Schaumburg is a suburb of Chicago and has been ranked among the best places in the nation to live. This village has a large senior community that accounts for about 15% of the 73,000 residents. Benefits such as its minimal crime, diverse public transit options and easy access to health care make it a great option for retirement living. 

Older adults who need help with some daily living activities often choose the convenience and comfort of assisted living. These communities provide individualized personal care services along with meals, recreational activities and housekeeping and laundry service. Some facilities have resort-style amenities such as pools, fitness centers and spas for even greater comfort. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the Schaumburg region pay $4,950 per month for assisted living, which is high compared to state and national averages. 

This introductory guide outlines senior care costs in Schaumburg and provides contact information for local programs and agencies that serve seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Schaumburg, IL

Sunrise of Schaumburg

790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Located northwest of Chicago is Sunrise of Schaumburg senior living facility. This award-winning community offers a neighborhood environment with the option of assisted living, Alzheimer’s and memory … (read more)
Located northwest of Chicago is Sunrise of Schaumburg senior living facility. This award-winning community offers a neighborhood environment with the option of assisted living, Alzheimer’s and memory … (read more)

Friendship Village of Schaumburg

350 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL, 60194

Friendship Village of Schaumburg is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, near the popular Woodfield Mall, and offers independent living, assisted living and full care. Guests praise the modern interior de … (read more)
Friendship Village of Schaumburg is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, near the popular Woodfield Mall, and offers independent living, assisted living and full care. Guests praise the modern interior de … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60169

Brookdale Hoffman Estates is tucked away in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, between St. Alexius Medical Center, the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve and an 18-hole golf course. Residents and visitors prais … (read more)
Brookdale Hoffman Estates is tucked away in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, between St. Alexius Medical Center, the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve and an 18-hole golf course. Residents and visitors prais … (read more)

Sunrise of Bloomingdale

129 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)
Sunrise of Bloomingdale in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is located just minutes from Interstate 355 and Old Town Bloomingdale. The homey facility sits atop a hill with a forest behind it. This is a moderat … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Alexian Village of Elk Grove

975 Martha St, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

Alexian Village of Elk Grove is located near I-53, across the street from the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and only minutes from several recreational parks and shopping venues. Residents commend t … (read more)
Alexian Village of Elk Grove is located near I-53, across the street from the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and only minutes from several recreational parks and shopping venues. Residents commend t … (read more)

Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale

285 E. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108

The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)
The second choice for us is Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale. It is close to dialysis. They provide transportation, and it seems easy to transfer your doctor’s care to their doctors. The staff who toured … (read more)

Lutheran Home

800 W Oakton St, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004

Lutheran Home checked all the boxes. They have intellectually stimulating activities like book club, bible study, and other things where you can really put your brain into gear. The staff was very fri … (read more)
Lutheran Home checked all the boxes. They have intellectually stimulating activities like book club, bible study, and other things where you can really put your brain into gear. The staff was very fri … (read more)

Victory Centre of Bartlett

1101 West Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL, 60103

Victory Centre of Bartlett is located near Route 59 South and only a few minutes from recreational parks and golf courses. The community enjoys favorable reviews for its courteous and professional sta … (read more)
Victory Centre of Bartlett is located near Route 59 South and only a few minutes from recreational parks and golf courses. The community enjoys favorable reviews for its courteous and professional sta … (read more)

Clarendale of Addison

1651 West Lake Street, Addison, IL, 60101

My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)
My mother has been extremely happy at Clarendale. I have visited there many times and always see a caring and helpful staff. Meticulous in detail. Many activities including daily exercise. My mom … (read more)

Mount Prospect Senior Living

1111 S. Linneman Road, , Mount Prospect, IL, 60056


Charter Senior Living of Poplar Creek

2150 W Golf Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60169

I did a tour of Charter Senior Living of Poplar Creek, and I liked them. It’s a smaller community. It was just for private pay, so it was a little over the price point for our budget. The appearance o … (read more)
I did a tour of Charter Senior Living of Poplar Creek, and I liked them. It’s a smaller community. It was just for private pay, so it was a little over the price point for our budget. The appearance o … (read more)

