Shiloh is an Illinois village partially bordering Scott Air Force Base. Its estimated 14,098 residents enjoy an average of 201 sunny days a year, which is great for going to a park, attending the annual Music in the Park, playing golf or taking a walk or bike ride. Shiloh’s cost of living score of 95.4 is slightly higher than Illinois’ score of 93.4 and lower than the national score of 100, indicating that costs in the city are affordable. The village’s only hospital – Memorial Hospital Shiloh – is 207,212-square-feet and located on Cross Street.
Assisted living care can help Shiloh’s 17.8% of 65 and over residents remain in the community while receiving 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, such as personal care, housekeeping and transportation. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, monthly assisted living costs between Shiloh ($4,100) and Illinois ($4,488) differ by $388.
This guide compares care costs in Shiloh and its surrounding areas. It also gives Shiloh seniors tips for paying for assisted living and information about programs and resources in the village, St. Clair County and Illinois that may help keep costs lower.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Shiloh
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Illinois. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Shiloh
Seniors in Shiloh should plan to pay around $4,100 monthly for assisted living.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Shiloh
There’s only a $12 difference between the national ($4,500) and Illinois ($4,488) assisted living averages. A wider difference — albeit not an immense one — separates Shiloh ($4,100) from the national average.
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A larger difference of $1,150 splits the monthly assisted living averages in Shiloh ($4,100) and Rockford ($5,250). Costs in Shiloh are $575 more than in Carbondale, which is the least expensive nearby city. Springfield ($5,110) is the only other city where assisted living is more than $5,000 per month. Seniors in Peoria ($4,131) pay only $31 more than those in Shiloh, while their peers in other cities — Kankakee ($4,623), Champaign ($4,750) and Chicago ($4,825) — pay several hundred dollars more for help with daily tasks.
Note: Data for Shiloh was unavailable, so data for the nearest city,St. Louis, MO, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Shiloh
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Although based in Springfield, the nonprofit Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation provides free phones to Illinois residents if they’re eligible. Several types of equipment — including captioned and amplified phones — are available.
Shiloh residents are near the O’Fallon Illinois YMCA in O’Fallon on N. Seven Hills Road. This location is open every day and has “Active Older Adult” activities that include options like trips, volunteering, pot lucks and classes such as Senior Fitness. Seniors 65 and over pay a reduced membership fee and a small joining fee.
The St. Clair County VA Clinic on Fortune Boulevard is open on weekdays. It offers primary care at this Illinois location. Parking is free, but the clinic may be able to provide transportation to medical appointments.
Senior fare discounts are available through the St. Clair County Transit District for riders aged 65 and over. Seniors must present a current ID to receive discounts for tickets and passes and can learn more about the discounts on the transit website.
Based in Belleville, the St. Clair County Office on Aging offers services to Shiloh residents and other seniors within St. Clair County. It provides resources to reference public transportation, the Senior Wellness Center, Active Seniors Club and more. Additionally, it has an easy-to-navigate “Senior Citizens Resources Directory” with substantial contact information for everything from the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce to various support groups throughout Illinois.
Shiloh Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Shiloh area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.