11 Memory Care Facilities near San Francisco, CA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the San Francisco area, with 8 in San Francisco and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in San Francisco is $5,073 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Alameda with an average starting cost of $4,495.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Francisco. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Francisco 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Oakland with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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8 Memory Care Facilities in San Francisco, CA
3 Memory Care Facilities near San Francisco, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in San Francisco
California is home to nearly 40 million people, and 650,000 are seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. San Francisco is a city of nearly 900,000 people, 14 percent of whom are over 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and there are at least 173 memory care facilities located within the combined city and county limits for those with dementia and other cognitive diseases. These facilities are overseen by the California Department of Health and Human Services, which sometimes refers to them as residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs).
- The weather in San Francisco is relatively stable because the city is surrounded on three sides by water. Summer highs in San Francisco average 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows in winter average 46 degrees. San Francisco can get windy, which can irritate seniors' COPD or other breathing difficulties.
- San Francisco's cost of living is high, compared with both the national average and the rest of California. The city's cost of living is 80 percent higher than the national average, though much of this is from the 230 percent higher cost of housing, which barely affects seniors in memory care. Health care is still 20 percent above the national average, however, and transportation is 34 percent more expensive.
- San Francisco's crime rate is fairly high, relative to the average for the rest of the state. Violent crime is roughly 30 percent higher in San Francisco than in the rest of California, while property crimes like theft and vandalism are more than double the state average. This can be an issue for seniors who travel outside of their facility alone, but memory care patients are always attended by staff, which helps keep them safe.
- The San Francisco area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UCSF Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in San Francisco
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in California
Memory Care costs in San Francisco start around $5,073 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Francisco 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 Francisco
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 Francisco
San Francisco 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 Francisco, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Francisco
San Francisco-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 Francisco
Review of Providence Place
Providence Place is much smaller and intimate than other communities, and it's more folksy. You get this impression that they have experience in dealing with their residents' situations. The manage... Read more
Review of Providence Place
Providence Place felt like home inside and not institutional. I wanted a place where my husband would go and family would feel comfortable visiting him. They have a more structured setting in a way... Read more
Review of Providence Place
At Providence Place, the staff showed me the whole building. They had an activity room and dining room. The room was very cozy and had one person to a room. It was small but felt homey. The person ... Read more