4 Assisted Living Facilities near Murphysboro, IL

1 Assisted Living Facility in Murphysboro, IL

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Big MuddyWest Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
11 N. Shawnee Dr, Murphysboro, IL 62966
"I have been a resident at Big Muddy Assisted Living (River to River) in Murphysboro for almost two years now and have found aa place I can truly call home. When I first came here, I thought I..." More

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The Landings at Reed Station Crossing

Provides: Assisted Living
2100 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901
"I toured and loved The Landings at Reed Station Crossing. The place was immaculate, very clean, beautiful, and everything was kept in very good shape. Everyone was really, really nice. The person..." More

Century Assisted Living I

Provides: Assisted Living
701 S. Lewis Ln., Carbondale, IL 62901
"We loved it they treated my aunt like family. She was depressed and would not eat but the staff there made sure that she ate at meal times. They also kept her company when no one could visit here...." More

Prairie Living at Chautauqua

Provides: Assisted Living
955 Villa Ct, Carbondale, IL 62901
"I would recommend Prairie Living at Chautauqua, there isn't another place in Carbondale I would recommend. They have nurses on staff to help with baths, medication, to help get them to dining area,..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Murphysboro

    In the “Gem State” of Illinois is Jackson County‘s comfortable and charming city, Murphysboro. Seniors age 65 and older make up a substantial portion of the city’s population, which is 7,768. There are two assisted living facilities by the city‘s wineries and orchards, and 19 others are nearby, a short distance from the Shawnee National Forest. The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living, regulates all the long-term care assisted living communities in Murphysboro. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Murphysboro

    • Seniors in Murphysboro will see 212 days of sunny weather. Throughout the year, Murphysboro experiences 74 days of precipitation. Snow only accumulates up to 10 inches during winter months.
    • In the Jackson County area, the American Lung Association (ALA) gives the county an “F” for its number of high ozone days. The ALA reports the air in the area has high pollutant emissions, which can adversely affect the health of Jackson residents, especially seniors.
    • The cost of living in Murphysboro is not that expensive. The index is 80, which is lower than the national average by 20 percent and the state’s standard by 22 percent.
    • Crime is a concern of Murphysboro residents and the police department. Out of 100 (100 being the highest crime rate), the city’s crime rate for property violations is 56.7 and violent crime is 50.4. These are both much higher than the state's rates, 28 and 31 respectively.
    • The Jackson County Mass Transit District makes accommodations needed for seniors to get around. Elder riders pay a discounted fee of only $1 to any destination.
    • Murphysboro has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Center for Senior Renewal, an organization that provides counseling for outpatients, as well as one senior center.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Murphysboro

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,700.00 Carbondale
    $3,450.00 Marion
    $3,187.00 Benton
    $2,675.00 Harrisburg

    Assisted Living costs in Murphysboro start around $0 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 Murphysboro 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 Murphysboro

    In Illinois, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) offers seniors financial aid with the HCBS Waiver for Supportive Living Facilities. This aid is for seniors enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid or those eligible for Medicaid only. In addition to HCBS, seniors can apply to HealthChoice Illinois, which is a helpful program also offering financial support. For independent elderly residents staying in assisted living communities, the Community Care Program is also available.

    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 Murphysboro

    Murphysboro 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 Murphysboro, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murphysboro

    Murphysboro-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Murphysboro

    • Review of Big MuddyWest Assisted Living

      I have been a resident at Big Muddy Assisted Living (River to River) in Murphysboro for almost two years now and have found aa place I can truly call home. When I first came here, I thought I woul... Read more

      Lady Dianne
    • Review of Big MuddyWest Assisted Living

      I would occasionally go to Big Muddy West to play bingo and I'd chat with the people who live over there. We have parties with them sometimes, and sometimes they come to ours. It is about the same ... Read more

    • Review of Big MuddyWest Assisted Living

      Big Muddy is very welcoming and the staff is very welcoming. The rooms are a little bit bigger and they allow the tenants to do some light cooking and that was really nice. I really have nothing ne... Read more

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