2 Memory Care Facilities in Eureka, CA
Also serving communities of Mckinleyville.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Eureka
Eureka is a historic tourist town on California's north coast with only 27,000 full-time residents, and 15.5 percent of them are seniors age 65 and older. However, the city and its surroundings are home to two dedicated memory care facilities for seniors with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea, advanced forms of Parkinson's disease or other types of dementia.
Seniors who live in these facilities get full-time help from staff with their personal care needs, as well as with taking medication and following their doctors' treatment plans. Some facilities provide physical and mental therapy and many have connections with local assisted living communities. All residential care facilities in California are licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing program, which periodically inspects assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities statewide.
- The northern coast of California can be cold and wet sometimes. Eureka's climate averages highs of 64 degrees in summer and lows of 41 in winter, though the daily average temperatures stay close to constant year round. Eureka gets a hefty 43 inches of rain annually, and tree pollen can drift in from the surrounding forest to cause issues for seniors with asthma or COPD.
- Eurkeka's cost of living is only 5 percent higher than the average cost nationwide. California's general cost of living is 69 percent above the national figure, so Eureka can be very affordable by the state's standards. Healthcare in Eureka averages just 96 percent of the average cost nationwide.
- Eureka has a very low rate of violent crime, but its overall crime rate is double the national average. This is because theft is very common in the area, though seniors in memory care usually have staff who can help keep them safe.
- The Eureka area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Mad River Community Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Eureka
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Eureka start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Eureka 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 Eureka
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 Eureka
Eureka 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 Eureka, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Eureka Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Eureka
Eureka-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.