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A Step-by-Step How to Guide to Finding Memory Care Near You

Step 1: To find dementia or Alzheimer’s care near you, browse the best memory care facilities in Chicago.

Step 2: Narrow down your options by considering key memory care features and amenities, like an engaging memory care activities calendar and staff expertise.

Step 3: Understand the costs of memory care and make a plan for how to pay for memory care.

Step 4: Schedule a tour of your top memory care picks, and choose your favorite.

Step 5: Get expert tips on moving a parent to memory care.

Not sure if memory care is right for you? Learn about memory care services and benefits.

Step 1: Browse top rated memory care in Chicago, Illinois

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Memory Care

Average starting price $6,355/month
Average starting price $4,870/month
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Recent reviews of Memory Care in Chicago, IL
Mercy Circle Senior Living in Chicago, IL
5.0

Thank you for the care I have received here at Mercy Circle. The therapy team were wonderful and positive. I am grateful to them for making me well and strong. The administrative team showed respect and concern for my wellbeing.

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Artis Senior Living of Lakeview in Chicago, IL
4.1

The administrators are very good; however, there are a couple of the direct caregivers were complaining about the care that was needed for a friend on a specific day. The community was short staffed on this day. Most of the time they are very friendly. The community doesn't mix floors between the assisted living and memory care during COVID. There are different levels of care that is provided in the memory care unit. In my research this was the best place in Chicago, they finally got their SAGE certificate. They were willing to work with me in getting my friend into the community. There were times that they will cook for the guests and it has been pretty good. There are times that the food wasn't as good of quality as they serve to visitors. The community has let me know that they are not able to use a lot of spices in the food. Artis is very good at communicating with me in any changes in my friend's needs.

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Belmont Village Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
5.0

The staff at Belmont have been great to work with! We have a family member who is resistant to change and unwilling to take the necessary steps. Belmont has been super helpful with the transition. I've been by once a week for the past 5 weeks and each time the interaction with staff & LPNs has been great. Their observations show me they are taking the time to learn about their new resident and provide comfort and care. The activity coordinators stop by to let their residents know when there are gatherings which help provide structure and socialization.

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Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Mercy Circle believes in Life with Spirit!At Mercy Circle, the idea of living with spirit is not just a motto or slogan. It is the foundation for the inviting, energetic environment you’ll find here. Mercy Circle’s residents and staff join together to create a vibrant, caring community where...

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Day trips and outings
4.8(59 reviews)

My Mom received great care at Mercy Circle. Every CNA and nurse were outstanding.

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Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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At Belmont Village Lincoln Park, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. Nestled in the new...

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Day trips and outings
4.7(32 reviews)

The decision to move our mom into Memory Care was very difficult, but the staff at Belmont Village held our hand at every ste...

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The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing...

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Day trips and outings
5.0(14 reviews)

I have lived in the neighborhood where the admiral is located for 38 years. The idea of staying in the same location was ver...

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Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(90 reviews)

I enjoy Brookdale. I am a people person and so Brookdale is a good experience.

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Autumn Green at Midway Village

6700 S Keating Ave, Chicago, IL 60629

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

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Day trips and outings
4.3(48 reviews)

The community is always cleaning. The staff are always checking on my loved one every two hours even when my loved one is sl...

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Good Times, Good CompanyLocated in the active and vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, our independent and assisted living community boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, spacious common areas for relaxing and entertaining, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style dining...

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Day trips and outings
4.2(44 reviews)

I would absolutely recommend the community to others. If I ever find myself in the same situation, this is the place or a pl...

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park

2710 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Day trips and outings
4.1(38 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a wonderful experience

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Bethany Retirement Community

4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Bethany Retirement is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago for over 126 years! We were founded in the Methodist tradition; however, we are home to a variety of faiths. We are 'Called to Care' and our desire is to provide active living...

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Day trips and outings
3.9(33 reviews)
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Norwood Crossing

6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Norwood Crossing, a not-for-profit community located on the Northwest side of Chicago, has been serving older adults since 1896. Each day, Norwood Crossing holds true to their mission of enhancing the independence and well-being of older adults. Norwood Crossing offers several levels of service...

