Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL

Christian Worstell
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  • Explore our review of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Chicago, Illinois, to compare costs and extra features from the best local senior living communities.

When you think of retirement and assisted living, Chicago is probably not the first city to come to mind. But don’t let the urban, midwest location fool you. The Windy City actually boasts a large number of high-quality assisted living homes with an average cost that is on par with the national average. 

Being such a large city, there are a lot of options to sort through as it relates to assisted living homes. But we combed through them all to weigh everything from amenities and food services to location, cost and more. It should be noted that we only included assisted living homes with a Chicago address on this list and did not include any located in the surrounding suburbs.  

Without further ado, below is a list of our choices for the top 10 assisted living homes in Chicago, IL.

1. Victory Centre of South Chicago

Website Address Phone Number

3251 East 92nd St. Chicago, IL 60617


Residents of Victory Centre have no trouble finding others to socialize with, with 72 independent living apartments and 112 assisted living spaces.

Among the on-site activities is the World Tour, which is an educational series that explores new languages and international cultures.

Not only is the facility pet friendly, but it actually pairs residents with older rescue dogs. There’s even a drum circle focused on spiritual, physical and mental well-being.

Melas are made with locally sourced ingredients and residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom spaces.

Additional highlights:

  • Close to public transportation 
  • Full kitchens in rooms 
  • Well-lit common areas and community rooms

2. Covenant Home of Chicago

Website Address Phone Number

2720 West Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60625


Covenant Home is located in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood right across the street from The Swedish Hospital and its 24-hour emergency room. The large and brightly-lit apartments come in studio and one-bedroom varieties.

Multiple dining options include private dining rooms and a cafe. A movie theater and art studio are among the many amenities.

Residents are monitored with a 24-hour emergency response system and have priority access to memory care, skilled nursing and rehab at the nearby Chicago Methodist Senior Services.

Additional highlights:

  • Physical therapy gym
  • Library
  • Close to dining, shopping and cultural attractions

3. St. Joseph Village of Chicago

Website Address Phone Number

4021 West Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60641


St. Joseph Village is a Catholic non-profit facility that welcomes residents of all faiths for assisted living, skilled nursing care, memory care, rehabilitation and respite care.

The home is located just minutes from downtown and close to public transportation.

The social calendar consists of spiritual services, stretching, baking, socials and more with a focus on the spiritual, physical, intellectual and social well-being of residents.

Some of the amenities include a spa with hydrotherapy whirlpool, craft and hobby rooms, game room and family party room. A full-service diner serves up three meals daily.

Additional highlights:

  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Exercise room that incorporates the SeniorFIT program
  • On-site chapel and meditation room

4. Norwood Crossing

Website Address Phone Number

6016 North Nina Ave. Chicago, IL 60631


Assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, respite care and skilled nursing care are all available at this Old Norwood Park location which is convenient to cafes, shops and the AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center.

This non-profit dates back over 100 years and has racked up numerous awards over time. Nurses and nursing assistants are available 24/7 to provide the appropriate level of care while encouraging independence.

Live entertainment, sing-alongs, book clubs and exercise programs are all a part of daily life.

Additional highlights:

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Robust volunteer program for residents

5. Sunrise of Lincoln Park

Website Address Phone Number

2710 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614


Sunrise of Lincoln Park is convenient to a number of world class medical facilities.

Residents are encouraged to stay active and fit through the facility’s Live With Purpose program that uses gentle exercises to promote physical and cognitive health.

Memory care and short-term stays join assisted living as among the available services.

Six floor plans are available in this pet-friendly community that includes weekly housekeeping and laundry and daily trash removal. The dining experience features a diverse menu with seasonal creations complemented by all-day snacks and fresh fruit.

Social life at Sunrise includes karaoke, dance parties, religious services, movies and more.

Additional highlights:

  • Residents stay in touch with family through an app
  • Private dining rooms 
  • Outings to local attractions

6. Mercy Circle

Website Address Phone Number

3659 West 99th St. Chicago, IL 60655


This faith-based facility is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and offers independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing in one-bedroom apartments.

The non-profit home provides daily liturgy in an on-site chapel and numerous volunteer opportunities for residents. The home is located adjacent to Evergreen Park, about 17 miles from downtown Chicago.

Numerous programs and activities line the daily schedule and residents are encouraged to invite guests for meals in the formal dining area with dishes prepared by an executive chef.

Mercy Circle is rated five out of five stars for quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Additional highlights:

  • Residential area
  • Oversized closets and luxurious bathrooms
  • Respite care available

7. Autumn Green at Midway Village

Website Address Phone Number

6700 South Keating Ave. Chicago, IL 60629


The location just a few blocks from the airport makes Autumn Green an easy destination for out-of-town visitors. It’s also right next to a park that offers some pleasant outdoor time on top of the on-property courtyard and walking paths.

Three different floor plans lend themselves to independent and assisted living with personalized care plans.

Amenities include an art center, library and billiards room complemented by programs like a gardening club, walking club and Nintendo Wii games. Diners enjoy restaurant-style meals with doctor recommendations incorporated.

Additional highlights:

  • Business center
  • Pet friendly
  • Among the more affordable options in the area

8. Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

Website Address Phone Number 2960 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60657 773-880-2960

Brookdale is a chain of senior living communities located throughout the U.S. which offers a degree of consistency and trust among residents.

This Chicago location is in a sought-after neighborhood and features views of the downtown skyline and Lake Michigan with easy access to Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s also located right next door to St. Joseph Hospital.

A concierge service helps residents navigate the many on- and off-site amenities. On property you’ll find a fireside living room, guest suites and an enclosed courtyard along with full-service dining.

Both independent and assisted living are available.

Additional highlights:

  • Pet friendly
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Beauty salon and barber shop

9. Autumn Green and Wright Campus

Website Address Phone Number 4239 North Oak Park Dr. Chicago, IL 60634 312-767-0651

The second Autumn Green home to make our list, the Wright Campus location offers independent and assisted living close to the airport. There are eight available floor plans and the facility is pet friendly.

A well-landscaped perimeter has patios, gazebos and a courtyard for outdoor time while a library, card room and billiards room are among the many amenities that complement a full slate of programs and activities.

Restaurant-style dining incorporates residents’ dietary needs and restrictions and are served in a lively dining area or in the peace and quiet of one’s room.

Clinical speech, occupational and physical therapy are all offered on site.

Additional highlights:

  • Barber shop and beauty salon
  • Art studio
  • Business center

10. Montclare Supportive Living

Website Address Phone Number

4339 West 18th Pl. Chicago, IL 60623


One of the more affordable options you’ll find in Chicago with all-inclusive pricing and a financial assistance program to boot.

Studio and one-bedroom apartments feature spacious bathrooms and individually-controlled heating and air. An outdoor patio, country store and TV lounge make up just some of the common areas.

Three meals and snacks are served daily and private dining rooms are available for visiting guests.

24-hour nursing assistants and off-site transportation cater to every need while an exercise room and various programs and activities help fill the time.

Additional highlights:

  • Beauty salon and barber shop 
  • Activity room
  • Pet friendly
Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

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