8 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Clair County, IL
The average cost of memory care in Saint Clair County is $5,372 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Saint Louis County with an average starting cost of $5,100.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Saint Clair County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Saint Clair County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monroe County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Saint Clair County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Saint Clair County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Clair County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Clair County
The oldest county in Illinois, St. Clair, is home to over 260,000 residents, 15.2 percent of whom are 65 years of age and older. With approximately 220,000 Illinois seniors currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the state has developed an Alzheimer's Disease State Plan to ensure those living with dementia have access to the necessary care.
Memory care facilities, known in St. Clair County and the rest of Illinois as Alzheimer's special care units, are available to provide specialized treatment and can be found in five locations across the county.
- The cost of living in St. Clair County is 86.2. This rating is based on the U.S. national average of 100, with the largest contributing factor in this difference being low housing costs, though groceries and utilities are also below national averages. This may make St. Clair County an appealing option for seniors looking to save on daily living expenses, so they can put more of their funds toward the cost of memory care.
- While winters in St. Clair County are milder than they are on average in Illinois, summers can be incredibly hot and humid, with highs climbing to nearly 90 degrees. Families may wish to check that a facility has precautionary measures in place to keep seniors safe when conditions get extreme.
- Seniors in Illinois are not taxed on Social Security benefits, pension and income from retirement savings accounts, which may allow more money to be put toward the costs associated with memory care services.
- On a scale out of 100, with 100 being high crime, St. Clair County scores a 50.7 for violent crime and a 46.7 for property crime. These rates are higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively, as well as averages seen across the state. Families may wish to ask about any policies and procedures that are in place to ensure senior residents are kept out of harm's way.
Paying for Memory Care in Saint Clair County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Saint Clair County start around $5,372 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair County
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 Saint Clair County
Saint Clair 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 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 Saint Clair County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Saint Clair County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Clair County
Saint Clair County-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 Saint Clair County
Review of Cedarhurst of Shiloh
Cedarhurst of Shiloh was very nice. They showed us a room. It was nice. They had an activities room and they had fish tanks as well. It felt homey. The dining area was more like a restaurant, but d... Read more
Review of Cedarhurst of Shiloh
I used to visit somebody at Cedarhurst of Shiloh. I really wasn't impressed with them and I didn't even know that it's a memory care area. It just didn't seem to be patrolled. There weren't any act... Read more
Review of Joe's Place Caring Cottage
We moved our father to Joe's Place Caring Cottage. It's a great place because they deal mostly with memory care issues. He has been going there for daycare so he knows them and he knows the place, ... Read more