Burgess Square Healthcare Centre
> Yelp rating: 4.5
> Location: Westmont, Ill.
> Category: Retirement, hospice, rehab
Burgess Square Healthcare Centre is the highest rated facility for senior citizens in the Midwest on Yelp. It prides itself on being a family-run, stand alone center. In addition to daily games, activities and exercise and cooking classes, the center also offers musical events and animal therapy to residents.
> Yelp rating: 4.5
> Location: Evanston, Ill.
> Category: Retirement
Part of the Horizon Realty Group, Evanston’s signature senior living, as it calls itself, is family owned and has been operating in the Chicago metropolitan area for more than three decades. The senior center prides itself in providing customized assistance — developing a care plan based on individual basis residents’ physical, emotional, and social needs. The Merion’s proximity to Northwestern University gives residents easy access to continuing education.
St. Paul’s House
> Yelp rating: 4
> Location: Chicago, Ill.
> Category: Retirement, rehab
U.S. News & World Report recently rated St. Paul’s, a nonprofit and rent-free home, among the best nursing homes in the country. It has been open since 1921. According to the center’s website, what sets it apart is the memory care offered, which is designed to assist residents with memory loss.
Whitehall of Deerfield
> Yelp rating: 3.5
> Location: Deerfield, Ill.
> Category: Physical and occupational therapy, retirement
The center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, an esteemed health care accrediting group, which accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs. Whitehall was awarded the “National Quality Approval Seal,” which means it has met high national performance standards.
Texas Family Services
> Yelp rating: 5
> Location: Austin, Texas
> Category: Hospice, assisted living, personal care
Texas Family Services is the top rated senior center in the South, according to Yelp reviews. Operating in the Austin area since 2010, the facility says on its website it has hospice as well as home health and case management experience. Texas Family Service offers independent living options ranging from apartments to retirement communities.