19 Memory Care Facilities near Oakland, CA
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Oakland area, with 9 in Oakland and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Oakland is $5,655 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Alameda with an average starting cost of $5,595.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Oakland. On average, consumers rate memory care in Oakland 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Berkeley with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Oakland, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Oakland
Oakland is located on the east side of San Francisco Bay and is a culturally diverse city known for its waterfront views and the plentiful large oak trees that line many of its streets. More than 12 percent of Oakland's 425,000 residents are over the age of 65, and although many are able to continue living independently, some require specialized residential care for dementia disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and Huntington's Disease. Throughout California, there are an estimated 650,000 seniors who are over 65 years old living with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. This need is met in Oakland by the area's 41 memory care facilities, eight of which are located directly in Oakland with the remaining 33 nearby in cities that include San Francisco and Berkeley. In California, memory care and assisted living are often provided in the same communities, referred to officially as residential care facilities throughout the state, as provisions and regulations for both levels of care are similar.
Extremely high crime rates may cause seniors and their loved ones to feel insecure about residing in Oakland. Each year, an average of 544 crimes occur per square mile, which is five times higher than the state average of 89 crimes per square mile. Residents of Oakland have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime and a 1 in 69 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime. By comparison, the average California resident has only a 1 in 39 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime and a 1 in 225 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime.
- Seniors who are on a limited budget may find it expensive living in California. All retirement income is fully taxed at the state level, which is among the highest in the country.
- According to the American Lung Association, the air in Oakland is among the worst in the country. Seniors who have a respiratory illness or experience breathing difficulties may find their condition worsens as a result of the air quality in the Oakland area.
- The Oakland area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia disorders such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Oakland
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in California
Memory Care costs in Oakland start around $5,655 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 Oakland 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 Oakland
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 Oakland
Oakland 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 Oakland, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oakland
Oakland-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.
Other Options in Oakland, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Oakland
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights
The staff has been excellent in working with a group of us to get our friend happily established in Memory Care. Everyone has been friendly, professional and eager to meet our needs. Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights
They made surface level renovations so the facility looks way too fancy for the actual people living there, very odd decorating choices. Then they jacked up the costs and did away with all the acti... Read more
Review of Dimond Care
I really liked the layout of Dimond Care and everything that they had to claim for it. Unfortunately it's out of our price range. The staff was really good, he's one of the owners. The room was ver... Read more