10 Memory Care Facilities in Bakersfield, CA
Also serving communities of Shafter.
The average cost of memory care in Bakersfield is $4,731 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bakersfield. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bakersfield 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Bakersfield find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Bakersfield, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Bakersfield, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bakersfield
An estimated 650,000 Californians over the age of 65 suffer from dementia disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, resulting in a considerable need for memory care facilities throughout the state. In Bakersfield, a city that's located just north of Los Angeles and well-known for it's dry, desert climate, nearly 10 percent of the 380,000 residents are over the age of 65, and the need for memory care is met by the city's four memory care facilities.
In California, facilities that provide memory care and assisted living service to the elderly are officially known as residential care facilities, and quite often, both levels of care are provided in the same facility as state regulations for both are similar.
Crime rates in Bakersfield may be a cause for some concern among seniors and their loved ones. There are 4.84 violent crimes and 46.06 property crimes per 1,000 residents in Bakersfield each year. These rates are much higher than state averages, which are 4.45 violent crimes and 25.53 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year.
- Bakersfield's air quality is rated second on the American Lung Association's list of the most polluted cities in the United States. Seniors who struggle with breathing problems or a respiratory illness might find their condition aggravated by the air in Bakersfield.
- The Bakersfield area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital Downtown, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Although the overall cost of living in Bakersfield is slightly higher than the national average, seniors living in the city might find themselves saving on expenses such as health care, which is more than 15 percent less than the national average cost.
Paying for Memory Care in Bakersfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Bakersfield start around $4,423 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield
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 Bakersfield
Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bakersfield
Bakersfield-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.
Other Options in Bakersfield, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bakersfield
Review of Bella Vita Senior Living
Bella Vita Senior Living was our second choice. The facility was clean. It was set up nicely for my mom. The staff was informative. The rooms were clean. The backyard was nice and clean. Everything... Read more
Review of Bella Vita Senior Living
Bella Vita Senior Living was very peaceful. They were accommodating for meals because they were serving both lunch and breakfast. They had a very nice area outside in the backyard, and it was a ver... Read more
Review of Brookdale Riverwalk
The staff at Brookdale Riverwalk was really friendly and helpful. The rooms in the assisted living were nice. I'm kind of more interested in the memory care, but the rooms were not as nice as the a... Read more