3 Memory Care Facilities in Monterey, CA

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Sunrise of Monterey

Provides: Memory Care
1110 Cass St., Monterey, CA 93940
"Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our..." More


The Park Lane

Provides: Memory Care
200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
"At The Park Lane, your days belong entirely to you. Spend time exploring the many Monterey Peninsula attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, the scenic Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel..." More


Carmelo Park

Provides: Memory Care
966 Carmelo Street, Monterey, CA 93940
" Welcome to Carmelo Park Assisted Living Our home is the perfect size to provide both peaceful privacy and a lively social environment for our residents. Our Care Team boasts many years of..." More

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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

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$6,526.00 Sunnyvale
$6,517.00 San Jose
$5,912.00 Morgan Hill
$5,823.00 Santa Cruz
$5,168.00 Monterey
$4,778.00 US
$4,647.00 Santa Clara
$4,617.00 Salinas

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. Financial Assistance in California Financial Assistance in 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 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.

Memory Care Facilities in Monterey

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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.

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