37 Memory Care Facilities near San Marcos, CA
There are 37 Memory Care Facilities in the San Marcos area, with 3 in San Marcos and 34 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in San Marcos is $4,865 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Vista with an average starting cost of $4,165.
To help you with your search, browse the 65 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Marcos. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Marcos 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in San Marcos, CA
34 Memory Care Facilities near San Marcos, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in San Marcos
San Marcos, California, is located in southern California and has about 96,000 residents, approximately 12 percent of whom are seniors 65 and older. This age group is the most vulnerable to develop dementia. In California, some 650,000 people have Alzheimer's disease and that number is growing. To provide the necessary services and support to these aging citizens, San Marcos has three memory care facilities, and there are over three dozen more in surrounding cities.
Memory care facilities in San Marcos and all of California are referred to as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. Some RCFEs have dedicated properties, and others are co-located with assisted living facilities.
- San Marcos's cost of living is 172.8, much higher than the national average of 100. It is driven by housing cost which may impact fees paid by memory care residents and their families.
- On a crime scale between one and 100, with a high score indicating more crime, San Marcos has a violent crime rate of 22.2 and a property crime rate of 28.4, compared to the U.S. averages of 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. Despite the lower crime rates here, when touring various memory care facilities, caregivers may want to discuss steps taken to ensure the safety of residents.
- On average, San Marcos gets 265 sunny days per year, much higher than the national average of 205. However, temperatures are moderate throughout the year. Summer highs in July average 84 degrees, while winter lows average 44 degrees. If memory care residents are offered supervised outdoor time, it's worth asking what precautions are taken to ensure they are protected from the sun.
- California has some of the highest taxes in the country. Income from retirement accounts and pensions are fully taxed, although Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from state income tax. This may be a consideration for family members considering a move to be closer to loved ones in San Marcos memory care facilities.
Paying for Memory Care in San Marcos
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in San Marcos start around $4,865 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 Marcos 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 Marcos
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 Marcos
San Marcos 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 Marcos, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the San Marcos Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Marcos
San Marcos-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.
Other Options in San Marcos, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Marcos
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