24 Memory Care Facilities near San Diego, CA
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the San Diego area, with 15 in San Diego and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in San Diego is $5,369 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,875. Cheaper nearby regions include Coronado with an average starting cost of $4,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 63 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Diego. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Diego 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chula Vista with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in San Diego find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in San Diego, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in San Diego, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in San Diego
A vibrant culture, beautiful views and a moderate year-round climate draw many retired seniors to the San Diego Area. In fact, 11.8 percent of the city's nearly 1.5 million residents are over the age of 65, many of whom require memory care for Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. There are a total of 14 memory care facilities, or Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), in San Diego and an additional 20 located in nearby cities such as Chula Vista, Lemon Grove and Santee. Many of these facilities also offer assisted living services to the elderly, as the regulations in place throughout California are similar for both levels of care.
- With an overall cost of living that's more than 75 percent higher than the national average, some seniors and their families may find San Diego too expensive, especially those with a limited budget for memory care.
- The San Diego area is home to world-class healthcare facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Scripps Mercy Hospital and Kindred Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- San Diego ranks sixth on the American Lung Association's list of the most polluted cities in the U.S. when it comes to ozone pollution. These high pollution levels can pose health risks to those who are over the age of 65, particularly if they have a respiratory or cardiovascular condition.
- San Diego is considerably safer than other major cities in California. Both property crime and violent crime rates are below state averages and San Diego is safer than 25 percent of U.S. cities. Even so, it's a good idea to discuss safety measures with memory care facilities to ensure they have measures in place to keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in San Diego
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in San Diego start around $5,378 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Diego 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 San Diego
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 San Diego
San Diego 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 San Diego, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Diego
San Diego-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Diego
Review of Sunrise of Sabre Springs
We toured Sunrise of Sabre Springs. We didn't tour anything but the room that my loved one would be staying in because of coronavirus. It was a small, but nice room connected to another room with a... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Pacific Beach
Staff in general is good, but the current Executive Director is horrible. As financial POA I would expect an answer when I email him. They are sending financial documents to another family member i... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Pacific Beach
The staff are really excellent - kind, well-trained. Management keeps a good eye on how residents are treated. There are lots of activities, for all levels of ability, and the staff work hard to ... Read more