11 Memory Care Facilities near Petaluma, CA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Petaluma area, with 2 in Petaluma and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Petaluma is $6,865 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Sonoma with an average starting cost of $4,197.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Petaluma. On average, consumers rate memory care in Petaluma 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Novato with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Petaluma find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Petaluma, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Petaluma, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Petaluma
Known for its picturesque harbors and scenic views, Petaluma is a small city located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. More than 15 percent of the city's 60,870 residents are over 65 years of age, some of whom require specialized care for Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia. Seniors with dementia and their loved ones can choose from six residential memory care facilities in the Petaluma area, two of which are in the city and another four that are located nearby in places such as Sonoma and Kenwood.
Many of California's memory care facilities share a community with assisted living facilities, as regulations are similar for both levels of care. Throughout the state, communities that provide memory care or assisted living services to the elderly are known as residential care facilities.
- The air quality in the Petaluma area is among the very best in California, according to the American Lung Association. Seniors who have respiratory illnesses or other breathing problems can live comfortably in the area without concern that the air they breathe will affect their condition.
Crime rates in Petaluma are below state averages. Only 18.92 property crimes and 3.3 violent crimes occur per 1,000 residents each year. By comparison, the state averages a total of 25.53 property crimes and 4.45 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Seniors and their loved ones can feel safer living in Petaluma than many comparable cities in the state.
- The Petaluma area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia disorders such as St. Joseph's Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Petaluma's cost of living is more than 90 percent higher than the national average. Seniors with limited income and savings may wish to consider a less expensive part of the state when looking for a memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Petaluma
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Petaluma start around $6,923 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Petaluma 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 Petaluma
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 Petaluma
Petaluma 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 Petaluma, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Petaluma
Petaluma-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 Petaluma, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Petaluma
Review of Sunrise of Petaluma
I went to Sunrise of Petaluma, and they did a good job. The person that gave me the tour wasn't as hard a sell as the other places I've been to. It wasn't like, "You got to sign the contract today.... Read more
Review of MuirWoods Memory Care
My mom is in MuirWoods Memory Care. The community is vibrant, caring, attentive, and flexible. My mom's room is comfortable and able to make it like home. I think they have good quality food. They ... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Petaluma
We moved my mother-in-law in the Sunrise of Petaluma. I had the tour and we moved her in there and had a very bad experience with them so we moved her out again. We don't recommend this facility to... Read more