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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,794 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 39 assisted living facilities in Dupage County and 30 in surrounding areas.
Whether your loved one no longer wants the responsibilities of home ownership or needs specialized memory care, Spring Meadows of Naperville can provide the lifestyle they desire.
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If you're looking for a safe, homelike atmosphere with amenities to enhance your independent lifestyle, Independence Village of Naperville is the where your new chapter begins.
Residents of Sunrise at Fountain Square enjoy a choice of flexible senior lifestyle options and gracious apartment living in a supportive and serene retirement community.
Belmont Village at Geneva Road is a welcoming and homey community that is managed by an industry-leading management team and is supported by a well-trained and responsive staff.
In a residential area of a west Chicago suburb, near forest preserves and within easy access to I-88, Sunrise of Naperville North offers quality care by compassionate staff.
Brighton Gardens of Wheaton is a vibrant and welcoming senior community west of Chicago that specializes in both exceptional assisted living services and memory care.
Available Services Here at Franciscan Court we value your independence and your dignity but at some point you may need some assistance our 24 hour compassionate staff are always ready to provide ample assistance you need.
Located in Bensenville, Illinois, the Bridgeway of Bensenville is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community set on a large, green landscape. We’re easy to get to from I-294 and I-290 and close to everything from ten White…
Adjacent to a large park and near two supermarkets, the assisted living and memory care community of Sunrise of Glen Ellyn combines convenience with superb care.
Centrally located off Route 59, Victory Centre of Bartlett is a residential community offering everything seniors need to enjoy retirement to its fullest.
Nestled on breathtaking grounds in Lisle, Illinois, Villa St. Benedict offers a variety of living arrangements and care options for seniors who are seeking a new way to spend retirement.
A licensed assisted living community in Lombard Illinois that is beautifully built and has modern facilities is Lexington Square of Lombard. Our community values our resident’s independence, privacy and uniqueness.
With its charm and comfort of a bed-and-breakfast, home-cooked meals and friendly staff, Sunnymere Senior Community Living is the perfect place for seniors seeking a homelike setting.
Sunrise of Bloomingdale is a pleasant senior community that feels like home and focuses on providing expert assisted living services and memory care in a nurturing setting.
The large, luxurious community of Sunrise of Willowbrook features lovely accommodations with highly personalized assisted living and Alzheimer’s care.
Located in a family-friendly suburb west of Chicago, Sunrise of Naperville is a warm senior community that takes pride in its exceptional and highly personalized care.
When your loved one joins Bickford of Aurora, they won’t feel like they are joining an impersonal facility, because our community is designed to offer a warm, inviting setting that has all the touches of home.
Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Westmont community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home…
The Radcliff is a six-floor, 150-unit residence offering over 160,000 square feet of living space. Ideally nestled in the central western suburbs with great proximity to public transportation and major highways, The Radcliff stands apart with its unmatched combination of…
Welcome to HarborChase of Naperville Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, innovative health services and generous amenities, along with a welcome abundance of Midwestern charm. We offer a variety of spacious and comfortable…
Enriching the lives of those we serve, one resident at a time Assisted Living and Memory Care. A vibrant, welcoming and warm environment that is coupled with exceptional, personalized and supportive care. Vibrant Life activities program, designed for enhancing and…
Eve Assisted Living is a luxurious community nestled in the heart of historic Hinsdale. Here residents are comfortable and we Eve encourages positive interaction, activity and health.
Active seniors seeking new experiences and a worry-free lifestyle can find all this and more at Park Place of Elmhurst, a continuing care retirement community in Elmhurst, Ill.
An assisted living community that’s exceptionally in touch with the full range of resident’s needs is Lexington of Elmhurst. We are a community where you can feel enveloped in safety, comfort convenience and love.
Bright Oaks of Aurora is a brand-new community that offers Illinois seniors unparalleled assisted living and memory care set in a community that is designed to emphasize living.
Established in 1986, Golden Age has continuously strived to provide compassionate, dependable and effective assisted living, elderly care and senior care to our residents. While our reputation, devotion and proficiency of providing care to our residents has remained consistent during…
Welcome to Clarendale of Addison. Service-rich, yet as comfortable and welcoming as a friendly village, this all-new community soon will offer exceptional independent living, assisted living, and memory care—all under one roof. At Clarendale, you’ll stay connected to the people…
Faith-based senior living that offers the emotional support, supportive services and life-enriching activities that promote a senior’s well-being is found at Presence Fox Knoll.
Jennings Terrace - Assisted Living, located in Aurora, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
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Park Place Health & Wellness Center is part of the Park Place Continuing Care Retirement Community, but you can also gain direct access to health services here. The Wellness Center offers rehab, assisted living, and even memory care if needed.…
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For seniors seeking a variety of lifestyles, whether independent, assisted living or memory care, Saratoga Grove offers the support that is needed along with first-class amenities.
Located just 30 miles west of Chicago, Wyndemere embraces Wheaton's small-town atmosphere where friendships are easily made. In the heart of DuPage County, there's much to explore and enjoy, such as outdoor summer concerts, the Morton Arboretum and historic neighborhoods.…
Refund Plans: 90% of Entrance Fee; 50% Refund (Price: 76% of Entrance Fee); Declining Balance over 50 mos. (Price: 61% of Entrance Fee). Entrance Fee includes non-refundable Sponsor's Fee.
