5 Memory Care Facilities in Bakersfield, CA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Bakersfield, CA

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Caring Star 2017

Brookdale Riverwalk

Provides: Memory Care
350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
"Brookdale Riverwalk was a big facility, and they had a separate building for the memory care. I visited the whole thing, and they gave me a very nice tour. They had great accommodations. They were..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Magnolia Place

Provides: Memory Care
8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"We really liked Magnolia Place. The rooms were nice, the area was very nice, and the staff was friendly. We didn't taste the food, but we heard it was good. They go on outings, there's exercise..." More

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The Palms at San Lauren

Provides: Memory Care
5300 Hageman Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
"The Palms at San Lauren was nice. They gave me a complete tour, and they even introduced me to the staff. They were all very kind and very nice. The rooms were set up very well. The facility was..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

Provides: Memory Care
3209 Brookside Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"Very nice staff, working very well even considering covid. Communication with us so very greatly appreciated. Thank you!" More

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The Village at Seven Oaks

Provides: Memory Care
4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"I have to completely disagree with the comment left about activities never being done, my mom is a resident in the Memory Care community and I'm there daily and their activities program is one of..." More

    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

    Cities in California

    $6,030.00 Santa Clarita
    $5,800.00 Carpinteria
    $5,456.00 Bakersfield
    $5,123.00 Valencia
    $4,999.00 US
    $4,907.00 Visalia
    $3,450.00 Lancaster

    Memory Care costs in Bakersfield start around $5,456 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 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.

    Memory Care near Bakersfield, CA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bakersfield

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

      Very nice staff, working very well even considering covid. Communication with us so very greatly appreciated. Thank you! Read more

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

      The attentiveness is very good, especially for the Memory care. The environment is is family like and residents are treated with dignity. Thank you Pacifica Bakersfield team. Read more

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

      From the wonderful manager to the care staff Pacifica has been the perfect home for our mom. She is always happy when we visit and everyone is helpful and loving. Read more

      Susie Hooper
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