The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Sangamon County, IL for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Sangamon County is $5,423 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sangamon County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sangamon County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Macon County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Sangamon County, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sangamon County
Of the more than 196,000 people living in Sangamon County, Illinois,17.2 percent are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may have been diagnosed with some form of dementia. In fact, throughout the state of Illinois, there are currently 220,000 seniors living with Alzheimer's disease.
Following the Illinois Department of Public Health's Alzheimer's Disease State Plan, specialized treatment is available through memory care facilities, five of which can be found across Sangamon County. In the county, and throughout Illinois, these facilities are known as Alzheimer's special care units.
- Like many regions across the state, Sangamon County experiences cold winters. Temperatures can drop to 19 degrees, with 19 inches of snow expected to fall throughout the wintertime. When visiting a facility, consider inquiring about the measures they implement in order to make sure seniors are not exposed to the elements when conditions get harsh.
- With its low cost of living, Sangamon County may be a good option for seniors on a budget. Based on the U.S. national average of 100, the county is rated 84.5, mainly due to low housing costs, though transportation and grocery costs also fall below national averages.
Crime rates in Sangamon County are higher than both national and statewide averages. In terms of violent crime, the county scores a 41.5 on a scale out of 100, with 100 representing high crime, compared to 31.1 on a national scale. For property crime, Sangamon County receives a 37.9, which is close to the national average of 38.1. It's a good idea to find out what security procedures a facility has in place to ensure its residents are safe.
- Illinois is regarded as a tax-friendly state for seniors, offering full deductions on Social Security benefits, pensions and income from retirement savings accounts. This can mean seniors have additional funds available to put toward the cost of memory care services.
Paying for Memory Care in Sangamon County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sangamon County start around $5,583 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 Sangamon 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 Sangamon 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 Sangamon County
Sangamon 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 Sangamon County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sangamon County
Sangamon 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 Sangamon County
Review of Carriage Crossing of Rochester
Carriage Crossing of Rochester is absolutely amazing. The residential facilities are awesome. The meal plans are great because they have different options. I met some of the caretakers, and they al... Read more
Review of Mill Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center
I like Mill Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center. It was nice. But I didn't like the layout because you had to share a room. I didn't care for that part. They had single rooms, but they didn't hav... Read more
Review of Reflections Memory Care - Chatham
Reflections Memory Care - Chatham is absolutely a wonderful facility. It really is. They are very caring people, and Laura, the administrator, is excellent to work with and talk with. Nurse Patty i... Read more