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10 Best Nursing Homes in Peoria, Illinois for 2024

More than 15% of Peoria’s over 100,000 residents are older adults aged 65 and over. The city has several excellent medical centers including Kindred Hospital and UnityPoint, which has a specialized geriatric wing. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care 2020 Survey, the monthly cost for a semiprivate room in a Peoria nursing home is $6,737, which is higher than the state average but over $1,000 lower than the U.S. median.

Nursing homes are also called skilled nursing facilities, as they offer frail seniors round-the-clock supervision, medical treatments and help with daily living needs. These facilities provide both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. Due to the high level of care provided, nursing homes are the most expensive option for seniors. People who don’t need 24/7 intensive supervision may want to look into lower-priced alternatives such as home care providers and assisted living facilities.

This page provides a closer look at the average prices for nursing homes in Peoria in comparison with other state cities. It also lists some programs and resources in the city available to seniors and their caregivers.

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Nursing Home Costs in Peoria, Illinois

Seniors in Peoria pay $6,737 a month on average for a semiprivate room and $7,604 a month for a private room in a skilled nursing facility.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

While the monthly average price for a semiprivate room is $502 above the state median, nursing homes in Peoria are significantly more affordable when compared to the national average of $7,756. 

Across Illinois, in areas such as Champaign ( $5,901) and Decatur ($6,388), nursing home costs are below those of Peoria. However, compared with cities such as Bloomington and Springfield, where nursing homes share an average monthly price of $6,996, Peoria is the more affordable option. 

Peoria

$6,737

Illinois

$6,235

The United States

$7,756

Bloomington

$6,996

Champaign

$5,901

Decatur

$6,388

Springfield

$6,996

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

As transitioning to a nursing home is not only a difficult decision but also the most expensive form of senior care, the cost for other options is worth taking into account. Seniors who wish to continue living at home can opt for home care or home health aide care, which in Peoria are priced at $4,385 per month on average. The most affordable choice available is adult day health care at a median monthly cost of $1,760. Assisted living communities in Peoria cost $3,800, on average each month and provide a lower intensity level of residential care. 

Home care

$4,385

Home health care

$4,385

Adult day health care

$1,760

Assisted living

$3,800

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6,737

Nursing home (private room)

$7,604

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Peoria, 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 Peoria, Illinois

The following free-of-cost resources can help frail seniors and their caregivers find appropriate nursing homes, apply for public financial benefits or delay the need to transition into a facility.  

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Central Illinois Agency on Aging(309) 674-2071This nonprofit offers a robust list of services to seniors and their family members living in Peoria. The Agency provides an Information and Referral service, access to free mental health screening, assistance with medication management and can help seniors arrange transportation to pharmacies and medical centers. 
Legal Assistance for Older Adults Project(888) 965-7757(309) 674-9831This program is managed by the Prairie State Legal Services organization and provides free legal advice to eligible seniors aged 60 and over. Additionally may receive lawyer representation free of charge in civil matters. 
Senior Helpline(800)-252-8966The state’s Senior Helpline is the first point of contact between seniors, their caregivers and programs managed by the Illinois Department on Aging. Older adults who contact the service can get referred to programs and services such as Choices for Care, which can help them locate a suitable nursing home, as well as their local Long-Term Ombudsman representative. Additionally, seniors can find out if they are eligible for state financial assistance, including the Home and Community Based Waiver. 
Senior Health Insurance Program(800) 252-8966SHIP counselors offer impartial advice and help seniors understand their health insurance options and make informed choices about Medicare. Volunteers can provide information on a range of health care topics including Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare part D and enrollment with Medicare. 
Meals On Wheels for Peoria(309) 674-1131The city’s Meals on Wheels service is operated by the Neighborhood House nonprofit. Homebound and frail seniors who are unable to prepare their own food can receive three to five hot meals a week. Additionally, the program can provide pet food.  

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David

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Review of Liberty Village of Peoria

My brother is at Liberty Village of Peoria. It has a basic layout for the skilled nursing facility. It has long hallways with individual rooms, which look like you're in a hotel. The rooms are...

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ML

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Review of Accolade Healthcare of Peoria

My husband is staying at Accolade Healthcare of Peoria. The facility is very clean and friendly. They provide great care. They have wonderful staff members and kind nurses. My husband has a...

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Review of Accolade Healthcare of Peoria

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