9 Memory Care Facilities near Oceanside, CA
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Oceanside area, with 7 in Oceanside and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Oceanside is $4,916 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Carlsbad with an average starting cost of $4,663.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Oceanside. On average, consumers rate memory care in Oceanside 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Carlsbad with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Oceanside, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Oceanside
Oceanside is a city on the southern coast of California with a population of about 176,000, including a senior population of 14.3 percent. This area has 16 memory care facilities for seniors with cognitive conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Four of these facilities are in Oceanside, and the other 12 are in nearby cities like Vista. Memory care facilities are regulated by the Department of Social Services in California, which classifies them as assisted living facilities.
- Oceanside has a climate that senior citizens will find highly favorable, like most of southern California. Its rating on the Sperling Comfort Index is 77, compared to the U.S. average of 54. This index is based on a scale of one to 100, with higher numbers indicating a more comfortable climate. The primary factors for determining a location’s Sperling rating include the average number of days with temperatures in the 70s and the average humidity for that location.
- The cost of living in Oceanside is typical for southern California, meaning it’s much higher than many other parts of the country. The overall cost of living in this city is about 60 percent above the national average, and housing is particularly expensive at 2.86 times the average for the U.S. Transportation is also expensive at 21 percent above average, but health care is 15 percent below average. Developing a budget for someone in memory care in Oceanside should take the higher cost of living into account.
- Oceanside’s crime rate isn’t a cause for special concern for memory care residents. The rate of violent crime is 32.7 compared to the national average of 31.1, as measured on a relative scale of one to 100 with a higher score indicating a higher crime rate. The rate of property crime in Oceanside is 34.6, lower than the national average of 38.1.
- The air quality in Oceanside is comparable to the overall air quality in the U.S., so senior citizens with respiratory conditions should be comfortable when going outside most days. Oceanside has a rating of 61 on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), compared to the national average of 58. The NATA measures the risk of respiratory disease and cancer on a scale of one to 100, with a higher number indicating greater risk.
Paying for Memory Care in Oceanside
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Oceanside start around $4,916 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oceanside 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 Oceanside
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 Oceanside
Oceanside 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 Oceanside, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oceanside
Oceanside-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 Oceanside, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Oceanside
Review of Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
I went to Merrill Gardens at Oceanside. I think the people were very nice, but the rooms were very small. The one that I went to see was too small, you have to walk down the hall to get to the bath... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside
I went to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside. It's a new facility, so everything is in good condition, but they of course charge more; the price is more. The room with the adjoining bathroom was very... Read more
Review of Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
I am disappointed and angered over how a close family member was treated by the director of the Merrill Gardens Memory Care facility. I am extremely close with my half-sisters, and when their fathe... Read more