Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Oak Park, IL for 2024

Oak Park offers a good standard of suburban living for seniors who appreciate tree-lined streets and a gentler pace of life than nearby Chicago. Of its estimated 52,381residents, 14.7% are aged 65 and over. Approximately 59 hospitals are within easy reach, ensuring seniors can get high-quality medical care, such as the high-performing geriatrics department at Rush Oak Park Hospital. There are also 50 nursing homes in and around the village, each dedicated to providing high levels of care for vulnerable seniors.

Oak Park’s nursing homes lean towards the high end of the cost scale for Illinois. Figures published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveal the average cost of a semiprivate room to be $8,076, while the state average is $6,235. However, when compared to the national average of $7,756, Oak Park doesn’t seem quite so costly. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than other forms of care due to the higher level of services they offer, although alternatives, such as assisted living and home health care may be worth considering.

This guide discusses the costs of other forms of care in Oak Park in more detail and some resources that may aid its seniors.

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

Nursing Home Facilities in Oak Park, Illinois

93 Results

Filters

93 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

1

2

3

4

5

Nursing Home Costs in Oak Park, IL

Semiprivate rooms in Oak Park’s nursing homes typically cost $8,076 per month, while seniors in private rooms pay in the region of $8,532.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When comparing the average costs of nursing home semiprivate rooms it’s plain to see that Oak Park is at the high end of the cost scale. Seniors in the village typically pay $1,841 more per month than their peers in the state and $320 more than the average American.

In money terms, Bloomington comes closest in costs to Oak Park, with fees in the region of $6,996. About 40-minutes west of Bloomington, in Peoria, seniors typically pay $6,737, while in Kankakee, their costs are $6,540. Rockford offers the most affordable semiprivate rooms at $5,825.

Oak Park

$8,076

Illinois

$6,235

The United States

$7,756

Rockford

$5,825

Kankakee

$6,540

Bloomington

$6,996

Peoria

$6,737

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing homes offer high levels of care but there are more affordable alternatives for seniors who retain some independence. Those who live alone can get home care and home health care services for $4,957 and $5,053, respectively. Seniors not housebound may get adult day care costs at an affordable $1,614. Those who prefer to live in communities typically pay $4,950 for assisted living facilities, while in nursing homes, a semiprivate room in Oak Park is $8,076. Seniors who prefer private rooms will see costs of around $8,532 per month.

Home care

$4,957

Home health care

$5,053

Adult day care

$1,614

Assisted living

$4,950

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8,076

Nursing home (private room)

$8,532

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park, IL

Oak Park offers many resources for seniors who still retain some independence at home and those contemplating moving into nursing homes. The resource examples that follow are a portion of those potentially available to seniors and their families.

ResourceContactService
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)(800) 383-0258ADRC is a collaboration between AgeOptions and the Progress Center for Independent Living. Its purpose is to assist seniors, their families, and caregivers in making the best long-term care decisions. This may be in the form of providing information and guidance and other forms of assistance, such as enrollment.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance(800) 827-1000U.S. military veterans and their spouses living in nursing homes, or preparing to move into long-term care communities, can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. It is a monthly payment in addition to the VA pension that can contribute towards nursing home costs. Seniors at home can apply for the Housebound Allowance to help towards home health care costs. Vets may find it useful to use the online eligibility tool provided by VeteranAid.org. 
Transportation(708) 383-4806Serving Oak Park residents aged 60 and over, the free service operates three vehicles with disabled access and automatic lifts that operate Mondays to Fridays, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. They can take seniors to an array of locations, such as medical appointments, shopping trips and miscellaneous errands. There is a suggested donation of $1 for a one-way ride, although seniors unable to pay will not be refused.
Oak Park Meal Programs(708) 383-8060Various meal programs administered by Oak Park Township are available to adults aged 60+. These include the delivery of nutritionally balanced meals to housebound residents and senior lunch programs served at the organization’s location in Oak Park Avenue. Lunch is available on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a suggested donation of $1.50 per meal.
Home Weatherization Program(800) 571-2332The program is administered by Community and Economic Development of Cook County Inc. (CEDA), a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping the county’s most vulnerable residents. The weatherization program’s purpose is to make homes more comfortable for seniors in summer and winter and to help reduce their energy consumption and costs. It can help to replace malfunctioning heating systems and insulate areas of the home, such as attics, crawl spaces and walls.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Social Wk Care Mngr

I visited this facility

Review of Rush Oak Park Hsp Skilled Care Unit

While a lot of hospitals have done away with skilled care units on site, Rush Oak Park has maintained theirs. This is a unit licensed as skilled nuring beds, just like a nursing home, but within...

Read more

Helpful Articles

Nursing Homes near Oak Park, IL

BerwynCiceroLa Grange ParkNorridgeHillsideLa Grange

Other Options in Oak Park, IL

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.