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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 7, 2023
Located 22 miles west of Chicago, the village of Downers Grove is an urban suburb with boutique shopping, contemporary dining and a weekday commuter shuttle system with air-conditioned, handicapped-accessible buses running between Main Street and the Metra train station for easy access into Chicago at an economical cost.
Downers Grove has approximately 49,650 residents, of which nearly 20% are seniors. Centrally located to several major health care systems, hospitals within minutes include Advocate Good Samaritan, Elmhurst Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage.
According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the Downers Grove area share the same expenses as those in the metro Chicago area, with assisted living charging $4,825 monthly. This is more than $300 higher than the state and national averages, at $4,488 and $4,500, respectively.
Note: Data for Downers Grove was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago, was used instead.
By reviewing this guide, readers can learn about the top assisted living communities in and around Downers Grove to help them make the right choice for retirement living.
Lacey Creek Supportive Living
Situated in a lively residential area with shopping and parks nearby, Lacey Creek Supportive Living provides all-inclusive assisted living accommodations with affordable options for all budgets. Lacey Creek earns a top spot on our list for garnering the AHCA/NCAL 2021 Bronze Quality Award for continuous improvement in quality care. The three-story community is staffed by certified nursing assistants who provide help with personal care, medication reminders and escorts to meals and activities. Residents live comfortably in studio or one-bedroom apartments equipped with walk-in baths, handrails and a pull-down shower bench. On-site amenities include an exercise room, TV lounge, country store for sundries and an outdoor patio.
- Financial assistance available and Medicaid accepted
- Three meals a day included
Brookdale Glen Ellyn
Brookdale Glen Ellyn offers an upscale community with tenured staff and luxury amenities. The community is located across from Newton Park and within walking distance of shopping and dining. Assisted living residents receive customized care tailored to their needs, including help with grooming, medication management and ambulatory assistance. The inviting community includes a club room with a pool table, an activities room for games and cards and a fitness center with an indoor pool and hot tub. Residents are served meals in the elegant dining room, and they can enjoy snacks and coffee from the on-site bistro. During warmer months, seniors may spend time working in the garden and fishing at the on-campus pond.
- Assisted living accepts cats only
- Free resident transportation bus
Just a 15-minute drive from the Morton Arboretum, Brookdale Lisle is a continuing-care retirement community with resort-style amenities. Resident associates encourage an active lifestyle with a calendar of daily events, such as wood carving, cooking demonstrations, pool fitness classes and interactive games. Seniors can receive personalized assistance with activities of daily living and personal care and benefit from an on-site clinic and a designated therapy room. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in this pet-friendly community boast full kitchens and walk-in closets. Residents can enjoy a daily selection of chef-prepared menu choices in the contemporary dining room and drop by the ice cream parlor on campus for a tasty treat.
- Overnight guest suite
- On-site banking
Atria Park of Glen Ellyn
Nestled into a residential area on the east side of Newton Park, the pet-friendly community at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn boasts wrap-around porches and a homey atmosphere. Residents here receive personalized care from 24-hour staff with a licensed nurse on-call. The community's Engaged Living program encourages holistic health with activities and events, including fitness classes, creative arts, book clubs and educational lectures, spiritual programs and social gatherings. Housing options offer multiple floor plans of studio and one-bedroom apartments, each including a kitchenette, walk-in shower and emergency response pull-cord system. Housekeeping, linen service, three daily meals and utilities are included.
- Community laundry service
- Vegetarian meal options
Belmont Village Geneva Road
Belmont Village Geneva Road is highlighted on our list for providing a spectrum of tailored care, allowing couples with different needs to continue to live together. Well-trained staff assists residents with personal care and daily living tasks, coordinates transportation for shopping and appointments and provides escort to activities and dining. Licensed nurses are on-call 24 hours for advanced health services. The community's Whole Brain Fitness program bolsters physical well-being with a heart-healthy diet and mentally stimulating workouts, reducing stress and promoting lifelong learning and social networking for a sense of purpose. Restaurant-style dining in the signature Josephine's Kitchen offers more than two dozen daily meal choices.
- Diabetes Center of Excellence
- Professionally managed and supervised fitness center
Sunrise at Fountain Square
Sunrise at Fountain Square is located 20 miles from downtown Chicago, in the western suburb of Lombard. This pet-friendly community offers a continuum of care, allowing seniors to age in place. Trained staff assists with grooming, bathing, personal care and medication management. Housing options include studio, one-bedroom and companion suites with well-appointed kitchenettes, ample closet space and private bathrooms and are equipped with fire and medical emergency alert systems. Healthy meals with accommodations for special diets are presented with table-side service in the dining room. Daily activities and events encourage residents to engage and socialize.
- Massage therapy room
- Sunday brunch with carving station
Brighton Gardens of Wheaton
Poised between residential streets, vibrant shopping areas and the peaceful green preserves surrounding Rice Lake, Brighton Gardens of Wheaton offers assisted living accommodations in a pet-friendly, continued-care community. Dedicated team members are available 24/7 to provide help with personal care, such as bathing and dressing, and assist with daily tasks. A licensed nurse on staff performs wellness checks monthly. Residents can choose from three studio floor plans or one-bedroom apartments with well-appointed kitchenettes, ample closet space, weekly housekeeping and personal laundry service. A robust activities schedule invites residents to engage in group exercise programs and brain-stimulating games, relax with guided meditations and socialize at movie nights and themed events.
- Locally sourced, seasonal meals
- Gated security
Sunrise of Naperville
Sunrise of Naperville is located in a historic residential district, close to downtown shopping and within two miles of Edward Hospital. The campus is pet-friendly, allowing leashed pets to accompany residents in common areas, adding to the homelike atmosphere. Care plans are personalized to each resident upon arrival and tailored to their ongoing needs. Seniors can benefit from morning exercises and afternoon games in the activity room, fresh and nutritious meals served in the modern dining room and engaging hobbies, such as pottery classes, walking clubs and gardening. Apartment options include studio, two-room suites, one-bedroom and companion suites equipped with emergency call systems.
- Family engagement app encourages communication with loved ones
- Electronic health records system
Park Place of Elmhurst
We included Park Place of Elmhurst on our list for providing a continuum of care and garnering a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Located conveniently next door to Elmhurst Hospital, Park Place coordinates with primary physicians to reassess resident health annually and provides tailored care plans administered by licensed staff. Assisted living apartments have kitchenettes and individual climate controls. Rent includes housekeeping and linen service, three nutritious daily meals with unlimited beverages and all utilities except phone service. The campus includes a fitness center with a full-sized pool and hot tub and provides on-site rehabilitation services.
- Wine and cheese events, birthday celebrations
- Pond and walking paths on campus
Sunrise of Willowbrook
Award-winning Sunrise of Willowbrook earns a place on our list for its experienced, tenured staff, with several earning the national Joy in Service award. Seniors can benefit from intergenerational programs promoting a sense of purpose through partnerships with local high schools and congregational neighbors. Assisted living residents receive personalized care and assistance with grooming, dressing and activities of daily living and can summon help 24 hours a day via an emergency response system. The campus grounds include convenient amenities, including a hair salon, library and general store. Restaurant-style dining serves freshly prepared meals, while baked goods, snacks and coffee are available all day at the campus cafe.
- Visiting physicians, podiatrist and rehabilitation services
- Outside patios and seating with rocking chairs