1 Memory Care Facility in Alpine, CA
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Alpine
Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County, Alpine is populated by some 16,500 residents, including nearly 2,900 seniors aged 65 or older. Within Alpine and other unincorporated communities in the county, 14,513 adults were living with Alzheimer's disease in 2015, and that figure is expected to surpass 20,000 by 2030.
The California Department of Public Health oversees the licensing of assisted living facilities, which the state calls residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs). Alpine has a single memory care facility, but nearby communities in San Diego County have more than 70 from which to choose.
- Due to its Southern California location, Alpine receives no snowfall and 24 inches less rain than the national average. Additionally, 262 days of sunshine combined with summer highs of 89 and winter lows of 42 earn this city an outstanding comfort rating of 88, which may benefit seniors.
- Alpine's air quality is average to poor. It received a C grade for particle pollution and an F for ozone, which could affect the health of seniors with respiratory impairments. This is something that may be taken into consideration before placing a senior in an RCFE in Alpine or San Diego County.
- Compared to the U.S. median of 100, Alpine's cost of living is 82 percent higher. While housing is three times more expensive than the national average, healthcare is 12 percent more affordable. These factors can influence the cost of services offered by RCFEs in the Alpine area.
- With a property crime score of 38.8 and a violent crime score of 37, Alpine is as safe as the typical American city. This is based on a scale of one to 100 with 100 being highest in crime. Although these numbers are very near the national averages of 38.1 and 37, it's still wise to ask potential RCFEs about what type of security is provided for residents.
Paying for Memory Care in Alpine
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Alpine start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Alpine 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 Alpine
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 Alpine
Alpine 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 Alpine, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Alpine Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Alpine
Alpine-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.