3 Assisted Living Facilities near Litchfield, IL
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There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Litchfield area, with 2 in Litchfield and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Litchfield is $2,957 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Litchfield. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Litchfield 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Litchfield, IL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Litchfield
Litchfield is a small city of about 6,800 residents, approximately 18% of whom are seniors, in south-central Illinois. The city offers a variety of supportive services for local seniors, such as the library's Homebound Delivery program for seniors who are unable to visit the library.
There are several different types of assisted living facilities in the Litchfield region and three different governing bodies. Assisted living establishments and shared housing establishments are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and supportive living facilities are certified by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Sheltered care facilities are licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act. Litchfield has two assisted living facilities within the city proper, and there is one more in the nearby city of Hillsboro.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Litchfield
Property crime is more common in Litchfield than in the average U.S. city, rating 45.7 on a 100-point scale versus the national average of 35.4. The violent crime is considerably lower than the national average at 9.8, which may provide peace of mind for active seniors who reside here.
- Litchfield seniors don’t pay state income tax on any retirement income, including Social Security benefits, pensions or money from retirement savings accounts. The state’s retiree-friendly tax laws may benefit seniors living on fixed incomes.
- On a 100-point scale, the air quality in Litchfield is 69 versus the national average of 58. This indicates low levels of harmful environmental pollutants, which benefits seniors, particularly those with health conditions.
Year-round temperatures in Litchfield range between 20 and 87 degrees, making it one of Illinois’ warmer cities. The region receives just 17 inches of annual snowfall compared to the U.S. average of 28 inches, which may appeal to seniors who use mobility aids.
- The cost of living in Litchfield is about 25% lower than state and national averages, which may make the city a financially feasible option for seniors who have tight assisted living budgets. Healthcare costs are about 15% higher than the national average, which may be a consideration for seniors with chronic health conditions.
- The Litchfield area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the HSHS St. Francis Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Litchfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Litchfield start around $2,957 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield
Seniors transitioning to assisted living in Litchfield may qualify to receive assisted living services under one of two state-funded programs, including the Supportive Living Program and the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
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 Litchfield
Litchfield 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 Litchfield, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Litchfield
Litchfield-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Litchfield
Review of Evergreen Place Supportive Living
Evergreen Place was really nice. It's three floors and it had an elevator, but mom is looking for the first floor. They had studios and a one-bedroom. It's very clean, it's pretty, and it had a lot... Read more