11 Memory Care Facilities near Palm Desert, CA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Palm Desert area, with 2 in Palm Desert and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Palm Desert is $5,547 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Rancho Mirage with an average starting cost of $4,498.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Palm Desert. On average, consumers rate memory care in Palm Desert 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include La Quinta with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Palm Desert, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Palm Desert, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Palm Desert
Palm Desert, California, is a senior-friendly community of 53,000 people set between Palm Springs and Indio, in the Southern California High Desert. An impressive 33 percent of Palm Desert's residents are seniors age 65 and over, and for those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the town's nine memory care facilities make a safe, stimulating home for those living with cognitive impairments.
Residential care facilities for seniors with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, advanced forms of Parkinson's disease and other types of dementia are licensed through the California State Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program, which monitors and reports on conditions at specific properties in Palm Desert and the rest of the state.
Weather in Palm Desert is dry and hot. Summer highs average 108 degrees here, with winter lows averaging 44 in December. Palm Desert gets just five inches of rain in a year, which helps keep allergens low for seniors with asthma.
- Palm Desert can be an affordable place to live. Costs here are one-third higher than the national average rate but lower than the rest of California. Healthcare is especially affordable, at just 84 percent the national cost average.
Crime in Palm Desert is less of a concern overall than it is in the Southern California area. Rates are slightly lower than the national average across categories, though most of this is property crime and petty theft, such as shoplifting, rather than violent crimes that might concern seniors and their families.
- The Palm Desert area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Eisenhower Health and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Palm Desert
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Palm Desert start around $5,347 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert
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 Palm Desert
Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Palm Desert Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Palm Desert
Palm Desert-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 Palm Desert, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Palm Desert
Review of Atria Hacienda
My mother-in-law has moved into Atria Hacienda. We had a virtual tour. We were able to go in the backdoor just really close to the room that she was going to occupy. The room is great. One of the t... Read more
Review of Atria Hacienda
We chose Atria Hacienda for my mom because of price, the personnel, and the location. The staff member I met oversaw a lot of caregivers there, and so I felt comfortable that I would have more eyes... Read more
Review of Legend Gardens
I looked at Legend Gardens. It was an interesting setup and much smaller than the other places, but the rooms were very small. It had a nice setup. It wasn't good for me and my mom. It was like a l... Read more