12 Memory Care Facilities in Fresno County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Fresno County is $4,065 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 35 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fresno County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fresno County 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Fresno County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fresno County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fresno County
Of the close to 1,000,000 people living in Fresno County in 2017, 12 percent were 65 years of age or older. Of these seniors, about 11 percent were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Because these diseases are progressive, affected seniors require more intensive care over time. While the decision to move into memory care is never an easy one, it may be the best choice for many seniors and their families.
In Fresno County, there are 12 different memory care facilities, called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), from which families can choose. These facilities are licensed by the California Department of Social Services and provide compassionate, dedicated care, primarily to adults 60 years of age and older.
- Memory care facilities may have outdoor spaces that residents can access when the weather is nice. For seniors who prefer a warm climate, Fresno County offers hot summers, with an average high temperature of 99 degrees, and mild winters, with an average low temperature of 37 degrees.
- A county's average cost for goods and services, such as groceries and healthcare, can affect seniors' memory care budgets. For example, groceries are about 2 percent cheaper in Fresno County than the national average and 9 percent cheaper than the California state average. Healthcare in the county, meanwhile, costs about 15 percent less than the U.S. median and 8 percent less than the state average.
- Fresno County's air ranks among the most polluted in the nation. Due to the potential health risks, seniors may be better off staying inside their memory care facilities on days when the air quality is especially poor.
- Fresno County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UCSF Fresno Alzheimer and Memory Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fresno County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fresno County start around $4,065 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fresno County 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 Fresno County
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 Fresno County
Fresno County 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 Fresno County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Fresno County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fresno County
Fresno County-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 Fresno County, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fresno County
Review of Somerford Place of Fresno
I went to Somerford Place of Fresno. The lady who was helping me was wonderful. She was sensitive to our needs and answered all our questions. That was great. They showed us the available rooms, co... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Fresno
Oakmont of Fresno is huge and upscale. I don't like it. The rooms were too over-the-top that I don't think anybody was ever going to use them. They had a huge common area where you can have a party... Read more
Review of Cedarbrook Memory Care
Cedarbrook Memory Care was very clean. The person who gave the tour was very nice. The rooms were clean and above average. They had a TV viewing room, a dining room, and a lawn area in the yard, bu... Read more