Oak Crest Atrium Apartments

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

18 Reviews
204 S State St, Elgin, IL 60123
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Oak Crest Atrium Apartments

October 10, 2016

By Debra518604

I visited this facility

Oak Crest and Atrium Apartments was nice. It was very clean. The rooms were clean. No real complaints. One thing though -- where they have the people with dementia -- they didn’t have a bathroom in the room (they did have one out in the hallway), but I wouldn’t be able to tell if my father would have trouble with that. It was on a Saturday, and maybe that’s not one of the better days to go on a tour; it was pretty quiet. The staff and everything was very nice and friendly.

Provider Response

Thank you for your visit. I would just like to point out that we have two types of accommodations with and without the restroom in the room. Sometimes it is easier for assisting individuals to the bathroom when the location is accessible and throughout the entire building, as our restrooms are.The ongoing activity program only breaks for meals and special events. Come and visit again, your experience may be more positive.

October 06, 2016

By Mary656165

I visited this facility

I toured Oak Crest and saw some things that I liked and didn’t like. There were two heads of the place that were very nice, very helpful, and gave me general suggestions and frozen soup to take home that my mom loved. There were some great activities going on. They had a beautician on staff, a salon, a podiatrist, and a visiting doctor. They also had a little restaurant and private dining in addition to the dining area. The room was so small and didn't have a bathroom, microwave, or a little kitchen area. My mom would have to go to the bathroom across the hallway, which is a shared bathroom. It really wouldn’t have worked for my mom because my mom has an urgent need to go to the bathroom very quickly. Everything was locked up there. When the staff member showed me the room, she said, “She won’t be staying here very much anyway since she’ll be encouraged to be out and about all day.” I don’t think that I want my mom to feel like she doesn’t have the option to stay in her room. It was an old building that didn’t feel like it was good for mobility or to get around the place easily. It didn’t feel open.

October 05, 2016

By Sandra073813

I visited this facility

Oak Crest was a very nice facility, and the overall appearance was really nice. We did taste the food, and it was really good. The reason that my mom didn’t choose it was she did not like the layout of the apartment. I cannot remember the staff's name, but she was wonderful. The general dining area was nice and very homey. What we really love was where we ate; it was in the basement an actual pub. There was a bar, cabinet wine, and cocktails, and the food was really good. It was like walking into a pub; it was great. We also walked through the activity rooms, and they did look like it was something my mom would have liked.

July 28, 2016

By Kay472661

I visited this facility

Oak Crest was a very clean place. The problem was that they were expensive. The people were very nice, and they had nice meals, which their residents seemed to enjoy. Their rooms were very large and nice.

June 10, 2016

By Mary475432

I visited this facility

Oak Crest and Atrium Apartments was OK. Oak Crest was old and needed to be updated. The apartment blew me away. I loved that place. The staff was very nice. Most of the activities I saw were indoors, like arts and crafts, bingo, cards, and things of that nature. Three days a week, they have cocktail hour in their pub in the basement. They have this oversized kitchen where you can bring your entire family, make your own dinner, and sit down at the kitchen table for a family meal. It's pretty awesome over there. They gave me a walkaway with a bean soup that was very good. They had a little workout center and an outdoor deck. They had a theater room and sometimes people come in and do small skits or plays for them.

May 21, 2016


I visited this facility

Oak Crest looked great, and the facilities were fairly new. People we spoke to were very sensitive to our needs and what we're looking for. It was just a good option. The dining room was very lovely and everything was new, modern, open, breezy, had a lot of windows and very nice. They had separate kitchen and dining areas for families if they want to have a private party, a movie theater room, wine cellar, and a number of activities for a lot of interest levels.

March 30, 2016

By Caring Relative17

I visited this facility

Oak Crest and Atrium Apartments is a really nice place that felt homey. The building is old, but it's really nice inside. The people were very nice, too. I saw people walking around and doing activities. Someone was celebrating a birthday that day and everybody was enjoying their cake.

February 15, 2016

By Ron120140550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Everything is really good at Oak Crest Residence & Atrium Apartments. We are happy in that facility. Mom is really happy staying in that facility.

October 19, 2015

By Mary114225750

I visited this facility

The people that showed me around Oak Crest Residence & Atrium Apartments are very nice and accommodating, but there was just something about the place that didn’t appeal to me.
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Services and Amenities of Oak Crest Atrium Apartments


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Private Rooms /Suites

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Pub/Theatre/Art Studio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: We Have 24 Hour Nurses.
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Guidance Extra: We Offer A Scholarship Program After 5 Years Of Paid Residency

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Staff Patient Ratio: 3:1
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes


  • Licenses: Licensed Sheltered care
  • State Licenses: 3756
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About Oak Crest Atrium Apartments

Oak Crest was founded in 1904 by a group of local philanthropists who saw a need to care about older adults. The need continues and with the mission unchanged Oak Crest is now the leader in caring for adults with memory loss with the copyrighted Keeping program and a host of other original approaches to the rigors of old age. The truth is history and philosophy go hand in hand and at Oak Crest both are synonymous with caring about the best a person can be and maintaining a high stand in operations. Staff is dedicated with administrative personnel garnering unprecedented years of tenure and many others within the organization who come to love what happens at Oak Crest and have also maintained decades of service. That dedication is in fact what sets Oak Crest apart from most facilities of it’s kind.

The daily goal is to offer a warm, caring atmosphere that cannot replace home but can come close to it.

What Makes Us Special

Respect for the individual and their sense of place is of utmost importance, while the hope is to bring new and stimulating opportunities to enrich life. Family is a big part of every day and the feeling that one is never alone or without makes Oak Crest a special place to live,and be part of, from the inside out a good place to be.

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