10 Memory Care Facilities near Downey, CA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Downey, CA

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Lakewood Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
12055 S. Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242
"Lakewood Gardens Alzheimer's & Dementia Care was a very nice place. Unfortunately, my mother was only there for 10 days because she passed. The staff was super nice, and they're very well in..." More

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Downey Retirement Center

Provides: Memory Care
11500 Dolan Avenue, Downey, CA 90241
"At the Downey Retirement Center, residents are provided a home-like environment, free from the daily concerns associated with living alone, while enjoying still their independence. As we get older,..." More

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Caring Star 2021

Oakmont of Whittier

Provides: Memory Care
13617 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90605
"Oakmont of Whittier is taking great care of my dad. He has freedom of movement and likes the grounds and facilities, which seem new and well-kept. They hold church and frequent group activities for..." More

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Sunrise of La Palma

Provides: Memory Care
5321 La Palma Avenue, La Palma, CA 90623
"Sunrise of La Palma is nice. It's a little expensive. There's a kitchenette and a refrigerator in the room. It's like a studio type with a private bathroom. They have an outdoor garden, which is..." More
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Palmcrest Grand Residence

Provides: Memory Care
3503 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
"Palmcrest Grand Residence was a very nice facility. They have a memory care section, other than just assisted living. It was clean. I liked that the memory care was on a different floor than the..." More

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The Cottage at Artesia Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
6041 Kingman Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
"The Cottage at Artesia Gardens was a good place. I had a good experience with the lady who gave me the tour. She was very nice and very understanding. They serve three meals and snacks. The rooms..." More

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Loving Arms Residential Care II

Provides: Memory Care
11503 Thomas Place, Norwalk, CA 90650
"LARC for Seniors is an established group of care homes operating for more than 15 years. We cater for elderly residents and provide the utmost care and compassion. We treat you just like our own..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Whittier Place

Provides: Memory Care
12315 Burgess Ave, Whittier, CA 90604
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La Posada Assisted Living & Memory Ca...

Provides: Memory Care
8120 S. Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
"La Posada Assisted Living & Memory Care Community was nice. They were doing remodeling when I was there. When I was there, it looked kinda sparse and it didn't look really good, but I'm gonna..." More

Brittany House

Provides: Memory Care
5401 East Centralia Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
"My mother in law has been a resident for over 7 years. Never once during all the times we visited did my wife or I feel she was not being cared for. To the contrary, the facility was always..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Downey

    Downey, a city of a little more than 110,000 residents, is located in Los Angeles County, California. Throughout the county, nearly 150,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease and other dementia disorders, and that number is expected to rise. 

    Seniors with dementia in Downey and surrounding areas can access full-time residential care in one of seven memory care facilities in Downey and other nearby cities, such as Whittier, La Palma and Buena Park. The California Department of Social Services is responsible for regulating these facilities, which are officially known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) throughout the state. It's not unusual for RCFs in California to offer both assisted living services and memory care, as the provisions for both levels of care are nearly the same.

    • The cost of living in Downey is more than 70 percent above the national average; however, the cost of healthcare in the city is 15 percent less than the average U.S. city. Although the cost of room and board in memory care facilities may be affected by the high cost of living, families of seniors who require frequent medical care may find the cost of living quite reasonable.
    • Air quality in Los Angeles County is the worst in the U.S. according to the American Lung Association. With high levels of ozone pollution and environmental pollutants, the air quality may pose a serious risk to seniors, particularly those with a respiratory illness.
    • The Downey area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Rancho Los Amigos/USC California Alzheimer's Disease Center and PIH Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Property crime rates in Downey are slightly above the state average. There are 28.67 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year in the city. By comparison, the average city in California has only 24.87 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year. When touring memory care facilities in the area, it's a good idea to ensure that the facility has taken measures to protect residents from crimes such as theft and burglary.

    Paying for Memory Care in Downey

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $9,064.00 La Palma
    $5,632.00 Los Angeles
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,230.00 Long Beach
    $4,872.00 Whittier
    $4,725.00 Downey
    $4,050.00 Buena Park
    $3,200.00 La Habra

    Memory Care costs in Downey start around $4,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Downey 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 Downey

    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 Downey

    Downey 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 Downey, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Downey Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Downey

    Downey-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Downey

    • Review of Lakewood Gardens

      The people that work at Lakewood Gardens memory care were nice, easy to deal with, and seemed very professional. What I didn't like about it was some of the areas where most of the people were sitt... Read more

    • Review of Lakewood Gardens

      Lakewood Gardens Alzheimer's & Dementia Care was a very nice place. Unfortunately, my mother was only there for 10 days because she passed. The staff was super nice, and they're very well in tu... Read more

    • Review of Lakewood Gardens

      My grandfather moved in to Lakewood Gardens and so far everything has been pretty good. They have pretty good staff there and they keep us informed. They call us on the phone letting us know when t... Read more


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