The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Plaines, IL for 2023
There are 36 Memory Care Facilities in the Des Plaines area, with 2 in Des Plaines and 34 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 74 reviews below for memory care facilities in Des Plaines. On average, consumers rate memory care in Des Plaines 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Park Ridge with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Des Plaines, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Des Plaines
Des Plaines is home to over 58,000 people and more than 18 percent are aged 65 or older. As a suburb of Chicago, it's part of the largest city in Illinois, a state where more than 220,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. There are more than 130 memory care facilities in Des Plaines and nearby communities to help cater to people with dementia.
Facilities in Illinois that have dementia care programs provide specialized training to staff and have higher staff numbers. They are licensed and monitored by the Illinois Division of Assisted Living.
- Des Plaines is safer than 63 percent of communities in the U.S. and has been named one of the country's Top 100 Safest Cities by Neighborhood Scout. Violent crime occurs at a rate of just 1.05 per 1,000 people, compared to the state average of 4.39. Property crime is also very low at a rate of just 9.79, less than half the state average of 20.11. This may be reassuring to seniors and families concerned about safety.
- The Des Plaines area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Des Plaines is rated at 119 on the Sperling index, compared to the national average of 100. However, this is mainly due to the high cost of housing. Day-to-day expenses, including groceries and health care, are less expensive than the U.S. average, which may leave the families of seniors in memory care with more money for memory care costs.
- Seniors in Illinois will not pay income tax on money from Social Security, pensions or retirement funds, leaving more money available for memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Des Plaines
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Des Plaines start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines
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 Des Plaines
Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Des Plaines
Des Plaines-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Des Plaines
Review of Asbury Court
Asbury Court is a former hotel, and it was set up like a hotel, so it's a clean, quiet setting. They have elevators. The staff was super friendly. They seem to have limited activities for the peopl... Read more
Review of Alden Gardens of Des Plaines
My dad has been there in memory care for almost 4 years. The staff has been wonderful dealing with him and being accommodating for my mom who visited everyday. When covid hit the facility rose to t... Read more
Review of Alden Gardens of Des Plaines
I didn't like Alden Courts of Des Plaines. I didn't think it was for my mom. It had too much of that nursing home feel. The staff were friendly, but the people mostly were sitting around, and they ... Read more