17 Memory Care Facilities near Palo Alto, CA
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Palo Alto area, with 2 in Palo Alto and 15 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Palo Alto is $9,980 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Menlo Park with an average starting cost of $6,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 22 reviews below for memory care facilities in Palo Alto. Better rated regions include Menlo Park with an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Palo Alto, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Palo Alto
Palo Alto is one of the thriving Silicon Valley communities on California's San Jose Peninsula. Home to 67,000 people, 18.5 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over, Palo Alto and its surrounding communities have 114 memory care facilities, which are home to adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Seniors who need long-term residential care in memory care facilities get full-time supervision and help following their doctors' treatment plans. All California residential care properties are licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
- The weather in Palo Alto is generally pleasant and mild, similar to other Silicon Valley communities that surround it. Summers can get dry and dusty, with occasional smoke from grass fires in the surrounding hills. August highs average 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while mild winters bring average lows of 38 degrees. Winter and spring are the rainy season in Palo Alto when 16 inches of rainfall raise pollen and mold to levels that bother asthma and allergy-prone seniors.
- Palo Alto's cost of living is exceptionally high in most areas. Overall, the area is over 600 percent more expensive than the national median, though this is mostly the high cost of housing, where the median home cost is an impressive 17 times the national median. Healthcare, which is of particular interest to seniors in memory care, is actually six percent less expensive than national rates.
Crime rates in Palo Alto are low, both by national standards and for a built-up urban area in California. Across categories, crime averages less than half the national rate here, with some property crime and nuisances getting reported each year.
- The Palo Alto area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Valley Health Center Sunnyvale and Stanford Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Palo Alto
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Memory Care costs in Palo Alto start around $7,917 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto
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 Palo Alto
Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Palo Alto
Palo Alto-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.