10 Memory Care Facilities near Chicago, IL
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Chicago area, with 9 in Chicago and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Chicago is $6,205 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,855. Cheaper nearby regions include Oak Lawn with an average starting cost of $4,620.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chicago. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chicago 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chicago, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chicago
As the headquarters of the internationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association, and with an array of dedicated programs and assistance centers on the disease, Chicago leads in the advancement of dementia research and offers world-class memory care options for seniors. It is estimated that there are more than 220,000 Illinois residents living with dementia, and the Windy City has several memory care facilities for families to choose from for their aging loved ones. In Chicago, as in the rest of the Prairie State, facilities offering memory care services must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to have Alzheimer’s special care units or centers. These facilities include life care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living and shared housing establishments.
- The Chicago-Naperville area's high ozone pollution makes it one of the worst metropolitan areas in the country in terms of poor air quality, as measured by the American Lung Association. This may be a concern for seniors with respiratory health conditions.
- Chicago’s overall cost of living is 23 percent higher than the national average, mainly due to expensive housing and transportation costs. Seniors enjoy significant tax savings since the state of Illinois exempts taxation on social security income, retirement account withdrawals and pensions.
- Chicago is considered to be one of the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States due to its violent and property crime rates being significantly higher than the Illinois state and national averages. For peace of mind, families of seniors with dementia need to carefully choose memory care facilities with strong, reliable security systems.
- Chicago is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic, University of Chicago Medicine Memory Center, Rush University Medical Center Memory Clinic, University of Illinois Hospital Memory and Aging Clinic and Swedish Covenant Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Chicago
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Memory Care costs in Chicago start around $6,026 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,964 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chicago 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 Chicago
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 Chicago
Chicago 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 Chicago, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chicago
Chicago-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 Chicago, IL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chicago
Review of Hartwell Place
Hartwell Place was a very nice place, but they were in the middle of renovating it. It was a smaller, very cozy community. Since it's a total memory care facility, the residents were allowed to wal... Read more
Review of Hartwell Place
An acquaintance of mine asked me to help search for an assisted living facility in the Chicago area that specializes in people who have Alzheimer's. I found the Hartwell House on Paulina Street on ... Read more
Review of Hartwell Place
Upon first encountering The Hartwell, one is more likely to be disappointed than impressed. A relatively small, vintage building (resident capacity is 29) tucked away on a sedate Andersonville side... Read more