The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Springfield, IL for 2023
Also serving communities of Rochester, Riverton, Chatham.
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Springfield area, with 3 in Springfield and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Springfield is $5,250 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Springfield. On average, consumers rate memory care in Springfield 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Decatur with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Springfield, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Springfield
Illinois' capital city is home to more than 116,000 residents, including 18,560 adults 65 and over. Statewide, some 220,000 senior citizens have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is projected to increase by 18.2 percent between 2017 and 2025. Springfield's growing population of adults with dementia is served by several specialized memory care facilities located in and around the city.
All assisted living and shared housing establishments are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Facilities that provide memory care must disclose this status to the state and provide an overview of their qualifications to current and prospective residents.
- Illinois has a mixed climate. Although Springfield has a slightly lower comfort index compared to the average U.S. city, it receives less rain and less snow. The weather varies substantially with summertime highs around 86 degrees and wintertime lows of 19 degrees. For safety reasons, family members should determine how facilities protect residents during severe weather.
- Seniors in Springfield can benefit from the area's low cost of living, which is nearly 20 percent more affordable than the national average. Although health care costs are 5 percent higher than the U.S. average, other essential living expenses are up to 50 percent lower. The area's moderate cost of living can increase the affordability of memory care and related services.
- Health care costs are also influenced by the state's tax policy, which adds 1 percent sales tax to all prescription and over-the-counter medications. Otherwise, Illinois has a favorable tax policy for retirees. Qualified employee benefit plans, such as IRAs, SEP plans, 401(k)s and pensions are not taxed by the state, which can benefit fixed-income residents who require daily assistance.
- The Springfield area is home to several world-class medical facilities, including the HSHS St. John's Hospital and those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Memory Care in Springfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Springfield start around $5,250 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 Springfield 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 Springfield
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 Springfield
Springfield 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 Springfield, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Springfield Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Springfield
Springfield-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.
Other Options in Springfield, IL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Springfield
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 Cedarhurst of Springfield IL
Cedarhurst of Springfield is very nice and everybody there seems nice as well. The staff has been very helpful. When we moved my dad there, we took him to the door and they took him to his room and... Read more
Review of Mill Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center
My father stayed at Mill Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center for respite care. It was fine when he was there, the staff was fine, and it was very clean. They were very helpful. He did not complai... Read more