In this post, we discuss the average cost of an assisted living care facility in the State of Illinois and how this compares to other states.
The cost of assisted living will vary across the country, from state to state, city to city, and even from facility to facility within the same city.
The costs of an assisted living facility will also vary depending on the type of care and level of assistance required for each individual.
Genworth Cost of Care Survey
Since 2003, Genworth Financial has tracked the cost of care nationwide to help families understand long term care costs.
It is the most comprehensive assisted living study of its kind. Genworth Financial has surveyed approximately 1/6 of all assisted living communities in the U.S and covered 440 geographic regions.
The annual Cost of Care Survey has become the foundation for many people and families long term care planning.
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The data in this article comes from the average costs for a monthly one-bedroom unit in an assisted living facility, as determined by the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. When a range was provided, the average of the high and low was used for the calculation.
Average Cost of Illinois Assisted Living Facilities
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Illinois is $4,050 per month.
The $4,050 per month average assisted living cost is based on the cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in the State of Illinois. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
The monthly average base rate for Illinois assisted living is higher compared to neighboring Midwestern states, and also more expensive compared to the national average.
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Assisted Living Costs by State
New Hampshire $5,103
New Jersey $5,725
New Mexico $3,500
New York $4,100
North Carolina $3,000
North Dakota $3,239
Rhode Island $5,325
South Carolina $3,125
South Dakota $3,023
Washington D.C. $7,838
West Virginia $3,500
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How is the base rate structured?
48% of the facilities offered a flat base rate while 52% of services have a variable rate, based on disability.
Average Monthly Base Rate for a Single Room
The chart below shows the average monthly base rate for a resident in an Alzheimer’s unit.
Average Monthly Base Rate for a Double Room
What’s Included in the Base Rate?
Most facilities include three meals per day in their monthly base rate.
72% of facilities allow the resident to obtain additional services also to the base rate.
30% of facilities require a security deposit while 22% require an entrance fee before moving in.
Total Cost: It’s important to note the full cost of service, in most cases is more than the base rate you can expect to pay for assisted living.
We hope this information can help you with your post-retirement and assisted living planning for you or your loved ones.
Directory of Illinois Assisted Living Facilities
Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living
Department of Aging of Illinois
Illinois Department of Public Health
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