2 Assisted Living Facilities in Macomb, IL
Also serving communities of Bushnell, Carthage.
The average cost of assisted living in Macomb is $2,890 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Macomb. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Macomb 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Burlington with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Macomb
Macomb, Illinois, was originally called Washington, but in 1830 its name was changed to honor War of 1812 General Alexander Macomb. Over the years, this small city has welcomed several U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln who spoke at the courthouse in 1858. Of the city’s 19,288 residents, more than 11% are seniors 65 or older, and some of those seniors may be thinking about assisted living facilities. Those seniors who desire or require extra care have two assisted living facilities to choose from within the city.
The Illinois Department of Public Health oversees assisted living facilities in Macomb and throughout the entire state. These facilities are known as assisted living establishments, shared housing establishments, sheltered care facilities and supportive living facilities depending upon the occupancy and level of care provided.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Macomb
- Bridgeway provides door-to-door transportation to senior citizens in McDonough County where Macomb is located. All of its vehicles are handicapped-accessible. Reservations must be made in advance.
- The Macomb area is home to world-class medical facilities, including McDonough District Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors with restrictive budgets might find living in Macomb affordable due to Illinois’ retirement-friendly tax policies. Pensions, private and public, are not taxed, and neither are retirement savings income or Social Security benefits.
Crime rates in Macomb are low, which may be of interest to seniors who are looking to retire in a safe community. The city’s violent crime rate is 15.8 and the property crime rate is 25.8, both considerably lower than the U.S. averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
- Macomb’s cost of living is 75.6, considerably lower than both the Illinois average of 101.5 and the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for groceries and transportation. Healthcare, however, is higher than the average at 105.1, which might be a consideration to seniors with ongoing health issues as well as restrictive budgets.
- Residents of Macomb enjoy year-round temperatures ranging from 15 to 87 degrees. The city gets 39 inches of rain annually and 15 inches of snow, which might interest seniors who enjoy listening to the pitter-patter of rain on their windows or watching the snow fall during the festive season.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Macomb
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Assisted Living costs in Macomb start around $2,890 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 Macomb 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 Macomb
Low-income seniors in Macomb who can’t afford assisted living on their own may benefit from an Illinois Medicaid waiver known as the HCBS Waiver for Assisted Living. Applicants must be at least 65 and be eligible for Medicare to qualify.
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 Macomb
Macomb 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 Macomb, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Macomb
Macomb-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 Macomb
Review of Bickford of Macomb
Bickford of Macomb has been the nicest of all the senior homes that I visited. The staff was warm, welcoming, interested, and cared about the residents. It was well put together and well thought ou... Read more
Review of Bickford of Macomb
My profession is an Elder Law attorney, and I am my county's Public Guardian. I have visited and looked after clients and friends in a number of facilities from complete skilled care to independen... Read more
Review of Grand Prairie of Macomb
Everybody that I interacted with at this facility was very helpful and kind to me. They helped me find my parishioners room and led me to it. Once there, they gave me however much time I needed t... Read more