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Located almost midway between Springfield and Champaign, the Illinois community of Decatur is the seat of Macon County and the largest city in this part of the state. A high percentage of its 70,700 residents are over the age of 65, with nearly 20% of the population in this age bracket. 

Life in Decatur is never boring. It has a vibrant food scene, and Lake Decatur provides a scenic backdrop for outdoor recreational activities. The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater hosts a variety of live events, the Chevrolet Hall of Fame is a popular destination for car enthusiasts and the Scovill Zoo is an ideal place to visit with the grandkids.

Seniors who retire in Decatur may opt to live in an assisted living community. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the cost of assisted living care in Decatur is $4,269 a month, which is close to the national average of $4,300. However, it’s quite a bit higher than the statewide average of $3,650 per month.

To help seniors find the right assisted living community in Decatur, we’ve compiled this list of the 10 best options in the area.

The Glenwood Supportive Living of Mt. Zion

With just 38 apartments, The Glenwood Supportive Living of Mount Zion is an intimate community where residents get a lot of one-on-one attention. Each apartment home has its own kitchenette, a living room that's separate from the bedroom and a private patio that provides space for outdoor living. A wide range of activities help to keep residents occupied, while housekeeping and laundry services means they don't have to spend time caring for their apartments. A nurse is on staff to assist with medical care.

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Imboden Creek Garden Assisted Living

As its name implies, the Gardens at Imboden Creek offers lush landscaping and is set on five wooded acres. Many apartments and common areas have views of these gardens and natural forested areas. A large glass sunroom is a popular place to enjoy some sunshine, even in the heart of the winter, and in the summer residents can often find themselves enjoying time in the gazebo. Three restaurant-style meals served daily in the spacious community-style dining room help keep residents well-fed.

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Randall Residence of Decatur

At Randall Residence of Decatur, staff strives to create a positive environment where residents are comfortable and surrounded by engaging things to do. Activities are personalized to the interests and abilities of each senior. Staff is available at all times to lend a hand when it's needed, and care is customized to the needs of each resident. Seniors have a choice of spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments and access to inviting outdoor courtyard areas.

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Eagle Ridge of Decatur

Eagle Ridge is on our list because of the well-appointed private accommodations available to each resident. Each apartment home has a private bathroom, emergency alert system and kitchenette. Certified nurses are always on-site, and ongoing health monitoring and assessments are provided. Common areas, including a sunroom, theater and recreation and TV rooms, provide comfortable spots to relax with friends.

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Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur

With its spacious apartments, range of daily activities and caring staff to help with laundry and housekeeping, Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur has everything seniors need for a comfortable retirement. This community even has an ice cream parlor, so residents can get something sweet when the craving hits. A movie theater and library offer additional recreation options, and there's a wellness center for exercising and therapy needs. Nursing staff is available round-the-clock to support the needs of those who call Primrose home.

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Monticello Villas of Holly Brook

Located just off of I-72 near Lodge Park and the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello Villas of Holly Brook offers a convenient location for retirees to settle. This pet-friendly campus has its own community movie theater where residents can catch the latest blockbuster. Seniors can also enjoy fresh, home-cooked meals and flexible dining options. Daily activities focus on mental and physical wellness, and trips into town for shopping and entertainment take place regularly, as well. Assisted living care is provided in a discrete manner when needed.

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Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Lincoln

Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Lincoln occupies six acres next to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. With 40 apartments and varying floor plans, this is a small community where residents get personal attention. Every day, three home-cooked meals are served restaurant-style in a community dining room, and if residents are hungry in between, there's a coffee shop and a club room with snacks.

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Elmcroft of Wyndcrest

Located in Rochester, Elmcroft of Wyndcrest provides a well-planned social schedule to ensure residents can stay active and engaged. Each resident has a customized care plan to provide the right amount of support while encouraging independence. Restaurant-style dining keeps residents well-fed, and every month the Port of Call program brings exotic flavors to the table. Pets are welcome to come to this community with their owners.

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  • Farm to table dining program with locally grown food
  • Housekeeping services provided

Carriage Crossing of Rochester

Carriage Crossing of Rochester features spacious apartments that encourage independence among residents by giving them their own safe place to live. Wi-Fi is available throughout the community to keep seniors connected with their families, and pets are welcome. Outdoor courtyards allow residents to enjoy the picturesque setting, and the community provides chauffeured transportation services for its residents. Social events and many on-site activities are offered to keep each day interesting.

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  • Security gate for resident safety
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans available

Bickford of Springfield

Bickford of Springfield offers a robust list of life-enriching activities each week. Residents may be found taking part in an arts and crafts class or a senior-friendly workout in the fitness room or enjoying a fun-filled theme day or family gathering event. Each apartment has a kitchenette for the resident's convenience and an emergency call system for their safety. When residents want to head into town to enjoy the amenities of Springfield, on-site transportation is available to help them do so.

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