Assisted Living in Belleville, IL
Located 25 minutes southeast of St. Louis, Missouri, Belleville, Illinois, is a city with 40,897 people, 15% who are aged 65 and older. Historic landmarks, museums and local parks provide plenty of activities for daytime excursions. A low cost of living and a lack of state tax on Social Security income and retirement account withdrawals make the city an affordable option for seniors on a budget.
There are four assisted living communities in Belleville. These communities have an average monthly cost of $3,750. The actual cost of a community is typically divided into two parts: room and board and the services provided. The size of an individual’s living space and where the community is located within the city can also have a bearing on costs.
Paying for Assisted Living in Belleville, IL
The Cost of Assisted Living in Belleville
According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Belleview is $3,750. This is less than the state average of $4,575 and less than the national median cost of $4,300 per month. The average cost across Missouri is $3,000 per month, while Iowa and Indiana have monthly averages of $4,073 and $4,382 respectively.
The costs for assisted living in Illinois can vary depending on what area the community is in. Carbondale residents pay approximately the same as those in Belleview, while Danville seniors pay $239 more per month. Springfield communities cost around $4,860, and seniors in Rockford pay $5,113. In the northeast in Chicago, assisted living costs an average of $4,950.
Note: Data for Belleville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, St. Louis, MO, was used instead.
Belleville Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Illinois Supportive Living Program waiver helps pay for services in assisted living that aren’t routinely covered by Medicaid. These services include personal care, laundry, medication assistance, health and recreational activities and 24-hour staff. The waiver doesn’t cover room and board. Learn more about this waiver and how to apply at our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Belleville Assisted Living Resources
|Senior Services Plus Inc||(618) 222-9033||This nonprofit organization provides services and support for seniors in the area. These services include meals, disability information and assistance, handyman and HVAC services, wellness and fitness classes and a foster grandparent’s program that connects seniors as tutors or mentors for local children.|
|St. Clair County Office on Aging||(618) 234-4410||This office encourages service providers in the area to work together and offers a directory of services for older adults that includes information on congregate meals, senior transport, a walking group, caregiver’s support and health and fitness.|
|Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois||(800) 326-3221||The Area Agency on Aging is a nonprofit organization that provides information on programs for older adults in the area, including information on mobility assistance programs and assistance in gaining access to services, as well as individual counseling, support groups, respite care and supplemental services.|
|MetroLink/MetroBus||(618) 628-8090||Seniors aged 65 and older are eligible for a free senior pass issued by the St. Clair County Transit District. The pass allows seniors to ride any MetroLink or MetroBus fixed route for free. This service is available for health care, errands, entertainment and other destinations.|
|St. Clair County Veterans Affairs Department||(618) 277-0040||The Veterans Affairs Department supports men and women who have served in the military by connecting them with benefits assistance, information about medical care, insurance and educational benefits. The agency also provides information on the Aid and Attendance benefit, which helps veterans pay for services in long-term care.|
Belleville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
In Belleville, the Division of Assisted Living is responsible for all state licensing and regulations for long-term care facilities. These regulations include supervision, medication administration, housekeeping, staffing and all social and recreational activities. Learn more about these standards at our Assisted Living in Illinois page.