Cities with Memory Care Communities in Illinois

Charter Senior Living of Orland Park

  8021 W. 151st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462

Church Creek

  1250 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Cherryvale Place

  1545 Temple Lane
Rockford, IL 61112

Brookdale Urbana

  1706 East Amber Lane
Urbana, IL 61802

Dimensions Living Prospect Heights

  700 East Euclid Avenue
Prospect Heights, IL 60070


  800 Audubon Way
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Monarch Landing

  2255 Monarch Drive
Naperville, IL 60563

The Oaks at Bartlett

  825 Carillon Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103

Brookdale Lisle

  1700 Robin Lane
Lisle, IL 60532

Sunrise at Fountain Square

  2210 Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148

Lexington Square - Lombard

  555 Foxworth Boulevard
Lombard, IL 60148

StoryPoint Naperville

  504 North River Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Randall Residence of McHenry

  3300 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Avantara Lake Zurich

  900 South Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Sunrise of Willowbrook

  6300 Clarendon Hills Road
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Sunrise of Schaumburg

  790 N. Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Sunrise of Park Ridge

  1725 Ballard Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Sunrise of Palos Park

  12828 South LaGrange Road
Palos Park, IL 60464


Sunrise of Naperville North

  535 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563

Sunrise of Naperville

  960 East Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Sunrise of Lincoln Park

  2710 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Sunrise of Highland Park

  1601 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Sunrise of Gurnee

  500 North Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

  95 Carleton Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Sunrise of Flossmoor

  19715 Governors Hwy
Flossmoor, IL 60422

Sunrise of Crystal Lake

  751 Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

  180 West Half Day
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Sunrise of Bloomingdale

  129 East Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Sunrise of Barrington

  510 West Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010

Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

  831 East Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

  600 Dunham Road
St. Charles, IL 60174

Brookdale Orland Park

  16051 S La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60497

Cedar Creek of Godfrey

  1373 D'Adrian Professional Park
Godfrey, IL 62035

GreenTree at Mt. Vernon

  208 Zachery Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Addington Place of Shiloh

  429 S Main Street
Shiloh, IL 62269

Bickford of Quincy

  4221 Maine
Quincy, IL 62305

Bickford of Peoria

  1920 West Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria, IL 61614

Bickford of Macomb

  1600 Maple Avenue
Macomb, IL 61455

Bickford of Champaign

  1002 S Staley Road
Champaign, IL 61822

Bickford of Bloomington

  14 Heartland Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704

Bright Oaks of Aurora

  1340 River St
Aurora, IL 60506

Bickford of St. Charles

  2875 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175

Bickford of Oswego

  3712 Grove Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Bickford of Crystal Lake

  717 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Bickford of Bourbonnais

  100 Jones Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Cedar Lake

  777 Church Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


The Auberge at Orchard Park

  5520 Lincoln Ave
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Addington Place of Collinsville​

  1207 Vandalia Avenue
Collinsville, IL 62234

Cedarhurst of Granite City

  3450 Village Lane
Granite City, IL 62040

Addington Place of Edwardsville

  7108 Marine Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Cedarhurst Memory Care of Moline

  221 11th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Randall Residence of McHenry - The Manor

  3350 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Rock Run Place

  3315 Executive Drive
Joliet, IL 60431

Charter Senior Living of Poplar Creek

  2150 West Golf Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60194

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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