2014, 2015

Church Creek

1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

Church Creek is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, just minutes from the business district and easily accessible from Route 53. Residents love features like the buffet-style breakfast in the eleg … (read more)
Church Creek is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, just minutes from the business district and easily accessible from Route 53. Residents love features like the buffet-style breakfast in the eleg … (read more)


Asbury Court

1750 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL, 60018

My father was there for 3 days. He had a history of depression that the director of admissions was aware of and they allowed him to move. 3 days later he was having a depressive episode and they sent … (read more)
My father was there for 3 days. He had a history of depression that the director of admissions was aware of and they allowed him to move. 3 days later he was having a depressive episode and they sent … (read more)

2019

Westbrook Senior Living

110 W. Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL, 60107

Westbrook Senior Living is located in Streamwood, Illinois, adjacent to the peaceful sanctuary of the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve. Visitors praise the facility’s new building and numerous ameniti … (read more)
Westbrook Senior Living is located in Streamwood, Illinois, adjacent to the peaceful sanctuary of the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve. Visitors praise the facility’s new building and numerous ameniti … (read more)

The Radcliff

276 East Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL, 60191

The Radcliff is a new place and it’s got new management. The food is very good and my mom never complained about it. She has a studio room and the good thing about it is the price never increases. Jus … (read more)
The Radcliff is a new place and it’s got new management. The food is very good and my mom never complained about it. She has a studio room and the good thing about it is the price never increases. Jus … (read more)

The Oaks at Bartlett

825 Carillon Drive, Bartlett, IL, 60103

I went to The Oaks at Bartlett. I was given several pages of things to look for, and it checked all the boxes. I was told about the activities. I didn’t see any because it’s a brand new unit. They had … (read more)
I went to The Oaks at Bartlett. I was given several pages of things to look for, and it checked all the boxes. I was told about the activities. I didn’t see any because it’s a brand new unit. They had … (read more)

Plum Creek Supportive Living

2801 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

Plum Creek was a very warm and smaller facility. They seemed to have good coverage with a nursing staff available 24 hours a day, and a small common area like an indoor patio. They had snacks availabl … (read more)
Plum Creek was a very warm and smaller facility. They seemed to have good coverage with a nursing staff available 24 hours a day, and a small common area like an indoor patio. They had snacks availabl … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Schaumburg

To ensure a high standard of care for residents, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living, licenses assisted living facilities and requires them to follow regulations related to staffing, staff training, care planning and intake and discharge procedures. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Schaumburg

  • Schaumburg’s cost of living is about 7% higher than the national median and about 13% higher than the state average. Local housing and transportation costs tend to be high, which may make assisted living an attractive option for those with budgetary considerations.  
  • Schaumburg seniors have a variety of public transportation options, making the region easy to navigate even without a private vehicle. The city administers a discount program for taxi services for those aged 65 and over, and seniors can access free or reduced fares for Metra, CTA and Pace routes. Door-to-door bus service within the village is also available for a discounted rate for seniors through Dial-A-Ride Transportation.  
  • While seniors in Schaumburg pay state income taxes on income from retirement savings accounts, the state exempts almost all other types of retirement income from taxes, including Social Security benefits and public and private pensions. Property and sales tax rates are among the highest in the nation.   
  • On a 100-point crime index, Schaumburg scores 35.2 for property crime, with is roughly equal to the national rate of 35.4. However, violent crime is considerably rarer here than in the average U.S. city. This type of crime scores 10.1 on the crime index versus the national score of 22.7. It occurs at a rate of about 99 incidents per 100,000 people compared to the state rate of 407 and the national frequency of 379.  
  • Winters in Schaumburg tend to be cold and snowy with low temperatures around 13 and 33 inches of annual snowfall, which may be a consideration for those who rely on mobility aids. However, the city’s weather is pleasant throughout the rest of the year, with summer being the most comfortable season. 
  • Health care is affordable and easily accessible in Schaumburg, making it a good retirement option. Medical visits, inpatient hospital stays and dental services cost 6% less in Schaumburg than the average U.S. city, and there are approximately 261 physicians per 100,000 people compared to the national median of 210 physicians.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Schaumburg

