In the southern California city of Riverside, seniors make up about a tenth of the population of 315,000 people. Alzheimer’s disease, which is the third-leading cause of death in California, is becoming a growing threat to public health in this city. The CDC reported that in 2014, Alzheimer’s was linked to 993 deaths in the county. In 2018, that number increased by over 25% to 1,253 deaths. During this time, the total death rate went up by less than 16%. 

Fortunately, the Riverside area has numerous memory care facilities that help meet the needs of those with dementia. These facilities have highly trained caregivers and use dementia-informed recreational programming to engage residents, which may help slow the progression of memory loss. This guide provides more information on memory care in Riverside, including how much care costs, options for paying for services and programs and agencies that help seniors and families make informed decisions regarding long-term care.  

Memory Care Facilities in Riverside, CA

2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

Pacifica Senior Living: Riverside Legacies Memory Care

6280 Clay Street, Riverside, CA, 92509

Pacifica Senior Living: Riverside Legacies Memory Care was my choice for my mother-in-law. My wife wanted to go with another place because it was centrally located to her sister. The director went abo … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living: Riverside Legacies Memory Care was my choice for my mother-in-law. My wife wanted to go with another place because it was centrally located to her sister. The director went abo … (read more)

2016

Citrus Place

7858 California Ave, Riverside, CA, 92504

Welcoming and pleasant, Welbrook Arlington offers studio, one-bedroom and companion suite apartments for those searching for assisted living. Situated in Riverside, California, this facility is home t … (read more)
Welcoming and pleasant, Welbrook Arlington offers studio, one-bedroom and companion suite apartments for those searching for assisted living. Situated in Riverside, California, this facility is home t … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Sunrise at Canyon Crest

5265 Chapala Drive, Riverside, CA, 92507

Located in Riverside, California, Sunrise at Canyon Crest is next to the Canyon Crest Country Club and Golf Course and is only minutes from The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Residents enjoy Sunrise’s man … (read more)
Located in Riverside, California, Sunrise at Canyon Crest is next to the Canyon Crest Country Club and Golf Course and is only minutes from The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Residents enjoy Sunrise’s man … (read more)

The Gardens of Riverside

10849 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA, 92505

My mother is at The Gardens of Riverside. I like it. It’s a nice place. The people that helped us move her in were great and they always call if there are any questions or give me any updates on her c … (read more)
My mother is at The Gardens of Riverside. I like it. It’s a nice place. The people that helped us move her in were great and they always call if there are any questions or give me any updates on her c … (read more)

Westmont Village

17050 Arnold Drive, Riverside, CA, 92518


Raincross at Riverside

5232 Central Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92504

My father has moved into Raincross at Riverside. It is very clean and very warm. They are very attentive to their residents. They have very good hospitality as far as family members coming in. The roo … (read more)
My father has moved into Raincross at Riverside. It is very clean and very warm. They are very attentive to their residents. They have very good hospitality as far as family members coming in. The roo … (read more)

Bianca’s Home Care

12543 Bougainvillea Way, Riverside, CA, 92503

My mom was a resident of Bianca’s Home Care. She had been there for four and a half years. Bianca’s Home Care is great, they’re fantastic, and they’ve done a great job with Mom. We didn’t anticipate M … (read more)
My mom was a resident of Bianca’s Home Care. She had been there for four and a half years. Bianca’s Home Care is great, they’re fantastic, and they’ve done a great job with Mom. We didn’t anticipate M … (read more)

2018, 2020, 2022

Estancia Del Sol

2489 California Avenue, Corona, CA, 92881

Located in Corona, California, Estancia Del Sol is close to Interstate 15, Santana Regional Park and Aspen Medical Group. According to visitors, the staff members are very helpful, and the facility’s … (read more)
Located in Corona, California, Estancia Del Sol is close to Interstate 15, Santana Regional Park and Aspen Medical Group. According to visitors, the staff members are very helpful, and the facility’s … (read more)

Vista Blue Assisted Living & Memory Care

22325 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA, 92313

Vista Blue Assisted Living & Memory Care is an old facility, but it’s not bad. I just saw a couple of rooms, and they were nice and spacious. The staff during the tour was good. I liked her. She w … (read more)
Vista Blue Assisted Living & Memory Care is an old facility, but it’s not bad. I just saw a couple of rooms, and they were nice and spacious. The staff during the tour was good. I liked her. She w … (read more)

2018, 2021

Integrated Care Communities

14345 Nason Street, Moreno Valley, CA, 92555

Integrated Care Communities is located in Moreno Valley, California, just moments from Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park and two major highways. Residents of the facility and their guests enjoy a smal … (read more)
Integrated Care Communities is located in Moreno Valley, California, just moments from Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park and two major highways. Residents of the facility and their guests enjoy a smal … (read more)

Linda Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care

25393 Cole Street, Loma Linda, CA, 92354

Linda Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care is located is just north of VA Loma Linda Healthcare System in Loma Linda, California, near Interstate 10. This facility offers studio, one-bedro … (read more)
Linda Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care is located is just north of VA Loma Linda Healthcare System in Loma Linda, California, near Interstate 10. This facility offers studio, one-bedro … (read more)

Inspirations Home Care

1540 Heartland Way, Corona, CA, 92881


Brookdale Corona

2005 Kellogg Avenue, Corona, CA, 92879

My father has been in Brookdale Corona for a week now. The overall experience is good. His room is kind of small. The place is very clean and well maintained. I’ve dealt with four or five different st … (read more)
My father has been in Brookdale Corona for a week now. The overall experience is good. His room is kind of small. The place is very clean and well maintained. I’ve dealt with four or five different st … (read more)

