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Cost of Illinois Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Illinois is $5,399 per month.

The monthly base rate for Illinois nursing homes is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Illinois is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Illinois. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Illinois, the average cost is $6,205.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Illinois Nursing Home Statistics

Illinois contains 735 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 90,470 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 74% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Illinois skilled nursing homes is 3.2 which ranks 40 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Illinois facilities.

Overall Ratings of Illinois Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Illinois

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Illinois

Percent of Illinois Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Illinois Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Illinois Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Illinois

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Illinois? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Illinois?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Illinois nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Illinois?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Illinois.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Illinois facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Illinois nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Illinois?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Illinois's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Illinois nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Illinois Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Illinois

Have a complaint about a Illinois Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Illinois have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Illinois, report it to:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Local: (217) 782-5180
Tollfree: (800) 252-4343
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Illinois or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Department of Aging of Illinois
Local: (217) 524-6911
Tollfree: (800) 252-8966
Spanish: (800) 252-8966
As a Illinois resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Illinois state department of insurance at:
Illinois Division of Insurance
Local: (217) 785-0820
Tollfree: (888) 473-4858
Are you aware of all the Illinois health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Illinois Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Local: (217) 782-4977
Are you on a low income in Illinois and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Illinois medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Local: (217) 782-4977
Local Notes: 8008436154
Local TDD: (800) 547-0466
Tollfree: (800) 226-0768
Tollfree TDD: (800) 526-5812
Are you familiar with the Illinois Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Illinois residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Illinois AAA below:

Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Rockford, IL
(815) 226-4901
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Rock Island, IL
(309) 793-6800
Central Illinois Agency on Aging
Peoria, IL
(309) 674-2071
East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Bloomington, IL
(309) 829-2065
West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Quincy, IL
(217) 223-7904
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
Springfield, IL
(217) 787-9234
AgeSmart Community Resources
Belleville, IL
(618) 222-2561
Midland Area Agency on Aging
Centralia, IL
(618) 532-1853
Southeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Mount Carmel, IL
(618) 262-2306
Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
Carterville, IL
(618) 985-8311
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Chicago, IL
(312) 743-0300
Oak Park, IL
(708) 383-0258
Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Kankakee, IL
(815) 939-0727

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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