Arlington Heights, Illinois, is home to 77,676 people, and almost one in five is aged 65 or older. This city has several facilities that provide expert care for seniors, including Northwest Community Healthcare, which features the Busse Center for Specialty Medicine. Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, only 16 minutes away, serves older residents as well.

Nursing homes are federally regulated institutions designed for older adults with profound, chronic illnesses or disabilities. These facilities provide skilled nursing, 24/7 medical monitoring, personal assistance and specialty therapies. Such extensive care makes nursing home accommodations more expensive than other senior care arrangements. In Arlington Heights, a semiprivate room in a nursing home carries an average cost of $8,076 per month according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is higher than the national average of $7,756. Individuals who do not need this level of support may find home health care or assisted living more affordable and suitable.

This guide shares costs for nursing home care in Arlington Heights and other cities in Illinois. It also discusses pricing for alternative care options. Finally, the guide lists local services and programs for the city’s aging population.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Arlington Heights, IL

2015, 2016

The Moorings of Arlington Heights

811 East Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

I was here for four months in the healthcare portion of the system, recovering from the loss of strength due to a severe bladder infection. I needed a place with physical therapy to recover my streng … (read more)
I was here for four months in the healthcare portion of the system, recovering from the loss of strength due to a severe bladder infection. I needed a place with physical therapy to recover my streng … (read more)

Lutheran Home

800 West Oakton Street, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004

I wasn’t impressed with Lutheran Home. They talked a lot about money. No one ever showed me around the place. They were more concerned about whether my mom could afford to be there. That turned me off … (read more)
I wasn’t impressed with Lutheran Home. They talked a lot about money. No one ever showed me around the place. They were more concerned about whether my mom could afford to be there. That turned me off … (read more)

Manorcare at Arlington Heights

715 W Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

Rooms were bland and depressing. My dad was here for rehab from a stroke and significantly regressed in his therapy while he was here. As soon as we moved him to a different clinic, he improved. Woul … (read more)
Rooms were bland and depressing. My dad was here for rehab from a stroke and significantly regressed in his therapy while he was here. As soon as we moved him to a different clinic, he improved. Woul … (read more)

The Moorings Health Center

811 East Central Drive, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

My mother went to the Moorings 3 times for rehab out of Hosp. first was such a relief as opposed to other scary cold facilities,seemed higher end all around,no complaints about anything.2nd visit,staf … (read more)
My mother went to the Moorings 3 times for rehab out of Hosp. first was such a relief as opposed to other scary cold facilities,seemed higher end all around,no complaints about anything.2nd visit,staf … (read more)

The Moorings Health Center

761 Old Barn Lane, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005


Transitional Care Of Arl Hts

1200 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004


Elevate Care Riverwoods

3705 Deerfield Road, Riverwoods, IL, 60015

I was a resident of Brentwood North Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. It was great, but it was just really confined. They had more cameras than a casino in there. Their staff was more hands on, and … (read more)
I was a resident of Brentwood North Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. It was great, but it was just really confined. They had more cameras than a casino in there. Their staff was more hands on, and … (read more)

Elevate Care Abington

3901 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL, 60025

My father is at Elevate Care Abington. It’s hit or miss. First of all, I don’t think they have enough staff, particularly seeing only a couple around several clients or people that need of care. So, t … (read more)
My father is at Elevate Care Abington. It’s hit or miss. First of all, I don’t think they have enough staff, particularly seeing only a couple around several clients or people that need of care. So, t … (read more)

Elevate Care Irving Park

4340 NORTH KEYSTONE, Chicago, IL, 60641

Hi Mom is 90 year old and a resident of elevate care of Irving Park I’m very very pleased with the care she is receiving. Since Elevate came on board, I have witnessed change for the better in terms … (read more)
Hi Mom is 90 year old and a resident of elevate care of Irving Park I’m very very pleased with the care she is receiving. Since Elevate came on board, I have witnessed change for the better in terms … (read more)

Elevate Care Niles

8333 West Gulf Rd, Niles, IL, 60714

Terrible! After moving my Dad into Elevate, I was unable to see the actually rooms when i would come into town because of COVID. Lisandra is terrible with communication. Josh is all about the money, n … (read more)
Terrible! After moving my Dad into Elevate, I was unable to see the actually rooms when i would come into town because of COVID. Lisandra is terrible with communication. Josh is all about the money, n … (read more)

Elevate Care Chicago North

2451 West Touhy, Chicago, IL, 60645

My mom was at Elevate Care Chicago North Rehab. It’s a nursing home/rehab center. She was there for rehab and wound care. It looked kind of outdated, but at least the first floor was clean. The room w … (read more)
My mom was at Elevate Care Chicago North Rehab. It’s a nursing home/rehab center. She was there for rehab and wound care. It looked kind of outdated, but at least the first floor was clean. The room w … (read more)

