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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,794 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 3 assisted living facilities in Lombard and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Lombard, IL
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.
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.
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 cousin has been receving very good care at Sunrise at Fountain Square for about 3 ½ years now and is very comfortable. The meals are really good. He is a big eater, so they always give him double portions if he wants. They have a good variety of food on the menu. They have an on-call doctor who comes periodically. Y...Read more Sunrise at Fountain Square reviews
My mom is in Sunrise. The care has been excellent, so far. She is getting her hydro three times a week and not being rushed like she was at the other place she used to live. They really try to clean the residents and make them feel that their needs are being met. The food is really good. She is in a shared apartment fo...Read more Sunrise at Fountain Square reviews
I found Sunrise at Fountain Square to be a very pleasant space. The folks are very engaged. I like that they have a dog, which is sort of a comfort pet. He is a very gentle, large fur ball. It is nice. My mom likes their dog. It is taking my mom some time to adjust, but they are trying for her to meet other people. Thi...Read more Sunrise at Fountain Square reviews
My aunt moved into Lexington Square of Lombard. They have everything. She went to Lexington rehab from the hospital for 20 days and then she got to go to Lexington Square for a trial period. They did some screening test on her and they have identified some Alzheimer's. She just turned 93, so it's hard to move these peo...Read more Lexington Square of Lombard reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care survey, Lombard is among the more affordable cities in Illinois for assisted living. On average, this type of care costs about $180 less here than in the state as a whole and $150 less than in the rest of the nation.
Of the cities surveyed, Lombard is the third-most cost-effective for assisted living. Lower monthly rates may be found in the Champaign area, where care costs an average of $3,578, and Peoria, where rates are $100 less per month at $3,750. The most expensive city is Rockford, which lies about 75 miles to the northwest, where assisted living costs an average of $4,770 per month.
Note: Senior care cost data is not available for Lombard, so data for the Chicago area, the nearest major region, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care depends largely on the level of care provided. In most cases, more comprehensive care that includes living expenses costs more, while care that is provided on a daily or hourly basis and doesn’t cover living expenses costs less.
The most expensive types of senior care in Lombard are nursing home care and assisted living, which cost $7,330 and $4,794, respectively. With both of these senior care types, the monthly cost generally includes room and board, meals, housekeeping, laundry services and personal care.
In-home health care costs a little less than assisted living at $4,576 per month. This assumes 44 hours of care per week at an hourly rate of $24. The least expensive type of care in Lombard is adult day health care, which costs an average of $80 per day or $1,728 per month. Neither in-home care nor adult day health services include monthly living expenses such as utilities, meals and rent.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Low-income seniors aged 65 and over may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance through Illinois Medicaid. This program covers a variety of services, including doctor visits, hospital stays and some types of long-term care. While regular Medicaid doesn’t cover assisted living, seniors may receive services through the state’s Medicaid waiver program, which is outlined below.
To qualify for Illinois Medicaid and its waiver programs, single applicants can have a monthly income of no more than $1,041 and no more than $2,000 in countable assets. Married applicants can have a monthly income of up to $1,409 per month and up to $3,000 in countable assets. If only one spouse is applying for coverage, the other spouse’s income and assets are not counted.
In addition to the regular Medicaid program, which covers nursing home and in-home care, Illinois has a Medicaid waiver program that provides coverage for assisted living.
The Supportive Living program is for seniors who require a nursing home level of care but wish to remain in an assisted living facility. Seniors in this program receive services such as intermittent nursing, assistance with the activities of daily living, medication management, meals and 24-hour security.
Illinois Medicaid is an entitlement program, meaning that all who qualify are guaranteed to receive services. However, the waiver programs have limited funding, so eligible seniors applying for the Supportive Living program may be placed on a waiting list until services are available.
For more information or to apply for Illinois Medicaid, Lombard seniors can visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website or call (800) 226-0768.
Optional State Supplement
Lombard seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income are eligible to receive the Optional State Supplement. This cash benefit can be used toward assisted living expenses not covered by Medicaid, including room and board. The OSS amount that an individual receives depends on the state-approved allowances for individual needs.
To be eligible for OSS, seniors can have a monthly income of up to $771 and up to $2,000 in countable assets. Married couples may have a monthly income of up to $1,157 and $3,000 in countable assets. Additionally, their income maintenance needs, which are based on the state’s standards, must exceed their monthly income, including their SSI benefit.
To apply for OSS, applicants can visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website or call (630) 407-6500.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Seniors who are transitioning to assisted living but are experiencing a gap in funding may apply to receive an Elderlife bridge loan. This loan, which is the only one of its kind, can be used to cover upfront fees associated with moving into an assisted living facility until more permanent financial arrangements are in place. There are no application fees, and funds may be sent directly to the assisted living facility in as little as 24 hours. Funds may be taken out in a lump sum or as a line for credit, and interest-only payments are available.
To qualify for this bridge loan, applicants must be able to show how they will repay the loan, such as with the money from a home sale, financial asset liquidation or long-term care insurance. Loan approval may also be dependent on the applicant’s credit history.
DuPage County Senior Services provides a variety of resources to Lombard seniors, including transportation service, money management and case management. DuPage Senior Citizens Council serves as an advocate for local seniors and provides wellness education, pet care services and well-being checks.
DuPage County Senior Services
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
DuPage Senior Citizens Council
1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
The Helen Plum Library provides a variety of programming specifically for area seniors, including Lifelong Learning classes, which are designed for adults aged 55 and over, and a Telesensory machine, which allows independent reading for those with visual limitations.
Helen Plum Library
110 W Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
The nearest Veterans Affairs service office is the Veterans Assistance of DuPage County, which provides financial assistance to Lombard veterans, including help with prescription drugs, VA medical transportation and survivor and burial assistance. The nearest American Legion post is located in Villa Park and provides support and additional resources for veterans.
Veterans Assistance of DuPage County
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
American Legion Post 2801
39 E. St. Charles Road, Villa Park, IL 60181
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