29 Memory Care Facilities in Alameda County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Alameda County is $5,495 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include San Joaquin County with an average starting cost of $4,713.
To help you with your search, browse the 47 reviews below for memory care facilities in Alameda County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Alameda County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Santa Clara County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Alameda County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Alameda County, call (855) 863-8283.
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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.
- 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
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Alameda County start around $5,495 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 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.
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.
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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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Alameda County
Review of The Point at Rockridge
The Point at Rockridge is where we are focused right now because they have open rooms. The rooms are nice and 360 square feet. We are trying to move forward with that. Overall, the community was go... Read more
Review of Brookdale North Fremont
I took a tour of Brookdale North Fremont for my mother. It's pretty nice, very clean, and the staff was pretty nice, good, and knowledgeable. They have a hallway where everybody sits, and they play... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights
My husband just moved into Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights last Monday. So far, it's very clean, the workers are very caring, but very busy. We're comfortable with the place. The only proble... Read more