15 Memory Care Facilities in Mchenry County, IL
The average cost of memory care in Mchenry County is $6,416 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Kane County with an average starting cost of $6,002.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mchenry County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mchenry County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lake County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Mchenry County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Mchenry County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Mchenry County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mchenry County
McHenry County is located along the northern border of Illinois and has a population of over 309,000. Alzheimer's disease is a condition affecting 220,000 seniors across the state of Illinois, including some of the 14 percent of McHenry County's population who are aged 65 years and older.
As addressed in the Illinois Department of Public Health's Alzheimer's Disease State Plan, ensuring care is available to seniors with dementia is an issue of growing importance. Specialized treatment is offered at 10 memory care facilities across the county, also known as Alzheimer's special care units.
- The overall cost of living in McHenry County is 114.8, which is higher than both the U.S. national average of 100 and Illinois state average of 102. The biggest factors in this difference are transportation, health and housing costs, which may be something families on a budget should take into consideration.
- On a scale from one to 100 (highest crime), McHenry County scores a 23.7 for violent crime and a 21.9 in terms of property crime. These rates are lower than the state averages of 27.5 and 31.2 in the same categories, respectively. While McHenry County may be safer than other regions of Illinois, it's still a good idea to review the security policies and procedures an SCU has in place.
- Even colder than the Illinois state average, winter temperatures in McHenry County can drop to 12 degrees, with around 35 inches of snow expected to fall each year. Consider inquiring about the measures an SCU takes to ensure the safety of its senior residents when conditions are harsh.
- The state of Illinois is considered to be very tax-friendly for seniors, as full deductions are offered on Social Security benefits, pension and income from retirement savings accounts. These savings may allow seniors to allocate more funds toward the cost of memory care services.
Paying for Memory Care in Mchenry County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mchenry County start around $6,215 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 Mchenry 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 Mchenry 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 Mchenry County
Mchenry 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 Mchenry County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mchenry County
Mchenry 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 Mchenry County
Review of The Heathers Senior Homes - Portree
Our loved one lived at The Heathers in Ringwood for almost 10 months. It is very clean and feels cozy. The care partners were great. However, I feel there is not enough staff or nursing presence... Read more
Review of Heritage Woods of Huntley
My mom has been in Memory Care at White Oaks for the past 2 years. The staff and administrators there are warm and welcoming, and provide amazing care! The safety protocols during the pandemic we... Read more
Review of Heritage Woods of McHenry
My father lived here for over a year between 2020 and 2021. The one thing this place has going for it? It's cheap. That's it. It costs less to have someone in memory care here than basically any ot... Read more