The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Plaines, IL for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Des Plaines, IL

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Asbury Court

Provides: Memory Care
1750 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
"Asbury Court is a former hotel, and it was set up like a hotel, so it's a clean, quiet setting. They have elevators. The staff was super friendly. They seem to have limited activities for the..." More

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Alden Gardens of Des Plaines

Provides: Memory Care
1227 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
"My dad has been there in memory care for almost 4 years. The staff has been wonderful dealing with him and being accommodating for my mom who visited everyday. When covid hit the facility rose to..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Sunrise of Park Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
1725 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068
"Touring Sunrise of Park Ridge was like touring a five-star hotel. It was great. The memory care was very clean and wide open. They have a lot of different things going on. They have a library and..." More

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Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

Provides: Memory Care
500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
"My sister seems to be doing fine at Belmont Village Buffalo Grove. I wasn't able to visit her because she is in Illinois, and I'm in South Carolina, but we get updates about her. The staff members..." More

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Bridgeway of Bensenville

Provides: Memory Care
303 E Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
"I would like to give a big five to Bridgeway of Bensenville. It was a blessing. They offer and provide respite care, which is very helpful to us. We left my brother-in-law there a few times for a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Belmont Village Glenview

Provides: Memory Care
2200 Golf Road, Glenview, IL 60025
"My husband has moved into Belmont Village Glenview. He's in memory care. It's a very attractive place. I was very impressed with how long the staff has worked here. There's real longevity in the..." More

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Celebrate Senior Living of Niles

Provides: Memory Care
7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
"We visited both assisted and memory care at Celebrate Senior Living of Niles. It was clean, and it seemed to be well taken care of. The residents seemed to be well taken care of as well. The memory..." More

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Sunrise of Schaumburg

Provides: Memory Care
790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
"I'm very happy with Sunrise of Schaumburg. My relative has been doing a lot better since she moved there. She's getting really good care, and she seems really happy. They have bingo, they help cook..." More

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The Carrington at Lincolnwood

Provides: Memory Care
3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
"My mother-in-law is going to The Carrington at Lincolnwood. We toured it, and we already put a deposit down. We saw assisted living and memory care. She will be going to memory care. She is not..." More

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Lutheran Home

Provides: Memory Care
800 West Oakton Street, Arlington Heights, IL 6...
"Serving seniors and their families since 1892. Programs include Hearthstone Assisted Living, My Tapestry Memory Care, Olson Pavilion Residential Nursing Care, My Solutions In Home Care,..." More

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North Shore Place

Provides: Memory Care
1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
"Located in beautiful Northbrook, Ill., North Shore Place offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in Assisted Living and Memory Care. North Shore Place is not only conveniently located..." More

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Aspired Living of Prospect Heights

Provides: Memory Care
708 N Elmhurst Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
"My friend moved into Aspired Living of Prospect Heights. So far, everything seems just fine. The attention and care my friend is receiving are well documented and appreciated. Everyone seems to be..." More

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Arden Courts of Northbrook

Provides: Memory Care
3240 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
" When I first started seeking support with my husband’s care, we chose Arden Courts for respite care. After very good experiences, it was an easy choice when the time came for permanent placement..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Emerald Place - Glenview, IL

Provides: Memory Care
1879 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, IL 60025
"My husband is in Emerald Place in Glenview. It's a memory care facility. What I like about it is the location, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and they made the moving-in process very..." More

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Clarendale of Addison

Provides: Memory Care
1651 West Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
"The memory care service is outstanding at Clarendale. The director takes great care of my mother in law, she is always involved in fun activities in memory care, when she was at home all she did..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Harbor House Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
760 McHenry Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
"Harbor House Memory Care was very neat and pleasant. There were no strange odors or anything. The staff was wonderful, professional, pleasant, covered everything that came to our mind, and was very..." More

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Norwood Crossing

Provides: Memory Care
6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
"We went to tour Norwood Crossing. It was a beautiful facility in a beautiful neighborhood, but the information that we were given was a lot. It was a little overwhelming. The room in the memory..." More

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Mount Prospect Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
1111 S. Linneman Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
"We chose Mount Prospect Senior Living because of the location and because they were so accommodating. They were not supposed to open until May, but they opened early and it just worked out for my..." More

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Amazing Grace Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
7432 West Talcott Ave , Chicago, IL 60631
"Enjoy daily worship in our breathtaking on-site chapel, surrounded by 19th Century stained glass and old-world architecture. Connect with neighbors over coffee at our cozy bistro. Roll a few frames..." More

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The Landing on Dundee Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
156 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
"My Brother & I searched several places for memory care facilities for our Dad. The Landings was the one we chose because it didn’t feel like a typical memory care facility. The rooms are very..." More

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Dimensions Living Prospect Heights

Provides: Memory Care
700 E Euclid Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
"We went to Dimensions Living Prospect Heights. The community itself was nice. The gal that was showing us around I don't think had enough knowledge to explain everything, so we just crossed that..." More

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The Sheridan at Park Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
510 N. Greenwood, Park Ridge, IL 60068
"The Sheridan at Park Ridge was wonderful. The facility was very clean and very nice. Our favorite thing was that the garden was right off the memory care. The rooms were very nice. They were not..." More

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Waverly Inn Memory Care Community

