The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Coles County, IL for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Coles County is $4,977 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Effingham County with an average starting cost of $4,900.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Coles County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Coles County
Centrally located in the state of Illinois, Coles County is home to around 52,000 residents. Throughout the state, 220,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which may impact some of the 16.3 percent of adults here who are 65 years and older. As outlined in the Illinois Department of Public Health's State Plan, access to specialized dementia care is an issue of growing importance. This type of treatment is offered at memory care facilities, known in Coles County and the rest of Connecticut as Alzheimer's special care units, three of which are available throughout the county.
- For seniors looking to save on daily living expenses, Coles County is a good option. Compared to the U.S. national average of 100 and the Illinois average of 102, the cost of living in Coles County scores 74.7, largely due to low costs of housing and transportation.
- Crime rates in Coles County are much higher than statewide averages. On a scale of 100, with 100 representing the highest crime rate, Coles County scores a 51.3 for violent crime and a 51.2 for property crime. Statewide averages are just 31.2 and 27.5 in the same categories, respectively. It's a good idea to find out what security measures an SCU has in place to ensure its residents can go about their daily activities with peace of mind.
- The state of Illinois is known for being tax-friendly for seniors. Full tax deductions are awarded on Social Security benefits, pension and income from retirement savings accounts, which may allow seniors to put additional money toward the cost of memory care services.
- Winters can be quite harsh in Coles County. Winter low hit 20 degrees, and the county receives 18 inches of snow each year. In terms of overall comfort, the area scores 42 out of 100, with 100 being the best climate. Consider inquiring about the procedures implemented by an SCU to keep seniors safe in cold conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in Coles County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Coles County start around $4,977 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,539 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Coles County 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 Coles County
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 Coles County
Coles County 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 Coles County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Coles County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Coles County
Coles County-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.