2 Memory Care Facilities in Freeport, IL
The average cost of memory care in Freeport is $5,750 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Rockford with an average starting cost of $4,469.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Freeport
Located in the Freeport metro area of Stephenson County, Freeport, Illinois, has a population of 61,032. Of those residents, 6,083, or 19.2 percent, are seniors aged 65 or older, the prime age for Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive issues. There are currently two memory care facilities in Freeport to assist those seniors and their families.
Memory care facilities in Freeport and the rest of Illinois are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities and Specialized Care Assisted Living Facilities. These facilities are licensed, regulated and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Residents of Freeport enjoy a low cost of living. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the average, Freeport rates a 76.8. Seniors and their families might find living in Freeport enables them to afford more memory care services.
- Freeport has a high crime rate. On a scale of one to 100 with one being the safest, Freeport rates 49 for violent crime and 46.6 for property crime. This is compared to the U.S. averages of 31.8 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors' families might want to ask the staff at their memory care facility about security measures and protocols they have in place to protect residents.
Illinois is a tax-friendly state for seniors. Freeport seniors are not taxed on social security benefits, pensions or withdrawals from their retirement savings accounts. These tax savings could result in extra money for seniors and their families to allocate toward memory care budgets.
- The climate in Freeport is similar to the rest of Illinois with July highs reaching 83 degrees and January lows dipping down to 11. The area receives 35 inches of rain per year compared to the national average of 39, and 32 inches of snow annually compared to the U.S. average of 26. Seniors and their families might want to inquire with memory care staff about safety measures and protocols they have in place to protect wandering residents from extreme weather conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in Freeport
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Freeport start around $5,750 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Freeport 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 Freeport
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 Freeport
Freeport 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 Freeport, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Freeport Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Freeport
Freeport-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.