27 Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, IL
The average cost of memory care in Lake County is $6,276 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Kenosha County with an average starting cost of $5,270.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lake County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mchenry County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Lake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lake County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lake County
Sitting along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake County, Illinois is home to over 703,000 residents. Throughout the state, 220,000 seniors are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, a diagnosis that may impact some of the 13.7 percent of Lake County's population who are aged 65 years and older. There are 22 memory care facilities available across the county to support these seniors.
In the state of Illinois, including Lake County, memory care facilities are referred to as Alzheimer's special care units and are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- The cost of living in Lake County is rated 109.5, based on the U.S. national average of 100, which may be something for families to consider when budgeting for memory care, as it's higher than the state average of 102. While groceries and utilities tend to be lower in Lake County than the rest of Illinois, housing costs are significantly higher.
- Seniors in Illinois receive full tax deductions on Social Security benefits, pension and income from retirement savings accounts. This may allow for seniors to put additional funds toward the cost of memory care services.
- Compared to national averages, crime rates in Lake County are lower, which may offer families of a loved one with dementia peace of mind. On a scale of 100, with 100 representing high crime, Lake County scores a 27.8 for violent crime and a 27 for property crime. These scores compare to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively. While most facilities have security systems in place, it's still a good idea to review an SCU's safety policies and procedures.
- Winters in Lake County are particularly harsh. Temperatures can drop below 15 degrees, which is even colder than the average low across the state, and the area expects around 40 inches of snow each year. When visiting an SCU, consider asking about the measures they have in place to prevent seniors from being exposed to these cold conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in Lake County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lake County start around $6,228 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake County
Lake 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 Lake County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Lake County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lake County
Lake 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lake County
Review of Gurnee Place Memory Care
My wife moved into Gurnee Place Memory Care. It is nice and comfortable. They have nice cushions, davenports, and chairs every place around. They have afternoon breaks, puzzles, and games. I like t... Read more
Review of Bickford of Gurnee
The residence is very nice. The director is very personable but cannot staff to meet needs and this fact is not shared before residents move in. Once moved in there is absolutely no communication... Read more
Review of Encore Memory Care at South Barrington
Our experience having my father-in-law here was good. They met our expectations. Their amenities are good. The rooms are big and accessible, as well as the bathrooms and the dining room. They have ... Read more