Sacramento is the capital city of California and is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation. It has a growing population of over 520,000 residents and a senior community that accounts for over 13% of people. While this is small compared to the senior population in the typical U.S. city, this demographic has seen tremendous growth in recent decades. By 2040, it’s expected to be triple what it was in 2000. Unfortunately, higher rates of Alzheimer’s tend to accompany growing senior populations. According to the CDC, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in the Sacramento region increased by 64% between 2014 and 2018, versus an increase of 11% in the overall rate. 

For older adults with dementia, Memory Care is a practical solution that provides around-the-clock monitoring and compassionate care from highly trained caregivers. This guide provides in-depth information on local senior care costs, financial assistance options and Memory Care resources for seniors and families.  

Memory Care Facilities in Sacramento, CA

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

1075 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living proudly offers luxurious accommodations. Residents enjoy a large variety of amenities such as restaurant-style dining serving cuisi … (read more)
Located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living proudly offers luxurious accommodations. Residents enjoy a large variety of amenities such as restaurant-style dining serving cuisi … (read more)

2013

Golden Moments Care Home

2651 Armstrong Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Golden Moments Care Home is set on a pristine locale off Fulton Avenue on Armstrong Drive in Sacramento, California. The community is designed to help seniors stay physically and mentally active, enab … (read more)
Golden Moments Care Home is set on a pristine locale off Fulton Avenue on Armstrong Drive in Sacramento, California. The community is designed to help seniors stay physically and mentally active, enab … (read more)

Oakmont of East Sacramento

5301 F St, Sacramento, CA, 95819

My wife moved into Oakmont of East Sacramento. It is very nice, big, new and has a great staff. It’s expensive, but it’s very, very nice. The food is excellent. They have many activities. They have a … (read more)
My wife moved into Oakmont of East Sacramento. It is very nice, big, new and has a great staff. It’s expensive, but it’s very, very nice. The food is excellent. They have many activities. They have a … (read more)

Revere Court of Sacramento

7707 Rush River Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831

Revere Court of Sacramento was good. I spoke with the activities coordinator, and she gave us a tour. It seemed like it was fine. They had a lot of activities for the seniors. It’s all enclosed. There … (read more)
Revere Court of Sacramento was good. I spoke with the activities coordinator, and she gave us a tour. It seemed like it was fine. They had a lot of activities for the seniors. It’s all enclosed. There … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Sacramento

345 Munroe Street, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Sunrise of Sacramento is located East of Sacramento, off Fair Oaks Blvd. near Rio Del Oro. The area is close to shopping centers, a variety of restaurants and Sutter Memorial Hospital. Residents love … (read more)
Sunrise of Sacramento is located East of Sacramento, off Fair Oaks Blvd. near Rio Del Oro. The area is close to shopping centers, a variety of restaurants and Sutter Memorial Hospital. Residents love … (read more)

Comforts of Home – Greenhaven

6936 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831

I really enjoyed visiting my aunt at this care home for several years. The staff was always kind, attentive, and very patient with her. It always smelled really good, and the other residence was alway … (read more)
I really enjoyed visiting my aunt at this care home for several years. The staff was always kind, attentive, and very patient with her. It always smelled really good, and the other residence was alway … (read more)

Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care

7548 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831

We will be moving my mom into Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. We chose it because of its location. Family members are close by in the community. The people were very professional a … (read more)
We will be moving my mom into Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. We chose it because of its location. Family members are close by in the community. The people were very professional a … (read more)

The Village at Heritage Park

2001 Rose Arbor Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95835

My mother will be moving to The Village at Heritage Park. I like that they had a private room with shared bathrooms, which is kind of nice. Most of the places I found either had shared rooms or privat … (read more)
My mother will be moving to The Village at Heritage Park. I like that they had a private room with shared bathrooms, which is kind of nice. Most of the places I found either had shared rooms or privat … (read more)

2015

Regency Place

8190 Arroyo Vista Drive , Sacramento, CA, 95823


River’s Edge

601 Feature Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95825


Ivy Ridge Assisted Living

2030 23rd Street, Sacramento, CA, 95818


Golden Pond

3415 Mayhew Road, Sacramento, CA, 95827


Apple Ridge Assisted Living

3950 Annadale Ln, Sacramento, CA, 96821


Legacy Oaks of Sacramento

1922 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95825


Courtyard Terrace

3408 Alta Arden Expressway, Sacramento, CA, 95825

I had an in-person tour of Courtyard Terrace. The person that gave me the tour was very nice, but I would not recommend it to anybody. The facility was dirty. The rugs and walls were dirty. It was a v … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of Courtyard Terrace. The person that gave me the tour was very nice, but I would not recommend it to anybody. The facility was dirty. The rugs and walls were dirty. It was a v … (read more)

Santa Rita’s Senior Care

8978 Merlot Way, Sacramento, CA, 95829


Sycamore Residential Care Center

4545 Sycamore Ave unit B, Sacramento, CA, 95841


Love and Serenity – CLOSED

57 Farallon Circle, Sacramento, CA, 95831


The Chateau at River’s Edge

641 Feature Dr, Sacramento, CA, 95825

The Chateau at River’s Edge located in Sacramento, California offers a range of living options for residents including assisted or independent living as well as memory care. Visitors routinely praise … (read more)
The Chateau at River’s Edge located in Sacramento, California offers a range of living options for residents including assisted or independent living as well as memory care. Visitors routinely praise … (read more)

