Assisted living may be a good option for Joliet seniors who are largely independent and active but need help with some daily living activities. This type of senior care includes housing and personal care as well as time-saving services such as housekeeping and meal preparation. Some facilities allow pets and have amenities such as computer labs, swimming pools and convenience stores. Monthly fees range depending on location and amenities, but the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reports that the typical facility in Joliet charges $4,825 per month for care. This is high compared to state and national averages.
In this guide, you can learn more about assisted living in Joliet, including popular options for paying for services and a list of agencies that can help you navigate the process.
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1. Trustwell Living at Rock Run Place Assisted Living
3320 Executive Drive, Joliet, IL, 60431
Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Joliet
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Illinois. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Joliet
Assisted living facilities in Joliet charge approximately $4,825 per month for services.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Joliet
Seniors in the Joliet region pay approximately $4,825 per month for assisted living, making it among the pricier places in the state for care. In Illinois, monthly rates are lower at $4,488. This is consistent with the national average of $4,500.
The United States
Assisted living rates in Joliet are among the highest in the state at $4,825 per month. This is $1,300 more than care costs in Carbondale, where rates are the lowest recorded in Illinois at $3,525. In Peoria, seniors pay $4,131 for services, and in Decatur, rates average $4,382. In Kankakee, assisted living facilities charge $4,623, and rates in Champaign are a little higher at $4,750. Seniors in Springfield and Rockford pay $5,110 and $5,250, respectively.
Note: Data for Joliet was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Joliet
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
AgeGuide is a nonprofit organization that helps older adults connect with free and low-cost programs in the community. It has a COVID-19 database with up-to-date testing sites and a vaccine location finder, as well as information on stores with special shopping hours for seniors. The agency also has information specialists who provide referrals for services to supplement what seniors receive in assisted living, including volunteer-based transportation services, benefits counseling and medical equipment loans.
Senior Services of Will County is headquartered in Joliet and promotes access to age-friendly recreational programming and community-based services. It operates a senior center where older adults participate in activities such as defensive driving refresher courses, cardio and weight-training classes, table games, line dancing and woodworking. The center also serves a congregate lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Senior Services Associates provides a range of services to Joliet seniors in Kendall County, including information and assistance with locating community-based programs, local transportation and volunteer opportunities. It also oversees a senior center in Yorkville, about 20 miles west of Joliet, where members access services such as blood pressure screenings and participate in social and recreational activities.
The Veterans Assistance Commission is an independent agency operated by and for veterans to promote access to state and federal services and benefits. Older veterans can contact the commission for help obtaining VA medical services, health insurance and benefits that may help cover assisted living expenses. Free transportation is available from the main office to the Hines VA Hospital.
Prairie State Legal Services is a regional nonprofit organization that helps older adults navigate age-related civil legal issues such as estate planning and advance directives. The office can also help seniors apply for public benefits that may help cover long-term care, including Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs.
SHIP is a free program for older adults in Illinois that provides one-on-one health insurance options counseling and assistance. Seniors can call the toll-free helpline to speak with a SHIP advisor in their area who can answer questions about Medicare, including what benefits are covered, initial enrollment and open enrollment periods and how to avoid late enrollment penalties for Part B and prescription drug coverage. SHIP counselors can help seniors determine whether Medigap or Medicare Advantage is a good fit for their needs and assist with comparing plans available in the Joliet region. They can also help seniors understand medical bills and resolve issues such as denied claims
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has trained volunteers who visit local assisted living facilities to ensure residents understand their rights and are enjoying a high standard of living. The ombudsman can also help seniors resolve interpersonal conflicts, identify ways to pay for care and report instances of substandard care.
Joliet Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Joliet area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.