44 Memory Care Facilities near Escondido, CA
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There are 44 Memory Care Facilities in the Escondido area, with 17 in Escondido and 27 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Escondido is $4,867 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include San Marcos with an average starting cost of $4,865.
To help you with your search, browse the 96 reviews below for memory care facilities in Escondido. On average, consumers rate memory care in Escondido 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include San Marcos with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Escondido find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Escondido, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Escondido, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Escondido
Escondido has a population of over 150,000 residents, including seniors which number about 11 percent. This population is supported by 40 memory care facilities for individuals with cognitive conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This unusually large number of facilities is primarily due to Escondido’s central location in San Diego County, about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. In California, the Department of Social Services regulates memory care facilities, which are classified as assisted living facilities.
- Escondido’s location in southern California ensures an abundance of sunny days with low humidity, which can be particularly beneficial to seniors. Its climate has a comfort rating of 78 on a scale of one to 100, with 100 indicating an ideal climate. By comparison, the average comfort rating for the U.S. is 54. Escondido doesn’t receive any snow during the year, and its average low temperature in January is 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature in July is 88 degrees.
- The cost of living is generally very high in southern California, and Escondido is no exception. The overall cost of living in this city is 56 percent greater than the U.S. average, largely due to the cost of housing being 2.73 times the national average. However, the cost of health care is quite inexpensive at 15 percent below the national average, which is often more important to seniors than housing costs. Utilities in Escondido are 10 percent above the national average, and groceries are four percent above average.
- The crime rate in Escondido falls within the norm for violent or property crimes, so it poses no particular risks or benefits for memory care residents living there. The rate of violent crimes is 33.6 on a scale of one to 100, (100 being the highest), and by comparison, the national violent crime rate is 31.1. The property crime rate in Escondido is 38.3, compared to the national average of 38.1.
- Escondido’s air quality is very close to the U.S. average, so seniors moving to this city shouldn’t have any particular concerns about their respiratory health. This city has a score of 57 on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), which assesses the risk of respiratory conditions on a scale of one to 100, with a higher number indicating greater risk. In comparison, the national average for the NATA is 58.
Paying for Memory Care in Escondido
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Escondido start around $4,867 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Escondido 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 Escondido
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 Escondido
Escondido 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 Escondido, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Escondido
Escondido-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 Escondido, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Escondido
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Escondido
We visited Pacifica Senior Living. It was very informative, they were very friendly and we like the set-up there particularly the memory care unit we were interested in for my mom. They took us the... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Escondido Hills
My friend has been in Oakmont of Escondido Hills for two weeks now. It's been pretty good, but he's having some difficulty settling in, which is common for people, so it's going pretty well, I gues... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Escondido
The staff is extremely helpful. There haven't been as many activities as there normally would during COVID, so I haven't had a chance to rate that, but the facility in general is very clean and w... Read more