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Memory Care Facilities in Mount Vernon, IL

Also serving communities of Centralia, Carterville, Marion, Harrisburg.

The average cost of memory care in Mount Vernon is $4,995 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mount Vernon. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mount Vernon 5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Mount Vernon

The Alzheimer's Association reports that 220,000 Illinois seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease, and that number will grow to 260,000 by 2025. In Mount Vernon, about 21 percent of the city's 14,956 residents are 65 or older. These seniors living with dementia in Mount Vernon can access two memory care facilities in the area.

Memory care facilities in Mount Vernon are one type of assisted living facility regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. These facilities must acquire a license from the state, which ensures that staff deliver high-quality care to seniors living with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders in Mount Vernon.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Mount Vernon

  • Cost of living in Mount Vernon comes in at 75.5, which is lower than the national average of 100. Housing costs are especially low at 36. However, healthcare expenses exceed the national average at 118. Seniors' families may want to consider these costs as they calculate a budget for memory care expenses.
  • Illinois is a tax-friendly state for seniors. Mount Vernon seniors won't have to pay taxes on their retirement income, including Social Security payments. This tax savings may leave extra money every month for memory care costs.
  • Mount Vernon is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as SSM Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Crime rates are high in Mount Vernon. The violent crime rate is 91.1 on a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 represents the most dangerous. Property crime rates are 64.6. Seniors' families may want to consider the location of the memory care facility and its security features to select a safe facility for their loved one.

Paying for Memory Care in Mount Vernon

Memory Care costs in Mount Vernon start around $4,995 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 Mount Vernon 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.

Cities in Illinois

Belleville

$7,800

O Fallon

$5,947

US

$5,694

Mount Vernon

$4,995

Collinsville

$4,600

Fairview Heights

$4,350

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Lucinda

I visited this facility

Review of GreenTree at Mt. Vernon

We viewed the memory care facility at GreenTree at Mt. Vernon. It was very nice. The people who were there appeared to be attentive to the residents. The visit was just good all the way around....

Provider response

Thank you Lucinda for sharing your experience. It's reassuring to know that the team was attentive and that the community is well-kept. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Reviewer#LD102822B

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of GreenTree at Mt. Vernon

My mom has been at GreenTree at Mt. Vernon for about 5 years now. I like the staff because they seem to care. The whole facility looks nice. Mom could go outside in a secured area with chairs, a...

Provider response

Thank you so much for your kind words. We do strive to provide a homelike atmosphere for our residents after all it is their home.

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Jeanne

I visited this facility

Review of Lavender Ridge

I was only at Lavender Ridge one time, and it was just a quick visit. I think it looked really nice. The rooms were good. I only talked to the one lady who was the director there, and she was...

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