29 Memory Care Facilities near Lafayette, CA
There are 29 Memory Care Facilities in the Lafayette area, with 3 in Lafayette and 26 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Lafayette is $7,295 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Walnut Creek with an average starting cost of $7,080.
To help you with your search, browse the 41 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lafayette. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lafayette 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lafayette
The affluent city of Lafayette is situated in California, the state with the highest Alzheimer's disease rates in the country. It's estimated that one in 10 seniors age 65 and over have Alzheimer's, with more than 650,000 people in the state currently living with the disease. Lafayette's own senior community makes up over 18 percent of the 26,000-person population.
To accommodate local seniors with dementia, Lafayette has two memory care facilities, and there are nearly two dozen more in the surrounding region. Some of these facilities are independent, while others are located within residential care facilities for the elderly.
- The overall cost of living in Lafayette is more than three times higher than the national average. The cost of real estate is more than eight times the national average, which may affect the cost of memory care; healthcare expenses are only 2 percent higher here than in the nation as a whole. This may be a consideration for seniors and families on a tight budget.
- On Sperling's Comfort Index, on which cities with more comfortable climates receive higher scores, Lafayette is rated 85 out of 100 compared to the national average of 54. This indicates that the city has a comfortable year-round climate with generally mild temperatures. July highs reach just 83 degrees, and the January low is 40 degrees. This may appeal to families whose senior loved one enjoys therapeutic outdoor activities like gardening.
- In California, Social Security income is not taxed, but all other forms of retirement income are fully taxable. This may decrease how much money can be put toward memory care in Lafayette.
- Contra Costa County's air quality was given an F for ozone pollution and a B for short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. This may be a concern for families whose senior loved one has a condition like asthma or is prone to respiratory infections.
Paying for Memory Care in Lafayette
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lafayette start around $7,395 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lafayette 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 Lafayette
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 Lafayette
Lafayette 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 Lafayette, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Lafayette Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lafayette
Lafayette-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lafayette
Review of Lafayette Gardens
The facility is clean and well maintained, in a nice neighborhood. The employees are all sweet and caring even though my mom has dementia and is not always easy to deal with. They call her "Mama"... Read more