3 Memory Care Facilities in Peoria County, IL

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Bickford of Peoria

Provides: Memory Care
1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
"Welcome to Bickford of Peoria, one of Illinois's premier independent living, assisted living and memory care communities! Bickford of Peoria is conveniently located on West Willow Knolls Drive, so..." More

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Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
6210 N. University, Peoria, IL 61614
"Grand View is THE BEST choice for care in Peoria. The building is beautiful, and food excellent but the management and staff sets them apart from others. They did a great job with finding the..." More

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Heartis Village of Peoria

Provides: Memory Care
8201 N. IL RT. 91, Peoria, IL 61615
"Pathway to Living's longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Heartis Village of Peoria community is an extension of that promise. We are..." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Peoria County

  • Review of Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    Grand View is THE BEST choice for care in Peoria. The building is beautiful, and food excellent but the management and staff sets them apart from others. They did a great job with finding the uniqu... Read more

    Dave R.
  • Review of Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    I went in with a balloon for another resident's birthday and her daughter was playing the piano beautifully. That party was fun and then my mom and I had such a lovely time alone together in one of... Read more

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  • Review of Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    I first want to say what a delicious meal they did for Thanksgiving! The food was great and I couldn't have had better company. Being able to share a holiday meal with my mom, dad, and sisters wa... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Peoria County

Peoria County is situated along the Illinois River midway between Chicago and St. Louis with a population of around 183,000. Of these residents, 16.5 percent are aged 65 and older and may be living with Alzheimer's disease, a diagnosis that affects 220,000 seniors across the state. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has drafted an Alzheimer's Disease State Plan to ensure proper care is available for seniors with dementia at memory care facilities, known in Peoria County and the rest of the state as Alzheimer's special care units, three of which are located within county limits.

  • On a scale from one to 100, with 100 being high crime, Peoria County scores a 47.3 for violent crime and a 43.9 in terms of property crime. These numbers are much higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Consider asking about an SCU's security system and any policies or procedures they have in place to ensure seniors are safe.
  • For seniors looking to save on daily living expenses, Peoria County is a budget-friendly option. The cost of living is just 81.1 compared to the  national average of 100 and Illinois state average of 102. Housing is the biggest factor in this difference, though residents can expect to save on grocery and transportation costs.
  • Like much of Illinois, Peoria County has a cold winter climate. Temperatures can drop below 17 degrees, and around 23 inches of snowfall is expected each year. It's a good idea to ensure that a memory care facility has proper precautions in place, so seniors aren't exposed to the elements when weather conditions become harsh.
  • Peoria County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital and OSF St. Francis Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Memory Care in Peoria County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Illinois

$5,375.00 Sangamon County
$5,187.00 Stark County
$5,123.00 Peoria County
$4,798.00 US
$4,733.00 Mclean County
$4,645.00 Tazewell County
$4,350.00 Morgan County
$3,800.00 Rock Island County

Memory Care costs in Peoria County start around $5,123 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,798 per month.

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

Peoria 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 Peoria County, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.

Memory Care Facilities in Peoria County

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Peoria County

Peoria 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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