1 Memory Care Facility in Decatur, IL
The average cost of memory care in Decatur is $4,900 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Pana with an average starting cost of $4,125.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Decatur
Over 220,000 people in Illinois have Alzheimer's disease, which largely affects the senior population. With around 18 percent of Decatur's 72,000 residents in the 65 and older age group, this is a real concern here. To cater to aging citizens who develop Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, there's one memory care facility in the city with a dozen more in the nearby cities of Springfield, Mattoon and Savoy.
Illinois has specific legislation regarding Alzheimer's and dementia services in the state, which defines the training and staffing requirements for assisted living facilities with dementia care programs. These facilities are licensed by the Illinois Division of Assisted Living.
- The Decatur area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Decatur's cold winters may keep some seniors inside more than they'd like. The average low temperature in January is just 19 degrees and the city sees around 39 inches of rain each year, which is equal to the national average. There is also an average of 15 inches of snow each year, 11 inches less than the US average.
- The cost of living in Decatur is 75 of Sperling's cost of living index. This is 25 points lower than the national average of 100, making the city a very affordable choice. Despite this, healthcare costs in the city are rated at 104, slightly higher than the US average of 100. This may impact the budgets of seniors with health conditions.
- Decatur's crime rate of 40 crimes per 1,000 residents is higher than 95 percent of Illinois' other cities and towns. The property crime rate is 33.96, almost 14 points higher than the state average. Violent crime is also high, with a rate of 6.36, over two points higher than the Illinois average. This may be a concern for safety conscious seniors and their families.
Paying for Memory Care in Decatur
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Decatur start around $4,900 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Decatur 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 Decatur
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 Decatur
Decatur 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 Decatur, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Decatur Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Decatur
Decatur-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.