51 Memory Care Facilities near Wheeling, IL
There are 51 Memory Care Facilities in the Wheeling area, with 3 in Wheeling and 48 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Wheeling is $5,537 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 82 reviews below for memory care facilities in Wheeling. On average, consumers rate memory care in Wheeling 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Long Grove with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Wheeling find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Wheeling, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Wheeling, IL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Wheeling
The village of Wheeling is situated in Cook County, Illinois, where more than 11 percent of Medicare recipients aged 65 and over are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Dementia is most common among seniors and is expected to become even more prevalent in the coming years as the number of older Americans increases.
In Wheeling, the senior community makes up more than 13 percent of the population of 39,000 residents. The village has only one memory care facility to serve local seniors with dementia, but there are 38 more nearby. In most cases, memory care is provided in supportive living facilities, but it is also offered in assisted living facilities that have obtained proper licensing and certification.
- In Cook County, including the village of Wheeling, ozone pollution levels are very high. The American Lung Association gave the region an "F" for ozone pollution and ranked it 22 out of 227 metropolitan areas for high ozone days. Wheeling's air quality may adversely affect the health of seniors with certain respiratory conditions.
- Wheeling's overall cost of living is about 10 percent higher than the national average, but healthcare costs are nearly 6 percent lower than in the nation as a whole. This could make the city a financially feasible option for families whose senior loved ones have a chronic medical condition such as dementia.
- Safety in Wheeling is rated 67 out of 100, meaning that the village is safer than 67 percent of communities and cities of all sizes across the country. When compared only to communities with similarly sized populations, Wheeling's crime rate is quite a bit lower than the median. Families may wish to ensure that the memory care facility they choose takes measures to keep residents and their belongings safe.
- While Illinois has its own estate tax and a relatively high sales tax, all retirement income is exempt from state income tax. This may make memory care in Wheeling more affordable for seniors and their families.
Paying for Memory Care in Wheeling
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Wheeling start around $4,747 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wheeling 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 Wheeling
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 Wheeling
Wheeling 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 Wheeling, please visit our Memory Care in Illinois page.
Directory of Winners in the Wheeling Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wheeling
Wheeling-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 Wheeling
Review of Harbor House Memory Care
Harbor House Memory Care was very neat and pleasant. There were no strange odors or anything. The staff was wonderful, professional, pleasant, covered everything that came to our mind, and was very... Read more
Review of Harbor House Memory Care
Harbor House Memory Care is smaller, so I think that's nice. The director was very helpful. The rooms we saw were small, but they're very clean and they looked like they've been painted recently. T... Read more
Review of The Landing on Dundee Senior Living
My Brother & I searched several places for memory care facilities for our Dad. The Landings was the one we chose because it didn’t feel like a typical memory care facility. The rooms are very ... Read more