1 Memory Care Facility in Galena, IL
The average cost of memory care in Galena is $5,795 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Dubuque with an average starting cost of $4,985.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Galena, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Galena
Around 220,000 people aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the state of Illinois. In the city of Galena, Illinois, a small town of about 3,600 with seniors making up 25.4 percent of the population, some seniors with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia are in need of specialized care. There is currently just one memory care facility in Galena with more in the surrounding area to serve those in this demographic. The Illinois Department of Public Health, as outlined in its Alzheimer's Disease State Plan, is committed to finding ways to ensure memory care services are readily available for those in need.
- Galena is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Midwest Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Winters in Galena are especially harsh. Temperatures can drop as low as 11 degrees, and the area receives an average of 36 inches of snow each year. Overall, the town receives a comfort index rating of only 29 out of 100, with 100 being the best. Families might want to ask staff about precautions they have in place to ensure the safety of its residents during unfavorable weather conditions.
- A low overall cost of living can allow families to allocate more of their budget toward the cost of memory care services. Compared to the U.S. average of 100, Galena's overall cost of living receives a 90.2. While health costs tend to run high, residents can expect to save on housing and transportation costs.
- Though property crime rates fall below both statewide and national averages, the rate of violent crime in Galena is quite high. It scores a 31.7 out of 100, with 100 being high crime, while the average across Illinois s 31.2, and the U.S. average is 31.1. Most memory care facilities have surveillance and security systems in place; however, it's still a good idea to find out what a facility's policies and procedures are regarding the safety of its residents.
Paying for Memory Care in Galena
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Galena start around $5,795 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,071 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Galena 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 Galena
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 Galena
Galena 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 Galena, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Galena Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Galena
Galena-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.