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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Alameda County, CA for 2024

 

Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County is home to over 1.64 million residents. Roughly 15% of the population includes...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Alameda County

Alameda County, which is located at the head of San Francisco Bay, has a population of roughly 1.7 million residents, almost 14 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported that nearly 12 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over were living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

Alameda County families who are researching local memory care have over two dozen options to choose from. In Alameda County, as in the rest of California, memory care facilities are generally located within residential care facilities for the elderly. These facilities are monitored by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

 

  • The American Lung Association gave Alameda County an F for ozone pollution and a C for short-term particle pollution. Because poor air quality can negatively impact the health of seniors, this may be a consideration for some families who are researching local memory care options. 
  • While Social Security benefits are not taxed in Alameda County, all other types of retirement income are, including 401(k) withdrawals and disbursements from public and private pensions. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care services in this region. 
  • Alameda County has a comfortable climate year-round, with temperatures ranging between 44 degrees and 71 degrees. Residents enjoy an average of 260 sunny days annually, and the region receives virtually no snow. The county's climate may be well-suited for seniors who enjoy being outdoors.
  • Alameda County's overall crime rate is higher than the national average. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score indicating more crime, violent crime in this county is rated 42.2, a little over 10 points higher than the national median. Property crime is rated 45.6 versus the national average of 38.1. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities have security features like high-security locks and alarm systems. 

 

Paying for Memory Care in Alameda County

Memory Care costs in Alameda County start around $7,021 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Alameda County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Counties in California

San Francisco County

$7,964

San Mateo County

$7,742

Santa Clara County

$7,697

Alameda County

$7,021

Santa Cruz County

$6,558

Contra Costa County

$6,519

US

$5,694

San Joaquin County

$5,155

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Alameda County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in California page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in California page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Alameda County

Alameda County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free memory care resources in Alameda County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Alameda County

Alameda County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Linda

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale North Fremont

The rooms are quite nice. Both my parents are in the same room. They have been there for almost 3 months now. Very caring staff. They communicate often with me. Dealing with two parents with...

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Chris

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Oak Creek

I was looking for a memory center for my grandfather and so I was looking through the different places. What was nice about Oak Creek was that they had a single cost for all of their care. It...

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ReviewerFC120323A

I visited this facility

Review of Pacifica Senior Living Union City

I didn't like Pacifica Senior Living Union City. It didn't feel welcoming. It did not feel homey. It was not a place that I would like for my brother to be. The apartment was acceptable. The staff...

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