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

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Zion, IL

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Rolling Hills Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3521 16th Street, Zion, IL 60099
"We chose them because it was closer, we knew some of the people there, and we had some experience with the nursing side of it. It's a smaller facility, and we were mainly looking for activities, so..." More

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Barton Senior Residences of Zion

Provides: Assisted Living
3500 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL 60099
"My mother will be moving into Barton Senior Residences of Zion. The building was beautiful and clean. They had stuff for the residents to do. They had a chapel there that Mom could go to. It was a..." More

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Sunrise of Gurnee

Provides: Assisted Living
500 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
"Sunrise of Gurnee was a very friendly community. It looked like more of a resort hotel than an institution. I was impressed with just the way it looked. It was very clean and well-organized. It..." More

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Library Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7905 36th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142
"The building is always spotless and the staff is extremely attentive to residents and visitors. All inquiries are handled quickly. It is a perfect size so residents and visitors feel like one big..." More

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Galloway Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4601 W Yorkhouse Rd, Wadsworth, IL 60083
"Galloway Senior Living Is Your Premier Choice For Assisted Living And Memory Care In Wadsworth, Gurnee, Libertyville, Pleasant Prairie, And Waukegan, Illinois. As longtime area residents, we..." More

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Cedarhurst of Kenosha

Provides: Assisted Living
8351 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143
"My mother is at Cedarhurst of Kenosha. They've got very friendly staff. They're very concerned about her care. They have a lot of activities. It's very clean. I would live there myself. They have..." More

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Gurnee Place Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
505 N Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031
"This facility is currently dangerously understaffed and lacking qualified caregivers. Constant turnover of caregivers and admins. Incomplete or incorrect critical medication dispensing, failure to..." More

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Theresa's Home Care LLC II

Provides: Assisted Living
5044 Darlene Drive, Gurnee, IL 60030
"My husband has been with Theresa for 6 years. I am extremely happy with the care and caregivers. The caregiver to resident level is 4-5 to 1. You do not see that at the big corporate facilities...." More

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Heritage Woods of Gurnee

Provides: Assisted Living
3775 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031
"We were impressed with Heritage Woods of Gurnee. The girl who took us around was very friendly, knowledgeable, knew pretty much everything, and answered all of the questions we had. She took us to..." More

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Frontida's Azalea Place

Provides: Assisted Living
8322 14th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53143
"Caring for someone with depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety can be difficult. Frontida caregivers are consistent support to our residents who need routine meals, on-time medications,..." More

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Shepherd Premier Senior Living -

Provides: Assisted Living
5631 Manchester Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
"Our Mission Gurnee Manor is committed to providing outstanding care while fostering a comfortable, home environment. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where residents are encouraged to prolong..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Zion

    Located along the western shores of Lake Michigan near the Wisconsin border, the dynamic city of Zion is a place known for celebrating its history. While only 10.7% of the residents are aged 65 and over, the city has two assisted living communities in town and an additional seven located nearby. In Zion and throughout the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health regulates four distinct types of assisted living facilities under one set of rules: assisted living establishments, shared housing establishments, sheltered care facilities and supportive living facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Zion

    • Much of the arts and culture in Zion reflects the city's love of history. Seniors in the area enjoy many different historical spots, including the Zion Museum. Also known as the Shiloh House, this converted mansion features many original and restored objects that were part of the city's early development.
    • Seniors concerned about security and safety should be aware that Zion has relatively high rates of crime. The violent crime rate is 13.7 points higher than the national average of 22.7, while the property crime rate is 7.6 points higher than the national average of 35.4.
    • Lake Country, where Zion is located, gets a grade of F for ozone pollution from the American Lung Association. Seniors who like to go outside should check the daily air quality before venturing out as ozone pollution can cause various cardiovascular and respiratory problems.
    • Seniors looking for a more affordable place for assisted living may find Zion an appealing location. The cost of living here is 9.2 points below the national average of 100 and 10.7 points below the Illinois state average of 101.5.
    • Many seniors in Zion benefit from Illinois' friendly tax policies for retirees. Full deductions are provided for all income from Social Security, private and public pensions as well as retirement savings accounts. There is a 1% state tax on pharmaceuticals.
    • Zion has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Waukegan.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Zion

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,550.00 Pleasant Prairie
    $4,417.00 Libertyville
    $4,299.00 Gurnee
    $4,200.00 Grayslake
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,842.00 Kenosha

    Assisted Living costs in Zion start around $0 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 Zion 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 Zion

    Seniors in Zion who qualify for Medicaid will be able to find public financial aid for assisted living. The HCBS Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities covers the cost of supportive services, including personal care assistance and medication management, in assisted living communities.

    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 Zion

    Zion 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 Zion, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Zion

    Zion-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 Zion

    • Review of Barton Senior Residences of Zion

      I moved my mom, who is very resistant to the move in late August 2023, and within days of being there she decided that she loved it. She still has her own independence, however, assistance is there... Read more

    • Review of Barton Senior Residences of Zion

      My aunt lived at barton and the place is Infested with mice! Read more

    • Review of Barton Senior Residences of Zion

      I looked at Barton Senior Residences of Zion. It was good. That's a place that I would seriously consider living, but the studios were just so tiny. I downsized from a three-story-three-bedroom hou... Read more

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