The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Rockford, IL for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Rockford, IL

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Cherryvale Place

Provides: Memory Care
1545 Temple Lane, Rockford, IL 61112
"I chose it because they had a locked Alzheimer's unit. The staff were wonderful and very caring towards the residents. They took care of the residents and gave feedbacks to the family. My mother's..." More

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PA Peterson at the Citadel

Provides: Memory Care
1311 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107
"We visited the PA Peterson at the Citadel. It was very nice, clean, and homey. It seemed like it would be a good place to bring families into to visit. The overall facility was very nice, seemed..." More

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The Atrium

Provides: Memory Care
2885 McFarland Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
"I did a tour of The Atrium. It's very clean. The program was very informative, and the director was wonderful. The facility was very nice. I believe there was a library." More

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Grand Regency of Rockford

Provides: Memory Care
2114 S. Kishwaukee Street, Rockford, IL 61104
"I put my mother at the Grand Regency of Rockford supportive living. She's doing very well there. She is in memory care, but they also have assisted living. I chose this one because my mom has run..." More

Anam Glen

Provides: Memory Care
7978 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108
"Anam was a beautiful place for my mom to live. She developed dementia at too young of an age, so transitioning to memory care was hard on everyone. The staff made it easier for all of us, including..." More

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Lincolnshire Place

Provides: Memory Care
6617 Broadcast Parkway, Loves Park, IL 61111
"We had a full tour of Lincolnshire Place. Everything was wide open to us. We had masks on and we kept our distance, but we were able to see everything. We only dealt with just one person. In the..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Rockford

    Rockford, Illinois, has a senior citizen population that accounts for around 15.7 percent of the residents, some of whom need specialized memory care. There are three memory care facilities in the city that can help to care for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related conditions.

    In Illinois, there are approximately 220,000 people who have Alzheimer’s, and this is expected to increase by 18.2 percent by 2025. Since these seniors have special needs, Illinois passed the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act, which sets strict guidelines for facilities with memory care units. Increased training for employees who have direct contact with patients and other requirements are all checked by the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

    • Residents of Rockford experience all four seasons and will want to be prepared for cold, snowy winters and the warm, rainy summers. The city gets around 35 inches of rain and the same average amount of snow per year. July highs around 83 are great for outdoor activities for memory care patients, but the January lows of 13 degrees are frigid.
    • The cost of living in Rockford is low with an index of only 79.6. Nationally, the cost of living index is 100 in all categories. Memory care patients might find the health cost index of 112 a bit of a challenge since this means health care is a bit costlier The grocery index is 88.7 and transportation even is affordable here with an index of 91.
    • Memory care patients might find the crime rate in the city a bit troubling. The violent crime rate here is 91.7, which is considerably higher than the national rate of 31.1. Property crime is also higher here with a rate of 59.8. Nationally, the property crime rate is 38.1. Memory care facilities do have their own security features and plan to keep residents safe; however, it's a good idea to be informed of it. 
    • The Rockford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Javon Bea Hospital – Rockton and Swedish American, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Rockford

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Illinois

    $8,750.00 Huntley
    $5,855.00 Loves Park
    $5,850.00 Freeport
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,235.00 Clinton
    $4,819.00 Rockford
    $3,822.00 Janesville

    Memory Care costs in Rockford start around $4,819 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 Rockford 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 Rockford

    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 Rockford

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

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rockford

    Rockford-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.

    Memory Care near Rockford, IL

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rockford

    • Review of PA Peterson at the Citadel

      We visited the PA Peterson at the Citadel. It was very nice, clean, and homey. It seemed like it would be a good place to bring families into to visit. The overall facility was very nice, seemed se... Read more

    • Review of Cherryvale Place

      Cherryvale Place is very clean and bright. It seems very inviting that way. The staff seems like they're competent from what I can see. We're moving my mom into memory care. The accommodation was a... Read more

    • Review of The Atrium

      I had an in-person tour of The Atrium. I do not doubt that it's a good facility. The staff members were great. They have private rooms, and they seemed adequate. They have a small living area, a be... Read more

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