In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Aurora area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 34 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Aurora
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Aurora is $4,740, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,170 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Aurora, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 34 communities in the Aurora area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Aurora area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Alden Gardens of Waterford
Not Listed
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Respite
$6,000
Alden Gardens of Waterford offers seniors the opportunity to remain independent while receiving support and care to make their life as enjoyable and carefree as possible. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist residents with their everyday activities as needed, such as showering, dressing, cooking, walking and running errands. A fitness and wellness program allows seniors to remain physically active and focuses on increasing agility, flexibility, strength and circulation. The community also has a daily recreational and social program for residents to take part in and includes bingo, ice cream socials, movie nights, trivia quizzes and outings to the Morton Arboretum. Throughout the year, Alden Gardens of Waterford invites local choir groups and musicians into the community to perform for residents.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviews frequently describe the spacious apartments and excellent meals that are served. One relative writes, "My mother lived at Alden Gardens of Waterford, and it was wonderful. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. The rooms were ... clean, updated, nice and well kept ... The grounds were beautiful. It was a perfect place for seniors to live."
4.45 out of 5
(51) Reviews
1955 Randi Dr.,
Aurora, IL 60504
Asbury Gardens
Atria at River Trail
Atrium at Oak Crest Residence
Belmont Village Geneva Road
Bickford of Aurora
Bickford of Oswego
Bright Oaks of Aurora
Clare Oaks Senior Living & Assisi Healthcare
Covenant Living at the Holmstad
Covenant Living at Windsor Park
Greenfields of Geneva
HarborChase of Naperville
Heritage Woods of Batavia
Spring Meadows Naperville
Sunnymere
Sunrise of Naperville North
The Sheridan At Tyler Creek
The Vistas Fox Village
Victory Centre Of Bartlett

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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