3 Assisted Living Facilities near Sycamore, IL

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Sycamore, IL


The Grand Victorian Sycamore

Provides: Assisted Living
1440 Somonauk St, Sycamore, IL 60178
"We really enjoyed and liked The Grand Victorian Sycamore. It's very homey and comfy. We're looking forward to having Mom move into there. They have some raised gardening beds there, activities,..." More

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Lincolnshire Place

Provides: Assisted Living
710 Vellagio, Sycamore, IL 60178
"Mom is at Lincolnshire Place. It's a memory care facility, and the place is really nice. They have really great staff. The woman who runs the facility is very helpful and knowledgeable towards..." More

1 Assisted Living Facility near Sycamore, IL

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Heritage Woods of Dekalb

Provides: Assisted Living
2626 N Annie Glidden Rd, Dekalb, IL 60115
"Heritage Woods of Dekalb is pretty good, but they don’t have a registered nurse to administer insulin. The facility was large and it looked like they had activities. You can also go outside and..." More

Assisted Living near Sycamore, IL

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sycamore

  • Review of The Grand Victorian Sycamore

    We really enjoyed and liked The Grand Victorian Sycamore. It's very homey and comfy. We're looking forward to having Mom move into there. They have some raised gardening beds there, activities, gam... Read more

  • Review of The Grand Victorian Sycamore

    The Grand Victorian Sycamore was smaller and quieter than other places. The people seemed nice. However, it didn't have memory care. Once we found out that they didn't, we didn't even finish the tour. Read more

  • Review of The Grand Victorian Sycamore

    Grand Victorian is very nice and kept up well. They recently got new carpets, so they continue to update the place. The apartments are nice with a living space and a wall that separates them from t... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sycamore

Located 60 miles west of Chicago, Sycamore is a small community that encompasses an idyllic Midwestern lifestyle. Its quaint, historic downtown area is filled with locally owned shops and frequently hosts annual events, giving seniors the opportunity to really enjoy the city's four distinct seasons.

Seniors age 55 and older comprise 24.1 percent of the town's population. They have three Sycamore area assisted living facility options available, two nestled within the city limits and one in a community nearby. The Illinois Department of Public Health regulates these facilities, which provide private apartments to residents in an effort to help seniors maintain a lifestyle that's as independent as possible.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sycamore

  • The Dekalb Voluntary Action Center operates Sycamore's public transit route, which offers half-price fares for seniors. They also have a Dial-a-Ride service that transports seniors door-to-door, making it easy to run errands. This service operates on a donation-only basis for seniors age 60 and over.

  • The Sycamore area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kindred Hospital Sycamore, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Sycamore has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, an organization that has exercise programs for active older adults including Zumba, yoga and pickleball, as well as one senior center.

  • The cost of living in Sycamore is slightly lower than state and national averages. This could make finding budget-friendly prices on groceries and health care services easier for seniors.

  • Illinois seniors can enjoy money from Social Security payments, pension income and retirement account withdrawals tax-free. This helps offset some of their assisted living costs.

  • Sycamore’s crime rate is 39 percent lower than the Illinois average and 47 percent lower than the national average. The rate of violent crime is 85 percent lower than the state median and 82 percent lower than the national average, and the property crime rate is 29 percent lower than the state average and 41 percent lower than the U.S. average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Sycamore

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$4,625.00 Elgin
$4,482.00 Geneva
$4,236.00 St. Charles
$4,126.00 Algonquin
$4,000.00 US
$3,000.00 Sycamore

Assisted Living costs in Sycamore start around $3,000 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 Sycamore 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 Sycamore

Illinois has an optional state supplement (OSS) program that helps low-income seniors and seniors receiving SSI payments pay monthly assisted living costs. There is also a Home and Community Based Services Waiver Program that may help offset the cost of assisted living services. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

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 Sycamore

Sycamore 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sycamore

Sycamore-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.