2 Memory Care Facilities in Jacksonville, IL

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Cedarhurst of Jacksonville

Provides: Memory Care
2225 W. Morton Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650
"Jacksonville is often referred to as “The Athens of The West” due to its impressive history with innovation and education in the State of Illinois. Cedarhurst of Jacksonville channels this legacy..." More

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Lavender Ridge - Jacksonville

Provides: Memory Care
750 W. Walnut, Jacksonville, IL 62650
"Lavender Ridge is an exclusive, licensed community, providing specialized care for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. We create MEANINGFUL days in a warm, friendly and secure residence. We..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Illinois, is located in the Jacksonville metro area of Morgan County and has a population of 26,992 with 4,577 or 17 percent aged 65 or over. Some of these seniors might have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and may be in need of memory care services. There is only one facility located directly in Jacksonville and there are several others in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

Memory care facilities in Illinois are known as Alzheimer facilities or Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed, regulated and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

  • Seniors living in Illinois receive tax breaks. There is no tax applied to social security benefits, withdraws from retirement savings accounts or pensions. The tax savings could result in more money available to allocate to memory care budgets.
  • The cost of living in Jacksonville is below the U.S. national average. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the average, Jacksonville scored 78.3. Housing is the biggest factor in this lower cost of living. Seniors and their families might find that the lower cost of living results in more money to put toward their memory care budget.
  • Jacksonville has a high crime rate. On a scale of one to 100 with one representing low crime and 100 representing high crime areas, Jacksonville ranks 42.7 for violent crime and 39.7 for property crime. This is higher than the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors’ families might want to ask facility staff what security measures they have in place to protect their residents from potential crime.
  • Residents of Jacksonville enjoy warm summers and mild winters with highs in July reaching 87 degrees and lows in January dropping to 19 degrees. The area receives 40 inches of rain each year compared to the national average of 39, and 18 inches of snow annually compared to the national average of 26. Families might want to inquire with memory care staff about protocols in place to keep residents safe from unfavorable weather conditions.


Paying for Memory Care in Jacksonville

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Illinois

$5,333.00 Springfield
$4,778.00 US
$4,689.00 Quincy
$4,400.00 Bethalto
$4,350.00 Jacksonville
$4,305.00 Pekin
$4,261.00 St. Charles
$3,830.00 Godfrey

Memory Care costs in Jacksonville start around $4,350 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Illinois page. Financial Assistance in Illinois Financial Assistance in Illinois

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 Jacksonville

Jacksonville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Jacksonville, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jacksonville

Jacksonville-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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