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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in South Elgin, IL for 2024

There are 25 Memory Care Facilities in the South Elgin area, with 3 in South Elgin and 22 nearby.

To help you with your search, browse the 272 reviews below for memory care facilities in South Elgin. On average, consumers rate memory care in South Elgin 4.87 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bartlett with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in South Elgin

The village of South Elgin is situated in Illinois and has 23,000 residents, nearly one in 10 of whom are aged 65 and over. Some of these seniors may be among the 220,000 seniors in the state who are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, which is the leading cause of dementia. The area is served by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, which provides resources for South Elgin residents who have been affected by Alzheimer's. 

There are two memory care facilities located in South Elgin and over a dozen more in surrounding cities, providing local families with a variety of options for the loved ones. Memory care in South Elgin may be offered in supportive living facilities, which are exclusively for seniors with dementia, or any assisted living facility that is licensed to provide dementia care.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in South Elgin

  • South Elgin's summers are long, humid and warm, and winters are very cold and windy. Year-round temperatures range between 16 degrees and 83 degrees and the region receives about 32 inches of annual snowfall, versus the national average of 26 inches. This may be a consideration for families who travel during winter months to visit their loved one in memory care.
  • South Elgin's overall cost of living is only slightly higher than the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 3 percent lower here than in the nation as a whole. This may make the city a good option for families and seniors with limited memory care budgets.  
  • Ozone pollution levels in Kane County are fairly high according to data gathered by the American Lung Association. South Elgin's air quality may be a concern for families whose senior loved one has a respiratory or cardiovascular condition. 
  • In Illinois, all types of retirement income are exempt from income tax. Because seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits or income from retirement accounts or pensions, they may be able to put more money towards memory care in South Elgin. 

Paying for Memory Care in South Elgin

Memory Care costs in South Elgin start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in South Elgin 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.

Cities in Illinois

Geneva

$8,150

St. Charles

$6,742

Elgin

$6,075

South Barrington

$5,795

US

$5,694

Streamwood

$4,900

Bartlett

$3,900

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in South Elgin

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 South Elgin

South Elgin 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 South Elgin, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in South Elgin

South Elgin-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Shirlee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Heritage Woods of South Elgin

My mom was at Heritage Woods of South Elgin. It was really nice inside. I was so surprised when I first went there. Their staff was just the nicest that can be. A lot of them were younger girls...

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Marie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Tower Hill Healthcare Center

My husband moved into Tower Hill Healthcare Center. The nurses and social workers are very caring and understanding. He has a sundowning in the afternoon and they know how to handle that. I'm very...

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APeiker

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of White Oaks at Spring Street

My brother was a resident of White Oaks of Spring street for a little over a year. What a wonderful place. He has passed now but he was very happy there. The facility was clean, layout was great...

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Memory Care Facilities near South Elgin, IL

ElginBartlettSt. CharlesStreamwoodGenevaSouth Barrington

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