2 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster, CA
The average cost of memory care in Lancaster is $3,450 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Altadena with an average starting cost of $3,250.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Lancaster. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lancaster 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newhall with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lancaster
Lancaster is located in Los Angeles County, California in the western Mojave Desert. The area is home to more than 160,000 residents, 10 percent of whom are 65 years of age or older and many of whom require specialized care for dementia. Throughout the state, an estimated 650,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, and those who reside in Lancaster are supported by the city's two memory care facilities. These facilities, known officially as residential care facilities in California, are closely regulated by the California Department of Social Services.
- The air quality in Lancaster and throughout Los Angeles County is known to be the worst in the country. On days with high pollution levels, seniors may experience breathing difficulties, and the air quality may worsen the condition of those with previously diagnosed respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses.
- Lancaster is located in the desert and has extremely hot summers. During July, the city averages a daytime high of 98 degrees and the city only gets an average of 8 inches of precipitation annually. Families of seniors who are sensitive to high temperatures or who have skin conditions may wish to consider memory care in a location with a more mild climate.
- Despite the overall cost of living in Lancaster being 20 percent above the national average, seniors who require frequent medical care may find the city is more affordable than others in the area, as the cost of healthcare is 15 percent below the national average.
- The Lancaster area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Antelope Valley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Lancaster
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lancaster start around $3,450 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lancaster 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 Lancaster
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 Lancaster
Lancaster 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 Lancaster, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Lancaster Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lancaster
Lancaster-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 Lancaster, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lancaster
Review of Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster
Prestige Assisted Living was great. We liked it, but it was too expensive. We went in the weekend, so there were no activities, but the staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. We also met a couple w... Read more