Mission Viejo, California is home to approximately 92,000 people with an estimated 21.3% of residents are seniors aged 65 and over. These seniors are at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairment disorders. Data from the CDC shows that Alzheimer’s is now the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. In Mission Viejo, the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s increased by 21.87% from 2014 to 2018, while the number of senior deaths from all causes only increased by 13.38%. 

Fortunately, the memory care communities in Mission Viejo offer a safe and welcoming environment. These communities are staffed 24/7 by highly trained caregivers who provide compassionate care and assistance to seniors with cognitive impairments. Therapies and activities in these memory care communities are designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and even improve the quality of life. This guide gives an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Mission Viejo with cognitive impairments, then lists the costs of memory care and alternative care options. In addition, this guide lists free resources that offer support and guidance to seniors and their family members.

Memory Care Facilities in Mission Viejo, CA

Atria Del Sol

23792 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692

The staff is amazing! They treat my mom so well and truly with genuine dignity and respect. It took her a long time to make the decision to move there but it was just in time because shortly after s … (read more)
The staff is amazing! They treat my mom so well and truly with genuine dignity and respect. It took her a long time to make the decision to move there but it was just in time because shortly after s … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Mission Viejo

26151 Country Club Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

Located in Mission Viejo, California, Sunrise of Mission Viejo is less than a mile from Madrid Fore Park and Interstate 5. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s homelike interior and … (read more)
Located in Mission Viejo, California, Sunrise of Mission Viejo is less than a mile from Madrid Fore Park and Interstate 5. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s homelike interior and … (read more)

2022

Heritage Pointe

27356 Bellogente, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

My mother has lived at Heritage Pointe since 2008. She transitioned from independent living to memory care in 2015. She has a small, comfortable bedroom ~ good storage ~ and a shared bathroom with o … (read more)
My mother has lived at Heritage Pointe since 2008. She transitioned from independent living to memory care in 2015. She has a small, comfortable bedroom ~ good storage ~ and a shared bathroom with o … (read more)

2020

The Cottages 10

24332 Spartan, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

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 before h … (read more)
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 before h … (read more)

The Cottages 11

24172 Via Luisa, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

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 he … (read more)
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 he … (read more)

The Cottages 7

26722 Pepita, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


Augustin Gardens

24361 Augustin St., Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


2014

La Vida at Mission Viejo

27783 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692

It is a very nice place. So far, so good. If you have to be in a place like that, I guess it’s one of the better ones. They have good staff, and I’m happy with it. My wife is in the memory care buildi … (read more)
It is a very nice place. So far, so good. If you have to be in a place like that, I guess it’s one of the better ones. They have good staff, and I’m happy with it. My wife is in the memory care buildi … (read more)

Park Terrace

21952 Buena Suerte, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

My mother is in Park Terrace. It’s a very good place with good people. They have a great administrator and a great person that’s in charge of memory care. It’s well run and a little bit more reasonabl … (read more)
My mother is in Park Terrace. It’s a very good place with good people. They have a great administrator and a great person that’s in charge of memory care. It’s well run and a little bit more reasonabl … (read more)

2015, 2016

Capistrano Senior Living

31741 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

My mother is at Capistrano Senior Living. The people that has had direct interaction with her have been great. But it’s hard because the residents that are in there have a lot of issues compared to he … (read more)
My mother is at Capistrano Senior Living. The people that has had direct interaction with her have been great. But it’s hard because the residents that are in there have a lot of issues compared to he … (read more)

2016

Atria San Juan

32353 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Atria San Juan is situated near Dana Point and overlooks the San Juan Hills Golf Course. Residents and visitors give the facility high marks for its cleanli … (read more)
Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Atria San Juan is situated near Dana Point and overlooks the San Juan Hills Golf Course. Residents and visitors give the facility high marks for its cleanli … (read more)

Silverado San Juan Capistrano

30311 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

Silverado San Juan Capistrano is the Rolls Royce of facilities. They have outside gardens, pets, and programs. It’s fabulous, and they do it right. The rooms are fabulous and beautiful.
Silverado San Juan Capistrano is the Rolls Royce of facilities. They have outside gardens, pets, and programs. It’s fabulous, and they do it right. The rooms are fabulous and beautiful.

