2 Memory Care Facilities in Rantoul, IL
The average cost of memory care in Rantoul is $4,412 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Urbana with an average starting cost of $4,262.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Rantoul
Rantoul, Illinois, is located in the Champaign-Urbana metro area of Champaign County and has a population of just over 14,000. More than 1,600 of those residents, or 11.6 percent, are in the 65 years and older age group, the target age for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to set in. Some of these seniors' families may need a memory care facility for their loved ones.
Memory care facilities in the state of Illinois are commonly referred to as Alzheimer Facilities, or Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), and are licensed, regulated, and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Residents of Rantoul enjoy a lower than average cost of living. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the average, Rantoul ranks 81.2. Housing is the biggest factor in this lower cost of living. Seniors with tight memory care budgets might want to consider memory care facilities in Rantoul due to the lower cost of living.
- Residents of Rantoul enjoy the natural beauty of all four seasons, with summer highs of 86 and winter lows of 17. The yearly rainfall of 39 inches, is on par with the national average of 39 inches. However, Rantoul only receives 19 inches of snow annually, compared to the U.S. national average of 26 inches. Seniors’ families might want to ask facility staff about protocols and measures they have in place to keep wandering residents safe from slips and falls in the winter, and the summer heat.
- The crime rate in Rantoul is higher than the U.S. national average. Rantoul ranks 64.2 for violent crime and 61.4 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Families may want to ask memory care facility staff about what security measures they use to keep their residents safe.
- Illinois is a tax-friendly state for seniors, so Rantoul seniors pay no taxes on social security benefits, withdraws from retirement savings accounts or pensions. These tax savings could result in seniors having more money available to put toward their memory care budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Rantoul
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Rantoul start around $4,412 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rantoul 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 Rantoul
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 Rantoul
Rantoul 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 Rantoul, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Rantoul Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rantoul
Rantoul-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.