The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in La Jolla, CA for 2023
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the La Jolla area, with 4 in La Jolla and 13 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in La Jolla is $10,274 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include San Diego with an average starting cost of $6,304.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in La Jolla. On average, consumers rate memory care in La Jolla 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in La Jolla, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in La Jolla
La Jolla is a sunny, pleasant beachfront community just up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego, CA. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of California is home to just under 40 million people — 15 percent seniors over age 65, and 650,000 of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Many of these seniors live in specialized memory care facilities, which provide long-term residential care for seniors who can no longer take care of themselves.
The California Department of Health and Human Services publishes guidelines for senior care in all of the state's residential care facilities, including the 18 licensed memory care sites in La Jolla. Seniors living in these facilities, which are sometimes known as residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) by the department, get round the clock supervision, meal preparation and engaging games and tasks to keep their minds as active as possible.
- La Jolla is just a few miles up the coast from San Diego and shares its weather. Summer highs this close to the ocean average just 76 degrees, while winter lows average 48 degrees. La Jolla gets just 10 inches of rain a year, and the clean ocean air and low allergen counts make this an easy place for most seniors with COPD or asthma.
- The cost of living in the San Diego area is roughly 44 percent higher than the national average. La Jolla is an upscale beach community just up the road from the city, where prices are often higher still. Much of the cost of living in La Jolla is contained in the relatively high-value housing market. Seniors who get health care in the area, however, typically run up to seven percent higher bills than the national average, and groceries can be similarly expensive.
- Crime rates in La Jolla, and in the larger San Diego area where stats are collected, are roughly consistent with the rest of California's figures, though noticeably lower in most categories. Violent crime rates here are about 10 percent lower than California's average, while property crimes are close to 15 percent lower.
- The La Jolla area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in La Jolla
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in La Jolla start around $10,274 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in La Jolla 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 La Jolla
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 La Jolla
La Jolla 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 La Jolla, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in La Jolla
La Jolla-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 La Jolla, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in La Jolla
Review of Monarch Cottage La Jolla
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