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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago
2020

20 Best Chicago Assisted Living Facilities

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We scored 175 Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL and Picked the Top 20

Asbury Court is an independent retirement community established in 1994 in Des Plaines, Illinois, that delivers various levels of passionate care. The campus-like lifestyle at Asbury Court provides dependable daily routines and assistance with the tasks of daily living. The residents have plenty of activities — including movie nights and poker games — to keep them busy. On-site religious services and an exercise room keep seniors in touch with their faith and physical well-being.

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Aspired Living is an assisted living facility located in Prospect Heights, Illinois and designed by the award-winning senior living firm, Thoma-Holec Design, Inc. Aspired Living has partnered with Pathway to Living, tapping the industry leader for the management and operations of the community. The facility has a variety of floor plans, and it features the VIVA! wellness program. Featuring fine furnishings, Aspired Living offers independent living, assisted living and memory support facilities.

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Barton Senior Residences of Chicago is a retirement and assisted living facility that provides an affordable yet high-quality assisted living option for seniors in the Chicago area. The facility provides each of its residents with a private apartment equipped with an emergency call system, wall-to-wall carpeting, a kitchenette, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, cable television, laundry services, weekly housekeeping, maintenance, home-cooked meals, and other utilities. Other amenities include 24-hour security, on-site medical professionals, and indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.

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Buckingham Pavilion is a privately owned assisted living facility founded in 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. A theater shows movies that appeal to residents twice a week, and an ice cream parlor is open to residents and families. A health club is available for therapy and exercise, and the library has over a thousand titles. The facility also offers skilled nursing, memory care, and rehabilitation services. Buckingham Pavilion was listed on U.S. News and World Report's list of best nursing homes.

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Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care is a nonprofit assisted living community in North Riverside, Illinois, with strong Scottish roots. In 2016, it opened The MacLean House, a comfortable home for seniors who require assisted living and memory care services. Private apartments, an active social and activities calendar, and help with daily living tasks make residents feel comfortable and safe in their new environment. Specially trained staff members provide personalized, holistic services in a warm atmosphere to seniors with memory issues.

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Central Baptist Village is a Chicago, Illinois, faith-based assisted living facility. The center focuses on family involvement as a central aspect of care, and to this end offers 24-hour visiting hours, including spaces for overnight guests and social services outreach for the families of residents. Residents can participate in weekly interfaith services, including Mass, prayer groups, and yearly holiday celebrations. The center also offers a Chrysalis Room as part of its hospice care.

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The nonprofit assisted living community Elevate St. Andrew has over four decades of experience providing the residents of metro Chicago with a variety of assisted living services. Personal care services include assistance with incontinence, mobility, hygiene, and meals. Nurses provide round-the-clock care, with physicians making regular visits to support resident health. Residents also receive laundry and housekeeping services, and guest suites and salon services are available. Regular religious services are conducted at the on-site chapel.

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The Glenview, Illinois-based company Emerald Place is a memory care community that's been in business since 2017. The company uses the latest technology and therapies to help care for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's. It also uses Anthem Memory Care programs to provide a supportive environment for loved ones. Emerald Place features a monitoring system, individualized service plans, and specialized menu for each resident. It also provides therapeutic activities based on each senior's ability level.

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Moraine Court Supportive Living, which is located in Bridgeview, Illinois, is dedicated to aiding residents with the activities of daily living. To ensure safety, the assisted living community hosts on-site physicians, nursing staff, medication management, emergency pull cords, and certified nursing assistants. Moraine Court provides three hot meals daily, an apartment with a kitchenette, beauty/barber shops, and a chapel. Living an active lifestyle is encouraged through the outdoor patio and garden, special events, and transportation to events away from the community.

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Norwood Crossing has over a century of history providing senior care to residents in and around Chicago, Illinois. This nonprofit assisted living community offers residents support with daily tasks and personal care, medication reminders, and various transportation services, along with three separate restaurants for meals. Residents are encouraged to stay active and social through book clubs, exercise, art programs, and live entertainment. The center can also provide memory care and rehabilitation services for short-term residents.

