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With over 1.5 million seniors in the state, Illinois has an above average percentage of seniors. Illinois is ranked as 23rd least expensive state to live in the United States. Although health care costs are average for the United States, the housing cost-of-living-index  is 90 making it a relatively inexpensive place to own a retirement home. In addition to the low cost of living, there are several other factors to consider when evaluating Illinois assisted living facilities and other senior living options. The safety record, quality of service and amenities can have a significant impact on a seniors ability to adapt to life in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Illinois Assisted Living Facility Review

The Department of Public Health's Division of Assisted Living performs annual inspection of all Illinois assisted living facilities. You may contact the Department of Public Health's Division of Assisted Living at 217-782-2913 to request copies of inspection reports before making your decision. You may also request copies of complaints for specific assisted living facilities. Try to reduce your list of potential assisted living facilities down to a handful before requesting complaints in inspection reports. Use this number to submit a complaint for an assisted living facility. You may also submit a review on this site to help other Illinois residents in their assisted living facility search. Please include as much information as possible when submitting a complaint or review. You can also get help with assisted living facility service issues by contacting:

  • Sally Petrone, State Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Illinois Department on Aging 421
  • East Capitol Avenue, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701-1789
  • www.state.
  • Phone: (217)785-3143 Fax: (217)524-9644

Assisted Senior Living as designed to be used in conjunction with these excellent government resources.

This directory includes 1723 assisted living options for Illinois. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.

Nursing Homes
Here are the direct links to Bloomington Nursing Homes, Carbondale Nursing Homes, Champaign Nursing Homes, Chicago Nursing Homes, Decatur Nursing Homes, Kankakee Nursing Homes, La Salle Nursing Homes, Mt Vernon Nursing Homes, Peoria Nursing Homes, Rockford Nursing Homes, Harrisburg Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.

In more suburban areas, this can include a trip to Wal-Mart or the local senior center. More metropolitan areas like Chicago, Rockford, Naperville and Springfield, trips may include visits to one of the local universities, a ballet, play or museum. Social interaction is a very important factor for keep being seniors alert and enthusiastic about their lives. Although many people enter and this system living facility as a temporary housing until they complete rehabilitation and returned to their home, many people live in these facilities as a long-term residence. Whether it's a daily game of checkers for a trip to a local restaurant, these activities are very important for the health and well-being of residents. Some residents also choose to have an adult day care specialists work with them during the week to allow them to visit friends and family, doctors and other local businesses that they would like to continue to visit. We hope that you find our list of system living facilities useful and we hope that you will return to this site and enter a review once you have selected a facility.