The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in La Mesa, CA for 2023
There are 18 Memory Care Facilities in the La Mesa area, with 4 in La Mesa and 14 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in La Mesa is $5,433 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Lemon Grove with an average starting cost of $4,895.
To help you with your search, browse the 44 reviews below for memory care facilities in La Mesa. On average, consumers rate memory care in La Mesa 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lemon Grove with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in La Mesa find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in La Mesa, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in La Mesa, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in La Mesa
La Mesa is a small city that's located outside of San Diego in San Diego County, and it has a population that's just over 60,000 residents. According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 650,000 Californians suffer from dementia disorders, and with nearly 15 percent of La Mesa's residents being over 65 years old, there's a need in the city for memory care. Seniors requiring residential memory care services can choose one of the city's two memory care facilities or one of the 20 facilities located nearby in places such as National City, Santee and San Diego.
In California, provisions and regulations for memory care are very similar to the provisions and regulations for assisted living, and as such, the two levels of care are often housed in the same communities. The state officially refers to facilities that provide assisted living and memory care to the elderly as residential care facilities.
- The La Mesa area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia disorders such as Sharp Grossmont Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The American Lung Association has assigned a passing grade to the air quality in the La Mesa area. That means that seniors who suffer from respiratory illness don't need to be concerned that the air they're breathing in the city will negatively affect their condition.
- Seniors who require frequent medical care may find living in La Mesa to be more affordable than some other cities in the area because the cost of healthcare in the city is 15 percent below the national average. However, it's worth noting that the overall cost of living in La Mesa is nearly 70 percent higher than the national average, although this is mostly attributed to housing costs.
- Seniors and their loved ones may feel insecure living in La Mesa, as property crime rates are above average. In La Mesa, 28.16 property crimes per 1,000 residents occur each year. This means that residents of La Mesa have a one in 36 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime such as theft or vandalism. By comparison, the state average is only 25.53 crimes per 1,000 residents.
Paying for Memory Care in La Mesa
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in La Mesa start around $5,242 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 La Mesa 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 Mesa
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 Mesa
La Mesa 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 Mesa, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in La Mesa
La Mesa-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 Mesa, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in La Mesa
Review of Plateau Village Memory Care
I had an in-person tour of Plateau Village Memory Care. It was a very good tour. It seemed like an acceptable place. The price of the monthly fee with all the amenities, like showers and medication... Read more
Review of The Montera
We had a great experience touring The Montera. They explained what they do, and we liked that place. It was well-kept and clean, the staff was very friendly to us, and it fulfilled everything that ... Read more
Review of Plateau Village Memory Care
I picked Plateau Village Memory Care because it's only one mile from my residence. The parking is nice, and the outdoor surroundings are pleasant to look at. That's why I first chose it. It's all s... Read more