18 Memory Care Facilities near Wheaton, IL
There are 18 Memory Care Facilities in the Wheaton area, with 2 in Wheaton and 16 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Wheaton is $4,271 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Bloomingdale with an average starting cost of $3,210.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Wheaton. Better rated regions include Glen Ellyn with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Wheaton, IL
16 Memory Care Facilities near Wheaton, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Wheaton
Located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton, Illinois has a population of senior citizens that make up around 14 percent of the 53,000 citizens. The city has two memory care facilities, which some of these seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia call home. Residents of these facilities have dementia-related conditions that have gotten to the point where they require around-the-clock care to remain safe and to complete activities of daily living.
All memory care facilities in Illinois are overseen by the Illinois Department of Public Health with their authority provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act. This act also sets other guidelines, such as training requirements for direct-contact employees.
- Wheaton has better air quality than the average United States city. The score here is 63, which is higher than the national average of 58.
- While the overall cost of living index in Wheaton is 133.9, which is higher than the national index of 100, the healthcare cost index is 98 and the grocery index is 93.9. This means that memory care patients will likely pay slightly less for health care and groceries than the national average.
- Crime rates in this city are lower than the national rates, which might help seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related conditions to remain safer. In the city, the violent crime rate is 17.9, while it is 31.1 nationally. The property crime rate in Wheaton is 20.8, but it is 38.1 nationally.
- The Wheaton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Wheaton
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Memory Care costs in Wheaton start around $4,271 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wheaton 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 Wheaton
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 Wheaton
Wheaton 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 Wheaton, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wheaton
Wheaton-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.