10 Memory Care Facilities near Chicago, IL

9 Memory Care Facilities in Chicago, IL


Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Provides: Memory Care
2710 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
"Sunrise of Lincoln Park is located just minutes from Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, Butterfly Museum, Lake Michigan's beaches, downtown Chicago and an eclectic array of small shops and..." More


Coles Supportive Living Senior Housing

Provides: Memory Care
7419 S Exchange Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649
"Coles Supportive Living adheres to a special program for adults 65 and older who need assistance to maintain their independence. Our supportive living community in Chicago South Shore is..." More


Hartwell Place

Provides: Memory Care
5520 N. Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640
"Hartwell Place was a very nice place, but they were in the middle of renovating it. It was a smaller, very cozy community. Since it's a total memory care facility, the residents were allowed to..." More


Colfax Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
8200 South Colfax Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
"Our company is based on the belief that our residents needs are of the utmost importance. Colfax Manor is a licensed 7 bed Assisted Living on the South Shore of Chicago. We believe in keeping our..." More

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St. Joseph Village of Chicago

Provides: Memory Care
4021 West Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
"Serving the community since 1894, St. Joseph Village is conveniently located on the northwest side of Chicago. Our Catholic senior living community offers an enriching and inspiring lifestyle with..." More


Norwood Crossing

Provides: Memory Care
6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
"We are a non-profit (501c3) senior living community located in Chicago's Norwood Park neighborhood. Our residential campus specializes in assisted living and memory support (including Alzheimer's..." More


Mercy Circle

Provides: Memory Care
3659 West 99Th Street, Chicago, IL 60655
" Mercy Circle offers independent living with dining options, Assisted living with care services, a specialized memory care Program, and high quality rehabilitation and skilled..." More


Belmont Village Lincoln Park

Provides: Memory Care
700 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
"Opening Summer 2019 Once open, Belmont Village Lincoln Park will provide the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building will maintain the look and feel of the area..." More

The Clare

Provides: Memory Care
55 East Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611

1 Memory Care Facility near Chicago, IL


Belmont Village Oak Park

Provides: Memory Care
1035 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
"Belmont Village Oak Park is located in the heart of historic Oak Park, a western suburb of Chicago. Our senior living residents don't have to go far to enjoy all the “Windy City” has to offer...." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chicago

  • Review of Hartwell Place

    Hartwell Place was a very nice place, but they were in the middle of renovating it. It was a smaller, very cozy community. Since it's a total memory care facility, the residents were allowed to wal... Read more

  • Review of Hartwell Place

    An acquaintance of mine asked me to help search for an assisted living facility in the Chicago area that specializes in people who have Alzheimer's. I found the Hartwell House on Paulina Street on ... Read more

  • Review of Hartwell Place

    Upon first encountering The Hartwell, one is more likely to be disappointed than impressed. A relatively small, vintage building (resident capacity is 29) tucked away on a sedate Andersonville side... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Chicago

As the headquarters of the internationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association, and with an array of dedicated programs and assistance centers on the disease, Chicago leads in the advancement of dementia research and offers world-class memory care options for seniors. It is estimated that there are more than 220,000 Illinois residents living with dementia, and the Windy City has several memory care facilities for families to choose from for their aging loved ones. In Chicago, as in the rest of the Prairie State, facilities offering memory care services must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to have Alzheimer’s special care units or centers. These facilities include life care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living and shared housing establishments.

  • The Chicago-Naperville area's high ozone pollution makes it one of the worst metropolitan areas in the country in terms of poor air quality, as measured by the American Lung Association. This may be a concern for seniors with respiratory health conditions.
  • Chicago’s overall cost of living is 23 percent higher than the national average, mainly due to expensive housing and transportation costs. Seniors enjoy significant tax savings since the state of Illinois exempts taxation on social security income, retirement account withdrawals and pensions.
  • Chicago is considered to be one of the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States due to its violent and property crime rates being significantly higher than the Illinois state and national averages. For peace of mind, families of seniors with dementia need to carefully choose memory care facilities with strong, reliable security systems.

Paying for Memory Care in Chicago

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$7,200.00 Oak Park
$6,640.00 Lincolnwood
$6,100.00 Oak Lawn
$5,860.00 Park Ridge
$5,413.00 Chicago
$4,800.00 US
$1,980.00 Norridge

Memory Care costs in Chicago start around $5,413 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chicago 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 Memory Care in Chicago

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Illinois page. Financial Assistance in Illinois Financial Assistance in Illinois

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Chicago

Chicago 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 memory care resources in Chicago, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

Memory Care Facilities in Chicago

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chicago

Chicago-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 Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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