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Day trips and outings
3.9(31 reviews)
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Artis Senior Living of Lakeview

3535 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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9
9 Floor plans available

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care and assisted living through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(18 reviews)

Our friend at Artis Senior living just thinks its utterly terrific. She likes the structure, the food and the staff seem to b...

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Paul House and Healthcare Center

3800 North California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

ul House offers our assisted living program members a central Irving Park address with a vibrant, inviting community, deep historical roots and a worry-free residential community. We have three service levels and three types of private apartments: efficiency studio, studio and one bedroom, all...

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Enclosed Courtyard
Devotional activities onsite
3.3(20 reviews)
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Coles Supportive Living

7419 S Exchange, Chicago, IL 60649

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Coles Supportive Living has been selected by the Illinois Department of Aging as one of the few Senior Care Facilities to be included in the State of Illinois Supportive Living Program. Coles Supportive Living Facility strives to promote dignity and independence for Seniors where a state-of-the...

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Day trips and outings
4.1(8 reviews)
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Hartwell Place

5520 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

Hartwell PlaceMemory Care Assisted LivingA memory care community where you can feel your best.Serving the neighborhood since 1898, Chicago Methodist Senior Services established Hartwell Place in 2000, an intimate and vintage community, nestled in the heart of Andersonville for adults living with...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(8 reviews)

We looked at other places and we chose The Hartwell because when we walked in it instantly resonated with my brother. They ha...

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St. Joseph Village of Chicago

4021 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60641

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Have you noticed that something doesn't seem right with mom or dad these days? It could be subtle or it could be something that's pretty obvious. Regardless, you've turned to the Internet for a reason and the best choice for assisted living is also Chicago's most notable and...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(7 reviews)

My Mom was in skilled nursing at St. Joseph Village of Chicago. She received excellent care (especially during the day) from ...

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The Selfhelp Home

908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area.The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Selfhelp offers a full continium of care. We are a...

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Day trips and outings
3.7(6 reviews)
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The Clare

55 East Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await you...

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Day trips and outings
Cats allowed
4.0(5 reviews)
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Churchview Supportive Living

2626 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Churchview Supportive Living is an assisted living community located in Chicago, IL. The city of Chicago is located in Cook County and home to over 2.7 million people. It's an exciting city with lots of great restaurants and shops. Residents can enjoy going on outings when the weather is warm and...

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3.4(5 reviews)
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Montclare Supportive Living

4339 W 18th Place, Chicago, IL 60623

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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The Montclare Supportive Living Community is the choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At the Montclare, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life...

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3.8(2 reviews)
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Jackson Park Supportive Living

1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence.Our apartments are designed to provide...

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3.0(3 reviews)
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Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

2833 N Nordica Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

For over 100 years, Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care has had a presence in the community that has empowered residents to live independent and full lives. As the premier post-acute and long-term care provider in Chicago with a 5 STAR CMS RATING, our mission is to provide a place of comfort and...

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3.0(5 reviews)
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Victory Centre of Roseland

10450 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Roseland community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

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Day trips and outings
Cats allowed
4.5(2 reviews)
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Victory Centre of South Chicago

3251 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of South Chicago community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

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4.5(2 reviews)

Overall I am actually pleased with this community. I would definitely recommend them for you or your loved one. They have act...

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Ravenswood Supportive Living

1922 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

"Get to know us before you need us." The Ravenswood Supportive Living program is certified by the Illinois Department of Health & Family Services. This program is designed to promote independence, dignity, respect and well-being for residents in a cost-effective manner. Depending on an...

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Amazing Grace Senior Living

7432 W Talcott, Chicago, IL 60631

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Cats allowed
5.0(1 review)

I have already had friends take a look at this place and they think that it would be a good place for their loved one. Compar...

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Heritage Woods of Chicago

2800 West Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Heritage Woods of Chicago is an affordable assisted living community exclusively designed for low income seniors 65 or older. Fully certified by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Living, Heritage Woods is located on the west side of Chicago. Heritage Woods is a lovely place to call...

