Assisted Living in Illinois

The AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory features consumer reviews, photos and descriptions of services offered by each facility in Illinois in order to help you find the right accommodations and care for your loved one. AgingCare’s average customer rating for communities in Illinois is 4.2 stars based on 1,810 consumer reviews.

There are over 393 assisted living facilities to choose from in Illinois. The average cost for assisted living in Illinois is $4,050 per month, which is above the national average of $3,892 per month.

Median Monthly Cost of Assisted Living in Illinois

Illinois$4,050
Chicago$4,986
Rockford$3,426
Peoria$2,355
Financial Assistance in IllinoisFinancial Assistance Available Available
Cost Information Provided by Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey

Information and Resources for Assisted Living in Illinois

Illinois facilities listed in the AgingCare.com Assisted Living DirectoryCommunities 393
Assisted Living Regulating BodyIllinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living
% of Population with Alzheimer's12%
2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

How Do You Pay For Assisted Living in Illinois?

Care in a Illinois assisted living community is typically paid for by a resident’s private funds (e.g. savings, 401(k), pension, Social Security, etc.), long-term care insurance, and in some cases, VA benefits.

Medicaid in the state of Illinois may help to cover assisted living through the Illinois HCBS Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities. Basic guidelines require applicants to be an Illinois resident age 65 or older (or if younger than 65, they must be disabled), assessed and found to be in need of nursing home level of care, and financially eligible for Medicaid coverage (income and asset limits).

Illinois Assisted Living Licensing Regulations

Department Charged with Licensing and InspectionsIllinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living
Publicly Available Inspection Report CardsYes
Required Employee ScreeningYes
Frequency of Inspections 
Upon Initial LicensingYes
AnnuallyYes
Various Intervals Depending on Facility PerformanceYes
UnannouncedYes
Following a ComplaintYes