The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL

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A spectacular lakefront skyline and bold architecture enhance the beauty of Chicago, IL. Along with its vibrant art scene, fine dining and rich history, Chicago has a variety of activities for seniors, who make up about 13% of the population. Whether you like to attend cultural shows or live events at Millennium Park, go shopping on the Magnificent Mile or explore Chicago Botanic Garden, you will not be bored. There are numerous art galleries and museums, and a trip aboard the Chicago Trolley will show you the city's main attractions. The weather in Chicago can be cold in the winter, but summer days generally do not get too hot for comfort. However, it rains or snows on average 125 days out of the year and skies are often cloudy.

According to the Genworth 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the cost of home care services is approximately $57,154 yearly compared to the national average of $51,480, and annual health aide costs about $57,200 compared to $52,624 nationally. Assisted living facilities average $56,880 yearly versus the national average of $48,612. 

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Chicago. 

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago

Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Address: 2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: (844) 715-7217
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-lake-shore-drive/details.html#communityLink

With views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, this resort-like facility offers fine dining, a fireside common area, greenhouses and gardening areas. The community has on-site care staff and offers a variety of amenities including a computer room, fitness center, therapy room, library, pool, indoor garage and a bank. Nature lovers will enjoy relaxing on the landscaped grounds, while others may prefer a warm drink at the bistro or joining friends at the sports bar to watch a game.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Suites 
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 147

Brookdale Lake View 

Address: 3121 North Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: (773) 234-3981
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-lake-view.html

Located within walking distance to Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan and Belmont Harbor, we ranked Brookdale Lake View in our top 10 because of the wide variety of activities residents can enjoy on and off the facility grounds. Massage therapy sessions, movie nights, poker games, woodworking, trivia nights and happy hours are only a few of the daily activities available. The facility offers multiple floorplans ranging from 450 sq. ft studios to 1300 sq. ft two-bedrooms with a 24-hour security system and a full-time care team. Restaurant-style dining, a cafe/bistro, pharmacy and bank are located on-site.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 78

Autumn Green at Midway Village

Address: 6700 S. Keating, Chicago, IL 60629
Phone Number: (708) 931-3480 Website: https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/illinois/autumn-green-at-midway-village/

Private apartments and spacious shared spaces create a relaxing and homey environment at Autumn Green at Midway Village. Amenities include a business center, billiards room, library, walking paths, spray ponds and a courtyard patio. Residents can enjoy a wide array of daily activities such as stretching classes, book clubs, educational courses and technology workshops, all designed to maximize physical and mental health.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,150
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 86

Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Address: 2710 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (847) 686-3720
Website: https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/

Located in the historic Northside of Chicago and close to the Chicago Park District, Sunrise of Lincoln Park offers seniors a charming urban setting. Outings to local restaurants, shopping and attractions are among the options available to residents of Sunrise of Lincoln Park.

The facility offers many on-site activities such as movies in the media room, a walking club, trivia nights, cooking demonstrations and current event discussions to keep residents healthy and social. Animal lovers will enjoy meeting the community labradoodle and cuddly cat.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 157

Autumn Green at Wright Campus

Address: 4239 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60634
Phone Number: (872) 302-6104 
Website: https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/illinois/autumn-green-at-wright-campus/

Happy hours, movies, Wii games, exercise classes and poker clubs are just some of the fun activities offered at Autumn Green at Wright Campus.

Residents can enjoy bright and cheerful amenities including a billiards room, library, fitness room, salon/barbershop and art center. Speech, occupational and physical therapy is available on-site. 

There are a variety of floorplans and multi-room options to choose from and residents can have their meals in the main dining or request room service. Autumn Green is pet-friendly.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,600
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds:  Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 92

St. Joseph Village in Chicago

Address: 4021 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
Phone Number:
(773) 234-7988
Website: https://www.franciscanministries.org/st-joseph-village/

St. Joseph Village is a Catholic living community that welcomes people of all faiths. Located just minutes from downtown and with public transportation close by, there is easy access to local shops, restaurants and theaters. Residents can enjoy strolling around the landscaped walking paths and gardening areas or relaxing on the patio. The community has an on-site chapel, meditation room, craft and hobby rooms, a Cyber lounge with high-end computers and a family party room complete with a kitchenette. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 37

Norwood Crossing 

Address: 6016 N. Nina Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Phone Number: (773) 577-5323
Website: https://www.norwoodcrossing.org/

Private and comfortable accommodation with a variety of floorplans are offered at Norwood Crossing, a non-profit organization providing assisted living and memory care. Some of the facility's amenities include computer stations, a fitness center and lush walkways. Residents are encouraged to keep social and active by participating in the many activities including book clubs, exercise programs, community outings, a lively art program and singsongs. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: 250
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 103

Smith Village

Address: 2320 West 113th Place, Chicago, IL 60643
Phone Number: (773) 474-7303
Website: https://www.smithvillage.org/

Located in the Beverly Neighborhood, residents at Smith Village can enjoy being surrounded by Gaelic heritage and architecture. The facility offers a continuum of care, and the monthly fee covers all the basics including meals, home maintenance, banking services and a convenience store with toiletries and snacks. Some daily activities include walking clubs, trips to Walgreens, games nights and stretching classes and inspirational talks and rosary evenings are open to all. There are two dining venues on-site: a formal dining area with table service and, for breakfast, lunch and snacks there is the Market Place Cafe.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 58

The Admiral at the Lake

Address: 929 W Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: (773) 433-1800
Website: https://admiral.kendal.org/life-style/

The Admiral at the Lake provides lakeside luxury apartments where residents can enjoy waterfront dining, an indoor the amenities of a heated pool, fitness center with an instructor, theater, creative arts studio and a cafe/bistro for healthy snacks. For those who enjoy visual arts, there is a resident art gallery that features the works of artists from both inside and outside of the community. Two outside patios and a Lighthouse Lounge are favorite places for relaxing with friends.

Starting Monthly Cost: $7,399
Room Types: One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 39
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 74

Barton Senior Residence of Chicago

Address: 1245 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number: (312) 421-5220
Website: https://bartonchicago.org/about-us/

Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, Barton Senior Residence provides residents with freshly prepared meals in a beautiful dining room at an affordable price. A private room is also available for family functions. Each private apartment is equipped with emergency call systems and 24-hour staff. Daily wellness checks are provided, as well as transportation services. This safe and secure community setting has flowered courtyards and walking paths and a relaxing gazebo where residents can enjoy the outdoors. A variety of activities are available such as arts and crafts classes, Wii games, billiards and monthly concerts. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 86

Learn More About Assisted Living in Chicago

Chicago is a vibrant city that offers many activities to keep seniors' minds and spirits healthy. Lifelong learning opportunities for seniors are extensive in the city, and a rich mixture of natural beauty, great architecture and creative spaces abound. Whether you like sightseeing, shopping, dining or history, Chicago offers it all. Learn more about paying for assisted living in Chicago.