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  • Heritage Woods

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Belvidere was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2020 Bronze Quality Award. Bronze award status recognizes providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement. 

  • Heritage Woods

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Illinois

  • Heritage Woods

    An attractive community
    that is comfortable and affordable

    Read more about what our residents and staff have to say about our beautiful community

  • Heritage Woods

    A Great Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Belvidere was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2023! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Belvidere


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. The emphasis is on lifestyle and fun while maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods.

When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you. Contact us to learn more about our beautiful community!

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Focus on Love, Compassion & Dignity

Heritage Woods serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence

A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods lifestyle affordable to all. If you or a loved one would benefit from our assisted lifestyle community, but are concerned about financial arrangements, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about this financial assistance program.

The Supportive Living Program is available in Illinois for seniors 65 or older who need help maintaining their independence regardless of their financial resources. Seniors on Medicaid who only receive minimum Social Security income can qualify.

An Affordable Community

Heritage Woods of Belvidere is especially designed to serve the older adult and is one of the most sought-after communities.

The community, which is designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence, is located on the north side of Squaw Prairie Road, east of Illinois Hwy. 76, in Belvidere.

The community opened in April 2011. Our three-story building houses 120 one-bedroom apartment options, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom with shower and emergency response system. Community areas include an activity room, beauty/barber shop, convenience store, dining room, exercise room, library, patio and television lounge. Call 815-544-9495 today to make Heritage Woods your new home.

A wonderful alternative

Heritage Woods provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home.

At Heritage Woods, residents:

  • Live in the privacy of his/her own apartment, which has been conveniently designed for senior living.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry, are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.

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Touching Lives

Karen’s Story: Feel Like I’m On Vacation
I lived in a garden apartment that had a few stairs. I helped with daycare for parents who could not afford to pay a daycare. The stairs were getting hard for me, and the kids were starting school. I needed to find somewhere else to live. I prayed to God to guide me. My sisters lived in Belvidere and looked into Heritage Woods for me. They told me it would be a good place for me.
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Estill’s Story: A Wonderful Place to Live
“A wonderful place to live.”

Estill shares how much he loves the access to activities at Heritage Woods.
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Anita’s Story: Finding “Heaven” at Heritage Woods
Eight years ago, Anita fell at her apartment. She went to the hospital and went through two surgeries for a brain bleed. She was in a coma for 7 weeks. She couldn’t walk and had to re-learn a number of daily tasks. She struggled through therapy for five months.

During this time, she lost her apartment and a family member used or got rid of most of her belongings to avoid paying storage fees. She was very unhappy living at a nursing home, but she had no other options. There was not a lot of support from her family. She was in Wisconsin, and had no major assets, just living off of her Social Security. As she was completing therapy, the social services worker called Heritage Woods in Belvidere. She had heard about the Illinois Supportive Living Program and knew Anita was too independent and social to stay where she was living.

When Anita moved to Heritage Woods, we were able to offer her donated furniture to replace what she’d lost.
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Estelle’s Story: Staying Busy with Friends, Activities and New Experiences
After Estelle’s husband passed away, she moved back to Illinois to live with her son.

She kept as busy as she could, but often found herself lonely because her son and his wife worked during the day.

Being bored is not an issue for her anymore.

Since she moved here, Estelle has made a lot of friends and is very active at our community. If there is an activity going on, especially a craft, that is where you will find Estelle.
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