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Dementia and Memory Care in California

The state of California continues to progress to offer some of the best memory care residences and facilities to support seniors and aging adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Residents at these memory care homes require access to around-the-clock treatment and provide solutions that go above common assisted living services offered in California. Decreasing the stress levels and providing a stable environment keeps seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe and gives them the continuity needed to complete some activities of daily life.

Keeping memory care residents active and engaged with their community is a top priority at many residences across California. When searching for a memory care program go beyond assessing price and room size. Some of the most successful Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs bring residents together and promote socializing. We have discovered a number of facilities that offer memory care residents the chance to cook, enjoy live music, interact with local students by playing games, reading, and just enjoying their company.

Typical Memory Care Services & Amenities Found in California

Directly below, you’ll find a list of the most typical services and amenities made available to Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents in California.

  • Dining services including 3 cooked meals each day
  • Bathing and showering help
  • Medication Management
  • Round-the-clock continuous care
  • Excursions and physical exercise
  • Emergency call service

Many other memory care homes also provide fee based services that may include beauty and barber services, transfers, and non-essential items.

FAQs When Deciding On a Memory Care Home in California

What is the common price of memory care in California?

The average cost of memory care in California may range between $3,000 to over $5,500 per month based upon the space available or picked by a resident to live in. Monthly expenses for semi-private spaces may cost between $3,000-$4,000 and private rooms have a tendency to average between $4,000-$5,500 a month. Some care homes may impose a one-time, non-refundable community fee that is due prior to a residents move-in date.

What is the typical duration of stay for a resident in dementia care?

The common stay in a memory care home in California is about 2-3 years but stays can range greatly according to the required amount of care and a family’s support system.

Is memory care more expensive than assisted living in California?

In California, it’s quite common for the expenses associated with memory care to be higher than traditional assisted living. With that said, the living quarters is the most critical factor that can influence the costs of care with a memory care home or assisted living residence. A semi-private space in a memory care home is likely to be significantly less compared to the cost of a private room in an assisted living neighborhood.

Browse Memory Care Services across the State of California

San Diego, El Cajon, Poway, Escondido, Carlsbad

Orange, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Irvine

San Francisco, San Jose

Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Barbara

Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia

Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, Stockton

Top Memory Care, Alzheimer's Dementia Communities in CA

Villa Fontana Retirement Community

5555 Prospect Rd
San Jose, CA 95129

A blooming place for seniors to live and enjoy precious memories! Our management healthcare experience of over 25 years, complemented with professionally trained, compassionate staff, provides you with a "5-Star...

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Coventry Place

1550 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

In the heart of San Francisco, Coventry Place offers licensed and accredited personalized care within a secure residential environment. Our carefully selected and trained staff works closely with memory-impaired residents...

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Cypress at Golden Gate

1601 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Cypress at Golden Gate’s licensed and accredited memory care offers a life full of engagement and inspiration in a caring and supportive environment. You’ll find specially designed private and shared...

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Regency Park Astoria

925 E Villa St
Pasadena, CA 91106

Regency Park Astoria’s intimate, unique memory care program offers highly personalized services to those facing the challenges of memory loss. Our Memory Care program is characterized by its gentle...

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Regency Park Oak Knoll

255 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Regency Park Oak Knoll offers a broad range of services to those facing the unique challenges of memory loss. Our Memory Care program is renowned for its gentle care,...

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The Kensington

1580 Geary Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

The Kensington’s adaptive memory care offers a life full of engagement and inspiration in a caring and supportive environment. Our person-centered approach to care is tailored to meet your loved...

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Irvine Cottage I

1 Longstreet
Irvine, CA 92620

Longstreet Cottage # 1 is the first Irvine Cottage dedicated in 1996 in loving memory to Dr. DuPont’s Grandfather. Our house manager has an excellent team dedicated to loving, compassionate...

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The Sequoias Portola Valley

501 Portola Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Our team takes a highly personalized approach to help residents with all forms of memory care needs. Our fully-accredited Life Care, Continuing Care community offers services to residents with daily...

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The Sequoias San Francisco

1400 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Meadows at Sequoias San Francisco Our team takes a highly personalized approach to help residents with all forms of memory care needs. Our fully-accredited Life Care, Continuing Care community...

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Golden Coast Senior Living #13

24372 Augustin St
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Large home with a view of the mountains. Large gardens for walking or just relaxing. Each room individually decorated. Providing care for residents diagnosed with dementia along with multiple health...

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Golden Coast Senior Living 5

18667 San Felipe
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Specializing in all levels of care–from alert to memory impaired to dementia. Compassionate care by trained staff in a private residential setting. This home features large gardens and a beautiful...

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Karlton Residential Care Center

3615 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804

Karlton has been designed for seniors requiring assisted living due to Alzheimer’s Disease and memory impairment. Our bright and beautiful community offers an abun­dance of amenities including: • A safe,...

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ActivCare 4S Ranch

10603 Rancho Bernardo Rd
San Diego, CA 92127

ActivCare 4S Ranch is a specialized memory care community offering a continuum of care, from early to late stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The ActivCare program incorporates engaging activities...

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ActivCare Bressi Ranch

6255 Nygaard Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Nestled in a charming residential neighborhood near shops and across from a grand park, ActivCare Bressi Ranch is a specialized memory care community. Three levels of memory care are offered...

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ActivCare Brittany House

5401 E Centralia St
Long Beach, CA 90808

ActivCare Brittany House is a specialized residential memory care community offering our innovative and proven way to care for those with memory loss and dementia. The ActivCare program...

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ActivCare Mission Bay

2440 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

ActivCare Mission Bay is designed exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This vibrant memory care community features three levels of care to serve the residents’ changing needs and...

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ActivCare Orange

2629 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869

Coming Soon—ActivCare Orange, designed and built exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The community will feature the ActivCare program which provides engaging activities throughout each day and highly...

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ActivCare Rolling Hills Ranch

850 Duncan Ranch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Adjacent to a lush park, ActivCare Rolling Hills Ranch is a specialized memory care community designed exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This vibrant community offers...

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ActivCare Yorba Linda

4725 Valley View Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

ActivCare Yorba Linda is designed exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The proven ActivCare program provides engaging activities throughout each day and highly compassionate care from specially trained...

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Agape Senior Homes

11442 Newport Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Agape Senior Homes offers a unique combination of premier home health care and community-based social services. By living in the proper senior living communities, seniors can experience social time with...

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Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

Boasting an award-winning senior care and Dining-by-Design program, Alta Vista Senior Living offers residents a uniquely vibrant living experience with innovative accommodations, an industry-leading activities program, a popular Transitions program...

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Candleberry Care

4216 Candleberry Ave
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Located 2 miles from the ocean, Candleberry Care is in a quiet neighborhood, near shops and the delightful Seal Beach pier. This charming home is comfortable and cozy, with the...

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Care Jordan 2

1615 Kent Ln
Newport Beach, CA 92660

One of our more upscale residences, Care Jordan 2 is a gorgeous home with an open living area, immaculate hardware floors, and cheerful, light blue colors. The upgraded bedrooms and...

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Care Juliet

479 South Wellington Road
Orange, CA 92869

Care Juliet provides an opportunity for enter­tainment, companionship, activities and spiritual growth which enable seniors to find fulfillment. A goal of Care Juliet is to enhance...

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Carlton Senior Living

1000 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

Family members caring for loved ones with memory challenges find that when the stress of daily care is removed, so is the tension, allowing loving relationships to flourish. Carlton Senior...

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