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What to Consider About Memory Care in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that meet additional guidelines for staffing, staff training and building requirements. These facilities are regulated by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, which conducts regular inspections and background checks on prospective employees. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Los Angeles

  • Seniors in Los Angeles pay some of the highest state income taxes in the nation. However, Social Security benefits aren’t taxed at the state level, which may make the state’s tax laws friendly to those who rely primarily on this form of retirement income and leave more money available for long-term care.  
  • Los Angeles’ overall cost of living is high compared to state and national averages, which may be a consideration for those with restricted budgets. On a cost-of-living index based on a national average of 100, Los Angeles scores 173.3 versus the state score of 149.9. To help older adults identify options for paying for medical care and memory care expenses, several local agencies provide financial planning and options counseling.  
  • On a crime index that rates cities on a score of 1 to 100, with 100 indicating high levels of crime, Los Angeles rates 29.1 for violent crime and 35.1 for property crime. This is close to the national scores of 22.7 and 35.4, which may provide peace of mind to those seeking local memory care services.  
  • Los Angeles has a generally pleasant climate, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy therapeutic outdoor activities such as birdwatching and walks. The city sees 284 sunny days annually versus the national average of 205, and it gets 16 inches of rain and no snow. 
  • Health care costs in Los Angeles are about 15% lower than the national average and may provide cost savings for those managing chronic conditions such as dementia. The city has world-class medical facilities such as UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which are recognized as some of the best hospitals in the state.  

Paying for Memory Care in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, seniors obtain residential dementia services in assisted living facilities that meet extensive regulations for staff training, building requirements and care planning. This type of care costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services. There are no authoritative nationwide sources with memory care cost data, so the following rates are estimated based on the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey’s assisted living rates with an increase of 25%.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Los Angeles pay $6,563 for memory care services, which is equal to the state median and nearly $1,000 higher than the national average of $5,625. In San Diego, rates are a little higher at $6,844, and in the Santa Rosa area, memory care costs are among the highest in the state at $8,810. Modesto seniors pay $5,000 for residential dementia care, and those in Visalia enjoy competitive rates of $4,313.  

Los Angeles

$6,563

California

$6,563

The United States

$5,625

San Diego

$6,844

Visalia

$4,313

Modesto

$5,000

Santa Rosa Area

$8,810

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in residential dementia care facilities in Los Angeles pay $6,563 for care, making this among the costlier care options in the city. Older adults in the early stages of dementia may be able to live in their own homes with the help of homemaker services or specialized home health aide services, both of which cost $5,911 monthly. Assisted living is more affordable at $5,250, and adult day health care is $1,652. Nursing homes provide the highest degree of care and have the costliest monthly rates of $9,125 for shared rooms and $11,269 for private.  

Memory Care

$6,563

Homemaker Services

$5,911

Home Health Aide

$5,911

Adult Day Health Care

$1,652

Assisted Living

$5,250

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$9,125

Nursing Home (private)

$11,269

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in California page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care - California

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 Los Angeles

The Los Angeles region supports seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s through access to numerous programs. Through the following resources, area residents can obtain information on memory-related diseases, including warning signs and strategies for handling symptoms. These resources also include counselors and referral specialists who can help area residents research memory care options and ways to pay for services.  

ResourceContactService
Workforce Development Aging and Community Services(888) 211-0644WDACS, the designated Area Agency on Aging for Los Angeles, provides free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors obtain health insurance options counseling and legal services, which can help them understand their Medicare benefits and access public benefits that may help cover memory care.
UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program(310) 319-3222The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program helps seniors and families navigate complex medical and behavioral issues related to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Through this free program, individuals can schedule 90-minute in-person visits with dementia care specialists and obtain personalized care plans. The program provides follow-up phone calls to check on each individual’s progress, and it offers around-the-clock support for informal caregivers. All seniors are monitored annually to ensure their needs are met.
Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter(800) 272-3900The California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers in-person and virtual support groups for seniors and families. It maintains a database of community resources for those with Alzheimer's, including legal and financial planning services and medical providers. Its 24-hour helpline provides callers with information and referrals for community-based services.
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles(844) 435-7259Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is a nonprofit program that serves older adults and families affected by Alzheimer’s through community events such as the Making Memories Festival, basebALZ and the Early Memory Loss Conference. It also maintains a network of community resources that support families, including legal professionals, financial planners and options counselors.
Center for Health Care Rights(213) 383-4519The Center for Health Care Rights has trained advisors who provide free health insurance options counseling for Medicare-eligible individuals in Los Angeles. It can also help individuals apply for Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs, which can reduce out-of-pocket care and medical costs.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for memory care in California

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

Suzieb

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Be Happy, Be Home

My mother has been there for a year. Every time I visit she tells me how happy she is. The other residents are wonderful and make me feel so welcome. I can’t say enough about Lily and the excellent...

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Memory Care

Gregg

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of AvantGarde Senior Living

AvantGarde Senior Living is very nice. The grounds are very well-kept and very clean. Mom's room is nice. It's well done, very cozy, and comfy. The staff seems very friendly, and very attentive to...

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Memory Care

Marlad

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Ivy Park at Studio City

The rooms are OK, although not cleaned as well as they should be. Food is, in general, not particularly healthy and does not adhere to dietary concerns such as diabetes. My husband's blood sugar...

Provider response

Dear Marlad, My name is Sean Taghizadeh, and I am the Executive Director at Ivy Park at Studio City. Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts. We take all feedback seriously, and your...

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