27 Memory Care Facilities near Aliso Viejo, CA
There are 27 Memory Care Facilities in the Aliso Viejo area, with 1 in Aliso Viejo and 26 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Aliso Viejo is $8,450 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,950. Cheaper nearby regions include Laguna Woods with an average starting cost of $6,580.
To help you with your search, browse the 30 reviews below for memory care facilities in Aliso Viejo. Better rated regions include Laguna Niguel with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Aliso Viejo, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo is in Orange County, where more than 84,000 people were living with dementia in 2018. Most of them were seniors age 65 or older. Although fewer than 10 percent of Aliso Viejo's approximately 50,000 residents belong to this age group, Aliso Viejo and its neighboring towns offer more than 170 memory facilities to serve seniors with dementia.
The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, licenses memory care facilities in Aliso Viejo as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). Facilities admitting persons diagnosed with dementia must meet special requirements for adequate supervision, enhanced safety and an appropriate activity program.
- According to Sperling's Best Places, Aliso Viejo has one of the most comfortable climates among all cities in the U.S. In an average year, the city receives 281 days of sunshine, only 14 inches of rain and no snow. The average July high temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit and the average January low temperature is 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Compared to national and state averages, Aliso Viejo has fewer property and violent crimes. With an overall crime rate of only nine crimes per 1,000 residents, Aliso Viejo is considered safer for seniors than 73 percent of cities nationally and 94 percent safer than the average for other communities in California.
- Families may have to find ways to stretch their budgets to afford memory care in Aliso Viejo. Compared to the rest of the nation, Aliso Viejo's cost of living is more than 75 percent above the U.S. average.
- State and local tax breaks can significantly impact seniors' budgets. In Aliso Viejo and throughout California, income from pensions and retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans, is fully taxed. However, Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from the state tax, which may leave seniors with dementia more funds left over to help pay for memory care services.
Paying for Memory Care in Aliso Viejo
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Aliso Viejo start around $8,450 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo
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 Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo-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.