7 Memory Care Facilities near Downey, CA
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Downey area, with 2 in Downey and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Downey is $3,975 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include La Palma with an average starting cost of $3,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Downey. On average, consumers rate memory care in Downey 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Whittier with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Downey, CA
5 Memory Care Facilities near Downey, CA
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
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Memory Care costs in Downey start around $3,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 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.
Other Options in Downey, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Downey
Review of Lakewood Gardens
I was introduced to Lakewood Gardens in December and went to visit the facility before I moved my Mother who is diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer's. When I got there I was greeted by Cecca who mad... Read more
Review of Lakewood Gardens
I would like to say that Lakewood Gardens is definty a 5 star facility they took care of my mom in away I have ever seen from when you first walk in and are greeted to the staff and the activities... Read more
Review of Lakewood Gardens
I ended up choosing Lakewood Gardens for my mom. I chose it because they deal with Alzheimer's, and dementia patients. It was more like of an assisted living, so it was not a very good fit for my m... Read more