Assisted Living in Schaumburg, Illinois
Schaumburg, Illinois, has a population of 72,887, according to the most recent U.S. Census data, of whom 14.9% are aged 65 and older. The village is not far from Chicago, and sees similar wet and windy weather, with cold winters. It’s home to the Ned Brown Preserve and the Legoland Discovery Center, so there’s plenty for people of all ages to see and do. Seniors can take advantage of Schaumburg’s proximity to excellent healthcare facilities, including the top-ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The village is known for its rich arts and culture scene, but has a high cost of living compared to other parts of Illinois and slightly above-average rates of both violent and property crime.
The average cost of assisted living in Schaumburg is $4,950. Rates at individual facilities may vary based on their location and the services and amenities offered.
Paying for Assisted Living in Schaumburg, Illinois
The Cost of Assisted Living in Schaumburg
With its average monthly rate of $4,950, assisted living in Schaumburg is $375 more costly than the Illinois average of $4,575 per month. It’s also $650 above the national average of $4,300. Assisted living is far less expensive in neighboring states, with average costs of $4,832 in Indiana, $4,083 in Iowa, $3,699 in Kentucky and just $3,000 per month in Missouri.
Rates vary significantly in other Illinois cities. Further north in Rockford, the average cost is about $160 higher, at $5,113 per month. In nearby Kankakee, costs drop to $4,841. To the south, the average is $4,163 in Champaign and $3,800 in Peoria. In the state’s southwest corner in Carbondale, seniors pay just $3,750 per month for assisted living.
Note: Data for Schaumburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago, was used instead.
Schaumburg Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who are financially eligible for Medicaid may qualify for the Illinois Supportive Living Program Waiver. This home and community-based services waiver covers some of the costs of assisted living. The program is open to eligible seniors who require a nursing home level of care and choose to receive it in an assisted living environment.
Learn more about the Supportive Living Program, its eligibility requirements and how to apply at our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Schaumburg Assisted Living Resources
|Township of Schaumburg Senior Services||(847) 884-0030 ||The Township of Schaumburg Senior Services department serves village residents aged 55 and over. It provides a variety of programs to help seniors age with dignity. Available services include Medicare and Medicaid advice, senior transportation, virtual consultations and support for veterans.|
|Illinois Department of Aging||(800) 252-8966||The Illinois Department of Aging oversees adult day services, manages community care programs and provides other aging-related programs for seniors across the state. The department administers the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and provides resources to help seniors and their families choose the right long-term care facility. Many of the services offered by the IDOA are free of charge. |
|Cook County – Schaumburg Township Veterans Service Officer||(800-437-9824||Veterans services officers provide veterans and their families with help navigating the complexities of the VA system. They can assist with filing claims for disability benefits, pensions and supplemental pension payments through the Aid and Attendance program. VSOs are trained to help with determining eligibility, completing applications and filing appeals when necessary. |
|Legal Aid Chicago||(312) 341-1070||Legal Aid Chicago offers free civil legal advice and assistance to low-income residents of Schaumburg. This nonprofit law firm may be able to assist with matters related to elder abuse, long-term care, estate planning, benefits appeals and other legal issues that older adults may be facing. To qualify for assistance, seniors must meet income and residency requirements.|
|The Barn Senior Program||(847) 524-7496||The Barn senior center serves as a hub for Schaumburg’s older adults and individuals living with disabilities. It hosts a variety of social and recreational programs, congregate meals, senior markets and other events. The Barn also organizes wellness clinics, financial seminars, group outings and educational programs to benefit the village’s older residents.|
Schaumburg Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living facilities in Schaumburg are licensed by the Illinois Division of Assisted Living, which requires facilities to comply with rules and regulations relating to medication management, care provisions and staffing. Learn more about these rules and regulations on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.