36 Memory Care Facilities in San Marcos, CA

Silvergate San Marcos

1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA
Silvergate San Marcos is located in a scenic residential neighborhood near Highway 78 with nearby access to many shopping, dining and cultural venues. Guests of the community give high marks for the caring and friendly staff, homelike envir... (read more)
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Mary Katherine's Home

2115 Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA
Owned and operated by a Register Nurse with nurses in all locations, Mary Katherine’s Homes operates a total of 4 locations in San Diego County, California. We offer a range of personalized Assisted Living senior services, including indepen... (read more)
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The Meridian at Lake San Marcos

1177 San Marino Drive, San Marcos, CA
The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is an assisted living, independent living and memory care community located less than four miles from downtown San Marcos, California, near Lake San Marcos. Studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are availabl... (read more)
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Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Blvd., Oceanside, CA
Brookdale Oceanside offers memory care and assisted living in the beautiful city of Oceanside, California. Residents and visitors give this community high marks for its cleanliness and a staff that is very nice, friendly and informative, an... (read more)
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Vista Gardens Memory Care

1863 Devon Place, Vista, CA
shazel: "We moved my uncle to Vista Gardens from another memory care unit. Immediately we knew we had made the right decision with the selection of Vista Gardens. Dr. Dupont made us feel welcome and informed from our first visit. The atmosphere a... (read more)
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2017, 2018, 2019

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E Bobier Dr, Vista, CA
Pacifica Senior Living Vista is located near Guajome Regional Park in Vista, California. Residents appreciate the social events scheduled by the staff, sing-a-longs and church services. Positive reviews often mention the high quality of foo... (read more)
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Westmont Town Court

500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA
Westmont Town Court is located in the middle of downtown Escondido, California, with entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities nearby. This assisted living community earns high marks from residents and family members for its large ro... (read more)
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Redwood Terrace

710 13th Avenue, Escondido, CA
Redwood Terrace of Escondido, California is conveniently located near I-15 and in walking distance from the shopping, dining and entertainment options of downtown. Loved ones and residents are drawn to the facility's tiered levels of assist... (read more)
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Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway South, Escondido, CA
Oakmont of Escondido Hills is a luxury senior living community in Escondido, California. Residents comment on the accommodating and friendly staff, and family members highlight the modern, comfortable rooms. Food served is kept to a high, n... (read more)
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Sunrise at La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA
Sunrise at La Costa is located in Carlsbad, California, and provides assisted living options and memory care for seniors. This facility receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for a very pretty facility that has a homey envi... (read more)
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2013, 2014, 2018

Brookdale Carlsbad

3140 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA
Brookdale Carlsbad is located in the city of Carlsbad, California, near shopping, restaurants and beautiful beaches. This facility provides assisted living services and memory care for seniors and allows small pets to reside with their owne... (read more)
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2015, 2016

Felicita Vida Senior Living

930 Monticello Drive, Escondido, CA
Felicita Vida Senior Living in Escondido, California, is touted by residents as being a clean and well-maintained facility. Residents like that there is a snack room with available treats in it at all times of the day, so they can get somet... (read more)
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Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Ave, Escondido, CA
Pacifica Senior Living Escondido is located 30 miles northeast of San Diego, California, on 4 acres of land within a quiet residential neighborhood. Residents love this well-kept green space, with trees, trails and lots of birds. Rooms have... (read more)
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Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA
Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside is situated in Oceanside, California in a family-friendly neighborhood with greenery on all sides. Visitors are delighted by the facility's central, convenient location which allows for frequent visits to th... (read more)
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Casa Aldea Senior Living

14740 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA
Every day at Casa Aldea Senior Living, we integrate wellness into the “living” part of senior living. Enhance your interests and expand your horizons. What makes Casa Aldea stand apart is our passion for our residents. We offer a stimulatin... (read more)
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Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea

3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea, CA
The beautifully appointed senior living community of Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea, California provides an exceptional level of service and support for independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer's residents. Nestled in t... (read more)
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The Manse

2354 Watson Way, Vista, CA
The Manse is located in Vista, California, in a beautiful residential neighborhood in North San Diego County, with convenient access to several shopping centers. Visitors to the facility note its well-trained, caring staff and the spacious ... (read more)
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Olivenhain Guest Home for Memory Care!

350 Cole Ranch Road, Encinitas, CA
Lana B.: "My mother has been at Olivenhain for over 7 months. We have been with her their daily to visit and help her adjust. The staff is far beyond caring and the homelike atmosphere is so much better than the larger institutions that I have visit... (read more)
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Vista Del Lago

1817 Avenida del Diablo, Escondido, CA
daughter-in-love: "My mother couldn't be happier at Vista Del Lago! She loves the food, the friends, and all the wonderful people who work there. There is always something to do for every level of memory. :) She is exactly where she needs to be at this point... (read more)
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Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA
Bright and cheerful, Las Villas Del Norte is known by visitors for its professional and helpful staff. Located near the high school in Escondido, California, this facility offers a helping hand with day-to-day tasks such as dressing, bathin... (read more)
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2015, 2016

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At A Glance

There are 36 Memory Care communities in the city and surrounding area to choose from, with an average cost of $4,212 per month.

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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

Cities in California

$5,800.00 Encinitas
$5,344.00 Carlsbad
$4,865.00 San Marcos
$4,723.00 US
$4,570.00 Escondido
$4,561.00 Oceanside
$4,350.00 Fallbrook
$3,611.00 Vista

Memory Care costs in San Marcos start around $4,865 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,723 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 an assisted living 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.

Memory Care Facilities in San Marcos

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Marcos

San Marcos-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.