Wesley Willows

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, and Continuing Care Communities

26 Reviews
4141 N Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103
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Assisted Living Reviews for Wesley Willows

January 24, 2015

By Caring104976350

I visited this facility

Wesley Willows is very nice. They have a very nice balcony. If you want to go out and have your own little garden to raise a few vegetables, they have that facility for you. They have an excellent place where you can walk around the area. It is very large and new. It is very good. I think they have a washer and dryer in some of the apartments. The rooms were very nice and very spacious, and I was ready to move in. I really liked it. They have a lot of activities. They take you shopping once a week, and the churches were within walking distance or there would be buses taking you. The people I met were affluent but not snooty.

December 11, 2012

By Beth Donahue

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother has been living in the Assisted Living facility for over three years. There are beautiful rooms and you can choose one, two or even three rooms. Most rooms overlook the grounds which is filled with many trees. There is an option to have the nursing staff distribute medications for an extra fee. At Wesley Willows, there is care for every stage of your life. There is an Alzheimer's wing and a health care wing for those needing extra help. Across the road there is another building for those who are completely independent. Also there are beautiful cottages for the independent. Three meals a day are provided for those in assisted living. We are fortunate to have my mother at the best facility in Rockford.

October 30, 2012

By Nikki5

I visited this facility

My grandfather was a resident there before he passed away. He lived there for 5 years. He started off living in their residental area where they would have caretaker come and help them a couple times a day, then when he became sick he had to be moved to the in-house facility for more one on one care. The facility is very clean though the food is less than desirable. Everyone I came into contact was helpful with answering my questions about my grandparents and if they did not know they found the answer for me. I would recommend this facility to anyone.

July 05, 2012

By Squarix

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I don't like the thought of putting relatives into a nursing home, as it feels sort of like..."throwing them away" when they get too old or bothersome. But my half-brother's (on my father's side) paternal grandmother was diagnosed with alzheimer's 2 years ago, and she had begun hallucinating to the point where she couldn't take care of herself anymore. Anyhow, he selected Wesley Willows because of the positive reviews of friends and other family members, and how nice the facility looked in the commercial. The facility didn't disappoint in real life. They have the best assisted living facility I've ever personally seen. Like I said, I don't like nursing homes, but if I had to pick one for myself, this would be it. They even have the best resident in the world - a cute Labrador retriever puppy, to keep the residents company. Gladys doesn't understand much these days, but you should have seen her smile when she saw that dog.Also, the rooms and hallways are impeccably clean. Most old folks homes have a sour musty urine odor as soon as you walk through the door. Wesley Willows smells more like a hospital, with a clean bleach smell.Gladys is so happy when we come on Sundays - her memory is failing, but from what she can tell us, she's having a good old time there. They do take every step to make sure seniors are comfortable during their final years. And I appreciate that more than anything else.

April 04, 2012

By JJoeTine

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My great-grandmother lived in an apartment in Wesley Willows for about two years before she passed away. She loved it. There was always something going on. They had kids come and sing around the holidays, they had crafts shows and projects to do, she had a lady (nurse) come sit with her and visit once in a while, she just couldn't have been happier. She made many friends there and it really gave the feeling of community to her. Sometimes we would go visit and she would just have her door open and a few ladies around just chatting about their "shows". We would also eat with her in their dining room on a fairly regular basis. They were very accommodating to families and had special brunches on holidays including Mother's Day. The food was tasty and the staff was also so very friendly. We knew that she was in good hands. She was always looking beautiful and her apartment was always spotless. They were there for her at the press of a button but gave her the independence she needed. They had nice carpet and furnishing, a beautiful chapel, a pleasant aroma, and a good overall close to home feeling. The grounds are also very well kept, fresh flowers and green lawn! The "Willows" we call it, is a wonderful place.

February 06, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

We visited Wesley Willows Assisted Living while in the region looking at facilities for our uncle. We immediately liked the outer exterior, which appeared very well maintained. The grounds were nicely landscaped, with tranquil tree-lined walkways and seating areas. We could feel a very good energy when we stepped inside. We did not have an appointment, yet the staff was very accommodating and took us on a full tour. This facility had ample communal rooms for every activity imaginable, from reading in the library, to card games, physical exercise, ceramics and crafting and hosted meetings. There was a computer center, billiards room, woodworking shop, sewing and plant room, convenient post office, and a lovely chapel. There is even an art center and salon. We could see that anything a resident might need is provided here. The full service fitness center was very impressive, with regular exercise classes, swimming pools, an aquatic center and spa. They even have an indoor walking track. The personal trainers are on hand to ensure safety while assisting the seniors in every way they can. The living spaces were generous, and the studio and one bedroom we saw was beautifully decorated with lots of fresh air and light. All units were well designed, efficient and yet still spacious. The outside activities feature many interesting cultural events in Rockford -- which hosts music and art gatherings regularly. There was also a large auditorium for interesting group events. This facility can accommodate a variety of ambulation levels and as a resident's needs change, care can be shifted between assisted living, personal care, rehabilitation, nursing, Alzheimer's, memory, respite and hospice care. This is an extraordinarily well-designed, full service living environment for seniors that includes everything that our uncle needs. We were very impressed with this facility -- in fact, it is one of the best we've seen thus far. The staff is also exceptionally kind, caring and helpful.
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Independent Living Reviews for Wesley Willows

