4 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, IL

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Charleston, IL

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Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and ...

Provides: Assisted Living
738 18th St., Charleston, IL 61920
"Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care was just an amazing and beautiful facility. The woman who runs it is incredible. They have a movie theater, physical therapy, laundry,..." More

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Heritage Woods of Charleston

Provides: Assisted Living
480 W Polk Ave, Charleston, IL 61920
"We saw Heritage Woods. I liked it, but it is out of our price range. They have lots of activities. There are interactions with the residents, which is good. They always have staff members there...." More

Kelly Home Healthcare, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
3235 Vollmer Road, Suite 104 , Charleston, IL 6...
"Kelly was used for home care for my mother in 2005. At the time we did not know that she was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. At first we had the Aides come in to be with here during the day...." More

1 Assisted Living Facility near Charleston, IL

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Life's Journey Senior Living - Mattoon

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Lerna Road S, Mattoon, IL 61938
"Life's Journey Senior Living - Mattoon is a unique memory care community. We provide 24 hour nursing and assistance for your loved one with an emphasis on individualized care and attention for all..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charleston

    In Charleston, Illinois, the county seat of Coles County and part of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area, nearly 10 percent of Charleston's population of 20,996 is aged 65 or older. Senior citizens and nature lovers of all ages can enjoy the parks and recreational sites scattered  throughout the city, as well as the artistic energies of Eastern Illinois University students and faculty. 

    There are four assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the area, three in Charleston and one nearby, to provide support to senior residents needing assistance with activities of daily living. In Charleston, as in all of Illinois, ALFs are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and must abide by special regulations.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charleston

    • Charleston receives 2 more inches of rain per year than the U.S. average but much less snow. Summer temperatures hit the mid-80s, and winters stay at 20 degrees or higher. The 202 annual sunny days are nearly equal to the 205 national average, and the Sperling's Comfort Index is 42 compared to  54 for the country.
    • The overall cost of living of 76 in Charleston is 24 points lower than the national median of 100. Housing is remarkably low at 46, which is 54 percent lower than the U.S. and 46 percent below the state mean. It may be cost-effective for a family to move to Charleston to be near a loved one in an ALF if the low expenses result in extra income for quality healthcare.
    • The violent crime rate in Charleston is nearly five points lower at 26.3 than the U.S. rating of 31.1. The annual property crime rate is 28.4, which is nearly 10 points below the national rate. ALFs provide extra safety for residents with cameras, guards and auto-locking doors.
    • Illinois has lenient tax rules that could make relocation worthwhile. All retirement income received by seniors aged 60 or older is exempt from state income taxes, including Social Security, pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts, but everyday purchases are subject to sales tax.
    • Seniors may get a local dose of art and culture from exhibits and shows at the Effingham County Museum, the Monastery Museum and the Altamont Living Museum.
    • The Charleston area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital and HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Charleston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,512.00 Mattoon
    $3,302.00 Paris
    $3,250.00 Savoy
    $3,075.00 Charleston
    $2,932.00 Effingham
    $2,800.00 Arcola

    Assisted Living costs in Charleston start around $3,075 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Charleston and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Charleston

    The Illinois Supportive Living Program Medicaid waiver or the Community Care Program may help eligible seniors pay for assisted living services.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Charleston

    Charleston and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Charleston, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charleston

    Charleston-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Charleston, IL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charleston

    • Review of Heritage Woods of Charleston

      We saw Heritage Woods. I liked it, but it is out of our price range. They have lots of activities. There are interactions with the residents, which is good. They always have staff members there. Th... Read more

      Lisa
    • Review of Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

      Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care was just an amazing and beautiful facility. The woman who runs it is incredible. They have a movie theater, physical therapy, laundry, h... Read more

      Leesa
    • Review of Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

      Charleston Villas of Holly Brook was a beautiful, brand-new place that smelled fresh. The director who gave us the tour was very pleasant. Read more

      Suzanne
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