The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, IL for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, IL

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Bickford of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
960 North Mulford , Rockford, IL 61107
"I toured the Bickford of Rockford. It was nice. It was a little bit more expensive than the one we chose for mom. I just didn't feel like mom would fit in there. It was fancier, and my mom is a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Cherryvale Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
"I toured Cherryvale Place. I liked that the staff was very outgoing. The whole building was very nice. It was just a little bit more money than the place we ended up choosing for mom. It was..." More

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Independence Village of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3655 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61114
"Independence Village of Rockford is very nice. I'm very happy with it. We tried their food, and the food was good. It is the closest in proximity to us. It's clean, very accommodating, and very..." More

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Grand Victorian of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3495 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
"We chose the Grand Victorian of Rockford for our mom. It is very nice. The people are very nice, and it is clean. So far, the staff has been absolutely wonderful. She has a studio room. There is..." More

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Morningstar Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
"I will be going to Morningstar Village in Rockford assisted living. They're going to take care of me after my surgery for 6 weeks. They're very kind. They're going to let me in, 2 days early with..." More

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Grand Regency of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
2114 S. Kishwaukee Street, Rockford, IL 61104
"Grand Regency of Rockford is within our price range. It is clean and my aunt seems to love the place. Any needs that I brought to them were addressed as soon as possible. She seems to like the..." 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

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

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Caring Star 2018

Cedarhurst of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
7130 Crimson Ridge Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
"My dad is now in Cedarhurst of Rockford. He has been there for two months now. Their staff is great. They're very attentive to the residents, and they're caring. The facility is nice and updated...." 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

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

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

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TLC Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
508 Roosevelt Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115
"TLC Living Community was very nice and clean. They didn't have any one-bedrooms available. They only had studios available. It didn't give you that cozy and warm feeling. It was like a hospital..." 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

    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

    $4,248.00 Freeport
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,804.00 Rockford
    $3,700.00 Beloit
    $3,568.00 Janesville
    $3,000.00 Sycamore
    $2,300.00 Brodhead

    Assisted Living costs in Rockford start around $3,804 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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Rockford

    • Review of Morningstar Village

      Comparing Morning Star Village to the other ones that we saw, you would not get much for your money. The rooms were small and it only had one small closet, a very small refrigerator, and a very sma... Read more

    • Review of Cedarhurst of Rockford

      My aunt was in Cedarhurst of Rockford before she passed, so we're very familiar with that place. We had stopped by there on and off over the last couple of years. It's just getting older and they s... Read more

    • Review of Cedarhurst of Rockford

      Cedarhurst of Rockford was very nice and they took time with us. The tour was good, the lady was very nice, she talked to me for quite a while and wasn't in a rush, so I appreciated that. She showe... Read more

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