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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Joliet, IL for 2024

The city of Joliet is located in the state of Illinois and is situated about 30 miles southwest of the major city of Chicago. It has a population of 147,344 and around 10% of residents are aged 65 and over. Seniors in Joliet have access to excellent health care at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center, which is a teaching hospital that is rated as high performing in two procedures by USN.

Nursing home care is a long-term residential care option for seniors who are disabled or have chronic illnesses. A high level of medical care and assistance is provided around the clock which makes this an expensive senior care option. Seniors may want to look at alternatives such as assisted living and home care in Joliet. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost for a semiprivate room in a nursing home in Joliet is $8,076 which is about $300 higher than the national average.

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

This guide provides cost information for nursing home care in Joliet and surrounding cities as well as alternative care options. 

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Nursing Home Costs in Joliet, Illinois

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Joliet is $8,076 for a semiprivate room and $8,532 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

It may be of interest to compare nursing home care costs in nearby cities using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparison point. The average cost in Joliet is only slightly higher than the national average of $7,756 but is significantly more than the Illinois state average of $6,235.

The average monthly costs of nursing home care in the neighboring cities of Carbondale ($5,232), Springfield ($6,996), Peoria ($6,737) and Rockford ($5,825) are significantly less than in Joliet.

Joliet

$8,076

Illinois

$6,235

The United States

$7,756

Carbondale

$5,232

Springfield

$6,996

Peoria

$6,737

Rockford

$5,825

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who have not finally decided on nursing home care may be interested in the costs of alternative care options in Joliet. At the high end of the cost scale, a semiprivate room in nursing home care has an average monthly cost of $8,076 while a private room costs an average of $8,532 per month. Assisted living costs an average of $4,950 per month while adult day health care is the cheapest option at an average of $1,614 per month. Homemaker services and home health aide services cost $4,957 and $5,053 per month, respectively. 

Nursing Home Care Semiprivate

$8,076

Nursing Home Care Private

$8,532

Assisted Living

$4,950

Adult Day Care

$1,614

Homemaker Services

$4,957

Home Health Aide

$5,053

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Joliet, Illinois

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 Joliet, Illinois

The following resources may assist seniors who would like to remain in their own homes for as long as it is safely possible. One resource is designed to help those who have decided to move to a nursing home and need to find out about financial options that are available to them.

ResourceContactService
Care Services(815) 723-9713The City of Joliet provides a number of care services for seniors aged 60 and over to help them safely live in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. Some of the services offered include adult health day care, automated medication dispensation, emergency home response systems, in-home assistance and senior companion services. All of the services are offered free of charge but seniors do have to undergo an assessment to see if they qualify for the services.
Ovation Transportation(815) 723-9713 Ext 8495The Ovation Transportation program connects seniors who are no longer able to drive with volunteer drivers. These volunteers take seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping and to social appointments within a specified distance of the pick-up point. There is no charge for the service but donations are appreciated. Seniors need to book a ride well in advance to ensure that a driver is available.  
SHIP(800) 252-8966The Illinois SHIP program is funded by the federal government and aims to help seniors understand how to apply for Medicaid and the benefits that they may be eligible for. A counselor will guide seniors through the application process and help them to understand any sections that they may find confusing. The counselors will explain any funding that is available to help the senior pay the costs of nursing home care in Joliet. 

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Parc at Joliet

My sister has moved into The PARC at Joliet. We chose it because it was a short drive from where I live, so I'm able to go there frequently. She has a private room, which she requested. It's a...

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Tim

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Pearl of Joliet

My mother-in-law is at The Pearl of Joliet. They have dialysis in-house there, and she needs it every other day. It's comfortable. It's a little bit dated, but it's clean and comfortable. Currently...

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Barbara

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Spring Creek Nursing and Rehab

My mother is at Spring Creek Nursing and Rehab. The staff is friendly and helpful. They seem to do a good job of making my mother comfortable. It's homey. It's not fancy. I'm comfortable there, and...

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