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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

Complete guide to memory care
About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Chicago nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Chicago, IL may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Chicago or another care type is right for you. Browse 336 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Chicago.

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Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657

4.4
(84 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655

4.8
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Mercy Circle believes in Life with Spirit!At Mercy Circle, the idea of living with spirit is not just a motto or slogan. It is the foundation for the inviting, energetic environment you’ll find here. Mercy Circle’s residents and staff join together to create a vibrant, caring community where...

Autumn Green at Midway Village

6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629

4.3
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657

4.2
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Good Times, Good CompanyLocated in the active and vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, our independent and assisted living community boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, spacious common areas for relaxing and entertaining, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style dining...

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Autumn Green at Wright Campus

4239 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634

4.1
(38 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a senior living community located in the vibrant metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. This iconic city offers some of the best amenities in the country. Glass towers, luxury boutiques and fine dining can be found amongst the busy downtown core. Visiting family members...

Sunrise of Lincoln Park

2710 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

4.1
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

4.8
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

At Belmont Village Lincoln Park, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. Nestled in the new...

Bethany Retirement Community

4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

3.9
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Bethany Retirement is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago for over 126 years! We were founded in the Methodist tradition; however, we are home to a variety of faiths. We are 'Called to Care' and our desire is to provide active living...

Norwood Crossing

6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631

3.9
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Norwood Crossing, a not-for-profit community located on the Northwest side of Chicago, has been serving older adults since 1896. Each day, Norwood Crossing holds true to their mission of enhancing the independence and well-being of older adults. Norwood Crossing offers several levels of service...

Artis Senior Living of Lakeview

3535 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

4.3
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care and assisted living through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts...

The Admiral at the Lake

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

5.0
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing...

Paul House and Healthcare Center

3800 North California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

3.5
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

ul House offers our assisted living program members a central Irving Park address with a vibrant, inviting community, deep historical roots and a worry-free residential community. We have three service levels and three types of private apartments: efficiency studio, studio and one bedroom, all...

Coles Supportive Living

7419 S Exchange, Chicago, IL 60649

4.1
(8 reviews)

Studio

Coles Supportive Living has been selected by the Illinois Department of Aging as one of the few Senior Care Facilities to be included in the State of Illinois Supportive Living Program. Coles Supportive Living Facility strives to promote dignity and independence for Seniors where a state-of-the...

The Selfhelp Home

908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

3.7
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area.The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Selfhelp offers a full continium of care. We are a...

The Clare

55 East Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

4.0
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await you...

The Hartwell

5520 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Hartwell House Assisted Living ....an elegant home for older adults who wish to maintain independence in comfortable suites with personalized assistance. Hartwell House is situated in a charming, tree-lined residential neighborhood located less than a mile from the United Methodist Homes and...

St. Joseph Village of Chicago

4021 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60641

4.5
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

Have you noticed that something doesn't seem right with mom or dad these days? It could be subtle or it could be something that's pretty obvious. Regardless, you've turned to the Internet for a reason and the best choice for assisted living is also Chicago's most notable and...

Montclare Supportive Living

4339 W 18th Place, Chicago, IL 60623

3.8
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Montclare Supportive Living Community is the choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At the Montclare, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life...

Churchview Supportive Living

2626 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629

3.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Churchview Supportive Living is an assisted living community located in Chicago, IL. The city of Chicago is located in Cook County and home to over 2.7 million people. It's an exciting city with lots of great restaurants and shops. Residents can enjoy going on outings when the weather is warm and...

Jackson Park Supportive Living

1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

3.0
(3 reviews)

Studio

The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence.Our apartments are designed to provide...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

 

Nursing Homes Chicago, IL

 

Nursing homes in Chicago are also sometimes known as long term care facilities or as a skilled nursing facility. Chicago has a number of these communities that offer a variety of coordinated services that are designed to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of seniors who have a disability or chronic illness. Nursing Home residents require 24-hour nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). According to Genworth, the median monthly cost of a nursing home in Chicago is $8,200 for a semi-private room and $9,300 for a private room. Long term care facilities in Chicago are an excellent option for you or your loved one because the area already has a lot of infrastructure built for seniors. A Place for Mom can help you or your loved one find the best nursing homes in Chicago and the best skilled nursing facilities in Chicago.

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Cost of Living

 

The overall cost of living is the first thing to consider when selecting Chicago. As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago is also the most expensive. The current cost-of-living index is currently 18 points above the national average of 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
118 94 $1,493 22.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent $234,564 $52,497 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $4 million.

 

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

In total, there are 33 hospitals that service Chicago’s emergency needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include:

  • Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center – This 495-bed community offers primary care, cancer care, behavioral health, orthopedics and rehab, cardiology, imaging, emergency services, and a number of surgical procedures.
  • Rush University Medical Center – This community is a nationally ranked teaching hospital.
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – This hospital is located on the banks of Lake Michigan and is comprised of a emergency and primary care department, the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, and the Diamond Headache Clinic.

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Weather and climate can be a major influence in deciding whether living in Chicago is right for you or your loved one. Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with highly variable weather patterns. The summers are warm to hot with potentially high humidity, and the winters are cold with a high chance for snow and inclement weather. On average, Chicago has a humidity rating of around 70%. Humidity levels peak during the month of December at about 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
75°F 86°F (July) 63°F (June) 29°F 37°F (December) 20°F (January)

 

Air Quality

Average. air quality index rating Average. maximum air quality index rating
62.5 (moderate) 84.6 (moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3″ 5″ (August) 35″

 

Demographics and Values

 

2016 Presidential Election for Cook County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
73.9% 20.8% 5.3%

 

Population statistics

Population city proper Population metro area Population density Population growth
2,700,000 9,533,000 4,612 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.003%

 

Age

Median age 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.5% 8.8% 4.9% 2.9%

 

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
37.4% 22.9% 15.1%

 

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.2% 30.1% 29% 3% <1% 32.8% 2.7%

 

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 residents Violent crimes per 1,000 residents
32.9 11

 

Participate in the labor force Do not have health insurance Live in poverty Widowed Veterans
66.4% 12.8% 20.6% 5.2% 3.5%

Chicago is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago has a big-city vibe set in the middle of the Midwest. Famous for Al Capone and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pizza and architecture. From the festivities of Navy Pier to the masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City has numerous cultural opportunities for the active mind. If sports are your choice, look no further than the city’s numerous championship-winning sports teams: Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), and Chicago White Sox (MLB).

Transportation

For transportation, the iconic “L-train” can take you all over the city on its elevated tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates bus routes between Downtown and O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, as well as north-south routes up and down the city.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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