The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Bloomington, IL for 2023
Also serving communities of Normal, Pontiac.
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Bloomington area, with 5 in Bloomington and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Bloomington is $8,355 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bloomington. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bloomington 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Morton with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Bloomington, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bloomington
Residents in Bloomington, Illinois, who need specialized memory care services, including some of the state's 220,000 residents with Alzheimer's disease, have two options to choose from. Both of these must comply with the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act, which outlines special training for direct-care employees. It also gives the Illinois Department of Public Health the authority to ensure compliance.
Memory care patients in Bloomington can enjoy better-than-average air quality. Nationally, the average air quality score is 58, but it is 63 here. This might help some of the city’s senior citizens, who comprise 11.4 percent of the population, to breathe easy.
- Bloomington is located in central Illinois, so seniors will see an average of 21 inches of snow per year and approximately 38 inches of rain. The lows in January dip into the teens with an average of 17 degrees. In July, the highs average around 85 degrees, so weather is fairly mild and nice for enjoying outdoor activities.
- The cost of living in Bloomington is much lower than that national average. The city’s overall index is 89.6, but the nation’s is 100. The health cost of living is a tad higher here with an index of 101, so memory care patients will have to consider the cost of this care when they reside here. Transportation is affordable with an index of only 79, which might help the budget to stretch some for these seniors.
- The crime rate in this city is a mixed picture. The violent crime rate of 37.9 in the city is a bit higher than the national average of 31.1, but the property crime rate of 36.4 is slightly below the national rate of 38.1.
- The Bloomington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Bloomington
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Memory Care costs in Bloomington start around $8,355 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bloomington 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 Memory Care in Bloomington
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Illinois page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bloomington
Bloomington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Bloomington, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bloomington
Bloomington-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Bloomington, IL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bloomington
Review of Carriage Crossing of Bloomington
Carriage Crossing of Bloomington was very clean and new. The staff seemed engaged with the residents. The person who gave us the tour was very patient and knowledgeable. There were lots of choices,... Read more
Review of Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Bloomington, Illinois
My wife is in the Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Bloomington, Illinois. The community is very friendly, and the staff is very friendly with the patients. The facilities are very good. It's v... Read more
Review of Bloomington Fox Creek Villas and Reflections
No consistency with staff at all. Staff not trained. Facility smells of urine as soon as you walk in. Individual rooms rarely cleaned. Some residents not cleaned for hours. Management not help... Read more