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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Stark County

    Stark County, Illinois, is a relatively small area with a population of 5,994. Over 19 percent of these residents are seniors aged 65 or older, some of whom may be among the 220,000 Illinois residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. That number is expected to grow by over 18 percent before 2025 creating a great need for more memory care facilities in the area to serve this growing demographic. Stark County has two memory care facilities, with one in Canton and the other in Massilon.

    In Stark County and the rest of the state of Illinois, memory care facilities, also known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), are regulated by the Illinois Department of Health.

    • Seniors in Stark County do not pay income tax on their pensions, social security benefits or income from their retirement savings accounts. Seniors might appreciate the savings and the extra money to put toward their memory care budgets.
    • On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. median, the cost of living in Stark County ranks 81.9. Groceries and transportation also rank lower than the average, although healthcare ranks slightly higher at 105. Seniors may find that the lower cost of groceries and transportation helps to offset the higher healthcare expenses.
    • While Stark County’s violent crime rate of 32.2 on a scale where 100 represents the most dangerous areas is only slightly higher than the national average of 31.1, the property crime rate in the area ranks 30.1, a full eight index points lower than the national average of 38.1. Seniors’ families hoping to live nearby may appreciate the lower property crime rates.
    • The weather in Stark County is warm in the summer with highs of 85 and in the winter with lows of 15. Sperling’s Comfort Index only gives the area a rank of 37 out of 100, compared to the national average of 54 suggesting the area might not be comfortable for seniors who mind the cold.  

    Paying for Memory Care in Stark County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Illinois

    $5,312.00 Stark County
    $5,140.00 Scott County
    $5,135.00 Peoria County
    $5,048.00 US
    $4,925.00 Mclean County
    $4,645.00 Tazewell County
    $4,200.00 Lee County
    $3,800.00 Rock Island County

    Memory Care costs in Stark County start around $5,312 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 Stark 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 Stark 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 Stark County

    Stark 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 Stark County, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.

    Directory of Winners in the Stark County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Stark County

    Stark 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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