Seniors in Schaumburg pay $4,950 per month for assisted living, making it among the pricier cities in Illinois for residential care. Statewide, communities charge approximately $4,575 per month, and nationally, seniors pay $4,300 for services.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Assisted living facilities in Schaumburg charge $4,950 per month on average for housing and services, making it the costliest region in Illinois for care. Those seeking care on a budget have several affordable alternatives to choose from, including Kankakee, which is about 85 miles away and has a monthly average of $4,841. In Decatur, facilities charge $4,269 per month, and in Champaign, care costs are a little lower at $4,163. Danville is among the cheapest cities in Illinois for assisted living, with fees coming in at $3,989.  

$4950

Schaumburg

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$4841

Kankakee

$4269

Decatur

$3989

Danville

$4163

Champaign

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living rates in Schaumburg average $4,950 per month, making it among the more affordable care types in the city. Adult day health care is cheaper at $1,614 per month and features personal care services in a daytime community setting. Home-based care costs a little more than assisted living, with homemaker services averaging $4,957 and specialized home health care costing $5,053. Nursing homes are the most expensive senior care option at $8,076 for semiprivate accommodations and $8,532 for private rooms.  

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$4950

Assisted Living Facility

$8076

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Schaumburg was not available, so data for the closest city, Chicago Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Schaumburg

Eligible senior residents of Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg

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 Schaumburg

Schaumburg is home to numerous nonprofit agencies and programs that serve current and prospective assisted living residents. Through the following resources, older adults can get one-on-one help with finding the right care option for their needs, obtaining financial assistance and locating services in the community. 

Resource 


Contact 


Service 


Township of Schaumburg Senior Services 


(847) 285-4541 


Schaumburg supports its older population by funding and administering a broad range of services. It administers the statewide Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative for those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Its staff members are trained Senior Health Insurance Program advisors and provide free, unbiased health insurance options counseling to help seniors make educated decisions for finding coverage to pay for assisted living. The office also provides information, referrals and benefits counseling.


AgeOptions 


(708) 383-0258 


AgeOptions is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Schaumburg region. This agency provides information and referrals to help seniors connect with community-based services such as nutrition counseling, transportation and health care services. It also has a long-term care ombudsman program with volunteers who advocate on behalf of those in assisted living. 


Kenneth Young Center 


(847) 524-8800 ext. 189 


The Kenneth Young Center is a nonprofit organization that serves qualifying members of the community through social and mental health services. It provides in-home assessments for older adults to evaluate their needs and determine the level of care they need. It administers the state’s free health insurance counseling program for seniors and the Senior Health Assistance Program to help older adults apply for Medicare Savings Programs and prescription drug assistance programs. It also has an elder abuse response program to intervene in cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation.


The Barn Senior Program 


(847) 524-7496 


The Barn is a senior community center that hosts games, congregate meals and social activities for older adults in Schaumburg. The center also offers free wellness clinics conducted by licensed nurses several times per month.


Veteran Services 


(847) 485-2772 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) 


(217) 836-3391 (Tuesday and Thursday) 


Schaumburg’s Veterans Services office provides a range of benefits to veterans in the community, including veterans’ discount cards, transportation services and information on local resources. It can also help veterans determine eligibility and apply for veterans’ and survivors’ pensions, disability compensation and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can help pay for assisted living.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Schaumburg

Schaumburg-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 Schaumburg