The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Kankakee, IL for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Kankakee, IL

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Asbury of Kankakee

Provides: Memory Care
1975 E Court St, Kankakee, IL 60901
"Asbury of Kankakee is a part of the State of Illinois Supportive Living Program. This program is designed to promote the independence, dignity, respect and well-being of residents in a..." More

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Riverside Senior Life Communities

Provides: Memory Care
1485 Butterfield Trail, Kankakee, IL 60901
"Riverside Senior Life Communities is a premier senior living facility with three uniquely designed communities to meet the needs of all seniors. The facility offers a variety of services and..." More

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Sunrise of Flossmoor

Provides: Memory Care
19715 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, IL 60422
"Sunrise of Flossmoor was very nice, the staff was very nice and the place was clean. It was very, very spacious, very clean, and they were getting ready to do some remodeling, and I was surprised..." More

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Clarendale of Mokena

Provides: Memory Care
21536 S. Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
"Clarendale of Mokena was a lovely place. It was gorgeous. The apartments were very nice as well. I only saw one style in the memory care facility, so I don't know any more than that. It was very..." More

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Two Hearts Homes for Seniors

Provides: Memory Care
18220 Clark Street, Lowell, IN 46356
"Two Hearts Homes for Seniors is a spectacular new senior living home located Lowell Indiana. This boutique community provides high-quality care with an All-Inclusive price point. Our monthly rate..." More

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The Cottages of New Lenox

Provides: Memory Care
1023 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL 60451
"We have chosen The Cottages of New Lenox for my mother. The person in charge was super sweet, super friendly, and super welcoming. The facility is just like a home atmosphere. Your loved one..." More

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Alexi Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
6301 Lincoln Highway, Matteson, IL 60443
"Independent Living (Coming 2022) Alexi’s Independent Living will offer the active senior a carefree, vibrant environment, free from the normal chores and burdens of owning or renting a home. At..." More

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St James Manor & Villas

Provides: Memory Care
1251 E Richton Rd, Crete, IL 60417
"My husband is in St James Manor & Villas. Thomas, who is in charge of showing the place, was a very nice person. They have assisted living there too, besides the memory care where my husband..." More

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Heritage Woods of Watseka

Provides: Memory Care
577 Martin Ave., Watseka, IL 60970
"Heritage Woods of Watseka Supportive Living and Memory Care provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home. At Heritage Woods, residents: Live..." More

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Bickford of Bourbonnais

Provides: Memory Care
100 Jones Dr., Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"Bickford of Bourbonnais is a beautiful place and a beautiful facility. The memory care isn't separated though, it's just mixed in the group and I worry that they're not separated. The staff seemed..." More

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Cedarhurst of Frankfort - Now Open

Provides: Memory Care
21507 S. Wolf Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423
"Cedarhurst of Frankfort was very well kept up and very well laid out for memory care people. It was like they couldn't get lost going down a hallway. The staff members were very pleasant and clean...." More

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Riverside Senior Life at Bourbonnais

Provides: Memory Care
85 E. Burns Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"My mother is currently staying in Riverside Senior Life at Bourbonnais. We chose it because it was close to where my brother and sisters are; that's the main reason. They were very helpful with..." More

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Cedar Creek Health Campus

Provides: Memory Care
18275 S. Burr Street, Lowell, IN 46356
"Lowell, IN is a close knit community, complete with an abundance of greenspace and full of friendly neighbors. Cedar Creek Health Campus is much the same, and is proud to offer residents of Lowell..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Kankakee

    The city of Kankakee, which is home to about 26,000 people and a senior community that makes up nearly 14 percent of the population, is located in Kankakee County. According to data gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 12 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits in this county are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

    While there are no memory care facilities in Kankakee, families researching memory care options in the region can choose from 19 facilities in nearby cities like New Lenox and Hazel Crest. Some memory care services are offered in supportive living facilities that only provide care for those with dementia. Licensed assisted living facilities in this region may also provide memory care services.

    • Kankakee seniors do not pay state income tax on any type of retirement income, meaning that they keep the entirety of Social Security income, disbursements from pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts. This may let them put more money toward memory care expenses. 
    • Kankakee is a fairly cost-effective place to live. Overall, living expenses in this city are about 25 percent below the national average, and healthcare expenses here are slightly lower than they are in the nation as a whole. This may benefit seniors and families with tight budgets. 
    • Winters in Kankakee are very cold with lows in the teens, but the city receives slightly less snowfall than the average U.S. city, which may make seasonal driving easier for families who travel here to visit their loved one in memory care. Summer highs are in the mid-80s, and the city has about 186 sunny days annually. 
    • Crime is more prevalent in Kankakee than in the average U.S. city, which may be a concern for some families researching local memory care options. On a 100-point index, where a high score indicates more crime, the city's violent crime rate is 68.2 and the property crime rate is 55.1. This is compared to the respective national medians of 31.1 and 38.1.


    Paying for Memory Care in Kankakee

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $8,090.00 Flossmoor
    $7,575.00 Mokena
    $7,509.00 Joliet
    $6,750.00 New Lenox
    $5,850.00 Kankakee
    $5,525.00 US
    $4,445.00 Lowell

    Memory Care costs in Kankakee start around $5,850 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

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

    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 Kankakee

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

    Directory of Winners in the Kankakee Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kankakee

    Kankakee-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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