9 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, IL

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia, IL

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Reflections at Garden Place

Provides: Memory Care
710 So. Main St, Columbia, IL 62236
"My dad has only been in Reflections of Garden Place for a week, but there have already been significant changes. The staff interacts with the people, and the place has a homey atmosphere. People..." More

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Cedarhurst of Waterloo

Provides: Memory Care
518 Legacy Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298
"Cedarhurst of Waterloo is very expensive, but they're beautiful. It's like walking into a mansion, but the price reflected that also. Their memory care is so expensive, and that's mostly what we..." More

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Cedarhurst of Arnold

Provides: Memory Care
2069 Missouri State Rd, Arnold, MO 63010
"We started Cedarhurst of Arnold to provide truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they..." More

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Avalon Memory Care - St. Louis

Provides: Memory Care
5342 Butler Hill Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63128
"I am very pleased with Avalon Memory Care St. Louis. They are one of the few places that could take care of my dad's needs. They are a memory care and assisted living type of place, but it's more..." More

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Garden Villas South

Provides: Memory Care
13457 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63128
"Garden Villas South Luxury Retirement and Assisted Living Community continues the grand tradition of excellence established by the Delmar Gardens Family in 1965. Based in St. Louis and owned by the..." More

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Meadowview Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
100 Woodlands Ct, Arnold, MO 63010
"My mother is already placed in Meadowview at the Woodlands. It's a nice place, they take care of her and there are no problems. It's a new community, the rooms were nice, and everybody seems really..." More

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Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
9916 Reavis Road, Affton, MO 63123
"My dad is at Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care. He's in the memory care part. He's very happy there. He says the food is really good. Because of the COVID thing, I couldn't go in to see..." More

Bethesda Southgate

Provides: Memory Care
5943 Telegraph Road, Saint Louis, MO 63129
"My wife has been a resident at Bethesda Southgate in the memory care area for a little over 2 years. I chose southgate after visiting many different locations. I have had some experience in the..." More

Mattis Pointe Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
4962 Mattis Road, Saint Louis, MO 63128
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbia

    Columbia is a small, family-friendly commuter suburb located in the southern reaches of the St. Louis metro area near the Mississippi River. Just under 16.5 percent of Columbia's 10,000 people are seniors aged 65 and over, many of them living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. For seniors whose impairment has progressed to the point where they need full-time supervision and care, Columbia is home to eight memory care facilities in the city and neighboring Swansea.

    Residential long-term care facilities in Columbia are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Long-Term Care, which generally inspects facilities once a year.

    • Columbia shares its climate with nearby Waterloo, where mild summers and chilly winters prevail. August highs average 87 degrees, while December lows average 23 degrees. Columbia gets about 43 inches of rain a year along with 11 inches of snow.
    • The cost of living in Columbia is close to the national average in most categories. Overall, expenses are just 2 percent higher than the national average, while healthcare in the Columbia area costs 4 percent more than it does nationwide. Families who have loved ones living in a memory care facility should expect to pay about the same as any average U.S. city.
    • Crime is low in Columbia with rates of both violent and property crime in the city between one-fifth and one-tenth of the national average. Theft incidents in Columbia occur at roughly one-third the national rate, while violent crime is rare.
    • The Columbia area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Memorial Hospital Belleville and Touchette Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Columbia

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $7,800.00 Belleville
    $7,460.00 Sunset Hills
    $6,505.00 Saint Louis
    $6,375.00 Arnold
    $5,895.00 Columbia
    $5,556.00 St. Louis
    $5,294.00 US
    $4,350.00 Fairview Heights

    Memory Care costs in Columbia start around $5,895 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

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

    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 Columbia

    Columbia 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 Columbia, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Columbia Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia

    Columbia-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 Columbia, IL

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia

    • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

      My dad has only been in Reflections of Garden Place for a week, but there have already been significant changes. The staff interacts with the people, and the place has a homey atmosphere. People ar... Read more

    • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

      Reflections at Garden Place was very nice and good. They have a good bit of activities, the place was decorated nicely, and the rooms of course were not very big, but they were adequate. The staff ... Read more

    • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

      I am very happy with Reflections at Garden Place. It’s a smaller, older, homey place. The workers are very nice, and my mother really likes everybody that’s there. The food is good. It was a lot cl... Read more

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