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Situated about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is the third-largest city in Illinois and home to 147,344 residents, including about 14,700 seniors aged 65 and older.
Seniors who enjoy experiencing all four seasons will appreciate Joliet’s snowy, brisk winters and warm, sunny summers. The city has long been a transportation hub, and the Des Plaines River is still the heart of the community. Joliet offers retirees a cost of living that’s over 15 points below the U.S. norm, as well as lower-than-average crime rates. There are also a number of health care centers nearby, including Silver Cross Urgent Care in neighboring New Lenox, and the 480-bed AMITA Saint Joseph Joliet hospital.
According to the 2020 Cost of Care Survey published by Genworth Financial, the average rate for assisted living care in Joliet is $4,950 per month. Although this is slightly higher than the Illinois statewide average of $4,575, the abundance of nearby amenities and services can make Joliet a great option for seniors who want to join an assisted living community.
Note: Information for Joliet was not available, so data from the nearest city, Chicago, was used.
Take a look through our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Joliet to find one that meets your needs.
Rock Run Place Assisted Living
Rock Run Place Assisted Living is a one-level facility located right next to the tranquil Rock Run County Preserve. Memory care services are available, and daily activities include plenty of excursions to local museums, theaters and attractions. A full-time licensed nurse is available 24 hours a day, and caregivers are always close by. There's a well-stocked activity room with crafting supplies and games, a hair salon and multiple resident lounges. Every studio and one-bedroom apartment is equipped with individual climate controls, and the community is protected by a modern fire suppression system.
Senior Star at Weber Place
Senior Star at Weber Place is a large community that offers seniors a safe, supportive place to spend their retirement years. The facility is independently accredited by CARF, an international nonprofit accreditation standard that assesses over 1,500 metrics related to resident care. Seniors can take advantage of the innovative Lifelong Learning Center, a space filled with brain games and interactive Dakim BrainFitness machines. Other amenities include a fitness room equipped with ShapeMaster machines, a dining room with anytime dining and a computer station.
Brookdale Orland Park
Located close to the Orland Towne Center near the intersection of highways 45 and 6, Brookdale Orland Park is an inviting, three-story assisted living and memory care community. This pet-friendly facility features beautifully landscaped grounds with walking paths, unlimited Wi-Fi access, a handy snack shop and on-site postal services. Residents can contact friendly, professional caregivers at any time by activating the emergency alert system, and the personal solutions program makes purchasing hygiene items quick and easy.
Willow Falls Senior Living
Nestled in the heart of scenic Crest Hill, Willow Falls Senior Living is a remodeled facility that offers independent, assisted living and memory care services. Certified caregivers are always available, and residents can call for assistance using the in-house medical alert system. Weekly housekeeping and linen services are included, and the community features an on-site beauty salon and banking services.
Clarendale of Mokena
Clarendale of Mokena is a large, village-style continuing care facility. Trained caregivers are always happy to lend a hand, and each studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment is equipped with an emergency call system. Organized fitness classes, games and crafting workshops are held 6 days a week, and Catholic communion and rosary services are celebrated every Monday afternoon. The spacious fitness room features a number of recumbent exercise bikes, and all-day snacks and beverages are served in the bistro.
Timbers of Shorewood
Timbers of Shorewood is a large independent and assisted living community where seniors enjoy a wide range of amenities, many of which are open to the general public. Monthly dances are held in the grand ballroom, and the Shorewood Forest Restaurant offers more than 40 meal choices. The community hosts a number of annual events, including the Hippity-Hop Easter egg hunt, the Seniors' Senior Prom and a Christmas party with Santa and his elves. Assisted living residents receive personal laundry service, nightly wellness checks and escorts to all meals and activities. We included Timbers of Shorewood on this 10-best list because the facility offers innovative programs, such as the Academy for Seniors educational sessions.
Sunrise of Palos Park
Sunrise of Palos Park is a modern assisted living and memory care community. A number of health care facilities are nearby, including Palos, Silver Cross and St. James hospitals, and downtown Chicago is less than 25 miles away. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature an enclosed courtyard with raised resident garden beds. Seniors can spend time with the resident dog and cat, relax on the cozy sunporch and take part in daily crafting workshops, sing-alongs and brain games.
Owned and operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, Franciscan Village is a continuing care community designed to meet the needs of Catholic seniors. Residents are encouraged to make the most of each day by taking advantage of the many community social clubs, organized activities and wellness programs. The scratch-made meals feature plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a private dining room is available for family celebrations. Daily Mass is celebrated at the on-site chapel, and assisted living residents who require medical care are given priority access to the community's rehabilitation and skilled nursing center.
Located on a tranquil quiet campus just east of I-355, Marian Village is a faith-based senior living community sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. There's a woodworking shop, fitness center and raised resident garden beds, and daily life enrichment programming includes activities designed to promote physical, social, cognitive and spiritual wellness. Daily Catholic Mass is celebrated in the spacious chapel, and transportation to local parishes is provided.
American House Cedarlake
Bright and modern, American House Cedarlake is a continuing care facility designed for seniors seeking a retirement community to meet their current and future needs. Residents enjoy spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 615 to 1115 square feet, and all suites feature kitchens, living rooms and in-unit laundry centers. Small, well-behaved pets are welcome, and the robust activity calendar includes daily fitness classes, visits from local performers and excursions to area attractions. We featured American House Cedarlake on this 10-best list due its commitment to helping seniors age in place.