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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Winnebago County, IL for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Winnebago County is $5,361 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Winnebago County

Winnebago County in north-central Illinois has a population of 295,266 residents, over 13 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 or older. There are 220,000 seniors in Illinois who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a number that’s expected to grow by over 18 percent before 2025. Winnebago County is home to five memory care residents to support these seniors and their needs.

In Winnebago County and the rest of Illinois, memory care facilities are called Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). The Illinois Department of Health licenses and oversees these facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Seniors living in Winnebago County enjoy tax savings. The state of Illinois doesn’t tax social security, retirement account income, private pensions or public pensions. These tax exemptions could help seniors and their families have more money to put toward their memory care expenses.
  • Winnebago County offers its residents a relatively low cost of living, ranking 84.5 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. national average. Although healthcare ranks higher at 112, groceries and transportation both rank well below the average. Seniors’ families planning to relocate to the area may also appreciate lower than average housing costs.
  • The crime rate in Winnebago County is higher than the national average. On a scale of one to 100, where one represents the safest areas, Winnebago County ranks 50 for violent crime and 46.6 for property crime, considerably higher than the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors and their families might want to ensure that prospective facilities have adequate security measures in place.
  • Winters in Winnebago County are cold and snowy. Temperatures reach July highs of 84 degrees and drop down to 13 in the winter. Although rainfall for the area totals 37 inches, two inches less than the national average of 39 inches, the county receives 35 inches of snow each year, nine inches more than the national average of 26 inches. Seniors with sore joints or arthritis may not enjoy the climate that Winnebago County has to offer.  

Paying for Memory Care in Winnebago County

Memory Care costs in Winnebago County start around $5,339 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

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

Counties in Illinois

Kane County

$7,037

Mchenry County

$6,590

Dane County

$5,770

US

$5,743

Winnebago County

$5,339

Whiteside County

$5,250

Walworth County

$5,085

Rock County

$4,111

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Winnebago County

Winnebago 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Margi

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

Review of Anam Care

My husband is at Anam Care. I am very, very impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the other residents. When you walk into it, the residents are clean. They will make eye contact with you...

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Debbie

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

Review of Anam Care

My father is at Anam Care. I've been very happy with them. They're very attentive. If anything happens, they call me right away. The facility is always very clean. His room is always very clean....

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Debbie

I visited this facility

Review of Amberwood Care Center

Amberwood Care Centre had a space for my father, but it was a shared room, and it looked like a hospital room, and I didn't want that for him. The rooms had hospital beds. It didn't look like the...

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