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16 Assisted Living Communities in Will County, Illinois

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 16 Assisted Living Communities in Will County and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Will County, IL

  • Assisted Living: $4,794
  • Nursing Home Care: $7,330
  • In-home Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,728

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Will County



October 8, 2023

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The rooms are ok.But when a person has a cat.when thye move out,they should replce the the carpet,before another person moves in,and and clean behind the refrigetfrtor and the sove.Aldens shoudnt charge the tenants that are leaving to have the room painted or vacacumed ,taken the money out of their depoist,i have never neard of that.They have cmaeras in the comminity room,in the first floor garbage room, in the ppol room, when you firsy come in.They have rewgulted the the hallways tempertaures.the rent went up,this is HUD.tHere are people that live here that are on a fixed in come.The rent has jumped up to much.Some people have left becuse of this.We were told by our manager it is going up again.I realize things are going up but enough is enough. I moved here because of the price was in my price range.The mayer of New Lenox needs to see what he is doing to all the people.



June 18, 2022

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Please Beware. Nightmare experience. Short staffed, unprofessional and uncaring. Think twice before you send loved one there.



May 18, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

Solstice Senior Living at Joliet Independent Living is a very nice looking place. They keep it up very well, and I am very satisfied with everything especially the food. The dining area is very nice formal dining area. The food is very nice, and you are not eating the same thing every day (and not even every week). They got a very good chef here. He spreads the meals out, and it is really good. I have only been here a week. I like playing cards in the game room and the trivia games they play. The staff is extremely courteous, over-the-top almost. Everyone here are nice people, and they treat you with respect. There are plenty of activities, though you could sit in your room and watch TV if you want. There are always things to do. It is very clean, and they keep it up very nicely. It is very affordable, and I would have moved in earlier. It's just a really nice place to live.



May 18, 2021

I visited this facility

I visited The Heritage at Hunters Chase and they were really great. I saw some of the seniors in action. I saw them taken to get snacks with the staff and the custodians helping them. They were courteous and friendly. The residents were being given respect. It was nice. The staff were soft-spoken and very caring.The lady I toured with was Audrey. She was so friendly, she took the time, and she even called back. The room I saw was a 1-bedroom but it had a half wall, so you could see an alcove. Since it's for two people it would have worked. I noticed that the facility was very clean, too.



May 7, 2021

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at Joliet was very welcoming and clean. They showed us several different apartments so we had an idea about them. We talked about updating carpets and replacing them with tiles, so they are working on updating it, which is nice. The staff was very helpful. She answered all our questions and explained the place very thoroughly. There weren't any activities going on at the time we went through, but they have a beauty shop, a weight room, a chapel, and a large common area.



April 18, 2021

I visited this facility

We went to Rocky Hollow Lake. We were impressed, but the one concern that my husband had was that he didn't feel like it was as clean as he would like it to be. I know that they were also doing some construction, but I don't know if it's just because of the construction they were doing or if that's an "all the time" thing. Otherwise, we were very impressed with the facility. They only have single rooms; it's like what I would call an "efficiency apartment." When you walk in, there is a kitchenette where my sister-in-law would have a refrigerator. I can't remember if there was a microwave or not, but there's also a sink, and then a little peninsula that could be used as a dining table. It also had some cabinets. It's one large room, maybe thirteen feet by seventeen feet or something like that. It had a bath to the side with a walk-in shower, a toilet, a sink, and two closets for clothing. We were not as impressed with the showers in the rooms; they're a bit old. We were very impressed with the staff, too. They had a dining area where they ate and did some activities. They have a couple of courtyards where you can go out and sit. They have been doing activities regularly. They have had people coming in to sing and things like that, but right now it's COVID so things are different.



