5 Memory Care Facilities in Marin County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Marin County is $6,730 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include San Francisco County with an average starting cost of $5,073.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for memory care facilities in Marin County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Marin County 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sonoma County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Marin County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Marin County, call (855) 863-8283.
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
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Memory Care costs in Marin County start around $6,525 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Marin County
Review of Sunrise of San Rafael
My mother has moved into Sunrise of San Rafael. The layout is great, and the facility looks fine. The apartment is efficient. It was empty when we got it, and they remodeled it. The staff is very p... Read more
Review of Windchime of Marin
My mother is doing great at Windchime of Marin. We're very pleased with the intimacy of the place and the staff. They're very communicative, nice, and we feel very comfortable with them. The commun... Read more
Review of AlmaVia of San Rafael
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... Read more