9 Memory Care Facilities in San Francisco County, CA
The average cost of memory care in San Francisco County is $7,363 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include San Mateo County with an average starting cost of $6,685.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Francisco County. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Francisco County 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in San Francisco County, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in San Francisco County
San Francisco County is home to 884,000 people, with 15.4 percent of them seniors age 65 and older. It has nine memory care facilities where seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can receive live-in care. These facilities provide a safe, supportive environment for seniors whose dementia requires full-time supervision. Memory care facilities in California are regulated by the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program, which inspects properties statewide.
- San Francisco is surrounded on three sides by open water, which stabilizes the climate year round. Summer highs average 70 degrees in September, while winter lows rarely drop beneath 46 degrees overnight. January is the rainy month in San Francisco, but only 23.5 inches of rain fall here annually. The city is famously prone to heavy fog, which sometimes aggravates the COPD or other respiratory ailments seniors may have, but this usually burns off by midday.
- San Francisco's cost of living is very high, more than three times the national average, and this is a cost that extends through most categories of personal expenses. The median home price is over $1.3 million, while groceries tend to run 10 percent higher than the national average. One bright spot, especially for seniors in memory care, is healthcare, which costs 7 percent less in San Francisco than elsewhere in the country.
Crime is high in San Francisco, relative to the national average in almost all categories. Overall rates of crime are two-thirds higher in San Francisco than the national average, though much of the theft and violent crime happens in a few neighborhoods in the southeast, near the Mission District, leaving the rest of the city relatively safe for seniors.
- The San Francisco area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in San Francisco County
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Memory Care costs in San Francisco County start around $7,363 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco County
San Francisco 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 Francisco County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Francisco County
San Francisco 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 Francisco County
Review of Portola Gardens
Portola Gardens is a gorgeous old historic building in San Francisco. It is in a beautiful area, right by the large beautiful McLaren Park. They have a large backyard, and there were residents that... Read more
Review of Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco
My stepfather is living in Sagebrook Living Center for over a year. He is in the Memory Care Unit and I am so grateful to all the staff for all the care of him. I am in frequent touch with the staf... Read more
Review of Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco
We finally can visit our mom and are impressed by how beautiful and warmth Sagebrook is. Meal time is now being serve in the dining room and the atmosohere is so lively and warmth. We are so comf... Read more