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

  • Sorted through 16 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 24 hours researching assisted living communities in Waukegan
  • Read more than 128 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Waukegan is $5,450, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,600 and also considerably higher than the national average of $4,300.

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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 Waukegan, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 16 communities in the Waukegan area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Waukegan 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.

Anthology of Grayslake
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,990, Memory Care: $6,180
Anthology of Grayslake is a world-class senior living community located in a peaceful setting. Care team members are on-site 24/7 to provide compassionate care and assistance as required. A registered nurse is always on-call in case of an emergency and to monitor the well-being of residents. Each senior has a personalized care plan that includes details of any medical care and assistance they may require. The care plans are updated on a regular basis as a resident's care needs change. The facility maintains a daily calendar of social, recreational and wellness activities, including exercise classes, group outings, art classes, musical entertainment and movie nights. There is a full salon and spa on-site with treatments for men and women. The in-house chefs serve three gourmet meals each day in the elegant dining room.
What Residents are Saying:
One family member praises the wonderful staff and the variety of activities offered: "The staff is outstanding. They treat my mom as family and [are] extremely caring. The food is great. The nursing staff is truly the best. They have activities all day and they will encourage all to be involved. My mom was shy and they helped her make friends."
3.93 out of 5 stars
(62) Reviews
1865 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030
Bickford Of Gurnee
Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes
Brookdale Vernon Hills
Green Oaks Senior Living
Heritage Woods of Gurnee
StoryPoint Libertyville
Sunrise of Gurnee
The Sheridan at Green Oaks
The Village at Victory Lakes

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes 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

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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