Grand Victorian of Sycamore


Senior Lifestyle 34th Anniversary

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We're located at

1440 Somonauk St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

rates starting at

  • $2,800 - Independent ** /month
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Grand Victorian of Sycamore Assisted Living


Opened in 2003, The Grand Victorian Sycamore represents the finest in Independent Living and Assisted Living in Sycamore, Illinois. The Grand Victorian is located in the county seat of DeKalb County, an ideal community in the heart of some of America’s most productive farmland.  Tree-lined streets and stately 19th Century architecture offer small-town picturesque surroundings and a comfortable lifestyle, along with an abundance of nearby entertainment, shopping and restaurants. We would love for you to visit us with your family and loved ones and see for yourself!


Our Community offers gracious residential living in a home-like setting. The building itself is two stories tall and designed in the style of a Victorian Estate. Likewise, our common areas are elegantly furnished and decorated, featuring a grand entryway with its beautiful staircase that leads to our library, billiard room, café, large activity room and our own movie theater. We have several beautiful fireplaces located throughout our community, which help add to the community’s warm and cozy feeling.


Life at The Grand Victorian Sycamore includes our dining program featuring fresh, home-cooked meals; housekeeping and linen service; award-winning programs; daily wellness checks; a beauty salon and barbershop; and more. We drive groups to local markets, restaurants, and attractions, too. Have a request? We are more than happy to take you wherever you need or want to go—just ask!


Our Sycamore Assisted Living residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that nursing staff are available 24 hours a day and an emergency response system is in place. Prior to moving in we speak with you and your physician to find just the right level of assistance that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. Together, we will compose an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide us in assisting you. We are here to help with medication reminders, shower assistance, dressing assistance, and more as needed. Our mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters independence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.


While some communities insist on new residents putting down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, we like to do things a little differently. We care about not only the physical and emotional well being of our residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why we offer our residents all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in—just a simple lease.

The Grand Victorian Sycamore offers 61 apartments, ranging from studios to one-bedrooms. Further detail regarding floor plans, amenities, and more can be found along the sidebar to the left.

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Dining at Grand Victorian of Sycamore

Live Well, Dine Well

Allow our professionally trained service staff to present you with delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Senior Lifestyle, dining is an integral part of the resident experience, and we do everything we can to delight you with a personalized dining experience.

Dining Directors and Executive Chefs meet with residents to discuss and incorporate enhancements to the menu, special requests, favorite recipes or foods, and unless otherwise specified by state regulations we offer therapeutic diets such as reduced concentrated sweets, mechanical soft and purée. Residents can select healthy, locally sourced options based on the nutritional information, or they can simply opt to choose their favorites. And we always encourage residents and relatives to make special arrangements when expecting a family visit!

Services at Grand Victorian of Sycamore

Our Service Culture Makes the Difference

It’s the service culture at every Senior Living community that sets us apart. Our experienced, highly trained staff find everyday fulfillment as they help residents live life to the fullest. Below you will find the services and amenities available that are specific to this location, organized by lifestyle option.

Grand Victorian of Sycamore

  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Emergency Call System
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Main Dining Room
  • Planned Social Activities
  • Cards Room
  • Walking Path
  • Outdoor Patio Area
  • Spacious Community Rooms with TV’s and DVD’s
  • Mail Room
  • Guest Parking
  • Courtyard
  • Smoke-Free Environment
  • Pet Friendly
  • Individually Controlled Heat and Air
  • Billiards Room
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Bistro

Assisted Living

  • Restaurant-Style Service for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Personal Laundry
  • Availability of Trained Clinical Staff 24-Hours per Day
  • Utilities – Excluding Telephone and Internet
  • Personalized Care Plans
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Daily Up and About Check
  • Nutritious Snacks Available Throughout the Day
  • Transportation

Independent Living

  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Availability of Professional Service Staff 24-Hours per Day
  • Utilities – Excluding Telephone and Internet
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Transportation

Programs at Grand Victorian of Sycamore

Executive Bio for Grand Victorian of Sycamore


Shannon Schmit

Shannon’s passion for the senior care industry comes from a surprising background mix of real estate and education experience. After nearly a decade of time in two industries that prioritize personal connections, Shanon’s favorite parts of her role as the Executive Director of the Grand Victorian of Sycamore are the personal connections she forms with the residents.

“I love being able to visit with the residents and take time to listen to them,” says Shannon. “Getting the chance to make them smile and know they are cared about is one of the best feelings.”

Shannon is especially proud of the family her staff has created within the community.

“Our community truly feels like a family; there is a homey feel to it and the people all know and care for each other. We have great customer service, and our goal each day is to enrich the lives of our residents.”

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. For fun, she enjoys being a part of her church community where she sings and plays keyboard, watching her girls play basketball, reading, and riding horses as a family. She’s excited for you to visit the Grand Victorian of Sycamore!

Awards for Grand Victorian of Sycamore

Awards for Grand Victorian of Sycamore

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Testimonials for Grand Victorian of Sycamore

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I’ve been to the Grand Victorian. Nice area. It’s the closest one, and I know a few people that live there. I think the staff there are very accommodating and very compassionate; they are strictly out to please the residents. They have a good cleaning staff. The rooms are adequate; you can pick out your choice or size of rooms. They have interesting things that might interest older people. The dining area is adequate. I had dinner with one of the residents, and it was adequate and very good. They don’t have any hospitalizations; if you need a hospital, you’d have to go to another facility. I have never heard of any complaints from the people that I know.

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Was very impressed with this location. Would be a good fit for my Mom. FYI – they did not have our 10:00 appointment down, but Kim I believe) was very helpful and did a great job and was very informative.

Special Offer

Save $1,000 on Moving Expenses!*

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Senior Lifestyle is here to lessen the load. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 off your moving expenses for move-ins prior to 12/31. We take pride in making everyday a happy day. This even includes moving day.

Request more info to receive a coupon for $1,000 off your Moving Expenses. Print out the $1,000 off coupon and bring it with you when you visit the community!

*Participating communities only. Limited-time offer applicable to new residents only and must be presented at the time of deposit.

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Visiting Grand Victorian of Sycamore

Our doors are always open, and we'd love to show you around! You'll get to meet staff and residents as you tour our beautiful community. We encourage you to learn more about everything we have to offer -- just click any of the links to the left. There is always something abuzz here, so every day is a great day to visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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1440 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178

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