In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Chicago area, our team of researchers sorted through 424 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 43 hours researching assisted living communities in Chicago
  • Interviewed 21 facility staff members
  • Read more than 230 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 29 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 Chicago is $4,794, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,030 and the national average of $4,000.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Chicago, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 424 communities in the Chicago area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Chicago 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.

Arbour Health Care Center
Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care
Located a few short blocks from Lake Michigan, the Arbour Health Care Center has been serving Chicago’s aging population since 1964 with specialized care. They offer daily exercise classes, and arrange for dental care, ophthalmology, optometry, audiology, barber, salon, and podiatry services. Active residents are able to socialize with their neighbors in the lounge, where there are weekly movies and social events hosted to celebrate holidays and birthdays. There are also scheduled outings to shopping and dining establishments, so residents can enjoy all that the windy city has to offer.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents’ families love the caring environment and fun activities ,stating in one online review- “We liked the atmosphere at the Arbour Health Care facility right away. We were impressed with the variety of activities, such as the lounge, entertainment like movies, special parties, ice cream socials and table games.”
2.25 out of 5
(17) Reviews
1512 West Fargo Avenue,
Chicago IL, 60626
Artis Senior Living Of Lakeview
Autumn Green At Midway Village
Autumn Green At Wright Campus
Barton Senior Residences of Chicago
Belmont Village Oak Park
Bishop Edwin Conway Residence
Buckingham Pavilion
Central Baptist Village
Coles Supported Living
Colfax Manor Assisted Living
Covenant Home Of Chicago
Eden Supportive Living
Glen St. Andrew Living Community
Greenview Place
Mercy Circle
New City Supportive Living
Norwood Crossing
Oak Park Arms Retirement Community
Pioneer Gardens
Silverado Orchard Park
Smith Village
St Paul's House & Health Center
St. Joseph Village of Chicago
Sunrise Of Lincoln Park
Symphony Residences Of Lincoln Park
The Admiral at the Lake
The Carrington At Lincolnwood
The Selfhelp Home

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

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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