16 Memory Care Facilities near Joliet, IL

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Joliet, IL

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Joliet

    Joliet, which is situated along Lake Michigan in the northeastern region of Illinois, has a population of over 148,000 people. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 220,000 people in Illinois have Alzheimer's disease, an illness that is most prevalent in adults age 65 and over. In Joliet, this demographic accounts for nearly 10 percent of the population.

    To meet the needs of local seniors with dementia, Joliet has 17 memory care facilities, and there are over five dozen more located nearby, giving families many options to choose from. Memory care facilities may be located within supportive living facilities, which are exclusively for seniors with dementia, or any assisted living facility that is licensed and certified to provide dementia care. 

    • While Illinois has a relatively high sales tax and its own estate tax, all types of retirement income are exempt from income tax, making it a generally tax-friendly state for seniors. Because seniors do not pay taxes on Social Security income, withdrawals from retirement savings accounts or disbursements from government or private pensions, they may be able to put more money into their memory care budget.
    • The American Lung Association gave Will County a B for ozone pollution, which may make Joliet a good option for seniors who have cardiovascular disease or a respiratory illness such as asthma or emphysema.
    • The property and violent crime rates in Joliet are a little lower than the U.S. average, which may provide peace of mind for families who are helping their loved ones transition to memory care in this city. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 indicating a high crime rate, the property crime rate is 37.5 compared to the national average of 38.1, and the violent crime rate is 30.6 compared to the nationwide median of 31.1. 
    • The Joliet area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Joliet

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $6,599.00 Mokena
    $6,555.00 Romeoville
    $5,620.00 Bolingbrook
    $5,095.00 New Lenox
    $4,995.00 Plainfield
    $4,974.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Joliet start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.

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

    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 Joliet

    Joliet 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 Joliet, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Joliet Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Joliet

    Joliet-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.

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