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. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Joliet, Illinois

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

421 Doris Avenue, Joliet, IL, 60433

My aunt has moved into Sunny Hill. So far, I have been happy with it. They’re a county-owned nursing facility. They seem very caring and staff is good. They have been there a long time. The aide that … (read more)
My aunt has moved into Sunny Hill. So far, I have been happy with it. They’re a county-owned nursing facility. They seem very caring and staff is good. They have been there a long time. The aide that … (read more)

Symphony Joliet

306 North Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL, 60435

I normally do not write reviews but I came upon this page. My mom has been at this facility for 5 years in the Special Care Unit, meaning she has Alzheimer’s. This facility has changed drastically, a … (read more)
I normally do not write reviews but I came upon this page. My mom has been at this facility for 5 years in the Special Care Unit, meaning she has Alzheimer’s. This facility has changed drastically, a … (read more)

River Crossing of Joliet

3401 HENNEPIN DRIVE, Joliet, IL, 60435

My husband has been in River Crossing of Joliet. He is living there mostly for dementia. They take care of them. They notify me all the time with any problems. The staff is very friendly. He has a gre … (read more)
My husband has been in River Crossing of Joliet. He is living there mostly for dementia. They take care of them. They notify me all the time with any problems. The staff is very friendly. He has a gre … (read more)

The Parc at Joliet

222 N Hammes Ave, Joliet, IL, 60435

I have been in The Parc at Joliet for two and a half months now. The community is OK. Everybody speaks to each other, there are activities and you get to go outside. I’m here for rehab. The food’s OK. … (read more)
I have been in The Parc at Joliet for two and a half months now. The community is OK. Everybody speaks to each other, there are activities and you get to go outside. I’m here for rehab. The food’s OK. … (read more)

Spring Creek Nursing and Rehab

777 Draper Avenue, Joliet, IL, 60432

My mom was at Spring Creek for some rehab. They treated her well. She was there for about 3 months. I never really got past the conference room because it’s COVID times. I couldn’t do anything but mee … (read more)
My mom was at Spring Creek for some rehab. They treated her well. She was there for about 3 months. I never really got past the conference room because it’s COVID times. I couldn’t do anything but mee … (read more)

Provena Villa Franciscan

210 N Springfield Avenue, Joliet, IL, 60435

The staff is slow to respond to room calls and going to the nurses station is no different and you must address them to get a response . I was told that they would give you a 2 weeks notice prior to … (read more)
The staff is slow to respond to room calls and going to the nurses station is no different and you must address them to get a response . I was told that they would give you a 2 weeks notice prior to … (read more)

Salem Village Nursing & Rehab

1314 ROWELL AVENUE, Joliet, IL, 60433

This place could care less about it’s patients. It’s all about making the most money possible for the owner. They could care less about the employees as well, so the turn over and quality of much of t … (read more)
This place could care less about it’s patients. It’s all about making the most money possible for the owner. They could care less about the employees as well, so the turn over and quality of much of t … (read more)

Joliet Terrace

2230 Mcdonough St, Joliet, IL, 60436


Our Lady of Angels Ret Home

1201 WYOMING AVENUE, Joliet, IL, 60435


Franciscan Village

1270 FRANCISCAN DRIVE, Lemont, IL, 60439

Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)
Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)

Marian Village

15624 Marian Dr, Homer Glen, IL, 60491

Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)
Marian Village is a senior community in Homer Glen, Illinois, that is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, a Catholic order. However, people of all faiths are welcome to reside in these spa … (read more)

Smith Crossing

10501 Emilie Lane, Orland Park, IL, 60467

Smith Crossing is located just off the Orland Parkway and minutes southwest of the Orland Grasslands. Visitors praise the facility’s open layout and the underground parking and are impressed by the ch … (read more)
Smith Crossing is located just off the Orland Parkway and minutes southwest of the Orland Grasslands. Visitors praise the facility’s open layout and the underground parking and are impressed by the ch … (read more)

