The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Fox Lake, IL for 2023
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Fox Lake area, with 1 in Fox Lake and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fox Lake is $5,560 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Mchenry with an average starting cost of $5,517.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fox Lake. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fox Lake 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Fox Lake, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fox Lake
According to the Alzheimer's Association of America, there are currently 220,000 seniors across the state of Illinois diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Fox Lake is a village of over 10,000, 18.5 percent of whom are aged 65 and older and may be living with some type of dementia.
Illinois has enacted an Alzheimer's Disease State Plan that emphasizes the importance of providing care options for individuals in this demographic. There is one facility in Fox Lake that offers specialized care for seniors with dementia, and an additional 10 options in neighboring communities.
- Compared to the national average of 100, the cost of living in Fox Lake scores a 96.5. The majority of savings come from low housing costs, though grocery costs also fall below the national average. These savings could allow families to allocate more funds toward memory care services, making Fox Lake a budget-friendly option for Illinois seniors.
- Like many other Illinois municipalities, Fox Lake experiences harsh winters. About 40 inches of snow falls each year and winter temperatures can drop as low as 13 degrees. Overall, the village only receives a comfort index score of 34 out of 100. Families may want to consider discussing the measures a facility has in place to cope with cold conditions.
- A low rate of crime can offer peace of mind for families of seniors living with dementia. The rate of violent crime in Fox Lake is 18.5 out of 100, with 100 representing high crime. This is much lower than both the regional average of 37.9 and the national average of 31.1. The rate of property crime, however, scores a 37.5, on par with the national average of 38.1. It may be beneficial to review the security policies and procedures of a facility with staff members.
- Fox Lake has no available facilities in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospitals specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Lake Barrington (Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital) and McHenry (Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital), both over a 20-minute drive away.
Paying for Memory Care in Fox Lake
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fox Lake start around $5,560 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 Fox 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.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Fox 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 Fox Lake
Fox 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 Fox Lake, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Fox Lake Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fox Lake
Fox 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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fox Lake
Review of The Cottages of Fox Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care
My dad moved into the Cottages of Fox Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care. It was very clean, very neat, kind of modern, and well-kept. We haven't been able to go there much because of quarantin... Read more