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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Downey, CA for 2024

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There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Downey area, with 2 in Downey and 10 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Downey is $5,225 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Whittier with an average starting cost of 4,622.

To help you with your search, browse the 448 reviews below for memory care facilities in Downey. On average, consumers rate memory care in Downey 4.13 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Whittier with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Downey, call (855) 948-3865.

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Downey

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Downey start around $5,225 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Cities in California

La Palma

$9,941

Los Angeles

$6,258

Long Beach

$6,145

Whittier

$5,722

US

$5,694

Downey

$5,225

Buena Park

$4,000

La Habra

$3,200

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Jeannette

I visited this facility

Review of Lakewood Gardens

The community of Lakewood Gardens was very clean and very nice. The person who gave us a tour was very, very knowledgeable and answered our questions. They prepared a folder with all the...

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Memory Care

P.D.

I visited this facility

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...

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Memory Care

Erma

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

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 tune...

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