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What to Consider About Memory Care in San Bernardino

In San Bernardino, as well as in the rest of California, memory care facilities are licensed and regulated through the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. This division promotes a high standard of care for all residents through rules related to care planning, security measures, nutrition services and staffing.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in San Bernardino

  • San Bernardino is an affordable option for seniors and families seeking memory care services in Southern California. On a cost of living index based on a national norm of 100, the city rates 109.5. While this indicates that living costs are about 10% higher here than in a typical U.S. city, this score is low compared to the state rating of 149.9. This may result in competitive memory care rates.
  • Social Security benefits are exempt from taxation in California, which may be beneficial for seniors who rely primarily on this form of retirement income. However, all other types of retirement income are fully taxed at some of the highest rates in the nation. Organizations such as the Area Agency on Aging provide annual tax filing assistance to help seniors apply for exemptions and deductions.
  • The air quality in San Bernardino is poor and may pose a hazard to those with heart or breathing conditions. The American Lung Association gives the community the lowest marks possible across its three metrics, including ozone pollution, 24-hour particle pollution and annual particle pollution. Participating in indoor activities may help seniors sensitive to pollution stay safe and comfortable throughout the year.
  • Property and violent crime rates are high in San Bernardino, which may be a consideration for those considering this city for retirement. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 56.9 for violent crime and 60.5 for property crime. This is higher than the national respective scores of 22.7 and 35.4, which may make residential memory care a preferred option for seniors with dementia.
  • Health care costs in San Bernardino are about 17% below national norms, which may be beneficial for those managing chronic conditions, such as dementia. While there are only 135 doctors per capita, 35% below the national norm, there are two hospitals serving the city, including St. Bernardine Medical Center and Community Hospital of San Bernardino.
  • San Bernardino has warm weather throughout the year, with daytime temperatures ranging from 67 to 96 degrees. Residents in memory care facilities typically have thermostats in their rooms, helping them stay comfortable year-round.

Paying for Memory Care in San Bernardino

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

On average, seniors in San Bernardino pay $6,563 monthly for memory care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care facilities in San Bernardino charge $6,563 per month for care, which is equal to the California norm but hundreds of dollars over the national rate of $5,625. Even so, San Bernardino is a budget-friendly alternative to many cities in Southern California, including San Diego, where rates come in at $6,844, and Oxnard, where care costs exceed San Bernardino’s average by $625. In El Centro, rates are higher than in San Bernardino at $7,688, but in Riverside, rates are lower at $5,000.

San Bernardino

$6,563

California

$6,563

The United States

$5,625

Oxnard

$7,188

San Diego

$6,844

El Centro

$7,688

Riverside

$5,000

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care residents in San Bernardino pay $6,563 per month for services. The only local long-term care option that is more expensive is nursing home care, which starts at $9,125 for semiprivate accommodations. Seniors who live in their own homes pay $5,911 for in-home care and home health care, and assisted living residents pay $650 less per month than those living in memory care units. Adult day health care is the most economical option at $1,652 per month.  

Memory Care

$6,563

In-Home Care

$5,911

Home Health Care

$5,911

Adult Day Health Care

$1,652

Assisted Living Facility

$5,250

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,125

Note: Data for San Bernardino was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Bernardino

In San Bernardino 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, visit our Memory Care in California page.

More ways to pay for memory care in CA

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in San Bernardino

In San Bernardino, seniors and families find information and support from numerous nonprofit agencies and programs, such as the Area Agency on Aging, the long-term care ombudsman and the Alzheimer’s Association. Through these resources, residents can get one-on-one help with finding the best long-term care solutions, identify ways to pay for care and connect with local support groups.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter(909) 406-5376The Alzheimer’s Association has a Community Resource Finder seniors and families can use to find dementia-specific day programs, transportation services, health care providers and clinical studies. It also has a helpline that’s available 24/7 to help seniors and families assess treatment and long-term care options following a dementia diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles(844) 435-7259Alzheimer’s Los Angeles serves seniors and families in the entire metro area, including in San Bernardino. Through this nonprofit organization, individuals can attend free educational workshops and early-stage engagement activities. The organization also hosts the annual Making Memories Festival, which features local food vendors, musicians and informative exhibits.
County of San Bernardino Aging & Adult Services(909) 891-3900The county’s Aging and Adult Services Department acts as a public guardian for seniors with dementia who have no one to make financial and health-related decisions on their behalf. The department also has information specialists who can help seniors and families connect with support groups, clinical studies and informational resources.
Inland Counties Legal Services(888) 245-4257Inland Counties Legal Services can help seniors and families navigate legal issues related to dementia, including assigning powers of attorney, advance planning and using financial resources to pay for memory care. The organization can also help seniors apply for public benefits that may help them pay for memory care.
ADRC of San Bernardino County(833) 372-2372The ADRC of San Bernardino County has trained advisors who listen to seniors’ needs and make recommendations for local resources that can help, including durable medical equipment loan programs, prescription drug assistance and legal and financial planning. It can also screen individuals for eligibility for veterans’ and public benefits.
Veterans Affairs(909) 382-3290The county’s Veterans Affairs office screens veterans to determine whether they qualify for veterans’ home placement, which may be an economical alternative to private memory care services. The office can also help qualified individuals file applications for VA benefits, such as Aid and Attendance.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Bernardino

San Bernardino 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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John10

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Villas at San Bernardino

My wife is currently at the Villas at San Bernardino. She's in the memory care unit. They do both assisted and memory care. They're very clean. The food smells good. The only thing that they're...

Provider response

Hello John, We are truly grateful for your feedback and for sharing your experience. It warms our hearts to hear that you and your wife are having a positive experience at The Villas at San...

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Jpgronek

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Villas at San Bernardino

The rooms at the Villas are very nice. The food is Five Star quality every day. The staff treats the residents like family, and truly care about them.

Provider response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your experience with the Villas has been so positive. It's fantastic to know that the...

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Melissa

I visited this facility

Review of Villas at San Bernardino

It was a very clean place. They do activities with the memory care residents, and they showed us all the programs that they do for the day. There are security doors, but they don't lock them in....

Provider response

Dear Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to visit our memory care community and for sharing your impressions with us. We are pleased to hear that you found our community to be clean and...

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