Provides: Memory Care
515 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
"We toured Waverly Inn, which is a memory care community. It was well-kept, it was newer than the other place I toured, and it was a very positive experience. I didn't meet a whole lot of staff..." More

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Arden Courts of Elk Grove

Provides: Memory Care
1940 Nerge Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
"Developed nearly 30 years ago, Arden Courts provides a unique approach to caregiving and was created to help people living with memory loss enjoy residential living, while receiving the..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Church Creek

Provides: Memory Care
1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 6...
"Minutes from the heart of downtown Arlington Heights and Northwest Community Hospital with easy access to Route 53, Church Creek is located close to the Arlington Heights central business district..." More

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Summit of Uptown

Provides: Memory Care
10 North Summit Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
"The staff at The Summit of Uptown are terrific. They are extremely helpful and have spent a lot of time with our family to ensure all of my mother's needs have been met. The people at the Summit..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Moorings of Arlington Heights

Provides: Memory Care
811 East Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
"This review is to help families looking for Memory care: The Assisted living /Memory support is a beautiful facility and some of the caregivers are compassionate. If your loved one has..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Central Baptist Village

Provides: Memory Care
4747 N. Canfield Ave., Norridge, IL 60706
"Central Baptist Village, a nonprofit senior living community with independent and assisted living, three levels of residential memory support and memory care, skilled nursing and short-term..." More

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Arbor Terrace Glenview

Provides: Memory Care
4700 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
"My mom is a resident of Arbor Terrace Glenview. I think it's a great fit. I was very pleased with the administration. She's only been there two weeks and I'm hoping that it moves forward. Their..." More

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The Radcliff

Provides: Memory Care
276 East Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
"This facility is absolutely amazing, clean, the food is good and staff is very attentive and friendly. We were able to furnish her room with her own bedding, pictures, TV, etc... which made it..." More

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Addolorata Villa

Provides: Memory Care
555 McHenry Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
"Situated on 17 beautiful rolling acres in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Addolorata Villa offers easy senior living that is enriching and inspiring. From comfortable assisted living in a..." More

ProMedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabil...

Provides: Memory Care
1920 Nerge Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
"My wife has been in Arden Court of Elk Grove for about a month and has not complained, unlike everybody else in the dementia unit. She looks good. She said the food is good. I don't have any..." More

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The Gardens at Arlington Heights

Provides: Memory Care
1625 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Height...
"My Aunt lives in this community. I am very impressed by the level of service that is provided to my Aunt. The staff here really cares about her, and they go above and beyond to keep her safe. ..." More

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Wickshire SL of Wilmette

Provides: Memory Care
615 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
" I liked the place, but it did not have availability. The staff was very helpful, the building was smaller, it only had 34 people, but it's well laid out. The rooms looked good, it looked neat and..." More

Bethesda Home & Retirement Center

Provides: Memory Care
2833 NORTH NORDICA AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60634
"Everything at Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care seemed to be very clean and very organized. I saw residents watching TV and they were attended to, so it looked like they interact a lot with the..." More

Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Des Plaines

    Des Plaines is home to over 58,000 people and more than 18 percent are aged 65 or older. As a suburb of Chicago, it's part of the largest city in Illinois, a state where more than 220,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. There are more than 130 memory care facilities in Des Plaines and nearby communities to help cater to people with dementia.

    Facilities in Illinois that have dementia care programs provide specialized training to staff and have higher staff numbers. They are licensed and monitored by the Illinois Division of Assisted Living.

    • Des Plaines is safer than 63 percent of communities in the U.S. and has been named one of the country's Top 100 Safest Cities by Neighborhood Scout. Violent crime occurs at a rate of just 1.05 per 1,000 people, compared to the state average of 4.39. Property crime is also very low at a rate of just 9.79, less than half the state average of 20.11. This may be reassuring to seniors and families concerned about safety.
    • The Des Plaines area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The cost of living in Des Plaines is rated at 119 on the Sperling index, compared to the national average of 100. However, this is mainly due to the high cost of housing. Day-to-day expenses, including groceries and health care, are less expensive than the U.S. average, which may leave the families of seniors in memory care with more money for memory care costs.
    • Seniors in Illinois will not pay income tax on money from Social Security, pensions or retirement funds, leaving more money available for memory care.


    Paying for Memory Care in Des Plaines

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $7,550.00 Elk Grove Village
    $6,883.00 Glenview
    $6,746.00 Park Ridge
    $5,915.00 Prospect Heights
    $5,525.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Des Plaines start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines

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

    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 Des Plaines

    Des Plaines and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 Des Plaines, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Des Plaines Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Des Plaines

    Des Plaines-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Des Plaines

    • Review of Asbury Court

      Asbury Court is a former hotel, and it was set up like a hotel, so it's a clean, quiet setting. They have elevators. The staff was super friendly. They seem to have limited activities for the peopl... Read more

      Joseph
    • Review of Alden Gardens of Des Plaines

      My dad has been there in memory care for almost 4 years. The staff has been wonderful dealing with him and being accommodating for my mom who visited everyday. When covid hit the facility rose to t... Read more

      Jenn A.
    • Review of Alden Gardens of Des Plaines

      I didn't like Alden Courts of Des Plaines. I didn't think it was for my mom. It had too much of that nursing home feel. The staff were friendly, but the people mostly were sitting around, and they ... Read more

      Lynn43
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