14 Assisted Living Facilities near Rockford, IL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, IL

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Bickford of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
960 North Mulford , Rockford, IL 61107
"We toured Bickford of Rockford. We really liked it, it was a very nice community. I can see why the people live there. However, they want a $2,500 fee to move in there, and one other place that we..." More

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Independence Village of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3655 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61114
"I really liked Independence Village of Rockford. It had bathtubs, whereas the others didn't. They had an apartment that had a main room and two bedrooms off on the side; I really liked that idea...." More

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Cherryvale Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
"I visited Cherryvale Place. I liked their landscaping and the building. It was nice and the rooms were nice. They're small spaces. For someone who needs assisted living, I think it's perfect. I..." More

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Morningstar Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
"My dad moved into Morning Star for about 4 weeks now, and it's fine. The staff seem nice. He has a very nice room, and it's adequate, nice, and clean. The dining area is very nice, it's more of a..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Cedarhurst of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
7130 Crimson Ridge Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
"We saw remodeled rooms here, which were extremely nice. They had all new carpeting, fresh paint on the walls and new microwaves being put in. They were a bit on the small side for two people. We..." More

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Grand Victorian of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3495 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
"I really liked Grand Victorian of Rockford. The person that showed me around and that I talked to had a very good spirit about her. I liked the way that she interacted with the staff. I was..." More

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PA Peterson at the Citadel

Provides: Assisted Living
1311 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107
"I have my Mom here and could not be more pleased with the care " More

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Rockford Supportive Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2114 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61104
"I visited Rockford Supportive Living, and I liked them because they had good rates. They are very knowledgeable about the different angles I had to come in at, as far as the money he needs to..." More

Wesley Willows

Provides: Assisted Living
4141 N Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103
"Wesley Willows was very expensive, but the floor plan was nice, and the director was very kind. It was clean and had many amenities. " More

Heritage Woods of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
202 N Show Pl Dr, Rockford, IL 61107
"We've chosen Heritage Woods of Rockford for my parents, but they haven't moved in yet. It looked nice, seemed friendly, and clean. They were doing some crafting stuff. It looked very nice. I have..." More

Luther Center

Provides: Assisted Living
111 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61101
"Luther Center is just like an apartment complex. I chose this facility because it was cheaper than the others. Everything is good. It has access to downtown and everything, the stop is right out..." More

Anam Glen

Provides: Assisted Living
7978 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108
"I like that Anam Glen wasn’t carpeted and that it was all on one floor. There were only 16 people with dementia; it’s only dementia care, and they don’t take care of anything else. The staff is..." More

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Prairie View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
500 E. McNair Road, Winnebago, IL 61088
"My mom is at the Prairie View Assisted Living. It is good. The staff is very nice. They are very accommodating, and they keep me aware of what is going on. The room that she moved into is clean...." More

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TLC Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
508 Roosevelt Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115
"I liked TLC Living Community. It was furnished really, really nice. Whoever designed that place was really thinking because I don't think you can beat the designs in the rooms. They were very nice,..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rockford

    Located in northern Illinois on the Rock River, Rockford is known as "The Forest City." Residents of all ages can partake in the parks, arts and museums in the city. 

    In Illinois, assisted living facilities are known as assisted living or shared housing establishments and are regulated by the Division of Assisted Living of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Rockford area features 16 assisted living communities, with 12 in Rockford itself and another four in nearby towns, like Roscoe and Winnebago. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rockford

    • The biggest disadvantage of living in Rockford as far as weather goes is the amount of snow it receives from November to April. New snow falls in Rockford about 28 days per year, and the average yearly total is 36.7 inches. The high temperatures range from 29 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 85 degrees in July.

    • The cost of living in Rockford is 10 percent lower than the national average. Housing and utilities are the lowest expenses, which are 23 and 21 percent below the national average, respectively. Health care costs are 10 percent higher than the national average, and transportation costs are 5 percent higher.

    • Rockford has a high crime rate and is safer than only 4 percent of U.S. cities. The annual rate of violent crime in Rockford is 16.9 per 1,000 people, which is higher than the state rate of 4.36 and the national median of 4.0.

    • The Rockford Mass Transit District provides public transportation in Rockford. Senior citizens can ride for free with an RMTD ID card, which costs $5 and requires proof of age. The Illinois Benefits Access Program also provides free transportation to anyone with a Medicaid card.

    • Rockford has an array of community resources for seniors, including Rockford Public Schools, which provide regular activities for senior citizens, such as monthly luncheons, day trips and an annual craft fair, as well as discount passes to community members 60 and over. Specific activities are listed in a bimonthly newsletter.

    • The Rockford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including SwedishAmerican Hospital, Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Rockford

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,100.00 Beloit
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,590.00 Janesville
    $3,448.00 Freeport
    $3,156.00 Rockford
    $3,000.00 Sycamore
    $2,300.00 Brodhead

    Assisted Living costs in Rockford start around $3,156 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 Rockford 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 Rockford

    Medicaid in Illinois does not cover the costs of assisted living or shared housing. The Illinois Supportive Living Program can help offset the cost of services received in AL. Social Security Income recipients may be eligible for an Optional State Supplement (OSS).  

    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 Rockford

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockford

    Rockford-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 Rockford, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Rockford

    • Review of Cherryvale Place

      The staff is some of the rudest people I have ever had to deal with. I called and inquired about if anything has changed with the COVID-19 restrictions and all the lady could say is Nothing Has Ch... Read more

      David Sr.
    • Review of Grand Victorian of Rockford

      I really liked Grand Victorian of Rockford. The person that showed me around and that I talked to had a very good spirit about her. I liked the way that she interacted with the staff. I was introdu... Read more

    • Review of Cherryvale Place

      I visited Cherryvale Place. I liked their landscaping and the building. It was nice and the rooms were nice. They're small spaces. For someone who needs assisted living, I think it's perfect. I lik... Read more

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