2 Memory Care Facilities in Kankakee County, IL
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kankakee County
Kankakee County has nearly 110,000 residents, including a senior community that comprises over 16 percent of the total population. According to 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.
To meet the needs of these seniors, the county has two memory care facilities, including one in the city of Kankakee and one in Bourbonnais. Memory care services in this county are provided in supportive living facilities, which only accommodate those with dementia, or in assisted living facilities that are licensed to provide memory care services.
- Kankakee County seniors do not pay state income tax on any type of retirement income, including Social Security income, disbursements from pensions or withdrawals from retirement savings accounts. This may let them put more money toward the cost of memory care.
- Kankakee County is an affordable place for seniors. The overall cost of living in this county is nearly 15 percent below the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 3 percent lower here than they are in the nation as a whole. This may leave more money in the memory care budget.
- Winters in Kankakee County are chilly with lows around 16 degrees, but the city receives about 2 inches less snowfall than the average U.S. city, which may make winter driving easier for families who come to visit loved ones in local memory care facilities. Summer highs are around 85 degrees, and the city has about 189 sunny days per year.
- Kankakee County's overall crime rate is relatively high. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score representing more crime, the region's violent crime is rated 48.8, versus the national average of 31.1, and the property crime is rated 44.6, compared to the national average of 38.1. Families may want to ensure that the memory care facility they choose for their loved one takes measures to keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Kankakee County
Average Monthly Costs
Counties in Illinois
Memory Care costs in Kankakee County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kankakee 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 Kankakee 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 Kankakee County
Kankakee 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 Kankakee County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kankakee County
Kankakee 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.