Supportive Living is another option for senior adults. There are many options in the Decatur, Illinois and Forsyth, Illinois area for both supportive living and assisted living.
Supportive living and assisted living are similar. Both offer assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as medication reminders, bathing assistance, meal reminders, and housekeeping. Both arrangements offer each resident a private apartment with a private bathroom, kitchenette, and living area.
Supportive Living v. Assisted Living
As I mentioned in the previous post, supportive living is able to offer affordable housing to qualified seniors through the Medicaid Program. This means that if you run out of money, you don’t have to move out. The community is able to bill Medicaid after you pay what you can afford from your monthly social security check, pensions, insurance, and other income.
This payment arrangement offers peace of mind to individuals with financial concerns, and a person’s payment source is not apparent in Supportive Living. There are many people paying privately and many people using Medicaid benefits to pay. You are not usually forced to live in a certain area of the facility according to your financial status.
HFS offers a comprehensive list of Supportive Living options in Macon County: https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/slf/Pages/macon.aspx
Support Living Options in Decatur, Illinois Area
Eagle Ridge SLF
875 McKinley Avenue
Decatur, IL 62526
Evergreen Place of Decatur
4825 East Evergreen
Decatur, IL 62521
Glenwood of Mt. Zion
1635 Baltimore Avenue
Mt. Zion, IL 62549
Dementia Pilot Program Site
The Legacy Memory Support
4755 East Evergreen Court
Decatur, IL 62521
Choose the Right Senior Living for You or Your Loved One
Choosing a place to live when it’s time to move to assisted or supportive living is overwhelming. There is a lot to think about and process. You want to be educated and make the right choice for yourself or your loved one. Many times, these decisions need to happen quickly and you don’t have time to decipher the jargon, understand the cost, as well as feel at peace with the staff and level of care.
Over the last 20 years as a nurse, I’ve spent the majority of my career working within senior living homes in the midwest, including Illinois (Decatur, Forsyth, Peoria, and more). I can help you navigate this process so you have all the answers you need to make a smart choice.
Email or call me today for a quick assessment. I’ll let you know within 15 minutes if I can help you.