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Step 2: Identify the best memory care options in Chicago, Illinois for your needs

To help you narrow your options and choose the best memory care facility near you, some factors to consider include:

  • Memory care ratings and reviews. Our community reviews are submitted by people who have direct experience with the community. As you find memory care communities that interest you, read through the reviews: Do people have positive things to say about the community and their loved one’s experience there?
  • State licensing and regulations. Memory care communities are regulated by the state. Many states make information about community licensing, inspections, and violations available to the public. Is the community accredited? How long has it held this designation? Has the facility passed an inspection recently?
  • Specialized design. Does the community have wayfinding features, like signage and clearly marked doorways? If your loved one likes the outdoors, does the community have a healing garden or secure outdoor space?
  • Staff trained in dementia care. What specialized training do employees have? What’s the staff-to-resident ratio? Is the community staffed 24/7?
  • Memory care facility features and amenities. Does the community fit your loved one’s interests? For example, if they’re religious, is there an on-site chapel? If they value pampering and self-care, is there a beauty salon or barbershop?
  • Memory care activities. While cognitive therapies – like pet therapy and music therapy – can’t cure dementia, they can help stave off its progression and keep seniors alert and entertained. Consider asking communities if you can view a memory care activities calendar to see if there are singalongs, game nights, and supervised outings to keep your loved one socially involved.

Step 3: Compare the costs of memory care near Chicago, Illinois

How much does memory care cost in Chicago, Illinois? The answer varies based on location, floorplan options, amenities, and the level of care your loved one needs. Memory care facility costs in your area typically range between 3888 to 6430, with an average monthly cost for memory care of $6,355.

Families who need less expensive care and are flexible as far as location is concerned may consider nearby Niles, IL, where the average cost of a memory care facility is $6,700.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

More on paying for memory care

When determining how to pay for long-term care, most families end up using a variety of funding sources and strategies, such as:

Related: Visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care
All our payment advice in one place. This comprehensive resource contains detailed tips on how to plan and pay for senior living.

Step 4: Tour your top memory care communities in Chicago, Illinois

Taking a tour is a crucial step in choosing a memory care facility. In fact, 97% percent of families took a tour before moving a parent to memory care, according to A Place for Mom’s family survey. Whether you tour in-person or virtually, this experience allows you to meet community staff, see the unit your family member would live in, and ask important questions.

Related: Feel confident and prepared with our memory care touring checklist

This downloadable guide helps you identify what to look for in a community and key questions to ask when you visit.

Step 5: Plan for how to move to memory care

The process of moving a parent to memory care typically starts with an empathetic conversation. Talking to a parent about memory care should happen at the right time and place, prioritizing your loved one’s comfort and privacy.

Related: Reference our complete senior living conversation guide

This detailed resource offers tips for starting a productive dialogue, getting your family on the same page, and considering next steps.

Prepare for a move to memory care

As it gets closer to move-in day, ease the transition to memory care by packing for your family member and beginning to personalize their space. The day of, acknowledge your loved one’s questions, encourage them to get involved in memory care activities, and have conversations with staff about what communication will be like moving forward.

Research services for seniors in Chicago, Illinois

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Senior activities

In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

When it comes to transportation, the iconic “L-train” can take you all over the city of Chicago on its elevated tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates bus routes between downtown, O’Hare International Airport, and Midway Airport, as well as north-south routes up and down the region.

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Health care

In total, there are 33 hospitals that service Chicago’s emergency needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

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Senior activities

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the Windy City is the largest population center in the Midwest and the heart of its arts and cultural scene. Although the city might be rightfully famous for its cuisines and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pizza and architecture. From the festivities of Navy Pier to the masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City has numerous cultural opportunities for the active mind. If sports are your choice for entertainment, look no further than the city’s numerous championship-winning sports teams: the Chicago Bears (NFL), the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), the Chicago Bulls (NBA), the Chicago Cubs (MLB), and the Chicago White Sox (MLB).

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What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Frequently asked questions

There are 69 memory care facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See the full list.

The best memory care facilities near you in Chicago, Illinois are Mercy Circle Senior Living, Belmont Village Lincoln Park, and The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC. These memory care communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

The 69 memory care facilities near you in Chicago, Illinois typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Chicago, Illinois, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Chicago, Illinois, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

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