5 Memory Care Facilities in Kern County, CA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kern County, CA

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Caring Star 2017

Brookdale Riverwalk

Provides: Memory Care
350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
"Brookdale Riverwalk was a big facility, and they had a separate building for the memory care. I visited the whole thing, and they gave me a very nice tour. They had great accommodations. They were..." More
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Caring Star 2016

Magnolia Place

Provides: Memory Care
8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"We really liked Magnolia Place. The rooms were nice, the area was very nice, and the staff was friendly. We didn't taste the food, but we heard it was good. They go on outings, there's exercise..." More

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The Palms at San Lauren

Provides: Memory Care
5300 Hageman Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
"The Palms at San Lauren was nice. They gave me a complete tour, and they even introduced me to the staff. They were all very kind and very nice. The rooms were set up very well. The facility was..." More

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Caring Star 2021

Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

Provides: Memory Care
3209 Brookside Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"Very nice staff, working very well even considering covid. Communication with us so very greatly appreciated. Thank you!" More

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The Village at Seven Oaks

Provides: Memory Care
4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"I have to completely disagree with the comment left about activities never being done, my mom is a resident in the Memory Care community and I'm there daily and their activities program is one of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Kern County

    In the 2010 census, Kern County's population was 839,631, including around 90,000 residents who were 65 or older. As of 2015, 9.7 percent of these seniors were diagnosed with dementia, and many of them will eventually require care beyond what loved ones are able to provide at home. To meet the needs of these seniors and their families, Kern offers four memory care facilities. 

    California licenses them as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). Note that not all RCFEs provide memory care; those that do must meet special staffing and security requirements to ensure quality care for seniors with dementia.

    • Choosing a city with a reasonable cost of living may allow families to afford more in terms of memory care. Compared to the rest of California, Kern County's living costs are about 64 percent less expensive, overall, and healthcare is about 9 percent cheaper.
    • Because Kern County has some of the most polluted air in the nation, it may not be the best choice for seniors with chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD or asthma. Even healthy seniors may want to stay inside their memory care facility on days with especially high pollution.
    • Kern County's crime rate is above average for the United States. On a scale of one to 100, the county's violent crime rate is 63.9, and its property crime rate is 59.1. The national averages are 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. While memory care communities are generally secure by design, families can always check to see what policies and procedures a facility uses to ensure residents' safety. 
    • For seniors who will spend some time outside the memory care facility, weather may be an important factor. Kern County tends to have a dry climate with hot summers and cool winters. Typically, the county gets 7 inches of rain and 1 inch of snow annually. The average high temperature in July is 100 degrees, and the average low temperature in January is 38 degrees.

    Paying for Memory Care in Kern County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $5,456.00 Kern County
    $5,232.00 Kings County
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,907.00 Tulare County
    $4,891.00 Santa Barbara County
    $4,875.00 Ventura County
    $4,510.00 San Luis Obispo County

    Memory Care costs in Kern County start around $5,456 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kern 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 Kern 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 Kern County

    Kern 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 Kern County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Kern County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kern County

    Kern 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kern County

    • Review of Magnolia Place

      My aunt will move into Magnolia Place. The people are very friendly, the first impression was very good. The outside of the building is very nice, they've done a lot of work to it, and I know it's ... Read more

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

      Very nice staff, working very well even considering covid. Communication with us so very greatly appreciated. Thank you! Read more

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

      The attentiveness is very good, especially for the Memory care. The environment is is family like and residents are treated with dignity. Thank you Pacifica Bakersfield team. Read more

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