Elevate Care North Branch

6840 West Touhy Ave, Niles, IL, 60714


Elevate Care Waukegan

2222 Audrey Nixom Blvd, Waukegan, IL, 60085


Lincolnwood Place

7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, IL, 60712

A short drive from Chicago, Lincolnwood Place is located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, close to the Lincolnwood Town Center and Westfield Old Orchard. Residents and their loved ones describe this communit … (read more)
A short drive from Chicago, Lincolnwood Place is located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, close to the Lincolnwood Town Center and Westfield Old Orchard. Residents and their loved ones describe this communit … (read more)

Friendship Village of Schaumburg

350 WEST SCHAUMBURG ROAD, Schaumburg, IL, 60194

Friendship Village of Schaumburg is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, near the popular Woodfield Mall, and offers independent living, assisted living and full care. Guests praise the modern interior de … (read more)
Friendship Village of Schaumburg is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, near the popular Woodfield Mall, and offers independent living, assisted living and full care. Guests praise the modern interior de … (read more)

Wynscape

2180 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL, 60187

The staff are so caring and attentive. The nursing staff in particular are exceptionally competent and very aware of everything that is needed. The aids are cheerful and not at all afraid to help out. … (read more)
The staff are so caring and attentive. The nursing staff in particular are exceptionally competent and very aware of everything that is needed. The aids are cheerful and not at all afraid to help out. … (read more)

Westminster Place

3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL, 60201


Plymouth Place

315 North La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL, 60526

Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, is nestled in a tranquil residential area where residents can walk to the nearby Gordon Park or the city’s downtown area. Revie … (read more)
Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, is nestled in a tranquil residential area where residents can walk to the nearby Gordon Park or the city’s downtown area. Revie … (read more)

The Admiral at the Lake

929 W Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

My mom is at The Admiral at the Lake. It is very good. What I like about it is that it doesn’t have the ‘nursing home’ feel to it. It is more of a residential place even though my mom is in a skilled … (read more)
My mom is at The Admiral at the Lake. It is very good. What I like about it is that it doesn’t have the ‘nursing home’ feel to it. It is more of a residential place even though my mom is in a skilled … (read more)

2012

St. Joseph Village of Chicago

4021 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60641

St. Joseph Village of Chicago is a fantastic place. It’s run by a ministry, it has the religious services that my mom needs, the website is fantastic, the dining area, and the activities for the resid … (read more)
St. Joseph Village of Chicago is a fantastic place. It’s run by a ministry, it has the religious services that my mom needs, the website is fantastic, the dining area, and the activities for the resid … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Arlington Heights, IL

Nursing home semiprivate rooms cost an average of $8,076 per month in Arlington Heights. Private rooms cost an average of $8,532 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing monthly average costs for semiprivate nursing home rooms, costs in Arlington Heights are $320 higher than the average American city. Prices here exceed the Illinois state average by $1,841 as well.

Arlington Heights is among the priciest cities in Illinois for nursing home care. Rates in this city soar up to $2,251 higher than rates in Rockford. Prices here are also $1,536 above what residents in Kankakee pay. Nursing home care is $1,202 more expensive in Arlington Heights than in Danville as well. Bloomington’s cost difference is slightly smaller, averaging $1,080 under costs here.

$8076

Arlington Height

$6235

Illinois

$7756

The United States

$5825

Rockford

$6540

Kankakee

$6874

Danville

$6996

Bloomington

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Pricing is often a major consideration for families exploring senior care options for an aging loved one. In Arlington Heights, adult day health care is the cheapest choice at an average cost of $1,614 per month. Assisted living carries an average rate of $4,950, and home care comes to $4,957 per month. Home health care costs $5,053. Nursing homes are the most expensive arrangements, which cost $8,076 per month for a semiprivate room and $8,532 for a private room.

$1614

Adult day health care

$4950

Assisted living

$4957

Home care

$5053

Home health care

$8076

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Arlington Heights was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Arlington Heights, IL

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Arlington Heights, IL

Seniors and their families in Arlington Heights can reach out to the resources listed below for a variety of aging-related services. Some programs help older individuals delay out-of-home placement. Other services assist elders in choosing care options and transitioning into a nursing home when necessary.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 252-8966

The Illinois Senior Helpline offers free information and unbiased guidance for seniors through the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP). This service can also connect callers with the Community Care Program (CCP) that can help Medicaid-eligible adults 60 and older avoid entry into a nursing home.

(800) 699-9043

AgeOptions administers numerous home- and community-based services for seniors in Cook County. This agency is a portal for information, guidance and referrals for long-term care planning and support. Care Coordination enables some seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights, dignity and safety of long-term care residents and their families.

(312) 655-7700

Catholic Charities offers case management, nursing home prescreenings and money management counseling at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. This nonprofit also provides Meals on Wheels, chore services and advocacy support for seniors who are living at home.

(312) 376-1880

CDEL strives to uphold the legal rights and privileges guaranteed to income-eligible seniors. It provides advice, self-help resources and representation in cases involving public benefits, advance directives and adult guardianship. CDEL also holds neighborhood legal clinics to educate older individuals about powers of attorney, estate planning and veterans issues.