Overview

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.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org 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
99
Studio
Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care
4800
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

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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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