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  • Heritage Woods

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Benton was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2020 Bronze Quality Awards. 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

    Best of
    the best

    The designation of 2022-23 Best in Assisted Living was awarded only to the communities that earn the highest possible rating on consumer satisfaction surveys of residents and family member of residents.

  • Heritage Woods

    A Great Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Benton was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2024! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Benton


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

Nestled next to a wooded area just east of Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois, the community is designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes who may need some help to maintain their independence.

The two-story building houses 100 apartments, each with its own kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and emergency alert system. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans are available. The building layout consists of four-corridors that meet in the middle, where a variety of community areas are available for residents and their families to enjoy. Elevators provide convenient access to and from the second floor. The exterior of the building features two lovely porches on either side of the canopied-covered front entrance as well as a patio off the dining room.

Call 618-439-9431 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

Ruth’s Story: Celebrating Faith and Family at Heritage Woods
At 100 years old, you will never find Ruth in one spot for more than a few minutes. She is always out mingling and being friendly.

When Ruth celebrated her 100th birthday, all her family and friends came to Heritage Woods of Benton to celebrate. There were dozens of relatives that traveled from all the surrounding states. Ruth says she even had family that came all the way from Tennessee and Ohio.
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Pete’s Story: Sharing His Love for His Wife and Our Country
At 94 years old, Pete has his share of stories.

He served aboard an aircraft carrier during World War II and later had a career in the coal mining industry. But one of Pete’s favorites stories to share is that of his courtship with Ruth, his high school sweetheart and future wife.

Pete and Ruth grew up on the same street and were in the same class throughout grade school. They began dating in high school, but Ruth was shy and didn’t like to show affection in public. After graduation, Pete was drafted into the Navy. As he was preparing to ship out, Pete was surprised when Ruth hugged and kissed him in front of both their families and promised to wait for him.
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Linda’s Story: Embracing a Carefree Lifestyle to Help Others
Linda has spent her life taking care of others, and when she moved to Heritage Woods of Benton four years ago, she finally had someone to take care of her.

Our community takes care of the cooking, housekeeping and laundry, which leaves Linda with time to do what she loves: helping others.

The kids call her Grandma Linda. She has been a volunteer at Benton Grade School for four years. She was introduced to the program shortly after she settled into our community. Someone from the organization encouraged her to apply. She already had experience as a caretaker for her late husband and was even volunteering three afternoons a week in our Country Store.

“I love volunteering,” Linda says. “I don’t have to do it, but I want to do it.”
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Joyce’s Story: Finding Happiness at Heritage Woods of Benton
Always active, mingling with residents and staff, and taking part in evening pinochle games, it is hard to believe that Joyce has only been at Heritage Woods of Benton for nine months. It’s even harder to believe the self-described “sassy” senior once battled severe depression.

Before moving to Heritage Woods, Joyce spent 22 hours a day alone in her West Frankfort apartment. For a year, she relied on the help of home health services. She didn’t go out, didn’t get dressed and didn’t even put in her dentures. “I wasn’t sure they would even fit, it had been so long,” she remembers.

Concerned, family members sought care for Joyce and began researching other housing options. That search brought her son, Brian, to Heritage Woods.
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