3 Assisted Living Facilities in Olney, IL

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Emerald Glen Olney

Provides: Assisted Living
1301 N East St, Olney, IL 62450
"The price was better than any other community we checked out. Emerald Glen seems like the most homey and the most friendly. The food there is excellent. I would go there everyday and eat if I..." More

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Brookstone Estates of Olney

Provides: Assisted Living
1110 N. East St., Olney, IL 62450
"Brookstone Estates of Olney was lovely. It was a very modern place and very clean, and the food tasted good. The administrator was very kind to us and even sent my wife a dozen roses. It was..." More

Fox River Apartments

Provides: Assisted Living
1016 Parker S., Olney, IL 62450

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Olney

    Olney, the county seat of Richland County, is well known for its population of white squirrels. These albino squirrels retain right-of-way on city streets and sidewalks, with a $750 fine for any driver who kills one. Seniors living here can participate in the annual squirrel count conducted by Olney residents to keep tabs on the city's treasured inhabitants.

    Olney's population is 8,942, of whom 20.8 percent are age 65 or older. For those who need help with daily tasks, Olney has three assisted living facilities  (ALFs) that are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and provide support to the community. Throughout the state, including Olney, ALFs are subject to various statutes regarding operation, safety and training for staff members.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Olney

    • The overall cost of living in Olney rates a 77 against 100, the U.S. median. Transportation is quite low at 71, and groceries are equal to the national average. Lower expenses may lead to increased spending on healthcare, which costs slightly more than the state average. Housing is remarkably low at 39, so it may be gainful for families to move to Olney to be near loved ones in an ALF.
    • The violent crime rate of 21.1 in Olney (on a scale with 100 being most dangerous) is more than twice as high as the national rating of 31.1, and the property crime rate is about 10 points above the U.S. average of 38.1. Families should ask prospective ALFs about security safeguards in place to protect residents.
    • Olney's weather is pleasant from spring to fall, with average summer highs around 87 degrees; however, winter temperatures, can dip all the way to 20. The town receives 45 inches of rain and 12 inches of snow in an average year, as opposed to national averages of 39 and 12, respectively. Seniors who enjoy spending time outside may find opportunities during the 202 sunny days the area has annually.
    • Illinois has senior-friendly tax policies that may stretch a budget, including exemption from state income taxes of all retirement income collected by seniors aged 60 or older, including Social Security, pensions and withdrawals from 401(k) retirement accounts. Everybody has to pay a sales tax on daily living needs.
    • Seniors craving a dose of local arts should visit Carnegie MuseumHeritage House and Mcsburg Schoolhouse, which offer historical and cultural exhibits.
    • The Olney area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Clay County Hospital and HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Olney

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,900.00 Vincennes
    $3,330.00 Washington
    $3,060.00 Petersburg
    $2,932.00 Effingham
    $2,563.00 Robinson
    $2,275.00 Olney

    Assisted Living costs in Olney start around $2,275 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 Olney 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 Olney

    Seniors receiving Medicaid could be eligible for the Illinois Supportive Living Program or the Community Care Program, which help cover daily living expenses.

    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 Olney

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Olney

    Olney-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 Olney

    • Review of Brookstone Estates of Olney

      Brookstone Estates of Olney was lovely. It was a very modern place and very clean, and the food tasted good. The administrator was very kind to us and even sent my wife a dozen roses. It was differ... Read more

      Donald525144
    • Review of Brookstone Estates of Olney

      Brookstone was very upscale, and it is more of an assisted living. It was a lot more updated, a lot newer, and a lot nicer. I know that the person I visited there was involved in all the activities... Read more

      Tammy20
    • Review of Brookstone Estates of Olney

      The patients or residents at this facility, appeared to be in very good shape and very happy on every occasion that I have been there. They according to one resident that I spoke with, are very us... Read more

      blarmstrong
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