2 Memory Care Facilities in Morgan County, IL
The average cost of memory care in Morgan County is $5,250 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Morgan County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Morgan County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sangamon County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Morgan County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Morgan County
Morgan County, in West Central Illinois, has a population of over 35,500 people, 16.7 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be among the 220,000 residents in Illinois who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Morgan County is home to two memory care facilities to support these seniors, both located in Jacksonville.
In Illinois, including Morgan County, memory care facilities are located in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Health.
- Residents of Morgan County enjoy a low cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Morgan County's cost of living is 77.8. Grocery and transportation costs are lower, but healthcare costs are higher than the national average. The lower overall cost of living, along with the below-average grocery and transportation expenses may offset the higher costs of healthcare for seniors and their families.
- Morgan County has a higher than average crime rate. On a scale where 100 represents areas of high crime, Morgan County ranks 44.1 for violent crime and 41.3 for property crime, with both ranks being higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Although memory care facilities typically have video cameras and secure locks, concerned families might want to ask facility staff about protocols in place to protect their residents.
- Morgan County, like the rest of Illinois, is tax-friendly toward seniors and retirees. Illinois seniors are not taxed on their social security benefits, pensions, or retirement savings account income. Morgan County is an excellent location for seniors on fixed incomes, as these tax savings might result in more money to put toward their memory care budgets.
- The climate in Morgan County varies seasonally with summer highs hitting 87 degrees and winter lows dropping to 18. Seniors and their families might want to ask facility staff about precautions they have in place to keep their residents warm during the winter months.
Paying for Memory Care in Morgan County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Morgan County start around $4,750 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan County
Morgan 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 Morgan County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Morgan County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Morgan County
Morgan 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.
Memory Care near Morgan County, IL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Morgan County
Review of Cedarhurst of Jacksonville
I think Cedarhurst of Jacksonville is a great facility, and my mother is on their waiting list. I had no problems with the staff. I remember the bingo, and they had a bit of a social there. I thoug... Read more