Senior Independent Living in Arlington Heights, IL
An independent story — starring you.
The setting: A beautifully well-appointed Life Plan Community nestled on 45 inviting acres that feel like a country estate near Chicago.
The scene: A day in the life of The Moorings independent living in Arlington Heights, IL.
The characters: Anyone looking to have more joy, purpose and security in their life.
- Morning — The day begins in your comfortably spacious independent senior living apartment or villa. You make a cup of coffee and decide whether to take a leisurely stroll around one of the lakes or go for a swim in the fitness center pool. You then get ready for choir rehearsal, the Resident Association meeting, playing trivia or enjoying tai chi.
- Afternoon — If you’re not having lunch with friends in the Garden Room, you may be off to a matinee at the Lyric Opera or heading to your art class. The rest of the afternoon is filled with whatever you want — volunteer work, discussion groups, lectures, or shopping in downtown Arlington Heights or other Chicago suburbs.
- Evening — The Chef’s Reserve dinner you’ve been looking forward to is followed by a delightful concert in the chapel and lively conversation with friends back at your residence
And how will tomorrow’s scene unfold? Well, that’s entirely up to you. Take a look at a sample program calendar to see what’s possible.
Sample Program Calendar
“We knew there were some programs offered here. I had no idea of the number, variety and breadth of things that are offered. I literally don’t have time to do all this. There’s something for almost everybody, no matter your tastes or interests.”
There’s Comfort in Having a Plan
Because The Moorings is a Life Plan Community, independent living at our community means you can approach every day with confidence. If your health needs ever change, you’ll have access to a full continuum of high-quality on-site care designed to keep you healthy and active— and at a significant savings.
In addition to our on-site outpatient health clinic, led by a board-certified medical director, we offer assisted living, memory care, short- and long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and respite care. This means you can have a plan in place for the future, and you and your family don’t have to worry about where you’ll find the support you need. To learn more about what’s included at The Moorings, check out our Costs and Benefits Guide.
Costs and Benefits Guide
A Residence to Fit Your Lifestyle
Independent senior living residences here are the ideal setting for how you want to savor retirement. Entrance fees starting at $147,200.
One- and two-bedroom apartments come with plenty of possibilities. They include a kitchen with all major appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, spacious closets, large windows with lovely views, adjustable heat and air conditioning, and more. Plus, you have the choice to upgrade and customize your apartment with things like wood floors, plantation shutters and more. Select apartments have a private patio or balcony. The Moorings has 12 apartment styles to choose from, ranging from 530 sq. ft. to 1,632 sq. ft.
These are some of the largest villas in the area, ranging from 1,276 sq. ft. to 2,036 sq. ft. Features vary by villa, but may include vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces, generous patio spaces with storage, attached two-car garages, full-sized washer and dryer, and some also have basements. The Moorings has 7 villa styles to choose from.
What is an entrance fee?
It’s an upfront sum to help cover community operating expenses and help us offer access to continuing care for life at predictable rates. It also ensures priority access to higher levels of health care in case you ever need it. Your entrance fee is based on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants.
What’s included in the monthly fee?
The independent living monthly service fees vary based on the size of your residence and the number of occupants. This comprehensive fee covers a variety of services and amenities, including your meal plan, maintenance, housekeeping, utilities, scheduled transportation, concierge services, fitness center, activities and events, and much more.
What is your pet policy?
The Moorings is pet-friendly. When you visit, please speak with a team member to find out more.
What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community or a Life Plan Community?
Continuing Care or Life Plan refers to the fact that in addition to independent living, all levels of care are available to residents on the same campus. This would include assisted living, nursing care and specialized memory care. In addition, all levels of care can be accessed directly by those living outside the retirement community.
What is the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing care?
Independent living is designed for those who can live safely without any assistance or supervision. The services provided are primarily for convenience and lifestyle benefits.
Assisted living is designed for individuals who need regular support but do not need a nurse on a daily basis. Assistance can be provided with activities such as meals, laundry, bathing, dressing and medication reminders.
Nursing care provides the necessary care for those who need a nurse or certified nursing assistant on a daily basis. Individuals might have chronic conditions that require a skilled caregiver in our nursing care center.
What if I am independent but my spouse needs to be in assisted living or nursing care? Can we still move in? Where would we live?
A number of couples living at Presbyterian Homes do not share the same good health. On an individual basis, we can create a program that may include one spouse in assisted living or nursing care, and the other in a nearby independent apartment.
Do you have to be a resident of independent living first before you can take advantage of assisted living, nursing care, or other services?
No. In fact, last year more than 700 “non-residents” recuperated from surgery or benefitted from Rebab in our Health Care Center. Our rehabilitative services include physical and occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology.
Are meals included?
Our communities offer flexible dining options. Three meals are available each day, however most residents will still cook many of their meals in their beautiful kitchens. Each resident is provided a monthly Discretionary dollar allowance to spend as they choose, for dining, salon services or in our on-site stores.
How much does it cost to live at Presbyterian Homes?
It’s surprisingly affordable. Each community has its own selection of residences with corresponding prices. Residences range in size from 500 square feet to over 4,000 square feet.
Each community offers both refundable and non-refundable entrance fee, combined with an ongoing monthly service fee. More specific information about each campus is part of the Guide to Costs and Benefits.
Is there a rental option?
Some Presbyterian Homes retirement communities offer a rental option for select apartments. In addition, those who move directly into assisted living or nursing care can rent from month to month, and do not pay an entrance fee.
I’ve heard that there is a long waiting list.
Not always. Many of our communities do maintain a Future Resident List. But, since the lists are residence-specific, some residences become available with nobody showing immediate interest. The key to our Future Resident Lists is to join early and use the time to plan a successful move.