March 30, 2021

I visited this facility

My friend is moving to Parkwood Meadows. We picked it because it's the same exact layout as the place she's in right now; the place must be owned by the same people. When she goes out of her room, the dining room is exactly where it is in the other place. It's the same with the front desk and the activity center, so she won't have any problem adjusting. They have daily activities. She has a patio where she can sit, and she can walk around the facility. She's eighty-eight so she doesn't do a whole lot, but she enjoys just being with people so it's going to be good. The people were fabulous there. They're very easy to deal with, they got her signed up, it all worked really well. The facility was clean, very nice, and very well taken care of. The rooms were all clean, so I was very impressed.



March 19, 2021

I visited this facility

I visited Parkwood Meadows. I was accommodated very well. It was very pleasant. The staff did a good job of taking us around and answering questions. It wasn't necessarily run down, but it didn't have a modern upbeat look either. We know that they're dealing with COVID and all of that kind of thing. I did not notice anything because I don't have really good eyesight, but I felt like it was a little outdated; it was a little more of a nursing home feeling than independent living. That's not because I saw people there or not; it's just a feeling I had. The apartments were not modern looking, and the heating system was not new. The apartment was a little outdated but roomy. The staff was very friendly, very informative, very honest about everything, and followed up with me very quickly, and I appreciated that.



March 19, 2021

I visited this facility

The apartment at Senior Suites of Joliet was very nice. I like it, and it was pretty spacious. I just can't live in a building where people smoke because I'm an asthmatic. The staff was very pleasant, explained everything well, and told me about the cost. We looked at a couple of apartments, but there was one that stood out for me. I like the parking area and all of that; there's just so much smoke in the hallway. I already live in Joliet, so I love the location. It was downtown Joliet. I didn't see any activities, but they told me about them, and there's a bus that will take you shopping. They were still doing work at that building.

Map of Will County, Illinois

Assisted Living Costs in Will County

With monthly expenses nearly $800 above the state average of $4,030, Will County ($4,794) is one of the more costly areas for assisted living in Illinois, according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study. Nearby Rockford comes close with expenses averaging $4,770 per month, while cities to the south, such as Kankakee ($3,986) and Danville ($4,200), are moderately less costly. The Champaign area is the least expensive place in this region of Illinois for assisted living, with monthly expenses of $3,578, which is more than $400 less than the state and national averages.

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available specifically for Will County, so data from the nearby Chicago area was used.

Care Cost Comparison

The single greatest influencing factor on the cost of senior care in Will County is the type of service. With an average monthly cost of $1,728, adult day health services are the least expensive type of care in the region, while nursing home care is over four times more costly at $7,330. Assisted living ($4,794) and in-home services ($4,576) fall toward the center of the cost spectrum, and although homemaker services and home health aide visits have identical monthly costs, actual expenses may vary depending on how many hours services are needed. Seniors should also factor in expenses related to maintaining their home when comparing the potential costs and benefits of residential versus in-home care.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Will County

Medicaid in Illinois

Low-income state seniors may qualify for comprehensive medical benefits through Illinois Medicaid, which is commonly known as the Medical Assistance Program. Medicaid covers most essential health care needs, including physician visits, emergency room and urgent care services, and long-term residential care, such as assisted living. While there is no level-of-care requirement when applying for Medicaid for the aged, blind or disabled, the program has strict income limits. A single applicant must make no more than $1,041 monthly. For married couples with both spouses applying, the monthly income limit is $1,409. Eligibility guidelines also set an asset limit of $2,000 for single applicants, but, currently, there is no specified asset limit for married couples with both spouses applying.

For seniors who may not meet the program’s stringent eligibility requirements, the state provides multiple pathways to Medicaid eligibility. Individuals who have high medical bills but exceed the program’s income cap may benefit from the state’s medically needy pathway. Also known as the Medical Spend-down Program, this option allows individuals to spend down their income on medical bills until they fall within Medicaid limits. Expenses that may be applied toward the spend-down include physician visits, hospital stays and medical supplies. Once qualified applicants reach the spend-down, they receive a card to pay for additional medical expenses incurred that month. 

