1 Memory Care Facility in Fortuna, CA
The average cost of memory care in Fortuna is $3,195 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Eureka with an average starting cost of $2,930.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Fortuna
Fortuna is a coastal settlement where about 12,000 people reside. An estimated 17.4 percent are aged 65 and over, many of whom are living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia that requires full-time care. Fortuna is home to just two memory care facilities, but more sites are operating in nearby Eureka.
Residential care facilities in the state, a category that includes assisted living and nursing home care, are regulated by the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing program.
- Fortuna's climate is similar to other cities on California's north coast that have mild summertime highs of 64 degrees and mild winter lows around 41. The region gets 40 inches of rain yearly, which raises mold and pollen in the surrounding green space and can cause issues for seniors with asthma or severe allergies.
- The cost of living in Fortuna is just 9 percent higher than the national average across all categories of expenses. This is significantly lower than the state average of 69 percent above the national cost of living. Much of the cost premium is in housing, but the area's healthcare costs 4 percent less than the national median. This could benefit families on a fixed income.
Crime rates in Fortuna are 30 percent higher than the national average. Violent crime is especially low, with years passing between incidents in some categories. Property crime is relatively more common, but it remains confined mostly to theft.
- The Fortuna area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Redwood Memorial Hospital and Mad River Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fortuna
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fortuna start around $3,195 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,781 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fortuna 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 Fortuna
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 Fortuna
Fortuna and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Fortuna, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Memory Care Facilities in Fortuna
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fortuna
Fortuna-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.