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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA for 2024

There are 21 Memory Care Facilities in the Rancho Santa Margarita area, with 1 in Rancho Santa Margarita and 20 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Rancho Santa Margarita is $5,604 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Laguna Hills with an average starting cost of 4,500.

To help you with your search, browse the 368 reviews below for memory care facilities in Rancho Santa Margarita. On average, consumers rate memory care in Rancho Santa Margarita 4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mission Viejo with an average rating of 4.7 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, call (855) 948-3865.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita is a town of almost 50,000 people, including more than 3,400 seniors over the age of 65. As this population ages, their risk of developing dementia increases. In the state of California alone, an estimated 650,000 seniors 65 and older were living with Alzheimer's disease in 2018, a number that is projected to rise as much as 30 percent by 2025.

Increasingly, memory care facilities in Rancho Santa Margarita and throughout California are stepping up to help families provide for the changing needs of loved ones with dementia. California licenses facilities caring for persons with dementia as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). In all, there are more than 180 RCFE's in or nearby Rancho Santa Margarita that offer memory care services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Rancho Santa Margarita

  • The city's sunshiny climate may help it top a family's list of preferred locations for memory care. In a typical year, Rancho Santa Margarita receives 286 days of sunshine and only 25 inches of rain.
  • Rancho Santa Margarita's cost of living is 51.8 percent more expensive than the national average, which may leave less room left over in family budgets to help seniors with dementia pay for memory care.
  • Air quality affects everyone’s health but is especially important for seniors, who are more vulnerable to the effects of pollution. In Orange County, where Rancho Santa Margarita is located, the air received grades of F for particle pollution and D for ozone. Families may want to ensure that their loved ones' outdoor activity at a memory facility will be reduced on days when there are air quality advisories in effect.
  • Families with seniors in memory care in Rancho Santa Margarita may appreciate knowing the city is safe. With an overall rate of only seven crimes per 1,000 residents, the community of Rancho Santa Margarita is considered safer than 79 percent of American cities. 

Paying for Memory Care in Rancho Santa Margarita

Memory Care costs in Rancho Santa Margarita start around $5,604 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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

Laguna Niguel

$11,200

Aliso Viejo

$9,170

Irvine

$8,097

San Juan Capistrano

$8,022

Mission Viejo

$7,959

US

$5,694

Rancho Santa Margarita

$5,604

Laguna Woods

$5,495

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Rancho Santa Margarita

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 Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita-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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I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Park Terrace

My mother is in Park Terrace. It's a very good place with good people. They have a great administrator and a great person that's in charge of memory care. It's well run and a little bit more...

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Memory Care

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I visited this facility

Review of Park Terrace

Park Terrace is a clean and a well-managed facility. It was better than any other ones I have seen. It's a memory care facility. They have 4 buildings and 10 patients per building with 2 nurses for...

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Memory Care Facilities near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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