Heritage Woods of Freeport was the perfect fit for Betty. She gets to be around people her age, maintain her independence and have a place of her own again. On top of that, she says, our community has given her love and the family she always wanted.


After recovering from a broken pelvis in a nursing home, JoAnn’s family helped her find her “happy place.” At Heritage Woods of Freeport, JoAnne doesn’t have to worry about another accident. She is surrounded by people at our community and says she has found her purpose: helping new residents feel welcome at Heritage Woods.


Don came to Heritage Woods after his wife lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Initially, he worried about losing his independence, but Don has found that he gets the best of both worlds: assistance when he needs it and as much space and independence as he wants.



Designed for adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence, Heritage Woods is located on more than five acres of property on the southwest corner of West Pearl City Road and south Forest Road in Freeport.

Heritage Woods of Freeport is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living Program, which enables the community to serve older adults of all income levels.

The community was developed through a partnership between Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois, and the Stephenson County Nursing Center Foundation. 

Especially Designed for You

Heritage Woods of Freeport combines residential apartment home living with personal assistance, support services and opportunities to enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in a variety of social, educational and recreational activities.

The two-story building houses 76 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, and emergency alert system. Community areas include an activity room, beauty/barber shop, convenience store, dining room, exercise area, library, multi-purpose room, outdoor patio and television lounge.


A Wonderful and Affordable Alternative

Our community provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home. 

Among the services included in the surprisingly affordable monthly fee are three restaurant-style meals each day, plus snacks; housekeeping and laundry services; health monitoring; nursing assessments; help with medications, and assistance with activities of daily living.

Financial assistance is available for those who do not have the resources to afford the monthly fee. Older adults who are on Medicaid or who only receive Social Security benefits can qualify for residency.

The emphasis at our community is on providing residents with the Love, Compassion & Dignity they deserve and on helping each resident maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity

Gardant Management Solutions the company that has managed Heritage Woods of Freeport, is mission-driven.

The company is dedicated to Touching Lives by providing Dignified Lifestyles that are enhanced with the values of Love, Compassion & Dignity. The emphasis is on placing residents and their families first and helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

To arrange a visit or to obtain more information about an affordable assisted lifestyle in Freeport, call 815-801-3900.