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Best Senior Living & Memory Care

in McHenry County … 6 years in a row!

"This is Home"

We care for area seniors through an entirely new approach to senior living. Our beautiful, converted residential homes provide all the amenities of “big box” facilities with the comfort & feel of home. Mix in our award-winning staff and industry leading caretaker-to-resident ratios, and you have Shepherd Premier

Family owned and operated since 2014, Shepherd Premier was created to bring dignity and honor back to senior care after a disappointing personal experience in a 100+ bed facility. Click below to learn the why behind Shepherd Premier.

Best Senior Living &
Memory Care
in McHenry County for continuous 5 Years!

"This is Home"

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living we have crafted a unique senior-living experience to meet the individual needs of the residents we serve. Until Shepherd Premier Senior Living came to Illinois, the alternative for senior living was primarily confined to large homes where one caregiver might Until Shepherd Premier Senior Living came to Illinois, the alternative for senior living was primarily confined to large homes where one caregiver might have responsibility for caring for 20 residents. But, in July 2014, founder Brandon Schwab watched his father-in-law play the piano in a 5-bed boutique senior living home in Orlando, FL. The difference was dramatic.

Our Senior Living Communities

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living, we have crafted a unique senior-living experience in each of the communities we serve. All of our homes are unique, however you can expect premium amenities, state-of-the-art safety equipment, and loving caregivers at each location. We believe the home environment could be a great fit for families that are looking for high quality care for their loved ones. 

Click on any Community below to learn more

Shepherd of Bull Valley

1001 Cherry Valley Rd, Bull Valley, IL 60050

Assisted Living in a breathtaking, 18,000 square foot estate

Located in Bull Valley, Illinois, Shepherd of Bull Valley opened its doors in 2021 and is ready to welcome you or your loved one! This rustic, magnificent home sits amongst 34 wooded acres and features a grand fireplace, olympic sized swimming pool, and a movie room for the enjoyment of its residents. 

Shepherd of Crystal Lake

5430 E Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

A Cozy, Assisted Living Home Situated Atop 5 Rolling Acres

Driving up to Shepherd of Crystal Lake you will be greeted by landscaped grounds and colorful wildflowers before arriving at the home. In the winter months residents can often be found cozying up next to a beautiful, stone fireplace. 

Shepherd of Harvard

210 E. Front St Harvard, IL 60033

Senior living in a beautiful, quaint environment

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Harvard, IL, we provide seniors with a historic, residential environment where they feel both safe and comfortable.

Shepherd of Dixon

503 Countryside Lane, Dixon, IL 61021

Formerly known as Avonlea Cottage, this fully-renovated home re-opened Feb. 2022!

Located in Dixon, IL, a town famous for its Petunia Festival, the newest Shepherd Premier home is now accepting new residents! After a full renovation, the former Avonlea Cottage is now ready to welcome you or or a loved one to visit and see what makes Shepherd Premier truly unique! 

Shepherd of Oregon

8 Terrace View Blvd, Oregon, IL 61061

Assisted Living in a newly renovated, residential home

Located in Oregon, IL, our new and improved Shepherd Premier home is ready to welcome you or your loved one! Conveniently located at 8 Terrace View Blvd, Oregon, IL 61061, you’ll find our newly renovated residential home.

The Amenities of Large Senior Living
with the Comfort and Feel of Home

24/7 Video Surveillance
Wheelchair accessible homes


Laundry Services
3 home cooked meals a day
Activities and outings
ADA accessible bathrooms
Cable TV and WiFi
Quiet residential neighborhoods
Beautiful landscapes & home gardens

How Shepherd Premier Senior Living is Different

Our Services

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Assisted Living

Assistance with activities of daily life in a cozy, COVID-resistant home that promotes safety, wellbeing, and enjoyment!

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Memory Care

Superior care from the safety of secure, fully-furnished homes where seniors with fading memories find respect, emotional support, and cognitive stimulation.

Grab our brochure to learn
how we are different
from the "big box" buildings
with our:

  • COVID-resistant Homes
  • Unparalleled Caregiver Ratio
  • Customized Care Plans
  • Safety and Security
  • Competitive Pricing

Speak to Our Team

We are pleased to offer tours 7 days
a week for your convenience!

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Emily Sauer

Director of Sales & Marketing
Lee & Ogle County