The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Costa Mesa, CA for 2023
There are 57 Memory Care Facilities in the Costa Mesa area, with 11 in Costa Mesa and 46 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Costa Mesa is $5,930 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Fountain Valley with an average starting cost of $5,495.
To help you with your search, browse the 94 reviews below for memory care facilities in Costa Mesa. On average, consumers rate memory care in Costa Mesa 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newport Beach with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Costa Mesa, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Costa Mesa
The total population of Costa Mesa is about 114,000, with a senior population of about 10 percent. The Costa Mesa area has 54 memory care facilities to support those seniors with Alzheimer's and related memory conditions. Six of these facilities are within the city limits and the other 48 are in nearby cities like Newport Beach. California regulates memory care facilities through the Department of Social Services, which classifies them as a type of assisted living facility. Seniors in Costa Mesa will also find plenty of shopping opportunities in the South Coast Plaza retail center, noted for both its size and architecture.
- Costa Mesa has a semi-arid climate, which can be beneficial to seniors with joint conditions. It receives just 12 inches of rain per year, none in the summer months. Costa Mesa has a rating of 88 on the Sperling Comfort Index compared to the national average of 54, meaning this city has an unusually large number of sunny days with low humidity. This index uses a scale of one to 100, with a higher number indicating a more comfortable climate.
- The cost of living is particularly high in Costa Mesa, even for southern California. Housing costs 4.28 times the U.S. average. However, the costs of health care, utilities and groceries are average or below average.
- The rate of property crimes in Costa Mesa is 42.6 on a scale of one to 100 (high crime). By comparison, the state average for property crimes is 40.9 and the national average is 38.1. On the other hand, the violent crime rate in Costa Mesa is only 18.3, compared to the state average of 33.7 and the national average of 31.1.
- Costa Mesa’s low air quality is a cause of some concern for seniors with pre-existing respiratory conditions. The city’s score on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) score is 45, compared to the national average of 58. This score is based on a scale from one to 100, with 100 indicating the best air quality.
Paying for Memory Care in Costa Mesa
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Costa Mesa start around $5,930 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa
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 Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Costa Mesa
Review of Vivante Newport Center
We were very impressed with the facilities and amenities at Vivente Newport Mesa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The semi-private rooms were well laid out with some degree of privacy beca... Read more
Review of Silverado Newport Mesa
We looked at Silverado Newport Mesa. They had a lot of attentiveness. A lot of people there, they have an intensive nurse, and it was very bustling and busy, and good for some people. The rooms wer... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living South Coast
Great location. Well kept clean. Great staff, supportive and helpful. Read more