The population of San Jose, California, located in the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County just south of San Francisco, is 1,013,240 as of the 2020 U.S. Census. Of that population, 13% are over the age of 65. This demographic is more at risk for developing cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. And seniors with these conditions often require specialized residential Memory Care to keep them safe, engaged and comfortable. 

The growing challenge of Memory Care is apparent in the statistics relating to Alzheimer’s deaths compiled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In San Jose, the increase in Alzheimer’s-related deaths between 2014 and 2018 was an astounding 257%. At the same time, the rise in deaths overall for the city was only 7.8%. Underlining this grim statistic is a prediction by the Alzheimer’s Association that cases of Alzheimer’s and related cognitive disorders will more than double by the year 2050. 

Memory care can make a huge difference in the quality of life for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia and for their caretakers. This guide for seniors and their families compiles information and resources about Memory Care in the city of San Jose, as well as the pros and cons of living there and how to pay for Memory Care. 

Memory Care Facilities in San Jose, CA

2013, 2014, 2015

Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA, 95125

My Mom has been a resident of Atria’s memory care unit for several years and has been extremely well cared for. The director is extraordinary. He is communicative, knowledgeable, and courteous. He als … (read more)
My Mom has been a resident of Atria’s memory care unit for several years and has been extremely well cared for. The director is extraordinary. He is communicative, knowledgeable, and courteous. He als … (read more)

Brookdale San Jose

1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA, 95123


2016

Belmont Village San Jose

500 S. Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA, 95128

Belmont Village San Jose is located in the prime Santana Row district of West San Jose, with easy access to a variety of shopping and dining options. Visitors say that activities such as exercise prog … (read more)
Belmont Village San Jose is located in the prime Santana Row district of West San Jose, with easy access to a variety of shopping and dining options. Visitors say that activities such as exercise prog … (read more)


Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA, 95128

Oakmont of San Jose is located in the bustling neighborhood of Fruitdale in San Jose, California, just minutes from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Interstate 280. Residents and visitors praise … (read more)
Oakmont of San Jose is located in the bustling neighborhood of Fruitdale in San Jose, California, just minutes from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Interstate 280. Residents and visitors praise … (read more)

Ivy Park at San Jose

4855 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA, 95135

Ivy Park at San Jose has a good layout. There was decent space, and the upkeep was decent, too. Most importantly, the staff was very friendly and very welcoming. My father seemed to like the place. Th … (read more)
Ivy Park at San Jose has a good layout. There was decent space, and the upkeep was decent, too. Most importantly, the staff was very friendly and very welcoming. My father seemed to like the place. Th … (read more)

Atria Evergreen Valley

4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA, 95135

Atria Evergreen Valley is super clean, and the staff is super helpful. I can see that they have a lot of activities. It’s just an all out nice place. It looks outstanding. I’ve seen the rooms in the m … (read more)
Atria Evergreen Valley is super clean, and the staff is super helpful. I can see that they have a lot of activities. It’s just an all out nice place. It looks outstanding. I’ve seen the rooms in the m … (read more)

Atria Almaden (Now Open)

4610 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, 95118

The memory care at this community is top of the charts. My father has actually done much better since he’s been there. The staff at Atria Almaden memory care is top level and I’m so happy with my choi … (read more)
The memory care at this community is top of the charts. My father has actually done much better since he’s been there. The staff at Atria Almaden memory care is top level and I’m so happy with my choi … (read more)

2All About Seniors

1474 Pompey Drive, San Jose, CA, 95128


Villa Fontana Retirement Community

5555 Prospect Road, San Jose, CA, 95129


Rose Garden Court

960 Vermont Street, San Jose, CA, 95126

I went to see Rose Garden Court in San Jose. The assisted and memory care were all in one facility. It was a family environment and they had a very solid schedule. They had a lot of hygiene routines f … (read more)
I went to see Rose Garden Court in San Jose. The assisted and memory care were all in one facility. It was a family environment and they had a very solid schedule. They had a lot of hygiene routines f … (read more)

Oakmont of Silver Creek Now Open!

3544 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA, 95135

Oakmont of Silver Creek is the Ritz Carlton of residential living homes. I went to both assisted living and the memory care. My aunt doesn’t quite qualify for assisted living. She qualifies more for t … (read more)
Oakmont of Silver Creek is the Ritz Carlton of residential living homes. I went to both assisted living and the memory care. My aunt doesn’t quite qualify for assisted living. She qualifies more for t … (read more)

BonHomie I

1139 Dwyer Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95120




Lincoln Glen Manor

2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95125

Lincoln Glen Manor provides four levels of assisted living to 137 residents near state Route 85 in Santa Clara, California. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s respectful, competent s … (read more)
Lincoln Glen Manor provides four levels of assisted living to 137 residents near state Route 85 in Santa Clara, California. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s respectful, competent s … (read more)

All About Seniors Elder Care

1319 Maria Way, San Jose, CA, 95128


Sonnet Hill Senior Living

429 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95126

My friend will be going into Sonnet Hill Senior Living. When I went to visit it, I was very impressed with the facility being new as well as the philosophy of the place, the training that the aides ha … (read more)
My friend will be going into Sonnet Hill Senior Living. When I went to visit it, I was very impressed with the facility being new as well as the philosophy of the place, the training that the aides ha … (read more)