Illinois also offers Medicaid planning services. For further information on Medicaid benefits, seniors should reach out to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. An online application is available at ABE.

Seniors in need of long-term care may also benefit from several state Medicaid waivers.

Illinois Supportive Living Program

The Illinois SLP provides low-income seniors with funds to offset services such as skilled nursing, medication assistance and personal-care aides. Qualified individuals can receive these services at home or in an assisted living program as an alternative to nursing home care.

Potential applicants receive a preadmission screening to determine medical requirements. To qualify for the program, individuals must demonstrate the need for a nursing home level of care. In addition, the assessment must determine that SLP services can meet an individual’s functional requirements at home or in a community-based program. Applicants must be 65 or older, and SSI income guidelines apply, with a monthly limit of $771 for a single applicant or $1,157 for a married couple with both spouses applying. All income must be used to pay the care provider although $90 may be withheld each month as a personal allowance.

For further information or to apply, seniors may contact the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Bureau of Long-Term Care at (217) 782-0545.

Illinois Community Care Program

For seniors who require a nursing home level of care but want to maintain their independence, the state’s Community Care program funds a range of services, including emergency alert systems, medication dispensing services and personal aides to assist with activities of daily living. Services may be delivered at home or in an assisted living setting.

The program is open to Illinois residents aged 60 or older who demonstrate a need for long-term care. Applicants may not have more than $17,500 in assets, with certain exemptions, including a car, a house and any furnishings.

Will County residents can find out more about the Community Care program and its application process by phoning the state’s Senior Help Line at (800) 252-8966.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Optional State Supplementation

Illinois SSI recipients whose financial needs exceed the benefit amount plus any additional monthly income may qualify for an extra state-funded payout through OSS. Added directly to the federal SSI payment, this stipend is designed to offset expenses associated with assisted living programs. The allowance varies based on the applicant’s specific needs, marital status and living situation. 

Will County residents who qualify for this benefit should work directly with the Social Security Administration field office in Joliet. Eligible seniors may visit the office in person or call (866) 783-7302 for more information.

VA Aid and Attendance

The federally funded VA Aid and Attendance program helps eligible wartime veterans aged 65 or over cover the cost of assisted living. To enroll in the program, veterans or their surviving spouses must have one or more of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Be bedbound due to a chronic condition or disability
  • Require outside aid when executing personal functions, such as bathing, dressing and feeding
  • Demonstrate corrected vision of no more than 5/200 in both eyes or contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less

Supporting documents, preferably including a physician’s report detailing the qualifying condition, must accompany the application. The attending physician may also fill out the appropriate VA examination form.

Veterans receiving a disability pension cannot receive A&A funds simultaneously but may receive the higher of the two benefits. VA Housebound Program participants are not eligible for A&A. 

Interested veterans can apply in person at the nearby Chicago Regional Benefit Office or call (800) 827-1000. Staff is available to answer questions or assist with the application process.

Senior Services Centers

Senior Services of Will County helps seniors maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle, offering health screenings and fall-prevention programs. The center sponsors professionally led support groups in which individuals aged 60 and over can pose questions and share thoughts on topics of concern. In addition to senior-focused programs and volunteer opportunities, Catholic Charities Aging and Disability Services has a long-term care ombudsman, who provides advocacy for residents in assisted living programs. Senior Services of Will County
251 N. Center St., Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 723-9713 Catholic Charities Aging and Disability Services
16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 723-3405

Veterans’ Resources

In addition to multiple American Legion and VFW posts, Will County has several resources for area vets that offer advocacy, counseling and community outreach. Local VA clinics provide veterans with primary care, behavioral health support and laboratory services.

Veterans Assistance Commission
2400 Glenwood Ave. Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 740-8389
Emergency financial assistance, advocacy

Joliet VA Clinic
1201 Eagle St., Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 740-8100
Primary care, behavioral health, lab services, prescriptions

Aurora Vet Center
750 Shoreline Dr., Ste 150, Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 585-1853
Counseling, education, community referrals

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