29 Memory Care Facilities in DuPage County, IL
The average cost of memory care in DuPage County is $5,558 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Kane County with an average starting cost of $5,112.
To help you with your search, browse the 43 reviews below for memory care facilities in DuPage County. On average, consumers rate memory care in DuPage County 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kendall County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 19 families in DuPage County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in DuPage County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dupage County
The state of Illinois is home to 220,000 seniors who are living with Alzheimer's disease. DuPage County has a population of more than 930,000, making it Illinois' second most populous county. Of these residents, 15 percent are aged 65 years and older, and may have some type of dementia.
To address this, the Illinois Department of Public Health has created an Alzheimer's Disease State Plan, which aims to make memory care services readily available. These services are offered at memory care facilities, also known as Alzheimer's special care units, and can be found in 29 locations across the county.
- Compared to the U.S. national average, DuPage County has a relatively low rate of crime. Out of 100, with 100 being high crime, the county scores a 23.7 for violent crime and a 25.1 for property crime, while the nation as a whole averages 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively. However, it's still a good idea to find out what policies and procedures an SCU has in place to keeps its senior residents safe and secure.
- As seen across the state as a whole, winters in DuPage County can be quite harsh. Temperatures can drop to just 15 degrees, and around 30 inches of snow is expected to fall each year. Consider checking with facility staff to see what measures have been implemented to ensure seniors are not exposed to cold weather conditions.
- DuPage County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and the nationally recognized Central DuPage Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Based on the U.S. national average of 100, the cost of living in DuPage County is significantly higher. It is rated 125.4, which is also much higher than the Illinois statewide average of 102. The largest contributing factors in this difference are high housing and transportation costs, though seniors can expect to save on groceries and health services.
Paying for Memory Care in Dupage County
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Memory Care costs in DuPage County start around $5,604 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in DuPage 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 Dupage 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 Dupage County
Dupage 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 Dupage County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dupage County
Dupage 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in DuPage County
Review of Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace
My mother-in-law moved into Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace, and so far, it has been great. The staff is warm, friendly, engaging, and caring. The accommodations are really nice. It's set up in a s... Read more
Review of Alden Courts of Waterford
I love Alden Courts of Waterford. They were doing a pet adoption event at that time, and a lot of the residents were there petting the animals and their families came. They had absolutely beautiful... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Naperville
Sunrise of Naperville is absolutely wonderful. This is my husband's second time here. The staff is great. They're a little more expensive, but it has a lot to do with his care, and he's given reall... Read more