24 Memory Care Facilities near El Cajon, CA
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the El Cajon area, with 4 in El Cajon and 20 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in El Cajon is $5,243 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include La Mesa with an average starting cost of $5,227.
To help you with your search, browse the 50 reviews below for memory care facilities in El Cajon. On average, consumers rate memory care in El Cajon 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Santee with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in El Cajon, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in El Cajon
An estimated 650,000 seniors throughout California have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, and that number is consistently on the rise. By 2025, it's projected that 840,000 Californians will have been diagnosed with dementia. Memory care facilities, also known as residential care facilities, provide support to seniors who've been diagnosed with dementia.
In El Cajon, which is located near the Mexico/U.S. border and is home to more than 100,000 residents, nearly 12 percent of the population is 65 years of age or older. Those who require memory care can choose from four local facilities. An additional 13 are located nearby in cities such as Santee, La Mesa and Lemon Grove. Some of these facilities may share grounds with assisted living facilities, as provisions for both levels of care are very similar in California.
- The air quality in El Cajon and throughout San Diego County is poor and poses a considerable risk to seniors and residents who've been diagnosed with respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease or certain cancers. The American Lung Association has given an "F" grade for ozone pollution and has assigned a failing grade to the area's particle pollution levels.
- Although the overall cost of living is nearly 60 percent higher than the national average, seniors living in El Cajon may find that they're able to save a substantial amount of money, particularly on healthcare which is 15 percent below the national average.
- The El Cajon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care, such as La Maestra, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- El Cajon has high crime rates, especially considering the size of the city. An average of 199 crimes occur per square mile each year in the city, which is more than double the statewide average of 89 crimes per square mile. While touring memory care facilities, seniors and their loved ones should discuss security measures that are in place to protect residents.
Paying for Memory Care in El Cajon
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in El Cajon start around $5,243 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 El Cajon 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 El Cajon
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 El Cajon
El Cajon 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 El Cajon, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in El Cajon
El Cajon-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 El Cajon
Review of La Vida Real
My mom is living out at La Vida Real. It was great. The lady that helped me get my mom set up in here was wonderful, very sweet, and a caring lady. They have a little courtyard that my mom can walk... Read more
Review of Lo-Har Senior Living
My mother is at Lo-Har Senior Living. They have different kinds of groups for different stages of people. It's a bunch of little cottages, and it's assisted living and memory care. She is sharing a... Read more