Chicago Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Chicago Assisted Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Chicago for a single-occupancy apartment is $4,650/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Chicago Assisted Living Facilities

Community Starting Price
Victory Centre of Roseland $3,240/month
Sunrise of Lincoln Park $4,640/month
Autumn Green at Midway Village $2,785/month
Autumn Green at Wright Campus $2,250/month
Victory Centre of Galewood $4,015/month
Victory Centre of South Chicago $3,390/month

Cost of Nearby Assisted Living Facilities

Community City Starting Price
Cordia Senior Residence Westmont $3,650/month
Oak Park Arms Oak Park $1,190/month
Victory Centre of River Woods Melrose Park $2,980/month
Victory Centre of River Oaks Calumet City $3,325/month
Westminster Place Evanston $2,680/month
Lincolnwood Place Lincolnwood $2,995/month
Alden Gardens of Des Plaines Des Plaines $4,200/month
Glen Saint Andrew Living Community Niles $1,126/month
Sunrise of Flossmoor Flossmoor $3,830/month
Sunrise of Highland Park Highland Park $4,520/month
Sunrise of Palos Park Palos Park $4,400/month
Sunrise of Park Ridge Park Ridge $3,590/month
Sunrise of Willowbrook Willowbrook $4,100/month
Sunrise of Wilmette Wilmette $4,490/month
Belmont Village Glenview Glenview $5,315/month
Belmont Village Oak Park Oak Park $3,450/month
Waterford Estates Senior Living Hazel Crest $4,400/month
Victory Centre of Sierra Ridge Country Club Hills $3,990/month
Prairie Green at Fay’s Point Blue Island $3,300/month
Bickford of Tinley Park Tinley Park $3,844/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.
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Reviews of Chicago Assisted Living Facilities

Brookdale Lake View

Review by Local Professional


This is an excellent independent or assisted living facility for seniors who prefer living close to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Located in Lakeview, only a block from the lake—with restaurants and activities of every kind nearby. The facility is exceptionally clean, and decorated in an elegant manner...

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Birchwood Plaza

Review by Local Professional


The Birchwood is probably best-suited for your short-term rehabilitation needs where more frequent care is provided, opposed to your long-term living needs. Some of the highlights include a clean facility, homey decor, and lake views in several areas of the building...

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Review by LisaLaDiDa


When searching for a facility for a friend the staff was very friendly and very helpful. Got the feeling they did want what was best for our friend and also for all the residents. The facility if very well maintained and has a lot of sitting areas for socialization and comfort...

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Review by Local Professional


This independent and assisted living facility does not fit in most senior’s budget, but if it is something that you and your family can afford—the quality of care is exceptional...

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Review by Darlene


Brookdale Lake Shore Drive looked lovely and very beautiful. There was absolutely no problem with it at all. Everything looked good. However, I discovered that some of the information was not totally accurate. When I got a follow-up call, we were able to clarify some things with them.

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Review by Caring Daughter


Since my mother has been at Sunrise Assisted Living at Lincoln Park in Chicago, we have encountered nothing but problems. Below are just a few of the issues we have had. There are many more we have documented...

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Information About Assisted Living Facility in Chicago

The Windy City has always been unstoppable. Only 22 years after being destroyed by the Great Fire, Chicago recovered enough to host The Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. When pollution from the Chicago River threatened vital Lake Michigan in 1900, citizens simply reversed the river's flow and sent everything to the Mississippi. Today's residents of assisted living in Chicago enjoy a unique mixture of urbanization and nature in a city that contains both the impressive 1,450-foot Sears Tower and 7,300 acres of parkland. Chicago's motto, “Urbs in Horto,” translates from Latin to "City in a Garden." Chicago is the most populous city in the Midwest and home to nearly 300,000 seniors.

Chicago Attractions

Residents of assisted living in Chicago will get a breathtaking view of their city from The Ledge, which protrudes from the Sears Tower Skydeck. With feet back on the ground, there is no end to the cultural and entertainment offerings of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the downtown theater district and scores of city museums. Chicago is known as a sports fan's paradise, supporting such well-known teams as the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. Seniors who excel at the hands-on sport of consumerism will love shopping the Magnificent Mile and Southport Corridor.

Chicago Senior Activities

Assisted living in Chicago is enhanced by the easy availability of education, activities and events geared for the city's elderly population. Along with programs funded by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the city is home to six regional senior centers and 24 satellite centers. Local seniors can take advantage of the extensive Chicago Fitness Plus Regional Center Fitness Programming classes, which are designed specifically to maintain physical wellness within the older population.

Chicago Medical Facilities

The University of Chicago Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic hospital for training and research. Serving Chicago residents since 1927, the hospital is well known for excellence in treating respiratory disease, cancer, heart conditions and geriatrics. Another valuable healthcare option for residents of assisted living in Chicagois the Rush University Medical Center, where seniors are invited to sign up for a free membership to the Rush Generations Program for Health and Aging, which offers numerous health and wellness programs and events.

Chicago Transportation

Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is made up of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and rail system, Metra commuter rail, and Pace suburban bus service. Eligible residents of assisted living in Chicago may utilize this transportation for free, while other seniors pay only half fare. ADA Paratransit services are available for seniors who are unable to ride the fixed-route systems and require door-to-door transportation. The Metra Commuter Rail operates P-8, a free shuttle service to transfer riders to the nearest ADA accessible station.

Cost of Assisted Living in Chicago

As the largest city in Illinois and the third-largest city in the United States, Chicago has one of the highest costs of living in the Midwest. The median fee for a private, one-bedroom apartment in a Chicago assisted living community is $4,200 per month or $50,400 per year.* However, the cost of assisted living in Chicago can range from as low as $2,020 per month to as high as $7,563 due to variations in size, location and services offered at different facilities.

Find Assisted Living in Chicago

Chicago is an innovative city which leads the country in enhancing public safety and ensuring accessibility for all. To learn more about local senior housing options, visit our Chicago Assisted Living page.
*Genworth Financial 2011 Cost of Care Survey.
Written by senior housing writer Josh Talbot. Back to Top