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  • Heritage Woods

    Nationally Recognized

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

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of DeKalb


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

The two-story building houses 76 studio and one-bedroom apartments and combines the opportunity to enjoy apartment home living with the availability of support services and opportunities for socialization with friends and neighbors and participation of social activities and events.

Each apartment has 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 815-787-6500 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

Barb’s Story: A Carefree Lifestyle That Allows Her to Do What She Loves
If you see Barb out around town and ask her how she likes living at Heritage Woods of DeKalb, she will tell you, “I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!”
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Marilyn’s Story: A Life-Changing Move to Heritage Woods
Marilyn is one of our original residents. She was the first person to sign a lease, and she has been with us since our community opened nearly a decade ago.

“I remember June 28, 2008 like it was yesterday,” she said. “That was the day my life changed for good. I climbed three steps into a double-wide trailer that was parked on mound of gravel, and I was no more than 100 yards away from my new home.”

This was the start of Marilyn’s next chapter in life.
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Phil’s Story: Finding Purpose and Family at Heritage Woods
Phil takes great pride in running our Country Store.

He took on the duty a year ago and spends three days a week in there, helping other residents find what they need.

For years, he worked as a candy packer in Aurora, and then later, helped out at a local food pantry. His latest job is keeping him on his toes.
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Heritage Woods: A Place Between Home and the Rest of the Journey
When her parents health continued to decline, Amy Hueber knew they could no longer live on their own.
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Judy’s Story: New York Native Says Heritage Woods is Like a Plaza Hotal
Judy Puryear, a New York transplant, talks about her experience at Heritage Woods of DeKalb.

The 69-year-old loves the meals, the people and the atmosphere at the assisted living community she has called home since July.
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