2 Memory Care Facilities in Mattoon, IL
Also serving communities of Effingham.
The average cost of memory care in Mattoon is $4,640 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Charleston with an average starting cost of $3,145.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Mattoon
Located in the Charleston-Mattoon Metropolitan area of Coles County, Mattoon, Illinois, has a population of 22,409. Of those residents, 3,924 or 17.4 percent are seniors aged 65 and older, the prime age for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments to begin. There are currently two memory care facilities located in Mattoon, and another six to choose from in the surrounding areas.
Referred to as Alzheimer Facilities, or Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), memory care facilities in Illinois are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Mattoon has a high crime rate. On a scale of one to 100 with one representing areas of low crime and 100 high crime, Mattoon has a rating of 46.8 for violent crime and 46.3 for property crime, higher than the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 31.8, respectively. Seniors and their families might want to ask facility staff about protocols they have in place to protect residents from crime.
- The cost of living in Mattoon is below the national average. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the average, Mattoon has a rank of 72.7. Families might want to take the lower cost of living in Mattoon into consideration when budgeting for memory care.
Seniors living in Illinois enjoy tax breaks. In the state of Illinois, pensions, social security benefits and income from retirement savings accounts are not taxed. These tax savings could result in more money available to put toward memory care budgets.
- The climate in Mattoon is similar to the rest of Coles County, with July highs of 86 degrees and January lows of 20 degrees. The yearly rainfall in Mattoon of 40 inches is almost on par with the U.S. national average of 39 inches. However, the annual snowfall in Mattoon of 15 inches, much lower than the U.S. national average of 26 inches. Seniors’ families might want to inquire with memory care staff about protocols in place to protect their residents from inclement weather and the elements.
Paying for Memory Care in Mattoon
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mattoon start around $4,640 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mattoon 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 Mattoon
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 Mattoon
Mattoon 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 Mattoon, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Mattoon Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mattoon
Mattoon-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.