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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Palm Desert, CA for 2024

In Palm Desert, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the percentage of deaths related to Alzheimer's is trending downward. In 2016, about 9.8% of deaths in the region were linked to this disease, and in 2020, Alzheimer's accounted for less than 9.4% of fatalities. While the total number of deaths went up by 33% between 2016 and 2020, the number of Alzheimer's-related deaths went up by only 27%. This disease primarily impacts those aged 65 and over, a group that accounts for 36% of Palm Desert's 51,000 residents.

Palm Desert meets the needs of seniors with Alzheimer's through numerous memory care communities. These residential dementia care facilities support residents through individualized care plans and evidence-based, therapeutic social and recreational activities. Three dementia-friendly meals prepared with fresh ingredients are provided daily, and residents have access to secure indoor and outdoor common areas. This guide for memory care in Palm Desert includes information about monthly costs, options that may be available to those who need help paying for care and local resources that provide emotional support and practical assistance.

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Palm Desert

 

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Palm Desert start around $7,595 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Cities in California

Palm Desert

$7,595

Rancho Mirage

$6,446

US

$5,694

La Quinta

$5,230

Palm Springs

$4,625

Indio

$4,500

Hemet

$3,865

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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jayweez

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Atria Hacienda

Check the rooms for size needs and cost and location. Different prices and more socializing opportunities on lower floor. The staff is more visible on the main floor. Staff is responsive to...

Provider response

Hello, Thank you for sharing your family's experience. Your compliments are a highlight for our team. Thank you for choosing Atria.

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EricM

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Atria Hacienda

Thank you to the staff of Atria Hacienda....its been a challenging few weeks moving my mother to memory care at her request. The staff has been nothing short of amazing with patience and caring......

Provider response

Eric, We are honored to serve your mother and your family. And your thanks means the world to our team. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for choosing Atria.

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Marcie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

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...

Provider response

Marcie, We are so thrilled to welcome your mother-in-law and your family to Atria Hacienda. Thank you for sharing your family's experience and kind words. Know that your feedback means the world to...

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Memory Care Facilities near Palm Desert, CA

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