75 Memory Care Facilities in San Diego County, CA
The average cost of memory care in San Diego County is $5,182 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 137 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Diego County. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Diego County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 43 families in San Diego County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in San Diego County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in San Diego County
San Diego County is a large patch of coastal California that's home to 3.3 million people, 13.6 percent of them age 65 and over, with 73 memory care facilities to supervise seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Patients in these facilities get full-time supervision and care from trained staff as well as help following their doctors' daily treatment plans. Residential care facilities in California are inspected and regulated at the state level by the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
- San Diego County is famous for having idyllic weather all year. Summertime highs average just 76 degrees, while winters only drop down to 48. Cool offshore breezes tend to keep the heat under control in July and August, while warm ocean currents do a similar job in December and January. The San Diego area gets only 10.4 inches of rain a year.
- The cost of living in San Diego County is 72 percent higher than the average cost nationwide. This is actually a very reasonable price for an urban area in California, where the average cost of living statewide is 69 percent above the national rate. Housing is the major cost, with median home values approaching $600,000, but other expenses can be much easier to manage. Healthcare, for example, is 15 percent less expensive in San Diego than the national norm.
While the overall rate of crime in San Diego is slightly lower than the national average, most individual categories track very closely to the national median. Violent crime is slightly less common in San Diego County than across the U.S., though theft is somewhat above average here.
- The San Diego area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Paradise Valley Hospital and Kindred Hospital San Diego, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in San Diego County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in San Diego County start around $5,218 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Diego County 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 County
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 County
San Diego County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Diego County
San Diego County-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 County
Review of The Meridian at Lake San Marcos
My aunt moved into The Meridian 3 years into their independent living. From the moment she moved in, everything was amazing! Great food, friendly staff, amazing activities, and a beautiful Lake Vi... Read more
Review of Paradise Village
My husband was at Parkview at Paradise Village. I had problems with them. I told them when he went in that he was a fall risk and yet, he fell numerous times. They didn't even have alarms on the be... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Escondido
So very pleased with the community and staff. Jackie, Amy and Carline go above and beyond and we dont know what we would have done without them. It is a scary situation when you have to find a memo... Read more