The Illinois Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Illinois. With an aging population, the average cost of care in Illinois averages between $24.00 an hour for home care to $6,844 a month for skilled nursing care.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Illinois Key Statistics

  • 22.0% of the Illinois population is aged 60 or over with 11.5% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With the second highest average property tax in the country (set at $2,408.50 per $100,000 in home value) and the seventh-highest average combined state and local sales tax rate at 8.78%, Illinois is one of the least tax friendly states for retirees
  • 37.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for an Illinois senior (65+) is $43,679.
  • 230,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Illinois.

Choosing Long Term Care in Illinois

  • Illinois Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Illinois is $24.00, making Illinois more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Illinois Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Illinois is $1,584 per month making Illinois less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Illinois Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Illinois is $4,170 per month making Illinois more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Illinois Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Illinois is $6,844 per month making Illinois less  expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Illinois Senior Services

Illinois Department on Aging

Address: One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271

Phone: 1-800-252-8966

TTY: 1-888-206-1327

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Illinois Department on Aging Provider Profiles

Illinois State Plan on Aging

Illinois Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report suspected abuse call the Adult Protective Services Hotline:

Phone: 1-866-800-1409

TTY: 1-888-206-1327

For residents who live in nursing facilities, call the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Nursing Home Complaint Hotline:

Phone: 1-800-252-4343

For residents who live in Supportive Living Facilities (SLFs), call the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ SLF Complaint Hotline: 

Phone: 1-800-226-0768

Illinois Support for Caregivers

Illinois Caregiver Resource Centres:

Illinois Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Illinois Health Care Fraud

Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Address: Illinois Department on Aging, 160 N. LaSalle St., Suite N-700, Chicago, IL 60601-3117

Phone: (312) 814-1203

Fax: (217) 524-9644

Illinois Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Illinois Medicare and Insurance Counseling

To contact SHIP, please call (800) 252-8966 or email AGING.SHIP@illinois.gov

Illinois Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Illinois Prescription Assistance

Illinois County Offices for Aging

Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging – Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties

Address: 1111 South Alpine Road, Suite 600, Rockford, IL, 61108

Phone: 1-800-542-8402 

Phone: 815-226-4901

Fax: 815-226-8984

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AgeGuide – DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties

Main Office: 1910 S. Highland Ave., Suite 100, Lombard, Illinois 60148

Fiscal Office: 100 College Drive, Building 5, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

Phone: 630-293-5990

Fax: 630-293-7488

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Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging – Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, and Warren Counties

Address: 729 34th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois 61201-5950

Phone: 1-800-322-1051

Phone: 309-793-6800

Fax: 309-793-6807

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Central Illinois Agency on Aging – Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties

Address: 700 Hamilton Boulevard, Peoria, Illinois 61603-3617

Phone: 1-877-777-2422

Phone: 309-674-2071

TTY: 309-674-1831

Fax: 309-674-3639

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East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging – Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion Counties

Address: 1003 Maple Hill Road, Bloomington, Illinois 61704-9327

Phone: 1-800-888-4456 

Phone: 309-829-2065

Fax: 309-829-6021

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West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging – Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Hancock, Pike, and Schuyler Counties

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 428, Quincy, Illinois 62306-0428

Non-U.S. Post Office deliveries:639 York Street, Room 204, Quincy, Illinois 62301

Voice & TTY: 1-800-252-9027 

Phone: 217-223-7904

Fax: 217-222-1220

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AgeLinc – Cass, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, and Scott Counties

Address: 2731 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, Illinois 62704

Phone: 1-800-252-2918

Voice & TTY: 217-787-9234

Fax: 217-787-6290

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AgeSmart Community Resources – Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington Counties

Address: 801 W State Street, O’Fallon, Illinois 62269-1809

Phone: 618-222-2561

Fax: 618-222-2567

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Midland Area Agency on Aging – Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jefferson, and Marion Counties

Address: 434 S. Poplar, Centralia, Illinois 62801-1420

Phone: 1-877-532-1853

Phone: 618-532-1853

Fax: 618-532-5259

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Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging – Crawford, Edwards, Hamilton, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties

Address: 516 Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863-1558

Phone: 1-800-635-8544 

Phone: 618-262-2306

Fax: 618-262-4967

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Egyptian Area Agency on Aging – Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties

Address: 200 East Plaza Drive, Carterville, Illinois 62918-1982

Phone: 1-888-895-3306

Phone: 618-985-8311

Fax: 618-985-8315

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Senior Services Area Agency on Aging – Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, City of Chicago

Address: 1615 W. Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Phone: 312-744-4016

Phone: 312-744-6777 (TTY)

Fax: 312-744-8168

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AgeOptions – Suburban Cook County

Address: 1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Phone:1-800-699-9043 

Phone: 708-383-0258

TTY: 708-524-1653

Fax: 708-524-0870

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Illinois Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Illinois Senior Health Studies

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