10 Memory Care Facilities in Marin County, CA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Marin County, CA

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Atria Tamalpais Creek

Provides: Memory Care
853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947
"What makes Atria Tamalpais Creek the best senior living option in Marin County? It's our commitment to enhancing the lives of today's seniors and future generations with energy-saving renovations,..." More

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Drake Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Drake Terrace allows you the freedom to express yourself as you continue to learn and grow in this enriching environment. Our community offers easy access to the wonders of the Bay Area: the arts,..." More

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Windchime of Marin

Provides: Memory Care
1111 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA 94904
"My husband will be going to Windchime of Marin. It is a very highly recommended facility for people with memory care issues such as Alzheimer's and dementia, and he has Alzheimer's and because it's..." More

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Oakmont of Novato

Provides: Memory Care
1465 S Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
"I went to see Oakmont of Novato. It was very nice, very modern, very clean and very new. I didn't get to interact with the staff, just with the director who took me on tour and she was very nice...." More

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Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
111 Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"The Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is an exceptional memory care facility. They seem to know what they're doing. They only deal with memory care so they're not a split facility where a part of it..." More

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Greenwood Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
233 West End Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
"Welcome to Greenwood Assisted Living. We help families simplify what can be a very hard and complex decision through excellent communication. Living Options and Benefits - We are a local..." More

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Oakmont of San Rafael - Now Open!

Provides: Memory Care
1 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903
"I liked Oakmont of San Rafael. I think that the living environment and the services they provided were good. The people seemed very caring and interested in each of the family members, especially..." More

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Elegance Hamilton Hill

Provides: Memory Care
One Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
"Situated in the heart of Hamilton Field with beautiful bay and mountain views, Elegance Hamilton Hill is a relaxed luxury senior living community located near Novato Community Hospital, Kaiser..." More

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Aegis of Corte Madera

Provides: Memory Care
5555 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
"The room in memory care was charming, but as my mother was not regularly taken to the toilet, it smelled like urine. I was overcharged for substandard adult diapers. Meals were often sandwiches..." More

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AlmaVia of San Rafael

Provides: Memory Care
515 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
"I had a good experience at AlmaVia of San Rafael. The people I spoke to were very helpful. My mom moved two months ago, and it's excellent and fabulous. The atmosphere is very positive and it has a..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Marin County

    Marin County is a hilly, largely residential outlying area to the north of the metro San Francisco Bay Area. Located directly across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco, Marin County is home to 261,000 people, more than 21 percent of them seniors, many of them with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease or another form of dementia. For seniors whose conditions require full-time supervision and daily assistance, Marin County has five memory care facilities within its borders, mostly concentrated near the few built-up areas of Sausalito and San Rafael. 

    • Marin County is very close to San Francisco, and, as a result, it shares the same very stable climate, though it tends to be a bit warmer. Summer highs in the county average 81 degrees, while winter lows rarely dip below 42. The prevailing offshore breeze brings occasionally heavy rain to the interior, where 35.5 inches a year is normal. This rainfall, which is heavy by most of California's standards, causes almost the entire county to turn green in winter and raises pollen counts, which can be an issue for seniors with asthma.
    • Marin County can be an expensive place with a high cost of living. Average costs to live here run to 262 percent of the national average, though much of that is the $1,114,300 median home value. Healthcare in the county costs 8 percent less than the national average.
    • Crime in Marin County is roughly 10 percent more common than it is nationally, though this is an average of all crime categories together. Theft is more common in San Rafael than average, though violent crime is rare everywhere in the county. 
    • The Marin County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Marin General Hospital and Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Marin County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $7,363.00 San Francisco County
    $7,109.00 Marin County
    $6,685.00 San Mateo County
    $6,195.00 Contra Costa County
    $5,195.00 Solano County
    $5,053.00 US
    $5,015.00 Sonoma County
    $4,000.00 Napa County

    Memory Care costs in Marin County start around $7,109 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marin County 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 Marin County

    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 Marin County

    Marin County 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 Marin County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Marin County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marin County

    Marin County-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Marin County

    • Review of Windchime of Marin

      Windchime of Marin is a memory care-only facility. It looked very nice, and there were a lot of activities. They had a nice garden. The rooms were very, very depressing, small, and dark, but the ma... Read more

      Laura
    • Review of Oakmont of Novato

      I went to see Oakmont of Novato. It was very nice, very modern, very clean and very new. I didn't get to interact with the staff, just with the director who took me on tour and she was very nice. T... Read more

      Jennifer
    • Review of Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

      The Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is an exceptional memory care facility. They seem to know what they're doing. They only deal with memory care so they're not a split facility where a part of it ... Read more

      Jennifer
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