2 Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, IL

Lavender Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
1400 South 34th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
"Lavender Ridge is the facility that my mother lived in the last 15 months of her life. The care she received was excellent, definitely a family oriented center and that is what one wants for the..." More

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GreenTree at Mt. Vernon

Provides: Memory Care
208 Zachery Dr., Mount Vernon, IL 62864
"GreenTree at Mt. Vernon is a trusted friend and partner to families in Southwestern Illinois. Their Assisted Living and nationally recognized Memory Care services offer a perfect balance of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson County

    Located in Southern Illinois, Jefferson County has a population of 38,827, more than 16 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors may be among the 220,000 Illinois residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. By the year 2025, this number is expected to grow to 260,000, making the need for more memory care facilities in the area great. Jefferson County is currently home to two memory care facilities to support seniors with cognitive impairments.

    Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), as they’re called in Illinois, are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Health.

    • The cost of living in Jefferson County is lower than the U.S. national average. On a scale where 100 represents the American median, Jefferson County ranks 78.8. Seniors and their families may find that the lower than average housing and transportation costs may help offset the higher grocery and healthcare expenses.
    • Crime rates in Jefferson County are moderately high. On a scale where 100 represents areas of high crime, Jefferson County ranks 45.4 for violent crime and 42.2 for property crime compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors and their families who are concerned about the crime rates in Jefferson County may prefer to look for memory care facilities in one of the smaller towns in Illinois.
    • Seniors in Illinois may have more money to put toward their memory care budgets. The state of Illinois does not levy taxes on social security income, pensions, or retirement savings account income, making it tax-friendly for seniors and retirees.
    • Residents of Jefferson County enjoy warm summers and frigid winters. July highs hit the high 80s, while the January lows dip down to the low 20s. The area receives 33 inches of rainfall annually compared to the national average of 39, and 11 inches of snow compared to the national average of 26. Seniors living in memory care facilities in Jefferson County may be limited to indoor activities for much of the year.


    Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Illinois

    $5,346.00 Vanderburgh County
    $5,150.00 Warrick County
    $5,150.00 Monroe County
    $5,000.00 Saint Clair County
    $4,852.00 US
    $4,432.00 Madison County

    Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $0 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

    Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Jefferson County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson County

    Jefferson 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Jefferson County

    • Review of Lavender Ridge

      Lavender Ridge is the facility that my mother lived in the last 15 months of her life. The care she received was excellent, definitely a family oriented center and that is what one wants for the r... Read more

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