JNJJ Care Home

673 Jennings Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111


Palm Villas of Campbell

3333 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA, 95008

I toured Palm Villas of Campbell. It was the owner who showed me around. He makes a very competent impression. The rooms are not that nice, but his approach is very good because he has activities for … (read more)
I toured Palm Villas of Campbell. It was the owner who showed me around. He makes a very competent impression. The rooms are not that nice, but his approach is very good because he has activities for … (read more)

OVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in San Jose

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in San Jose

The California Department of Social Services’ Senior Care Licensing program oversees residential Memory Care in the city of San Jose and across the state. They do this with policy development and a schedule of inspections that enforce strict regulatory standards around care, food service, special programs and more. There is a regional office for this program in San Jose.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in San Jose

  • San Jose is a large and progressive city, and the local health care network reflects this. There are many fine area health care providers, with Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara and its Memory Clinic and the Stanford Health Care system ranked high for senior care. The nearby University of California San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences also has an acclaimed Memory and Aging Center. Seniors in San Jose enjoy a life expectancy of 80.8 years, higher than the national average
  • San Jose (and California) is famously car-dependent. Because traffic is so congested, public transportation options are widely available. Alternative transportation options for seniors living in San Jose include the R.Y.D.E. program, Paratransit Providers for seniors who require specialized travel equipment, and the Santa Clara County Transit Assistance Program (TAP) program, which provides assistance with public transit.
  • San Jose, like some other cities in California, is known for its higher cost of living, which is 49% higher than the national average. For Memory Care seniors, this is reflected in fairly high average monthly costs of $7,500 for residential care, higher by about 25% than the national average.
  • San Jose is warm and sunny year-round, part of the region’s charm for seniors and the rest of the population. The city gets an average of 17 inches of rain a year; by comparison, the U.S. average is 38 inches. Summer daytime high temperatures average 82 degrees F. During winter temperatures can go as low as 42 degrees, but there is usually no snow. Although California is known for periodic poor air quality, especially during wildfire season, San Jose generally has average air quality.
  • San Jose became a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in 2016 with a focus on housing, communication and civic participation. Surrounding Santa Clara County joined the Network in 2020. The Network is an international initiative aimed at making cities and communities around the world more senior-friendly through developments in design and architecture, social programs and other areas. 

Paying for Memory Care in San Jose

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.

The average monthly cost of Memory Care in San Jose, CA is $7,500. This is higher than both the state average of $6,562 and the national average of $5,625. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $7,500, the monthly average cost of Memory Care in San Jose is above the state average of $6,562 and well above the national average of $5,625. Elsewhere in the state, costs remain high relative to the average cost of $4,687 in neighboring state of Nevada. In San Diego, costs average $6,842 and in Sacramento $6,531. In the large urban center of Los Angeles, average monthly costs are $6,562. A much less expensive location for Memory Care in California is Fresno, where it averages $4,875 monthly.

$7500

San Jose

$6562

California

$5625

The United States

$4687

Nevada

$6842

San Diego

$6531

Sacramento

$6562

Los Angeles

$4875

Fresno

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Memory Care, which often involves specialized professional providers, does not come cheap. Nursing Home Care is more expensive in the San Jose area with monthly average costs of $11,863 for a semi-private room. Assisted living in a facility runs $6,000 monthly, while non-medical In-home Care and Home Health Care that involves more complex medical care both cost $7,102. The least expensive type of organized support for seniors is Adult Day Care which costs an average $1,820 monthly.

$7500

Memory Care

$7102

In-Home Care

$7102

Home Health Care

$1820

Adult Day Care

$6000

Assisted Living

$11863

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Jose

In San Jose, 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, 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 Memory Care Resources in San Jose

San Jose has numerous free resources for seniors and families affected by dementia. These include information specialists, legal and financial advisors, support groups and early-stage engagement programs to enhance the lives of seniors with Alzheimer’s and help their families make informed decisions regarding their care.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(310) 319-3222 

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program is an award-winning program that helps meet the medical, behavioral and social needs of those with dementia. Seniors obtain personalized care plans that begin with 90-minute evaluations. The program provides ongoing contact and support to make sure the care plan is implemented and adjusted as needed.

(844) 435-7259 

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is a regional nonprofit organization that serves seniors in Los Angeles County. Through this organization, local residents can participate in support groups, meet with dementia specialists and sign up for The Memory Club, an 8-week program that provides education and support for individuals and their care partners. The organization also has a helpline staffed with live agents who provide referrals for community-based resources.

(323) 309-8821 

The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24-hour helpline that provides callers with emotional support and information on community-based services and programs in Los Angeles County. The local chapter also facilitates in-person and virtual support groups and early-stage engagement programs, and it has online resources such as discussion boards, educational workshops and a community resource finder.

(800) 510-2020 

WDACS operates the local Area Agency on Aging, which provides free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over. Seniors and families can contact the AAA for expert financial and legal counseling, options counseling and information and referrals for community-based services and support groups. The AAA can also help older adults determine their eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, which can help them pay for residential memory care services.

(213) 383-4519 

The Center for Health Care Rights administers HICAP, which provides free information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Seniors and families can meet with advisors for help with understanding Medicare coverage, private Medicare options that may cover memory care expenses and Medicaid’s eligibility requirements. They can also help seniors file appeals for denied health care coverage for eligible services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Jose

San Jose 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