Posted November 8, 2007

Lots of people are finding this site because they are doing searches on the cost of assisted living.  You might go to Google and type in "how much does it cost to live in <insert name of community here> in <insert name of town>."

I don’t know of many senior housing providers that list their pricing on their website.  Some don’t list it at all and some resource sites may list price ranges.  But those ranges can be very broad.  The cost is going to depend on the location of the property.  For instance a property in the city of Chicago and a comparable property in Aurora, IL may have a big gap in pricing even if they look the same and provide the same care and are run by the same parent company.  But thats real estate 101 – "location, location, location!" 

Other things to consider is the size of the apartment or suite and the view from the apartment.  You would also want to consider which floor it is on.  They might price a suite on the first floor for more than the same one above it because its desirable to be on the first floor for many seniors. 

And then the level of care comes into play.  Some properties charge for care a la carte and some include care in the monthly rent.  So while some may sound like they will charge less, when you get there and tell them about the assistance your parent needs, you may find out that the all inclusive property is less monthly.

Our company, Senior Living Experts helps you sort through this information.  For free.  We are touring in the local communities all the time and have a really good idea of what the cost of each property is.  We work with most of the leading providers in the area like Sunrise Senior Living, Belmont Village, Senior Lifestyles Corporation (The Breakers, Lincolnwood Place, Autumn Green, etc), Pathways Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living (the Hallmark, the Kenwood, the Meadows, Hawthorne Lakes, the Heritage, Holley Court Terrace, the Devonshire, etc..).  We also work with providers that have only one community in the area like Cordia and the Wealshire/Ponds, Marley Oaks, the Vines at Countryside, The Inn at Willow Falls, St. Pauls House, the Hartwell, Covenant Home, Montgomery Place, King Home, The Birches, Carmalite Carefree Village, Three Crowns Park, Concord Place, the Garlands, the Ivy, Summit Square, Scottish Home, Robin’s Nest, Senior Home Sharing, Paradise Park, Washington Square, Emma’s House, Bethlehem Woods, St. Andrews, Waterford Estates, Harbor House, and many more. 

Our website does list some ranges for cost to give you an idea, but feel free to call us and ask us about any property in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs.  We can also let you know if your parents care needs would be met at a particular community as well as things like.. do they accept pets?  Do they have memory care

Our toll free number is 877.882.0509.  We would love to help!

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