The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Gilroy, CA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Gilroy, CA

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Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

Provides: Memory Care
7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
"Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is lovely and bright. They have caring staff. My mom is in memory care, and the staff treats them with dignity and respect which I really like. They'll do whatever you..." More

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Westmont of Morgan Hill

Provides: Memory Care
1160 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"Westmont of Morgan Hill was the first one I toured. I would not put my mother there. It had a very different atmosphere. For one thing, the gentleman that gave me the tour did not seem that..." More

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Loma Clara Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
16515 Butterfield Blvd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"My husband moved into Loma Clara Senior Living. They are very much geared for Alzheimer's and Dementia. It's wonderful. It's constant training, and my husband felt right at home. He was very..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Gilroy

    Gilroy, CA, is a coastal California city of just over 57,600 people, where 9.8 percent of the population is seniors age 65 and over. Many of Gilroy's seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia that requires daily treatment and supervision by staff in a memory care facility. 

    Memory care is a long-term residential care option that provides consistent supervision and assistance with medical treatment plans for seniors with cognitive impairments. Despite its medium-sized population, Gilroy is home to over four dozen memory care facilities, all of which are licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program

    • Gilroy's climate is standard for the California coast. Warm and dry summers when high temperatures average 88 degrees Fahrenheit can raise dust and other issues for seniors with respiratory concerns. Very mild winters average a low temperature of 37 degrees in December. Around 20.5 inches of rain fall in Gilroy in a typical year, much of it in the first three months of the year.
    • The cost of living in Gilroy is significantly higher than the national average, and residents can expect to pay up to 72 percent more for most things. Specifically of interest to seniors with Alzheimer's disease is the cost of health care, which runs 35 percent higher than average.
    • Crime rates in Gilroy closely match the average national rates but with a slight bias in the numbers. Violent crime, for example, is very rare in Gilroy, but property crime rates are high enough to push the overall numbers closer to the national average in all categories.
    • The Gilroy area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Saint Louise Regional Hospital and Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Gilroy

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $7,117.00 San Jose
    $6,467.00 Morgan Hill
    $6,391.00 Santa Cruz
    $6,049.00 Monterey
    $5,525.00 US
    $4,561.00 Salinas
    $3,200.00 Gilroy

    Memory Care costs in Gilroy start around $3,200 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy

    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 Gilroy

    Gilroy 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 Gilroy, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Gilroy Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gilroy

    Gilroy-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Gilroy

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      My mom moved into Merrill Gardens at Gilroy. We live in Gilroy, and it was a perfect transition. Everybody seems so caring and nice there. It's a very bright and warm feeling when you enter the fac... Read more

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      My mother-in-law is moving this month to Merrill Gardens at Gilroy. We chose it because it's close by so we can walk over and visit. We feel very confident because we have friends whose parents wer... Read more

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is lovely and bright. They have caring staff. My mom is in memory care, and the staff treats them with dignity and respect which I really like. They'll do whatever you ask... Read more

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