Holy Family Villa

12220 SOUTH WILL COOK ROAD, Palos Park, IL, 60464

My mom was in Holy Family Villa. She got very good care. The staff was attentive to her needs. The place was clean. You hear some things about nursing homes where they’re not very sanitary or kept up, … (read more)
My mom was in Holy Family Villa. She got very good care. The staff was attentive to her needs. The place was clean. You hear some things about nursing homes where they’re not very sanitary or kept up, … (read more)

Victorian Village Health and Wellness Center

12525 Renaissance Circle, Homer Glen, IL, 60491

My husband went to the rehab section of Victorian Village. It was clean, and he had a large, private room with a TV, a huge bathroom, and handicapped shower. The rooms were in a square around the outs … (read more)
My husband went to the rehab section of Victorian Village. It was clean, and he had a large, private room with a TV, a huge bathroom, and handicapped shower. The rooms were in a square around the outs … (read more)

Lemont Nursing & Rehab Center

12450 WALKER ROAD, Lemont, IL, 60439

My mom is still in rehabilitation. She is at Lemont Center. It’s a great facility. From what I can tell, the people that work there are fantastic. I haven’t been able to visit it, so I have no idea bu … (read more)
My mom is still in rehabilitation. She is at Lemont Center. It’s a great facility. From what I can tell, the people that work there are fantastic. I haven’t been able to visit it, so I have no idea bu … (read more)

Lexington of Orland Park

14601 SOUTH JOHN HUMPHREY DR, Orland Park, IL, 60462

I came into the facility from back surgery at Christ very hopeful of my recovery. My caretaker and her sister brought my belongings in a Harley bag as it would not fit on the ambulance stretcher along … (read more)
I came into the facility from back surgery at Christ very hopeful of my recovery. My caretaker and her sister brought my belongings in a Harley bag as it would not fit on the ambulance stretcher along … (read more)

Alden Estates of Shorewood

710 W. Black Road, Shorewood, IL, 60404

Very disappointed with the quality of care from the staff. My mom couldn’t walk and had to have staff to go to the bathroom. So many times she ended up wetting herself since staff took too long to res … (read more)
Very disappointed with the quality of care from the staff. My mom couldn’t walk and had to have staff to go to the bathroom. So many times she ended up wetting herself since staff took too long to res … (read more)

Lakewood Nrsg & Rehab Center

14716 S Eastern Ave, Plainfield, IL, 60544

The room my Dad is in is way too small for 2 people. Make sure if you visit that you make them show you the room your loved one will be in. The staff seem nice but it’s hard to overcome being pa … (read more)
The room my Dad is in is way too small for 2 people. Make sure if you visit that you make them show you the room your loved one will be in. The staff seem nice but it’s hard to overcome being pa … (read more)

Meadowbrook Manor – Bolingbrook

431 W Remington Boulevard, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440

Most nursing assistants are mean. If you don’t cooperate they tell the doctor that you need to be in/on the mental ward. Patients are left waiting to be cleaned from bowel movements because they are u … (read more)
Most nursing assistants are mean. If you don’t cooperate they tell the doctor that you need to be in/on the mental ward. Patients are left waiting to be cleaned from bowel movements because they are u … (read more)

Alden Estates of Orland Park

16450 South 97Th Avenue, Orland Park, IL, 60467

My husband has been to a couple of respites. Just recently he was at Alden Estates of Orland Park. I thought it was nice. I didn’t really get to see much of the inside because of COVID, but when I did … (read more)
My husband has been to a couple of respites. Just recently he was at Alden Estates of Orland Park. I thought it was nice. I didn’t really get to see much of the inside because of COVID, but when I did … (read more)

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.

$8076

Joliet

$6235

Illinois

$7756

The United States

$5232

Carbondale

$6996

Springfield

$6737

Peoria

$5825

Rockford

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. 

$8076

Nursing Home Care Semiprivate

$8532

Nursing Home Care Private

$4950

Assisted Living

$1614

Adult Day Care

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5053

Home Health Aide

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.

ResourceContactServices
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.