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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Crystal Lake, IL for 2024

There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the Crystal Lake area, with 4 in Crystal Lake and 12 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Crystal Lake is $5,944 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Lake In The Hills with an average starting cost of 6,200.

To help you with your search, browse the 188 reviews below for memory care facilities in Crystal Lake. On average, consumers rate memory care in Crystal Lake 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake, Illinois, has an air quality score of 72, which is much better than the national average of 58, meaning it is a city where senior citizens who have respiratory issues may thrive. Approximately 12.6 percent of residents here are senior citizens, some of whom have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related conditions.

In Illinois, there are approximately 220,000 residents who have Alzheimer’s disease. Some of them might choose to reside in one of the four memory care units in Crystal Lake. These facilities are all bound by the requirements set forth in the Alzheimer’s Diseases and Related Dementias Services Act, which names the Illinois Department of Public Health as the governing agency for memory care units.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Crystal Lake

  • Warm summers are a nice time for memory care patients to spend time outside. The highs in July reach around 83 degrees. The winters are much colder; January lows can drop to around 13 degrees. This is a snowy city with around 34 inches falling per year.
  • Crystal Lake’s cost of living is approximately 14 percent higher than the national average. Memory care patients can expect to pay slightly more for health-related costs than the average in the United States since the city’s cost of health index is 107. The grocery index is slightly lower than the national index; however, the transportation cost here is approximately 50 percent higher than the national average.
  • Memory care residents may feel safe in Crystal Lake. The city’s violent crime rate of 11.1 is much lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is also less common here than other areas of the country. The city’s rate is 29.8, but the national average is 38.1.
  • The Crystal Lake area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in McHenry

Paying for Memory Care in Crystal Lake

Memory Care costs in Crystal Lake start around $5,595 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Crystal Lake 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.

Cities in Illinois

Huntley

$10,800

Lake In The Hills

$7,375

Barrington

$7,083

Cary

$5,850

US

$5,694

Crystal Lake

$5,595

Algonquin

$5,555

Mchenry

$4,700

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Crystal Lake

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 Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Toni

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Encore Memory Care at Crystal Lake

I can not rave enough about Encore Care. They took such great care of my father while he was there. The staff is always personable, and they really are part of a big family. There are always...

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Juanita

I visited this facility

Review of Sunrise of Crystal Lake

I toured Sunrise of Crystal Lake and another place, and we're moving forward at Sunrise of Crystal Lake. Besides the location being just right, we like the homey feel, the green space, and the way...

Provider response

Hi Juanita, Each and every guest who enters a Sunrise community is important to us. It is wonderful to know that you had such a positive experience when touring Sunrise of Crystal Lake. We would be...

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Billie

I visited this facility

Review of Encore Memory Care at Crystal Lake

My husband will be moving into Encore Memory Care at Crystal Lake. They look like they're doing more activities. There were a lot more staff there. The facility looked pretty clean. My husband is...

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Memory Care Facilities near Crystal Lake, IL

Lake In The HillsAlgonquinCaryHuntleyMchenryBarrington

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