41 Memory Care Facilities near Fullerton, CA
There are 41 Memory Care Facilities in the Fullerton area, with 4 in Fullerton and 37 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fullerton is $4,839 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Anaheim with an average starting cost of $3,915.
To help you with your search, browse the 81 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fullerton. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fullerton 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Placentia with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fullerton, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Fullerton, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fullerton
Fullerton is situated in Orange County, California, where the Alzheimer's Association reports that 84,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. This illness, which is the leading cause of dementia, primarily affects those who are 65 and over. In Fullerton, this demographic makes up about 13 percent of the 140,000-person population.
Fullerton is home to four memory care facilities, and there are nearly three dozen more in nearby cities. While some of these facilities are independent and provide care solely for those with dementia, others are housed within residential care facilities for the elderly. In Fullerton, as in all of California, memory care facilities are monitored by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
- While Social Security income is not taxed in California, all other forms of retirement income are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be budgeted toward memory care expenses in Fullerton.
- The air quality in Orange County is relatively poor, which may be a concern for families whose senior loved one has a chronic condition like asthma, COPD or cardiovascular disease. The county was given an F for ozone pollution and a D for 24-hour particle pollution from the American Lung Association.
- While the overall cost of living in Fullerton is nearly 80 percent higher than it is elsewhere in the country, healthcare expenses in this city are about 10 percent below the national median. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care.
- Fullerton has comfortable year-round temperatures, making the city ideal for seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors in their memory care facility's secured courtyard. Summer highs are in the mid-80s, winter lows are in the mid-40s and the region receives just 14 inches of annual rainfall.
Paying for Memory Care in Fullerton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fullerton start around $4,939 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fullerton 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 Fullerton
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 Fullerton
Fullerton 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 Fullerton, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Fullerton Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fullerton
Fullerton-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 Fullerton, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fullerton
Review of Fullerton Gardens
Fullerton Gardens was very inviting in as far as the gardens. Unfortunately, it was necessary to have that tall gate to keep the wanderers in. But it's well-gated with beautiful gardens and fountai... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Fullerton
My dad has been living at Sunrise of Fullerton memory care. It's very nice and they have a lot of activities. Read more
Review of Alternative Senior Care
Were very happy with my mom's care at Alternative Senior Care. My mom has a room to herself. The food is not great, but it's OK, and nutritious. The staff is very caring. Read more