The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Gardena, CA for 2023
There are 18 Memory Care Facilities in the Gardena area.
To help you with your search, browse the 41 reviews below for memory care facilities in Gardena. Better rated regions include Torrance with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Gardena, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Gardena
According to a report from the Los Angeles County Department of Health, over 325,000 of the county's baby boomers will develop dementia in their lifetimes. In the city of Gardena, located in Los Angeles County, roughly 16 percent of residents were over age 65 in 2017. Those seniors who may may eventually require the type of around-the-clock care found at a memory care facility can rest assured knowing there are almost two hundred memory care facilities available in Gardena and nearby communities such as Los Angeles, Torrance and Santa Monica. California's Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, regulates Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in Gardena and throughout the state.
- The Gardena area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program in nearby Los Angeles, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- At most memory care facilities, residents have access to secure outdoor areas, so they can enjoy Gardena's comfortable year-round climate, with average summer highs in the upper 70s and winter lows in the high 40s.
- Families looking for a memory care facility will find Gardena to be a more affordable choice than nearby Los Angeles. While the overall cost of living in Gardena is about 72 percent above the national average, it is on par with the California state average.
- Tax policies in Gardena and throughout California are a mix of good and bad news for most seniors. While Social Security income and Railroad Retirement benefits are tax-exempt in the state, other kinds of retirement income, including pensions, may be fully taxed.
Paying for Memory Care in Gardena
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Gardena start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Gardena 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 Gardena
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 Gardena
Gardena 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 Gardena, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Gardena Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gardena
Gardena-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.