32 Memory Care Facilities near Laguna Woods, CA
There are 32 Memory Care Facilities in the Laguna Woods area, with 1 in Laguna Woods and 31 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Laguna Woods is $6,580 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Mission Viejo with an average starting cost of $5,836.
To help you with your search, browse the 30 reviews below for memory care facilities in Laguna Woods. Better rated regions include Mission Viejo with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Laguna Woods, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Laguna Woods
Lush and warm Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, south of Los Angeles. California has over over 650,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's patients, many of whom will require treatment in a memory care facility. Out of a population of 16,000, 83 percent of Laguna Woods' residents are seniors aged 65 and over and a portion lives with dementia.
Most of Laguna Woods' population live in the gated retirement community of Laguna Woods Village. There are no memory care facilities in the city, but over a dozen are in the county. Memory care facilities in California, whether stand-alone Alzheimer's Care homes or separate wings in a larger assisted living facility are regulated by the state's Department of Social Services.
Laguna Woods is warm all year, with breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean to keep temperatures from reaching into the triple digits. Winters are mild with little snow. Seniors in memory care with health conditions alleviated by warm weather should find relief here.
Air quality in Laguna Woods is affected by nearby Los Angeles, which has some of the highest pollution and ozone levels in the nation. The American Lung Association ranks the LA area as one of the ten most-polluted cities in several different categories. Those in memory care with chronic respiratory conditions should take this into account.
- The cost of living in Laguna Woods is higher than the national average, mostly due to housing costs that are double the rest of the country's. Most of the homes in the city are part of the master-planned retirement community, making Laguna Woods one of the more affordable suburbs in Orange County.
- The Orange County area, including Laguna Woods, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Hoag Hospital and the UC - Irvine Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Laguna Woods
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Laguna Woods start around $6,580 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Laguna Woods 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 Laguna Woods
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 Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods 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 Laguna Woods, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods-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.