87 Memory Care Facilities in Orange County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Orange County is $4,862 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Riverside County with an average starting cost of $4,171.
To help you with your search, browse the 125 reviews below for memory care facilities in Orange County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Orange County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Riverside County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 50 families in Orange County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Orange County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Orange County
Orange County, CA, is near the southern edge of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan zone. Home to over 3.2 million people, more than 14 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over, Orange County has 84 memory care facilities to house and care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Memory care facilities provide a safe, comfortable residential care environment, where seniors with dementia get full-time supervision, help following their doctors' treatment plan and assistance with activities of daily living.
In California, all memory care facilities are grouped with assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as long-term residential care homes, and all must be licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
- Orange County's climate is generally warm and dry, though winter does bring occasional showers from offshore. Summer highs here average 87 degrees, while winter lows average 49. Orange County gets 13.4 inches of rain in a typical year, which encourages trees and flowers in the surrounding hills and raises pollen counts that can irritate the allergies of seniors with asthma.
- The cost of living in Orange County is nearly double the national average across all categories of expenses. Despite the relatively high cost of real estate here, other expenses are much lower. Healthcare in Orange County, for example, costs just 89 percent of what it does nationwide.
Crime in Orange County is slightly below the national average for most locations in America. Anaheim, one of the largest cities in the county, has a property crime rate that is about 5 percent below the national median, and incidents of violent crime are relatively uncommon. Crime rates in the less built-up areas of the county are somewhat lower still.
- The Orange County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as St. Joseph Hospital and Los Alamitos Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Orange County
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Memory Care costs in Orange County start around $4,863 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange County
Orange 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 Orange County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Orange County
Orange 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Orange County
Review of Orlando Lutheran Towers
Orlando Lutheran Towers is the absolute worst nursing home facility that I know. The management at “The Commons” are terrible. After numerous complaints that went unattended regarding my mother’s d... Read more
Review of Irvine Cottages 10
Initially, I was anxious about my husband's placement in a board and care because he had spent 9 days of inpatient hospitalization with a serious medical issue, then a week in a rehab unit befor... Read more
Review of Brookdale Garden Grove
I selected Brookdale Garden Grove for my husband, and he moved there. It seems OK. I suggested a few changes to the administration, and they seem to be caring, and trying to do a good job. They hav... Read more