9 Memory Care Facilities in Monterey County, CA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Monterey County, CA

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Caring Star 2022

The Park Lane

Provides: Memory Care
200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
"I visited The Park Lane with my mother for my grandmother. We toured memory care as she has Alzheimer’s. We were pleased to see table cloths and cloth napkins in the dining room. There are large..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise of Monterey

Provides: Memory Care
1110 Cass St., Monterey, CA 93940
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More
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Vista Harden Ranch

Provides: Memory Care
290 Regency Circle, Salinas, CA 93906
"I went to Vista Harden Ranch. It was extremely clean, very inviting, and the rooms were very nice. The yard was great for walking. They were doing a cooking class with the elderly. There wasn't..." More

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Ivy Park at Salinas

Provides: Memory Care
1320 Padre Drive, Salinas, CA 93901
"My dad moved into Ivy Park at Salinas. It started a little rough. He had to be hospitalized for four days because his blood pressure dropped. But since we've been back, he's adjusting well. He's..." More

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Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Mem...

Provides: Memory Care
1335 Byron Dr, Salinas, CA 93901
"Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care was just spectacular and luxurious. The location is a beautiful, serene neighborhood. There's a school and a park. It just was ideal. If you have..." More

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Cottages of Carmel

Provides: Memory Care
26245 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923
"Luxury Senior Living in Carmel Valley The Cottages of Carmel located in the heart of Carmel, California is a luxury boutique retirement community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care on a..." More

Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Provides: Memory Care
200 Iris Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940

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Carmelo Park

Provides: Memory Care
966 Carmelo Street, Monterey, CA 93940
"Carmelo Park is a smaller community, so they have an easier time providing one-on-one care with the residents who live there. They are activity-centered. I got to meet their activity coordinator..." More

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GoodLife Assisted Living Home

Provides: Memory Care
2035 Baldwin Ct., Seaside, CA 93955
"We strive to provide professional and loving care within a comfortable home environment. Specifically, we cater to those who suffer from memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Monterey County

    In 2017, Monterey County's estimated population was 437,907, up from 415,057 in the 2010 Census. Over 13 percent of residents were 65 or older, and of these, 9.7 percent had Alzheimer's. As the disease progresses, affected seniors often require more intensive care than families can provide in the home. As an alternative, Monterey County's five memory care facilities offer long-term care that is specifically designed to meet the changing needs of seniors with dementia. 

    The state of California licenses all facilities providing memory care in Monterey County as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), and requires them to meet special requirements for security and staff training.

    • Memory care facilities in Monterey County may provide secure outdoor areas for their residents to use when the weather is fair, which is often. The county's climate is typically sunny and dry, with mild winters and hot summers. On average, the county receives 205 days of sunshine and only 28 days with precipitation each year. It has average winters lows of 35 degrees, and average summer highs of 95 degrees. 
    • While the high price of housing in Monterey County drives the area's overall cost of living up to 59 percent above the national average, not everything is so expensive, especially in categories that may matter most to seniors. Healthcare costs in Monterey County, for example, are about 5 percent lower than the U.S. median.
    • Monterey County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in palliative care for dementia such as Salinas Valley Medical Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Seniors in memory care facilities often spend most of their time indoors, but they may also venture outside, where the air they breathe can impact their health. Monterey County gets a mixed report card for air quality, but the area's short-term particle pollution alone is high enough that it may put seniors' health at risk. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Monterey County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $6,854.00 Santa Clara County
    $6,108.00 Santa Cruz County
    $5,316.00 Monterey County
    $5,232.00 Kings County
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,426.00 San Luis Obispo County
    $3,915.00 Stanislaus County
    $3,071.00 Merced County

    Memory Care costs in Monterey County start around $5,316 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Monterey County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monterey County

    Monterey 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 Monterey County

    • Review of Ivy Park at Salinas

      My dad moved into Ivy Park at Salinas. It started a little rough. He had to be hospitalized for four days because his blood pressure dropped. But since we've been back, he's adjusting well. He's go... Read more

      Julie
    • Review of Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care

      Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care was just spectacular and luxurious. The location is a beautiful, serene neighborhood. There's a school and a park. It just was ideal. If you have t... Read more

      KD
    • Review of Vista Harden Ranch

      I went to Vista Harden Ranch. It was extremely clean, very inviting, and the rooms were very nice. The yard was great for walking. They were doing a cooking class with the elderly. There wasn't any... Read more

      Kathy
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