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California Memory Care Facilities

California is the dream destination for a number of different age groups, but the large territory is the most appropriate for seniors due to its mild year-round weather, ample sunshine, quality healthcare services, access to major metropolitan areas (where loved ones may reside) and luxurious memory care rooms.

Memory Care in California - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

California is not the cheapest state for dementia care though it is also not the most expensive. The state surprisingly just misses the cut of the Top 10 Most Expensive, so while other forms of senior living costs in the state may be outrageous (such as assisted living), California Alzheimer’s care homes are surprisingly affordable, though not quite in the same class as Arizona and Florida.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in California by monthly median

  1. Clearlake, CA                    $4,080
  2. Yreka, CA                         $4,265         
  3. Hemet, CA                        $4,350
  4. Sun City, CA                     $4,395         
  5. Hesperia, CA                    $4,430         

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in California

  1. Palo Alto, CA                    $6,490
  2. Sunnyvale, CA                  $6,490
  3. Santa Clara, CA                $6,425         
  4. Mountain View, CA            $6,420
  5. San Jose, CA                    $6,390         

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in California for Alzheimer’s Care by monthly rent

  1. Lake County                     $4,070
  2. Siskiyou County                $4,275         
  3. Tehama County                $4,445
  4. Merced County                 $4,450
  5. Shasta County                  $4,615

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in California for Dementia Care

  1. Santa Clara County           $6,395
  2. Marin County                    $6,255
  3. San Mateo County           $6,225         
  4. Ventura County                 $5,890
  5. Contra Costa County         $5,750

California Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

California combines some of the finest facilities for memory care along with compassionate and helpful staff. When you tour many of the top-rated centers you will be amazed how lush and spotless the grounds are, which extends inside to beautifully-designed and looked-after facilities. The rooms are generally a little nicer than what you might find in other parts of the country, offering more space (and thus privacy), large handicap restrooms, comfortable beds and daily housekeeping.

The trained memory care staff is available 24/7 for any questions and concerns. Supervision includes quick checkups at night and monitoring of meds. The hallways are large and free of trip hazards, also offering quick and easy to understand navigation references for residents even dealing with Alzheimer’s. Since wandering and getting lost are common symptoms of Alzheimer’s, the buildings are designed to make them as safe and uncomplicated as possible.

Memory care communities in California are like their own cities, not only providing a place to rest and relax, but also offering very well-balanced daily meals, activities, individual and group care for Alzheimer’s, assistance with daily tasks, extended visitation hours and more.

California is known for its scrumptious food and dementia care homes are no different. Some of the kitchens look like a gourmet kitchen for celebrities or high-end restaurants, providing very fresh tasting and healthy meals to supplement your loved one’s lifestyle. Staff can also assist escorting a loved one to and from meals, and keeping them organized and informed of daily functions happening around the care center.

California Dementia Care

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