19 Memory Care Facilities near Mission Viejo, CA
Also serving communities of Laguna Hills.
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Mission Viejo area, with 7 in Mission Viejo and 12 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Mission Viejo is $4,722 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Laguna Woods with an average starting cost of $2,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mission Viejo. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mission Viejo 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Mission Viejo, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Mission Viejo, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mission Viejo
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 650,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in California, a state with a population of 39.54 million. In 2017, Mission Viejo, Ca., had a population of 96,016, 18.5 percent seniors over 65, some of whom live with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Mission Viejo has five memory care homes, all of which are treated as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) and regulated by the California Department of Social Services.
Seniors and their families may see the high housing costs in Mission VIejo reflected in the cost of RCFEs; however, the cost of medical care is lower than the national average, which makes medical care for seniors more affordable in the city.
- Mission Viejo’s climate is one of the most comfortable in the U.S. and California. Its rolling hills sit above the Pacific Ocean. Days are comfortably warm in the summer and the ocean breeze cools the air at night. Seniors don't need to worry about slick roads or sidewalks since temperatures rarely reach freezing in the winter.
- Senior residents of Mission Viejo live in a city that has low violent and property crime rates compared to California as a whole and the U.S. The city’s crime rate is 20.9 for violent crime, compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime is just as low, sitting at 18.7 compared to 38.1 for the U.S.
- The state of California doesn’t tax social security income, which helps seniors and people in memory care facilities. The state does tax pension income, however. Sales taxes in Mission Viejo are 7.75 percent, most of which are levied by the state.
- Mission Viejo is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mission Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Mission Viejo
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mission Viejo start around $5,187 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo
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 Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Mission Viejo Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo-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 Mission Viejo
Review of Irvine Cottages 10
Initially, I was anxious about my husband's placement in a board and care because he had spent 9 days of inpatient hospitalization with a serious medical issue, then a week in a rehab unit befor... Read more
Review of Irvine Cottages 11
My Mom was a resident in this home for 5 years and received excellent care! At every step of my Mom's experience, she was treated with grace, dignity, love, empathy, kindness and extremely generous... Read more