The beautiful village of Westmont is located just a few miles west of Chicago and is accessible by commuter train, two airports and numerous major highways, making it a great option for retirement living. It has a little more than 24,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up nearly 18% of the population. While its overall cost of living is a little high compared to the rest of the state, retiree-friendly tax laws and affordable health care may leave more money in the budget for residential care services. 

For older adults who need help with daily living activities, the Westmont region has several assisted living facilities. These facilities provide standard services, such as personal care, meals, housekeeping and recreational activities. Some also offer amenities, such as libraries, fitness centers, restaurant-style dining and pet-friendly accommodations. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey shows that on average, local assisted living communities charge $4,950 monthly for care, which is high compared to state and national medians.  

This guide provides cost comparisons between assisted living services in Westmont and other regions of the state to help older adults make informed decisions regarding their care. It also outlines some benefits and drawbacks of living in Westmont and local agencies and programs available to older adults seeking local care.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Westmont, IL

Cordia Senior Residence

865 N. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL, 60559

My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)
My mother is in Cordia Senior Residence. I’m satisfied with the care. They have a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff is fine. Her room is perfect. They have a library, a grand piano, and exc … (read more)

Aspired Living of Westmont

407 W. 63rd Street, Westmont, IL, 60559

My husband moved into Aspired Living of Westmont. It’s excellent. I really like that they have a keypad, and they can come and go if they want, so they are not bound by the time that somebody is sitti … (read more)
My husband moved into Aspired Living of Westmont. It’s excellent. I really like that they have a keypad, and they can come and go if they want, so they are not bound by the time that somebody is sitti … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2022

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)
Brookdale Glen Ellyn is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in the center of a beautiful suburb to the west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Visitors notice the high activity of the seniors here, who have e … (read more)

Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL, 60532

Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)
Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)

2016

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)
Atria Park of Glen Ellyn is nestled between Newton Park and Interstate 355 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Visitors and residents alike agree that the facility has a well-organized layout, bright interior an … (read more)

Franciscan Village

1270 Franciscan Dr., Lemont, IL, 60439

Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)
Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)

Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

831 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL, 60187

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton provides easy access to the Rice Lake Square shopping mall and the Danada Forest Preserve. Residents and their guests praise the facility for … (read more)

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Dr, Lombard, IL, 60148

Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)
Staff are a gem! They take time to help me in the morning with brushing my teeth and hair. Hard to get them back tho after they move on to next person. There are call lights but takes a long time. Nu … (read more)

Sunrise of Naperville

960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60540

Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)
Sunrise of Naperville is in Naperville, Illinois, near parks and coffee shops. Clean, modern common rooms and apartments with a homey vibe are a highlight of the facility. Residents and visitors have … (read more)

Park Place of Elmhurst

1050 S. Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)
<p>Park Place of Elmhurst is part of Providence Life Services, a nonprofit organization with more than a century of senior living excellence. Our mission is “to enhance the lives of those we serve i … (read more)

Sunrise of Willowbrook

6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL, 60527

I visited Sunrise of Willowbrook. It looked identical to the other place, but it’s newer or renovated. It was clean. They showed me a studio, as well as a one-bedroom. They gave me a tour of all thr … (read more)
I visited Sunrise of Willowbrook. It looked identical to the other place, but it’s newer or renovated. It was clean. They showed me a studio, as well as a one-bedroom. They gave me a tour of all thr … (read more)

Lexington Square of Lombard

555 Foxworth Blvd., Lombard, IL, 60148

Lexington Square of Lombard is conveniently located close to Interstate 395 in Lombard Illinois, just blocks from Four Seasons Park and less than 2 miles from Yorktown Center shopping mall and adjacen … (read more)
Lexington Square of Lombard is conveniently located close to Interstate 395 in Lombard Illinois, just blocks from Four Seasons Park and less than 2 miles from Yorktown Center shopping mall and adjacen … (read more)

Anthology of Wheaton

219 East Parkway Drive, Wheaton, IL, 60187

My father spent some time here while dealing with an illness. I looked at many places, and took into consideration the amenities, cleanliness, and most importantly – the people. From every aspect I … (read more)
My father spent some time here while dealing with an illness. I looked at many places, and took into consideration the amenities, cleanliness, and most importantly – the people. From every aspect I … (read more)

Golden Age Assisted Living

5734 Thurlow Street, Hinsdale, IL, 60521

A wonderful concept of providing care. Instead of being an institutional environment, it is a comfortable single-family home that has been designed for this purpose. My grandmother loved the fact … (read more)
A wonderful concept of providing care. Instead of being an institutional environment, it is a comfortable single-family home that has been designed for this purpose. My grandmother loved the fact … (read more)

Aspired Living of La Grange

35 Shamut Avenue, La Grange, IL, 60525

I went to Aspired Living of La Grange. They have assisted living and independent living kind of combined. There are different floors for the different services. They’re not in separate buildings. It’s … (read more)
I went to Aspired Living of La Grange. They have assisted living and independent living kind of combined. There are different floors for the different services. They’re not in separate buildings. It’s … (read more)

Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care

2800 Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL, 60546

My mother moved into Caledonia Senior Living &amp; Memory Care. The people were very caring, the staff was really kind, and has been very accommodating with helping my mom. It’s a nice room, it’s basi … (read more)
My mother moved into Caledonia Senior Living &amp; Memory Care. The people were very caring, the staff was really kind, and has been very accommodating with helping my mom. It’s a nice room, it’s basi … (read more)

Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

550 Kildeer Drive, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440


2015

Dimensions Living Burr Ridge

6801 High Grove Blvd., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527


Lacey Creek Supportive Living

4200 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL, 60515

We have chosen Lacey Creek Supportive Living. We looked at it, and it was nice. It’s like assisted living, except for they will take Medicaid to help pay for it. It was nice. It’s a newer building. A … (read more)
We have chosen Lacey Creek Supportive Living. We looked at it, and it was nice. It’s like assisted living, except for they will take Medicaid to help pay for it. It was nice. It’s a newer building. A … (read more)

The Sheridan at Oak Brook

2055 Clearwater Drive, Oak Brook, IL, 60523


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Westmont

The Illinois Department of Public Health oversees assisted living facilities in Westmont and enforces minimum licensing requirements to ensure a high standard of care. The department ensures compliance through an initial and annual licensing process and by investigating reports of abuse or substandard care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Westmont

  • Westmont is among the more expensive cities in Illinois to live in, with an overall cost of living that exceeds the state median by about 17%. Transportation and housing expenses are particularly high here, but older adults who need personal care services may be able to reduce monthly expenses by transitioning to assisted living.   
  • Property taxes in Illinois exceed the national average, which may make assisted living a more economical option than owning a home in Westmont. Illinois taxes seniors’ wages at normal rates, but retirees don’t pay state taxes on Social Security benefits, pension income or withdrawals from retirement accounts.  
  • Crime is uncommon in Westmont, which may make the city a great option for older adults. Most recent crime data indicates that violent crime occurs at a rate of about 65 incidents per 100,000 people, which is considerably lower than the state and national respective rates of 407 and 379. Property crime is slightly more common but is still low compared to nearby and similarly sized cities within the state.  
  • Westmont’s weather is generally comfortable throughout the year and may be well-suited for those who enjoy relaxing outdoors or participating in therapeutic activities, such as gardening. July is the warmest month with temperatures in the mid-80s, and January is chilly with highs around 30 degrees. The city sees about 31 inches of annual snowfall and 39 inches of rain.  
  • Westmont has almost 400 doctors per 100,000 people, nearly double the national rate of 210, which may make it an appealing option for those managing health conditions. Numerous hospitals are located within easy driving distance, including Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale in Hinsdale. In general, health care services cost about 2% less here than in the average U.S. city. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Westmont

Assisted living facilities in Westmont charge $4,950 per month on average for assisted living services. This is approximately $375 higher than assisted living rates in the state as a whole and $650 more than the national median of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities  

Westmont is one of the most expensive communities to obtain assisted living in Illinois, with monthly care costs coming in higher than the state rate at $4,950. The only city where facilities tend to charge more is Rockford, where the average monthly rate is $5,113. In Springfield, care costs are affordable compared to Westmont but still exceed the state median at $4,860. Carbondale and Danville are cost-effective alternatives with respective monthly rates of $3,750 and $3,989.    

$4950

Westmont

$4575

Illinois

$4300

The United States

$3750

Carbondale

$5113

Rockford

$4860

Springfield

$3989

Danville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Westmont pay $4,950 per month for assisted living. While this is high compared to assisted living rates in other cities, it’s fairly consistent with other senior care options within the community. Older adults who prefer to live in their homes pay $4,957 per month for homemaker services and $5,053 for home health aide services. Nursing facilities charge $8,076 for semiprivate rooms and $8,532 for private rooms. Those seeking care with a restrictive budget may consider adult day health care, which costs $1,614 monthly.  

$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 Westmont was not available, so data for the closest city, Chicago Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Westmont

In Illinois, the HCBS Medicaid Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities helps pay for services in some assisted living communities, but it does not pay for room and board.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Westmont

Westmont seniors access services and support from a broad range of nonprofit organizations and programs. The following table includes resources to help seniors make decisions regarding their long-term care, including legal professionals, options counselors and information and referral specialists. It also includes resources to help older adults identify ways to cover assisted living services.  

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(630) 293-5990 

AgeGuide is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Westmont region. The agency is staffed with information and referral specialists who help older adults identify and access programs in the community to supplement or complement the services they receive in assisted living, including transportation, nutrition services and durable medical equipment loans. The agency also has health insurance options counselors who provide free advice and information on Medicare benefits and eligibility requirements for Medicaid.

(630) 407-5655 

 
 

The Veterans Assistance Commission serves older veterans in the Westmont region through advocacy and information services. Its trained officers help veterans determine eligibility and apply for VA programs that may help cover assisted living or medical services, including pension programs, Aid and Attendance, health insurance and VA medical care.

(630) 981-6200 

The city administers the Seniors & Special Services program to help older adults identify services and opportunities in the community. Through this program, residents get more information about the local senior center, as well as programs, such as friendly phone calls, recreational activities and the DuPage County Senior Citizen Council.

RSVP 

(847) 228-1006, ext. 103 

HandsOn Suburban Chicago administers the local RSVP, which provides volunteer opportunities to those aged 55 and over. Through this program, seniors can tutor or mentor children in the community through in-school and after-school programs and Pen Pals or provide literacy training for income-qualifying individuals. For their service, members receive invitations to annual volunteer recognition events, birthday cards and give-away drawings.

(630) 653-6212 

DuPage Legal Aid has licensed legal professionals who provide free information, assistance and representation for those aged 60 and over. Through the local office, seniors can get help with reviewing assisted living contracts and resolving billing errors or problems with quality of care. The office can also help seniors obtain public benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westmont

Westmont-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 Illinois