1 Memory Care Facility in Clearlake, CA
The average cost of memory care in Clearlake is $5,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Cloverdale with an average starting cost of $4,005.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Clearlake
Clearlake is a small city on the shore of a large lake on the western side of California's Central Valley, close to Napa Wine Country. More than 15,000 people live in Clearlake, over 16 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over. A portion of these seniors have have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Clearlake's has one memory care facility when residents get full-time supervision and help following a doctor's treatment plan for their condition.
All long-term residential care facilities in the state are licensed through the California State Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
- Clearlake's climate is typical for many of the communities that are located on the rain shadow side of the coastal foothills of California. Hot summers see average temperatures of 92 degrees Fahrenheit here, while sometimes-sharp winters average 32 degrees overnight in December and January. The region's annual 31.5 inches of rain raises mold and pollen in the spring, which seniors with asthma may have trouble with.
- The cost of living in Clearlake is just 95 percent the national average overall. This is much lower than the average in California, which is 69 percent above the national cost in all categories. Healthcare is somewhat more expensive in Clearlake, where costs are 1 percent higher than the national average.
- Clearlake's crime rate is significantly higher than the national average. Rates across categories are almost exactly double the national numbers, though these are heavily weighted toward nonviolent property crimes, rather than violent crimes.
- The Clearlake area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Saint Helena Hospital Clear Lake and Sutter Lakeside Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Clearlake
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Clearlake start around $5,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Clearlake 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 Clearlake
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 Clearlake
Clearlake 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 Clearlake, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Clearlake
Clearlake-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.