12 Memory Care Facilities in Kern County, CA

Top 10 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
"The staff at Brookdale Riverwalk was really friendly and helpful. The rooms in the assisted living were nice. I'm kind of more interested in the memory care, but the rooms were not as nice as the..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Magnolia Place

Provides: Memory Care
8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"I did a tour of Magnolia Place for my parents. It's very nice. It's more like a country club than a senior home. The staff is very friendly. It's maintained very well. We chose them because it was..." 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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Bella Vita Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
11711 Stonington Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312
"Bella Vita Senior Living was very peaceful. They were accommodating for meals because they were serving both lunch and breakfast. They had a very nice area outside in the backyard, and it was a..." More

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Redwood Senior Living Bakersfield

Provides: Memory Care
810 S. Union Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93307
"Redwood Senior Living in Bakersfield California is home to older adults seeking to live well in their later years. With services including short stays, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care,..." More

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The Pointe At Summit Hills

Provides: Memory Care
4501 Upland Point Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306
"The Pointe at Summit Hills is creating enriching experiences and touching the lives of all who enter our community. We care for and respect our residents, our team members, and their families while..." More

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Ivy Park at Seven Oaks

Provides: Memory Care
4301 Buena Vista St, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"The Village at Seven Oaks was very nice and clean. It just didn't have the warmth. From what I thought, everybody was very nice. They had a lot of activities, but I didn't get to see the schedule...." More

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Brighton Manor

Provides: Memory Care
305 Alum Bay Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93312
"We are a Licensed Assisted Living Facility with 6 beds each waiting for you to add your own personal touch. Our highly trained staff is around 24 hours a day to help assist in the daily activities...." More

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Caring Star 2022

Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield

Provides: Memory Care
3209 Brookside Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
"I have fond Pacifica and it's staff to be professionnal, caring and willing to go out of thier way to care for my wife." More

Rosewood

Provides: Memory Care
1301 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309
"I visited Rosewood in Bakersfield. It was great and if I have to go somewhere, that's probably the place I would want to go to. I actually know somebody that is going there, that's the reason why I..." More

Carrington of Shafter

Provides: Memory Care
250 East Tulare Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263
"My mom moved into Carrington of Shafter. They have things for them to do. The facility is clean. Everyone is friendly and helpful. My mom has her own room, and they check on her a lot. Her room..." More

High Desert Haven

Provides: Memory Care
1240 COLLEGE HEIGHTS BLVD., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
"I saw both the assisted living side and the memory unit at High Desert Haven. I'm very familiar with this establishment because I'm a docent at our local museum and we bring programs to that..." 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

    $5,528.00 Ventura County
    $5,441.00 Kings County
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,277.00 Tulare County
    $5,225.00 Santa Barbara County
    $4,785.00 Kern County
    $4,706.00 San Luis Obispo County

    Memory Care costs in Kern County start around $4,785 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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 Carrington of Shafter

      My mom moved into Carrington of Shafter. They have things for them to do. The facility is clean. Everyone is friendly and helpful. My mom has her own room, and they check on her a lot. Her room wor... Read more

      Grace
    • Review of Bella Vita Senior Living

      Bella Vita Senior Living was our second choice. The facility was clean. It was set up nicely for my mom. The staff was informative. The rooms were clean. The backyard was nice and clean. Everything... Read more

      Grace
    • Review of Bella Vita Senior Living

      Bella Vita Senior Living was very peaceful. They were accommodating for meals because they were serving both lunch and breakfast. They had a very nice area outside in the backyard, and it was a ver... Read more

      Leo
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