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Oak Park Arms is an assisted living facility in Chicago, Illinois, that's been helping residents lead an active retirement life for more than three decades. The caring staff provides personalized care while respecting each resident's privacy and independence. Caregivers are available to assist with medication reminders, personal care, laundry, and apartment maintenance. Activities at Oak Park Arms keep residents' bodies and minds engaged with more than 300 events each month, including different clubs, classes, exercise classes, and activities including puzzle hour and ceramics.

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Smith Village is a nonprofit assisted living facility that opened in Chicago, Illinois, in 1924. Staff provides supportive services, including dressing and bathing assistance, medication reminders, and laundry and housekeeping services to help residents maintain an independent lifestyle in a safe environment. Smith Village focuses on maintaining residents' social, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being by offering an onsite fitness center, spa, and salon, plus frequent outings, weekly worship services, activities like music and art class, and two daily dining options.

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St. Anthony of Lansing provides assisted living care to low-income individuals in the greater Chicago area. Residents are offered assistance with personal tasks, medication reminders, and transportation. Each residence comes with a kitchenette, and meals are served restaurant-style three times a day as well. Residences also have emergency alert buttons. Catholic and Christian Reform services are offered several times a week, along with daily activities including chair yoga, bingo, and movie nights.

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Summit of Uptown in Chicago, which is operated by the Arbor Company, provides a variety of assisted living services while striving to maintain residents' independence. The company offers memory care services and offers a variety of daily activities to keep residents alert and engaged, including art, music, and fitness. Residents live in apartment-style settings, with three meals served restaurant-style. The Arbor Company offers financial counseling services to residents and their families.

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The Admiral at the Lake is one of Chicago's most beautiful assisted living facilities. Founded in 1858, this vibrant retirement community is a continuing care facility. Residents enjoy a full spectrum of amenities, including a wellness center, indoor heated pool, and resident creative art studios, as well as a well-stocked media room where residents can enjoy their favorite films. Seniors enjoy maintenance-free living, with restaurant-style dining with lake views, a private lounge, salon, and spa.

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The Clare is an assisted living facility that also offers skilled nursing, memory care, independent living, and rehabilitation services located in Chicago. Regular health checks and 24/7 licensed nursing staff are available to residents. The goal is to enhance the lives of those who make a home here. An indoor aquatic center, creative arts center, and salon facilities are available to entertain residents. Steps away from The Clare are shops, parks, and cultural attractions.

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The Pointe at Kilpatrick, located in Crestwood, Illinois, is a full-service assisted living community that provides residents with apartment-style housing to give them a sense of independence. Residents have access to self-controlled thermostats, cable television, a microwave and refrigerator, laundry and housekeeping services, as well as an emergency response system. The Pointe features a social services team that helps with the transitional period and supports residents with appointments, evaluations, and specific health needs.

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The Selfhelp Home was founded in 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, as a volunteer mutual aid society. It became a Jewish community for older adults in 1951 and now offers a complete range of assisted living services, including transfer assistance, escort service, and continence care. The facility contains an award-winning rooftop garden, Solarium with panoramic city views, movie theater, media room, wellness center, and Sanctuary. The Selfhelp Home has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Nursing Home.

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Waterford Estates is located in the southern Chicago, Illinois, suburb of Hazel Crest. The senior living facility is owned by ACHT, a national housing nonprofit organization, and managed by Triad Senior Living, which has been active in senior living management since 1989. A full range of assisted living services are offered, including medication assistance, personal care assistance, escorts, and targeted activity programs. A variety of assisted living apartments with full amenities are available. Waterford Estates also provides memory care and independent living care.

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The Weinberg Community Center for Senior Living, a part of the nonprofit and faith-based Council for the Jewish Elderly, has been providing care to senior Jewish residents in and around Chicago, Illinois, for more than three decades. The center focuses on meeting the needs of Jewish residents, including providing kosher meals and conducting Shabbat and holiday services. Families are encouraged to visit, and the center conducts a variety of multigenerational events throughout the year.

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