Bickford of Crystal Lake


717 McHenry Ave. , Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(855) 840-7257

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We selected Bickford of Crystal Lake for my mother-in-law. It's small, homey, only one floor, and only 37 patients, and that's what she likes. The food is fantastic. They're all home-cooked meal. Everything you can think of, they have it there. They have a salon, a spa, manicures, a dining room, fireplace room, outside patio that is gorgeous for fires and barbecue, a sitting room with a big TV, movies for older people like I Love Lucy and generation movies, and a movie room. It's just a really nice place. It's expensive, but that's because it's assisted living. The staff are all just wonderful people. It just fit her perfect. They went to Lexington where my mom was, they talked to her, the nurse came in for the assessment and stayed with her all day, and she just really enjoyed them. She likes her room, she likes where she's at, and she's making the transition well, and I can be there every single day for her. They keep them entertained and they do everything for them. They have outings and ice cream socials. They just love it. What sold me was when I came in to take a look, we had lunch together. Nobody offered lunch or food anywhere else.

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Costs for Bickford of Crystal Lake

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 3,503

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Bickford of Crystal Lake

Property Info

Semi-Private Units

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Employee Background Checks

Parking Provided

Beauty/Barber Shop

Chapel Services

Whirlpool/Spa Room

Family Areas


Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Volunteer Program

Family Brunches

Bingo and Other Games

Happy Hours


Outside Patio/Gardens

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Restaurant-Style Dining

The Bread Basket Dining Room


Private Dining Room


Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Meals

Private Laundry


Laundry Service

Personalized Care Plans

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Description of Bickford of Crystal Lake


Whether you are looking to enjoy life without household responsibilities or need supportive care, you can end your search at Bickford of Crystal Lake. Our community is elegantly furnished with homelike touches that make it truly feel like home. We are conveniently located just minutes from Centegra Hospital, Miller Riverfront Park and Moraine Hills State Park.

Bickford of Crystal Lake is proud to be a branch on the Bickford Senior Living family tree. At Bickford, our operating philosophy is simple: enrich the happiness in the lives of our residents and create a workplace where our employees are recognized for providing exemplary care. With communities in nine states throughout the Midwest, we pride ourselves on being trusted by families to care for their loved ones.

Featured Amenities

Treasured keepsakes, personal furnishings and a furry friend are all you need to turn one of our studio or one-bedroom apartments into a new home. Our apartments are thoughtfully designed for seniors in mind and have senior-friendly features and bathroom. Kitchenettes or full kitchens are found in every apartment along with in-suite climate control and an emergency call system.

Not only is the apartment your new home, but the entire community is as well. You have access to a whirlpool spa room for those afternoons when you want to relax and an on-site beauty salon means you can easily schedule a haircut. You will never lack for activities to fill your days, as our social calendar is filled with life-enrichment activities that nurture the soul, stimulate the mind and strengthen the body.

Available Services

Mealtimes are held in the welcoming Bread Basket dining room that features home-cooked meals. For snacks between meals, you can always drop in at the Bistro that is always open and is a favorite spot for residents to socialize. Along with no longer cooking meals, you don't have to clean your apartment or do laundry, as our staff handles those responsibilities.

For residents needing supportive services, we create individualized service assessments and plans that enhance and support their life. Certified caregivers provide assistance with activities of daily living as needed. Families will have peace of mind knowing that our registered nurse provides care coordination to ensure that health monitoring is delivered.

A senior retirement community that is neither too large nor too small but is just the right is what we are proud offer here at Bickford of Crystal Lake.