Guide to Illinois Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Illinois nursing homes each year.

Whether you're looking for a nursing home in the windy city of Chicago are searching for something more peaceful in the southern part of the state, there are many great Illinois nursing homes to choose from. All told, there are almost 800 nursing homes in Illinois, and these homes have an average of 128 beds per facility to ensure that the rising demands for care are met with ease. Skilled nursing facilities in the state tend to have a 75% occupancy rate. This means that 75% of the available beds are taken at any time. These may be taken by permanent residents, or short-term patients seeking a safe place to recuperate from an injury. Whatever your needs may be, you can rest assured that Illinois nursing homes will have an available room waiting to help.

Because there are so many nursing homes in Illinois to choose from, it's important to narrow down your list before setting up tours of each facility. To do this, there are a variety of questions you can ask yourself, which will help you better understand what to look for when searching for a place for you or your loved one. For a list of questions and things to consider about nursing homes, see our nursing home information article.

Daily Costs of an Illinois Nursing Home

While the answers to many questions will help you narrow your search for an Illinois nursing home, the most important question to ask yourself is how the nursing facility will be paid for. Nursing homes are different than assisted living facilities in that they often have both permanent and short-term residents at any given time. Because of that, nursing home costs tend to be broken down by day rather than month. In the state of Illinois, nursing homes can cost as little as $91 per day and go all the way up to $408 per day with the average costs resting around $167-$206 per day. Price can be affected by geographic location as well as the type of room a resident is searching for. For instance, heavily populated locations, like Chicago, tend to cost more because of the city location. Here is a breakdown of Illinois nursing home costs:

Cost of Chicago Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $125-$209/day ($159/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $120-$230/day ($164/day average)

Cost of Des Plaines Area Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $133-$290/day ($212/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $203-$350/day ($268/day average)

Cost of Peoria, Illinois Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $107-$213/day ($152/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $135-$408/day ($225/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Illinois Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $91-$198/day ($153/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $116-$300/day ($183/day average)

Finding a Nursing Home in Illinois

If you are searching for a nursing home in Illinois, you can begin the process by filling out the search form at the top of this page. Once you have included your zip code and picked a type of senior care, you will be directed to our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Illinois. From this list, you may choose to request free information from homes that interest you, so that you can be better informed when the time comes to tour facilities. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly instead, simply call the toll-free number at the top of this page to speak with one of our nursing home referral experts. Our experts are available to answer any questions you might have, free of charge.