Memory Care Facilities in Pana, IL for 2023

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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Pana

    Pana is a small city of just 5,500 people, but it has a large senior community that makes up over 20 percent of residents. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as 10 percent of these seniors may be living with Alzheimer's disease. The rate of Alzheimer's in Christian County, where Pana is located, is on par with the national average of 10 percent of Medicare recipients aged 65 and over living with Alzheimer's. 

    Pana has one memory care facility, and like most memory care facilities in Illinois, it shares a campus with an assisted living facility. In this city, as in the rest of the state, memory care facilities are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    • Illinois has full deductions for all types of retirement income, including Social Security benefits, pension income and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care in Pana.
    • Healthcare expenses in Pana are about 5 percent higher than state and national averages, which may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one is under a physician's care for dementia. However, overall living expenses are about 25 percent lower here, which may offset the higher healthcare costs.
    • The overall crime rate in Pana is relatively low, with property and violent crime rates coming in below the U.S. average. On a 100-point scale, where a lower score indicates less crime, the property crime rate is 29.6 and the violent crime rate is 12.2, compared to the respective national averages of 38.1 and 31.1. This may provide peace of mind for families with loved ones in memory care here.
    • The Pana region is home to world-class medical facilities, such as Pana Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Pana

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $6,500.00 Edwardsville
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,250.00 Springfield
    $4,932.00 Charleston
    $4,500.00 Arcola
    $4,062.00 Decatur

    Memory Care costs in Pana start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pana 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 Pana

    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 Pana

    Pana 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 Pana, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Pana Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pana

    Pana-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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