Meadows At Country Place

10 Country Place, Sacramento, CA, 95831

I couldn’t be more pleased with how the care for my mom was at The Meadows at Country Place. They’re fantastic, very inviting, and very friendly. They do a lot of extras. There’s a set of candles, flo … (read more)
I couldn’t be more pleased with how the care for my mom was at The Meadows at Country Place. They’re fantastic, very inviting, and very friendly. They do a lot of extras. There’s a set of candles, flo … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Sacramento

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 Sacramento

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, monitors Memory Care facilities in Sacramento, as well as the rest of the state. This agency promotes a high standard of care for residents by conducting background checks on caregivers, completing annual inspections and setting regulations for care requirements.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Sacramento

  • Sacramento has been a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Network since 2019, meaning that its officials have put action plans in place to make the city safe and comfortable for people of all ages. Sacramento has a livability score of 53 for its access to amenities and health care services.  
  • Sacramento’s overall cost of living is about 18% higher than the national average but over 30% lower than the state average, meaning that it may be a financially viable option for those with budgetary considerations. Housing costs are fairly high, so residential dementia care may be an affordable alternative to in-home care.
  • Sacramento gets about 20 inches of annual rainfall and snow is an unusual occurrence, with 63 days out of the year seeing some precipitation, and there are 269 sunny days each year compared to the national average of 205. Summers are warm with high temperatures in the low-90s and winters are mild with lows around 40 degrees. The weather is generally comfortable year-round, providing plenty of time for therapeutic outdoor activities, such as bird-watching and gardening.  
  • Crime is a little more common in Sacramento than in the average U.S. city, which may make residential memory services a safe alternative to living alone for those with dementia. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 35.6 for violent crime and 46.9 for property crime, versus national respective scores of 22.7 and 35.4.
  • Seniors in Sacramento pay state income taxes on all types of retirement income, except for Social Security benefits, at some of the highest rates in the nation. To help older adults and families pay for memory care, the region has financial and legal advisors who help individuals access public benefits and tax breaks.  
  • Sacramento is home to top-ranking hospitals, such as UC Davis Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital. Health care costs are affordable in this region at about 10% lower than the national average, which may benefit those managing chronic conditions such as dementia.  

Paying for Memory Care in Sacramento

In Sacramento, dementia care is provided in assisted living facilities that meet a higher degree of licensing requirements, and it typically costs 20-30% more than standard residential care services. No survey data is available for Memory Care cost data, so we estimate costs by adding 25% to Assisted Living rates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities  

Sacramento seniors pay an estimated $6,531 per month for residential Memory Care services, which is consistent with the state rate of $6,563 but over $900 higher than the national median of $5,625. In the San Luis Obispo area, rates are a little higher at $6,625, and in the Santa Rosa region, seniors pay some of the highest residential dementia care fees in California at $8,810. In Riverside, local Memory Care costs are considerably less than in Sacramento at $5,000. Bakersfield has even more competitive rates at $4,688.  

$6531

Sacramento

$6563

California

$5625

The United States

$6625

San Luis Obispo Area

$4688

Bakersfield

$5000

Riverside

$8810

Santa Rosa Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care  

Memory Care is among the costlier senior care options in Sacramento at $6,531 monthly. Only Nursing Home care, which is for those who need around-the-clock medical care and monitoring, is costlier at $10,646 for shared rooms and $14,129 for private rooms. In-home care, including Home Care and Home Health Care, is a few hundred dollars less than Memory Care at $6,292. Assisted Living costs $5,225 monthly, and Adult Day Health Care is the most cost-effective option for seniors in the city at $1,267.  

$6531

Memory Care

$6292

Home Care

$6292

Home Health Care

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$5225

Assisted Living

$10646

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$14129

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Sacramento

In Sacramento, 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 in 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 Sacramento

The Sacramento region is home to a network of government and nonprofit agencies that serve seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s. This resource table highlights some of the programs and services that help individuals in the area find memory care communities, connect with support groups and engagement activities and navigate legal and financial issues related to dementia.

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(916) 734-5496 

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Sacramento has a team of specialists comprised of geriatricians, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, nurses, social workers and neurologists who administer services to older adults with dementia. Through this nationally recognized center, seniors and families participate in clinical trials and research programs, complete memory assessments and benefit from clinical and educational services. The center also organizes community education programs and provides social work recommendations.

(800) 272-3900 

The Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves seniors and families in Sacramento and surrounding cities through advocacy, educational and social activities and access to dementia-related information. It has a 24/7 helpline staffed with master’s-level clinicians and field experts who provide emotional support and information and referrals for community-based services.

(916) 728-9333 

The Del Toro Caregiver Resource Center is a private nonprofit organization that provides free tools and support for informal caregivers of those with dementia. While most of its services are for those who care for a loved one at home, the center has resources for families seeking long-term residential care for their loved ones, including specialized information on community resources, consultations and case management services, support groups and respite care. It also has legal and financial advisors who help individuals navigate issues related to dementia, such as assigning guardianship and managing assets.

(916) 7486-1876 

The Area Agency on Aging for the Sacramento area provides free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over. It maintains a database of community resources for those with dementia, including financial and legal advisors, long-term care options counseling and public benefits screenings. It also has health insurance options counselors who help older adults understand the Medicare coverage and determine whether a Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan is right for their needs. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sacramento

Sacramento 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