The state capital of Illinois, Springfield is a small city that prides itself on being Abraham Lincoln’s primary residence. As such, the city is a hub of culture and history, with numerous ways to explore Lincoln’s life and experiences. As such, there is much for Springfield seniors to do; it's no wonder it was recently ranked as the 13th best city to retire.
Some of the many museums in Springfield include the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The city also features numerous community activities including a year-round farmers market and special holiday events. Seniors wishing to expand their education can audit classes at the University of Illinois of Springfield for free. The fact that Springfield has a lower than average cost of living only adds to the resources and services it offers retirees.
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Springfield, at $4,170, is equal to the state average and slightly higher than the national average of $4,000. The cost varies depending on the individual facility and its offered amenities.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Springfield.
Bickford of Springfield
2451 West White Oaks Dr.
Springfield, IL 62704
Bickford of Springfield is located off Route 4, for convenient access to nearby shopping, parks and entertainment. Residents can choose from one-bedroom, two-bedroom or studio apartments that are equipped with kitchenettes, cable, Internet and emergency call systems. In addition to skilled nursing, a variety of physical therapies is provided at home. Residents can bring guests for a meal or an overnight stay, and because Bickford of Springfield is pet-friendly, they can also bring their furry friends to live with them.
Cedarhurst of Springfield
3520 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
Cedarhurst of Springfield is down the road from Lewis Memorial Acres Park and also within easy access to Springfield’s shopping, dining and culture. This facility includes a number of amenities for residents, including an on-site beauty salon and barbershop and movie theater. There is scheduled weekly transportation to medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational outings. With the help of physicians, care team and family, residents receive individualized assessments to create a balance of support and independence.
3440 Hedley Rd.
Springfield, IL 62712
Situated in a quiet neighborhood yet near to downtown Springfield, Centennial Pointe is a private senior living community serving seniors in the Springfield area. Each private or semi-private suites include private baths and air conditioning for comfort and emergency call systems for added security. Meals are served restaurant-style with made-to-order breakfasts every day. Residents can choose from the activities featured weekly, which include exercise classes, gardening, cooking and computer classes. We included Centennial Pointe because of its highly rated care that earned it a Customer Approved Award from NRC Health in 2019.
Springfield Supportive Living
2034 E. Clear Lake Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
Springfield Supportive Living is minutes from area parks including Jaycee Park where residents can enjoy the quiet nature or participate in one of the community events. Springfield apartments can be chosen furnished or unfurnished, with private baths and kitchenettes and individually controlled thermostats. Nurses are on staff at all times, and residents are provided with medication management and assistance with daily living activities. Routine wellness checks, which include blood pressure checks and weight monitoring are also provided regularly. We included Springfield Supportive Living in the top 10 in Springfield because of its emphasis on providing individualized care and its wide array of amenities.
4101 West Iles Ave.
Springfield, IL 62711
Concordia Village is just minutes from downtown Springfield and is near to Rotary Park, where seniors can go for a stroll or relax out in nature. Living arrangements include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments featuring kitchenettes and fully ADA-accessible private baths. The facility offers residents access to a woodworking shop, and there is a movie theater for those looking for a relaxing afternoon spent watching a classic movie. Other amenities include an indoor pool for water aerobics or a gentle swim, an art studio for painting and ceramics, and several libraries stocked with books.
River Birch Senior Living
4012 Cockrell Ln.
Springfield, IL 62711
Made up of small, family-style homes, River Birch Senior Living provides assisted living and memory care and a low caregiver to resident ratio. We included River Birch Senior Living for its quality facilities, which earned it a Sangamon County Department of Public Health Gold award for its high standards of food cleanliness. Residents choose from furnished or unfurnished private rooms or suites, some with views of the Panther Creek Golf Course. Some of the activities offered at River Birch Senior Living include chaperoned outings for shopping and dining or music, games and exercise classes at home.
Villas of Holly Brook - Chatham
825 E. Walnut St.
Chatham, IL 62629
The Villas of Holly Brook Chatham is located near Chatham’s downtown and is close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Residents can enjoy private apartments with full-sized refrigerators and private baths. Morning can begin with a breakfast of choice at the restaurant-style dining room, followed by a nail service at the beauty salon and an afternoon watching a classic movie with friends at the state-of-the-art movie theater. The facility also features a number of comfy common areas where residents can gather for conversation or participate in the monthly birthday party or family night.
Elmcroft of Wyndcrest
4817 N. Oak Hill Rd.
Rochester, IL 62563
Located in the small community of Rochester yet still close to Springfield’s historic center, Elmcroft of Wyndcrest offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. The facility includes table service at its restaurant-style dining room, but residents can also choose to dine in their rooms if they prefer. Care is coordinated with healthcare providers and families, and residents can feel secure knowing there is 24-hour care staff and security provided.
The Glenwood Assisted and Supportive Living of Mount Zion
1635 Baltimore Ave.
Mt. Zion, IL 62549
At The Glenwood, apartment options include back patios with views of the gazebo and landscaped lawn. There are also large bathrooms with roll-in showers, emergency-call systems and individually controlled thermostats in each apartment. Therapy services can be given in-house, and residents benefit from 24/7 access to nursing staff. Some of the amenities include a theater and game room. The Glenwood is also pet-friendly, helping residents to feel even more at home.
Chatham Villas of SouthPark
10000 S. Main St.
Chatham, IL 62629
Chatham Villas of SouthPark is located in the quiet community of SouthPark yet is 20 minutes away from Springfield. This faith-based and family-operated facility offers residents one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments that include kitchenettes, Wi-Fi, cable and emergency call systems. Residents can enjoy home-cooked meals three times a day, and these meals include a salad bar and access to optional private dining rooms for special occasions. In addition to a full calendar of activities, weekly scheduled transportation is offered for special outings and trips. We included Chatham Villas of SouthPark for its highly rated staff and amenities.