2 Memory Care Facilities in Monroe County, IL

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Cedarhurst of Waterloo

Provides: Memory Care
518 Legacy Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298
"A town rich in history and traditions, Waterloo is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for its charming downtown. Catering to interests of yesterday and today, Waterloo has a..." More

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Reflections at Garden Place

Provides: Memory Care
710 S. Main St, Columbia, IL 62236
"My dad has only been in Reflections of Garden Place for a week, but there have already been significant changes. The staff interacts with the people, and the place has a homey atmosphere. People..." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Monroe County

  • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

    My dad has only been in Reflections of Garden Place for a week, but there have already been significant changes. The staff interacts with the people, and the place has a homey atmosphere. People ar... Read more

    Deborah288807
  • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

    Reflections at Garden Place was very nice and good. They have a good bit of activities, the place was decorated nicely, and the rooms of course were not very big, but they were adequate. The staff ... Read more

    Betty534342
  • Review of Reflections at Garden Place

    I am very happy with Reflections at Garden Place. It’s a smaller, older, homey place. The workers are very nice, and my mother really likes everybody that’s there. The food is good. It was a lot cl... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Monroe County

Illinois’ historic bluff precinct, Monroe County, is home to 32,957 residents, 14.1 percent of whom are aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors may be among the 220,000 Illinois residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Monroe County has two memory care facilities, with one in Columbia and the other in Waterloo.

In Monroe County, like the rest of the state of Illinois, memory care facilities are licensed by the Illinois Department of Health and are referred to as assisted living facilities.

  • Monroe County has a high cost of living. On a scale where 100 is the U.S. median, Monroe County ranks 100.3. Groceries, healthcare and transportation expenses also rank higher than the average. However, housing ranks much lower at 87, which might be beneficial to families hoping to relocate to be closer to their loved one.
  • The crime rate in Monroe County falls below the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the highest crime areas, Monroe County ranks 21.8 for violent crime compared to the national average of 31.1, and 21.9 for property crime compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. These lower crime rates may give seniors and their families peace of mind.
  • The state of Illinois, including Monroe County, doesn’t levy taxes on social security benefits, pensions or retirement savings account income. The money saved on taxes could result in more money to allocate to memory care budgets.
  • The weather in Monroe County is warm in the summer when highs hit 88 degrees, and cold in the winter when the lows dip to 23. Although Monroe County only receives 11 inches of snow annually compared to the national average of 26 inches, it gets more than its share of rainfall with 43 inches compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches. Seniors living in Monroe County memory care facilities might be limited to indoor activities for most of the year.


Paying for Memory Care in Monroe County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Illinois

$5,680.00 Saint Louis County
$5,150.00 Monroe County
$5,000.00 Saint Clair County
$4,852.00 Saint Charles County
$4,799.00 US
$4,625.00 Warren County
$4,432.00 Madison County

Memory Care costs in Monroe County start around $5,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Monroe 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 Monroe County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Illinois page. Financial Assistance in Illinois Financial Assistance in Illinois

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 Monroe County

Monroe 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 an assisted living 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 Monroe County, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

Memory Care Facilities in Monroe County

Directory of Winners in the Monroe County Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monroe County

Monroe County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Illinois page for more information about these laws.

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