Illinois Assisted Living
Cost of Illinois Assisted Living
The average cost of Assisted Living in Illinois is $4,050 per month. This is higher than the national average which is $2,877 per month.
In Illinois there are 359 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs.
Illinois Independent Living Facilities by City
Chicago Area/Chicagoland Independent Living
Other Areas in Illinois
Map of Illinois Assisted Living Facilities
Paying for Assisted Living in IllinoisMost seniors pay for assisted living in Illinois using their own personal savings or those of their families. However, some financial assistance is available for low-income adults through the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Supportive Living Program, which uses Medicaid funds to pay for personal care and services in a supportive living facility. Even under this program, residents must still pay for the cost of room and board.
Overview of Illinois Assisted LivingProudly known as the “Land of Lincoln,” Illinois’ official state slogan pays homage to one of its most famous residents, Abraham Lincoln, and honors the legacy of the three other U.S. Presidents who have also resided there: Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Settled in the 1810s by pioneers from Kentucky, Illinois has grown into the fifth-most populous state in the country with nearly 13 million residents, most of whom live in the Chicago metropolitan area. Seniors who choose assisted living in Illinois enjoy a vibrant and diverse selection of historical, cultural and artistic attractions as well as some of the finest medical care and public transportation systems nationwide.
Assisted Living in Illinois DefinedThe State of Illinois licenses three main types of facilities where assisted living services may be provided to seniors:
- Assisted living establishments - homes, buildings or residences that provide residential lodging and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating and grooming, to three or more unrelated adults, 80% of whom are 55 years of age or older.
- Shared housing establishments – these types of homes are exactly like assisted living establishments except they are not allowed to care for more than 12 residents at any given time. More commonly known as "care homes," you can find Shared Housing Establishments in our Care Homes category.
- Supportive living facilities – these homes are similar to assisted living establishments but are designed to provide care to low-income adults.
- Three meals per day
- Housekeeping services
- Personal laundry and linen services
- 24-hour security and emergency response systems
- Assistance with activities of daily living