13 Assisted Living Facilities near Rockford, IL

12 Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, IL

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Bickford of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
960 North Mulford , Rockford, IL 61107
"The layout of Bickford of Rockford is good. The dining room and community room are in the middle of the apartments. The apartments are the biggest I've seen. They have outings and other activities...." More

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Grand Victorian of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3495 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL 61114
"Grand Victorian was strictly assisted living. They said that under state law they could not take Mom because she had been in a memory care place before, and they could not accept her in just an..." More

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Morning Star Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
"Morning Star Village is a great location. My mom is thriving there. She's like her old self. She receives great care. It's very efficient. The move-in was very well managed. They've been very..." More

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Independence Village of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
3655 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61114
"Mom liked it in Independence Village of Rockford while she was there. They were really nice. The dining room felt like you're at a 5-star restaurant, because they have four at a table. It 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
"My impression of Rockford Supportive Living Facility was very good. It's not that attractive but it was very nice. They’re planning on remodeling, and we met quite a few of the residents who were..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Crimson Pointe Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7130 Crimson Ridge Road, Rockford, IL 61107
"Crimson Pointe Senior Living was nice, a little larger, and OK. The rooms were slightly bigger. The staff was accommodating, gave the tour, and showed us the different places where the residents..." More

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Wesley Willows Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4141 North Rockton, 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 2016

Cherryvale Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
"Brookdale Rockford is friendly. They're taking care of my mom well. She is in a studio apartment that they clean twice a week. They also do her laundry and escort her if she needs it. I have no..." More

Heritage Woods of Rockford

Provides: Assisted Living
202 N Show Pl Dr, Rockford, IL 61107
"We took my father-in-law to Heritage Woods after his wife passed away and he could no longer care for himself. The process was made very easy, and he was happy to be with people again. The staff..." 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

1 Assisted Living Facility near Rockford, IL

Prairie View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
500 E McNair Road, Winnebago, IL 61088
"Prairie View Assisted Living is across the street from the school and only has about 30 rooms. It was not something that I was interested in, but it was nice, the food was good, and they were very..." More

Assisted Living near Rockford, IL

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Rockford

  • Review of Bickford of Rockford

    My grandmother has moved into Bickford of Rockford. The appearance is nice, open, and seems comfortable. However, it seems very disorganized. My grandmother was there for almost two weeks before sh... Read more

    Concerned Care0127
  • Review of Morning Star Village

    Morning Star Village is a great location. My mom is thriving there. She's like her old self. She receives great care. It's very efficient. The move-in was very well managed. They've been very atten... Read more

    Bill
  • Review of Independence Village of Rockford

    Mom liked it in Independence Village of Rockford while she was there. They were really nice. The dining room felt like you're at a 5-star restaurant, because they have four at a table. It was beaut... Read more

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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

$4,000.00 US
$3,900.00 Beloit
$3,590.00 Janesville
$3,448.00 Freeport
$3,159.00 Rockford
$3,000.00 Sycamore
$2,300.00 Brodhead

Assisted Living costs in Rockford start around $3,159 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. Financial Assistance in Illinois Financial Assistance 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 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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