2 Memory Care Facilities in Mount Vernon, IL
Also serving communities of Centralia, Carterville, Carbondale, Harrisburg.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Mount Vernon. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mount Vernon 5.0 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.
- 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
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Memory Care costs in Mount Vernon start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 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.
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.
Directory of Winners in the Mount Vernon Area
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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mount Vernon
Review of Lavender Ridge
Lavender Ridge is the facility that my mother lived in the last 15 months of her life. The care she received was excellent, definitely a family oriented center and that is what one wants for the r... Read more