8 Memory Care Facilities near Kankakee, IL
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Kankakee area, with 1 in Kankakee and 7 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kankakee. Better rated regions include Bourbonnais with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kankakee, IL
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
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Memory Care costs in Kankakee start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 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.
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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.