Gracious Care #2

14598 Stonybrook Ct., Eastvale, CA, 92880

The house is really great, very spacious and clean. The wooden floor is awesome, my grandma was in the facility, she really likes the house, the clean room and the caregivers. They cook really good fo … (read more)
The house is really great, very spacious and clean. The wooden floor is awesome, my grandma was in the facility, she really likes the house, the clean room and the caregivers. They cook really good fo … (read more)

Lotus Villa & Memory Care

9448 Citrus Ave., Fontana, CA, 92335


Golden Village

11555 Richmont Road, Loma Linda, CA, 92354


Eldorado Senior Homecare, Llc

19465 Eldorado Road, Perris, CA, 92570


Home Care Of Loma Linda – CLOSED

25553 Huron Street, Loma Linda, CA, 92354



A Silver Amore Senior Home

12697 Burbank Road, Eastvale, CA, 92880


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Riverside

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Riverside

Memory care facilities in Riverside follow regulations set by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. This agency conducts background checks on prospective and current employees and regular inspections to ensure facilities provide clean, safe environments for residents.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Riverside

  • Riverside is listed on the Dementia Friendly America Network and the AARP Age-Friendly Network, indicating that its officials have taken measures to make the city a safe, comfortable place for older adults, including those with dementia.  
  • While Riverside’s overall cost of living is high compared to the typical U.S. city, it’s affordable compared to California as a whole and may make the city a financially viable option for those with restrictive budgets. Housing costs are affordable relative to the rest of the state, but in all other metrics, the city rates are more expensive. Seniors may be able to avoid expenses such as transportation and utilities by moving to a residential care facility.
  • The crime rate in Riverside is a little higher than in the nation as a whole, which may make memory care a safe alternative to living alone. On a 100-point index, the city’s violent crime rate is 28.7 and the property crime rate is 46.7 compared to the national scores of 22.7 and 35.4. However, crime frequency is trending downward, which may provide peace of mind to families. 
  • Averaging just 11 inches of rain, no snow and five months of comfortable daily temperatures each year, Riverside’s pleasant weather is among its top benefits. August is the hottest month with highs in the mid-90s, and there are a few days when humidity levels are uncomfortable. Memory care facilities help residents stay comfortable during the warmest months by providing indoor activities and individual climate controls in residents’ rooms.
  • On average, health care expenses are about 15% cheaper in Riverside than in the United States as a whole, which may benefit those managing chronic conditions. Residents have access to top-ranking hospitals such as Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and Loma Linda University Medical Hospital in Loma Linda.  
  • California seniors pay state income taxes on all types of retirement income except for Social Security benefits, which may impact how much they can put toward memory care expenses. The Riverside area has several agencies that help older adults apply for public benefits that may help cover care costs. 

Paying for Memory Care in Riverside

Seniors in Riverside obtain residential dementia services in specially licensed assisted living facilities. Memory care cost data isn’t available from any authoritative sources, but on average, this type of care costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services. The following memory care rates are calculated by adding 25% to the assisted living costs in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities   

At $5,000 per month, memory care services in the Riverside area are competitive compared to the rest of the state and nation, where respective fees average $6,563 and $5,625. In Bakersfield, rates are several hundred dollars lower at $4,688. Care is much costlier in Salinas and Santa Rosa, with local facilities charging rates of $7,500 and $8,810, respectively.   

$5000

Riverside

$6563

California

$5625

The United States

$4688

Bakersfield

$7500

Salinas

$8810

Santa Rosa Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care   

Costs vary depending on the type of care required. The most cost-effective option is adult day health care, which provides personal care and medical monitoring for $1,842. Assisted living facilities charge $4,000 per month, and those with special care units charge $5,000 for dementia services. Basic home care and specialized home health care both cost $6,101 per month, and nursing home care is the most expensive option at $7,992 for semiprivate and $8,865 for private accommodations.  

$5000

Memory Care

$6101

Home Care

$6101

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living

$7992

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$8865

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Riverside

In Riverside, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in California page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care - California

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 Riverside

The Riverside region has several local nonprofit organizations and government programs to help older adults and families affected by Alzheimer’s navigate long-term care options, apply for benefits that may cover dementia services and connect with networking opportunities. The following table has resources to help seniors get the level of care they need and families find support and guidance.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(909) 406-5376 

The California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers in-person and virtual support groups for those with Alzheimer’s and their families, as well as early-stage engagement activities such as virtual tours of the Hammer Museum and Coffee and Conversation sessions. The chapter’s Community Resource Finder provides up-to-date contact information for dementia-friendly services in the community, including legal advocates and financial planners. The agency also has a 24-hour free helpline, which Riverside residents can reach at (800) 272-3900 for support and information and referral services.

(951) 351-8800 

The Janet Goeske Center provides over-the-phone help with finding dementia services in the community including respite care, support groups and early-stage engagement activities. Its team of senior advisors can answer questions on subjects such as health insurance coverage, Alzheimer’s diagnosis, estate planning, elder abuse and long-term care options in the community.

(844) 435-7259 

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is a local nonprofit organization that provides information and services to older adults and families in the Greater Los Angeles region, including Riverside. It hosts the annual Making Memories Festival, which showcases local music and food and has informational booths where visitors learn about brain health and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

(951) 321-6513 

The Riverside Medical Clinic hosts the Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group, a monthly meeting that provides individuals with the opportunity to get together, share information and experiences and encourage one another. Meetings address specific topics such as managing symptoms and knowing what to do after a diagnosis. They're conducted in an online format and are free to seniors, spouses, adult family members and close friends.

(877) 932-4100

The Riverside County Office on Aging has information and referral specialists who help individuals in the region find community-based services such as prescription drug assistance, memory screenings and durable medical equipment loans. The office can also provide health insurance options counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, which may help them identify options for paying for memory care. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Riverside

Riverside Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in California