3 Memory Care Facilities in Monterey, CA
The average cost of memory care in Monterey is $5,168 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Salinas with an average starting cost of $4,617.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Monterey
Eighteen percent of the 28,639 residents in Monterey, California, are 65 years of age or older. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, these 5,155 people have a one in six risk of developing dementia and a one in eight risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. To serve the growing population affected by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, there are three memory care facilities in Monterey and one nearby in Salinas.
In California, memory care services are provided by residential care facilities (RCFs), a type of housing arrangement licensed by the Department of Social Services. These facilities can support individuals with mild dementia if the resident organizes specialized care that the facility cannot provide.
- Monterey has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Palo Alto.
- Income from retirement accounts and pensions are fully taxed in California, although Social Security benefits are exempt. This is important for seniors and their loved ones to consider when making financial plans.
- The overall cost of living in Monterey is double the national average, and housing in this city is over four times as expensive as the rest of the US on average. This makes it difficult for families to put aside money for memory care.
- Monterey has relatively high crime rates, so it is a good idea to ask your chosen memory care provider about the security features they have in place. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 representing low crime, Monterey's violent crime rate is 44.3 and the property crime rate is 52.3. This is compared to the respective national medians of 31.1 and 38.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Monterey
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Memory Care costs in Monterey start around $5,168 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Monterey 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 Monterey
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 Monterey
Monterey and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Monterey, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monterey
Monterey-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.