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.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Oak Park, IL

Rush Oak Park Hsp Skilled Care Unit

520 SOUTH MAPLE AVENUE, Oak Park, IL, 60304

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 the … (read more)
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 the … (read more)

Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center

6909 West North Street, Oak Park, IL, 60302


Oak Park Oasis

625 N. Harlem Ave, Oak Park, IL, 60302



Grosse Pointe Manor

6601 6601 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, 60714

I checked out other nursing homes in the area. Grosse Pointe Manor stood out because of the warmth that I witnessed between the staff and the residents. Also I saw many residents walking whereas at … (read more)
I checked out other nursing homes in the area. Grosse Pointe Manor stood out because of the warmth that I witnessed between the staff and the residents. Also I saw many residents walking whereas at … (read more)

2015

Central Baptist Village

4747 North Canfield Avenue, Norridge, IL, 60706

Our mother-in-law spent a little over 6 weeks in rehab at CBV after a hip fracture. She had been 89 years old, mentally sharp, and living alone before this. We felt so fortunate to find a bed for he … (read more)
Our mother-in-law spent a little over 6 weeks in rehab at CBV after a hip fracture. She had been 89 years old, mentally sharp, and living alone before this. We felt so fortunate to find a bed for he … (read more)

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 Clare

55 East Pearson St., Chicago, IL, 60611

The Clare is wonderful, medically and therapeutically. I am on my third week here. They are all well-paired and very kind. My room is nice too. It is a private room, and I get a nice view of the build … (read more)
The Clare is wonderful, medically and therapeutically. I am on my third week here. They are all well-paired and very kind. My room is nice too. It is a private room, and I get a nice view of the build … (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)

Lexington of Elmhurst

420 WEST BUTTERFIELD ROAD, Elmhurst, IL, 60126


St Benedict Nursing & Rehab

6930 WEST TOUHY AVENUE, Niles, IL, 60714

My uncle was a patient at St. Benedict’s for several weeks from May through July of this year following a series of small strokes. I was very impressed with the quality of the staff overall, from the … (read more)
My uncle was a patient at St. Benedict’s for several weeks from May through July of this year following a series of small strokes. I was very impressed with the quality of the staff overall, from the … (read more)

Cantata Adult Life Services

8700 West 31St Street, Brookfield, IL, 60513

My dad stayed at Cantata for 1 week. He mysteriously died after 7 days. The staff left him laying in feces for several days until we found out and complained. My dad told us some of the staff we … (read more)
My dad stayed at Cantata for 1 week. He mysteriously died after 7 days. The staff left him laying in feces for several days until we found out and complained. My dad told us some of the staff we … (read more)

Columbus Manor Resident Care Home

5107 21 West Jackson Blvd , Chicago, IL, 60644

Great facility with lots of care and concern for their residents. One of the best facilities on the west side of Chicago. I would recommend this home to any of my friends or family.
Great facility with lots of care and concern for their residents. One of the best facilities on the west side of Chicago. I would recommend this home to any of my friends or family.

Mid America Care Center

4920 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL, 60640

We have no money for a 24-hour care, so we’re placing mom in a nursing home. I’ve toured a couple other places and they weren’t as nice as Medamerica Rehab. It is in an older building, but it’s been r … (read more)
We have no money for a 24-hour care, so we’re placing mom in a nursing home. I’ve toured a couple other places and they weren’t as nice as Medamerica Rehab. It is in an older building, but it’s been r … (read more)

Pershing Convalescent Home

3900 South Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60402

The staff here were kind, attentive, and truly went out of their way to help me. Lots of nursing homes are mediocre looking and short staffed, but the difference here was that the employees really car … (read more)
The staff here were kind, attentive, and truly went out of their way to help me. Lots of nursing homes are mediocre looking and short staffed, but the difference here was that the employees really car … (read more)

Winston Manor Cnv & Nursing

2155 W Pierce Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622

I recently visited Winston Manor and was very pleased with the staff’s delivery of service to the residents. I felt a genuine sense of caring for the residents. The interaction between staff and res … (read more)
I recently visited Winston Manor and was very pleased with the staff’s delivery of service to the residents. I felt a genuine sense of caring for the residents. The interaction between staff and res … (read more)

Park Place Health & Wellness Center

1150 S. Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

This was a very pleasant experience, in spite of health issues that brought me here. The admissions rep., Kim, was very helpful in coordinating the transfer from the hospital.
This was a very pleasant experience, in spite of health issues that brought me here. The admissions rep., Kim, was very helpful in coordinating the transfer from the hospital.

Norwood Crossing

6016 North Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60631

Norwood Crossing is located in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, near Presence Resurrection Medical Center and the Roden Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Visitors compliment the … (read more)
Norwood Crossing is located in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, near Presence Resurrection Medical Center and the Roden Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Visitors compliment the … (read more)

Little Sisters of the Poor St. Mary’s Home

2325 N. Lakewood Ave., Chicago, IL, 60614

Little Sisters of the Poor was great. It was clean, food was always good, and the staff cares. They were perfect. It’s a place that you wouldn’t mind putting a loved one in.
Little Sisters of the Poor was great. It was clean, food was always good, and the staff cares. They were perfect. It’s a place that you wouldn’t mind putting a loved one in.

Paul House & Health Care Center

3800 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60618

Paul House & Health Care Center looks like it was very nice, and it was big. The problem was they were too expensive. They came in over $10,000 for semi-private ,and that was too much. Otherwise, … (read more)
Paul House & Health Care Center looks like it was very nice, and it was big. The problem was they were too expensive. They came in over $10,000 for semi-private ,and that was too much. Otherwise, … (read more)

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.

$8076

Oak Park

$6235

Illinois

$7756

The United States

$5825

Rockford

$6540

Kankakee

$6996

Bloomington

$6737

Peoria

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.

$4957

Home care

$5053

Home health care

$1614

Adult day care

$4950

Assisted living

$8076

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing home (private room)

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.