Belmont Village Aliso Viejo

300 Freedom Lane, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656


New Home Senior Care

25032 Woolwich St., Laguna Hills, CA, 92653


Serra Sol Memory Care

31451 Avenida Los Cerritos, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675


Pleasant Home at Laguna Niguel

24855 Crown Royale, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677


Sacred Heart Senior Care

25602 Willow Bend, Lake Forest, CA, 92630


Aegis of Laguna Niguel

32170 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

Aegis of Laguna Niguel is nestled between Salt Corridor Regional Park and Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas in Laguna Niguel, California, just 2 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Residents and their families pr … (read more)
Aegis of Laguna Niguel is nestled between Salt Corridor Regional Park and Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas in Laguna Niguel, California, just 2 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Residents and their families pr … (read more)

Crestavilla

30111 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677


Sunset Homes

30741 Paseo Del Niguel, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Mission Viejo

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Mission Viejo

The Department of Social Services runs the Senior Care Licensing section which licenses and regulates memory care communities in Mission Viejo and throughout the state of California. The department monitors memory care communities and ensures they are complying with regulations by conducting regular scheduled and surprise inspections. Communities that don’t comply with regulations may have their licenses revoked. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Mission Viejo

  • Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo provides a range of medical services to meet the needs of seniors living in the city. Some of the specialty services include a cancer institute, a heart and vascular institute and a spine care unit. There are a number of additional hospitals just a short drive away in the Los Angeles area. 
  • The rate of violent and property crime in Mission Viejo is much lower than in the average American city. Seniors should be safe living in any neighborhood in this city. However, if there is still a concern about the possibility of crime then living in a long-term care facility may be a good option. Memory care communities in the city have 24/7 security systems, video surveillance and monitored entrances.
  • Mission Viejo has a mild and dry climate. The city enjoys an annual average of 283 days of sunshine, which is much higher than the US average of 205 sunny days. It does not experience snow and has low rainfall of around 14 inches per year. The city is rated as one of the most comfortable places to live in California in regard to climate. 
  • There are more physicians per capita in Mission Viejo than the US average. Data shows that there are 249 physicians per 100,000 people in the city while the US average is 210 per 100,000 people. 
  • The health cost index for Mission Viejo is 89. This means that the cost of healthcare is lower in the city than the national average. However, the cost of living in Mission Viejo is 170.8 which means that it is far more expensive to live there than to live in most other US cities. Seniors living in memory care communities are fortunate to have fixed monthly costs, making it easier for them to work out a budget. 

Paying for Memory Care in Mission Viejo

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average cost of memory care in Mission Viejo is $6,563 per month, which is identical to the California state average. It is significantly more expensive than the national median of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Mission Viejo has exactly the same cost of care as the state average of $6,563. The most affordable city for memory care in California is Visalia at $4,313 per month. Other affordable options include Stockton and Bakersfield at $4,561 and $4,688 respectively. At the other end of the cost scale is Santa Rosa, which at $8,810 costs over $2,000 more per month than Mission Viejo. 

$6563

Mission Viejo

$6563

California

$5625

The United States

$4313

Visalia

$4561

Stockton

$4688

Bakersfield

$8810

Santa Rosa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care provides care for seniors during the working week and is the cheapest option at around $1,652. The next most affordable option is assisted living at a monthly average cost of $5,250. Both home care and home health care have a typical monthly fee of $5,911. The most expensive care option is nursing home care at $9,125 per month for a semiprivate room.

$1652

Adult day care:

$5250

Assisted living

$5911

Home Care

$5911

Home health care

$9125

Nursing home care (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Mission Viejo was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Mission Viejo

In Mission Viejo, 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 Mission Viejo

Seniors and their caregivers have access to a range of resources and organizations to support them and guide them after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. These organizations can help them to find the services they need and learn more about memory loss.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association of Orange County is part of a national organization that supports seniors with memory loss disorders and advocates on their behalf. Services provided by the organization include support groups, educational lectures and community partnerships with memory care communities. In addition, the organization runs a 24/7 helpline to provide support and information to seniors and their loved ones.

(949) 955-9000

Alzheimer's Orange County is a non-profit organization that aims to support seniors and their caregivers. It offers family care consultations to help families make the best care choices for their specific situation. It hosts support groups, educational lectures and early memory loss intervention programs.

(310) 319-4371

The UCLA Dementia and Alzheimer's Care Program offers a free memory assessment for seniors aged 65 and over who feel that they may be showing signs of memory loss. In addition, the department offers Time Out sessions where seniors and students spend 60 minutes partaking in conversation or mental activities and the I-CareD program which teaches caregivers how to handle the changes brought about by memory loss.

(844) 435-7259

Alzheimer's Los Angeles is a non-profit organization. It provides free care and support to seniors and their family members in the greater Los Angeles area, which includes Mission Viejo. It hosts fundraisers to help fund Alzheimer's research. The organization runs memory loss conferences to educate caregivers and family members. Additionally, it runs regular support and therapy groups. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo 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