Assisted Living in Wheaton, IL
Located approximately 12 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport, the midsize city of Wheaton is home to 8,527 seniors of a total 53,970 people, as of the latest U.S. Census data. The city is relatively safe, with very low crime rates when compared to the Chicago metro area and Illinois as a whole. Wheaton’s air quality is above average, resulting in a lower risk of respiratory illness and cancer, and the number of physicians per capita is also very good. Compared to 210 physicians per 100,000 residents at the national level, Wheaton has nearly double the average, at 398. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is located nearby in Winfield and provides highly rated treatment of stroke, hip and knee replacement, heart conditions and various cancers.
Wheaton has four assisted living communities, and there are another 20 in the surrounding areas. Care and accommodation in these facilities has an average monthly cost of $4,950, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey.
Paying for Assisted Living in Wheaton, IL
The Cost of Assisted Living in Wheaton
Assisted living facilities have an average cost of $4,950 per month in Wheaton, which is $375 higher than the norm for Illinois. The overall U.S. average is slightly more affordable than the state, at $4,300 per month. Indiana and Wisconsin are close to the national average, with monthly costs of $4,382 and $4,400, respectively. Iowa’s assisted living costs are lower by $502 per month, and Missouri seniors save $1,575 per month.
The surveyed cities to Wheaton are Rockford and Kankakee, which have monthly costs of $5,113 and $4,841, respectively. Peoria has some of the most affordable assisted living in Illinois, with an average of $3,800. Bloomington and Springfield have similar costs to Wheaton at $4,968 and $4,860 per month, respectively.
Note: Data for Wheaton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago, was used instead.
Wheaton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors aged 65+ and people with disabilities may be eligible for Medicaid and the Supportive Living Program. The SLP covers personal care, medication management, recreation, social and health activities, as well as other costs of assisted living facilities. HealthChoice Illinois is a selection of health plans available to Medicaid members that may cover a set of assisted living services similar to the SLP.
Learn more about the help available on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Wheaton Assisted Living Resources
|AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois
|AgeGuide is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors access services and receive care by working with various governmental agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Wheaton residents aged 60 and over are eligible for help with assessments and planning for long-term care needs, enrolling in health and financial assistance programs, personal care and case management, among other services. AgeGuide is also the designated Area Agency on Aging for Wheaton, which makes it a great source of information for those who need advice on all kinds of senior-related issues.
|Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center
|The Mary Lubko Center sits on 2.5 acres of land just across from Wheaton City Hall. Adults of all ages are welcome to visit for advice on the senior services available in the area, help with transportation and meal programs or simply to take part in exercise groups, activities and day trips with others. There are over 3,000 members of the center, and it’s also open to residents from outside Wheaton.
|DuPage County Senior Resource Directory
|This directory lists the senior services available in DuPage County from government and nonprofit organizations. Seniors in Wheaton can find help with federal, state and local benefits programs, medical and dental services, housing, long-term care, insurance, prescription drugs and other areas of concern. County residents can also call the provided number for updated information and referrals.
|Prairie State Legal Services
|Seniors aged 60+ and people of any age who have a low income may be eligible for free legal advice and representation in court. Prairie State Legal Services has offices throughout the state to help people with civil legal issues including family law, access to benefits and long-term care, wills, estates and various other matters.
|Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs – DuPage County
|The Illinois VA has an office in the County Building on the west side of Wheaton. Veterans and their eligible dependents can seek advice and assistance from fellow veterans and the veteran service officer for DuPage County. These personnel can be very useful in applying for federal VA benefits, pensions and programs, which may include help paying for assisted living care via the Aid & Attendance program.
Wheaton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Wheaton are licensed by Illinois Department of Public Health and its Division of Assisted Living, which perform initial inspections and routine checkups to ensure the safety of residents. Licensing must be renewed annually. Read more on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.