The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, IL for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Lake County is $6,866 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...
To help you with your search, browse the 42 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 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 17 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) 948-3865.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, IL
Belmont Village Buffalo Grove
500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089
"My sister seems to be doing fine at Belmont Village Buffalo Grove. I wasn't able to visit her because she is in Illinois, and I'm in South Carolina, but we get updates about her. The staff members seem to be OK. They're doing art activities, she i..."READ MORE
901 Florsheim Drive, Libertyville, IL, 60048
"The staff of StoryPoint is its outstanding feature. They are genuinely caring and compassionate -- and upbeat and friendly. The activity staff is especially strong, encouraging and assisting Memory Care residents to take part in daily activities..."READ MORE
Sunrise of Gurnee
500 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL, 60031
"I toured Sunrise of Gurnee. It was good. Jonathan was the man who gave me my tour. He was very nice. The facility is beautiful. It might be comparable or even over to where my mom is. It's very ornate. They have a computer sign-in system. If you c..."READ MORE
Sunrise of Buffalo Grove
180 West Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089
"Sunrise of Buffalo Grove was a very nice community. It seemed clean. However, I would describe it as darker. There were a lot of darker wood tones, those types of things. They would have been an option, too, but they're about 30 minutes from my ho..."READ MORE
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The Cottages of Fox Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care
16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake, IL, 60020
"My dad moved into the Cottages of Fox Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care. It was very clean, very neat, kind of modern, and well-kept. We haven't been able to go there much because of quarantine, but I'm hearing he's doing fine. He's doing bet..."READ MORE
Auberge at Lake Zurich
555 America Court, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047
"Auberge at Lake Zurich is very clean. The rooms are spacious, and the staff is very accommodating. The caregivers are awesome and my friend seems to like it. She is a level two memory care and they could go up to level six. So, that was a big plus..."READ MORE
Sunrise of Barrington
510 West Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL, 60010
"My mom has been at Sunrise of Barrington for eight years now, and she's been happy there. She considers it her home. They take good care of her, and we never had any problem. My mother is a very picky eater, and they make her what she wants. It's ..."READ MORE
Bickford of Gurnee
301 S Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee, IL, 60031
"I toured Bickford of Gurnee. It's interesting that they called me yesterday and the staff shared a little more with me than she did the first time. I liked the facility. It was clean. I liked their memory care. I like the way it was organized. The..."READ MORE
Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care
777 Church St. , Lake Zurich, IL, 60047
"My Mom is 94 and has been recently diagnosed with Dementia. She can still function well, but needs alot of Cueing. We chose Cedar Lake because of the Residence Club program that seems to be a combination of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Mom mov..."READ MORE
Arbor Terrace Highland Park
1000 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL, 60035
"My aunt has already moved into Arbor Terrace Highland Park. It's fabulous. They have a very small memory care, which is what I require for my aunt. It's very pleasant and it runs very well. I highly recommend it. I haven't found anything better th..."READ MORE
1865 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030
"My father is here. It's an assisted living community with memory care. He's in the memory care side. It's a new facility. It's been there just a year, so it's very nice and it's clean. The food is good. The staff is very friendly, from the recepti..."READ MORE
Encore Memory Care at South Barrington
215 Bartlett Road, South Barrington, IL, 60010
"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 a nice living room. Their dining area is not that ..."READ MORE
Gurnee Place Memory Care
505 N Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL, 60031
"Gurnee Place Memory Care doesn't have that many people, which I thought was nice. I chose my mom to be there because they gave me the best deal as far as price goes, and one staff member had her mother in there and said, "I was going to take her t..."READ MORE
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.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in
- 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
Memory Care costs in Lake County start around $6,596 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.
Counties in Illinois
Du Page County
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.
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.