5 Memory Care Facilities near Novato, CA
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Novato area, with 3 in Novato and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Novato is $7,930 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Petaluma with an average starting cost of $5,021.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Novato. Better rated regions include Petaluma with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Novato, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Novato
Novato is a California city of 56,000 people in the northern San Francisco Bay Area Wine Country. Nearly 19 percent of Novato's permanent residents are seniors age 65 and over, nearly a thousand of whom have Alzheimer's disease. Together with seniors who have Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease or some other form of dementia, these aging citizens often live in memory care facilities, where trained staff can take care of their daily needs.
Memory care is a form of long-term residential supervision and treatment for seniors with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, that is regulated in California by the state Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program. There are three licensed memory care facilities in Novato.
- Novato's location in the northern Bay Area gives it very stable temperatures and an easygoing summer season. August highs here average 82 degrees Fahrenheit, which is congenial for seniors who might be sensitive to heat. December lows average 38 degrees, which can be problematic for seniors with COPD or other respiratory issues. Novato gets a healthy 26.5 inches of rain a year, zero snow and frequent mist from the Bay Area fog that rolls over the Coastal Range.
- The cost of living in Novato is 52 percent higher than elsewhere in the United States. Apart from the generally high costs for housing, transportation and utilities, Novato's seniors can also expect to pay roughly 20 percent more for health care here than the national average.
- Novato's crime rates are less than half the national average. Property crime rates are generally low, and violent crime is especially rare here. Seniors in memory care facilities are generally safer still, but outdoor activities are likely to be very safe in this part of Marin County.
- The Novato area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Novato Community Hospital and Marin General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Novato
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Novato start around $8,191 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Novato 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 Novato
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 Novato
Novato 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 Novato, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Novato
Novato-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.