affordable place to obtain long-term care. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living facilities in Rock Island charge approximately $4,350 for services, which is lower than the respective state and national medians of $4,488 and $4,500. Peoria is among the few surveyed cities with cheaper assisted living rates, with residents paying $4,131 for care. In Chicago, care costs are about $500 higher than in Rock Island at $4,825. Rockford is one of the most expensive places in Illinois to access care, with rates exceeding Rock Island’s average by $900 at $5,250 monthly.  

$4350

Rock Island

$4488

Illinois

$4500

United States

$5250

Rockford

$4131

Peoria

$4825

Chicago

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living costs $4,350 per month. This is about $800 lower than the cost of personal care services in an individual’s home, which averages $5,148 per month for both homemaker and home health aide services. Older adults in nursing homes pay $6,327 for shared rooms and $7,239 for private accommodations, and those who obtain adult day health care pay the lowest care costs at $1,695. 

$5148

Homemaker Services

$5148

Home Health Aide

$1695

Adult Day Health Care

$4350

Assisted Living Facility

$6327

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7239

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Rock Island was not available, so data for the closest city, Davenport, IA, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rock Island

Rock Island seniors who meet the eligibility criteria can apply to the state’s Medicaid program for financial assistance with the costs incurred of residing in an assisted living facility. 

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 Rock Island

Rock Island seniors can get one-on-one help from several local programs and nonprofit agencies, making it easier to navigate the system, find the right assisted living facility and identify ways to pay for services. The following resource table also highlights social and recreational programs in the region.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(800) 788-6308 

The Rock Island County Senior Center is the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the Rock Island Region. It has information and referral specialists who help older adults find community-based services, such as transportation and legal or financial assistance. The center also provides a range of activities and programs for older adults, including defensive driving courses, tax preparation services, holiday-themed events, table games, crafts and access to computers. 

(800) 322-1051 

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging serves those aged 60 and over through direct services and information and referrals for community-based programs. Through this agency, Rock Island seniors can obtain health insurance options counseling, nutrition services and transportation.  

(800) 798-0988 

Alternatives for the Older Adult is a local nonprofit organization that promotes the safety and quality of life of seniors in the Rock Island region. It has a long-term care ombudsman who visits local assisted living facilities to ensure residents understand their rights and helps them resolve issues, such as not getting the services in their care plans. The ombudsman can also investigate complaints of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

(309) 558-3545 

The Rock Island County Veterans Assistance Commission connects older veterans with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, the Quad City Veterans Outpatient Clinic and the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Through the commission, older veterans and their families can access the benefits and services they’re entitled to, including help with applying for benefits that may help cover long-term care.  

2-1-1 

Illinois 211 is a phone-based information and referral service Rock Island seniors can call for help with connecting with community-based services and programs. It has information and referral specialists who help older adults find transportation services, durable medical equipment loans and congregate meals. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rock Island

Rock Island 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Illinois