My mom lived at the Victory Center for over 2 years. We moved her in because she had become despondent and reclusive. She had stopped caring for herself and was depressed and confused. Within 2 months of livin there, I watched my mom come alive. She started socializing, made friends, started wearing makeup and her jewe...Read more Victory Centre of Bartlett reviews
Brookdale was really nice and very upscale, so you'd need a lot of money to go there. The dining room was almost like a restaurant. In the lobby area, they had water, tea, and cookies out for the residents. The rooms were nice and big enough for one person. They took residents out to various activities and had an indoo...Read more Brookdale Glen Ellyn reviews
We liked Brookdale Glen Ellyn. They were very friendly. They provided all the information that we needed. We met some of the residences who seemed happy. It looked really clean. It looked like it was well run. It had a lot of options for different kinds of arrangements like one bedroom, two bedrooms or a studio. It was...Read more Brookdale Glen Ellyn reviews
I liked Brookdale Glen Ellyn. It was very pleasant, and the apartments. while on the smaller side, were nice. It was a convenient area for me and I like the idea of having medical services right on-site, it's something that's important for me. The dining room was very attractive. I especially like that they didn't have...Read more Brookdale Glen Ellyn reviews
Brookdale Glen Ellyn is beautiful and very clean with wonderful facilities. They have a whirlpool, a library, games, bingo, and a bus that takes you to different places, including shopping and doctors. The staff is very friendly, cordial, and welcoming. They serve breakfast every day, but only 25 dinners a year. Anothe...Read more Brookdale Glen Ellyn reviews
I love Brookdale Glen Ellyn. It was wonderful. However, my mother-in-law is in Connecticut and she didn't want to move. Everything seemed very nice, and it would have been just fine if she was willing to do it. It was one of the best ones that I have seen. I thought it was a great fit for her. We love the tour. It was ...Read more Brookdale Glen Ellyn reviews
According to data gathered from the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study, the cost of assisted living in Dupage County is nearly $800 more than both the national average of $4,000 and the state average of $4,030. Of the major regions surveyed, assisted living in Dupage County is the costliest. The most affordable cities for assisted living include Champaign, where the average monthly cost is $3,578, and Kankakee, where assisted living costs average $3,986 per month.
Note: Cost data for assisted living in Dupage County was not available, so data for the closest city, Chicago, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The cost of senior care in Dupage County varies widely depending on the level of care needed. The most affordable type is adult day health care, with monthly costs averaging just over $1,700. Home health care services cost roughly $4,600 per month on average and assisted living costs just under $4,800 per month. The most expensive type of care in this county is nursing home care, with a semiprivate room averaging $7,330 per month.
When weighing the cost of senior care, it’s important to note that assisted living and nursing home costs generally include living accommodations, upkeep and meals. Families who choose more affordable care options, such as adult day health care and home care services, must factor in these additional living costs.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Low-income seniors in Dupage County may be eligible to receive health insurance through Illinois Medicaid. Through this entitlement program, qualifying seniors may receive financial assistance for adult day health care and in-home personal care services. The Supported Living Program and the Long-Term Care Waiver, which are outlined below, provide long-term nursing home care services to seniors.
To qualify for Medicaid, Dupage County seniors must be at least 60 years old, a U.S. citizen or legal resident and a resident of Illinois. Additionally, they must meet income and asset guidelines. Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid may have a monthly income of up to $1,041 and up to $2,000 in countable assets. If both spouses are applying for Medicaid, the income limit is $1,409 per month and the countable asset limit is $3,000.
Those who do not meet income and asset eligibility requirements may still qualify for Illinois Medicaid through the Medically Needy Pathway program, which is often called a spend-down program, or through Medicaid planning, which is for those who cannot afford the cost of their medical care.
Illinois Medicaid offers two Home and Community-Based Waiver programs that can pay for senior care services that are not generally covered by Medicaid.
The Supportive Living Program provides an alternative to nursing home care for low-income individuals who prefer to live in an assisted living facility. While this program does not cover room and board, it does pay for supportive service, such as personal care assistance, medication management and social and health activities.
The Long-Term Care program provides payment for long-term nursing home services. To receive financial assistance with nursing home care, seniors must apply for medical benefits through the Department of Human Services and obtain a needs screening through the Department on Aging.
For more information on Illinois Medicaid or its waiver programs, Dupage County residents can visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website or call (800) 226-0768.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits
Dupage County seniors who are eligible for VA pensions and either housebound or require the aid and attendance of a caregiver may be eligible for additional monthly payment through the Aid and Attendance and Housebound program. These benefits are paid out in addition to the monthly VA pension and may be used toward the cost of senior care.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet one of the following conditions:
To learn more about the Aid and Attendance and Housebound program, contact Dupage County Veterans Assistance by calling (630) 407-5655.
Optional State Supplement
Low-income seniors who qualify for Supplemental Security Income may be eligible to receive an optional state supplement in addition to their SSI benefit. The OSS benefit can be put toward the cost of room and board in an assisted living facility. In Illinois, the amount that an individual receives from this program is based on state-approved allowances provided for specific needs. To learn more about OSS or to apply for this benefit, applicants can visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website or call (630) 407-6500.
Eligible veterans in Dupage County may receive emergency financial assistance and nonfinancial services through the Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage. To learn more about this program, veterans can call or visit their local VA office.
Veterans Affairs Department
421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
Dupage County Vet Center
750 Shoreline Drive, Suite 150 Aurora, IL 60504
Dupage County is home to numerous entertainment, socialization and recreation opportunities for seniors. The county’s senior centers and clubs offer a wide array of activities for older adults, promoting independence and fostering community involvement. These activities include special events, travel, exercise, health screenings and educational programs.
Bensenville Park District Deer Grove Leisure Center
1000 W. Wood Avenue, Bensenville, IL 60106
Bloomingdale Township Senior Center
6N050 Rosedale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Downers Grove Park District Active Adult Center
935 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Glen Ellyn Senior Service Center
493 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Dupage County Senior Services provides numerous programs and informational resources to county residents aged 60 and over.
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
DuPage Senior Citizens Council
1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
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