4 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, IL

2 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston, IL

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Charleston Villas of Holly Brook and ...

Provides: Memory Care
738 18th St., Charleston, IL 61920
"The Villas of Holly Brook offer the independence you want . . . the daily living assistance you need. Our vibrant community has a devoted team committed to you and your family, offering..." More

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Brookstone Estates of Charleston

Provides: Memory Care
300 Lincoln Highway Rd., Charleston, IL 62401
"Our memory care community in Charleston has been purposefully designed to provide your loved one with a nurturing, comfortable, home-like environment that is attractive and easy to navigate...." More

2 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, IL

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Life's Journey Senior Living - Mattoon

Provides: Memory Care
300 Lerna Road S, Mattoon, IL 61938
"Life's Journey Senior Living - Mattoon is a unique memory care community. We provide 24 hour nursing and assistance for your loved one with an emphasis on individualized care and attention for all..." More

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Copper Creek Cottages of Mattoon

Provides: Memory Care
920 Country Club Road, Mattoon, IL 61938
"Copper Creek Cottages of Mattoon, Illinois is currently under construction and opening Spring 2017. Mattoon’s premier provider of memory care, the community is conveniently located near Interstate..." More

Memory Care near Charleston, IL

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Charleston

Nearly one in 10 of Charleston's 21,000 residents are aged 65 and over, and according to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as 10 percent of these seniors have Alzheimer's. In Coles County, where Charleston is located, over 11 percent of seniors receiving Medicare have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia and may need memory care services. 

There are two memory care facilities in Charleston and an additional two in nearby Mattoon.  In Illinois, memory care may be provided in supportive living facilities, which solely provide care for those with dementia. Alternately, services may be provided in assisted living facilities that are licensed to provide dementia care, as is the case with the memory care facilities in the Charleston region. 

  • Charleston seniors do not pay state income tax on any type of retirement income. This may enable them to afford the region's living expenses and put more money toward memory care services. 
  • Healthcare expenses in Charleston are a little higher than the national average, which may increase the cost of managing a chronic condition like dementia. However, the city's overall cost of living is relatively low compared to the national average, which may offset the slightly higher healthcare expenses and appeal to families and seniors with tight memory care budgets.
  • Summers in Charleston are long, hot and humid with seasonal highs in the mid-80s. Winters are very cold and windy with January lows near 20 degrees. As they're touring local memory care facilities, families may want to query staff members about what precautions are taken to keep residents safe and comfortable on very warm or very cold days.
  • Charleston is a very safe city with a crime index of 70 out of 100, indicating that the city is safer than 70 percent of U.S. cities of all sizes. Even when it's compared to similarly sized cities, Charleston's crime rate is still quite a bit lower than average, which may provide peace of mind for families whose loved ones live in local memory care facilities. 


Paying for Memory Care in Charleston

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$4,830.00 Terre Haute
$4,778.00 US
$4,550.00 Mattoon
$4,250.00 Savoy
$4,249.00 Champaign
$3,862.00 Urbana
$3,700.00 Arcola
$3,145.00 Charleston

Memory Care costs in Charleston start around $3,145 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Charleston 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 Charleston

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Illinois page. Financial Assistance in Illinois Financial Assistance in Illinois

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 Charleston

Charleston 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 memory care resources in Charleston, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charleston

Charleston-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 Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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