September 23, 2014

By Caring93642450

I visited this facility

The first facility we visited was Wesley Willow. They have everything. They have a section of the latest area now. It’s very nice and larger but much more expensive. It is geared to people who want to live a life yet without the problem of taking care of their home. Everything is done for you. They take good care of you until you’re gone. They have three pools and on hand people that would help you with exercise equipment. They were very very nice and very helpful, easy to talk to.
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Continuing Care Retirement Community Reviews for Wesley Willows

August 08, 2015

By Caring110393350

I visited this facility

Wesley Willows was a beautiful facility. They were very helpful. They had constant activities and good care. It could be wonderful for others who might have more resources because it's a buy-in basically. They provide the care until the day you die, which is wonderful, but you do need to have a lot of money to put down and then also a monthly fee. For the level of care that my mother needs, she would be in a room in a hospital ward. To me, it's not going to work for her. It's just not what I'm looking for right now for her. They have different levels of care. They have gorgeous duplexes, it's handicap accessible, and it's a huge campus. You can move from level to level depending on what your needs are, and I love that. The people are very nice, very friendly, very open, took a lot of time to tour all of the buildings -- they were great. They had a community garden area, and they had transportation available.

May 01, 2015

By Caring107918050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I've got two friends in Wesley Willows. It's lovely, really elaborate, and beautiful. It's the Cadillac of the ones down there in Rockford. It's more rural. They built several brand new, big apartment complexes, and they've got what they call the Town Center. They had a little restaurant there. I've been to a concert there with my friend. You pay your own real estate taxes, and then you pay the $1200 a month condo fee. It's kind of expensive.

December 15, 2014

By Terry40

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I liked the location of Wesley Willows. It was very close to shopping and all the stores that you need. The staff seemed to spend a lot of time just sitting around and not doing a whole lot. There was kind of a bad smell coming from somewhere. I did not see their dining area because I was just visiting someone. She seemed to be happy there, but she's passed on.

September 12, 2012

By bassmatt

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Wesley Willows is a well known and respected retirement community. There are many services available to their residents. They offer many different living arrangements to their guests such as full-time assisted living, as needed care, and independent living. They offer medical services and recovery therapy after surgery. My mother recently had hip surgery and used the facilities at Wesley Willows which allowed her to see her friends while recovering. The staff is very friendly and seems to truly care about their guests. They communicate with the families of there guests through newsletters. They also have activities for their guests such as field trips and ice cream socials. The grounds are always well kept and their buildings are maintained and several are newly built. I am very pleased that my mother is well taken care of.

July 27, 2011

By erdickey

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandma lives here in the main building and it's always very clean, staff is always available and friendly. My grandpa lived here as well until he passed away in Dec 2009. The room they moved him to for care was very bare (we brought a plant and things to help brighten it up for him), but the care and hospice were great. Always fun to chat with other residents in the hallways :)

July 26, 2011

By Beth Donahue

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is living at Wesley Willows. It is a wonderful facility which includes housing for all aging people. They have houses or cottages as they call them which are totally independent living facilities. They are beautiful! Also, there are two separate buildings...one assisted living and one that is more independent. In the assisted living building where my mother lives, they offer three meals per day. Also included are different levels of care which gives the resident security knowing they will be cared for no matter what. Wesley Willows also has an Alzheimer's unit and a rehabilitation unit for those who may have just returned from the hospital needing special temporary care. Wesley Willows has numerous activities for their residents. The only thing my mother wishes was that there was more to do during the day. All in all, an excellent place to be.
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  • Ownership Type: Non Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 42
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Refund Plans: 95% of Entrance Fee; Declining balance over 36 mos. (Price: 44% of Entrance fee) Also offer No Entrance Fee with higher monthly fees, and rental plan. Assisted Living and Nursing Care on discounted Fee-For-Service basis.

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