3 Memory Care Facilities in Merced County, CA

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Pacifica Senior Living Merced

Provides: Memory Care
3420 R Street, Merced, CA 95348
"My mother is in Pacifica Senior Living Merced. I take her to her doctors' appointments and everybody has been helpful. They give me her meds, so I can give them to her because I usually take her..." More


Amie Marchini Park Merced

Provides: Memory Care
3050 M Street, Merced, CA 95348
"Park Merced is a 94 suite Assisted Living Community, located on M Street in the heart of Merced, California. We offer an extraordinary level of care and comfort to enhance the well being of our..." More


Amie Marchini Mission Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
1450 East 27th Street, Merced, CA 95340
"Mission Gardens is an Assisted Living Facility located in Merced, California. We offer an elegant home- like setting for just 15 residents. Our unique, intimate and "just like home" setting is..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Merced County

    The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in Merced County is 9.7 percent among residents 65 and older. Around 11 percent of the county's population falls into this age group, meaning that close to 3,000 people in Merced County are living with dementia.

    For family members who are trying to help an affected loved one transition into memory care, Merced County has 17 memory care facilities at the ready. Families may hear them called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), which is their official name in California. 

    • Merced County is among the more affordable regions in California for seniors and their families, with an overall cost of living that is 56.6 percent less than the state average. Families of seniors with Alzheimer's disease may be interested to know that the county's median healthcare costs are 4 percent cheaper than the U.S. average.
    • Families may want to ask if a memory care facility has an outdoor area where seniors can enjoy Merced County's bright, dry climate, with its annual average of 263 sunshiny days and only 11 inches of rain.
    • The air in Merced County earned a passing grade from the American Lung Association for year-round particle pollution but failing marks for ozone and 24-hour particle pollution. These pollutants can cause health problems for seniors, who may be safer staying inside a memory care facility on days with bad air quality.
    • Merced County's crime rate is higher than those of the surrounding counties of Mariposa and Stanislaus. On a scale of one to 100, where 100 represents the highest level of crime, Merced County has a violent crime rate of 65.2 and a property crime rate of 63.8. While memory care facilities are already secure, concerned families can familiarize themselves with a specific facility's security features while touring it.

    Paying for Memory Care in Merced County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $6,228.00 Santa Clara County
    $6,075.00 Santa Cruz County
    $5,418.00 Alameda County
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,695.00 San Joaquin County
    $4,165.00 Tuolumne County
    $3,748.00 Stanislaus County
    $3,181.00 Merced County

    Memory Care costs in Merced County start around $3,181 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Merced County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Merced County

    Merced 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 Merced County

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Merced

      My mother is in Pacifica Senior Living Merced. I take her to her doctors' appointments and everybody has been helpful. They give me her meds, so I can give them to her because I usually take her ou... Read more

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